10 thoughts you have during Christmas dinner

1. You have given all sorts of presents to everybody except yourself. Yup, and now you’re sitting without a pretty Christmas dress.

2. Your stomach is growling for 3 hours because it’s been such a trek to the place where you are eating dinner and of course your family, as always, were running late. You can only hope that no one will see you when grab a bag of chips to save yourself from passing out!

3. Does your aunt ever stop asking why you’re still single? Oh no. She doesn’t seem to understand that you are more than happy with your pizza.

4. When the noise level is rising and everyone is climbing over each other because there are too many people and you’ve clearly not drank enough to survive the chaos. 

5. Just think of all the leftovers you are going to be able to nibble on tomorrow…alone. That will make you enormously happy.

6. When is it appropriate for the quick outfit change? That beautiful dress you started the meal in is now too tight for you and your food baby.

7. Oops! Forget about keeping room for dessert …

8. Do you remember anything about the promise you made ​​a few days ago to take it easy on yourself during dinner? Right …

9. Okay, the next few weeks I’ll not eat anything more.

10. Oh wait, the 26th of December is the basically Christmas day, round two. What’s on the menu?!

 

My top 5 Christmas gifts

So I was scrolling through my calendar, setting up appointments and suddenly it hit me: there’s only six weeks left till Christmas. Only six? Yes, guys you heard me right. I guess time flies when you’re working 4 times a week, finishing up your thesis, trying to squeeze in some workouts and at the same time have some fun time with friends. This means we can think of presents and gifts again. I love Christmas, it’s absolutely my favorite time of the year!

Every year I make a list of things I would like to get for Christmas just because I still love to get presents as much as when I was 10 years old. And besides, it makes the life of my friends and family easier and at least I get the things I really need and like instead of the 100th pair of socks. This year I’m in for some new workout clothes. So everyone likes different things and that’s why we prefer different clothes and have a different wardrobe. You’re the one to unlock your healthy lifestyle and create your own life!

So, I used to run. A lot. Somewhere in a far, far past. I loved the adrenaline, the fresh air, how it made me feel unstoppable. I dunno if I got lazy or just didn’t feel it anymore but last May when I wanted to pick it up again, I got struck by an injury. Great. And again a half year passed by. I’m slowly recovering and want to pick up running again. This is a good excuse to stock up on some new running gear because all my other stuff is molded as I didn’t use it for quite some time.

First of all, a good sports bra is a must-have for runners. There are different bras for the different types of sport. And a 5K run obviously asks for more support than a chilled-out yoga session. I always had the feeling my boobs are bouncing all over the place while running and I was too stubborn to buy one just for running. But now I want to do it right, so this one caught my eye: The Pro Rival Dalmatian sport bra of Nike. The pattern actually reminds me of one of my most favorite Disney movies: the 101 Dalmatians. Now I like it even more! But another bra caught my eye while I was taking a look through all the sports bra’s. It’s not specifically made for running but more likely for fitness and training. I absolutely love the red Nike Dri-Fit Knit bra and can’t choose between these two. Which one would you guys get, left or right?

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So we got the supportive bra but we definitely need some other running essentials: tights and a good jacket that’ll keep you warm. Winter is coming and I’m preparing myself mentally.  It was so f*cking cold the other day and I literally thought my face was going to freeze off, so if that’s a preview, we’re in for a real cold ass winter. As I’m not a treadmill kind of person I will have to pack up so I can face the cold while running outside. Have I told you about the wind here in Rotterdam? Brrr… The Dri-Fit Epic Run tights are perfect as they are specially designed to keep you warm and they’re basic but have a really cool mesh detail in the back of the knees. I would actually also like to have tights with a print so I stumbled upon the Nike Printed Engineered! Why is there so much to choose from? Which one do you Fit Girls prefer?

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Of course we need something to go along with the tights and I found this lovely jacket. I want it! When I used to run I never knew what to wear in the winter. I would always be too cold or too warm and then I realized that I might just not have the right clothes. So the Shieldrunner Flash jacket is a perfect addition as it protects you from the wind, that’s a score! I like the one with black and white but for the more colorful people out there take a look at the Nike Impossibly Light jacket. It’s available in different colors but I prefer the light aqua color. What about you, which one should I choose?

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So, what’s essential if you want to go running? Right, running shoes! I literally never had a pair of good sneakers for running as I would just use some old ones I had lying around in my closet. It’s important to have good running shoes because everyone has different feet and another fit. You should really check with a professional before buying some running shoes and not only buy by looks! I  know what works well for me and I stumbled upon these babies when I was browsing the internet: Nike Flyknit Air Max. They have a good damping response so this is perfect for longer runs. Honestly I would even buy them if I didn’t want to start running again because I think they’re awesome!

