I hate meal planning. I think after being a Foods teacher for five years I just became burnt out with making extensive grocery lists constantly. I thought if I saved the links to recipes I use often and type up a grocery list then I can reuse the information in the future. Why reinvent the wheel?
Since the start of the year I have really made an effort to establish better habits for a couple of reasons. One, I have a lot of areas of improvement to work on. Since I am a few months away from my 30s I have noticed that my metabolism is drastically slowing down and my problem areas are increasing in number. Secondly, I just need to start being a more responsible adult because if I don’t start these habits now when will I? Lastly, I have a lot of time on my hands. I have no baby to take care of and all my friends have babies and/or are pregnant so my social life has slowed considerably.
I have found that introducing one new healthy habit a month has worked for me because I can just focus for four weeks on incorporating that one new habit and by the end of the month I don’t really need to think about it any more . . . a healthy habit has formed.