Self-confidence and organization through nutrition!
Getting started with any of the following: nutrition, spirituality, fitness, volunteering, or beauty will automatically force you to get organized because you’ll love your hobby you’ll naturally arrange your day differently.
Today we see how starting your road to nutrition begins a trickle effect on all parts of your life.
Nutrition will obviously get you to look at your meals which means planning and executing them! So why not do it right? Take a moment to think about your week and see what days you’ll be making meals, leftover days, and the days you’ll eat out. Then, finally, planning dia de la compra or day to do the shop. If you keep this up for 6 weeks it should be well on it’s way to becoming a habit. But honestly, celebrate one week at a time. It's fun to see what you can come up with and get the entire family involved plus you can give yourself a pat on the back for doing something that you thought you couldn't do! Check for self-confidence. Check for getting organized and Check for taking care of your health! Double-check with stars if you kept it up for 6 weeks!
Here is an example of how to look at how a benchmark goal is written up:
Goal: Prepare and eat 4 nutritious meals a week following recipes from XYZ website/book
Currently: I cook 7 regular meals without looking at calories, fat or any nutritional factor.
Benchmark Week 1:
a. I will plan ONE nutritious meal this week. I chose Monday.
b. I will do my shop on Saturday before noon by looking at 1 recipe from XYZ website and shop on Saturday after lunch.
c. On Sunday, I will prepare Monday’s prep (chopping ingredients, etc)
Benchmark Week 2:
a. I will plan TWO nutritious meals this week. I chose Monday and Wednesday.
b. Tuesday and Thursday will be leftover days
c. I will plan my shop on Saturday before noon by looking at 2 recipes from XYZ website
d. I will shop on Saturday after lunch for Monday and possibly Wednesdays meal
e. On Sunday, I will prepare Monday’s meal by chopping ingredients and storing.
f. I will make a list of things I may need for one more recipe and shop for it on Tuesday evening to make for Wednesday dinner. **Only for those that don't like to keep too much in the fridge.
Notice the detail in each of the benchmark. I can even add exactly where I will keep my shopping list in order not to lose track. I would put this in my calendar with a reminder on Friday evening so I can mentally prepare for Saturday.
I hope this break down helped. Don't hesitate to contact me for a consultation if you're having trouble breaking down your goals. I'll be posting other examples soon!
Have a nutritious week!
Behavior Analyst and Personal Life Coach. Changing behavior one step at a time. Keeping things simple because it's easier that way.