After my indulgences at the weekend, it was going to be an easy decision to think about giving up chocolate for Lent. Lent starts today Wednesday 1st March and runs to 13th April 2017. I do enjoy chocolate and whilst I don’t eat it every day, when I get a craving for something sweet, then there’s not much that can stop me from eating chocolate. It does feature in my life at least three or four times a week. Even just writing this down, I know I’m going to want to eat some chocolate soon, and it’s going to take some willpower to resist.
Chocolate is definitely one of my vices, and I may have to admit to having a few, but I had to choose the one thing to give up that would challenge me for the 40 days. It’s only 40 days right! I can do this!
I am partnering my giving up for chocolate for Lent with Christian Aid. You can read more about their Give It Up For Lent campaign here and if you would like to support my chocolate abstinence, you can do so here. Christian Aid aim to end poverty by responding to emergency situation, to fighting gender equality.
I have a couple of reasons for choosing chocolate to give up for Lent. A big reason is to cut the amount of sugar from my diet. With the training I am undertaking for my 22 mile trek this Summer, I also want to be able to reduce my body fat and lose a few pounds. Not eating so much chocolate will certainly help this along side the exercise.
Before the trek however I have a long weekend to Majorca to look forward to with the girls as part of our 40th birthday celebrations. Losing chocolate out of my diet for a big portion of the build up to the holiday will hopefully help reduce the overall cravings and make me look a bit better in my swimsuit.
I will keep everyone up to date with how I’m getting on via social media over the next 40 days. Are you giving up anything for Lent? If so what are you giving up?