Going grocery shopping instead of my husband sounded like a really good idea until I sat down with a calendar and tried to find the time to do it. I pretty much narrowed it down to Monday nights after worship practice at church. That would mean I’d be at the supermarket around 7:30pm and probably home around 9pm. Ugh. Not a fan of that idea. So my husband and I have come up with a bit of a compromise. He’ll still do the majority of the grocery shopping; but I’ll have a smaller, separate list of my own. So I can be in charge of buying the items that I’m a bit more picky about, like the cereal and the snacks. That fifteen minute stop at the grocery store will be much easier for me to fit into my work-week.
However, if I start to find stashes of cookies and chocolate hidden around the house, I’ll know that it’s time to take over the grocery shopping completely. 🙂
I think that having healthier options around the house will be a good start into our healthier-eating journey! You can’t eat what you don’t have. I do still need to watch the husband though. Just last night, he tried adding half a stick of butter to his Annie’s mac’n cheese. I grabbed the butter right out of his hands and ran. No lie. It was like exercise and a lesson in what-not-to-eat all rolled into one. 😉 (It’s a good thing that Nate loves me!).
As for my plan, I’ve decided to start this month, because we really do have plenty of days left in August. Why wait until September?
I think Nate needs a bit more time to get excited about this whole idea, so I’m choosing something simple… and something that he’s already good at. Drinking water. I’m still lacking when it comes to drinking enough water throughout the day, but Nate guzzles it as though it were going out of style.
So August’s food goal: Substitute water for other beverages whenever possible, and drink one glass of water with every meal.
August’s exercise goal: Get moving! Be active for at least 20 minutes, three days a week. (No distance goals this month. Just focusing on getting out there and moving more than I am. For me, this will probably include hiking, bike-riding, and walking. Still waiting on the jogging until September so that I can focus on the knee-strengthening exercises).
Soooo…. let the goals begin! 🙂