Good Morning Green Panda Friends.  Today is December 27th and it is the last post in our “Home for the Holidays” series.  I hope that you have all enjoyed this series; we will be starting a new series in the New Year.  Speaking of New Years, this week is that dreaded time of the year when we are recovering from our Christmas Food Comas and getting ready to make our New Year’s resolutions.  For many of us our New Year’s Resolutions will revolve around our health and/or our money.  I have made two personal New Year’s resolutions and they both revolve around my health and my money.

My New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight

A couple of weeks ago I made a Twitter promise with some other Personal Finance Bloggers to get fit and get healthy.  In an effort to motivate each other lose weight and achieve our personal health goals in 2012 we created the #TwitterWorkoutPromise.  The great thing about our Twitter Promise is that we each have our own personal weight loss goals and our own personal reasons for wanting to get healthy.  We can workout at our own pace and we have the support of our Twitter Friends to make sure that we get off our butts and get fit in 2012.  The other great thing about the #TwitterWorkoutPromise is that it doesn’t cost anything.

The #TwitterWorkoutPromise is designed as an online support group to make sure that we all stick to our weight loss plan with the help, support, and motivation of our Twitter Friends.  Everyone is welcome to join the #TwitterWorkoutPromise to help achieve your own goals.  My personal goal is to lose 20 pounds between January 1 and July 1 without paying for a gym membership.  I would like to work out every other day by swimming (my building has a pool), dancing with my Wii Just Dance 3, and burning calories with my new Wii Zumba 2 (that my boyfriend gave to me as a Christmas gift).  None of these workout activities cost anything and therefore I am going to lose weight while having fun and saving money.

My New Year’s Resolution to Save Money

My second New Year’s Resolution is to save money.  This was also one of my New Year’s Resolutions last year and I am proud to say that I have learned to want less and to live on less.  This year I would love to try 6 months of no personal spending.  This resolution will coincide with my #TwitterWorkoutPromise of counting calories and working out every other day over the next 6 months.

New Year’s Resolutions are about setting realistic goals for something that we want to improve in our lives. Honestly I am not sure if I cannot spend any money on personal items for the next 6 months, but I am going to try.  Over the next 6 months I am only going to spend money on food, household items, and personal hygiene necessities.  I will not spend any money on clothes or other unnecessary personal items including beauty products, perfume, books, movies, DVDs, Wii Games, bath products, or jewellery.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

Be sure to check out all of the posts in our “Home for the Holidays” series:

Don’t Let the Holidays be Costly

Don’t Be Tempted to Swipe Your Card

Travelling Home For The Holidays

Holiday Dinners on a Budget

Starting New Holiday Traditions

Last Minute Shoppers

Boxing Day Shopping

Photo by Alan Cleaver