It’s a New Year and you want a new you–or at least a few new habits. I thought I’d share some posts from the past that always pick up speed at the first of they year. They’ve all helped me with a new start, whether it be diet, exercise, finances or organization at one time or another. I don’t do all of these, all the time, but for the majority, they’ve stood the test of time.
The Daniel Plan
The Daniel Plan is not meant for long-term, but is a great way to jump-start a new healthy eating plan. You eat fruits, veggies and nuts exclusively. I did it for 10 days as part of spiritual fast and truly felt better than ever.
You’re probably starting to see some AdvoCare 24 day challenge groups starting up for the year. After losing 6″ in just 24 days, I’m a believer. I felt better than I ever have on the challenge and continue to this day to take their supplements. In fact, just the other day I ran out of Spark and tried to replace it with coffee and it was a terrible failure. I didn’t get the normal pick-me-up and was extremely sluggish in the afternoon. Spark and all its Vitamin B gives me long-lasting energy!
I haven’t done a full review post on the T25 workout system, but it’s AMAZING. I completed the system last Spring and built more muscle in a month than I have in my entire life. It’s great that’s it’s only 25 minutes and it’s 4 different workouts so you’re never bored. I fell off the wagon when we got a new morning schedule in August, but when I do get a chance to exercise, this is what I do.
30 Day Shred
It’s a classic: Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred is solid and great for beginners.
I’ve written a few times about the Envelope System that Dave Ramsey suggests. Last year I wrote how you can alter the plan without using actual cash.
Still, one of my favorite organizational tips is to buy seperate laundry baskets so you can pre-sort your clothes. I’ll never go back!
If you want to get organized with meal planning, without actually, you know, meal planning, here’s a post about how I shop just once a week without writing down a single thing!
Here’s how we moved our coats OUT of the hall closet and got more organized.
A tip on how to store your feminine products. Check #7 on this list. Yeah, I still can’t believe how this changed my life (or at least my bathroom).
Here’s how we organized the girls’ Barbies.
How about some easy cheesy potato soup for lunch one day instead of eating out?
Or, add this Italian walnut salad and call it dinner!
Or, save cooking time and make one of these super easy crock-pot recipes.
Whether you made yearly goals or not, I hope one of these helped you in some way and you’re having a great start to your new year!