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FitViews 2016 Holiday Fit List

FitViews 2016 Holiday Fit List Gift Guide

It's that time of year again! 
Time for my FitViews Holiday Fit List gift guide for 2016.

I just love the holidays. The music, the decorations, the extra time spent with family and friends, the Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mochas...mmmm 

Fit mom gift guide

Oh wait, I wandered off. Holidays, yes.

What I don't love about the holidays is trying to figure out what to get people! I'm one of those people that wants to find the perfect thing that people are going to love and give a little squeal when they open. Some people are easy, but for those on my list that are tough to buy for I love gift guides. I've found the best presents on gift guides.

Which is why I do one here! So, if you don't know what to buy your wife for Christmas, read on. (Or sister, cousin, aunt, mother, bff, daughter...)


FitViews 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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For the runner

The Garmin Forerunner 235. Yes. She will love you forever. Sparkly Soul headbands. In. Every. Color. Thorlo Experia running socks and an Under Armour Fleece headband. She'll be set.


Also, Pro Compression socks. The crazier the better. Really. Click here and pick any of these.

Motivate Wraps from Momentum Jewelry. Trust me. All of my runner friends love these.
Momentum Jewelry Motivate Wraps
Motivate Wraps from Momentum Jewelry

BELIEVE Training Journal.


Running books (or magazines). If she loves running, she loves reading about running. It's just how it is.


For the coffee lover

I love my OXO french press and tea kettle. And this mug and shirt=perfection. (A note about the mug: I think it takes longer to ship, so order early.)


For the Jillian Michaels fan

All things JILLIAN!


For anyone

Activity trackers. I love mine. They're amazing. I can't think of many that wouldn't love one. The main decision here is with HR monitoring or without and what color. Garmin and Fitbit are the most popular brands among my friends. I'm a Garmin girl myself.


Subscription boxes. These are so fun. 


I love the POPSUGAR Must Have Box and have heard good things about Cairn

Stocking Stuffers

EOS Lip Balms. You can never have too many of these. Ever.


Yurbuds, toe socks, knee socks, and touch screen gloves. The perfect balance between function and fun.


For more ideas check out my Pinterest board: What to buy your wife for Christmas. I'll be updating it through Christmas with fun ideas!

OK, now somebody send this to my hubby...


Fan Favorites

KETO Cocktails: The Lemon Drop

I love a good glass of red wine now and then, I mean it's practically a health food, right? ;) But sometimes I just want a cocktail. I'm all for moderation and having a drink now and then, but I'm just not down with the calorie, carb, and sugar counts of some of my favorites. Seriously, have you ever looked them up? Eek. So, I've set to work at converting my favorite cocktail recipes to be more keto diet friendly! The first cocktail recipe I'm tackling is the keto lemon drop . I used to love these, but haven't had one in years because of the sugar in them. In my early twenties I had a friend who used to make them for me all the time. We would have a shaker full of these, a good dinner, and a chick flick on a weeknight , it was kind of bliss. Her recipe called for so. much. SUGAR though! Looking back I think she may have used a wee bit more sugar than most, but they were really good. I think my keto-ized recipe comes pretty dang close to those del

What is 75 Hard #75Hard: Documenting My Experience With The 75 Hard Challenge

January 1, I embarked on an interesting journey; I decided to start the 75 Hard Challenge (scroll to the bottom of the post for my updated journal on my progress. I've gotten a lot of questions on this program and what it is exactly, what the rules are, etc. So... What is 75 Hard ? It's a mental toughness skills development challenge started by Andy Frisella. (Since first posting this, it is now a book as well .) His premise is that mental toughness is a skill and therefore can be learned, practiced, and honed. Andy designed this challenge to cultivate: confidence, self-belief, self-esteem, self-worth, endurance, fortitude, grit, perseverance, self-discipline, endurance, resilience... and all of the skills inside the scope of mental toughness.  Check out the podcast that started it all for all the info from Andy himself:  https://andyfrisella.com/blogs/mfceo-project-podcast/75hard-a-75-day-tactical-guide-to-winning-the-war-with-yourself-with-andy-frisella-mfceo291  No

