Once per week, go into the grocery store and buy something new. Just whatever tickles your fancy. Then, go home, research it and the best way to cook it. Have some canned tuna in the pantry as back up in case its gross.
We go on binges, one week we will eat nothing but ham steaks, bacon, ham hocks, pork ribs and pork loin. Then, we go on a beef kick etc.
Oh, and I ADORE roasting a whole chicken, with loads of butter and spices, letting the skin get all crackly and brown (I baste lots). I make sure to roast some root veggies in the butter in the pan. We had this tonight. My husband and I fought over the celeriac. My girls didn't want any (HA!), they had cauliflower and roasted broccoli instead.
Rough start due to major carb WD.
MWF: 1 hour run/walk, 1.5 hours in the gym - upper/lower and core
Sat/Sun=Yard/house work, chasing kids, playing
Family walk every night instead of everyone vegging in front of the TV
Personal trainer to build muscle mass & to help meet goals