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?