I am really blessed. My clients and students are really generous with me at Christmas time. I have had my share of Moscato, gourmet hot chocolate, cookies, massages, pretty handmade scarves and gift cards. I started thinking. If “I” were buying for a fitness girl like myself, what would I buy? How could I totally rock someone’s world who lived the lifestyle I live? Now, seriously, I have enjoyed EVERY DROP of wine and hot chocolate, delightful trail mix and Peppermint Mochas via my Starbucks gift cards. 🙂 But if I had to ask Santa for something special (because I REALLY have been a good girl this year), this would be my list.
1.) Amazon Gift Cards: O.K., people don’t really know that I have an addiction to BOOKS. I LOVE to read but I don’t have time. I download books into my Kindle and read them while I am doing my cardio. I am thinking I might need to start downloading audio books too since I drive a lot. I also buy most of my vitamins/supplements from Amazon. Who has time to go shopping with MY schedule? And did I mention I LOVE books?
2.) Oolong tea from Teavana or Art of Tea. Yeah. Seriously. Any kind. I love tea and I need something hot CONSTANTLY because I am always cold and on the go a lot. I tend to have quite a few stomach problems and oolong helps my energy, metabolism and digestion. And it tastes good. 🙂
3.) A VERY LARGE lunch bag/cooler. I am guilty of skipping meals. I need something that will help me transport my meals ALL DAY. Six Pack Bags has a really cool system I am thinking about buying. But I am waiting on Santa to see what he is going to do. Maybe if I exchange free personal training sessions?
4.) Sports bras, fitness capris and sleeveless, breathable tanks. I have to change clothes, sometimes, three times a day. I am ALWAYS running out of clothes. And I have to throw some clothes away after a while because I mean, seriously, how many Piloxing classes can one shirt stand? 🙂 I just recently bought some capris from Reebok on sale and I can’t WAIT to get those.
5.) A new pair of running shoes. Even though I do have a pair (ran my 1/2 marathon in them), I still need a pair to alternate in (that’s when you know your status has changed, when you start “alternating” shoes). I heard the Mizuno Wave Rider 16 is a sweet shoe. We’ll see. 🙂
6.) ITunes Gift Cards. As a person who has to download A LOT of music, these ALWAYS come in handy. Most of my music is for work but every now and then, I like to have something for my own listening pleasure. My latest downloads would include Miguel, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera.
7.) Yurbuds: While training for the half, I got used to not listening to music but I sort of miss belting out “Billie Jean” while attacking the elliptical. Because I have children who lose headphones often (and Ipods too), I have a thousand pair of headphones that I can’t find.
8.) Origins Matcha Bath Soak: Most nights I am a lucky to get in a ten minute shower let alone a thirty minute bath. This stuff costs a million dollars but it is my favorite bath soak EVER. I am sore A LOT and I like to be able to unwind after being at the gym all day and just relax.
10.) For my family and friends to understand how valuable they are to me and realize that health is something we should not take for granted. I have spent countless hours reaching out this year, trying to get people involved in their own care. Sometimes it feels like a lost cause. I don’t need anything else on my list if Santa would just give me the strength to keep up this crusade.
Please, Santa. I’m begging you.