Motivation Monday may be nearly over, but in the interests of starting off 2018 in the best way possible, I’ve compiled a list of my gym essentials, to motivate you to get back on the treadmill (and possibly motivate myself as well).
The first thing I always consider at the gym is hydration.
This is the key to being able to get through your workout in a good amount of time, without having to constantly run to the water fountain for a top up. Chilly’s do bottles in style, whilst also keeping your water ice cold.
Another of my favourite brands is Gymshark, who provide amazingly quality gym wear at an affordable price. What you pay for is what you get with gym wear usually, but these products are made to last, fashionable, and assure your gym buddy will never utter the fateful ‘uhm…. your gym leggings are see-through’ just before you start your squats on the Bosu Ball.
Protein is key for a good gym experience, and some protein bars are damn delicious – it’s just finding them that’s slightly harder. If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, pick up a Nutriamino Chocolate Brownie Protein Bar, and pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds. These boxes work out better value as they’re in bulk, so I always choose them over buying the individuals. Warm brownies before a workout? Yes, please.
A good Spotify playlist. I don’t think I need to say more – Spotify is my second favourite app for the gym, as it gets you into the mood of things, and can make those lunge sets seem like a breeze*.
My go-to for gym workout inspiration and routines, Khloe’s App is a godsend for girls with curves they want to keep. Most of my workouts are built around/a version of the workouts on her app and the workouts I see her doing on KUWTK.
They are hard but definitely worth it – and yes, you will need to invest in Resistance Bands.
A great salad recipe. Yes, I did just put ‘great’ and ‘salad’ in the same sentence. If you get it right, a salad can be a delicious meal that really cuts down on the calories. Try a mixture of textures, and add things like fresh mozzarella or butternut squash for a delicious post-gym dinner! (I’m going to be sharing some of my faves soon).