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Planning a Menu

Y’all, I am a PLANNER!  I need the ORDER to stay sane.  Maybe you already know this from my Chore Chart Planning Guide?   I mean I even titled that one “Creating a Home of Peace” Workbook!

Why?  Because a plan gives me direction!  It gives me the peace of mind that I have prepared, that I won’t be floundering, and I can truly focus on more important aspects of life throughout my week.

I plan my business time using a Google calendar with recurring events.  I plan our home life on a huge calendar on the Command Wall.  I plan the budget with Google Sheets.  I plan the dinner menu on scrap paper.  I plan out my teaching lessons, a daily to-do list, a chore chart, and even plan my workout clothes & weekly outfits during my Mom Power Pockets!  You get the point, right?  I will be sharing with you my tips for each of those, but today’s post is all about how I plan my daily menu.

The Menu

I am asked a LOT about planning a menu.  I began menu planning years before I coached other women on how to do this.

Oh, and sis, I’ve done it all when it comes to planning a menu:  plain notebook paper, a printed calendar, an excel spreadsheet, scrap paper, cute printouts from Pinterest, etc.  You name it, I’ve tried it.

I have planned month-long menus, week-long menus, daily menus, menus with full lists of ingredients, and a throw down scrappy dinner menu only.  (I told you I love to plan!)

The Daily Menu

My family does not need a run down daily menu for them.  As a matter of fact, I think my Superman would all out reject his day being planned like this.  But, alas, we are different people.  So I want something small, portable, lightweight, and lovely for just me.  (Sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself!)

Enter: The Wellness Journal from Erin Condren.  *

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A daily menu has helped me to lose weight and keeps me on track so that it stays off!

I had a friend gift this simple (and inexpensive) planner to me, and I fell in love.  I eat 6 small meals each day & this basically creates a “budget for my belly”.   Since I began my weight loss journey, the daily menu planning like this has literally kept me on track and helped me to create and execute a plan.

I normally sit down on a Saturday or Sunday and lay out the entire “blueprint” for my week.  I know by following the right portions for my body with the systems I’ve created my weight will stay off!  It’s been 3 years and the weight has yet to come back on.

If you want more information on the specific plan that I follow, start here!  I’ll be happy to share all the tools I use for this!

I have community groups that work on this very thing TOGETHER!

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The Good News

Ok, so how do you get one of these simple, easy to use, and totally inexpensive planners?  You follow my link right here over to the Erin Condren Website, search for The Wellness Planner & take FULL ADVANTAGE of the $10 coupon you get for going through me!

Say what?

Sister, this planning tool has been a game changer for me as a busy, working momma trying to stay healthy & I just HAD to share it with you!

Drop me a comment below if you pick one up!  I would LOVE to hear about it!  And sister, make sure you are subscribed to the Dauntless with Dignity Blog here!  I would love to share & stay connected!

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Daughter of the King. Veteran's Wife. Mother of Three Blessings. Lover of Lemons, Salad, Coffee & the Simple Life Learning to use the Mess to make His Message.

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