merry #FITmas: a gift guide

December 11, 2014



2 weeks: that’s how long you have to wrap up your holiday shopping, people. i for one, am SO not even done. so rather than keep all my nifty fit gift ideas to myself, i thought i would share. sharing is caring.  still trying to find the perfect gift for the fitness lovin’ guy or gal in your life?  without further ado, i give you the 2014 merry #FITmas gift guide! (fitlosophy- approved, compiled by yours truly – and my elves.)

for the traveler: i’m traveling for 2 weeks straight for the holidays, which means there often won’t even be a gym in sight! i always pack my running shoes and my fitkit so i have all my gear, on-the-go. these travel kits come with a resistance band, jump rope, and even a handy little case so you have no excuse not to get your workout on while you’re traveling. these are compact in size + make the perfect lil’ stocking stuffer for the jet setter on your list!

for the paper lover: surprise, surprise….i heart paper. (go figure).  fitbook covers my fitness + food, but these 2 bound beauties complete the perfect paper trio. i start my day by jotting down my to do list + getting my priorities straight with my Day Designer planner. it was created by Whitney English, an entrepreneur, for the (type A) creative entrepreneur that still needs to put pen to paper. but even before i crack open my planner in the morning, i spend time in my prayer journal…and then end my day by reflecting in my gratitude journal, both from Val Marie Papers. yes, #paperrocks.

for the fashionably fit: i’m pretty obsessed with our new fit gear line. we’ve had our little racerback tank tops (super cheap on sale right now!!) for years, but i’ve always wanted to expand our apparel line. i’m so grateful we were able to do that this year for the holidays.  to be honest, i created them so i could wear them!  nothing inspires a workout like feeling (and looking) good. i’m not sure which saying is my fave: “goal-getter”…”fit happens”…or “no goal was met without a little sweat”!  and no, it’s not just for the ladies. we’ve stocked up on gear for the guys too!  what better gift for your buff beau than a sporty tee to flaunt his brawny biceps?

for the goal getter: give them the gift of health this holiday season with new fitbook lite.  did you see the google hangout where i give you the 4 tweaks to lose 5+lbs in 6 weeks?consider getting one for you AND your accountability buddy so you can go after your goals together in 2015. it’s designed to work with digital fitness trackers too, which is a popular gift idea this holiday season. not in the mood to drop $100+? get our little red fitstep pedometer for <$10 that displays all the necessary digits: steps taken, calories burned + distance walked!

for the sweet snacker: need a healthy snack to leave for santa this christmas? these little coco-roons are raw, low in sugar, and made with all natural ingredients, which means you can have a couple without a sugar overload.  eating just one curbs sweet cravings + leaves me satisfied. tip: i keep them in the freezer…that way i eat them slower and they’re mentally a “treat”, not something i see every time i open the cupboard.  use promo code WR20 for a sweet little discount at checkout. (expires 12/31/14)

for the foodie: with all the holiday parties and sweet treats galore this time of year, it’s super important to prep and pack healthy food so i’m making healthy choices the rest of the time. my friends at 6 pack bags make the absolute best products on the market – especially their new line of purses that discreetly (and stylishly) stash my food!  because they’re my buddies, they’re offering  fitbookers 15% off your order with promo code FITMAS15 at checkout – valid on ANY purchase so shop shop! (expires 12/31/14)

for the de-hydrated: i don’t love drinking water – if you know me, you know i prefer coffee…or wine…but not water. until now. our new fitfuser water bottle has me downing water like a pro!  i’ve tried orange + lime, strawberry + basil, and my current festive combo is cranberries + mint. since using this, i am easily downing 3-4 of these a day….a drastic improvement for moi!  research shows you consume fewer calories if you sip up before a meal – so make sure and guzzle the good stuff before holiday parties to keep from overeating!  this is a pretty awesome stocking stuffer for the fitness fiend in your life.  consider leaving santa a creative concoction in place of the milk this year!

for the busy mom: the holidays can be overwhelming and stressful, especially when you have kids and are trying to sneak a workout in.  one of my favorite dvds for busy mommas are Erica Ziel’s after baby dvds.  whether you just had a baby or have little ones running around, these short, quick workouts will work you out in as little as 10 minutes a day.  pop one in the afternoon to get a quick + effective pilates workout while the kids are napping. even if you didn’t just have a baby, these workouts are seriously legit.  use code FITBOOK25 and get 25% off your order at! (expires 12/31/14)

for the faithful fashionista: not only do i love the creator of  Cross Training Couture, but i am a fan of her stylish apparel that proudly proclaims Jesus love.  i think i already own almost every tank top, but i’m hoping santa gifts me with this In It, Not Of It slouchy pullover to keep warm this winter.  i totally scored a discount for you too - enter promo code FITBOOK at checkout for 10% off – get shopping. (expires 12/31/14) 

for the protein packer: healthy sources of protein help keep you more satiated and less likely to overindulge later.  stock up for a quick protein fix during your holiday travels – and get a few extra to stuff those stockings!  most natural bars out there either pack in the sugar with high fruit contents, or they’re a sad excuse for a protein bar. enter Rise Bars: with just 5 ingredients, they’re low in sugar, gluten free, non-GMO AND pack in 15g of high quality protein. psst…my fave is this one (lemon cashew) but they’re all tasty!  the company is also based out of orange county + have become friends of mine so they’re giving fitbookers 20% off all orders on their site with code FITBOOK20. (expires 12/31/14) 

for the device diva: if you follow me on instagram (@fitbook) you might have see my sweet bytten giveaway.  i’m all about sporting my jawbone, and of all the trackers i think it’s the most stylish. but let’s face it, it’s not exactly my accessory of choice to go with my little black dress. until now. these stylish little  accessories  slide right on my jawbone, which means i can dress up my fitness tracker at a party and make sure i still get my steps in while i bust a move on the dance floor! check out their sweet selection too: gold, silver, red, blue, purple…almost every color for every occasion. perfect gift for that fit friend who always sports their tracker! (also available for fitbit)

for the procrastinator: sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect gift for the fitness lover in your life. and if you’re like me and tend to put things off a bit, you might be needing that you can get in your inbox, like ASAP. enter our fit gift cards: simply order, download + print…then your fit friend can shop til they drop!

remember: the holiday season is not just about the gifts.  trust me, i love giving gifts too…there’s nothing that brings me more joy than seeing someone’s face light up when i got them a thoughtful gift that makes them feel loved. and as always: let’s not forget the Reason for the Season.



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