Half a year ago today, while drunk from two glasses of white whine and the first french fries with mayo I'd had in months, I made the first post on this blog. I'd toyed with the idea ever since reading prof. Cordain's book. That was somewhere this time last year, so I'm also dubbing today my anniversary for finding out about the paleo diet.
This year has been full of bumps in the road. Because I started during summer vacation and I had all the time in the world it went smoothly for the first month.. I felt so great during that month I knew this would be for life- but then ehh... life happened. It was time to go back to school and it wasn't easy. I fell off the bandwagon, and let me tell you- I felt like pure crap, and still it took me quite some time to get it all back on the road.
Next time I fell off the wagon was when someone whose opinion I value greatly thought that perhaps it was all just a placebo effect.. doubts ate at me, and that was when I turned to the internet. Great things happened (aka MDA&Prof Devany) and everything was just peachy until I moved out of my mom's house...
At first my kitchen was a bit underequiped, infact, when I started this blog I didn't even own a fridge.. funny enough, that wasn't the major stumble block I phased this time- nono. It was the shock of finding that toilet paper didn't magically replace itself and clothes and pans wouldn't wash themselves... And no, I wasn't horribly spoiled- I did my own laundry etc. at my mom's house and had done most of the cooking+shopping for a couple months.. but now there was just no one to pick up the slack when I got caught up in more interesting things.
For me the one sure-fire way to wreck my diet is not planning anything for breakfast or lunch the next day, (which is just never ever going to happen consistently and that's fine), then waking up on said day and finding my kitchen a horrible, horrible mess. Depending on how grouchy and stressed I am and wether or not I tripped over things on my way out of the bathroom, there's a chance I'll just throw my hands into the air and opt for buying a sandwhich on my way too school instead.
So, back to the title of this post... Most important tip I can give you; get a game plan for keeping your house liveable. For some of you this tip might be useless, most probably already have a game plan or were born organised- be happy! For those who don't, give it your first priority. Without it all your plans are far more likely to fail, and not just food related things either.
What's my game plan? Routines. While I avoid them like the plague for my diet and exercise, they are an absolute must have for running your house smoothly. Now there's a lot I could tell you about that, but it's easier for both of us if I'll just send you to the two websites that helped me most;
A blog about a lot of things including how to build habits and routines, interesting! Just ignore the posts about running marathons and silly things like that.
Now, the name might sound a little silly.. but if you're desperate- subscribe to her mailing list. In no time at all you'll be completely brainwashed into keeping your house in tip top shape, and gain some other insights along the way.