Hey everyone! Sorry it's been a while since I last posted. It's been a crazy week and a half! I created my first lesson plan of the semester, which I will share about later this week.
I wanted to update you on the challenges I have been partaking in during this past month.
Well, tomorrow marks the last day of my February sugar challenge. Let me tell you... it has not been easy. Having such a big sweet tooth made this challenge harder. Plus, I received chocolates for Valentine's Day and when we went grocery shopping Cody wanted some sweet snacky foods like cookies and cream pies. I won't lie, I did give in to my sweet tooth sometimes. However, I have realized that I have been more conscientious about the sweets I'm eating and have not been eating large amounts. When I finished up grocery shopping last week, I made sure to get more fruit, yogurt, and some snacks like flavored mini rice cakes. I plan to continue to tackle my sweet tooth and limit how much I intake.
As for my Lent challenge, I am doing really well! I have not logged in to Facebook or Pinterest since this challenge started two weeks ago. I have not read any blogs either. For Facebook, I couldn't figure out how to take the notifications off my phone, so whenever I get one sent to my phone I just clear it away and don't think about it. Now, don't get me wrong. There are times when I want to get on and check things, especially when I find out a friend of mine just got engaged and I want to tell her congratulations. Yesterday was kind of hard because I was at work with no tasks and little homework and wanted something to do, but I did not give in. I know that this challenge is helping in the long-run. It has helped me realize how much time I spend on these sites and how much I truly don't need to rely on it.
For March, I will continue my Lent challenge as the Lenten season does not end until March 29th. I also hope to read another free reading book to share with you all and give a book review. If you would like, I can share the title with you before I begin reading and you can read with me and comment on the book review.

How are your resolutions going?

 
 
Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season. I mentioned in my Challenges post that I would be completing a Lent challenge. Social media is at the center of many people's lives. I feel it has become too prominent and time could be spent in other aspects of life, such as free reading, following the news, spending quality time with family and friends, and just not using it to procrastinate any longer. It's time to take a step back from all these social media and e
This challenge involves no Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter (if I used my account), and blog reading. The exceptions are my email and updating my blog to share with all of you the journey through these 40 days.
In the mornings when I would normally get on Facebook and Pinterest, I plan to take that time and open up my Bible. This was a challenge I haven't been good at so far this year, but hopefully this Lent challenge will help me with that.
What social media sites do you use?
Do you feel you spend a lot of time on sites like Facebook? Not much at all?
Are you giving anything up for Lent, or even adding something to your day?