Losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle is at the top of most people’s New Year’s resolutions but we all know how hard it is to keep with it. If you’ve found that despite purchasing a gym membership for hundreds of bucks a year, you have yet to actually step foot inside the place, why not build a mandatory workout into your daily commute by ditching your car and either walking or biking to work? It may be tough to adjust at first but once you see the pounds falling off, you’ll be glad you made the change. The added bonus for the environment is one less car on the road, and the gas money you’ll save every day is a nice little added incentive as well!
Could your home be on an episode of “Hoarders”? If so, use the new year as an excuse to clean it up and get organized! Clear out the clothing, furniture and other stuff you don’t need without sending it to a landfill by donating it to Goodwill or your local thrift shop, or sell it on a collaborative consumption site like Copious to start 2012 with some extra cash in your pocket.