I hear you about observance for lent. I'm too am trying to read the bible daily and also cutting down on certain expenses in the house this lent.
I don't observe Lent personally, but eating healthily, exercising regularly and refraining from over-spending are things I commit to on a daily basis, all year long.
I think committing to doing or not doing something for 40 days is a great way to establish good habits that stick.I think your choices were great!
While I don't practice Lent specifically, our church does start the year with a 21 day challenge -- this year it included reading all four gospels in a week. It's great to cut back on self-focus and remind ourselves to focus on those things important to God. Blessings to you this Easter season.
Good for you! I definitely wouldn't mind cut down on some of these things, health-wise. But it's great you're taking your faith as a follower of Jesus.