No time like the present to set good intentions for living a healthy lifestyle. I’ve recommitted myself to establishing better habits as well. These are my favorite products that are on repeat on my shopping list and the tools that I rely on to help me through my workout and recovery.
My kids like to comment on my off-brand hydroflask but I don’t care. This Contigo Metal Water Bottle is affordable (~$20) and gets the job done. I like that it is 24 ounces and fits nicely in the cupholder in the car. And it comes in cute colors too. Sksksksksk.
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I wrote all about my love for On Cloud sneakers in this post a while ago and they are still my favorite sneakers ever. For anyone who has ever shopped for a running sneaker that provides stability and support you know that you are usually brought a selection of sneakers that are clunky and decidedly not cute. The Swiss shoe maker has solved that problem. Not only do these sneakers feel like you are walking on clouds they look good too.
Reestablishing healthy eating habits this month has meant keeping a food diary and tracking what I eat every day so I can be intentional about what I am eating. While I’m focusing on whole food nutrition for lunch and dinner with lots of protein and veggies I really need a snack that is easy to grab and go. A protein bar is the easiest choice for me. The One bar and the Olly bar are both great because they are low in sugar but pack a powerful protein punch. I’ve tried a bunch of flavors from each brand — the Birthday Cake flavor One bar and the Olly double chocolate cookie are my favorites.
I have never been bothered by the taste of water but I know a lot of you are. I used to drink a ton of plain water everyday until I learned that drinking too much plain water can flush away the important minerals your body needs. I recently made the switch to electrolyte-enhanced water. These Nuun tablets are the best because you just drop one in your water bottle and they add a little something special to the taste while delivering the sodium, potassium, and magnesium that your body needs. I swear if I’m ever tired or feeling hangry these electrolytes do the trick. Strawberry lemonade is my favorite.
I’ve long been a fan of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides protein powder. I wrote about the benefits of collagen in this post. The powder is flavorless. I know some of my coffee-drinking friends put it in their coffee in the morning and they swear it doesn’t effect the taste. I like to use it in my favorite smoothie and homemade acai bowls to boost my protein.
Confession: I use like 1/8 of the functionality of my Apple Watch. It does so much more than I’ll ever know. What I do know is that I love that it tracks my footsteps and heart rate, I can control my music and never miss an important call when I wear it. That’s what makes it better than any other exercise watch, in my opinion.
I can’t imagine any form of exercise without music so ear buds are a must. I’ve never had a problem with my AirPods falling out and they stay charged for a decent amount of time.
Feeling stiff and begging your significant other/child/friend for a massage is a thing of the past when you have a Hypervolt. This is seriously one of the best innovations in muscle recovery. The percussion massager has a variety of attachments and speeds so you can specifically tailor the pressure to the body part you are massaging. It’s expensive but definitely worth it for relieving sore muscles.
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