New Year, New You

Everyone says it, year after year. The glut of holiday eating, drinking and spending finally catches up with us and we have to cry ‘Uncle!’. This coincides, perfectly, with the impending New Year- a new beginning, renewed hope for change and betterment. I will ride my bike to work. I will not eat the kids leftovers. I will not charge what I cannot afford. What is that saying about good intentions? That they never last? You will hit the gym like clockwork for a week and then you’ll find yourself too busy (and somewhat relieved) to make it there everyday. And then not go again until spring. There is an important interview/date/occasion coming up and even though you’ve vowed to fight credit card debt this year, obviously you need something new and fabulous to wear. Like I said, everyone does it. Our decision is to aim lower for 2012. In general, take better care of yourselves. If you don’t go to the gym everyday, that’s o.k. Just look good while you’re doing it. A random splurge is fine, just don’t max your Amex out. Monthly spa treatments might not pan out, but at least wash your face every night. Little steps make big changes, we hear, and if nothing else these little motivators will make you feel better about yourself in 2012 than you ever have.

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 10 Jan, 2012 by Rene

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  • Stress Relief Bath Soak


    Did you vow to take better care of yourself this year? Plonking a handful of eucalyptus and spearment-scented bath salts into a steamy tub is a good start. Breath deeply, relax, and pretend for a little while there is no such thing as stress.

    $16 at Bath and Body Works | Buy

    | Posted 13 Jan, 2012 by Rene
  • This Is The Life Print


    Sometimes we all need a reminder that things aren’t really so bad. And especially, if it is presented to you in impossibly cheerful yellow, how can you not look on the bright side of life?

    $18 at Stelie Designs | Buy

    | Posted 13 Jan, 2012 by Rene
  • Do It Yourself Therapy


    Can’t afford a therapists hourly rate? Take some baby steps towards self-relfection with Table Topics cube o’ deep questions. This petite set might not be able to give you any clear answers or tough love, but it is a good way to start the conversation with yourself.

    $17 at Orange And Pear | Buy

    (On sale)

    | Posted 13 Jan, 2012 by Rene
  • 1,000 Places To See Before You Die


    1,000 might be a daunting number, but you don’t need to use this book as a checklist. Use it instead as a guide to jumpstart any travellling ambitions you may have. If you’re going fulfill your dreams of exploring, you might as well begin in the best places in the world.

    $14 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 13 Jan, 2012 by Rene
  • gFast Colorblock Pants


    At least you look like you’re moving faster.

    $35 at Gap | Buy

    | Posted 11 Jan, 2012 by Rene
  • Fitbit Ultra


    Think of the Fitbit as your conscience. This teeny tiny device keeps track of your activities, calories, and even how much you’re sleeping. Fitbit will gently encourage you to take more steps, get more shut-eye, and ultimately make you feel a whole lot better.

    $100 at Fitbit | Buy

    | Posted 11 Jan, 2012 by Rene
  • Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleaning System


    The Clarisonic Mia is like an electric toothbrush for your face. Uh, in a good way. Sonic frequency powers the soft brush to clean your face the way it should be done. Long gone are any traces of make-up, dirt and dead skin. You’re looking great in 2012.

    $119 at Sephora | Buy

    | Posted 11 Jan, 2012 by Rene
  • Hatha Hoodie


    Look good coming from or going to your workout in a soft, light, cotton and cashmere hoodie. Yes, I said cashmere. Your gym runs just got fancy.

    $98 at Athleta | Buy

    | Posted 10 Jan, 2012 by Rene
  • The Clean Program By Dr. Alejandro Junger


    If it is good enough for Gwyneth, it is good enough for you. Restart your, um, system with a cleanse. Follow the straightforward guide, down the shakes and supplements, and come out feeling like a squeaky-clean and brand new you on the other side. Chris Martin sold seperately.

    $425 at Clean | Buy

    | Posted 10 Jan, 2012 by Rene