Fitness in 2015 | Anthropologie

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pure + Good active wear from Anthropologie

I've been gathering my thoughts on this year's fitness goals for a while now but it's been difficult to pinpoint exactly what I want to work towards achieving this year. I want to get back into eating sensibly; plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat, more fish and whole grains. It all sounds so simple and straightforward but putting it into practice tends to be a little more of a challenge and it's one I want to rise to. Making small changes like drinking more water instead of coffee and limiting alcohol to weekends are all within my control. After years of bad skin, I have learned to relish my clearer complexion, so I'm willing to make compromises to keep it nicer for longer.

Pure + Good active wear from Anthropologie

As an early bird, I really want to get my days off to the best start I can ensuring that both my appetite is satisfied and I'm nourishing myself from the start with a healthy breakfast. I want to get back into porridge ideally. My top tip is smoothies; if like me you really can't face eating raw spinach, try a home-made smoothie with some fruit and yogurt or milk, you can have it anytime of the day and you can pop in whatever you like.

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In 2013 and 2014 I had my heart set on running; it gave me something to focus on and strive towards which was great in a way because it kept me busy and the rapid improvement kept me motivated. This year I'm not so sure that I want to focus on it so heavily. More than a few times I took to the roads with nothing more on my agenda than to jog along, enjoying the peace of the countryside, the fresh air, sunshine on my skin and the ability to run along while breathing easy. The enjoyment was immense. This year I want to capture that feeling of pleasure much more often.

Pure + Good active wear from Anthropologie

Conversely, I also want to pursue the harder bootcamp style workouts that seem to be right up my street. I now go to two different classes a week, one of which is just amazing and pushes me in different ways every time. My original thinking was to seek out a personal trainer which should give me a regular commitment, way to keep focussed and some motivation to do my best at all times. Maybe something I will undertake come spring?

Pure + Good active wear from Anthropologie

One thing I really have learned about a healthy lifestyle is that the more you enjoy it, the more likely you are to stick with it; the longer you stick with it the more you get into it. It's a real priority for me to smile more and to take more enjoyment my lifestyle. You only live once, this isn't a dry run. There is something gratifying about brand new workout wear; I don't often treat myself to new gear but maybe this year is that time to make a change. Let me say I've never worn such fabulous quality outfit, it's a whole new experience! I have Anthropologie to thank for sending me this outfit from Pure + Good. They have a fabulous range of high quality activewear online, it's great to see some unique pieces that stand out and look special.

Pure + Good active wear from Anthropologie

The static stripe legwarmer leggings are such a great fit, I went for size small which is approx. 6 – 8 which is a comfortable snug fit, made from something incredible, a thick, stretchy fabric which gives and stays in shape (and certainly wont let anyone else see your underwear through it when you bend over – we've all seen someone else's wardrobe malfunction). The foot strap detail is rather clever too, I wish all my workout leggings were as good. I'm never usually confident enough to parade around in just a crop top but I'm happy to make an exception for this stripelace racer back bra which is again made of some kind of marvellous thick material. There is a flattering amount of padding to not only offer a reassuring amount of support but also leaves me feeling way more feminine than usual with a little bit of cleavage. Blink and you miss it, but still.

The pretty lace back really deserves to be seen, it's gorgeous isn't it?! Pure + Good active wear from AnthropologiePure + Good active wear from Anthropologie

In summary, I want to smile; I want to lead a lifestyle that makes me happy, keeps me healthy, allows me to feel strong and capable while inspires others to do the same.

Sophie

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15 comments

  1. You inspire me. I'm still trying to make fitness a habit and I'm slowly getting there. I love your ethos. I want to be strong and healthy and I enjoy the feeling after the run or the calm from yoga, and the soothing effect that both of these things have on the mind.
    I was going to ask about your kit, love those leggings.

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  2. I completely agree Sophie. The more I progress into a healthy lifestyle it pulls me in and gives me more motivation. Also it is so important for it to make you happy. Good Luck your goals sound amazing! P.s. you look stunning in these shots and so happy :)
    Kate xx

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  3. I have one pair of leggings in my gym wardrobe and I feel so self-conscious in them that I try not to wear them unless it's a really early morning workout when I know the gym will be relatively empty. I could never wear a sports bra as a top like this without a tee over the top.
    I'm so so glad to be back into my routine after being so poorly and having to miss the gym. This year's goal for me is to eat better (eat more really) which should help me to lose the weight I need to.

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  4. Wow gorgeous range, I didn't realise Anthropologie were doing an activewear range. Lots of pieces added to my wish list!

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  5. It really looks like your active lifestyle is paying dividends, you look so healthy.

    I've started practising yoga again and joined a pilates class, both of which I enjoy. You are right, you will only stick with what you enjoy

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  6. You are glowing, seriously giving me body envy!

    Maria xxx

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  7. You look so stunning!! The most beautiful smile!!

    xo

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  8. Love your healthy, happy approach to fitness! The Anthropologie range is spot on.

    I can't recommend a PT enough! I've seen a huge change in my body since I started training with mine - I'm stronger and leaner, and have learned so much from him! My whole outlook on health and fitness has changed.

    Christy x
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  9. Sigh. Will type my comment AGaIn!! You do look good for all your hard work.x

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  10. Wonderful post! I have been looking into improving my health and fitness this year :) so this was a delightful post to stumble upon. x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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  11. I love this post! You're beautiful and have a gorgeous smile. Thanks for sharing what's going on in the world of fitness for you!

    Leather & Lipstick

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  12. Looking fabulous, really happy and healthy! The Anthropologie fitness gear looks great.I agree life should be enjoyed, for 2015 I am definitely aiming to enjoy every minute of it.

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  13. You look so tiny....you look fab Sophie x

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  14. You look fabulous Sophie and so happy and relaxed. You're absolutely right, it's all about enjoyment - it's nice to hit targets - further, faster... - but if you're always striving for that then it becomes a chore and not a hobby.

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