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Now that I ended up in the sneaker section I have to put another pair of sneakers to my wishlist. I have a confession to make. I’m a sneaker freak. I dunno when it happened or how it happened but I do know that a girl can’t have enough sneakers. I took a look at my glass display case, and yes I have a glass display case for my sneakers, and came to the conclusion that I need some new black ones. I just lost a pair of black ones so good reason to ask for new ones, right?! You’re probably wondering how on earth you can lose shoes, trust me, I’m wondering the same. Thus, the last item on my list are the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Noire sneakers. I was kinda going for a running theme list but hey you can never have too many black sneakers! 😉 You can wear these in a casual setting and they go both with a sporty outfit as a more classy one such as a skirt or dress.

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So now you Fit Girls know Christmas is around the corner, sit down for a minute and write down your wishlist. I’m sure you will not have a hard time making one 😉 If you need some inspiration, Nike has created a super convenient page with a gift guide for women. Makes your life even easier right, check it out! Or forward it to the hubba hubba or your BFFF 😉 

Top 10 movies for December

With Christmas and cold winter nights coming up, I love settling myself on the couch with a pot of tea, Christmas candy and an awesome movie. So I decided to create my top 10 favorite December movies! Hope you enjoy them just as much as I do. Now get your favourite comfort food and crawl under a warm blanket. Time to do some serious relaxing! 🙂

1.Home alone

Oh man how I loved this movie as a kid. This little boy has been forgotten and left home by his family while they left for a holiday. So he is home alone .. and two burglars try to break in the house but he sabotages every step of their way with smart traps. It was awesome to see how this cute little guy fights against the crooks.

 

2.The Grinch

A filming of the classic book written by Dr. Seuss where a green haired evil creature called “The Grinch” (played by the awesome Jim Carrey) tries to ruin Christmas by steeling all gifts from the supercute people “The Who’s”.

3.Love Actually

In this movie there are 10 different love stories where some loves are answered and some are broken. This movie has been recorded in London. London is one of the most romantic cities during Christmas 😀 So get you hot coco ready and crash on the couch and get ready for  whole lotta romance!

 

4.The Santa Clause

Again a Christmas classic where the fantastic Actor Tim Allen takes over Santa’s job because he thinks he killed Santa after scaring him which lead him to fall off the roof. Slowly Tim Allen turns into a “real” santa (Grey hair and beard, big belly and growing cravings for cookies and milk). He’s got to deal with this transformation in normal life.

 

5.Harry potter series

Take out the butter bears and the chocolate frogs! Potter comes to save the world and makes your evening magical! Especially the enters Hogwarts the first time and gets welcomed in the hall with all the other young wizards. Isn’t everyone secretly waiting for their own Hogwarts letter? There are fireplaces, Rudolph sweaters, young teenagers with magical wands and exciting magical searchings and battles.

 

 

6.Nightmare before Christmas

This is a fantastic animation movie by Tim Burton. The movie tells a story about Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween town. He gets bored with the same activities he does with Halloween, so one day he stumbles upon Christmas town and gets inspired by the Christmas vibe and tries to do the same.

 

7.The Muppet Christmas Carol

One of Charles Dickens classics “A Christmas Carol” has been muppified! Full of jolly songs and happy muppets 😀 I especially love the “Marley and Marley” scene. Where the ghost of Marley and Marley come alive and sing their anthem song.

 

8.Bridget Jones Diary

In my opinion, one of Renee Zellwegers masterpieces. The single “Bridget Jones” is searching for love. At first she was the loneliest woman that spend her nights “All by herself” (a fantastic scene where she sits on the couch, drinking her wine alone and crying Celine’s Dion “All By myself” out loud) or with friends and of course wine. Then she gets into a fling with her sexually frustrated boss. At the same time her mother tries to hook her up with an old childhood friend. Lots of doubts, hesitations and romance.

9.Happy Feet

Yaayy!! The tapdancing penguin. So adorable! It really makes my feet happy and eager to dance with the happy tappy sing a long songs 😀 Cuteness all over the place!

 

10.The Holiday

A romantic movie starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Jack Black and Jude Law. Diaz and Barrymore meet each other on internet and looking for a change. So they decided to switch homes during the holidays. Of course there are some romances going on 😉

So, Fit Girls, what are your favorite movies? I’m looking for some new movies to check this Xmas 😉