After a post like yesterdays it seems somewhat obligatory to follow with something a little more, ahem, healthy (but y’know brownies contain milk and eggs- which are good for you, right?)- perhaps a way to justify eating them all, no? Anyway, as you may have read a month or so ago in this post, I’ve been busy trying to ‘Change For The Better’ in collaboration with Special K– and work on becoming a little healthier, and a lotta fitter.
Now, joining the gym itself was easy enough. I had an induction and mini personal training session, which went pretty well (read: I didn’t pass out from breathlessness)- and have since tried to go when I have time- but trust me when I say this, it’s not been easy. Being a full time freelancer and juggling working in London, working from home and shooting outfit posts seems straight forward enough, but boy- does it take time. Gym hours are usually limited to first thing in the morning, or weekends- two time frames in which the temptation of sleep is also massively dominant. So, for the next month or so I’m going to challenge myself further- to get into a proper routine. It’s all well and good hitting the gym every now and again, but it’s the routine I need to create which I’m sure is where the real change lies…
Anyway! Less of the rambling. Today I thought I’d give you a look into a newbies gym bag, and offer a playlist of mine which I find carries me through many a gym session- and spurs me on to make the extra minute.
Now, I don’t take a lot when I head to the gym. I like to be in-and-out in as small time as possible (especially when my face is a bare as a babys bottom) so stick to a pair of comfy shoes (completely vital and these Free Runs need no wearing in), a towel for any sweaty forehead situ’s (pfft), some deodorant to keep me smelling sweet, some low fat sweet snacks (by this I mean this amazing popcorn- sweets are purely a quick sugar boost!), my membership card (duh), some water to keep me hydrated and my phone (to occasionally vent to Twitter and listen to Spotify).
Now, speaking of Spotify, in my opinion it’s important to keep some playlists prepared for gruelling treadmill moments- and even better if they’re a mix of more ‘dance motivational’ songs and songs you really like. The thing is, I don’t normally listen to ’90s Destiny’s Child (okay maybe a little) but I find it’s far better to get you in the mood than the new Johnny Flynn album when hitting the gym (and trust me, I love that album). So- I’ve popped together a little gym playlist you can all download just here, to ensure your next session won’t be boring (and a little nostalgic)!