With 2018 in sight, I wanted to round up some products to help kick off the new year on a good start. In the latter half of 2017, I got completely bogged down juggling studying for the bar, articling and maintaining this blog. I had little time for myself, and I hate to admit that I haven’t exercised since October! Now that I’ve settled into a new neighbourhood with endless pilates studios and gorgeous parks for walks, I can’t wait to get back into my old groove. I can’t believe I used to have time to exercise every day, even in law school! Of course, a little motivation always helps, so here are my must buys from Amazon.ca to kick off the new year and new habits.
With chilly January weather, I love layering before a workout. As a ballerina, I would wear 3-5 layers and slowly peel them off as my body got warmer. This cropped hoodie from Adidas is super stylish – so it can take you from the barre to the bar in one Saturday! For a more sporty look, I also love this cozy zip-up version.
A solid pair of running shoes is a great investment. If you’re a runner, I love my Saucony running shoes. These ones are stylish and very supportive. I love how they hold your feet in the correct alignment and offer great cushioning, especially in the ball of foot. I always size up 1-1.5 sizes to give myself more room in the toe box for longer runs!
I’m not going to lie, I already have two large containers of Vega One protein powder in my pantry. I want to go back to drinking shakes for lunch and snacks or before a workout, because too often do I end up eating a more unhealthy option instead. I love that Amazon has a subscribe option, and that I can get my protein delivered to my door in a day or two with Amazon Prime!
I’ve started and stopped the Bikini Body Guide workout by Kayla Itsines at least three times now! I’m committing to stick it through and trying to find the time to get in those 28 minute workouts. To compliment this regimen, I’m going to test out the Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide, for great recipes and meal prep ideas.
On the meal prep note, I’m committing to avoid buying lunch except for one day a week. These BPA-free meal-prep containers are perfect for portioning out food and keeping things organized!
Another goal of mine is to stay focused and commit to self-care. I haven’t really tried meditation beyond yoga, and hope to carve out 10 minutes a day before bed to be grateful and clear my mind. These stylish meditation pillows also fit right into my house’s boho chic decor.
I’m always into the latest technology, which is why the Muse Brain Sensing headband intrigues me! This product is a meditation assistant that guides you to a calm mind. My mind is always racing (with work, blogging, social life and home decor projects taking up 95% of my day…) so this immersive gadget might do the trick!
Lastly, it’s my goal to build a perfect wardrobe for work and play. I purchased The Curated Closet in the hopes of rediscovering my personal style and pairing things down. My consumption has been a strain in my personal relationships, and I hope to be a more conscious fashion consumer in the future. This book also doubles as a pretty coffee table book and is perfect for passing on once its practices have been implemented.
I hope these 8 products to kick-start 2018 will keep you inspired and on-track! Whether your goal is fitness, self-care or budget-oriented, the new year is an awesome opportunity to work on those goals. Let me know in the comments below if you have any goals for the new year.