We are a little over a week into the New Year! Have you kept up with your New Year’s Resolutions? Or are you still trying to determine yours (guilty)?
Maybe you want to get in shape? I bought a treadmill over Black Friday and found a running plan in the book Run Your Butt Off! Now I just have to GET STARTED!
Maybe long distance running isn’t your thing, and you would rather become more centered and zen. Today the 21-Day Yoga Challenge from Yoga Journal begins. You enter your level of skill, email address, and set a goal. Daily you will receive a workout video, meditations, along with tips and recipes.
Maybe you already work out, but you need to modify your diet and eat better. I have been eating vegan style (no meat, dairy, eggs, but I still eat fish) for over three months. It has surprisingly been very easy, and I feel great. Counting calories and points don’t work for me, I become obsessed with what I CAN’T eat rather than focusing on all the healthy fruits and vegetables you CAN eat. At this point, I don’t even crave meat and dairy anymore, so it isn’t a challenge to keep up the lifestyle, and yes, you read that right, lifestyle, NOT a diet.
My best friend and I “went to the vegan side” around the same time, she found Oh She Glows, and uses it for inspiration for new vegan recipes. I, on the other hand, tend to stick with simple recipes, but its a great reference site.
I bet almost everyone wants to save money, but its tough. It isn’t an instant results kind of resolution, like dieting and exercise would be, it takes longer to see the benefit of sticking to a saving schedule. Most online banks have an option to transfer a certain amount from your checking account into your saving account for a time period you set up. 50 bucks every two weeks won’t matter as much to you when you give it up as it will when you’ve been doing it for a year and have $1,200! You could also try Extreme Couponing????
Besides doing something not so fun like saving money, why don’t you add a fun resolution too? Travel to a country you’ve never been to? Learn a new language? Do a Pinterest craft a month? Try a new recipe once a week?
What are your “New You” Resolutions? Are you sticking with them?