Body, Mind, Health, Home, Finances
By Becky Andrews
This time of year everyone, and I do mean everyone, is looking for a way to get back into skinny jeans, back into abathing suit without a cover-up, or just back to the point where the brisk walk from the couch to the fridge doesn’t wind you. January is the season where resolutions run rampant in households.
Beginning on or around January 2, moms and dads across the country will clean the fridge, pantry, freezers, that little hiding place in the back of the freezer (DON’T JUDGE!) all in an effort to make it easier to accomplish the weight loss goals they’ve set. But what if you have different goals in mind? Instead of cleaning out your fridge, you may want to clean out your spare bedroom or attic or office. Instead of focusing on just one specific goal that folks tend to set in the new year, we decided to fill our pages with tips from professionals on how to become ‘fit’ and ‘healthy’ in all areas of life. From your eating and exercise habits to your spending and cleaning habits, we’ve got something for everyone that will help you get rid of the clutter and make 2013 the year you stay focused!
While most start the year off with the best of intentions, it doesn’t take much to throw us off course. Sometimes it’s a hectic day that begins and ends with tears from one of your children that makes going to the gym and cooking a healthy meal pale in comparison to the ease of hitting the drive thru and watching the latest episode of Duck Dynasty. And those temporary setbacks seem to breed more setbacks when before you know it, 2014 is knocking on the door and you are no closer than running that marathon than you are right now.
According to fitness expert and Sports Village trainer, Will Taylor, there are ways to fit in exercise and healthy eating without going to a gym or spending a fortune at the grocery on ingredients you may never use. In the following pages, Will and one of his clients, Debbie will show a few training moves that can be done with nothing more than a set of dumbbells and your own body weight.
After that, we took a recipe recommendation from Will and Debbie, cooked it and decided that the dish was in fact, too delicious and easy not to share. The recipe and pictures of the finished product are included.
There are those of us who also decide to get our house healthy in the New Year. Organization expert and owner of Superior Construction and Design, Elizabeth Scruggs, shares her tips and tricks for not just getting organized but staying that way. You will not want to overlook a single detail in her section where she shows us how to clean the clutter out!
With all the talk of ‘double dip recession’ and that treacherous ‘fiscal cliff’ getting fiscally fit in 2013 is at the top of a lot of lists this year. We get the 411 on all things fiscal from Certified Public Accountant, Allison with Terry Horne CPA. Allison will keep you in the know on common deductions missed, the best time to contribute to your retirement and advice on how to save for college.
While it should get the most attention as part of getting your finances in order, estate planning is sometimes an afterthought. Making sure your affairs or your parents affairs are in order could save you time, money and sanity if a few things are taken care of the right way. Wilson Living Co-Founder and Attorney, Angel Kane answers some questions that will make navigating estate planning much easier to understand…