The exasperating experience of finding the right gym-wear

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As I’m sure many of you girls are familiar with the exasperating process of making clothes orders online, only to be massively disappointed by what arrives at your door in the post, I’m sure you will understand my tear-my-hair-out frustrations when it comes to ordering gym clothes!

After ordering an extortionate number of sports bras, trainers, tops and gym leggings, (in a desperate attempt to make going to the gym that teeny bit more bearable/enjoyable) and consequently making numerous trips back and forth to the post office to return the majority of my purchases, I FINALLY found the ideal sports bra and trainers. So I thought it was only right that I shared them with you!

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I bought these two Adidas Techfit sports bras because they are so so comfy, and you kind of forget you are even wearing a bra, which is always a plus right?! I didn’t really like the Nike ones I ordered as A), they made me look even more flat-chested than I already am (which isn’t hard), and B), I felt like I couldn’t breathe in them! So Adidas won for me. They also have a variety of lovely summery colours to choose from, and as someone who is extremely indecisive, let’s just say it took a while…

Buy Adidas Techfit Training Bra, Purple Online at johnlewis.com       

The decision on which trainers to keep was even tougher. I think I ordered around 5 pairs (woops) and was definitely drowning in shoe boxes and returns labels for a good week and a half.

I desperately wanted a beautiful, colourful pair of Nikes, as lets face it, they look great. But in the end, I finally accepted the fact that my monster feet are too wide for Nikes (boo) and so I went with substance over style (even though I still think mine look fab), and got a really comfy pair of Asics. Or Asics Gel Zaraca 3 to be precise. They are ‘bare-foot’ running shoes which means you really feel closer to the ground when running. I really am trying my best to like running, but I think it’s going to take some (a long long) time.

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But, on a side note- and the reason for my incessant online purchasing/returning fiasco- surely sports companies are aware of the fact that 9 times out of 10 we are buying fitness clothes in an attempt to lose weight? Well then why do they feel the need to make their gym clothing so bloody small and tight fitting?!?! I don’t know about you, but I don’t particularly want to be sweating it out on the treadmill in a skin-tight vest, that they claim is a ‘Medium’, and in fact feels like a corset, thankyouverymuch. Rant over.

 Also, you may notice that I have illustrated this post with a few (rather scribbly and rushed!) drawings… Some lovely fellow bloggers suggested that it would be a good idea to illustrate my posts, so expect to see a few more drawings here and there, and I promise to spend more time on the next ones!

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4 thoughts on “The exasperating experience of finding the right gym-wear

  1. ryeshalee

    Hey,

    Gym clothes are IMPOSSIBLE for me to find. I ended up asking my partner (serious gym addict) for advise, he just said wear whats comfortable.

    I ended up grabbing a couple of my old t-shirts, hoodies, joggers and leggins and got the scissors out. It actually worked out really well.

    As for sports bra’s, I’m heavy chested… It’s an ongoing battle.

  2. Briana Bodner

    I love your illustrations! So cute and creative… I was actually going to ask where you got them from before I continued reading! Also, love the post. As a frequent visitor to the gym, I completely understand just how hard it is to find the right clothes and shoes! You go girl

    1. immimarsh

      Haha aw thanks so much!! These are a little rushed, but definitely plan on illustrating a few more posts to mix it up a bit! I know, such a nightmare, at least I’ve found some to tide me over for a while!! x

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