>My body is happy

>I’ve been abstaining from caffeine for three weeks. It’s been great! I love still being able to have coffee in the morning.. I think the simple ritual wakes me up more than the caffeine did. And when it comes to fountain drinks, the decision is a lot less stressful because there’s less to choose from! Haha. I feel more-clearheaded and awake for a bigger portion of the day, as opposed to a daily crash in the afternoon.

Like I mentioned before, I’m abstaining from sweets for Lent. I’ve been tempted quite a few times, with treats at small group and a “food day” at work welcoming our new janitor (yes, we love him that much!!). I have cravings, no doubt about it, but again, there is no stress in the decision about what to eat. I don’t use so many calories on foods I shouldn’t be eating, so I can use more towards good fats like almonds, peanut butter and olive oil. I can just eat more good food overall.

I’m interested to see how it will affect my fitness without being weighed down with all that junk. After Lent is over, I wonder how my body will react to sugar.

I feel like I have so much control over my body and food intake. I don’t feel a slave to my cravings and horrible habit of overindulging. I feel less bloated. I feel good. And the best part of any fast is the increase of intimacy with one’s relationship with God. When I have my other cravings in check, I am much better about not only fitting in my study/prayer time, but wanting to fit it in.

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Elizabeth

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One thought on “>My body is happy”

  1. >I love what you said about cutting out the sugar, and you feeling like you had so much more control over your eating!! I am the same way! But lately since my marathon, I have been eating lots of sweets, and it hasn't been good. Great reminder that I need to get back on track! So, my aim this week is to ask myself each time I get hungry, "Ok, what is the HEALTHIEST thing I can snack on right now??" Instead of thinking, "Oh, yeah, I can get away with that!" LOLAnd of course, reading your blogs is always spiritually uplifting too. Thanks for being a light! – Darcy

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