#28 Buy a random gift for someone who inspires you.

I don’t go out on Friday nights often. For one, I’m a bit of a hermit. But mostly because my best friend and I pay to get our asses kicked every Friday at 6:00 by one of the fiercest women we know: our personal trainer.

It all started around the holidays last year. As I sat on my couch watching Bad Santa for the 30th time, eating pizza in my underwear, washing it down with eggnog (#killercombo), I thought to myself, “Hmmmmm. I’m pretty sure I used to be way hotter.”

Random Tangent: How the hell does Bad Santa only have a 7.1 on IMDB? I am boycotting. Bad Santa is a cinematic masterpiece. If you don’t get the humour in it, we can’t be friends.

I had met my trainer during a bootcamp class I took the year before, and knew that if there was anyone who could turn my fat into “phat,” it would be her. She is a goddess with a rock-solid body.

Over the last half year, she has taken two slightly whiny and out-of-shape girls and turned us into those people who actually enjoy working out! (Okay, well, we’re still pretty whiny.) Through workouts we actually enjoy doing, she has trimmed our body fat down (29%->21%) and kept us motivated to keep going.

But Friday nights have become much more than just working out, it is our one hour during the week where we vent, laugh until we cry, take ridiculous pictures, overshare (no such thing as TMI) and sweat. Somewhere along the line, we began calling her “Muscle Mama” and we became her “Muscle Babies.” Why? Because we’re all weirdos with the same sense of humour.

While on a recent mini vacation, my best friend and I stumbled onto one of those tourist shops that has a machine that presses custom writing onto clothing. We decided we had to get her some fine-ass booty shorts. And she loved them!


Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some squats to do.

P.S. If you’re interested in becoming a Muscle Baby yourself, check out her awesome YouTube channel by clicking here.

Total Kindness Cost: $30



  1. This one is soo good. Thank you. I have quite a few people who inspire me. And I’d love to buy a random gift for them. Plus thinking about it makes me happy. 😊

    • I’m glad you liked it! Let me know if you do. Would love to hear about it!

      • I just did a day before. Got a gift for a friend who has helped me through dark days and I am about to surprise him by sending it through a post. 😊 Thank you soo much for this idea.

      • Thank you soo much. I just bought a gift for a friend who has been there for me through my darkness and has inspired me a lot. I am gonna surprise him by sending it through parcel. Thanks for the idea☺😊

    • I’m so glad someone agrees with me. IMDB reviewers clearly do not appreciate cinematic genius.

      I literally watch this every December…


  2. I simply love this idea. I’ve done this before and I think I’m more excited than the person on the receiving end! But more importantly, I think it’s a lost ‘art’ if you will, encouraging and reaching out, especially randomly. This is one that makes the world a better and happier place, no doubt. Thanks for the post and the entire blog!

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