What’s that I hear?
Oh – it’s DECEMBER! December is my favourite month, and only partially because I get to see this beauty every day
But also because I get to spend more time with friends and family, enjoy Christmas goodies, and let’s be honest here – it’s about the only time of the year I take more than 1 or 2 days/week off from exercise/teaching classes.
But I know I’m part of the minority, most of us find it a real struggle to get any exercise in during the month of December, and we find lots of time to eat cookies, leading to a bad scene come January 1st when we decide to get back on track and are shocked to see the number on the scale after a month away from regular exercise and a month of eating countless extra calories.
Enter the Holly Jolly Fitness Challenge!
The plan is a simple one:
- Sign up for the challenge over on Challenge Loop (you can download the app on your iPhone or just sign up on your computer)
- Exercise 4 times/week each week in the month of December
- Check in on the Challenge page by posting what your exercise for that day was
- Then at the end of the month, everyone who successfully completes the challenge will have their name entered for a chance to win a FitBit Zip!
And if you’re sharing on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram don’t forget to use the #HollyJollyFitness hashtag so we can cheer each other on!
Did I mention it’s free to join the challenge? Because it is! So why not sigh up and get your behind moving? Who knows? Maybe this year January 1st will come and you’ll be shocked at the number on the scale in a good way!
Want to know a not so secret, secret? I adore the holidays. Yes I know, lots of people adore the holidays, but I’m a little bit extra obsessed. I love giving gifts and seeing people get excited about the anticipation of the season. The decorations, the music, it all excites me a little too much some (who I am married to) might say, but I don’t care. I love the holidays!
Another not so secret, secret is that each year I do a lot of my Christmas shopping at Shoppers Drug Mart. I’ve talked about my love of Shoppers Optimum Points on the blog before, and that’s because I save them up each year to “spend” at Christmas. I was actually sitting at my computer lamenting over the fact that I’ve been neglect in collecting my points this year and don’t have that many to cash in, when I got the email about this campaign! How weird is that!?
I think one of the big reasons I enjoy Christmas so much is because I make sure to get all my shopping done before the stores get crazy. Once the holiday rush hits and the stores are crowded it drives me insane! That’s another reason I love shopping at Shoppers Drug Mart. Even during the craziest of weekends, my local store is always so much calmer (and easy to navigate) and has more available parking spaces (so you’re not fighting with someone for that last parking spot!) than the local department stores – and they stay open late!
Because I live out in the country, my local store is about a 15 minute drive away, but so are all of the other department stores and malls, so it’s every bit as convenient to shop here as it is anywhere else! And then, there are those Shoppers Optimum Points to think about. Have I mentioned I love them? You can earn points on almost every purchase, and with exciting in-store sales and promotions you can save money and sometimes earn bonus points by purchasing things you would normally purchase anyways!
This year Shoppers Drug Mart will be releasing Gift Guides and Beauty Books from now until December 14th to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Think Shoppers Drug Mart is just your local Drug Store? Think again! With fragrances, the latest toys and electronics, movies, books, gift sets, treats and so much more the only problem you’ll have is deciding which gifts to buy!
Don’t believe me? Then check out some of these awesome gifts:
This Katy Perry Killer Queen Gift set is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart, and includes a 50ml Eau de Parfum, 75ml Body Lotion and 75ml Shower Gel.
The highly sought after Sonicare Diamond Clean Power Care Toothbrush (now in black!) includes a charging glass, charging travel case, USB Cable and USB wall plug.
You can never go wrong with Marc Jacobs and the “Marc Jacobs Honey Holiday Set “ is no exception! It comes complete with a 50mL Eau de Parfum, 75mL Body Lotion and 75mL Shower Gel.
Every girl needs a good set of makeup brushes, and this limited edition Quo Master Brush Set complete with 10 beautifully crafted Quo cosmetic brushes and a case would fill that need with style!
Have a techy on your list? These Sony Wireless Headphones with charging base station would be perfect!
Need something for that person on your list with a sweet tooth? The Carnaby Sweet Luxury European Biscuit Collection includes an assortment of milk,dark and white chocolate biscuits in 10 varieties.
These are only a small sampler of all of the wonderful gifts available at Shoppers Drug Mart this season. Visit shoppersdrugmart.ca/holiday to explore all of the gift options, check out the latest holiday catalogue and find a store near you!
Be sure to follow them on Facebook HERE, as they will be launching a contest on December 2nd with a virtual Advent Calendar that will reveal a new product each day, and multiple prizes given out over the course of 12 days!
And on Twitter join in on the holiday gift giving conversation using the hashtag #giftsmadeeasy
So why not be like me this year and make Shoppers Drug Mart your number #1 gift shopping destination? Maybe you can even get a little something for yourself while you are there. After all, select beauty products will have a free gift with purchase. So visit your local Shoppers Drug Mart, while quantities last.
Disclosure: I am participating in this campaign with SheBlogs Media on behalf of Shoppers Drug Mart. I received compensation for participating in this campaign and for sharing my honest opinion. As always, all opinions and thoughts posted are 100% my own. I really do, do most of my Christmas shopping at Shoppers Drug Mart, and truly am a Shoppers Optimum Points nut.