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Renewing Your Health

Renewing Your Health

Did you make New Year’s Resolutions? We’re almost half way through February and many people have thrown their resolutions to the curb. I decided to be gentle with myself this year and made some pretty easy resolutions.

Here are mine:

  • Read more. (3 books so far!)
  • Say no to things that I really don’t want to do. (Have said no to at least 5 things so far)
  • Say yes to things that scare me but sound really fun/cool/amazing. (Yep)
  • Move more. (mmmm….doing ok but not great)
  • Get outside more. (same)
  • See friends more. (yes!)
  • Invite people over for dinner more often. (had friends over for the Super Bowl)
  • Write. (doing okay but not great)
  • Take more naps. (no naps in sight)
  • Learn to cross country ski. (hasn’t happened)
  • Chill out with my puppy. (all the time)
  • Find something that Evan and I can learn together. (not yet)
  • Love my family. (every day)
  • Spend more lazy weekends at the cottage. (where I am today!)

I’ve done pretty well so far but many Canadian women haven’t.

Why is that?

Sears Infographic

I have a theory…it’s because we are TOO DARN BUSY!

Sears Canada has launched a new initiative called #HappyRenewYear. They are offering easy, cost-
effective solutions and clever hints and tips to help Canadian women achieve their healthy goals…..even when they don’t have a ton of time to devote to them.

“Sears understands that it’s getting more and more difficult for women to manage a healthy work-life balance, what with driving kids to soccer and dance practice, taking care of the house and date night, all while managing a career,” says Gail Galea, Senior Vice-President, Home & Hardlines, Sears Canada Inc. “It’s often ‘me time’ that suffers, and in recognizing this trend, we decided to offer our customers what they need to easily integrate health and wellness into their lives year-round.”

The health and wellness experts at Sears Canada offer these handy hints and tips designed to help women stay motivated through those tricky first three months of goal setting:

1. Ditch the snooze button. Wake up 30 minutes early for a quick workout and healthy breakfast at home before starting your work day. This will help you feel accomplished, energized and excited all before 7am! Tip: Walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes every day, burns an extra 1,000 to 1,500 calories a week!

2. Make staying on track with your goals easy! Celebrate mini-milestones and achievements with a fun, well-deserved treat. Why not reward yourself with fresh, new workout wear like Sears PURE NRG ATHLETICS ®/MD Athletic Capri or Performance Tank ($13.97).

3. Get moving! Every day activities can be an easy exercise opportunity. Use the commercial breaks in your favourite TV show, or downtime when picking up your kids at hockey, to do some easy workouts on the go, such as leg lifts, bicep curls or marching on the spot. Why not grab a set of Hers Kettle Bell weights ($99.99) to intensify the exercise? This makes for a time-saving, efficient and effective workout!

4. Save time and money, get fit at home! More than 55 per cent of women surveyed prefer working out at home to spending an average $1,400 per year on a gym membership. At-home fitness equipment and accessories are easily found, purchased and delivered at Sears, often for less than the cost of an annual gym membership.


5. Get your “Om” on and make time to renew yourself with yoga! It not only benefits your physical health, it helps reset your mind, increase focus and creativity, and improves sleep. Do your downward dog at home on the GaiamTM Printed Premium Yoga Mat ($39.99). Not sure where to start with yoga? Check out Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. She is awesome!

Cooking at home

6. Make meal planning and prep a part of your weekend To Do list to save time during the workweek! Set yourself up for success and make meal prep easy with the Magic Bullet Blender ($49.97) and the Breville® Juice FountainTM Duo ($319.99) from Sears Canada. Hit up my recipe section for some great healthy meal ideas!

7. Get your friends and family on board! Living a healthier lifestyle is so much easier when you have your loved ones’ support. Why not make working out a group activity, or family routine? Cheer each other on and stage weekly check-ins using a BIOS Glass Electronic Scale ($44.99) to hold each other accountable.

8. Change up your workouts to keep things interesting. It’s easy to fall off the wagon when your exercises become boring and routine. Try something new that will target different muscle groups like Pilates in the comfort of your home with the STOTT PILATES SPXTM Reformer Package ($3,199.99) or channel your inner UFC® athlete with the UFC® Resistance Fitness Kit ($32.99).

These tips are really great advice. Last year, I did an entire month of yoga by following along online. I NEED to get back to it. Maybe this is just the kick in the pants I need to actually do it.

Sears Canada is a great partner in your fitness goals for 2016. They are a one stop shop for all your fitness gear, fitness clothing and healthy living items to keep you on track to reach your goals this year!

Tell Sears Canada about your 2016 #HappyRenewYear:

Visit to shop online and/or to find a store location near you.

Like Sears Canada on

Tweet @SearsCA using #HappyRenewYear

Instagram and tag @sears_canada using #HappyRenewYear

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