So it's that time of year again.
The time we decide what we are going to put a pause on doing for the next 40 days and then reward ourselves with copious amounts of chocolate on Easter morning.
Two years ago for lent I decided to give up sugar. This included any biscuits, junk food, chocolate and even my dear frosted flakes for breakfast!
This was a perfect example of me setting my standards too high for myself.
Five days in eating plain porridge for breakfast I finally caved. I went straight for the sugar puffs and a mug of coffee with my two sugars. I resumed to my daily routine of tea and biscuits...
You don't realise how difficult it is to drink tea without a digestive biscuit in the other hand until you try it!
At one stage I even found myself trying to satisfy the craving with a rice cake but that quickly ended when I accident dipped the rice cake into the tea out of pure habit!
Last year I set a more realistic goal of sacrificing chocolate alone for the lent period.
On day 24 Sassy made me a hot chocolate without thinking and the second that cocoa flavour passed my lips there was no going back. Just note that I did make it an entire 24 days without chocolate!
This year I have decided to do something slightly different... I have decided to take up doing something new instead. Starting today I am determined to post an inspirational or uplifting quote every day on the Twitter account.
For some added pressure I am awarding a free product of their choice to the first person to notify me if (when) I miss a day! Head over to our Twitter account to follow the challenge
Let us know what your lent promise is in the comments below!!!