I am a chocoholic. It runs in the family, my Mum, Aunt, cousin, even my Godmother and her daughter – we are a big group of chocolate lovers.
A few years ago my Aunt and Uncle gave up chocolate for lent and I thought they were bonkers. Well now I’m about to tackle the same challenge. I rely on it far too much, seriously I eat it at least once every day, and it would be fun to see if I can make it through the 40 days without a taste of the good stuff.
It’s going to be tough, especially as I’m going skiing and love nothing more than a piping hot chocolate on the slopes.
As well as giving something up, I think it’s actually more important to take up something beneficial – whether that’s something good for you, or for others, it’s a nice way of remembering what Lent is actually all about, whether you celebrate or not. Amanda and I are going to take up giving blood, and we’re booking in for our first donation next week (not that she knows this yet).
I’m hoping that giving up chocolate will force me to think about what I’m snacking on rather than reaching for the 4pm Twirl or that dark chocolate and cup of tea that has become my standard evening wind down option.
Have you given or taken anything up for Lent?