I am a single parent to a 4 year old girl and live with her in Canada. I love working out and have lost over 45 lbs over time. I would love to share what I have learned and all the things that have worked for me over time.
Well for some of us we need and thrive on a schedule, for many others it's just a hard thing to do. Maybe you make a schedule, but you feel like you are not being the most effective throughout the day. Most people can make a schedule or a plan, but it might not be the most effective way to go through your day. Making an effective schedule is something else all together. I find that I need a schedule, a to-do list, something that gives me task that I need to accomplish and something to bring scrutcure to my day. When I was laid off the first time during the pandemic, I didn't really make a schedule. And I found that the days just blended together. I also felt like I came out of the 2 months wondering what I did with all that time and feeling like I had wasted an opportunity. So going into it for the second time I made sure that I was going to do things differently to make use of my time.
Dear Donald I understand that I am just a Canadian single mother and that you might not care about my opinion. Though I'm sure you don't care about anyone else's opinion but your own. Given that you were the leader of what is to be one of the greatest countries of the world, your actions affect not just yourself, your family or your country but the world.
What is my cozy corner? When I first asked myself this question I did not really know my answer. But after a day I realized that my couch and table is the place that I spend the most time. It has been my bed, my desk and my table along with many other things.
Do you make the same resolutions every year, but never actually accomplish them. If you are, you are not alone. So if you want to make things happen and change then you have to do something different. One problem is that people make too broad a resolutions and not specific enough. They also make them at the start of the year and then don't think about them until the end of the year when people are asking you if you accomplished them. So here are some great and easy things you can do to make this year great and accomplish your goals.
The greatest thing that you can do to save money is to find ways to use your leftovers in different ways. That way you are not throwing out any food and you don't just have to eat the same thing over and over again. Chicken is a great meat for you. Maybe you just have left over chicken from making something else. Or you can get a whole chicken and make many different recipes. If you are a costco member then you can get a whole cooked chicken for less than $10 depending on where you live. Here are 10 different ways that you can use your chicken.
I think we can all agree that we are happy that 2020 is over and that 2021 is finally here. I felt this year while it had it's ups and downs, just felt so long. I at one point felt like it was never going to end. Every new years I think everyone makes their resolutions for the new year. But 80% of resolutions fail. And if you were like me I usually made the sale resolutions every year telling myself that this year would be different, that I would make it happen and this would be my year. Only to at some point get discouraged and lose my focus. I know that if you keep doing the same thing and hoping for a different resolute that you will get nowhere and that is insane. So I am determined to do something different and hope for a better resolute. If you don't like your life then it is up to you to change it. There is no magic fairy that is going to come and change it for you. You have to do it and you have to make it happen. So this year I am setting goals and intentions for my year. The main difference for me between goals and resolutions is that goals should be measurable and specific.
I am a person that loves a plan. So I have always meal planned. I know that for some it is not that easy. It can be overwhelming as to where to start. Don't let yourself get overwhelmed with what to do, how to do it or where to start.
As we go into another year I know that I a lot of people will be looking at their life and making new goals. And a lot of the new goals will be to lose weight or to get healthy. I use to be one of those people every year saying that I would finally do it and finally get the weight off. But it didn't happen and at the end of every year I would end up either in the same place that I was or even heavier. But then finally I got sick and tired of being sick and tired. They are right saying that you have to reach your breaking point and get to a place where you will put yourself first and get serious about getting healthy. I got serious about my own health, wanting to be healthy for my daughter and to be able to be around for her for a long time. I am a single parent so I am aware of just how hard that it can be to find the time. But here are some small things that I did that made a large difference and made it able so that I could lose weight and keep it off.