My top 2 time saving tools…
If you caught my blog last week about taking a self-care sabbatical, then you know I’m in a time crunch of sorts with so much on my plate this month.
One of the major adjustments I’ve made throughout my health journey is making sure that no matter how much is going on in life and around me, my health has to come first.
To me, that means making sure my body gets nutritious food at every meal, being asleep by 10pm at least 5 nights a week, getting outside and moving my body for at least 30 minutes a day and doing at least 5 minutes of meditation daily to stay sane.
But all of that takes time, right?
It’s not always easy making sure my health comes first. I can get caught up with work, distracted by life and make up a million excuses as to why I can’t do something just as easily as the next person.
And I only have 24 hours in a day, just like everyone else.
In the grand scheme of things, food shopping and prepping are huge time sucks for me. Hours can be lost between writing a menu plan for the week, driving to the grocery store and back, actually doing the grocery shopping (especially if it’s busy) AND then the cooking!
I ain’t got time for that!
So this week’s video and blog I’m sharing with you two of my favorite tools that help me maximize my time AND maintain the healthy eating habits that support my body when I’m super busy.
Having the right resources and support makes putting me first easier.
The first time saving tool I discovered on my health journey that was the ultimate game changer in regards to menu planning, Real Plans.
Real Plans literally takes the thinking out of menu planning for me each week.
This is a 100% customizable tool to fit all of your menu planning needs. When you set up your account you personalize your dietary needs (such as Paleo, AIP, Whole30, etc.), how many recipes you want per week, how much time you want to spend cooking each day and how many servings you want to make.
Then, each week Real Plans sends you recipes according to your specs and where you live for seasonal availability of ingredients!
Not only does it send you recipes, but it also provides you with a grocery list based on the exact amount of each ingredient you need, organized by sections of the grocery store and available on your phone to making shopping quick and easy.
Some of my all-time favorite recipes from Real Plans include carnitas with carrot-lime slaw, mint lamb burgers and faux-mato bolognese sauce with spaghetti squash.
Just when I thought food shopping and menu planning couldn’t get any easier, I discovered time saving tool #2 – Instacart
Instacart may not be available in your area, but if it is it’s SO worth it!
This is a specialty grocery store delivery service for places such as Whole Foods, Costco, Ralphs, Gelson’s and a bunch of other places with delivery fees starting as low as $5.99.
Using these two tools saves me a ton of time every week so I can focus on work, sleep, exercise, meditation or anything else that pops up in life.
Time is something I can’t make more of, so my time is worth money. The more I free up my time to take care of myself, the better work I do and the more available I can be for my loved ones.
It’s easy to get stuck in your routine, living on autopilot and, as a result, feeling cornered when it comes to your health.
When you feel stuck, ask yourself “what resources or support do I need?” in order to make your health a priority.
The answer could be as simple as implementing one of the tools I’ve shared today, hiring a house cleaner or a babysitter once a week, or having a simple conversation with a loved one to get the resources and support you need to make your health a priority.
If you need any 1:1 support in finding the missing pieces to your health puzzle along with the resources and support you need so you can get back to feeling like yourself again, please feel free to schedule a complimentary Ideal Health & Weight Discovery Session with me here today!