We are moving this week. The last time we moved was across the country, and it was easier than moving locally. There is no gray area moving across the country. You pack what you can in a suitcase or two, ship a box of cooking/eating supplies, and get on a plane. This local move has us in a geographic purgatory, stuck between two apartments, not fully living in either, sleeping in one but doing laundry in the other. It's happening during a very busy month for me professionally with multiple workshops plus travel and family events. It was already testing me when this happened: a flat tire.
Funny enough, I didn't just have one flat tire experience, but two over a twenty-four hour period. The mantra for this move has become: I accept. It's one I also use when driving in LA traffic.
One thing that is not contributing to my stress is wondering where my next meal is coming from. As we do every week, Sunday we planned our meals for the week, less elaborate this week than most. Brian hit the farmers market, I went to the grocery store, and the fridge is stocked. I know exactly what we are having each night for dinner, which always includes a big green salad and a lean protein. Because we cook once and eat twice, I also know what I am having for lunch most days. I am prone to emotional eating, especially when untethered as I am now. Meal planning helps prevent that and it ensures that what I am eating makes me feel good and gives me sustained energy for this massive transition.
This Saturday, April 25, I am teaching a Meal Planning workshop at the Borchard Community Center in Newbury Park, California. Registration is open to everyone, just go here and type "meal planning" into the search bar. It's only $20 and it's going to teach you how to plan meals, shop for those meals and even create those meals. You will walk out of there with your own weekly meal plan. If you don't live in Ventura County, stay tuned as I will be offering it as a webinar later this year.
I'll be back next Tuesday with another recipe. In the meantime, if you are in the area, I'd love to see you at my Meal Planning workshop! Also, I'd love to hear your meal planning strategies in the Comments below.
In good health,