Monday, 5 June 2017

MY GYM/WORKOUT MUST-HAVES


I've lost track of how many times I've attempted to stay motivated and exercise a thousand times now with the same excuse - "I'll try again tomorrow". I've had enough now as I feel so bad about what I eat and how I feel on the inside when I don't work out, so I finally decided to eat cleaner (but not deprive myself of chocolate etc.) and work out more. I think what's motivating me the most right now is the fact that I'm going away in July so I want to feel good in my own body and reduce bloating! Honestly, even a cup of bloody tea makes me bloated now!

My absolute workout must-have is weights. Even if they are very light, such as 1kg, they make a huge difference and make any workout more intense and I always notice the difference whenever I'm able to move up a weight. The most important thing when using weights is to make sure you do it the right way. You can watch a very helpful video on how to tone up your arms with or without weights here. I always ensure that I have my gloves with me as my hands get really dry from doing weights, this helps me reduce the dryness and prevent getting calluses.


Another staple is a good sports bra. I'm currently loving this one from H&M, but I've got my eyes on this set from Adore Me. I absolutely love the whole fitness range from Adore Me, especially this new set, and this gorgeous plus size set. I feel like I work out better knowing I have nice sportswear and am comfortable. I'm currently obsessing over yoga tights - I have some gorgeous tie-up ones that make a cute bow on the calves from Primark which only cost me £3 in the sale (I bought them in black, and grey!).

My favourite gym top has to be the Ivy Park Oversized T-shirt as it covers my bum up (reduces the number of looks I get from both girls and boys) and covers up my sweaty back hahaha!! I don't think I'll ever be one of those girls who wears a sports bra as a top because I'm way too self-conscious, however, if I did then it would definitely be this one as it's super girly due to the lace and looks more like a crop top than a bra. Also, if you already do or want to do Yoga then I suggest you wear a vest or a tight top as it makes it easier to move around.

My no.1 tip: ALWAYS stretch before and after exercise to reduce achiness the next day!

*This post was in collaboration with Adore Me, however it isn't sponsored & all opinions are my own as always!


What are your staples for working out? Any particular outfit that you love to wear?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

10 comments

  1. I love the Ivy Park vests and try to stretch as much as possible even when I am not heading to the gym. I haven't been to the gym in a good while, great post! Thank you for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | Blog Sale

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    1. I could do with a whole new outfit from their new range! x

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  2. These gym clothes are so cute :)

    ❤️ Alyssa // STYLE VANITY // Instagram

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  3. This is great, I actualy have been really bad at working out

    Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. I'm trying to be good at the moment - it's hard work! x

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  4. I've been meaning to workout more, so this is incredibly helpful! Totally agree on eating clean, but not depriving yourself of certain things, as that seems to make it a lot harder xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. I find myself to binge on unhealthy foods if I deprive myself of them! xx

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  5. Another good brand but still not as expensive as Nike or Adidas is Oysho! I think you'll like it :)

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

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