One of the hardest changes for me so far has been making coffee and lunch at home and bringing it to work.
Stopping at Dunkin’ Donuts for an iced coffee in the morning had become a real habit and I am having a hard time breaking it. I have to consciously tell myself to keep on driving when I am passing by in the morning.
At work we have a cafeteria and while the food is not really great, it is super convenient. Getting two boys and yourself ready and out of the house in the morning can be hard. It is easy to say I will not take the time to make a lunch today and will buy it instead. I have also made my lunch the night before, but with fixing dinner, dishes, bath time, story time, picking up toys, etc. our nights are busy too. Plus I am really tired from a long day and all I want to do is play with my boys.
I have realized I can not make this change cold turkey. Today I made a pot of coffee when I woke up and brought a cup with me. I grabbed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, an apple, a yogurt and a granola bar. Next week if I bring my coffee and lunch Monday through Thursday I am going to reward myself with an iced coffee or a lunch out on Friday. Then maybe the next week I will be able to bring my coffee and lunch everyday and be able to enjoy it. Baby steps, right?