Friday, March 29, 2013
All this week I have been thinking about what my biggest stumbling blocks are on this journey. Here's my mental list!
Unprepared. There are so many times my house is low or lacking fresh fruits and veggies.
Organized. When even the the minor things in my life are unorganized...I tend to get very overwelmed. For me overwelmed = anxiety= eating = calming me down and comfort.
Meal plans/prep this would be the big one for me. I LOVE convenient meals. I always want to buy the frozen prepackage meals cause they are just so simple and fast.
Those would be the 3 main things that get me and I tend to not be CONSISTENT with them.
So how do I fix it?
Well I figured everybody loves a clean organized home without clutter. I don't know about anybody else I notice when everything is clean and organized it affects my eating and it just makes me feel better about myself. I view my home as a reflection of me. Anyways I'm going to do one room at a time. Get the junk out of my closets so I can actually use them and scrub every room from top to bottom. Need to get things out of my house that don't work anymore like treadmill that takes up bunch of space in my bedroom. Everyday I manage to run into it or kick it. So why in the world have I not trashed this thing? Lol call it laziness...I don't know. I think once my house is organized and has had a major cleaning....that stressor will be relieved. Why do we wait and let all these stupid stressors build like a stupid broken treadmill that I run into everyday. With meal prep...I found some videos on YouTube that talk about freezing your own meals like the "healthy choice" and other brands you can get but these are much better and cheaper. I have a regular freezer and a deep freezer and it hit me. Load up on freezer containers and weekly make my family's meals. I can portion out everything ahead of time. I just see so many positives to doing this. It is worth a try. I don't know but the saying "you can't change what you don't acknologe" keeps popping in my head. I know I'm usually tired with being a student wife and a mother of two toddlers and I don't have time or energy to cook for hours. On Sundays I could spend the day doing the meals. My kids always want the frozen kid dinners why not do it myself and make it healthier. I just think my whole family will benefit anyways I am doing this next week so will post a blog on how it works for me.