I'm certainly not abandoning chocolate, ice cream, or any of those other good things. Not this February and March, no sir.
Alcohol would be an easy sacrifice until mid-March, but after that... no. Going more than nine months with only a few celebratory glasses of wine (yes, I did) means I'm treating myself to a big, fat, postpartum margarita. No, I'm not at all concerned about imbibing while nursing. It's not like I'll be doing shots! But giving up alcohol wouldn't count for much over the next 20-ish days anyway.
Now does not seem the right time to start regularly exercising. And in spite of my undeniable sweet tooth, I've actually eaten pretty wholesome, nutritious food over the past year. So healthy resolutions are out.
Everything else seems impossible to stick to after Baby's arrival...
I could try to do the dishes every day, but that's probably laughable after arriving home from the hospital. Ditto things like "get more sleep" and "straighten my hair." And even "go to Mass every Sunday." Somehow I don't see a lot of Mass-going in the immediate future.
Maybe it should just be something simple like "Don't stress." That's also probably impossible, but it's a goal that's good from now until Easter.
What are you giving up for Lent?
Thanks to Joanna for a good laugh :)