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  • Motivation Monday

    Last week my fitness and health was put on the side line. Due to my demanding work schedule, it was tough finding time to catch up on sleep, household chores and, unfortunately, finding time to head to the gym.

    This meant I had one session at the gym the whole week. We focused on legs and I’d say it was one of my best sessions yet.

    As usual, I started out with 10 minutes on the treadmill to warm up and completed 5 minutes on the stair-master.

    Then we moved onto machines:

    LEG PRESS – 3 sets

    8 x 85lbs

    8 x 100lbs

    7 x 115lbs

    CALF PRESS – 4 sets

    8 x 100lbs

    8 x 115lbs

    8 x 130lbs

    8 x 145lbs

    After that we did some weighted squats with a 12kg kettle bell for a couple sets and finished off with an ab routine, which included planks, sit ups, ab bikes and leg raises.


    So here is what I wore to my only session of last week. Everything I am wearing was purchased from Sports Direct.

    Nike Victory Reversible Sports Bra – £16.99. If you want to see what it looks like, check it out here.

    Nike Tank Top – £13.99, also comes in white, pink or royal blue. These tank tops are perfect for throwing on over your sports bra. I find mine incredibly comfortable and its loose fit means it covers any lumps and bumps with ease. It has a muscle back, which is great for wearing with a colourful sports bra to give a pop of colour to your outfit.


    Puma Leggings – £23, also come in grey or purple. Aren’t these gorgeous? As soon as I saw these, I knew I had to get them. If I had to describe my favourite colour, it would be this blue. They are full length leggings that have the longest waist band I’ve come across, I’d even go as far as saying they are high-waisted, to provide extreme support. They hold everything in and make you feel great. DSC_0198.JPGAnd last but not least:

    Nike Trainers – £44.99. If you want to see exactly what these look like and where you can purchase, check them out here.

    It’s Monday again so I won’t dwell on the past. This week will be better in terms of workouts and my eating habits are definitely improving, minus my huge Domino’s pizza last night, but you are allowed a cheat meal, don’t forget that.

    I’m heading to the gym tonight so that will set myself up nicely for the rest of the week.

    How are you getting on with your fitness routine? Is there any particular fitness posts you like reading by others or any you want me to write? Let me know.

    Thanks for reading,





      • Kirsty Jarvie
        May 10, 2016 / 9:07 pm

        I’ve been nominated before but I’d be happy to complete again. Thanks for the nomination 🙂 x

    1. laurenestep
      May 13, 2016 / 1:06 pm

      I love this look–thanks for sharing! I may have to scoop up that tank 🙂

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        May 15, 2016 / 5:19 pm

        Thanks for the nomination ladies! Look forward to writing this post 😊 x

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