Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Workout Essentials // Home Edition

Joining a gym was something I never had the courage to do. First, no way I am going on my own - it is too much to deal with. Second, I know I would not stick with it so it would be a total waste of my money.
So, for the last month or so I have been trying to workout from home. I found Fitness Blender on YouTube a while ago but only recently I have been actually exercising with them instead of watching their videos while comfortably sat on my sofa.
They have a lot of videos where no equipment is needed but I got to the point were I wanted to do more and push myself harder so I gathered a few things to add to my little home-gym sessions. If you want to do it too, here is what you will need.

Workout Outfit . Yes, I know it is obvious but it is the first and the most basic thing you will need. Not only it is an essential but it also is a motivation source. Having new clothes to workout with is a great form of stimulation for me.
I am loving the Primark workout gear! They are as affordable as you can get, amazingly comfortable and also very stylish. 

Dumbells/Weights . Like I said, many of the Fitness Blender workout videos do not need any equipment but if you want to push yourself harder, weights are a great add on to your workout essentials. Find out what will best suit you or what weights you will be able to lift without feeling like you are breaking your arms and buy a couple. I bought two 2.5 kg weights and I love them. Exercising with weights is something I love to do. It is very challenging and it just makes everything a little bit more difficult - something that we want when working out. Your body can easily get used to some movements and exercises so adding some weights will make it harder.

Leg Weights . Working my arms is something I am trying to do more but we cannot forget our little legs, right? Recently I bought some leg weights and I absolutely adore them. You can not only use them while exercising but you can also wear them while you are just walking around the house and doing some cleaning. It adds that tad bit of extra weight that will make your legs work harder. I love them. Mine are only 1.5 kg each but believe me that with repeated movements they do make a lot of a difference!

Resistance Rope . Well, this essential I have to blame my boyfriend for. He was the one to get it but I actually love using it for my workout routines too. It is a different way of working your arms, legs and even your abs and butt. It is incredible what a resistance rope can make you feel! One day I had the brilliant idea of following a 30 minutes video using a resistance rope and let me tell you that by the end I was dying. My body was all shaky, I could barely walk down the stairs without feeling like I would fall. It was intense! And that is why I like it so much!

Mobile Phone . Yes this is an essential, believe me. Working out can be painful, really painful. So if you have your mobile phone near by that can change the whole thing. Watch your favourite YouTube videos or listen to some great music on your Spotify and that can change everything.
I am always with my phone when I am working out, even if it is just to play the Fitness Blender video I will be doing but mostly I use it to listen to some music.
It takes your mind off the pain you are feeling in that moment and time just flies by.

And these are my workout essentials at the moment. I have been enjoying quite a lot this exercising from home thing. I have to admit that I could to it more often but I am just too lazy and cannot be bother but when I push myself to do it, it feels great afterwards. So you should definitely try it out.

What are your workout essentials?



  1. I've never gotten to the point where I actually stick with a routine for more than.. a day? :D But I'm getting to a point where my body just doesn't want to work the way it used to and I'm scared that working out will have to become a part of my everyday regimen. I think I may just have to check out these videos!

  2. I always find myself to be more motivated with new, fun workout clothes xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  3. Good job! I'm gonna check out fitness blender... I've got a gym membership that is going to WASTE. Leg weights sound intense!

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous - love the post and love how colourful everything it is! Love these essentials, it's good to see how people are getting motivated and fit! :)

    Layla xx

  5. Nice post!!!

  6. I was like that too but their videos really helped me, it encouraged me! Hopefully it will work for you x

  7. Workout clothes all the way. Especially really cute ones - they always make me want to work out! I try to work out without using equipment at all, since I know I won't use it that often, but I do like the idea of the resistance rope. I know it's much harder than it seems, and it works out so many different areas!

    Sam |

  8. I love cute workout clothes, they make all the difference!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  9. I love your workout clothes, especially the pink sports bra... super cute! Makes me look forward to being able to work out again.

    ps lovely blog btw, new follower x

    Danielle - Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

  10. Workout attire is such a good pick-me-up. Once I bought cute bra & shorts, I was that much more inspired to move. :]

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  11. I've never been able to workout from home, I just seem to have no motivation and can't stick to it - I'm really into going to the gym and to classes at the moment though, and I was going to checkout Primarks workout stuff tomorrow!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

  12. Great post. I agree I never actually go to the gym, so it's a total waste of money and working out from home is a much better idea. Great workout clothes really help to keep you motivated, but I don't like to spend too much on something I'm just wearing to exercise so Primark is a great tip, as their range is really affordable!

  13. I don't like to spend too much either! :p

  14. It is really good! I love their sport bras :) xx

  15. That's exactly how I feel when I buy new workout clothes :D

  16. I love working out at home, it's perfect because I can change my workout everyday to whatever I feel like doing. I also really like Fitness Blender, they're really great. Love the workout essential you chose.

  17. I loved using Fitness Blender when I had the space to workout at home, they are such a challenge and really make you feel like you've had a good workout! I don't have the space to workout at home now and I'm not motivated enough to go out in the cold weather. Whilst I really do prefer a home workout, I go to the gym 1-3 times a week dependent on how my partner is feeling (as he's the one that drives us all the way there), but I'd love to go more or get home workouts in again, though I'm going to have to wait to move out of his parents house to do that!

    Issy | MissIsGoode xox