So I didn't figure this out until around midnight last night. Clearly missing the entire first day of Lent. But I am pretty sure God doesn't care. So it's all peachy.
For Lent, I am giving nothing up. I thought about giving up caffeine, something I have done before with success. But I know that the next month is going to bring a LOT of stress. And I know myself enough to realize I will pick a Diet Coke more often than not. It's something I will work on this summer.
So this year, I am going to add something into my life. I am going to exercise. For a minimum of 15 minutes. Every day. And my 30 minute dog walks do not count.
I know that sounds like nothing to most of y'all. But for me, that's a big step. I hate exercise. Loathe it. So I am going to make an effort to be consistent, more than anything else, during the next 39 days. And hopefully, those minutes spent moving my body will remind me to talk to God more. In fact, I'm fairly certain we will chat it up the entire time.
Wish me luck. Now that I see it in writing, I'm thinking the Diet Coke challenge might be easier.