What They’re Saying
“Wellness isn’t just about being physically fit, but emotionally happy and mentally strong too. Practicing good habits of your physical, mental, and emotional state to change your lifestyle for a more health-conscious one is practicing 360 wellness,” Christmas told POPSUGAR in an email.
CrossFit Athlete Christmas Abbott Shares Her Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Mind, Body and Soul. “People often think of their bodies in terms of restrictions — they think they need to cut out sugar or to not eat this or that. Instead of thinking of it in a negative way, think about reward. Think about it, as ‘I’m rewarding my body with fruit or this delicious meal,’ or ‘I am honored to be working out for 20 minutes today and that is a reward for my body.’ Look at it as a positive add-on instead of a negative take-away, and then you look forward to it.”
“If this isn’t the American dream, I don’t know what is!” Christmas Abbott on ABC’s Shark Tank with sponsor PRX Performance.
“For my next tattoo, I wanna get this saying: ‘Pressure is a privilege.’ It’s by a jujitsu fighter.” For Christmas, this embodies her drive to ask “What’s next?”
“Impossible” is only for those who believe it, and I refuse to believe what others think I can or can’t do. It’s important to me that I choose my own path and stay true to myself. That’s what creates the passion that helps me stay the course when things are rough. I know in my heart that I’m doing what I should!
“Food is your direct fuel & your body is mechanically better than a Ferrari. You’re going to treat the Ferrari like it’s your baby. You’re going to change the oil when its time, check the engine, and give it high-octane gas. But [instead] when it comes to your body, you wing it & end up pissing in your gas tank.” – Xmas
“The best things in my life have initially terrified me…but they were also the most rewarding.” -Xmas
“I want my body to help women see their own bodies differently – to see that you can be feminine and strong & beautiful. You can be a gym rat & turn around and be a hot little minx – and you don’t have to choose one or the other.” – Xmas
“I’m using my personal turbulence I’ve experienced through life and applying it to the wellness and fitness industry.”
“This week on Brute Strength Podcast, we talk about The CrossFit Games, Relationships, Success & what happened when she bombed the American Open on the clean & jerk. For those of you who don’t know her – she’s tough, tattooed, and she can kick your ass. She can also teach you a thing or two about getting fit & starting a successful business.” -Brute Strength
“You are good enough. Believe in yourself. This is something that I struggled with long after I found fitness – finding my self-worth. You are what you believe in and you have to believe in yourself in order to make magic happen!” – Xmas
“I always tell people – ‘don’t take it off my list because I’ll surprise you’. Don’t count me out!” – Xmas
“Christmas has an absolutely infectious energy that is both electric and calming. In this episode not only does Christmas go into her story of transformation but she also gives us a glimpse of whats to come for both her and her thousands of dedicated followers.” – Dave Nixon & Lauren Heys
“I say ‘fuck’ a lot, role models probably shouldn’t say that a lot. Honestly, it blows me away every time a young female comes up & wants me to sign something or says she looks up to me. It’s a huge honor, it humbles me. My role models were heroin chic super skinny models, & I am so happy to be part of this movement towards a curvier woman, a healthier lifestyle, a stronger woman both physically and mentally.” – Xmas
“Anybody can have a good idea, it’s the follow through that makes the biggest difference.” -Xmas
“It’s my duty to put that message out there that you get one body and you better freakin’ love it and take care of it,” she says. “And it doesn’t have to fit any certain specific mold.” – Xmas