If you're looking to really tone up and slim down this year, think about doing two workouts in one day every so often. No, I am not trying to imply that you need to hit the gym for two tough and sweaty sessions — it's hard enough to get there once a day.
However, just because you worked out once does not mean you should give yourself the green light to forgo all other physical activity throughout the day. For example, if you already go to the gym in the morning then how about taking a 30-minute walk after dinner?
I was totally guilty of this since my husband used to always ask me to go for a walk and I'd say, "Well, I already went to the gym this morning." I have since stopped this behavior by reminding myself that all the extra movement is extra healthy for my body. What's more? Doing the extra physical activity with my husband is really fun.