Fashionably Fit w/ Jawbone UP

Friday, October 30, 2015

Any of these thoughts sound familiar?
I need to eat better. I need to get back into shape. Why am I so tired? How many hours of sleep did I get last night? Why do I feel so sluggish? I'm sitting way too much during the day. I need to drink more water. etc. etc. etc.

We all want to improve the quality of our lives by taking better care of our bodies (and mind). But sometimes we don't know how or where to start. Well lucky for you, Jawbone has made it easy to integrate both wellness and achievement into your daily life with their new UP 2 and UP 3 fitness trackers! Not only is has the system behind UP been improved, but they’ve introduced new colors and materials into the mix, so you can set goals, track your progress, and elevate your personal style, all within a fashionably sleek band.

With the Jawbone UP app, you can set your health and fitness goals, and the Smart Coach will encourage you to drink more water, take more steps, and get more sleep to enable you to achieve your goals! As you can see above, I've left my "Move" goal at the recommended 10,000 steps, but I customized my "Sleep" goal by setting it for 7 hours instead of 8 because my body feels sluggish the next day if I sleep any more than 6-7 hours (I'm weird like that). Also, by tracking the trends in my steps and sleeping patterns, I'm able to see what days I've struggled with hitting my goals and find way to improve upon that!

I live a borderline sedentary life (I work from home so my office is my couch) so the Jawbone UP 2 has helped me remember to keep active. I set an "Idle Alert" reminder on it so that if I'm sedentary for an hour, it buzzes me (literally vibrates) to get up and walk around. I also set a reminder for myself to drink water every hour and to let me know when it's time to take my pill! My favorite alert feature about the Jawbone UP 2 though is the "Smart Alarm." You can set an alarm for when you want to wake up by, and because it tracks when you're in your Deep Sleep/Light Sleep phases, it'll wake you up when you're in a Light Sleep phase between 10-30 minutes before your desired alarm time. That way you'll wake up alert, rather than groggy. Trust me, this is coming from someone who is NOT a morning person, it works!

One of my favorite features of the new Jawbone UP 2 design is how sleek and subtle the band is. Sometimes fitness trackers are too bulky or stand out too much--making you feel like everyone can see that you're trying to track your health and fitness. I like that the band just blends right into any outfit, and looks like an accessory, rather than a device.

As a style blogger, I like it when my looks are put together and cohesive, so it's such a bonus that my Jawbone UP 2 is style-friendly and pretty much goes with every outfit I wear. I like sticking to neutrals for the fall season (blacks, whites, grey, olives, etc.) so the gunmetal grey/black look of my band compliments the vibe of my style (especially this outfit)! Yay! If you love pops of color though, the band also comes in a variety of different shades, like turquoise, violet+gold, and many more!

PS. It was VERY cold outside the day I shot these pics, hence why there are goosebumps on my arm!

I've already seen such a difference in the quality of my life thanks to the Jawbone UP 2! I'm sleeping better, I'm eating better, and I have lots of energy to actually go out and do things! I love that I can physically see and track my movements and activity, and then receive feedback on how to improve and change! It's crazy how something so minimal and small can have such a huge impact on how you live your life.

If you're looking for something that will help you kickstart your goals of living a healthier life, be sure to check out the Jawbone UP 2 and UP 3. Not only will you begin feeling good about your life and goals, but you'll look good while doing it! :)

If you have any questions about the Jawbone UP devices, let me know in the comments below! I'd love to share more about my experience with it!

Have a great Halloween weekend, friends!


Thanks to Jawbone UP for sponsoring today's post!
All opinions and my love for this fitness tracker are my own. #StyleUP @Jawbone

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