Monday, 26 August 2013
Prada and Dior have made wet hair the style of the season so I say what a better time for me to go to the gym than when wet hair is cool. Therefore all my wet gym hair needs is mousse and am done. This is a perfect solution for all those people who find that you have to do your hair after the gym or exercise if you are going out, but this is my lazy girl gym guide and for me I now have 2 great hair options for going out with little effort:
Sunday, 25 August 2013
These are the latest creation by Nike and possibly the most comfortable trainer I have ever worn! They are the Missoni for trainers, a knitted sock effectively stuck onto a sole that is cut into squares and means the sole is so bendy you can bend them in half! They will give your feet full flexibility. These trainers are ideal for long runs, they build up the with walking in them and they strengthen the foot e core part of the leg which means that knees and legs are then taken care of. Don't though wear them in the gym as I did very little support on the ankle. I have been given them on Friday the day of launch and haven't taken them off, socks with soles, I may never take them off they are comfortable and look cool, job done!
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
This weekend I managed to get myself to Equinox gym for the afternoon and with the trainer David Warden (beware of anyone working out with him hardcore!) I started training on my stomach , or core as the fitness crew like to call it. Well I have no idea where my abs went over the years but have certainly re woken them after 17years! I have been banging on about how well i have been sleeping well since saturday I wake myself up to turn around in bed as am in agony!
But on with the show and as you can see below these are key exercises that I should be doing everyday to build up strength from the middle area which is apparently key to being a good runner, am learning new things everyday :))
This involves lining your body as image 1 and lifting same leg and arm up in the air and alternating sides, about 12 in total....killer
The Abs Plank
This is the finisher off hold yourself up on both ands bum down straight back lift and twist body on each side repeat 12 times...as I said the finisher off, the ultimate killer
Keep doing these everyday and work up to doing 50 a day and the core is complete!
Monday, 19 August 2013
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Monday, 12 August 2013
So have been feeling a bit hard on myself thinking that am not improving and have been running every other day for a week and still don't feel like I am enjoying it more or going for longer. I went away this weekend and have never been to a gym Ian hotel but this time I had the guilt hanging over me if I did nothing! So off I went to this room (with a very nice view) and actually found that I quite enjoyed running on the treadmill, so much so that I ended up running for 30mins and ran 5k! It was a Saturday night too and this is my big running tip .... Get out and run before you go out instead of trying to pull yourself out of a rest day or night like sunday or mondays! It actually wakes you up gives you loads of energy after and most of all you really feel like you deserve that drink!
Sunday, 11 August 2013
TIP... I wouldn't take this style so literally and just add to a white tee or simple denim shirt to give this style a more modern edge
sunglasses by cutler & gross at avenue32
denim dress by osman yousefzada
rings by zoe & morgan
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
So my dilemma tonight was that my Nike running gear is in the wash and I don't have enough stuff to wash each time if I am going to run or exercise this much. Any other time this would have been a great excuse to not do anything and laze on the sofa. I have though been feeling that wearing proper workout attire makes gets me more in the mood, a bit more formal or ready for the task in hand and my normal baggy tee and vintage shorts suddenly don't feel quite right or professional enough. I did even try and take the worn shorts and vest out of the washing machine but the smell was bad and so my old 'Doors' tee and vintage shorts had to come out! I did though ran 3 miles tonight which despite being on my feet all day was impressed that i even managed a run. I didn't wash my hair after (bad I know but washing your hair all the time is another reason to put you off doing exercise no?! ) and what's wrong with a bit of grease ....? style tip....it adds texture for the next day! Anyway mission accomplished another run down and I am feeling run down.
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Monday, 5 August 2013
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Saturday, 3 August 2013
Thursday, 1 August 2013
All I can say is end of day and jelly legs. Had an hour at Equinox gym today and it's not a great start but have been put through my paces of my first gym session and pleased to have started. It's a posh gym with hilarious people watching a good distraction from my efforts. A short run on the treadmill, lunges, squats on power plates I have never sweated so much probably in hindsight doing so little. Am not sure I will improve but each day as it comes. Am also realising that I really will need to start really fitting this into my life only 11 weeks to go and can barely run and talk at the same time. Clock watching I couldn't wait for the shower (kitted out with Kiehls products!) and sadly a celebratory cigarette (hopefully my trainer won't be reading this!). I have booked myself into my first gym class with my other marathon mates; 'Tread & Shred' doesn't sound like the most inviting of classes but will give it a go! Have also googled the distance from home to work and its only 4 miles so might give that one a go at some point although I was sure it was the full 13 miles so my marathon run would effectively be there, back and back again....shit