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The challenge, second week: all setup

So, I decided to Get Prepared. I started the second week, with a thorough plan. No more improvising groceries. No more thoughts about outfits. So, I made a change, starting with groceries. One of the reasons why I always end up going to the grocery store three(!) times, is because I think of a recipe I want to cook. Then, I tend to forget half of the groceries. And afterwards, I add a desert to the menu. And guess what, then I need to get those ingredients… Again. This time, I was going to do it differently. I found two great recipes: a lentil salad and a South African meatloaf dish. And, I decided to order my groceries. Ordering online is lovely, because you actually can use the search box to find ingredients. No more strolling through the supermarket. Oh, and if they don’t have an ingredient, you can just google ‘replacement for…’ So, my online grocery basket was filled. Took me only 15 mins. The biggest challenge was to be home at the time …

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30 day Challenge: week 1 – point zero

The first week of my May 30 days challenge! To know what the outcome is, I needed real confrontation first. A summary of a week without planning… So, Food. The weekend started with checking out what was still in the fridge. I made a salad of all leftovers. Sunday I actually woke up to Jamie’s 30 minute meals on TV, which inspired me to make his sweet potato mash with broccoli and panga filet. Of course, in the weekend I had enough time to do the grocery shopping (Exhibit A) the same day.

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30 day Challenge: Be prepared!

Aim higher. Constantly. That is something in my DNA. And what better way than to live by the wise words “motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going”? I have to confess. I am not a natural planner. I usually live by the day. And I usually believe that the stuff that is in my head, prioritizes itself. The upside of that, is that you act like your mood is, and your day can take turns you’d never expected. You always appear to have time. The downside is, you always feel like you’re behind schedule. And frankly, you are. Quite an improvement was already made by using my little Moleskin books, in which I now write down every day what I want to do the next. This gives me more overview. For this 30 day challenge, I want to go one step further. I want to ensure each week that on Sunday, I prepare the next week. Not just in my calendar overview, but also in what I will wear the …