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.