Monday, December 13, 2010

All I Want For Christmas ...

Every year, my mom asks everyone in our family to create a Christmas List with ideas of what we want for Christmas. When I was younger, I'd just open the Sears catalog to the toy section and circle all the toys I wanted. Cuz really, who wanted something as boring as clothes?!

Now that I'm older (and have fully embraced my planning and organizational tendencies), I create an Excel spreadsheet, complete with item, size, price, store where it can be purchased, image of the item, and website link. (Yes, I actually do this, cuz hey, I figure the more thorough I am with the list, the less questions the person who picks my name has.)

When I created my list this year, I discovered it contained mostly items pertaining to working out. Of course, it contained expensive workout clothes, among other items. J's list, not coincidentally, also contained several gym-related items. As I thought about it, I realized that people's Christmas lists are really a reflection of themselves: their interests, their tastes, and their lifestyle. Since J and I spend a fair amount of time in the gym (him more than me, since he's a trainer), it's only natural that our lists would include training items and gym clothes.

What's on your list this year? Do you feel it's an accurate representation of your lifestyle?


  1. I don't do the gift/list thing, but I will tell you that in the past few years the majority of ALL my purchases have been fitness related.

    My money goes to clothing, equipment and the grocery. Oh, I generally pay the mortgage as well (with whatever is left over).

  2. YES. I want an ab for Christmas!
    I sure hope Santa comes through this year!!!