Every year it’s the same thing. The two top New Year resolutions are always to get healthier and to get organized. I’ve never been one for making resolutions, however this year I’m changing my lifestyle a bit so since the new year is upon us, I’m making it work to my advantage.
This is my year for moving into a healthier lifestyle. In other words, I will be getting my butt off the office chair and my feet onto my new elliptical machine. You may have read about my first annual health check, so you know I’m in serious need of cardio in my life. And in case you’re wondering, I have, in fact, gone on the elliptical already…twice.
This past weekend I spent two whole days with my husband cleaning out our home. It was in need of a cleanup as far as paperwork goes. My office was no longer an office. It had turned into the family dumping ground for all things without a designated home. And since this year will be a busy year for my work, I needed to change that. So with files put away and lots of documents thrown out, I am ready to start this new year with a clear desk!
As you know, I am a gadget mama, and I love finding new products that make things easier for me to work or work out. This year, I will be working closely with Telus and I am thrilled to share some ideas with you about some gadgets to help you get healthy and organized for 2015. Getting ready to get fit is easier than ever thanks to some very cool gadgets:
- Moto 360 Android Wear: track your steps and heart rate with this sleek smartphone accessory.
- Misfit Shine: minimalist timepiece that automatically tracks your sleep (and can track your physical activity as well)
- Fitbit Flex: lightweight, waterproof, with a long battery life, this device can track your sleep, distance, calories burned and your sleep pattern. Sync your stats wirelessly to your computer and select smartphones.
- JBL Flip 2: wirelessly stream music while you work or workout with this Bluetooth-enabled device (has a built in microphone to answer calls too)
- Kate Spade New York Portable Battery: charge your phone in style with this great battery, perfect for when you’re on the go.
- Urbanears Bagis: SnapConstruction allows you to connect these ear buds around your neck, perfect for working out. Also includes a built-in microphone and remote.
- Mophie space 16GB: save more and delete less with this new space pack. Take photos and save them straight to this space pack without using storage on your iPhone. Protects your iPhone from drops and scratches.
- FWD Powershot: the only sensor for hockey sticks. Analyse your performance with this accessory, designed to work with all hockey sticks. And yes, it can compare performance of your friends for some friendly competition.
All of these cool gadgets are available at Telus stores. Who knew Telus had so much more than phones?
TELUS wants to help you get on the right track for your health this year. And what better way that kicking off the New Year with a giveaway, right?! One lucky reader will win a FitBit Flex for a healthy 2015!
To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below and don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know how you plan to get healthy this year (I could use some ideas). I’ll be sharing my experience this year online and I would love to support any of you going through a similar journey.
Here’s to a healthy New Year!
I plan to sign up a gym membership close to my office and exercise at least 3 times a week
I plan on drinking more water and eating healthier.
Hi Julia! Something that I have started is getting to bed by 10h30 at night, getting up an hour earlier at least than the kids and going into the basement, logging on to YouTube and doing a 30 min Jillian Michaels video at least 4 times per week. I feel great, stronger, more flexible too and my exercise is done before anyone wakes up! It helps if I have my workout clothes looked out along with shoes and a towel and water bottle ready before I head to bed. Have fun!
My goal is to start eating healthier and organic as much as possible. I also want to attempt my first marathon this year!
I suffer from a number of ailments but this year I want to try and move more, laugh more and eat healthier!
Have more home cooked meals that are healthy, nutritious and fun
I am planning on eating better by cooking more at home and sticking to home made whole foods rather than processed and moving more so a fitbit would be amazing!
I don’t make new years resolutions or go on diets, I prefer to make changes when changes are needed. lol
I plan on making healthy meals at home and not eating out at restaurants as often as I did in 2014.
I plan on drinking more water and walking more.
I plan to keep walking and watch those carbs and sugars.
keep going to gym and no more snacking after 7pm!
I plan on getting healthy by eating better and getting exercise!
Eating better, exercise, sleeping well, and making sure to have lots of fun. 😀
Going to the gym doesn’t seem to work for me, but setting up an obstacle course around the house and doing some dance party moves on the XBox does.
