Amidst the eating-more-than-we-should and the working-out-less-than-we-should of Christmas week, Andrew and I received (and gave) a few gifts that will help us be a little more fit as we get back to our routines. The best fit gifts under our tree this year:
1. Running Clothes
Please, don’t be intimidated by how tough I look. 😉 My mom, a fellow runner, gave me some awesome new gear this year! The top is Under Armor and looks white in the photo, but is actually that cool pattern above on the right. The leggings are Nike, and they are perfect. 🙂 I don’t know about you, but I find new running gear to be so motivating! I couldn’t wait to put them on and run yesterday!
Additionally, my aunt Ann gave me this great running top. I am looking forward to taking it on its debut run!
2. Extra Long Yoga Mat (for the giant)
Andrew and I have been taking a yoga class pretty faithfully for almost a year, but we had yet to purchase our own mats. The standard-sized mats we borrow at the gym are fine for me, but at 6’4 Andrew hangs off the top and the bottom. For Christmas this year I bought him an extra long yoga mat. With 7 feet of mat, both his head and feet are cushioned. 🙂 I waited until after Christmas to buy a mat for myself (the gray one pictured above) because I thought Andrew might give me one. He didn’t; instead, he gave me a…
3. Fitbit Flex
I have been absolutely geeking out about this thing since the moment I opened it. For those who aren’t familiar, a Fitbit is a wrist band that tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hours slept, sleep quality, and more. In other words, a health nut’s dream come true.
I’ve been having so much fun with it. It’s a great visual reminder to get up and move; over Christmas, when we were doing a lot of sitting around, it was convicting to see how far I was from the recommended 10,000 steps a day. It motivated me to go out and take a walk. 🙂
The sleep features are really cool too. You tap the band a few times when you lie down to sleep, and then again when you wake up in the morning, and it tracks your sleep patterns.
In related news, I sleep like a champ. 🙂 See how there’s no pink (awake) at the beginning of the night? Yes, I actually fall asleep that fast.
Fitbit also gives you the option to set weight loss goals and record the food you eat. It tracks how many calories you’ve eaten and tells you how many you have left based on your goals. All around, it’s an awesome gadget
With these tools, we are on our way to a healthy 2014!
-What fit gifts did you receive or give this year?
-Do you have a Fitbit? Are you as obsessed with it as I am?
I would LOVE a Fitbit! I’d be most interested in seeing how I sleep!
Joe’s sister gave me a pair of Nike capris that just happen to be Virginia Tech colors! Comfy and school-spirited 🙂
Nice!! Yeah, the sleep feature of the Fitbit is really cool. It’s been fun to use it over the last week and start to see patterns with how I sleep!
OOoo I’m so jealous of all the fit gifts!! Especially the fitbit. It’s funny, I put that on my Christmas list (we always exchange lists as a family) and then suddenly EVERYONE had a fitbit on their list (okay only 3 other people). Guess who was the only one who didn’t get one. Yeah. This kid. Oh well, I may just have to buy it with wedding present money 🙂 I can’t wait to hear more about how you like it… and whether it’s worth my wedding present money!
Haha, oh no! Sorry you didn’t get one! So far, I’d say it’s definitely worth the money! If mine broke for some reason, I’d immediately go out and buy another. I just love having all the stats to look at 🙂
Agreed – I’m such a stats lover!! 🙂
I LOVE fit gifts! Last year was the beginning of people realizing that’s all I want and I ended up with a Garmin… HURRAH! Cute Nike patterned top girly! And my man has the fitbit flex and we loved seeing how much we walked when we were on vacation in Seattle. I kinda wish I had worn it during my marathon, ha! And yay for Andrew getting a mat that is long enough for him! I hate when my head or toes hang off the gross gym mats. 🙂
Thanks! Isn’t the Fitbit so much fun?? That would have been great to use it during the marathon… I can’t even guess how many steps that would be! And yes, we are really looking forward to not using the gross gym mats anymore. 🙂
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