Saturday, 12 January 2013

Let's Get Physical

I like to workout. And as I said in my previous post I'm not just a January runner, I workout all year round. However that doesn't mean I don't struggle to motivate myself sometimes after a long hard day at work, when it's cold outside, or when I just feel too tired. I am considering changing my lifestyle to workout in the mornings, but it would take a while to train my body as I'm just not a morning person! One thing that may help motivate you (I know it does for me) is a new workout kit! Here are a few things on my list that I'd like to buy to help me want to get physical!

THE TRAINERS

ASICS
gel-enduro 8 w
£65

The most important thing when planning to workout is making sure that you have a comfortable and supportive pair of trainers. I often see people running in flat shoes, such as converses, but these are actually really bad for your posture and are definitely just meant to be "fashion" trainers. Choose trainers which have a well-structured shape, and if you're not sure then just ask the shop assistant. 

THE JACKET

H&M
sports jacket
£34.99

It's pretty chilly in London at the moment, and I can't afford a gym pass, so I workout outside - this jacket would be perfect to keep me warm! I like the bright pink toggles and the metallic colour of this jacket - I may just have to take a trip to H&M!

THE LEGGINGS


SWEATY BETTY
10k run tight
£50

I like to workout in leggings rather than baggy pants, I'm not quite sure why, I just find them more comfortable! I like to wear black ones as black is more slimming, and these ones are super cute with the fluro pink stripe down the side. 

THE BAG


AMERICAN APPAREL
shiny denim diagonal strap gym bag
£28

If I do manage to save up for a gym pass I'll need a new gym bag, and this one from American Apparel would do perfectly! Again I love the metallic material used for this bag, it's fun and chic, but not expensive - which is ideal for a bag that I'd be leaving in a gym locker for long periods of time. 

THE T-SHIRT


NIKE
sweet tee 2.0
£30

The t-shirt would be great to workout in. I like the deep purple colour, and the stripes make it a less obvious workout tee. Also because it's dark it'll hide any sweat patches!

THE WATER BOTTLE


SWEATY BETTY
large sb water bottle
£5

When taking part in any exercise it's vital that you stay hydrated. It'll improve your performance, but it'll also prevent you from feeling dizzy or weak during or after exercise. So why not hold your fluids in this cute pink water bottle from Sweaty Betty? 

THE ENTERTAINMENT

APPLE
purple ipod shuffle
£40

At the beginning of this post I spoke about motivation, and what better way to motivate yourself than listening to some upbeat tunes? When I listen to music I definitely feel like the workout goes more quickly. I got this iPod shuffle for Christmas from my pops (with Lucy Victoria engraved on the back) and I've used it loads already! It's discreet and clips onto your clothing easily, and because it's not too expensive I don't feel nervous about taking it running with me. 

THE TUNE



SWEDISH MAFIA FT. JOHN MARTIN (ORIGINAL MIX)
taken from ravingmaster youtube channel

I know this tune has been out for a few months, but I just love listening to it when I workout - it's upbeat (especially at the beginning) and really gets me in the mood to run!

I hope I have helped you gather some motivation to get out there and do some exercise. Even if you start with just walking it's really important to just get moving! As you'll probably know exercise release endorphins and endorphins make you happy! If you don't believe me, why not try it?

Love Lucy x

4 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I went for a major run today and realized that I may need a new pair of runners. My feet were very unhappy! I guess it's time to go shopping!
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