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12 Top Gifts For Fitness Lovers

The Holiday season is finally here!
If you’re whipping up some last minute gifts and have come across someone on your list who’s into fitness but have no idea what to give them? Well, guess what? You’re in luck because here are a few great gift ideas guaranteed to make them smile.

12 Top Gifts For Fitness Lovers

1. BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones – Gray $109.00 :
Have you ever been to the gym, super focused and all of a sudden you’re all tangled up in your headphone cord, distracting you from performing your best? It sucks, doesn’t it? That’s why wireless headphones would be the ideal gift for a runner, weightlifter, hiker, or pretty much anyone.

2. Workout Clothes:
From tank tops to leggings, to sports bras, one can never have too many workout clothes.

Women’s Nike Pro Classic Padded Sports Bra Sport Fuchsia/Sunset Glow $34.42

Nike Womens Essential HBR Tank Top Black/White 831731-010 Size X-Small $34.95

Ndoobiy Digital Printed Women’s Full-Length Yoga Workout Leggings Thin Capris $12.99

adidas Women’s Athletics Essential Linear Logo Tank Top $19.99

3. Workout Shoes:
Same goes for shoes. Can you really have too many training or running shoes? I think not.

adidas NEO Women’s Cloudfoam QT Racer w Running Shoe

Nike Women’s Tanjun
Starting from $53.69

NIKE Womens Wmns Metcon 2
Starting from $74.50

NIKE Women’s Air Max Motion LW Running Shoes
Starting from $63.75

4. Hydracy Fruit Infuser Water Bottle – 32 Oz $22.97
These are absolutely amazing, I love making detox waters! Drinking fruit infused water is a great way to insure you’re getting vitamins throughout your day, and it taste delicious!

5.Fitlosophy Fitbook: Fitness Journal and Planner for Workouts, Weight Loss and Exercise: $22.98
This is a great way to help keep your fitness on track while recording your progress as well. This book is a 12-week fitness journal where you can log in daily workouts, meals, set goals, log before and after measurements, and even read some inspirational quotes.

6. LuxFit Premium High Density Foam Roller: $4.95-24.95
Everyone knows having sore muscles can really be discomforting at times, by having a foam roller you now have an amazing way to relieve muscle tension.

7. Simple Modern Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double-Walled Wave Bottle $16.99
These steel water bottles will help keep your water cold for long periods of time and won’t sweat! They also have tons of different colors and designs to choose from.

8. Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands: $10.95
Need an extra kick in your workouts? These are the way to go!

9. Meal Prep Bag with Meal Prep Containers $29.99
This lunch box comes included with 10 food containers, insulated cooler bags, and dining utensils. A great way to stay organized with your food and super easy to take anywhere with you such as work, school, parks, or even road trips.

10. The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook $10.31
Trying to eat healthy can sometimes seem simple, plain and boring. Especially if you’re just beginning to eat better. This book will help guide you through the basics of meal prepping and of course, show you how to make some delicious homemade recipes.

11. PharMeDoc Gliding Discs Exercise Sliders -Set of 2 $7.95
Changing up your workout routines and trying out new things does the body good. But really these just look like a ton of fun.

12. BalanceFrom Go Yoga All Purpose $17.95
This yoga mat contains extra thickness to prevent tearing like most yoga mats tend to do, perfect for at home workouts. Also comes in a bunch of different colors.

I hope you guys enjoyed my fitness lovers gift guide. Now, go out there and make someone happy this Christmas! 🙂


First Steps To Fitness After Giving Birth

During my pregnancy, I gained a total of almost 25lbs, which mainly went all to my belly. I felt like I was carrying a bowling ball around with me the whole time lol. While I was pregnant, I’m not going to lie, I was very concerned about what my body would be like afterward. I was terrified of the thought that I would never be able to achieve my fitness goals any longer. I constantly had people telling me that my body would never be the same as before, that bikinis and crop tops would be a thing of the past, that I no longer would be able to wear tight clothing, that from here on out my body would go down a plunging spiral. First off, anybody can wear crop tops, bikinis, and tight clothes. There’s no certain body type you have to have in order to wear clothes that make you feel beautiful. Secondly, why people think it’s okay to be so harsh and negative towards someone who’s pregnant is beyond me. We already have enough on our plates to worry and stress about then your concern of what our body will look like in the long run. And thirdly, do me a favor and don’t listen to them, okay? They don’t know anything. Just because maybe they didn’t get the results they wanted to doesn’t mean you won’t be successful.

You can do absolutely anything you set your mind to. Even get into the BEST shape of your life, if that’s what you really wanted. Yes, of course, it won’t be easy and you won’t see result from one day to the next. It honestly more than likely won’t be months until you start to see progress, but don’t let that hold you back. Keep pushing because once you begin to see your results you won’t want to stop and no one will be able to. It’s going to take a lot of determination, focus and with consistency, you will reach your goals.

The best advice I can give through my experience is not worrying so much about your physical appearance, as hard as that may be. What’s more important right now is your health, as well as your baby’s. Nourishing your body with healthy foods that provide you with nutrients and vitamins will help fuel your body and possibly even make recovery faster for you. Now, who wouldn’t want that? Remember, your body is enduring many changes at this stage in life. If there’s any point where you should be cautious and aware of what you’re eating it should be now. But an occasional pizza and ice cream never hurt anyone either. No need to torture yourself. 🙂

Now, once you get cleared from your doctor that it’s safe for you to begin doing exercises again is when you can begin to focus on what your fitness goals are. I would recommend starting off slow at first, nothing too intense yet till your body is properly healed. A good start would be pelvic bridges, kegels, heel slides, or even just taking nice long walks outside. After you start to gain strength and endurance you may move on to more intense workouts. Listen to your body. If you’re trying to move on to squats or lunges and you’re body doesn’t feel right then stop and try again in a week or so. You don’t want to over push yourself and cause injuries.

It’s important to always surround yourself with people who uplift, encourage and support you. Surround yourself with people who make you happy and who make you feel good about yourself. Trying to achieve anything, not only fitness, with a baby or child will always be a challenge, but we must continue forward because it will be so worth it at the end. Negativity? Ain’t nobody got time for that lol. I’m here to encourage and to support all the amazing moms out there as we try to achieve our goals, whatever they may be.

This is my journey to becoming the best version of myself for my beautiful baby girl Isabella. 💕 39weeks

Look at all that belly! 👀 👀
Photo was taken one week before giving birth