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2015 Keeping Carrie Fit Holiday Gift Guide Fitness


These are a few of my favorite things!

The holiday season is here and you may be scrambling to get someone a last minute gift. My holiday gift guide is here to help! Help your loved ones kick off the new year in style with these fun gifts that will make fitness in 2016 a blast!

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Fitbits have been at the forefront of fitness tracking over the past few years.
The Fitbit Charge HR is one of the more popular Fitbits out there. It has a display that shows steps, flights of stairs, heart rate, and other outputs that make tracking daily fitness easy.

The Fitbit Surge is a larger Fitbit that has a bigger face. It also tracks steps, flights of stairs, and heart rate.

The Fitbit Flex is a smaller Fitbit that shows dots that indicate the steps you’ve taken.

Any of them are sure to be helpful to any friend or family member that is looking to track their fitness!

holiday fitness gift guide

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
Get that sweat off your face with these cleansing wipes! I use these every day for make up removal and I LOVE them. They’re great for sensitive skin and they don’t leave your skin dry or greasy. These are perfect for a stocking stuffer!

holiday fitness gift guide

EOS Organic Lip Balm
This lip balm is fantastic! There are so many different flavors and the packaging makes it easy to apply. Another great stocking stuffer!

holiday fitness gift guide

Asics GT 2000
These are the shoes I’ve been wearing this year. I’ve loved them! Asics are my shoe of choice by far.

holiday fitness gift guide

Adult Coloring Book
Not in the naughty sense, but in the complicated sense. Adult coloring books have taken off this year, and for good reason! I loved these when I was in the hospital. It passes the time and it is great for stress relief! I know people who will color for 15 minutes before bed to wind down. They come in all kinds of themes! I love this particular book because there is a lot of variety, but there are tons of others! They even have a Game of Thrones one!

holiday fitness gift guide

Stabilo 88 25ct colored pens
These are my favorite pens for hand lettering and for coloring in my coloring book. They are inexpensive, good quality, and come in tons of colors! If you opt for a coloring book as a stocking stuffer, these pens are the perfect addition!

Bonus: All of these items are available through Amazon prime. 2 day shipping for the win!

What are some of your favorite things?

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My Favorites // March Life


March has seriously flown by. Winter is gone (well, it’s supposed to be) and springtime weather is on the way which makes me happy. There were so many amazing things that happened in March! Here are some things you may have missed:

5 Things Losing Weight Has Taught Me
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Thinking Thin// Abandoning the Fat Mentality

Now, onto my favorites for March! Each month, I reflect and choose my favorite thing, my favorite moment, and my favorite food. It’s a great way to remember the things that happened each month so I don’t forget or take things for granted. When things get tough, it’s nice to be able to remember all the good things!


Favorite Thing| Bentoware from Laptop Lunches


I know I did a sponsored post with Laptop Lunches earlier this month, but this has really been a favorite item. I use this at work nearly every day because it makes packing food for work super easy. Even if it’s not my whole lunch, I have a bunch of snacks I put in it so I can stay full throughout the day. I consistently bring carrots, apples, and blueberries to work and the Bentoware makes it really easy to pack up without taking 100 different tupperwear. I am so glad I was able to try out Bentoware because it’s such a cool product!

Favorite Moment| Sunny Days

sunny days

So my favorite moment isn’t just one day, but a weeks worth of days we had this month. It was really cold for awhile and then a couple weeks ago we had this week that was just beautiful! 80 degree weather, the perfect amount of breeze, clear skies. It was gorgeous!  We spent a lot of time outside and had fun going places we hadn’t gone before. It was just a really nice breath of fresh air (no pun intended). I can’t wait for the spring weather to come back so I can continue to enjoy it!

Favorite Food| Pastelitos from Vicky Bakery, Miami, FL.


Pastelitos are a cuban pastry. They have all kinds of fillings and they are delicious! There is no where to find them in Savannah (or anywhere we go, really) so I always looks forward to having them when we go visit my husband’s dad’s side of the family in Miami. They came up to see us this week and they brought pastelitos with them. I was so excited! Some are filled with just cheese (sort of like cream cheese) and some are filled with guava and cheese. So good! They aren’t good for you in any way, but they are a treat and I enjoyed them.


Overall, I was very happy with the way March panned out. It was crazy busy at work and with family over and plans every weekend, but March went really well and I can’t wait to see what April brings!

What are some of your favorite things from March?

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My Favorite Things // February Life


I cannot believe that February is almost over! I feel like it was just New Years and here we are, almost into March. February is always such a sweet month and there were so many awesome things that I did and tried.

After reflecting on the month, I realized that I’ve sort of forgotten all of the great things from previous months. Because of that, I wanted to start a new segment on the blog that highlights some of my favorite things each month. I think it will be a good way to reflect on the positive things from the month and it will also give me a chance to share about new products (or old products) that I used and loved!

I already have lists of my favorite things (accessories, apparel, and supplements), but I think doing it monthly and expanding on why things were my favorite will be really fun!

Each month will consist of 3 parts:

Favorite Thing
Favorite Moment
Favorite Food


So, right now, let’s start with February Favorites!


Favorite Thing| Quest Nutrition Products

While Quest bars are usually always on my favorite things list, they were especially useful this month. With all the traveling I did, I really depended on Quest products to keep me on track. For example, I traveled from 3:00 until about 8:00 on my way to New York and I never had time to get something to eat. It would have been really easy to grab some chips from the airport, but I packed some Quest bars and some Quest chips so I didn’t have to be limited to whatever the convenience stores had. I got enough protein to keep me full until I was able to get a late dinner (it was 10:00 before I ate!) and I was able to “cheat clean” as Quest likes to say. +1 for Quest bars in February!

Favorite Moment| New York City

It’s no surprise that my favorite moment of February was traveling to New York City for Valentine’s day. The view from our place was amazing, I got to see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, I ate amazing food from Shake Shack, Carlos Bakery, and Katz Deli, and I got my picture taken by Humans of New York at the Met. It was such an amazing trip! I had been to New York twice before this trip, but this was the first time I went that I was able to explore the city on my own terms and I really fell in love with the city during this trip. I can’t wait to go back (in the spring or summer time) and see more!

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Favorite Food| Eggs Benedict

February was the month of the eggs benedict. Nearly every time we went to brunch, I got eggs benedict. Something about it just makes my heart really happy. It’s such a comfort food. I also ate the best eggs benedict I’ve ever had this month. North Beach Bar and Grill on Tybee Island, Ga added smoked salmon to their benedict and took away the bread. SO good.

eggs benedict on croissant savannah

Benedict on a croissant from Goose Feathers in Savannah, Ga

light brunch on tybee island

Delicious gorgonzola grits and smoked salmon egg benedict from North Beach Bar and Grill on Tybee Island, Ga.

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Eggs Cristopher from J. Cristophers in Marietta, Ga

Overall, I’d have to say February was an amazing month. Hopefully March follow suit!

Talk with me below!

What was your favorite thing, moment, and food of February?

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