Exercise & getting that confidence boost.

Friday, 11 October 2013


I go through phases with exercise. Sometimes I'm on it like a boss, doing the blogilates calendar, going to the gym (if I have a membership at the time) and making an effort to 'power walk' to and from work, and other times I'm just lazy and do nothing at all! I am one of these people that gets a bit paranoid when I do exercise. I worry way too much about what others think of me. It's one of my bad traits. I worry far too much. That being said, and as materialistic as it sounds, if I'm wearing something I like, I get a little confidence boost.

I recently joined a new gym. One that is around the corner from me so I have no excuses! It's always a little daunting walking into that sort of environment. With all the fitness enthusiasts decked out in the latest fitness gear, and little old me strolling in. Now I don't like to draw too much attention to myself when I'm in the gym, so the neon crop and vest tops are pushed to the side, however I dont mind a splash of neon here or there! 

 You may remember I bought some bright pink Nike trainers from their outlet store in Swindon earlier on in the year. Well I have a new addition now and they are the Nike Flex speed running trainers* These beat my bright pink ones, hands down in the comfort stakes. They are so comfortable and light, I really don't feel like I am wearing any trainers at all! It's such a bizarre sensation. If I'm feeling particularly 'on it' I also throw on my zaggora vivas and hot top. These are in a bright blue shade so I do actually wear another pair of black leggings over the top to cover them (if you have followed me for a while you will know about the er...sweat issue with having zaggoras in a light colour!) When I'm all kitted out like this, I feel a little more confident and ready for a good workout at the gym/blogilates session! I actually look like I should belong on the gym and not as out of place!

My Current playlist for the gym is actually just an album I downloaded from spotify. The Workout Mix 2013. I sometimes create my own playlists, but recently I just haven't had time to sit down and put one together! I always listen to fast paced, dance style music when working out. I feel it makes me work harder!

What do you wear to workout, are you like me and need that little boost of confidence when heading into a gym?

Much Love,