By a lazy girl…
Happy Monday! Thought to start the week off with a motivational post focusing on fitness and feeling good while working out. I’m not a fitness fanatic and if you have seen my previous post you’d know that I’ve fallen off my exercise wagon a few months ago.
I was never a gym bunny, even at school I avoided PE like plague and was nearly brought to tears when our teachers decided to be lazy and send us on a cross country run through surrounding muddy fields. I was almost always last to the finish line and never the first to be picked for team sports. It is when I went to university in London I started looking after myself, especially following one too many nights out. What finally changed my approach to exercise is knowing what I was doing. When you go into the gym clueless it can be overwhelming and it’s ever so tempting to just stay on the treadmill than try out the weights section, but once you learn a few things either via internet or with a personal trainer, you can start putting together a circuit which then you follow each time you slip on your trainers. I’m personally an advocate for classes as I need someone to tell me what to do and sessions like Pilates and Yoga are ideal for stretching and lengthening, while Barre is amazing for toning and boxing so my go-to for cardio.
The second important thing in getting the most out of the gym is the fitness gear. If the sports bra is too right or the leggings to long and your sneakers start to rub, it will be a frustrating experience, which you wouldn’t want to repeat. I’m not saying go mad with accessories or start wearing makeup (can’t wait to share some beauty tips on this) but as soon as you put your favourite sports kit on you should feel ready to go and actually excited to work off that unnecessary bag of Doritos.
For leggings Lululemon is the best and I also like these Ivy Park ones as I’m having a thing for khaki green at the moment. Nike is my top choice for sports bras and sneakers, while I love browsing Adidas for tops. If you’re into reformer Pilates and Barre than Sweaty Betty is the place for grip socks.
What’s your go to gym look? Share below!