New Year’s resolutions aren’t always easy to stick to when traveling, especially when beginning a brand new fitness routine.

Before leaving home, consider what you’ll need to better meet you goals during your trip. Does your hotel have a gym? And if so, what are its hours? Is there an outdoor jogging path nearby? You’ll have an easier time of sticking to your new routine once you’re organized and prepared to follow through in a new environment.

Below are some of my must-pack items to help track and maintain fitness goals while traveling in the new year. Have a suggestion that you’ve found works well for you? Share in the comments below.


Fitbit Alta HR, Black

Make every beat towards your fitness goals count with a Fitbit Alta HR. The very small band can track your steps, workouts, heart rates, and sleep. The band can be customized for just about any style. If you want something without a heart rate monitor, they have that, too.

User Review: I love my Fitbit! I think you can get the best usage out of it by also using the phone app. It not only tracks steps, but also heart rate, sleep patterns, food intake, water intake, and exercise.

Price: Starting at $130


Contigo Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Coffee Mug

Trying to save money on coffee or use fewer paper products? Go for a stainless-steel coffee mug like this one from Contigo. Priced at under $20, this mug also keeps drinks hot for up to 5 hours and cold up to 12 hours. It’s also leak and spill-proof, so no more coffee spills in your handbag or backpack.

User Review: This is the best coffee mug I have ever owned. bottom line: lives up to its promise.

Price: Starting at $13


HYDAWAY New Collapsible Pocket-sized Travel 

Is your plastic water bottle habit feeling a little excessive in 2019? A good way to cut back is to use a reusable water bottle. It’s also a great way to save a buck or two when you’re thirsty. This water bottle from HYDAWAY is a perfect choice. It is collapsible and will sit snug in a gym bag or side pocket.

User Review: This is the best coffee mug I have ever owned. bottom line: lives up to its promise.

Price: Starting at $25


My 66-Day Challenge Habit Tracker & Goal Planner

Sometimes you need a bit of a push to get started. This habit tracker and planner is a great way to get the ball rolling on your new fitness goals.

User Review: Good for helping yourself move forward with goals, habits and motivation. You can keep notes and charts of habits and there is lots to do.

Price: Starting at $13


AmazonBasics Daily Planner and Journal

If you’re planning to log your progress, a sturdy journal will certainly help. This journal from Amazon Basics can handle the task.

User Review: Nicely made with 3 built in book marks. Very good for keeping records/ performance when you don’t need to plan every day.

Price: Starting at $13


Yoga Starter Kit 7pcs

Practice mindfulness and mental health with a yoga starter kit. This kit from Clever Yoga comes with all the basics including a mat, tower, blocks, and a hand towel.

User Review: I love this kit. I love the bag and the props are great.”

Price: Starting at $60

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