My “BIG” New Years Resolution is to my family on a healthier track, meaning eating healthier and being more active. My first step in my resolution is to cut down on processed foods. I usually don’t make resolutions, but since I feel the need for a serious change, and new years is here I will call it that. Unfortunately, when I was pregnant with Ryland I had some serious morning sickness and later in pregnancy had serious back pain so we relied on processed foods more than I would like to admit. Then, once Ryland was born even though I stuffed my freezer full of food we were still eating lots of JUNK!
I stumbled upon this amazing website, plantoeat.com. I am a firm believer in meal planing and this website takes it to a whole new level. You are able to input your favorite recipes, plan out every meal/snack, and print out a shopping list for everything you need to make everything on your plan! The shopping list is my big selling point with this website. Taking the time to compile a shopping list is a lot of work, and if I don’t have a shopping list to stick to I come home with a ton of junk to eat, and food that I forget about and end up having to throw away at some point. Talk about a waste of money.
The big thing to remember about resolutions, or honestly any big life change, is that is a work in progress. Nothing happens overnight. If I have a bad day where I end up eating nothing but fast food doesn’t mean I’m going to give up, it means I’m going to work harder the next day. Hell, The first day I had planned to start my resolution (yesterday) we last-minute spend over 5 hours in the car. It really isn’t my finest moment to say we at breakfast at McDonalds and had more than one venti Starbucks drink on our drive but that’s real life. Things come up, stuff happens, but we move on and get over it.
I wish you all the best on your New Years Resolutions and hope you all remember to “Keep moving forward!”
…. and yes we did just watch Meet the Robinsons!