(The Scene: Picture Drill Sergeant Kat pacing back and forth, hands clasped behind her back, addressing you from a stage on a hot spring day as you sit in your Ninja costumes, blazing hot and hoping she’ll finish her monologue of mixed-metaphors soon…)
I have to say, I’m really proud of how hard you worked. You came in here as a pack of scrawny, nervous meal planning newbies and now you are a trained team of lean, mean, meal planning machines.
I know it wasn’t easy, but you committed yourselves and didn’t flinch, even in the face of grocery shopping with kids. That takes guts. Well done recruits…
…I officially pronounce you Meal Planning Ninjas. Wear that title proudly, teach the others and use your powers for good.
The Power of Automation
Just like with anything else, when you are able to automate one thing, it has a butterfly effect on the rest of your life. This one small improvement can free up your time so that you can begin to research healthier meals for your family. You are likely to actually use those recipes because you know exactly how to file them and you have a system for adding new recipes to your rotation.
That healthier eating might inspire healthier thinking and more movement. All of that can impact the long term health of you and your loved ones.
I know it seems like a really small thing, but your new automated system of meal planning could have a big impact on your family. I know it was hard work, but I hope it will prove to be more than worth it.
This isn’t farewell. (music softly plays in the background…”and friends are friends forever…”) I didn’t train you just to drop you. We are in this together, through thick and thin.
I will be posting regular check-ins to keep us all on track with meal planning this year. I haven’t decided if the check-ins will be weekly or monthly, on the blog or via social media. Feel free to share your ideas in the comments.
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