it’s all about the small things, y’all. we don’t need new cars or expensive jewelry or ridiculously overpriced handbags. give us a cup of cocoa, a good book or journal + a cozy blanket to curl up under + we are good to go! that’s why this Christmas, instead of focusing too much on gifts, we’re harnessing the incomparable power of JOY - the joy found in life’s simple, everyday moments. we want to stop + enjoy the little things, for one day we may look back and realize they were actually the big things all along. here are 12 tiny things that bring us massive amounts of JOY!
[DAY 1] 12.12 having faith
there are three “f”s we hold dear here at fitlosophy: food, fitness + of course, FAITH. and now that we’ve finally debuted our faith-based fitspiration journal, we’re more inspired than ever to jumpstart our mornings on a heavenly note. it always makes the rest of the day, no matter how busy, seem so much more doable.
[DAY 2] 12.13 doodling away
sometimes we just want to doodle without scribbling over our daily workout, so for those times, we set aside our fitbooks + crack open a fresh, new noteable journal. perfect for planning, dot-journaling-style, or jotting down your bright ideas. or better yet, gift these as a stocker stuffer with a sweet note of encouragement tucked inside.
[DAY 3] 12.14 sticking to it
obviously we’re paper people. but don’t even try to tell us sticky notes aren’t your go-to for jotting quick reminders. but up the love-game this holiday season by leaving little surprise love notes up on your sweetheart’s mirror or notes of encouragement for the kiddos in their lunchbox. sometimes a sticky is all it takes to create a little more joy!
[DAY 4] 12.15 inspiring thyself
let’s face it - sometimes there are days we just don’t think we can do it. adulting, that is. on those days, an uplifting song or an inspiring quote can work motivational miracles. that’s why we love + adore our fitspirational screen locks. every time you take a call or check the time or go to open an app, your phone screen inspires. our gift to you: 12 inspiring designs to add some pep to your phone step - check 'em out.
[DAY 5] 12.16 snacking sensibly
is there anything better than being able to whip out the perfect little healthy nibble when a hardcore snack attack creeps up on you?? we won’t lie; we really look forward to snacktime each day. a few of our faves: rise bar, purely pecans raw pecan butter + epic bar. our eat fit kit makes grocery shopping for all the goods a breeze, while our fan-favorite snackstak keeps all your go-to grub handy. idea: pack a little gift basket with healthy homemade snacks as a hostess gift for the holidays!
[DAY 6] 12.17 finding fitspiration
self-care is definitely a buzzword right now, but honestly, there’s nothing trendy about taking a few moments each day to reflect and take care of your mental + emotional health. some days, taking this time with our gratitude journal each morning is the only thing that keeps us sane. giftable idea: 2 for them, 1 for you.
[DAY 7] 12.18 gearing up
i’m sorry, but if you’re being honest, is there anything that motivates you to get your butt to the gym more than new workout gear?? well, okay...maybe wine. or coffee. or both. whatever perks you up, remember to treat yourself to inspiring rewards as you get your sweat on this holiday season.
[DAY 8] 12.19 curling up with coffee
of course, no list of things that bring us joy would be complete without coffee. is there anything cozier than curling up under a blanket with your cuppa joe + a journal on a cold winter’s morn? we’re loving this life-changing brand lately. not only does generous coffee taste amazing, each sale gives back to communities in need - from helping Guatemalan farmers send their kids to school to assisting Rwandan women in providing for their families.
[DAY 9] 12.20 making a list - checking it twice
gonna make sure you don't forget who's naughty + nice! keep all your gift lists, to-dos, errands + appointments in one spot in the fitspiration PLANNER. especially around the holidays, it can be so easy to get caught up in what you have to get done, so it'll conveniently keep you grounded + grateful, healthy + happy.
[DAY 10] 12.21 making cookies
we don’t think there’s anyone on planet earth who could say that cookies don’t bring them insane amounts of joy - and we’re definitely no exception. plus, christmas-cookie baking for santa with the kiddos gives us an excuse to pull out our little red food scale for simple one-bowl prep + put our favorite vital farms pasture-raised eggs + butter to delicious use. these are memories that will last forever, y'all!
[DAY 11] 12.22 shopping solo
all you mommas out there will understand this one. three words: childless. target. run. maybe you need a last-minute teacher gift, maybe you’re stocking up on printer paper, maybe you lied + said you were out of scotch tape just to get a moment to yourself to stroll the aisles of target, piping hot latte in hand as you browse the lampshades. regardless, there is no joy quite like a solo #targetrun. plus (bonus), you can stock up on our fitspiration journals (in the fitness + journal aisles) while you’re there!
[DAY 12] 12.23 giving the gift of side-by-side shopping
some people are just impossible to shop for. for those particularly persnickety peeps on our list, we go with a gift certificate. but what better gift to give than the gift of time? when in doubt gift cards can be the go-to, but couple it with the gift of shopping...together.
what moments or memories give you the warm holiday fuzzies come Christmas? let us not forget the true Reason for this glorious season.
merry CHRISTmas to you...
the fitlosophy elves