Find Your Healthy for Less Than $10 + Giveaway

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at or with the appropriate manufacturers.

Good morning and a very happy Friday to you!!

One of my favorite ways to motivate myself and get excited about exercise is updating my fitness gear. Sure, I could go out a buy something new and fancy (and expensive) from Lululemon, but I don’t want to break the bank every time I need a little boost, so I started to check out more affordable options at my local drugstore. For real!

Drugstores, like CVS, carry just about everything nowadays, including inexpensive fitness items that will give you the motivation you need. A little health-inspired purchase always puts me in the right mindset! That said, here are six wallet-friendly fitness finds to look for the next time you shop at CVS!


It’s no secret that I’m a tad obsessed with headbands. I mean, I wear them all the time. Obviously, I like the way they look, but the main reason I love them so much is because I can’t stand when my hair falls in my face when I exercise. Just the thought of sweaty hair sticking to my face and neck makes me cringe. Yick. Headbands keep my hair out of my face, so I can focus on my workout.

Most drugstores sell all sorts of headband styles and most come in packages of three or more, so you’ll get a bunch of fun colors and designs for not a lot of money. I recently bought a package of Scunci Everyday & Active Reflective Head Bands from CVS that are no-slip, so they stay put when I exercise. They come in three different sizes and a whole bunch of colors, so I coordinate them with my workout attire. I also like the Scunci Everyday & Active No-Slip Wide Head Band that comes in both solid colors and patterns.

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Trinkets? Um? Yes. Hear me out on this one! A few weeks ago, a wheel fell off one of Quinn’s toy race cars. Unfortunately, it wasn’t fixable, so I started to think about how I could re-purpose it. Then, I remembered something my sister-in-law recently started doing. She puts a little trinket (I think hers is a plastic animal) on her bathroom sink to remind her to do her daily push-ups and sit-ups. I loved this idea so much, I started doing it myself, using Quinn’s broken car as my trinket. Now, I do 15 push-ups and 20 sit-ups every night before bed. My toy car is a great way to keep me on track with my fitness goals and you can buy one for just a few dollars at your local drugstore!


T-Shirts and Tank Tops

Drugstores often sell cheap t-shirts and tank tops in 3-packs, so they cost next to nothing per top. These ones from CVS are less than $4 each, which is an awesome price considering you’re just going to get them sweaty and stinky during your workouts. And when they get really grubby, you won’t feel bad about throwing them away. These tops are typically light-weight and come in a variety of colors, so you can stock up for months at a time. I typically wear them layered over a sports bra for an easy and stylish look. Definitely give it a try!

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Water Bottles

I didn’t realize this until recently, but CVS sells some pretty cool water bottles. I had no idea! The Full Circle Home On The Go Lemon Glass Water Bottle has a built-in lemon reamer that makes it easy to add flavor (limes, oranges, and grapefruit work too), so it’s a great way to get your daily 8 glasses of water without the added sugar and cost of prepackaged beverages. I also love this stainless steel water bottle with flowers on it. It’s adorable and would make a fun addition to any workout.

Sport Sunscreen

I always put on sunscreen before I go for a run or walk. Always. I’m kind of crazy about sunscreen. I use a sunscreen lotion for my face and CVS Sport Clear Spray Sunscreen SPF 50 on my body because it’s so quick and easy to use. Just spray and go! It literally takes me about a minute to apply it. I also love it because it’s so affordable, which is important, especially since I’m active everyday outside in the summertime.

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Healthy Snacks

Oh, how I love the snacks from CVS! I almost always buy at least one or two every time I shop there. I typically reach for goodies from the Gold Emblem Abound line (my favorites are CVS Gold Emblem Abound Sweet & Nutty Probiotic Trail Mix and CVS Gold Emblem Abound Organic Dried Figs), but I also love the not-as-healthy options, like the CVS Gold Emblem Milk Chocolate Covered Cashews (so insanely good) and the CVS Gold Emblem Brownie Filled Pretzel Nuggets. Most of these snacks cost only a few dollars (the brownie filled pretzels were recently on sale for just $0.88!), so they’re friendly on your wallet too.

healthy snacks from CVS

Giveaway time!

find your healthy giveaway

One lucky CNC will win the items below + a $25 gift card to CVS!

To enter: Just leave a comment on this post about a product that helps you stay healthy. I will randomly pick a winner next Wednesday.

Good luck!



  1. I, too, need a headband when I’m working out but many that I’ve tried always slide back on my head! I’m always in search of a good one that stays in place. I may have to try the Scunci’s!

  2. My water bottle, I take it EVERYWHERE. This ensures I drink enough water, avoid sweets, and curb hunger cravings.

  3. i recently found stick sunscreen (aka sunscreen in a deodorant-type stick form)–it makes applying sunscreen so much easier!

  4. My rotation of water bottles so I can get my 100 ounces in a day! And socks…randomly new socks always make for a great work out bump!

  5. My Jawbone Up fitness tracker! I’m pretty active anyway but sometimes just looking down at my wrist gives me a little motivation to get up and move around a little more!

  6. I’ve been following this blog for years and I understand you have to make a living off of this, but I recently went into CVS since it’s near my work for a healthy snack and the nutritional content on these items blow. It’s disappointing that your “own opinion” of these items are healthy and that toy car is a reach here. On a positive note the brownie pretzel bites are tasty and a perfect movie snack!

    1. I didn’t say ALL of the snacks were healthy, and I lovvveee the car idea. It definitely helps me stay on point. Sorry you don’t agree!

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