A month ago we were eagerly making New Year’s resolutions. Some of us vowed to lose 20 pounds or simply start eating healthier. Others committed to getting in shape – either physically or financially. We signed up for expensive diet programs, joined gyms and started shopping at Whole Foods.
So, here we are, 1 month into the new year.
How’s it going?
If you’ve decided that your resolution takes too much money and willpower, I have great news! The Budget Diet girl is granting you a do-over. Let’s begin again on February 1 with your New Year’s resolution, and this time let’s try a cheaper way to accomplish these resolutions. There’s no need to shell out thousands of dollars for a diet program or lock yourself into a gym contract. Read on and get inspired to tackle that resolution!
Lose Weight – There are free diet programs complete with calorie counters, food diaries, fitness logs, recipes and forums for support! Try MyFitnessPal.com or SparkPeople.com.
Get in Shape – Yes you can get fit for free!
• Try a home workout from my Get Fit and Fab Pinterest board…no equipment required.
• YouTube is another great option for home workouts…it’s like having a personal trainer in your living room, and nobody will care what you’re wearing!
• Find a free yoga class in your neighborhood…these free classes really do exist!
• Take advantage of the great outdoors and walk, run or bike.
Eat Healthier – Just follow these 6 tips for eating organic on a budget, and you’ll be happy to know that shopping Whole Foods is not required.
• Be familiar with the Dirty Dozen List and focus on buying these items organic.
• Visit your local farmer’s market.
• Try gardening…the ultimate in local organic produce!
• Buy in bulk – Costco and Sam’s have lots of organic produce and meats. If the packages are too large, consider splitting with a neighbor.
• Try store brands – store brand organic products are popping up everyday. Aldi even has organic produce.
• Buy seasonal produce – it’s always cheaper and fresher.
Save Money – Why pay someone to help you get your finances in order when The Budget Diet girl is always at your service! If you’re ready to shape up financially, read Cut Your Spending by $400 a Month…you’ll discover nearly 100 ways to save money!
Now that money is no longer an excuse, you just need a little willpower, and I can’t help you with that.
Good luck! I hope you’re among the 8% that actually succeeds with their resolution.
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