My morning snack was supposed to be a whole-wheat tortilla topped with a spoonful of almond butter… but I got a little carried away (typical of me and nut butters…) and wasn’t too hungry by the time lunchtime rolled around.
I kept my mid-day meal on the lighter side, and enjoyed a toasted whole wheat English muffin topped with cream cheese and cranberry sauce.
Grape tomatoes and string cheese served as sides.
And now it’s time for some present talk!
Gifts for Fitness Love-ahs!
I had such a good time compiling the list of gift ideas for my Holiday Gifts for Food-Loving Folks post last week, that I figured I would continue the series and scope out some goodies for fitness enthusiasts.
I created this list based on items I use all the time or items I am currently coveting. I hope it helps give you some holiday gift ideas for friends and family members… or at least gives you something to add to your own wish list!
If you’re looking for a big-ticket item that will make nearly any runner happy, splurge for the Garmin Forerunner. It tracks your speed, distance, heart rate and other important information. I wear it on nearly every run (*Proof*)! (Side note: Never pay full price for this watch. It’s always on sale somewhere. Shop around online for a good deal.)
I own these in two different colors (*Proof*) and love them. They’re thick enough so they don’t show every lump and bump, but are thin enough to keep you cool through a workout. Plus, the thick waistband is slimming for those of you who have some junk in the trunk like me.
If you read my blog with regularity, you know I am a huge fan of these cups. (*Proof*) You may find them at Bed, Bath and Beyond and can purchase different lids and straws for with them. Though I don’t take mine to the gym with me (I prefer a regular water bottle), I fill up the 24-ounce cup several times a day at work and it keeps my water cold, prevents condensation and encourages me to stay hydrated throughout the day.
I don’t own this particular bag, but a bag this cute makes me want to really get into yoga… or just carry around my yoga mat to look cute.
- Massage Gift Certificate:
The best post-workout reward is a massage! Plus, who doesn’t love a massage?
After spending months training for distance races, many runners enjoy putting a magnet of honor on their car to display their accomplishment to the world and show everyone how bad-ass (or crazy) they are. (If you buy this for someone, please make sure to purchase a magnet decal, not a sticker. Stickers are a pain in the tookus to take off.)
*For other great gift ideas, check out Gina’s Holiday Gift Guide!
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