I’m not writing this post to put out there my gifts, in fact I personally hate it when people do that. I’m reviewing my gifts for you because I think they are two things that are great for moms or women in general.
I go to the gym, so what if it’s partly to get a break from the girls/life. I have been eyeing heart rate monitors for some time. I wanted one. I was talking to husband about it for months. I sent him pics of posters at the gym that had different models on it. I thought they looked cool on people and the instructors actually interacted with the women that wore them. I was talking to one girl at the gym and she said hers was $200 something. Ha, I knew I wouldn’t get one that nice for sure. So…. I told my husband that I didn’t care about the GPS, I just wanted a good reviewed watch that could tell me my heart rate along with the calories that I burned during the workout! This is the one I got:
It sells for $81.73 on Amazon (way better than the $200 something price). It has 4/5 stars with 125 reviews. My husband is big on reviews and usually buys something less expensive with better reviews. I’m completely happy with it. I for sure thought I would feel the band around my chest, but I don’t at all when it is placed under the elastic of my sports bra. I did notice that it calculated A LOT LESS calories than the machines actually calculate for me. Boooooo. It was surprisingly about half the amount. Dagger. At least now, I know the exact amount and can plug it into my daily calculations.
So, I’d say if you’re in the market for a heart rate monitor and don’t care much about the GPS (I could care less about that because I hate hate hate running) or MP3 player, this is a great one. I really think it’s worth the money and it helps you motivate yourself during workouts.
On to gift Number 2.
Maybe I’m the only one that notices women at the sink at the gym. I secretly watch them putting on make-up (possibly because I’m not that good at it) or what kind of round brush they use. Yes, call me a weirdo. A few months back I noticed this lady scrubbing her face this this brush-like thing. It was almost like my electric toothbrush, but for her face. Of course, I wanted one and then began to notice them all over commercials. I was telling my husband about it, with no hints, just that I thought they were cool. I was actually talking about it at a wedding I was in not too long ago and one of the girls was talking about the brand she had. I definitely didn’t remember, but I think it was expensive. So, from the girls he got me this one:
It is $21.97 on Amazon and I LOVE it! My face feels so smooth every night. I would definitely recommend this to everyone. This one had 4/5 stars with 620 reviews. There were several people saying that they had a more expensive one before and this one did just as great of a job. It comes with a little tube of wash to get you started. If you have the $22, seriously order it right now. You won’t be disappointed.
I guess my gifts weren’t the sappy or some piece of jewelry (that I would probably NEVER wear), but they are something that I use almost every single day.
Thanks Brian for making me a Mama. Love you!
About Dana Patterson
I'm an energetic SAHM of two fun little girls! It's never a dull moment with kids 21 months apart. I love life and enjoy cooking, working out and just hanging with my family.