Keto Paleo Friendly Coffee Creamer Recipe

Going keto paleo has me missing one thing: the organic grass-fed half-and-half I'd been having in my coffee. Since going paleo over a year ago I've searched and searched and just never found anything else I love in my coffee. I'd just about given up on a keto paleo-friendly coffee creamer ! I was almost to resign myself to black coffee forever, but then I decided to resort again to trying to make my own. This version is simple and quite delicious. Not only is it keto paleo, but Whole30 and 21 Day Sugar Detox friendly as well. Keto Paleo Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer Ingredients 1 can Organic Canned Coconut Milk (the kind in the carton just won't do it) 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Vietnamese Organic 1 teaspoon Organic Pure Vanilla  for 100% Whole30 compliant swap for vanilla powder 2 teaspoons raw local honey or Organic Maple Syrup (optional, leave out for KETO, Whole30, or 21DSD) Directions Blend all ingredients well in your blender. Store in

Cinnamon Vanilla KETO Coffee Creamer Recipe

There are tons of keto coffee creamer products flooding the market right now. Some are fantastic options. Some chock full of nasty ingredients. But most of them are on the pricey side. I decided to work on some clean, more budget-friendly, keto coffee creamer recipes we can easily make at home! (Check out my Keto Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer too.)⠀ This dairy-free Cinnamon Vanilla Keto Coffee Creamer is definitely one of my favorites. I just love cinnamon coffees. They're delicious. Plus, cinnamon is supposed to be good for blood sugar control. Win-win. Keto Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer ⠀⠀ ☕☕☕ ⠀ ⠀ INGREDIENTS⠀⠀ 1 can (13.66 oz)  Canned Coconut Cream 2 teaspoons Organic Saigon Cinnamon⠀ ⠀ 2 teaspoons  Organic Pure Vanilla ⠀⠀ Low Carb Sweetener to taste, generally 5 to 10 packets OR 5 to 15 drops monk fruit (optional)⠀ ⠀ DIRECTIONS⠀⠀ Add all ingredients to your blender. Blend, just until combined. About 30 seconds, scraping the sides if you need t

Paleo Smoky Grilled Pineapple Burgers

Since going Paleo my family has fallen even more in love with our grill. Paleo and grilling just work well together. The past couple of years I've even been stepping outside my grilling comfort zone more and more. Grilling things I'd never thought to have grilled before and trying new flavor combinations. I have to say I'm pretty thrilled with the results of most of my flavor experiments.  In the past I'd never have thought to grill fruit, but it's amazing. Grilling fruit and adding it to traditionally savory dishes? Brilliant. Oh yes, and? New rule: every burger recipe for the rest of forever must contain grilled pineapple. OK, maybe more of a guideline. It's a seriously delicious combination though. This Smoky Grilled Pineapple Burger is always a crowd-pleaser at my house. It's not only Paleo, but Whole30, glutenfree, lower carb, and clean eating friendly. I promise you won't miss the bun!  paleo, grilled pineapple burger, sm

Paleo Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer Recipe

It's just not the holidays for me without a Starbucks peppermint mocha (or white chocolate peppermint mocha, mmm). I generally splurge once or twice during the holiday season with the real thing. Since going keto paleo, however, I'm not sure if I will. Sometimes the sugar just isn't worth it! Problem is I like them, miss them, and would really enjoy them all season long! So..... I decided I wanted to tackle the peppermint mocha and come up with Paleo-friendly version . With this simple recipe, I can have a peppermint mocha anytime. Not only is this recipe Paleo, but it's also Whole30, gluten-free, vegan, primal, and 100% junk-free. Paleo Peppermint Mocha Recipe Ingredients: 1 can Organic Canned Coconut Milk (Regular, NOT light. Seriously, ew.) 1/3 cup Organic Cocoa Powder 2 to 3 Tablespoons Organic Grade B Maple Syrup  (Optional, leave out for keto or Whole30.) 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Organic Peppermint Extract (Depending how pepperminty you like

