Each night when I clean up after dinner, I make sure that I have things underway for the next night's dinner. I make sure that I know what I am planning to make and I double check that I have all ingredients. If something needs to be taken out and defrosted, I get that done.
Get an audiobook from the library or from audible.com and save it for when you walk or run. I like mysteries and I let myself listen only when I exercise. If I want to keep listening, I have to keep walking.