By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, Until you return to the ground, from which you were taken; For you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Genesis 3:13
Start the Lenten season with a renewed focus on prayer with these resources that offer suggestions for observing Lent.
Pope Francis's Lenten message for 2016 at w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/lent/documents/papafrancesco
Lenten Prayer at http://www.usccb.org
Lent Calendar at http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lend/upload/lent-2016-calendar.pdf
Fasting: On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday ~ all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obligated to fast, which means limiting yourself to one full meal.
Abstinence: On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday ~ and all Fridays during Lent, all Catholics who have reached their 14th year are obligated to abstain from eating meat.