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Healthy Tips & Products to Keep Your #HappyRenewYear Focus in 2016

Healthy Tips & Products to Keep Your #HappyRenewYear Focus in 2016

Setting goals and deciding to change your life during the new year is great and sometimes it even works. Often, though, it works as long as it is easy and then the wheels fall off.

I know. “Where’d that wheel go? Mine fell off.”

So how do you keep your wheels from falling off? Well there are things you can do to make keeping your #HappyRenewYear goals for the long term. Sears Canada carries a wide range of products that can help you stay active, eat healthier and more. Check out some of my favorites below!

Calgary has it’s own unique challenge in the winter because it is usually FREEZING. We’re really lucky this year that the weather has been mild, but often that isn’t the case. It can be hard to convince yourself to get up and get out the door when it is cold and snowy.  Instead, we’ve set up our own home gym so that we can stay active without having to go out into the deep freeze unless we want to.

With home gyms, I like to find machines that work multiple parts of your body or can do multiple exercises. That way you don’t have to purchase as much equipment. Here are some great items I want to add to our home gym:


My first choice would be this Everlast® ‘EV796’ Deluxe Rower. Rowing is one of my favorite exercises because it uses your entire body. 


The other machine on my wish list is a good treadmill. I love walking outside but when there’s a snow storm? No thanks!

Not in the market for an exercise machine? There are many great exercises that you can do with just your body and a few weights.

First you need a great yoga mat. Who needs a plain one when you can have a gorgeous Cherry Blossom mat instead?

Cherry Blossom Yoga Mat

Then add a few kettle bells in varying weights…

Kettle Bells

and a great work out outfit (because if you LOOK awesome, you FEEL Awesome) and you’re ready to go.

Since you are getting active and moving your body, don’t forget that you need to make sure you are fuelling your body properly too. Diet is SO important in your health. The hardest part of eating healthy for me is that if I don’t have a plan, I either eat crappy or eat out. Neither are that healthy. Here are a few of my favorite ways to keep on track.

Slow Cooker

Buy a slow cooker and use it early and often. One of the main reason most people get take out or go out for dinner is because they run out of time in the evenings to cook. I love my slow cooker because I can have a meal on the table in no time flat. I just load it up in the morning and then it is ready at dinner time. Easy peasy! I even have some great slow cooker recipes you should try.


Also buy a great blender. I love using my blender to make healthy smoothies full of spinach and blueberries and other great and healthy foods. It’s a great way to start every day off on the right foot.


What are you favorite products to help you live a healthy life?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sears Canada. As always, all opinions are my own.


Heather Lynne

Monday 29th of February 2016

I got a new blender recently, and I LOVE it for healthy smoothies! I'd love to get an elliptical, but maybe something more achievable would be a fitbit... that's what's on my radar right now ;)

Merry Kuchle

Monday 29th of February 2016

I have a Fitbit Flex HR and I love it.

Dawn @Simple & Savoury

Monday 29th of February 2016

Yoga Mat and Kettle Bells and I am in! Sears makes it so easy to stay committed. What a great post Merry :)

paula schuck

Monday 29th of February 2016

I will take the yoga mat for sure! I miss our Sears actually. I wish they did not leave Masonville Mall. We used that store often and their portrait studio also was good for families.