What it is: Fitbook fitness and nutrition journal.
Why it’s cool: Keeping close tabs on what you eat is one of the best ways to lose weight, according to a recent study. But for those of us who can’t quite make the food-tracker-app thing stick, there’s this: the Fitbook, a 12-week total fitness and nutrition system that gives you the tools to set (and achieve!) realistic get-fit goals. It includes a fitness planner so you can map out your workouts ahead of time, and prompts you to set weekly nutrition and fitness goals. From there, you’ll keep track of your workouts and meals and how they make you feel so you can easily see what’s working and what’s not. Here’s the best part: there’s space to jot down the goals you’ve accomplished and a built-in reward system to keep you motivated. The book, which is just five-and-a-half-inches square, can easily fit in a purse or gym bag and comes with a pen so you’re always ready to record.
Who it’s for: You know the person on your list who’s always making New Year’s resolutions but never sticking with them? Yeah. Her.
Cost: $22.95 at getfitbook.com.
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