Summer brings a lot of opportunity. The opportunity to work more hours, which can lead to more money. The opportunity to work on your tan, or sunburn, whichever happens to you personally.
Or if you’re like me, the opportunity to get your life a little more together.
Honestly, I started this blog for a class but had such kind responses that this was pretty therapeutic for me. So I’m going to remain vulnerable and keep doing this, hopefully more consistently.
I’ve definitely not worked out as much as I wanted to these past few weeks, but with my hours picking up as a waitress I’m hoping that my step count will make up for the lack of working out. I’m also hoping to get back to the gym, pool, or take more walks around my local lake.
My new favorite thing is to plan out my meals. I’ve decided this is necessary as I have a habit of constantly not using my groceries fast enough. This is a big struggle for me as it’s my first time living alone. I’ve figured out what I’m hoping will be a good plan for both eating healthy and using all of my groceries.
Starting with the actual grocery shopping this morning. Anyone that has ever even spoken to me knows that I love Hy-Vee, which is a Mid-West based grocery store. That being said, the Super Target near me has a great selection of food so I found myself there.
My shopping strategy is that for me to put something into my cart I have to be able to think of two things I can make with it. For example: my tortillas can be used for quesadillas and wraps. I ended up spending less than forty dollars, which is great for at least two weeks of food.
Now that I’m back at my house, the next step is to plan out my food. I like to search Pinterest for inspiration and then modify based on my ingredients and personal taste.
Next I like to use my planner to plan my work schedule and plan out my weekly menu. By putting my food and work schedules together I’m able to figure out if I’m going to be home for lunch, or if I’ll need something hearty to get me through the day.
My example here is that because I don’t work tomorrow I’m probably not going to get up and have a breakfast; I’ll probably just wait for lunch and then have a smoothie if I get hungry before dinner. So I’ve only planned two meals: pesto tomato macaroni for lunch and turkey lettuce bacon wrap for dinner.
I’m hoping that by planning out my meals I can stay accountable to my budget by not going out to eat as much, and stay accountable to my healthy meal plan.
I’ll definitely keep posting about my food and quest to get healthy. If you want to see what I’m eating daily check out my Instagram since I like to pretend I’m a foodie and usually capture my dinners on my story.
That’s all for now. I’m going to be posting more regularly hopefully so be sure to check back here next week for updates and don’t forget to follow me on all my platforms to watch me think I’m funny.