Resolution Reinvention

Every January 1st, we make a pile of resolutions that we break before Valentine’s Day. This year is going to be different, really. The key to sticking with these new goals is taking small, achievable steps and using the right tools.

Goal Number One: Get Fit

My Weight Loss Coach

Getting fit and feeling good is a better goal than loosing weight. A shrinking number on the scale takes time. If you focus on positives like being able to run for a few extra minutes or cutting out junk food, you will feel more motivated to continue. It is important to feel good about your body.

Nintendo’s My Weight Loss Coach is a game for your DS that helps you reach and maintain a target weight. It tracks your progress and encourages exercise. There are coaching sessions, challenges, games and quizzes that will help you to obtain your goals. It is a fun way to get healthy.

Available at Best Buy stores in Canada and the U.S.

Goal Number Two: Be Organized

Pottery Barn

Every year we say that we are going to be more organized and it just doesn’t happen. Magazines pile up in our living room, receipts disappear and we forget about important meetings and events.

The Daily System from Pottery Barn is the ultimate in home organization. The corkboard, whiteboard, letter bin and office organizer will have you sorted out in no time. It is perfect for your home office or kitchen.

Pottery Barn
Available at Pottery Barn stores in Canada and the U.S.

Goal Number Three: Go Green

Seventh Generation

This year is a good time to start doing more for the planet. Yes, we all use cloth bags instead of plastic, Siggs instead of buying bottled water, and turn down our thermostat in the winter. It is time to take the next step and start cleaning with natural products that do less harm to the environment.

Seventh Generation has a line of environmentally friendly cleaning products including Free & Clear Natural Dish Liquid and Ruby Grapefruit & Herb Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner that help get your home spic and span without the harsh ingredients found in most regular cleaners. They are non-toxic and free of fragrances, dyes and masking agents.

Seventh Generation
Available at Canadian Tire stores in Canada and Walgreens in the U.S.