I plan on doing a lot more walking. Last winter was brutal, snow and cold and I’m still packing a few of those pounds.
My goal is to eat less sugar and walk more
trying to incorporate my ababy into my work outs
I still need to lose some baby weight, and I will start encorporating my baby into my workouts so I can do it more
Im eating more healthier foods and I have joined a gym. My kids aren’t the happiest about more fruit and veggies but they get to choose one day where they can have a “cheat” day. First one is Saturday!
I am drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day and making sure I get at least 7 hours of sleep
cutting out junk food and replacing with fruits and veggies
I started small, walking 30 min everday! I will step it up slowly
For Christmas I received a tennis racket and balls! I am going to play with my eldest child. I also received free weights to keep at work. My big plan is to finish the basement so that I can have more room to work out in.
My goal is to spend more time outside this year, whether it be gardening, walking, hiking, biking, or camping. I need more fresh air, exercise and time with the kids.
cutting back on sugar and salt
I ride my bike everyday for my daily needs, this is one way I try to keep fit
Hey Julia! Great to hear you’re using your elliptical! I’m focusing on getting active for at least 30min a day and drinking more water. Having the #FitBit to help track my time would be awesome! 🙂
Oh, and I want to laugh/be grateful every day!
I plan to spend more time outdoors, and to cut back on processed foods.
My first step is to get more sleep! I’ve decided to dedicate the next few weeks to going to bed earlier to feel better and gain energy!
organize a soup club at work.
I plan to start eating healthier and not using the drive through as a convenient excuse for lunch while at work!
To change my sleeping pattern and focus on yoga. Try harder and put my best in everything with a positive attitude.
I plan to walk more on my breaks at work.
Keep the body moving!
i hope to be more active outdoors with my family ..also eating more veggies and drinking more water
Drinking lots of water and exercise!! I love to RUN!!!
I am going to get more sleep so I have more energy to be active during the day.
I’m investing in a rowing machine 🙂
Attempting…less chocolate and no second helpings.
less sweets and to get more active
Just joined an 8 week Yoga program. Starts tonight!
Exercising more, eating healthier and drinking less pop!
I’ve started yoga classes and am cutting out the sugar!
I am planning on drinking more water, cutting back on sugar and walking more.
I plan on getting sugar out of my diet wish me luck
By quitting smoking finally!
eat healthier and exercise more
Drinking more water and going for daily walks.
I’m going to walk more and drink water.
cutting out refined sugar and consuming natural sugars
Eat better , exercise more , drink more water ! I hope !
I am really trying to drink more water and to do something active everyday.
im planning on starting Yoga
I am doing cardio 3 days a week and strength training 3 days a week
I plan on going to yoga classes
healthy eating and yoga
I plan on start exercising and eating healthier.
I plan on joining hot yoga with my sister!
exercise on a regular basis and eat better
My goals are to play outside with my kids more, and to do cardio 3 times a week.
I am doing a tri and a relay 🙂
I plan to start running on the treadmill
eating healthier and hitting the gym
I’ll start by watching my diet
Drinking more water and eat healthier
Exercise more and drink less soda
My gym membership keeps me motivated. I will be there 5 days a week
By eating healthier
My plan is to have a plan. It starts with tracking so I know what I am actually eating and my actual activity level. Then I can modify them to meet my goals
I plan to quit smoking!
less eating out
Get physically active more this year. Love the outdoors. Eat properly and live life to the fullest
I am drinking a green smoothie every morning to make sure I get in all my fruit and veggie servings-I’m surprised at how much more energy I have for the rest of the day!
I plan on walking as much as I can. After my pregnancies, I literally lost all the weight from just walking (and pushing a stroller). It really is the easiest way to stay fit and strong! Thank you so much! 🙂
By exercising at least 15 minutes a day.
I plan to walk 30 mins a day!
I plan on eating healthier and exercising more often.
I have taken up Pilates and Yoga and I love it!
I plan on eating out less