Being grateful...

The card from my BFF that reduced me to a sobbing wreck when I got it in the post...
Apologies for the radio silence over here recently, my dad had a bad accident when he was out on his bike a few weeks ago and I don't want to go into detail but as you can imagine, things have been pretty full on recently. I have written about the importance of friendship before and this past month has been eye-opening in terms of how brilliant my friends and family are. There is a long way to go before things are back to 'normal' but I know that we will get there. I know I say this a lot but go and tell your loved ones how much you love them ♥

My favourite exercise gear...

I'm wearing something a little less glamourous for this outfit post! ;) I have been going to the gym a couple of times a week to just increase my exercise levels and strength and despite the early starts I have really been enjoying it. For a long time my body and I have been at war and this might only be a truce, but I love the challenge (yes I do have a competitive streak!) and I love how I can feel my body getting stronger. I have always found nice clothes to be a great motivator and I wanted to show off the latest additions to my gym wardrobe... I have realised that I will always love snazzy leggings and that there's a lot to be said for fun prints and bright colours! Marks & Spencers are my go to for cool sports bras and they are the perfect foundation for whatever I get up to in the gym (not sponsored, I'm just a super fan!)

Top:Fabletics, crop top: Ellesse via TK Maxx, leggings: Fabletics, trainers: Nike c/o Sports Shoes
Apologies for the close up of my make-up free face but I refuse to exercise in make-up, sweat does not mix well with foundation! This Balm tank is ridiculously comfy, I bought a size larger than usual as I didn't want anything too skintight but actually, it is quite low cut without this crop top underneath it!

I have to admit I was pretty dubious about Fabletics before I ordered but I have been well and truly been proven wrong. These Salar legging (in Black Ice print) are my new favourites and they are brilliant, they have a high enough waist to be comfortable and the print makes me feel super badass too!

Being a total Nike fan girl in this outfit, but they do have some of the best sportswear!

I picked up this coral top in JJB's sale a few years ago (RIP) and it is one of the nicest ones I own, the cotton is super soft and however sweaty I get, it stays cool and dry. 

 I do generally prefer full length leggings but these Nike printed capris are ideal for when the weather warms up. The marble print skims over any lumps and bumps and let's be honest, what else would a blogger choose?! ;)

My local TK Maxx is always full of weird and wonderful treasures and I am always trawling through for bargains. Their sportswear is pretty varied but it's well worth having a rummage if you are looking for something in particular!

This top is from 90 degrees, not a brand I have heard of but I love the fit of it and the colour means it goes with all of my jazzy trousers!

These Puma PWR leggings are probably the best piece of exercise gear that I own, they make me feel like a superhero and who wouldn't want that?!

What do you wear to the gym?