(WVUE) - After New Year's, New Orleanians get a second shot when it comes to general improvement of the self every year.
It's what you might call the bonus (or curse?) of celebrating Carnival in a deeply Catholic city.
It's called Lent.
And what started as a rejection of earthly pleasures to seek the divine has become a grab bag for false-started New Year's resolutions.
While folks who don't observe Lent aim to keep up a year-long commitment thanks to those pesky resolutions, some of us only have to stick it out for 40 days. Score!
But can you do it in a city dedicated to debauchery?
Keep an eye out for these five bumps on your path to progress.