Fitness Survival Kit!
They say you can tell a lot about a woman from her handbag, and we’ve a tendency to agree… wonderfully organised, eternally stylish and jam-packed full of work out essentials. Okay, perhaps there’s a little wishful thinking in there, but with every new year comes an opportunity to start afresh and seriously shake things up. So let’s kick-start 2017 with serious attitude: say hello to your January survival kit, and everyday motivation. Gym tonight? Pfft, see you there.
We’re firm believers in the checklist. House cleaning? Make a list. Weekly food shop? Make a list. Scheduling tv recordings? Make a list (no judgement here…) So let’s stick with what we know and plan it out.
Whether you’re hitting up the gym, or HIT-ing it in your backyard, feeling fresh is always a priority. You never know when that social situation will arise, and we refuse to turn down a soirée with the gals. When heading gym-side, we pack up our bags with all the freshening pick-me-ups: cleansing wipes, deodorant and essential makeup bits. A little beauty touch up and you’ll be feeling seriously superwoman, a killer workout and killer cheekbones? Winning.
What good’s a workout without Snapchatting it? Okay, we jest, please don’t be that person. Although your Snap fam may not view your workout ensemble, gym buddies and dog-walkers are sure to do so, so let’s give them an outfit worth noticing! Our latest workout range is seriously beaut (see evidence here), we’re wearing our leggings off the treadmill, it’s that good. In a stunning colour palette of nude, black and rose gold, NEED WE SAY MORE, our attire is as hot as our post-spin class forehead (delicious).
You’ve been reading this for a solid 40 seconds, that justifies a snack break right? Cue the inspo you’ve been waiting for to satisfy those hunger pangs. One should not be expected to face the wrath of the treadmill on an empty stomach, and we refuse to be held responsible for hanger breakdowns. If that phone runs out of charge and you’re yet to snack, someone’s taking a pilates ball to the head… Hit up our delish selection of healthy snacks, from Fulfil bars to the humble banana; a little sugar pick-me-up is an after work-out essential, so stock up and snack out!
Black pebble headphones €12, workout arm band €4, gym bag €12
Last up in our survival kit, a little more motivation… Our ‘fitspiration’ seriously varies, from a poster on the wall of our ultimate girl crush, to setting a target to run 3 miles without stopping (gasp), by the end of the month. To keep our muscles moving and feel the burn, we’re obsessed with DVDs. Taking 10 (or 3!) minutes out of our day for a quick body workout brings us one step closer to our goals (now to figure out how to get Blake Lively’s face…)
Thirsty work right? We know it’s the January drill to feel unstoppable, but this time we’re making it last. Our gym bags are packed, our wardrobes are refreshed, our taste buds satisfied and our mind-set sorted. 2017, we’ve got all the motivation we need to make this year the fittest and most fun yet! Now where’s the pizza at…