The Four Tools I’m Using to Jump Start a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

Bean and I shopping for groceries for my last health kick

I’m more than ready to get back to a healthy and active lifestyle, especially after spending another weekend on the couch binge eating junk food. This may not be the first time I’ve declared to diet and exercise, but I’m counting on it being the last, because this time, I have four tools from fitness goals past to get me started and keep me on track:

FitBit // My FitBit Flex has been by my side for every health kick I’ve had in the last three years. I use my FitBit to track my activity, nutrition, water intake and even my sleep pattern. I’ve already updated it to reflect my current goals and I can’t wait to start crushing them!

Water Bottle // Water is essential to a healthy diet and lifestyle. To make sure that I’m getting my fill, I picked up this 40 oz Pogo Tritan Water Bottle and plan to keep it within reach at all times. According to the Water Intake Calculator on, I should be drinking 135 ounces of water every day. I’ll admit, I’m more than a little intimidated by the idea of drinking that much water a day. But I know that I can, 40 ounces at a time.

Vitamins // The best way to get vitamins and nutrients are through a healthy, balanced diet. While I work on improving my diet, I started a 30 day vitamin program to address any nutritional gaps caused by my poor eating habits. The six daily vitamins and supplements promise “head-to-toe nutritional support.” I wish they also promised not to make me gag!

Calendar // My efforts to change my lifestyle will be in vain if I don’t make the time for it. I plan to use Google Calendar to schedule exercise, as well as time to prep and make healthy meals. I’m also going to schedule time for self-care. Practicing self-care is something I want to do regularly and not only after I’ve burnt out.

What tools are you using to stay healthy this year? Let me know below! Looking for an accountability buddy? Drop me a line!

7 Replies to “The Four Tools I’m Using to Jump Start a Healthy and Active Lifestyle”

  1. I can totally relate! I admire your goal to live a healthy lifestyle. It is very difficult to do that in the world we live in. I wish you lots of luck

  2. I always feel better with a brand new water bottle! I’m a water freak, but bottles are an inspiration. Also, I always feel like working out when I get new gym clothes!

  3. I love the idea of a calendar, a visual always helps keep me motivated! I often find my perception of how often I’ve worked out doesn’t always match up with reality, so a calendar would def keep me honest haha!

  4. Great tips! Good luck! I always like to set out my outfits so that they are there and I don’t want to have to put them back away. It’s almost like guilting me into exercise 😂

  5. I’ve been trying so hard to get back on the healthy bandwagon! I need to invest in a Fitbit and see if that motivates me!

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