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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Movement.

When life feels a little overwhelming I reach for my yoga mat and work through some pilates routines. As someone who has always had a slight aversion to exercise that's not something I ever thought would be a thing I would do. And I guess high impact exercise still isn't my thing, but there's something that is simultaneously relaxing and challenging about pilates. You certainly get out what you put in and I always feel so much better after an hour or so in the mornings.


George kindly gifted me with a parcel of exercise clothes and they've gone a long way to helping me feel a little more motivated on those cold mornings when staying in bed for an extra half an hour seems like a much better idea. They're so affordable and honestly I've been really pleasantly surprised. I have a few things from Lulu Lemon which are insanely expensive and although they're great quality, I like these pieces from George almost as much. It's nice to mix and match expensive and affordable pieces though I think. It means more variety and less bank balance guilt.

The trainers are very lightweight so perhaps not the best for running, but I like them for pilates when it's cold. I have a real thing about having cold feet, not a fan. The long sleeve top is one of my favourite things because the material is super soft & comfortable. Everything has washed really nicely so far too. The only thing I would say is that the sizing runs a little small on some pieces. 

Exercise is a really personal think, I think, and because of that I don't really have any exercise tips as such (Carly is far more qualified to give advice on things like this). For me the key was to find something I like doing, or at least something that makes me feel good after it's over.

There's no denying that moving a little more is good for our health and I find that it helps to banish those morning blues too, making me into a little bit more of a morning person. At least as much of a morning person as I'll ever be.

xoxo

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28 comments:

  1. That does look like a super comfy set of workout gear! I've just started getting into lifting, though I'm yet to become a morning exerciser....

    Bethan, Audacity of Food

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  2. I definitely need to exercise more. Those trainers are so cute! I think I'd feel better exercising if I felt comfortable/looked good. ;)

    Tara x

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  3. I am a firm believer that you feel better exercising if you feel like you look good doing it. I'm always super paranoid that I look terrible, from a bright red face to sweat patches. So if I can improve that by wearing bright trainers and cute clothes that I WANT to wear, I will.
    I love the trainers from your photos, they're so bright and that means I would WANT to wear them and exercise.
    xx

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    1. I completely agree, feeling comfortable always helps with motivation! xo

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  4. Oh, those pieces are so cute! I can never work out in the morning, fair play! I definitely need a full days worth of fuel to keep me going!!

    Chrissy x
    www.chrissylilly.com

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    1. I'm definitely better when it's all over and done with for the day, otherwise I'm the best at putting things off ;) xx

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  5. I love exercising in the mornings, it sets me up for the day and I spend the rest of the day guilt free knowing that I've put the sweat in already! I've got quite a few workout bits from George, their running gear is really good and to be honest, if I'm going to sweat in it and wash it 3 times a week, I'm not going to spend a fortune on it! xx
    www.lovedbylaura.com

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  6. Those trainers look so pretty! I would never have thought to hit up George for fitness, I will have to check it out:) I love doing yoga! Look up Tara Stiles on YouTube she is awesome! :)

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

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    1. Ooh I definitely will, thank you! xo

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  7. Love the bright pink top! I definitely need to get some more colourful workout gear! x

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Helps with motivation for sure <3

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  8. I love a good bright colour to get me motivated for exercise!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  9. Working out is always so much more fun when you LOOK good, hehe!

    Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger, and just thought I'd drop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same - or better yet! - keep in touch! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  10. I love bright colors for workout gear! Though having everything in a bright color isn't for me (though I can imagine you pulling it off!), I do love a pop of color in an all-black ensemble. I'm trying to get a little more exercise in as well, though all I've managed to do is leg workouts because those are my favorite :P

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. My wardrobe is full of black so I tend to go a bit overboard on colour with work out stuff haha! xo

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  11. I used to really love yoga when I was younger but I'm not the most active person nowadays! Puma has some really lovely gym clothes, especially the running tights :) xxx

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  12. Bright and comfy sports wear is motivating c:
    I do everday morning yoga to be honest. Trust
    me, you'll feel much better, awaken and
    energetic! Xx

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  13. i'm totally the same, i've tried to force myself to go running or do pump classes in the past and it's just not something i've ever enjoyed or looked forward to doing AT ALL. but the last few months i've been in a solid routine of one pilates class and two yoga classes a week and i've been actually enjoying it for maybe the first time in my life. it really makes a difference when you decide that you're going to do whatever exercise feels right for you as often as feels right, rather than what someone tells you you should be doing, or how often you should be doing it. being pushed into something i don't like has never made me like it before so exercise is never going to stick with me if i do it like that.

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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    1. I completely agree, it's all about finding what works best for you <3

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  14. I agree with you Jennie, not just comfortable but also pretty exercise clothes can totally help with motivation to be more active. And yours look so bright and beautiful!! I also prefer to exercise in the morning, it just makes me enjoy the day ahead a lot better :) x

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    1. It feels good knowing it's done and it means I don't put it off xx

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