Some Great Things for the New Year

December 29, 2011

I know a lot of you are starting to consider your New Year’s Resolutions and I just wanted to share a few things that I thought might be fit into some of those:

For Cleaning/Organizing Resolutions – I highly recommend following flylady.net. I prefered to have all of her great info wrapped up in a book and recommend reading her Sink Reflections for some great tips on controlling clutter and getting a great cleaning routine in place. I also recommend her calendar, if you have enough wall space. I love how the spaces are wide enough to fit all of our family events, instead of cramming them in on the typical smaller calendars.

For Financial Resolutions – I am a big fan of Dave Ramsey and recommend reading his Total Money Makeover:A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness Book. It helped us pay off all of our credit card debt, past car loans and get a nice savings plan in place.

For Self-Help Resolutions – I love the Simple Steps: 10 Weeks to Getting Control of Your Life book. They break down 40 things into 4 items a week over 10 weeks. Just simple little things to help improve life overall as far as health, fitness, confidence, organization, etc.

For Fitness Resolutions – My favorite workouts are the Zumba Fitness Game, 30 Day Shred DVD and Power Yoga Plus DVD.. The Zumba Fitness is a fun way to get some fitness in and having a little fun at the same time. This past year, I also did Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 which came with a meal plan that helped me learn some healthier recipes. We still use some of the recipes from it in our weekly meal plan.

Why not start your New Year off by checking to see if your local library has them for free to checkout before buying them. I love that our library has an online system where I can put books and such on hold and then pick them up when they are available. It saves me a lot of time–and money!

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