Back to a fashion post, but this one is closer to my comfort zone. Since spring finally decided to come, well not in a very decisive way, but at least there are some rays of sunshine, the first ones this week, I have to start really prepping for swimsuit season. I never really took a break from the gym, but you know how things go when the weather makes you want to wear big chunky clothes, you do workout, but you always have it in the back of your mind that you have enough time to get in tip-top shape. But now, the shitty weather is gone, for good I hope, and I’ve got to get back to my summer body. The easiest way for me to find my motivation is to wear neon. Really, garbage-man-neon-yellow! If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I rarely, if ever, wear black at the gym.
My absolute favorite gym wear is the Victoria’s Secret sport line.
Why i love it?
- Because the fabrics used are top quality and to be honest with you better than any other specialised sports-brand that I’ve tried so far
- The amazingly fun prints!
That being said, my absolute favorite print they have (had actually, as they’re always changing the prints), it’s the neon-lace combo you can see in the pics. I usually go for the Knockout tight, honestly because it’s the only model with a low-rise (which on my pint-sized frame is not that low). I also pick my sports bra with great care as through the years I’ve come to the conclusion that even B-cupped girls like myself need to choose a maximum support bra, especially for high-intensity workouts. My favorite bra is the Incredible front-close and I chose the front-close ever since, after a cycling class I tried to pull my bra over my head and my hair got tangled in it, resulting in the end, after looking like a complete caged animal, in me losing a diamond earring in the locker-room (it somehow got tangled in all that mess and snapped out of my ear disappearing forever).
The sneakers are also very important to me because
- Colour (they have to match my outfit)
For a few years now, I’ve been loyal to Nike Free3, but as of this year, they’re only making the Free5 model for women (which I hate) so I’m thinking of switching to another brand (I’ll keep you posted).
Among other absolute essentials, for me in the gym, you need a good pair of gloves as nobody likes calloused hands on a woman and I tend to do weight training.
Another gadget i can’t train without is my iPod packed with cool 1 hour mixes (Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Armin and Steve Aoki are among my favorites), and I must say that the Beats ear pods were a major game-changer from the apple ones (which are very good as well). If you like to zone-out everyone while you’re doing your workout (just like me), then these Beats are really good without being too bulky.
I never wear any makeup at the gym as I personally think it’s pointless and looks rather stupid. A little lip balm is all I need-currently Guerlain’s Baume de la Ferte. Other than that, hair in a ponytail and lots of energy (which i’ve lacked lately).
I usually go to the gym with D, but once we’re there, it’s like we don’t even know each other. We’re each training in opposite corners of the gym and that’s mainly because we both hate the idea of having a training partner, as we find that rather disturbing more than motivating. The one thing we do together while we’re at the gym is think about the nice glass of wine we’ll enjoy once we get home.
The fact is, that I’m no fashion addict, but when it comes to workout attire I hate boring and I even try to incorporate a bit of colour into D’s workout clothes (though he fights me every step of the way).
I hope that you’ll find this post motivating enough to not only use your credit card on gym wear, but to actually use that cool gym wear for a fitter, healthier life.