The new year is right around the corner, and with it come New Year's resolutions. One resolution that a lot of people have is to lose weight or become more healthy. A lot of people get gym memberships to start the new year off with a healthy attitude. If you do not have the cash for a gym membership, you can get in on the action by starting your own work out routine at home.

If you hope to lose a few pounds from the holiday weight that you have accumulated, there are many things that you can do around your house to get you fit without spending the cash to obtain results.

Use Music As Your Motivator

Having a beat to move around to can make a world of difference in the number of calories you can burn during a day. Wear a set of bluetooth headphones to keep handy at any time you feel like starting a workout. They are easily hooked up to your cell phone to be able to pick songs on a whim. If you have music available, you can use any time during the day to do your workout.

If you work outside of the home, you can take a brisk walk during your lunchtime break with music to make you quicken your pace. If you stay at home during the day, you can pick up your earbuds and slip them on whenever you feel like getting an energetic burst of music to get you moving.

Clean Your Way To Thinness

Try using your cleaning time to double as a workout. You can do lunges while you vacuum to exercise your legs and do stretches while you wash windows to give your arms a workout. When you are washing dishes, stand on your tip-toes and hold the position for a few seconds before releasing to a regular standing position. This will strengthen your calf muscles. Put your music on and quickly walk up and down your steps several times between your cleaning sessions.

Use Your Children To Help

If you stay at home with children, you can incorporate them into your workout routine. Toddlers love to run and dance. Make up little games where they can do exercise along side you. If you have a small baby, you can lift them up and down to strengthen arms. Try doing this from a lying down position and lift your child up over your head and back down toward your body several times.