It’s that time of the year when we start thinking about our New Year’s Resolutions. For many of us, we are planning to be healthier next year. But what exactly does that mean? And how can you keep your resolutions going strong throughout the whole year instead of just January? Today, I’m going to share what works for me in hopes that it will help you have a healthy new year!
Have a Healthy New Year
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2017 is going to be a great year. I can just feel it.
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about things that I’d like to change as we head into the new year and I’m going to be focusing on three main resolutions (who says you can only have one?). My resolutions are:
- Work toward financial goals (kill that student loan!)
- Improve my home
- Live a healthier life
I know I’m usually telling you about the money side of this, but today I want to share with you something even more personal than money, health!
During 2016 I made a few small changes to my lifestyle. I started cooking at home more and eating out less. At first, I was doing this to save money, but I also felt good about knowing exactly what was in the meals I was preparing. I tried to limit highly processed foods and instead make healthy meals from scratch that used whole ingredients.
For me, this was really fun. I got to experiment with food and I discovered new foods that I hadn’t known I would enjoy. For example, I always thought I didn’t like oatmeal, until I made my own (read more about that here).
Now, this is the exciting part. Just by making that lifestyle shift, I easily lost 12 pounds!
I say easily because I wasn’t even trying to lose weight! I was just trying to save money. It really was a win-win situation.
In reflecting about this change that I’d made over the past year, I started thinking about how I want to take it up a notch in 2017.
My plan is to focus on eating healthy foods and making more time to exercise. But truthfully, I don’t know exactly what I need to do to reach this goal. So, I’m going to turn to some experts that know a whole lot more about it than I do!
Lucky for me (and you, if you’re in the same boat!) the awesome folks over at Ultimate Bundles are offering a flash sale on the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle!
This amazing bundle includes 83 resources to make healthy living easier and more enjoyable. And it’s cheap! The whole bundle (plus some really great bonuses!) costs less than $30!
Um… Yes, please!
The resources in the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle focus on a wide range of healthful categories including:
- Fitness & Wellness
- Gardening & Homesteading
- Women’s Health
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Healthy Kids
- Real Food & Nutrition
- DIY beauty & Skincare
- Alternative Health
- Essential Oils
- Gluten-Free & Grain-Free
I bought mine as soon as they went on sale this morning and I am so excited to dive into these informative resources! There are a few that I’m particularly excited about:
Real Food on a Real Budget – This really peaked my interest! The struggle to buy healthy food without spending a fortune is real! I’m so excited to learn how to get the healthy food while sticking to a budget.
Health & Wellness Planner – For me, writing down my goals helps me realize them. I need to see what I’m working for on paper, over and over again to remind myself what I’m working for.
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipe – This really fascinates me! I know there are so many toxic chemicals in many of the cleaning products we use in our homes and I’m really interested in how people make their own natural cleaning products.
Planning & Designing the Family Food Garden + Printable Planner – This is the year that I’m going to get my garden going! I tried 2 years ago and ended up with a few cucumbers and a handful of green beans. I have big garden dreams for this year and I can’t wait to start planning with this resource!
I’m also excited about the essential oil guides. I have a few friends who keep raving about essential oils, and I am really intrigued and I want to find out more about them.
If you’d like to get your own Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, you’ve got to move fast! This is a flash sale and only available for 2 days! It will be gone Thursday, December 29th at 11:59 PM.
Let’s support each other as we make our resolutions a reality!
What is your resolution? How are you going to work toward it? Let us know in the comments below!