This post is sponsored by lululemon. Do I have a lululemon lifestyle? Well, depends what that consists of. I do now actually go to the gym, which I literally NEVER did until last year as I don’t really like getting out of breath, or sweaty. This kind of shrinks the scope of exercise that I will attempt to do. BUT a friend suggested I try strength training with a personal trainer. I went to meet Naheed for a trial session back in September last year and I’ve been going to her once a week ever since and I actually really enjoy it. It helps that we have a right laugh; I’ll go anywhere for a right laugh.
I do sweat though – there’s not much getting around that, I’m afraid. But I’ve also toned up so much more than I expected. It’s not about losing weight, it’s about getting stronger and I feel SO much stronger. My bingo wings have also shrunk and my bum has lifted. Turns out it actually works to work out.
A consequence of going to the gym is that I now need good workout clothes. lululemon was the first place I went to look for this. My husband is from Vancouver (where the brand hails from) and every time we have visited over the years I was always struck by how everyone was wearing this brand. Honestly, they literally live in it over there. I can now see why.
Not only are the clothes made expressly for the purpose of exercise (they have specific gear for yoga, running, training, dancing, cycling – you name it) they are SO comfortable that you never want to take them off. My favourite is the Energy Longline Sports Bra – it’s just the best, secure and also exceedingly soft. I also rate the Wunder Train High-Rise Tights and the High Neck Run and Train T‑shirt, which is so light and breezy and just what you need when you don’t like sweating!
Here are all my top lululemon picks: