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These 25 Things Will Help You Get In The Best Shape of Your Life

It doesn’t matter that you fail your New Year’s Resolution year after year, you can still get into the best shape of your life with a little help.

The reason that you and everyone else fails hard year after year for their “New Year, New You” intention is not because of lack of initial motivation, but because of sustained motivation due to no present habits in place.

Your current self is lacking many things that those incredibly fit people you envy have.

Just as CEOs have personal assistants and many others under them making their jobs easier and pulling their weight, it’s a good chance that these gym rats with bodies of Greek gods and goddesses are using a secret arsenal of products that make their role of Mr. and Mrs. Perfect Bod so much easier.

We’ve gathered 25 of the best things that will not only help to create new habits for you to operate from regardless the time of year, but will act as personal assistants for the best health you’ve ever seen.

(Disclosure: We think that all of these products are awesome. We either already use them or have them on our wish list, but FYI: Fans of Deals is a participant in the Amazon Affiliate Program and may receive a share from purchases made via links from this page.)

1. Water Bottle Infuser

Let’s start with a basic commandment of every health nut you see:

You need to be sufficiently hydrated as a basic habit as the first step to the best shape of your life.

How often have you seen gym rats slugging around gallons of water everywhere? You may think they look silly carrying around big containers, but 99 times out of 100 that person is in killer shape because of their hydration habits.

Ugh but you hate water. The thought of drinking plain jane H20 all day makes you sick, which is why you never stuck to this habit. You know that those flavoring options are full of chemicals and pretty bad for you so you don’t want to use those.

Here’s your solution that will give you incentive to stick to this new hydration habit: It’s a water bottle infuser that you can put fresh fruit in to give natural flavor to your water that you’ll crave that will be naturally zero calorie and totally guilt free so that you’ll get that 64+oz per day effortlessly as fuel to your new exercise habits.

2. Neoprene Dumbbells

OK girls it’s time to bust a myth that scares a lot of women from picking up the heavy stuff: …no, you won’t start looking like a female body builder if you start lifting weights.

You also don’t have to lift heavy weights to reap the benefits of weight training, which include toning, tightening and natural fat burning due to more muscle even when you’re not working out.

Light weights are also safer to have in the house and easier to move around and store.

These pretty little weights are perfectly padded in Neoprene for grip and safety and come in fun colors and include every pound increment from 1.0lb to 12lbs, giving you a fun touch to your new routine that includes super beneficial weight lifting.

3. Micro Slippers

One secret for people that stay in shape is that things they do in their daily life are great workouts as a side effect and they were going to do it anyways or enjoy doing it.

Think about someone who loves to surf or dance, they’re in killer shape and they probably don’t even think about gym time or calories or working out for the sake of working out.

Cleaning is something we all do, and even though sweeping a broom burns some calories, it would be so much better if you could make this daily task more fun and burn more calories.

Thank God for the human angels that created this fun way to clean, using your feet. Simply slip them on, throw on your favorite jam, and dance and clean along while sweeping around with both feet. You’ll get a killer compound leg workout better than you’d get in the gym while you reach, squat and dip with your legs, having a blast doing it.

4. Glass Meal Prep

Preparation is key to success with everything in life, especially when it comes to getting into great physical health.

Having the right tools for the job is critical when it comes to executing your intention for the fit new you.

Time and time again, you hear personal trainers and those Instagram models you follow talk about meal prepping, but you’re not so motivated to use your disorganized old storage containers that seem to always have the correct lid missing when you need it.

Get these nifty glass containers instead, which are divided into compartments, making it easy to prep meals and separate items in one container rather than 2, saving you time, space and cutting your potential lid loss in half! (Sorry, we can’t solve that problem of yours, it’s on you.)

As an added bonus, these containers are made of eco-friendly brosilicate glass that is safe in the fridge, freezer and the microwave.

Grab these and meal prep away and watch your diet get better daily!

5. Charcoal toothpaste

Now that you have a hot beach bod from your new workout and diet habits, you’re missing one last ingredient to the perfect look — a killer smile complete with a white grill!

Ditch the harmful, abrasive and chemical-full toothpaste that you probably have for nature’s best solution for natural teeth whitening:

Activated charcoal!

This toothpaste is well worth the price as it is derived directly from the source: high quality coconut, making it a pure weapon in your war against yellow teeth.

Not only does it work, it’s surely cheaper and safer in the long run than most treatments from the dentist, who is often incentivized by pharmaceutical companies to push more expensive methods.

6. Avocado Slicer

You know that the green veggie/fruit thing (fun fact: it’s actually a fruit, specifically a large one seeded berry) filled with healthy fats, the avocado, is totally good for you.

It also keeps showing up in many new recipes you’re finding for your meal prep and health conscious cooking lifestyle.

But the practicality of the actual process of eating the fruit is so frustrating!

You’ll cut it in half, then that seed is stuck in one half and you’ve resorted to swiftly chopping into the seed with a knife and prying the damaged seed out and removing it from that sharp blade, then you grab a spoon to scoop out the flesh.

(Props to you for mastering this dual silverware iron chef maneuver, but it’s doing you no good in the long run and is just way too much effort.)

Some people that must have seriously loved avocados have sympathized with us and created this tool just for avocados, and it’s totally worth it.

Not only will reduce your tool usage to just one piece, it makes opening an avocado foolproof and wastes none of the flesh to the seed or to scooping.

As an added bonus, it includes perfect storage covers for that second avocado half that you sometimes want to save for later.

7. Non slip yoga mat

OK we get it, you’ve gotten the physical appearance down now but you’re woke too so you engage in an exercise that doubles as a moving meditation and promotes self development of your spiritual self.

Now that you’re becoming a little yogi or yogini, you should be enlightened enough to realize that most yoga mats on the market are made with harmful chemicals that aren’t good for the earth or for you.

Cork mats seemed like the only option but you don’t like the idea of a papery feeling against your bare hands and feet during a hot yoga class, plus a lot of them are overpriced or they chip into pieces over time.

Get this eco friendly, perfectly padded non-slip yoga mat and feel good about the fact that it’s constructed from eco-friendly material and is just as functional (if not more) as your old rubber yoga mat.

8. Spiralizer

The biggest part of keeping a positive new habit is incentive, which is why you have previously kept your old damaging but rewarding and fun habits.

Here’s a pro tip: Make healthy stuff fun!

Admit it, you’re still that kiddo that needs to pretend that broccoli is a fun UFO flying into your mouth with the stomach as a final destination.

Add some fun into your veggie prepping with this spiralizer, which we promise is as fun to use as it looks 🙂

Spin away! For the parents among us whose kids don’t fall for the veggie-as-a-spaceship trick, you will love it too.

9. Popsicle Mold Set

Your life doesn’t have to get boring to be healthy! You can still engage what still feels like a guilty pleasure, when in reality it isn’t.

Someone made these popsicle mold sets with that intention in mind, so you can have fun both making and eating homemade popsicles (options are endless!) which will almost certainly be healthier than any option you can buy in store.

These ones are also Italian made, super high quality and certified FDA non toxic for safe freezing and eating as you enjoy new healthy alternatives to old fattening harmful treats.

10. Super Lite No Show Socks

OK Admit it you lose all your matching socks when you buy fun colorful ones so you probably need to order new ones anyways… so here’s your excuse.

Even better, you’ll now have super lite no show socks made specifically for running, so you’ll be guilt tripped into putting miles on your feet when you throw them on because that’s what these are made for, and they’re made by a company that many serious runners love, Saucony, so you’re basically a runner by association now.

11. Resistance Band

It is critical to incorporate exercises into your routine that you can do long term when you’re past your prime so you don’t take it too far and leave your older self injured.

Swimming and biking are the epitome of this rule of thumb, but it’s hard to find pool time or road space, and biking machines get boring.

You can reap the benefits of both of these low impact and joint friendly activities using these resistance bands. These ones are high quality so you won’t worry about them not holding up, and they come in fun colors with a carrying bag and instruction booklet as a nice touch.

12. Balance Ball Kit

Speaking of awesome, full body low impact activities, surfing is arguably the best activity to engage in.

Unfortunately, many will live their lives without reaping its benefits due to the steep learning curve, price, and scant locations (not everyone has the free time and money to live the surf bum life of the Endless Summer like Robert August and Mike Hynson).

Simulate the incredible benefits and fun of surfing at home with this awesome balance ball kit, which just like the waves, is an unpredictable surface for you to exercise on top of and develop balance for better health physically and mentally.

13. Wireless Headphones

Everyone needs solid motivation when working out, and your favorite pump up tunes have carried you through some of your best workouts.

Nothing is worse, however, than being in the middle of your favorite jam during a vigorous workout, and your phone slips, causing your headphones to unplug.

This total vibe killer not only ruins your flow, but makes you turn down the intensity and thus the calorie burning of that jump squat to pushup to pullup workout you were doing.

Save yourself from any sort of headphone unplugging or cord tripping without breaking your wallet: this manufacturer direct pair is the best on the market when it comes to a great quality with a great price tag.

14. Perfect Portions

For you overachievers who dove deep in the rabbit hole of fitness and are on that macro micro stuff and can use some perfectly portioned stuff for each macro and micro nutrients, these containers will be your new jam.

Even if you don’t know nor don’t care what micro or macro even means when it comes to dietary stuff, you can still use these fun containers that will remind you to balance out your nutrients. These ones even come with a handy recipe book. You’ll impress your friends and coworkers in the process too!

15. Portable Massage Pillow

Every serious gym goer and athlete knows that the real benefits are reaped in between workouts during the recovery period.

Proper recovery lets you put a worthy amount effort into your next workout so you can gather compounded rewards.

Nothing is worse than having a structured workout plan and being sore on your scheduled workout day from days before. Not only will you give a half hearted effort that will burn only half the calories, you may even skip the workout day so you can rest more.

One of the best ways to drastically reduce soreness time is to get a massage. Not all of us have paper like that though, and it’s tough to sort through all of the options of at home gadgets that will mimic healing hands.

This sleek and stylish massage pillow is a great option for those who don’t want something that looks like the gift massage pad they bought for their grandma last year.

It’s even low key enough for the office so you can keep the blood flowing in the lower back so you’re better warmed up for the gym later that night.

16. Oil Spray

When you embarked on this health journey, you started to address the oil situation in your pantry. Much to your dissatisfaction, those handy aerosol options had to be ditched to fit your new diet.

Olive oil is great but no one seems to make reasonable spray on options, they’re either too expensive for the actual ounces in the container or you’re dubious of the purity of the contents as you’ve done more research.

Save money and your sanity and gain control with this oil mister spray.

Compared to the other options on the market, this one produces the closest results to those aerosol cans so you can now use olive oil for baking purposes or for even and light dispensing for whatever new dietary need you may have.

17. Grain Steamer

Healthy grains are making a featured appearance in your diet, but before you keep busting out that old rice cooker, have a look at this grain steamer that’s made for healthy grains like quinoa and oats.

As a bonus, it includes a steam basket so you can effortlessly steam fresh veggies at the same time that your grains are preparing.

Use their included recipe book too and this might just become one of your favorite kitchen appliances, ever (not to mention one of your healthiest). This steamer is also very reasonably priced for everything it includes.

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18. Egg Separator

Back to new chef moves that you simply don’t need to master, when it comes to egg whites, how many times have you resorted to pouring the egg back and forth between two shell halves so that you’re just left with the yolk?

Not only is this process incredibly messy, but there’s just too much room for error.

Instead of messing up every other egg white, or overpaying for egg whites that are probably not even fresh, use this tool that was made specifically for the job.

Next time you’re whipping up that egg white omelette or rewarding yourself with some meringue, you’ll surely thank us.

19. Jump Rope

You’ve never experienced cardio until you’ve gotten through a good jump roping session.

Even better if your jumprope is weighted.

Boxers are some of the most physically fit individuals on earth because of their combination of cardio endurance and sheer speed and strength, and it’s no coincidence that jumproping is a staple in the training routine of glove wielders everywhere.

Get Rocky fit and defeat the foe that is your big old self as you jumprope your way into your dream body with this perfectly weighted jump rope that comes in sleek colors for a design you’ll want to use.

20. Food Huggers

Well, this one, we must admit, is truly genius…

Most meals fit into traditional containers because their many chunks can easily conform to whatever form storage may present.

Whole fruits and veggies leave one with no choice but to resort to waste, whether it’s in the form of plastic wraps or wasted extra room in traditional square containers that will never perfectly fit the odd shape at hand.

This one and only Food Hugger, sold directly by its Einstein level inventors, solves the problem in the most genius way by only preserving the half that needs protecting, hugging the edges for a perfect fit.

Show these guys your gratitude and support further innovation in the era of vanilla products manufactured by large companies by getting these today!

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21. Medicine Ball

No home gym will be complete without the ultimate tool for a six pack outside of the kitchen: a medicine ball.

You may have used medicine balls in the past for ab workouts, but you may not have discovered this one that has handles carved out that do nothing to take away from its overall weight, making it the perfect weapon for your war against an unsightly gut.

Thank us later when you drop a pant size after regular use and no longer need to use dishonest spandex under any of your clothing.

22. Avocado Sealer Pod

Ok, ok, we love avocados and you probably do too.

It’s so damn hard to capture them in their window of peak ripeness: one day they’re rock hard, the next day they’re perfectly soft and the next hour they’re brown.

So next time you bust open a perfectly green and soft guacamole precursor and you can’t eat the other half right now, you’ll be able to preserve its legendary state of perfectly soft greenness long enough to enjoy for later with this Avocado Sealer Pod.

23. Sleep Mask

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You may not know, but sleep is absolutely essential to weight loss.

Here’s a quote from an article entitled Sleep More, Weigh Less on Web MD that may surprise you:

“Researchers found that when dieters cut back on sleep over a 14-day period, the amount of weight they lost from fat dropped by 55%, even though their calories stayed equal.”

Numerous other studies like this one from The National Sleep Foundation cite that sleep masks improve the duration and quality of crucial REM sleep.

Here’s a reasonably priced and highly reviewed sleep mask that will help you get better sleep, particularly if you’re a student or live with a partner or a roommate who gets up and goes to bed at different times than you.

It’s handmade with 100% cotton and is manufactured to make sure it fully & effectively blocks out all outside light, ensuring that you’ll get sleep at night or allowing you to get a great midday nap in any lighting environment.

24. Affirmation Cards

So you have this friend who watched the movie “The Secret” and is super into the Law of Attraction and honestly, you find them kind of…weird.

You get drinks with them one day and they tell you all the great stuff that has come out of their life through manifesting affirmations they’ve made, and even though they’re slightly glazed over and you still think they’re a bit crazy, you sense some truth to their apparent madness.

Motivation and self worth are absolutely key ingredients to crushing goals like having a sexy bod through losing weight and gaining good muscle, and these Affirmation cards will absolutely do the job of raising both of those ingredients without the cheese of most self help advice or woo-woo new age stuff that’s a bit too much for you.

25. Alarm Clock

Most alarm clocks are downright abusive.

You’re not in boot camp, so do yourself a favor (especially if you sleep with a significant other), and effectively nudge yourself awake rather than blasting painful dissonance into your ears.

You may have tried gentler alarm clocks in the past that didn’t work, or maybe you’re a heavy sleeper and are afraid that subtle options won’t work.

This clever alarm clock has many different settings, including one that wakes us up the same way our pre-clock ancestors did: through (convincingly simulated) sunlight.

The nature based sound options, which include waves and ambient rainforest effects will have you smiling your way out of bed, ready to start the day with lower stress levels.

26. Brain Booster

You’ve made a great transformation in the past year, and your friend who hasn’t seen you in a while affectionately calls you a meathead.

You don’t know what to think — it’s a compliment, because to be a meathead you must be in shape and fairly muscular, but it’s an insult because meathead often means you’re a Jersey Shore type whose functioning brain cells have since been replaced with muscle milk.

Bust all of these stereotypes and remain intelligent throughout your bodybuilding process with this brain boosting supplement.

While focusing on your outward appearance, it can be easy to overlook the importance of keeping your mind in good health.

Even though the meathead stereotype is largely a myth, you’ll still find much benefit with more clarity and intensity in both your workouts and your work so you can win life daily on your terms, in all areas.

Get these highly reviewed brain boosting supplements to make you a well rounded human being!


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