First, I am back into the swing of meal planning, budget grocery shopping, and food preparation. However, I have noticed a price increase at Earth Fare. They do have some "fare deals," which are items at nicely competitive prices. But all other products seem to be continually going up in price.
For example, when we moved here nearly five years ago, we paid $1.19 for a package of Garden of Eatin' tortillas. A few years after that, I noticed the price jumped to $1.59. That was a considerable jump, but doable. Then, on a recent trip to Earth Fare, I saw the price jumped again to $2.49! That is not doable.
Here comes my next step thinking... Instead of just maintaining my old shopping habits, I need to think of what needs to happen next. I need to find a better source for some of the food we purchase from a store.
Do any of you shop at Whole Foods? There is a Whole Foods about 40 minutes away from me. It might be worth a once a month trip if I save a decent amount of my grocery money. So, my next step is to take a exploratory trip to Whole Foods.
What about for your family? What needs to change in how you plan and provide meals for your family? What could you do better? What is your next step?
Same topic, different slant... I am pleased with how my exercise plan has unfolded over the last week. I can feel my core muscles gaining strength. I can see progress. So, I'm asking myself, what do I need to add in next?
We could ask ourselves this with our diet, our lifestyle habits... What can we learn next? What can we do better? Take a look at this list of progressive changes and make a note of what you can change next. Leave a note in the comments and let me know your plans!
The health journey requires us to take steps forward. What next steps can you take?
On to the next step,
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