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New Year's Resolutions 2013 with Our DealPros

By (view all posts by Susan.Yoo-Lee)
at 9:56AM Wednesday January 9, 2013
under DealPro Tips

Did you get a chance to think about your New Year's resolutions?  When the clock strikes 12 and the firecrackers launch, champagne corks pop, noisemakers squeak and you make way for a special kiss, it's not always champagne wishes and caviar dreams.

Not trying to burst anyone's bubble, but it's the start of the new year, a clean slate, back to reality!  It's getting back to the grind of it all and making changes for a better new year. 

One of my new year's resolution is to make sure that every month I get "me" time.  While it may sound selfish, it's one way I can stick in some personal growth time.  I can use that time to hike, read a book or even go shopping without the whole orchestra.

Whether we accomplish our goals 100% by the year-end is not the most important part of our resolutions, it's about setting goals and trying our best to attain it.  Everyone is different and no two resolutions will look the same.  Take a look at the resolutions our DealPros have set for themselves. Some are similar and some are different, but in the end, each list is customized for one.
Weightloss

Read how Dian of Grocery Shop for Free lost 100 lbs and kept it off.  If weightloss is a part of your new year's resolution, then read her thoughts on lunch meat and counting carbs.

If you're not a marathoner or simply don't have the time to do long workouts, Alea from Premeditated Leftovers has a solution for you.  Learn how she lost 15 lbs in 2 months doing short bursts of intense exercise.

If you want to stay healthy, how about joining a local boot camp?  Jennie from Bargain Blessings shares her experience of going from sitting on her butt for the last 2 years to getting her butt kicked by joining a local boot camp (but it's a great kind of kick).  Would you like to join her on a journey of a healthier you?

Career

We all know that getting a job is not as easy as it sounds.  Not only does it take a lot of work, hustle and getting your game on, it takes a lot of patience.  Lea from Mommy's Wish List has one goal in mind for 2013, getting her dream job.  Yes, she's had her ups and downs and sure she's applied for 136 jobs last year, but that just makes her one step or 136 steps closer to her dream job.  Read her experience on No jobs for old ladies. A story of returnship.

Finance

Yes, we are all here because we want use our money wisely, put money away into our savings and save on every transaction (at least try). Christina of Northern Cheapskate has such a clever idea on how to get your finances in order, having money dates with your spouse to discuss finances. I've added this one to my list.  It's good to regroup at the start of every year, talking about financial goals and implementing a strategy.  I know it sounds very "business", but in order to take control of your finances, you definitely need to look at it like a business and not live in la-la-land where money falls from trees.

Plus, Everything Else

How long is your list?  Phoebe of Getting Freedom from Debt does a great job running through all of her resolutions including her spiritual goals, relationship goals, financial goals, home goals, gardening/food storage/cooking goals and personal goals.  It's always good to write down your goals for the new year.

Since we are starting fresh and new, take this time to go over your goals and make a game plan.  If there were goals in 2012 that weren't accomplished, start where you left off and build towards accomplishing those goals in 2013.  Cheers to a new year!