Exercising can be one hell of a battle at the best of times. I often speak to people who claim to enjoy their daily exercise routine (yeah, right…) and think to myself, I’d love to feel enthralled at the thought of my run later in the day. The truth of the matter is, that most days, I dread the fact I have to do some form of exercise later. Now, don’t get me wrong- I know it’s great for me, it’ll get me where I want to be, and it’s building strength and stamina in all of the right places. But lets get one things straight, it will never, and I mean it will NEVER, be a slice of cake… And you see, I do love cake.
So, in a bid to fix this never ending issue, I’ve decided to include one thing I love into my exercise routine: FASHION. Now I’m no fashionista, but I do love clothes, shopping, and feeling good in what I’m wearing. So I came to the realisation that if I were to purchase some gym wear that I found kinda snazzy, then surely that’d give me the kick up the arse to get my legs moving. Because there is nothing worse than wearing capri trousers running that are too big, and having to pull them up every 100 yards!
In my opinion- and this is just my thought on the subject- I do think that you have to pay a little bit more when it comes to gym wear. For your top half, you can probably get away with getting the bargains- unless you have to invest in a very well structured sports bra (ladies…) that is! But all in all, you need some decent quality clothing to ensure you’re feeling pretty damn hawt in your training session.
From experience, I’m a biiiiiig fan of Nike leggings. They fit well, they hold you in in all of the right places, and there are some pretty funky colours out there too! Personally, I think you can’t go wrong with the classic black gym wear, but I do like to mix up the blander bits and bobs with a brightly coloured top or even some fresh and vibrant socks! Socks do matter after all…
The other day I literally threw away one pair of capris after a run because they were so dreadful to run in– as if I don’t look silly enough running; having to continuously hoist up my trousers was not a good look… So today on one of my first shopping trips in a long time, I invested in yet another pair! But I went for the full length leg version. With the weather as chilly as it is, every little helps when you’re trying to psych yourself up to go out in the cold!
Anyway, my point is, if you’re training regularly, instead of buying something you don’t need this week- treat yourself to some new running or gym gear! Trust me, it’s totally worth it. You’ll feel better when you run, and I’m genuinely excited to go for my next run knowing that I get to try out my new kit! It works well as an incentive too; tell yourself that in two weeks time after you’ve been to the gym or trained a minimum of three times a week, you can buy a gift from you- to you! That’s my plan, plus it’s the perfect excuse to go shopping again… As if I really need an excuse…
And if you’re interested, this is what I’m treating myself to in two weeks time! http://www.sportsdirect.com/nike-racer-hoody-ladies-456830?colcode=45683006