I’ve reached a point in life (who’s with me?) where holiday ‘thing’ gifting has become more of a guessing game/chore of not only what someone would want, but also what they possibly haven’t already bought themselves. Unless it is personal, hand-made, or something I KNOW do/would use on a go-forward basis, I mostly poke around for weeks in shops and online without too much success.
This year, instead of getting real with the struggle, I’m pumping out the things that rock the top of my list, are great last minute grabs, and will carry value into the new year for any of your sweat-loving, clean eating, or general healthy-living friends and family [that are maybe joining us for The Whole Damn Thing in January].
Sweaty Betty: Our friends at Sweaty Betty are having a big freaking sale [and you can too]. If you don’t know about this awesome fashion for your sweat lifestyle, you need to, and now you can get some of their community favorites for up to 50%, which you will not want to miss. Things are selling out fast, so get on it. [click on the link to get yours]
MODpaleo: this is hands down the best gift for the on-the-go + convenience-loving person in your life that is also trying to keep the sugar/grains/processed foods down to a minimum, while keeping energy up.
To add to the daily-awesomeness of this paleo delivery service, you can also get family-sized holiday sides to take your holiday meals up a notch.
As we gear up for the Whole Damn Thing, launching for our @MADcville, @MADcharleston and @bcoremethods communities on January 3rd, these clean food focused gifts will come in handy, and in the most dramatic of sugar detoxes will save dozens of lives (mostly of family members and friends). MODpaleo will be running a killer special for a 4 week meal plan subscription, so stay tuned for that news — and in the meantime, grab a gift card to stuff a stocking, or put right under the tree. I promise, you won’t be going wrong.
hungryroot: This year, with a focus on expanding the community of food preferences (vegan/veggies unite!) one of our new favorite companies that focuses on keeping food clean of preservatives and gluten is hungryroot, emphasizing the diversity of root vegetable noodles.
I got my first shipment last week and I have to say it is AWESOME. It does require a stovetop, and is a little more of a ‘prepared cooking’ option, but it is amazing for the non-gourmet chef looking to learn a little and potentially have some friends over during the Whole Damn month and need a healthy side option that will still be loved by anyone. You can add chicken to any of the meals, which is great, but also provides a solid veggie-rooted option for all.
Of course, giving the gift of sweats is also an amazing option, and you can get gift certificates to MADcville, MADcharleston, or b:core methods [barre. cardio. core] through our mindbody sites to help your loved one (or loving self) take advantage of our Holiday and New Year specials. With so much happening around our #sweatIX compound in 2016, you’ll want to get in on it early and take advantage of our full lifestyle pricing options – more info to come soon.
Until then celebrate the season of giving [to yourself]: eat well, and sweat often.