My Workout Essentials


If you're a regular to my blog, you'll know that I've really made it my mission this year to get fit. I've been eating better, drinking a lot more water and most importantly I've been working out a hell of a lot more! I've recently started the gym and I've been obsessed with getting into shape and looking after my body, and I'm finally starting to see some results! 

I don't know about you, but I'd have found it all impossible without little essentials that help motivate me and let me get the best out of my workouts and I'd like to share them with you!


- A supportive sports bra. It's so important to keep those puppies in place when you're working out, as there's nothing worse than your chest jiggling around everywhere when you're on the treadmill. That 60 year old man on the cross-trainer might love it but save yourself the embarrassment and properly support your boobies! There's styles and different support levels for everyone and most are good-quality and so affordable! I got mine from H&M's sportswear collection here!

- Good workout gear. I know, I know, working out isn't about looking good. But doesn't it make you feel a little bit more fit and sexy when you're in cool workout clothes? Literally every brand and store you can think of is doing their own range now, even Primark! My personal favourites are Tesco and online store Pro Direct, which are both perfect if you're out to spot a bargain!

- Make yourself a workout playlist. Whatever you're into and whatever gets your blood pumping, fill your ipod with it and get going! I love a bit of girl power when I'm getting sweaty, and I've found nothing motivates me to run a marathon on the treadmill more than listening to endless BeyoncĂ© and Destiny's Child tracks. 

- Keep a water bottle by your side at all times! And keep the water nice and chilled too, so refreshing! 

- Read a little motivational material! I am loving Women's Health at the minute, but there are tons of websites and blogs out there filled with diet and workout tips that will keep you motivated and inspired to reach your goals! It's always fun to look at transformation photos too, nothing makes me look forward to a workout more than looking through Kayla Itsines Instagram feed!


What are your workout essentials? Do you have any tips for staying motivated? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' if you'd like to stay up to date with my posts :)

Always, Alice x

9 comments :

  1. Fab post, I’m the same as you and I’m trying to get fit. The H&M sports bra looks really lovely, as I’m after a new one :) I also get really motivated by music when I’m on the treadmill :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. I hope it's going well for you Charlee :) H&M's sportswear is fab, I'd recommend it all! x

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  2. I read this entire post whilst shovelling chocolate fudge cake into my mouth - not sorry.. I can't wait to get back into the gym again! Keep up the hard work :)

    Charlotte - styleaked

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    1. Haha jel...eating healthy isn't as fun! Pass me the cake ;) x

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  3. I've just had a takeaway, but I'm reading a workout post so surely that balances it out?! Completely agree with the need for a good sports bra, it took me ages to find a decent one that fitted well and held everything in place, but oh it's worth it. The H&M one looks fab!

    Lucie x
    www.hummingbirdandtherose.com

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    1. Yeah I think that counts, don't worry haha! Oh definitely, don't want things going south any quicker than they need to do we x

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  4. Great post! Reading this has really made me want to start working out more haha. xx

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

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  5. Music is always essential for me when I'm exercising otherwise I just want to give up! x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I definitely need to get back to the gym. All the good intentions without the movement :'(

    Anastasia | Dainty Desires

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