Ahhh, the gym. Whether you love it or loathe it, it seems there's just no escaping it. I find one of the best ways to keep myself motivated, is to buy myself cute (but sensible) things to wear whilst I'm working out. So I thought I would show you some of my gym clothes.
Did you know these come in other ranges aside from ugly and unflattering? Well now you do. I get mine from Victoria's Secret, for the simple reason that I know my size, I know the support I need and they come in cute colours and styles. I opt for maximum support, which isn't as scary as it sounds, but as I'm quite large chested, I need to make sure those babies are strapped in! These are cheaper in the States, so if you happen to be swinging by any time soon, I'd recommend picking one up there.
There is a theme here...I usually get my yoga pants/joggers/shorts from PINK, for all the reasons I mentioned above, but of course, you can head to sports shops and pick up brands such as Nike and Adidas. But, my favourite place to go, is Forever 21. That place is so cheap! I picked up the middle pair of gym leggings for £9! They also sell sports bras and tops there too, so it's well worth checking out.
I prefer to wear yoga leggings, just because I find full length bottoms quite unflattering on me. The two pairs I have from PINK actually have a little concealed pocket at the back to put small things such as locker keys, gym cards and phones, which is really handy.
There wasn't enough room to display them all, these are just some of my favourites. The top I'm wearing tends to depend on what I'm going to be doing. If I'm just working out, I'll wear anything. The lighter and looser, the better. But for classes, and hard core training, I like to wear something more fitted, like the Nike top for example. It's got special Dri-fit material, and the fact that it's tight means that when I'm doing things like push ups, my top doesn't fly up at the back.
Again, anything will do, but the lighter the fabric, the better. Forever 21 have some bargain crop tops, if you don't mind having your stomach out, but basic vests are fine to wear too.
Ahh, the good stuff. I'm a trainer fiend. I currently have three pairs of 'gym-friendly' trainers, which means suitable for running and working out. It's so important that you wear sensible footwear, unlike the girl I saw running in heeled wedges...
Nike are my go-to brand, but any will do. They don't have to be expensive or fancy, I just tend to gravitate to the brightest, most colourful pair in the shop.
A water bottle is essential. If you forget it, you will feel like dying, you will want to cry and you will salivate like one of Pavlov's dogs. But you will never, forget it again.
I always take my headphones, even if I'm not planning to listen to music. Sometimes, you just want to block out the sound of the 60-year old man panting loudly on the cross trainer, right down your ear.
Finally, I can't be without my ropes. I'm a bit of a skip-a-holic, but before you mock me, you must first read this. Then, you must picky yourself up a set of speed ropes. You will never look back.
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