Monthly Inspiration: Items to Propel you into the New Year!

New Year new you right?  Well while everyone has goals, sometimes they need some inspiration.  I picked 3 sections of goals that I am excited to pursue further in 2014.  Fitness, Photography, and Planning.  I own most of these items already but I am finally putting some of them to use, i.e. the heart rate monitor that has been unopened for months ;)

Need a sneaky way to get in more fruits and veggies?  This is a reasonably priced juicer that does a great job.  I think juicing is a good way to squeeze in fruits and veggies, but don't fool yourself into thinking that drinking sugar filled juice all day is good for you.  Make em' green!

I'm not a fan of Old Navy clothing but I'm kind of obsessed with their activewear.  It's super cheap and good quality.  I've bought lots of their cute workout gear without breaking the bank.

Don't be bound to the treadmill.  This HRM will watch your heart and count your calories.  I love it!  They can get pretty pricey, but there's no reason you have to pay an arm and a leg.

4) OnaBag
I've been searching for the perfect camera bag. I wanted it to be able to double up as a purse.  The Onabags are stylish and practical. This bag protected my camera during the fickle English rain.  They are a bit of a splurge.

Wanting to learn how to use your camera in manual for the New Year?  You can take one of Bonnie's online photography courses and start your year actually knowing how to use your fancy DSLR.

Many times I can't lug around my nice camera so I rely on my iPhone for taking pictures.  This wristlet is perfect for storing my phone, credit card, ID, and some moohla on a night out!

No, I'm not in grade school anymore, but I do use a piggie bank system to get excited about saving for upcoming trips.  Mostly for the novelty factor.  Use it for travel.  Use it to save money for school books.  Use it to reward yourself with an outfit after successful workouts...I don't care, just use it :) This little piggie is digital so it does the math for you.

I actually have this book and I like to mark each place I've visited.  It doesn't matter what book you choose, but they can be great inspiration.  I've added many of these places to my Travel Bucket List.

9) Daily/Monthly Planner
I do admit that I am someone that puts all of their appointments straight into my iPhone but this year I want to be able to see a physical representation of my goals, appointments, and to do's for the year.  One of my pet peeves is when people make a bunch of big plans and don't follow through.  Life happens but don't be one of those people this year.  Plan stuff and then make it happen :)  Plus there are tons of cute planners out right now.

Do you have any gadgets, tips or tricks that are propelling you into the New Year?

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  1. I love juicing! I always feel so much better when I drink it as opposed to when I skip it.

  2. Fitness and planning are two of my goals! We bought a Blend Tec blender to make juices and have tried a few with fruit and greens. I think I will probably add Weight Watchers into the mix. As for planning, I am going to try to make myself use Google calendar and to take some time at least every other day to plan the month's events, shopping etc. Glad you linked up with Inspired Sunday!

  3. I love the look of OnaBags! But they're such a big splurge, that I'd rather save my money for a new camera at the moment - but that new camera would need a home eventually! ;) Good luck with your three goals for the year! :)

    1. Thanks Melanie, I'm still going strong! The cloth ONA's are $100 cheaper.

  4. Oh, I'm loving these suggestions!! I recently got a juicer and absolutely love it!

  5. These are some great items to refresh our New Year's Resolution! I so need to put my juicer on my counter to remind me to use it more often! Thank you for sharing at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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