So my partner and I are trying to be grownups now (sort of…) since we’re pushing 40 years old. We decided to work on our health together.
We want to eat healthier. For me, that means less pasta and more vegetables. I’m not a vegetarian but my partner is. We decided to try cooking healthier at home with the aid of Purple Carrot (because we have money). We’ll let you know how it goes. We both have doubts but we’re willing to try it. Other meal prep/delivery services like Blue Apron seemed to have much worse options for vegetarians.
Here’s what we resolved.
He will pay for most of the food and be in charge of cooking it twice per week. I will make sure we get the food box from the apartment complex’s leasing office (where it will be delivered if we’re not home) before the office closes on delivery day, and be in charge of cooking it once per week. We will both help cook on all 3 days per week — currently scheduled for Wed, Fri, Sun. The email comes to me so I can choose if we want to skip a week or pause.
The long weekend of July 4, we will clean the kitchen together so we can start cooking that week.
Also, we might exercise more. He commits to working out before work 3 days per week, in our apartment building’s fitness room. I can’t do early mornings probably, but I am considering (at his suggestion) starting with a 30-minute walk 3 times per week while listening to a podcast.
Also I need to look into getting our couch restuffed so it has more back support.
We’re old, Grumpeteers, but we’re working together. Wish us luck!
Have you done any life-improvement projects with your partner? how did they turn out?