If you follow me on Twitter (@JustHollieBlog) you will have seen me gushing about the fact I joined my local gym this week *yayy*! I have joined gyms before but always the cheapest one I could find and this meant not really enjoying it and inevitably stopping going. So this time I have joined one which includes classes in my membership and I really feel this has given me a boost – they’re so much more fun than just slogging it out on a treadmill for 45 minutes on your own. I also go with some friends from work and we really spur each other on and give each other ideas of new things to try. As you can probably tell, I’m feeling real motivated and positive about exercise at the moment, long may it last is all I can say! I know it isn’t a huge amount but I have lost 4 pounds in the week since joining and that is just the kick up the bum I need to keep going. I am also hoping to enter a local 10k run next week when entries open, Run Norwich. This will be the third time the city has put on the event, I ran in the first one in 2015 and it’s such a fab one to do. The route goes all throughout the centre of the city and looking at the sights distracts from the torture of the run haha! The 10k is in August so I have got a while to get my running groove back (read come out of hibernation) but with that and the gym, hopefully I’m gonna boss this fitness thing this year! Eeeepp!
But here’s the thing, with going to the gym 4/5 times a week and running too – I haven’t got enough gym clothes to wear! Excuse to buy new sassy kit? I think so!! There are so many bits I want to buy over the next few months (money tree anyone? Would be gratefully received) I thought I would share my wishlist with you all so you can too drool over it!
At the top of my wishlist is literally every piece from Charlotte Crosby’s activewear range with InTheStyle.com. I am an unashamed fan of Geordie Shore – I know it’s trash but it’s addictive trash – and I think Charlotte has done really well to transform herself from ladette to gym bunny and her designs are lush! I have only recently discovered In The Style and their prices are great, so it would be rude not to treat myself, right? This range is selling out fast so I’m going to buy these asap!
You can’t squat with us vest – £12.99
Black cropped hoodie – £16.99
Next on my list are a couple of yoga pieces from one of my high street go to shops, H&M. I prefer to do yoga at home rather than collectively in a class – I like to put on some calming music, light candles, shut out any light and make it quite a spiritual practise. But just because I do it at home doesn’t mean I don’t want to look good – look good, feel good and all that!
LOVE this yoga jumpsuit – £19.99
And how cute is this pink water bottle -£8.99
Boohoo.com (my online beau when it comes to clothes) have recently introduced Boohoo Fit as part of their new ‘Boohoo brands’ section. They too are making some great looking pieces for a great looking price – so naturally I want everything.
This blue colour is everything, leggings – £15
I won’t show you any more of the Boohoo range because if I put in everything I wanted on this post you would basically be on their website, so i’ll just leave you the link here – Boohoo Fit. You’re welcome!
Finally, I really really really really (yes that much) want a Fitbit. I know some people think they’re a bit of a fad but I genuinely would like to track my steps, workouts and use it to think more about what I’m doing physically day to day. I took this quiz to tell me which one would be best for me and the website has recommend a Fitbit Charge 2. As well as activity tracking, heart rate monitoring and the stuff you would expect, it tracks sleep and you can use it for guided breathing sessions which I really like the idea of. How lush is this lavender and rose gold version?!
They also make leather straps so you can change to match outfits, I’m imagining leather for the office and lavender at weekends and the gym – would make a cracking birthday present for anyone who might be reading this 😉
So there you have a very condensed version of my gym bag wish list – is there anything you think I might like the look of or you are lusting after? I would LOVE it if you would share with me!
Just Hollie xox
*Pictures all direct from the respective websites and cover photo credit Harper’s Bazzar