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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Plan

As I mentioned before, I think the key is dedication and having a plan. But if they plan does not work for you, then it will not work. Here is my plan:

Food:
1. Follow Allie's Blog for ideas and inspiration.
2. I have recently subscribed to eMeals. It's not absolutely necessary but I really like it because I always have a plan for dinner even if I did not plan ahead. Once again, the plan must work for you and this works for me. I will be doing the Clean Eating plan since it only uses natural ingredients. My goal is to have an answer every time Jon (my husband) asks, "What are we eating for dinner?" (My usual answers being, "I don't know know." or "Let's order a pizza." or even, "Hamburger Helper.")
3. Buy a large freezer.
4. Plan and pre-portion meals so that I can easily grab something and heat it up without staring at a cupboard full of food wondering what I'm going to do with it and then deciding to go to Taco Bell. In case you haven't noticed, I'm very lazy when it comes to food prep, especially when I am hungry.

Exercise:
1. Start small. I don't want to change too much too quickly because I am more likely to fail. I need to start slowly and stick to it.
2. Enlist he help of my friend Ed. He tells me how much to run each week and I will dedicate to running that much.
3. Strength training 2-3 times a week. Once again, starting out small.
4. Train for a 5K. I need a goal to work towards.

Other:
1. Get organized. This will be a long process. I have found great inspiration through The Nest Effect.
2. Get out of debt and get back on track financially. Dave Ramsey is a huge inspiration in that department. When my husband and I were doing the baby steps, we paid off so much debt and saved so much money. We also had fun working together.

Most importantly:
Be a good mom to my daughter and set an example for her. I refuse to tell her she has to eat healthy while I am not.

With all of these resources and help, I know I can do it.

1 comment:

  1. - Eek! I better start posting more often then! I've been very lazy with that lately, since my main focus recently has been on pastry and not on food-food. :)
    - I've never tasted hamburger helper. One of these days, I'm going to have to cave and try it. Just to see why everyone eats it.
    - There is no such thing as a "bad" food. Only in large quantities do foods become bad. And even then, I guess, it's not the food; it's the habits surrounding them.
    - There are a lot of weird ways you can introduce more exercise into your life (and I know a lot of them because I can do them behind my doctors' backs and not get in trouble), so look into some of those. For example, I recently started doing all my laundry without a washing machine. It's a crazy intense workout.
    - If you need more books on home organization and whatnot, I have a bunch of those types of things that you can borrow. The primary focus of them is natural cleaning, but there's a lot of other good information too.

    And, lastly: you can do this! (rah-rah-rah? I was never a cheerleader so not sure).

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