Jillian Michaels BodyShred Full Review

I was sent the Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED program and supplements for review purposes.In this BodyShred review, as always, opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own. I have to say my two months of BodyShred flew by! It seems like I just started yesterday. Ah, time flies while you're having fun. Right? OK, in this full review post, I hope to give you a good overview of exactly what the BodyShred program is as well as my thoughts and opinions on the program. So, is Jillian Michaels BodyShred hype or help? Let's chat... Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED is Jillian's latest total-package fitness program. This set includes: What is included in the BodyShred program? What's in the box: BodyShred Fitness Guide BodyShred Meal Plan BodyShred Rotational Calendar BodyShred "Let Them See You Sweat" Workout Towel DVDs-      8 - Shred Style Circuit Workouts        1. Launch        2. Rise        3. Amplify        4. Escalate        5. C

30 Easy Prep and Pack Whole30 Lunch Recipes

The Whole30 Program is amazing. I highly recommend it. Every time I've done a Whole 30 I have felt AMAZING by the end. It's a very empowering experience. It is not however an easy one. Mostly because the food prep can take much more time if you're used to grab and go options. A little planning ahead and you can definitely make it through the 30 days. When it comes to Whole30 lunches, 3 things worked best for me: Quick and easy salads. Prepping food on Sunday. Cooking too much at dinner and eating leftovers for lunch the next day. I thought I'd share 30 of the awesome Whole30 lunch recipes I've found from my favorite bloggers (and a few from me!). I've included all three options I listed above. Some quick and easy salads, some to prep an entire recipe on the weekend and then portion them for lunches that week, and some to be cooked for dinner and the leftovers packed for lunch the next day. Play around and see what works best for you. This list

Hype or Help: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Final Program Review

Disclaimer: I received  Jillian Michaels Body Revolution for review purposes. As always opinions are 100% honest and my own. After three long months of testing this program I'm finally down to the review! I've had so many questions, and I hope to answer them all here. So, is it hype or help ? Have a seat, let's talk about that... What you will need for these workouts: A set of light, medium, and heavy hand weights to suit your ability level. What's Included with Jillian Michaels Body Revolution : 15 Workout DVDs Resistance Cable Fitness Guide Book Fat Burning Meal Plan 7 Day Kick-Start Your Metabolism Plan 90 Day Journal Bookmark What's in the box? My unboxing video if you want to see it all: The Body Revolution Diet Plan I've had a lot of questions on what exactly the diet plan for Body Revolution is. Let me break it down... The diet for this program is roughly 1200 calories a day and all of the recipes come from J

KETO Paleo Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

  It's that time of year again. Pumpkin-time that is! Yes, yes, I want all. Things. Pumpkin. Right now. Pumpkin bread , pumpkin muffins , pumpkin spiced everyyyyythingggg. Sorry, not sorry. However, I'm currently doing pretty strict Keto Paleo (more on that in another post). So no PSL's for me. Dangit. Unless.... Paleo Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Ingredients 1 can Organic Classic Coconut Milk  - If you do dairy you can use 2 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream here instead.  1 Tablespoon Organic Pumpkin  (YES, it has real pumpkin it it. Seriously, they all should...) 2 teaspoons Organic Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon Organic Nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon Organic Cloves 1/8 teaspoon Organic Ginger 2 Tablespoons Grade B Organic Maple Syrup (completely optional- leave out for a sweetener-free, strict Paleo, 21 Day Sugar Detox, KETO , low carb, and Whole30 friendly coffee creamer. Or swap for Truvia or Monk Fruit. ) Directions Add all ingredients into your blender and