The year is just two days old and already you feel as if you've hit rock bottom. And since none of your favourite hangover helpers is working, you convince yourself the pain will go away with the promise of a few New Year's resolutions. Start with your body. It's your temple, right?
First resolution: shape up. Pump iron with these 5-, 8- and 10-pound weights (1, $7.50-$13.95, all from Musclemag International, 585 Yonge, 416-968-7923).
Build your core strength with this Pilates yoga kit (2, includes instructional video, ball and mat, $34.99 at Winners, College Park, 416-598-8800, and others).
Work your pipes with a resistance rope (3, $19.95 at Musclemag International) and video ($34.99 at Musclemag).
Augment your muscles by following the Men's Health Home Workout Bible (4, $29.95 at Indigo, 2300 Yonge, 416-364-4499, and others).
It's cleanup time. Colon cleanse, anyone? This homeopathic detox kit purifies your digestive tract over a three-week period, leaving you feeling squeaky clean (5, $54.15 at Smith's Pharmacy, 3463 Yonge, 416-488-2600).
Remember what your mama told you: eat your greens! Those of us who maintain a poor diet or aren't the stay-at-home cooking type can satisfy our daily necessary veggie intake with a cup of Greens Plus (6, 510-gram bottle $68.95 at Smith's).
Yoga is a great way to calm the mind and relax the body. Through stretching and meditation you strengthen and tone the physique. Beginner? No problem. Mimic the positions on the Basic Yoga cards (7, $45 at the Yoga Studio, 344 Bloor West, 416-923-9366).
Clear your mind while on this zafu meditation pillow (8, $60 at the Yoga Studio).
Feel the delicious full effect of the stretches with the aid of a yoga brick (9, $19.95 each at the Yoga Studio). Store your mat in this colourful mat bag (10, $49.95 at the Yoga Studio).
Let go in downward dog wearing this super-comfy tank (11, $50) or this flashy orange long-sleeve T (12, $47.94, both at the Yoga Studio). Feel even greater while wearing pieces from the Yoga Studio because a percentage of the purchase price is donated to a Tibetan orphanage. Learn the basic moves with this beginner manual (13, $23), read about Yoga For Wellness (14, $38.50), follow Rodney Yee in this three-in-one Yoga DVD (15, $36.95), play this soothing yoga CD (16, $22) or Jivamukti basic yoga DVD (17, $32, all at the Yoga Studio).
Worship Freaky Freddy (18, $64.99 at Musclemag) and dream of the day you'll see his bod reflected in your mirror.