Last week I returned to my yoga class after a few weeks of biscuit-to-mouth reps on the couch. My reasoning being that my yoga class is hands down less of a challenge than circuits, spinning or an arctic run combined with the fact I love the mental benefits following a few minutes meditation at the end of class.
I find I’m on a constant mental sugar-high, with thoughts jumping from one thing to the next, so to take a few minutes to just breathe and learn to empty my mind is really beneficial. My drive home from yoga is the only time I actually switch off my car radio and enjoy my hard earned Zen. I find yoga can be as physically challenging as you allow it to be, but never overly demanding and it’s a rare occasion that I’m sore afterwards. This time I was sore afterwards. Can’t raise my arms over my head, sore. Considering only a couple of weeks back I was popping out early on a Saturday for an eight mile mountain run, I can only resign to the fact this means it must have been a really good Christmas. Which also means I’ve a punishing few weeks ahead on the workout front.
Looking at the latest trend in highstreet SS15 activewear collections is motivation enough to knock my napping habit on the head and go get my sweat on. And thanks to the likes of H&M and Penneys, I won’t be working out in last year’s scruffy old running gear. Yes Nike & Adidas have the technical spiel down, but unless you’re planning an Everest triathlon it’s not always a necessity. These highstreet gym gems boast gorgeous designs in functional fabrics perfect for working out, and are all within the January budget!
A few favourites (above) clockwise from top left:
Watercolour workout shorts, €6.50 (£5.00), Penneys
Panel Sports Bra, €8.00 (£6.00) Penneys
Water colour sports trainers, € 16.00 (£12.00)
Three-pack of neon hairbands, €2.99, H&M
Patterned Workout Leggings, €19.50 (£14.99) H&M
Coral crop top, €5.50 (£4.00), Penneys
Padded Lightweight Jacket €37.00 (£29.00), H&M
Running Waistbag €9.99 (£7.60) H&M