Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Shopping is my Cardio : OOTD + Fitness Tips

The other day we went to Oxford Street for (yet another) bit of shopping (believe it or not this is not the only thing we do, see over-pressurised girls' private schools for more details). After a workout at the gym, I (Vera) wearing this outfit, which thankfully doubles as from a set of gym clothes to an all-black look .
Jacket - Acne
Leggings, Trainers - Nike
Backpack - Tori Burch
It can sometimes be hard to be motivated to sprint on a treadmill or pass time on a cross-trainer for a time space replicating a century, sweat dripping and panting like a dehydrated dog, so here are some tips to get active and make your health and fitness life easier...
  1. Drink lots of water - It goes without saying, but a good amount of water can go a long way. Not only does it keep you hydrated, but also can help to prevent muscle pain, nourish your skin and improve your digestion and metabolism.
  2. Diet - Make sure not to crash diet and exercise in excess, this could become harmful to your health and increase the likelihood of dramatic/fast weight gain in the future.

  3. Weight Training - This is not only a way of building muscle and toning, but is a fast and effective muscle of shedding weight.
  4. Do what you love - There's no point in dreading going to the gym and working out until dreaded exhaustion, so find something you enjoy and go with it. This could be an activity like pilates, swimming or even just going for a walk regularly. I box and I love it - not only is it great for strength and muscle training, but it feels great to be able to take out your anger whilst working out and having fun!
  5. Don't be so hard on yourself - Make sure your body gets a rest now and again and to not be so strict, it's perfectly okay to give yourself some time to recharge your batteries and have that slice of cake :)
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  1. Love your jacket!!

    And great tips. I need to keep reminding myself to drink more water x

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  2. Such good tips I love your trainers ever so much

  3. Love the runners! I really need to get myself some new workout gear, it motivates me so much to get moving!

  4. Great post! I love your shoes <3 and you're right! Shopping is a great cardio ahahahahha

  5. Great post :) Beautiful photos ♥
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  6. Whoa, you look so sexy in that leather jacket! Stunning! ♥ xx, Veni

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  7. That backpack is so cute!!
    xx Alyssa

  8. Such a great backpack! I need to practice sport more often in order to get fit ahah! It was nice to stopping by to my blog thank you a lot!

    xx, Gracie

  9. in love with your backpack sweetie, such a lovely figure for a healthy young girl!

  10. Love the outfit! ♡

  11. Fitness pants are sooo comfortable. And I always carry water with me.

    Vegetarian CourtesyCheesePapas

  12. The backpack is amazing! Nice outfit!

  13. This jacket is wonderful!
    Big kiss, Frederique

  14. I always fail to drink water, sometimes I even have less than 500 ml per day!
    Need to work on it a bit more!"

  15. Loved reading your tips! Love your jacket so much :)

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    Tamara xxx

  16. Great tips! I definitely need to start drinking more water as I hardly ever do. I'm forever sipping on a cup of tea or coffee (not the greatest when it comes to hydrating myself) lol X


  17. Thanks for the tip! And I have the same trainer shoes and got the neon orange! :) Thanks for commenting on Qing's Style. Please always keep in touch!

  18. Loving looks with trainer! Great tip! I am a fan of drinking lots of water. :)

    Thanks for stopping by


  19. Was searching for these types of fitness tips. Feeling great to see your branded clothing as well. My sister is using Carbon38 mesh cut out leggings from a long time and it's the same after several washes. Design and fit is amazing. Prices were also genuine. Thinking to buy some more for our dance classes starting in a couple of weeks. Will buy them in dark colors this time.


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