The next thing that I did was to purchase a workout bag and I put some essentials items (deodorant, extra sports bra, socks, ponytail holder, ear buds, etc) in there that always stay in there. I made sure that I would have almost no excuse to miss getting some exercise in for the day. Sounds pretty lame, right? Well, for me it made a world of difference.
I also stepped up my weekly menu planning ALOT! In addition to just purchasing the items that I need to have a weeks worth of dinners I started posting them in the kitchen so when I am in the middle of working out and preparing dinner was up to the hubby he would have no excuses (pretty sneaky, huh?).
I began planning my weekly snacks (2 a day) and breakfasts for the week. The hubby and I sat down and wrote out an entire notebook sheet of paper ideas for snacks, breakfast, lunch and even dinner. So on those days that I just don't have the energy to put my thinking cap on and try to figure out what I'm going to eat I can always fall back on 'the list' for some healthy ideas.
I bought a cute pink water cup with a built in straw to keep me in the habit of drinking water instead of soda pop, tea or coffee. That pink cup goes everywhere with me! Again, probably sounds pretty ridiculous - but hey, it's working for me!
Housework....omgosh, housework! We all know it's never ending but for me and my new lifestyle it's IMPERATIVE that I keep up on the dishes and laundry - regardless if I am dog tired I know if I leave it for the next day, it will be twice as much the next day and COULD give me an excuse to forgo my workout to do housework. So I suck it up and wash all the dishes every night and usually do a load of laundry about every other night.
So there ya go, my thoughts on how being ubber organized helps with getting you on the road to a healthier lifestyle.