Nike Pro Safari Sports Bra at JD Sports ∙ T-Shirt at Gap ∙ Nike Pro Safari Sports Bra at JD Sports ∙ Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit Energia Vivaz at Millet Sport
Over the previous year, getting fit has been high on my agenda. Intent on building muscle in my knees for health reasons (gummy knee for the win!), I also wanted to push my fitness levels and transform my body into a fitter and stronger version. Having enrolled in my gym membership nearly a whole year back, I'm proud to have stuck it through and dabbled in a variety of classes. Alas with the beginning of a new year, means a fresh new start and already I have set myself some goals:
- Forgo the crappy carb-filled lunches and prep before hand. January was officially the month I became a pack mule and heaved a bag full of tupperware to and from work. Armed with healthy snacks (homemade oat bars and never ending supply of pink lady apples), granola with berries and fat free greek yogurt for breakfast and a mightily green salad for lunch - I've so far resisted the daily afternoon vending machine allure - and my purse has been better for it!
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- Trying new classes. Combat and Body Pump (weights) are easily my most booked classes. I've watched my stamina dramatically improve after high-cardio tracks and certainly feeling all hulk-like packing bigger weights on my lifting bar. This year however I want to book in for at least four classes a week and push myself into spinning (which strangely I find quite easy - no I don't know how either).
|Nike Pro Safari Sports Bra*|
- Embrace the green smoothie. Chugging back spinach and berry filled smoothies was no problem back in the summer, but come the chilly winter months my blender has barely seen the light of day. An excellent way to scoff the superfoods, I can't quite bring myself to look at kale or ginger in any other way.
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- Build up my workwear wardrobe. Let's face it, hauling your ass to gym is way more appealing when you feel comfortable in what you're wearing. I've invested in two new pairs of trainers (always Nike TR's, always on the loud side), a few sports bras (even the smallest racks jiggle) and a decent pair of leggings that you don't have to religiously keep hiking up.
A devoted fan of Nike, their amazing Drifit range is designed to wick sweat away from the body and evaporate. Perfect, if you're are that tomato faced girl like myself. I always throw on over a baggy top from Gap, super soft they hide a multitude of muffin top! The TR's are incredibly lightweight, move at ease and honestly put a spring in my step...
How's that for a mood boosting Sunday post? I already have my eye on a pair of shorts on the JD website for summer...
What are your fitness goals for the year ahead?