Dear Healthy Living Santa

Christmas (or Hanukkah. or Kwanzaa) time is here again!  Here are some items on my healthy living wish list this year.  Please share some of your wishlist items in the comments!


Massage gift certificates – What is better for you, mind, body and spirit than a massage? I know I am a much happier (and nicer) person when I have regular massages. It always helps with my sore muscles and promotes good circulation.

Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch – I use my GPS on my smartphone which is all fine and well, but it would be super nice to not have to HOLD IT IN MY HAND as I run.  I am always afraid I am going to drop it.  With my Otterbox on my phone, it is too big to fit into Spibelts, armbands and even most of my pockets!  This is an inexpensive Garmin that would be a really great starter for someone who has never had one before.

I’ll take that in pink/white, thank you. 🙂

Smartwool Women’s PhD Run Light Mini Socks – Warm socks for running on cold days.

Paleo Slow Cooking: Gluten Free Recipes Made Simple – When a cookbook gets 4 1/2 stars on Amazon with over 100 reviews you know it has to be good! I am lazy, and so I love ‘cooking’ by using my slow cooker.

The Paleo Slow Cooker: Healthy, Gluten-free Meals the Easy Way – Another Paleo slow cooker cookbook. This book has not yet been released, but it looks so good!

High Density Foam Rollers – Hurt so good!  When I don’t have time to get a massage from human being, these are the next best thing.

Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness – ‘nough said? This book looks really good.  I think I may have to buy it for myself and review it here!

Panasonic RPHJE120V In-Ear Headphone – These are some of the best headphones I have found! Unfortunately, these headphones are not dog-proof (ie, these are also Lumi’s favorite snack), therefore I have bought about 5 pairs of these suckers.  They always stay in my ears and have great sound!

Sweet Riot Yum Bar – I have become addicted to this super dark chocolate from Sweet Riot! Fair trade, organic, gluten free, vegan… what more could you ask for? Pair a couple squares with a glass of sweet red wine and you have my favorite dessert.

ASICS Women’s Legato II Tight – My FAVORITE pair of running tights so far.  I own one pair, but would LOVE to get a couple more. Alas, they are not cheap.  But they are worth their price!  They fit well, don’t slip down or ride up. They are super soft and have seemed to wear well.  And most importantly, they are warm!

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat – Another yummy looking Paleo cookbook!

The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess – Because I really want to look like a Goddess.

What is on your Healthy Living Christmas Wishlist this year? 

Have you purchased any of these items? What did you like/didn’t like?

Tell me what you think!