Who is ready for winter? I know I’m not.
Unless you call ‘ready’ searching through my wardrobe to find something to work out in.
Winter-y weather does not have me feeling enthusiastic about exercising to begin with, but it turns into a ‘fuck right off’ attitude when I realise that I have nothing to wear for a sweat session.
Cue me sitting around in sweatpants and eating a boatload of (rum and raisin) chocolate and complaining about not being able to shift the last of the pesky pregnancy weight. (Thank you, chocolate milk craving.)
I believe a good workout begins with feeling good about yourself. I am 100% more determined to finish every set or sprint if I feel like a badass bitch.
Instead, I’m staring at my block of chocolate like ‘yes, I can finish this entire block of chocolate tonight’. Dirty little secrets, right?
I remember people telling me that they would buy themselves outfits before they even stepped foot in the gym. I, on the other hand, would throw on any old thing and complain away my half an hour on the stationary bike before moving to the next
torture device piece of equipment.
I did not feel like a sparkling gym goddess, but my friend did. Before she had stepped foot in the gym itself.
I began thinking there really was a method behind the madness.
Adore Me was a company that caught my eye. They had lingerie, activewear, and swimwear! What else could a girl ask for, right?
I headed straight over to the activewear section and I could hear the angels singing. It was like my prayers had been answered. I was looking for winter activewear that was simple, stylish and understated. I wanted something that could be worn at home for a quick circuit workout, but wouldn’t be out of place (or too crazy) for a gym setting. More than anything, I wanted something that I could lounge around in and just be comfortable. That’s what Nava Activewear is to me.
Because it isn’t only Ponsonby women who like to walk around in activewear like they’ve been at the gym. Spoiler alert: They haven’t been even remotely close to a gym. (And I may or may not support their life choices.)
I clicked around more and stumbled upon the Deepthi Activewear Set.
Two guesses as to why I fell in love with this set.
Greys and pinks, girls, greys and pinks. I swear, I will never get tired of that colour combination.
I’ve always been jealous of girls who would walk around in the ‘classic’ bra and legging combination. I was never confident enough to pull off an outfit like the one you would see in every Instagram photo. Turns out, the outfit itself can lend every bit of confidence you could ever need.
I have found that my confidence – body confidence – has sky rocketed since I had a baby. Who would have thought that a girl with a jelly belly could feel unstoppable? Definitely not me. I’m just as surprised as you.
Will you find me rocking this outfit in a room full of strangers?
Maybe not, but you can bet that I will be getting my yoga on with Adriene and wearing the heck out of an outfit inspired by the Deepthi look. Because my body created a human, and it is beautiful and strong.
Maybe not in a traditional sense, but I have never been more proud of my body.
And it deserves to be celebrated.