Sunday, February 10, 2013
So this weekend part of the weekend challenge is to create a new goal for ourselves. If I have learned nothing else from my teammates thus far I have learned the value of planning. Not only planning meals but planning in general. I have a very busy very hectic schedule that doesn't allow for alot of down time. The down time I do have I have noticed goes into that annoying "what do you want for dinner" question. I need to start planning my families meals so that it is laid out in black and white for everyone to see so that there is no question as to what is for dinner that night. I have tried this before but now that my marriage is severely struggling and I am pretty much raising my son on my own I realize just how important implementing this routine is going to become. I found that out the hard way last night when my son was feeling terrible and my husband refused to go out and get him some more pain medicine when I asked. I realized then that if I am to succeed I am going to have to find another way to work in my workouts while I am at school and my son is at school so that when I am home I am there for him 100% b/c my husband isn't going to do that for him and his biological father has very little to do with him. It's a tough thought but I know I can do it. So my challenge to myself is to lay out a menu every Sunday, do my couponing, plan shopping trips accordingly, and review ads online for the best deals on everything so that when I leave to go out shopping I know exactly what I need and won't spend nearly as much time in the grocery store, time that can be spent doing homework, writing papers or just hanging with my little man.