So here's the thing, I'm attempting several disciplines this year for discipline sake, so that when it comes to resisting spiritual and carnal temptations, I am discipline enough to resist and overcome.
1. Meal Plan: I signed up with a well known bikini pro to custom plan my meals. She has me eating 5 meals a day, all including some kind of protein and a whole bunch of vegetables. There are no carbs, sugar, gluten, fruit, or cheat days. It's a painful commitment to the end and the end comes in July when my brother gets married.
2. Nixing the booze: So if all that wasn't enough to cut out of my consumption, I cut out alcohol for the whole entire year. That means, even at my birthday and my brother's wedding, I am going to resist the all-consuming temptation to down a few glasses. I really wanted this year to be a year of spiritual growth and I want to be fully awake and aware of all the changes that will occur spiritually, physically and mentally. Not that if I wasn't abstaining from alcohol, I would be looking at my life through a drunken haze most of my days, but its the posture of focus and attention I want to evoke.
3. Word: Reading and meditating daily hasn't been any where near what I want or need, but I want to read the Bible and pray as much as I can this year. I have this eery suspicion that I'm gonna need it. (biting my nails)
4. Reflection and Remembering: I'm part of a 15 month group that reflects on various parts of my past and how I think about the world. Then a part of that 15 month is a 40 days of Love, which I am a little afraid to know what it entails, but that's where the discipline comes in (along with all this blogging and thinking I made to do :p)