I HAVE EMERGED FROM FINALS HELL!
That was my life for the past week or so. Coffee and so much studying. I am BEYOND happy that this final is done and out of the way. Anatomy is tough, y’all. It’s a lot of information and memorization which is completely opposite of the business and social science finals I’m used to taking. I learned a lot of valuable information and feel like I have a better understanding of the human body that I can use and relate to personal training. As much as I hated the process of learning and memorizing all the muscles and their origins, insertions, and actions, that information is super valuable to me and what I want to do with my (eventual) Bachelor of Kinesiology.
Bring on physiology!
Now that my one final is over and done with, I can move in to more important things....like finishing my Christmas shopping.
I have approximately 50% of my shopping done and will be (hopefully) completing the entire checklist by the end of this weekend! I have a bunch of stocking stuffers to buy plus a few bigger presents...and I chosen to finish my list on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Yikes.
In case any of you are in the same boat, I’ve compiled a list of really awesome (according to me) stocking stuffers. These gifts have a fitness theme throughout but I’ve thrown in a few just plain awesome gifts that I’ve stumbled across in my research.
This will literally always be on my gift guide because all items related to taming my mane during physical activity are basically gold. Some specific ideas: headbands (I love Sparkly Soul), bobby pins and hair ties (forever getting lost), running hat (I have my eyes on this one), and any winter running accessories like ear warmers and touques.
I tend to get a new gym bag every 1-2 years since mine get ratty and destroyed from being dragged around all year. Also, Sadie occasionally has an emotional freak out when left by herself and my gym bags are sometimes innocent victims. I’ve been scoping out a new one for this year since my current one has had its handles chewed by The Pants and I’ve been loving oGorgeous and Fivesse bags.
There are so many of these out in the market right now. Fitbit, Polar, Garmin, Jawbone....it really just depends what you or your giftee wants. Here’s a good comparison of specs of the most popular trackers.
So fun and on trend. I love lululemon's wunder unders for quality, but you can find some great ones from Moving Comfort, Lorna Jane, and the Gap!
I personally love these types of sweaters to wear with jeans and leggings on the weekend, and to throw on going to and from the gym. If you know the person's alma matter or favorite sports team, this is a pretty easy gift! Some of my faves:
Gift cards always get a bad rep but honestly, who doesn’t like free money?! Lululemon, Starbucks, Sportschek, Etsy, or a local yoga or fitness studio are some good ideas for stocking stuffers.
Fun Coffee Mug
You can never have too many! Etsy has some amazing mugs for anything you can dream of. I have to give a shoutout to my amazing Feyonce mug (above) from The Little Vinylsaur. Other cute options:
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