New Year, New You, But Without Trying Very Hard

New Year, New You, But Without Trying Very Hard

I’m all about resolutions and self-improvement, but when January rolls around, life starts to feel like a chore. This year, I’ve taken the whole resolution thing off my plate, but have added natural products and easy ideas to help improve my life, but without major effort. These are easy fixes from beauty to time savers.

Smart Fitness Watch

How are those New Year’s Resolutions going? This Smart Fitness Band (currently on sale for $34) is keeping me accountable! Yesterday I walked the dog and only burned 36 calories. Ha! I like the particular fitness band, not only for the pricepoint, but that it was easy for me to set up.

After unboxing and charging the unit via USB, I downloaded the App, installed it and then paired it to my Android phone via bluetooth. It really was as easy as that, and before I knew it I was scrolling through options for exercise type and I could see my current heart rate, calories burned, steps taken, etc. As it was paired to my phone, I can also see if someone calls or texts me. Super convenient & a great lightweight reminder on my arm to get moving! This Smart Watch for IOS & Android Smartphone IP67 is available on Amazon.


All of that sun damage in my youth is now here to bite me, hard. I’m fighting the discoloration and spots back with Vitamin C Serum. It helps brighten the complexion, and the hyaluronic acid in the serum also helps keep my skin feeling healthy and refreshed.

I recommend InstaNatural. It’s an thick, orange colored, citrusy smelling serum that is loaded with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Alpha-Arbutin, and Niacinamide. It’s also affordable, and best of all it does the trick. After several weeks of use you’ll notice those sun spots getting lighter. Out, Damn Spot, Out!  — as overhead in some Shakespeare Play

Scrub Away the Old

Buff out the old, and in with the new.  New York Biology’s Arabica Coffee Scrub is filled with powerful All Natural and Organic Ingredients.

Caffeine used from the best Arabica beans stimulate blood flow and help improve skin’s imperfections such as stretch marks, acne, cellulite & eczema. Dead Sea Salt helps eliminate dead skin and thanks to its multitude of Vitamins A, E & D found in its super nourishing and hydrating oils, skin is left feeling softer, smoother and rejuvenated.



Skip the marathon challenge this year and take up pilates instead. Pilates is a core strengthening exercise, but doesn’t involve any hard impact or heavy lifting.

You will however notice after doing pilates for awhile that you are becoming stronger and even leaner from muscle lengthening. Make sure to get a nice comfy yoga mat. This mat is extra long and comes with it’s own carrying case. One side is smooth and the other side has a grippy surface, so it’s great for placement on slippery surfaces.

Back Care

This year I’m making a better effort to care for my back. As a heavy computer user, I often suffer from lower back pain. A friend has been suggesting that I try a foam roller for-evvvvvvvver, so I finally caved and went all in on this High Density Foam Roller.
Rollers are often used for physical therapy, self-acupressure targeting trigger points, injury recovery, sports enthusiasts, runners, CrossFit, Pilates, yoga, weight training, resistance training, and body sculpting – Target upper and lower back, legs, neck, shoulders, abdominal core, IT bands, hamstrings, glutes, hips and thighs.

I am using it to gently roll my back on top off (on the floor). It almost feels like I’m ironing out my back, one vertabrae at a time. There’s a little learning curve, but now I can take my crumped crooked self and roll my back out in the mornings and evenings and I feel better instantly. I hightly recommend rollers to help with back issues!


Splurge Goals

Were you eyeing something for the holidays, but didn’t get it? Never fear. Getting what you want creates satisfaction. There is nothing wrong with geting yourself a little something to make your life more comfortable, cozy and content.


Happiness is new slippers by @hottershoes ! Snuggly, outdoor heel, lined, well-made = perfection!!! #slippers #hottershoes

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My splurge was a pair of well-made comfy sheepskin slippers. I’m tired of the cheapies that fall apart after a few months of wear. This pair of Hotter Originals Slippers is extremely toasty and quality.    If you love these too, you can snag a pair here at Hotter Shoes.  (They are on sale right now too! Splurge + Sale = Awesomeness!)


I have received the items above to review. All opinions and views are that of my own.

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