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The Good Difference Free Resources are to help you improve your health by reducing stress, eating better, being physically active, and having time to pursue your dreams. It takes time, but if you work at your goals a little each day, at the end of one year you will be in a better place than you are now. The Good Difference is about balancing your life to have better health, wealth, relationships, the career you love, and anything else that you can dream of. I hope you find something that interests you and helps you have a good day!

Week One:  Goal Setting To-Do List

Goal Planning To Do List

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Goal Daily Planning Work Sheet

The Good Difference Goal Daily Planning Work Sheet will help you focus on what is important for that day. It is so easy to lose sight of all the things we have to accomplish let alone the things we WANT to accomplish. SO often, by not having a solid plan, the next thing we know it’s 4 pm and we wonder how we lost track of our time. We can only live one day at a time, so why not make it really count? If we only accomplish one thing a day towards our future goals, it doesn’t seem like much, but that is a lie! At the end of the year, you would have taken 365 steps (or seeds sown) towards your future dreams and goals!

I believe your morning routine is essential to having a good day! Put some thought into it.

Mine looks like this:

5:30- Prayer, Bible Study, and Reflection Time
6 am- Planning Time (Filling out my Daily Planning Sheet)
6:30- Check Bank/ pay any bills due
7 am- Speed Clean Quadrant
7:30- Eat Breakfast with Family (already meal prepped)
8 am- Workout (Treadmill, Yoga)
9:15am- Shower/ Dress-up
10 am- Work

 

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Goal Setting

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Have To’s-

This is the spot where you put any appointments. Doctor appointments, Guy Fixing the oven, Do the laundry (or no clean underwear tomorrow)
You have to’s are nonflexible tasks or appointments.

My Big 3

This is where you put 3 tasks you want to accomplish towards your goals.
For example: If your goal is to lose weight- You may remind yourself to drink water, eat healthily, or take a walk.<
If your goal is to be a better friend- You may write a letter to someone, schedule a walk or coffee with a friend, or make a phone call and check-in.
The Notes section is simply to write down anything that pops into your head that you are afraid you may forget later!
Such as- Oh, I have to call the furnace guy, we need milk, or I have to mail that letter to IRS.
These items go onto tomorrow’s have to’s or you can spread them out over time.
This is to get you started! Once you have a good groove going, you should invest in a good daily planner. Go ahead and work out the kinks. No day will be perfect and YES it’s ok if you blow it! That’s life. There is nothing PERFECT about it. Just put one foot in front of the other and start again tomorrow.

At the end of the week, assess what worked and didn’t in your morning routine and then adjust it. My morning routine took months to work out and just when I thought it was good, something in my life changed. We must be adaptable to be happy!

Daily Wellness Habit Tracker

The Good Difference Daily Wellness Habit Tracker is to help you stay on target with becoming a healthier version of yourself. No one knows your body or your habits more than you do. It takes lots and lots of practice to change habits.  In order to finally rid ourselves of unhealthy habits, we must replace them with good habits to fill the void and so we don’t run right back to the bad habits. The Daily Wellness Habit tracker is for anything having to do with your health. This means exercise, food, water intake, steps taken, breathing techniques, alcohol intake, etc.

I recommend starting with only 3-4 habits at a time and then building on as you see fit. Don’t pressure yourself. Take your time! It takes a long time to build bad habits and we can’t magically expect them to disappear overnight! Be kind to yourself. This is a TRACKER. It will help you really see at the end of the week where you still need the most improvement.

 

Examples to put on you’re the Good Difference Daily Habit, Tracker

Water is already taken care of for you
Get up to my alarm
Take Vitamins
Yoga 3 days a week
Walk 2 days a week
Learn to meditate
Get 10,000 steps each day
Don’t call (anyone toxic to you)
Eat a healthy breakfast
“                  “  lunch
“                     “ dinner
Go to bed at 10 pm

May you have GOOD Health!!

Daily Wellness Habit Tracker

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Meal Planning

One of the most daunting tasks as a working wife and mother has always been mealtime!

I have tried SO many approaches and they all led to the same results. The beginning of the week starts off pretty well and by Thursday, I forgot to take the meat out of the freezer to defrost which leads us down a pretty dark path of taking out and produce gone bad. The only thing that I have found to actually work is keeping it as simple as I can! Now, this is probably not for all you Foodie’s out there and future Gordan Ramsey’s, but if you just want to get an easy healthy-ish dinner on the table, this will help.

I plan out our dinners for the week and throw anything I need onto the grocery list. The grocery list then goes into Insta Cart for delivery. I find grocery shopping to be a waste of my time, and I like giving a job to someone. But to each their own.

Our meal plans can vary. Right now, we are eating very simple to shed a couple of pounds. Lots of vegetables, protein a little fruit, and no sugar or flour for my husband and me. I add some sort of pasta and sauce (tortellini, ravioli, mac & cheese) just for our teenage son who is trying o gain weight. (Lord those were the days! Lol)

Sample for us may be:

Monday– Salmon
Salad
Broccoli
+ Tortellini with sauce for Michael
Tuesday– Burgers (veggie burger -me)
Salad
Carrots
+ Fries for Michael
The whole defrosting of meat thing simply comes down to putting it on your morning schedule to take it out of the freezer until you build a habit.
We now cook almost every night. We save SO much money and our health is better.
Bon Appetit!

Meal plan work sheet

Meal Planning & Grocery List

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Mocktails Recipes

Mocktails

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Recipe for making non alcoholic drink
The Good Difference Mocktails Recipes are for those of us that don’t want to celebrate every occasion with alcohol. Mocktails are a great way to feel part of the party without the hangover in the morning. For whatever reason, you choose to drink or not drink that is your personal choice. These drinks are a great alternative to alcohol for whatever occasion you would like to make a little extra special. Even if sitting in your own backyard on a sunny day, a Virgin Pina Colada can temporarily fake you into a mental vacation on an island.

 

 

Enjoy!

Quadrant cleaning

Quadrant Cleaning is easy!

Divide your house into four sections.
Fill in your Quadrants with details of what to do in each room.
Laminate the pages.
On Sunday, give every capable family member a quadrant.
Each member spends a ½ hour – and an hour on their quadrant each day.
All Quadrants are to be done by Friday at dinner.

Helpful tips:

Keep cleaning products on every floor.
Declutter in the evenings.
Set a timer. This makes it more of a challenge or a game to beat the clock.
Good news:
Doing Quadrant Cleaning will get easier week by week. The cleaning will not take as long because it is being kept up with. The miraculous thing? Family members will begin picking up after themselves, so their cleaning doesn’t take so long.

 

The whole house is cleaned. Enjoy your weekend!

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Quadrant Cleaning

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