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Fitness Friday: my Farfetch workout outfit

Farfetch workout outfit

As marathon trainees rocket past me in the park I’m usually the dawdly one balancing a flat white on the pushchair handle. Actually, I am thinking much more about fitness this year – maybe because it’s hard-wired into our DNA every time January comes around, but also the nicer weather has meant we’re spending a lot more time outdoors.

I try and walk wherever I can and I still do a lot of baby carrying, so I have noticed that running up and down stairs doesn’t leave me breathless at the moment. The next step is a class or even the gym to shift the final, stubborn baby weight.

When Farfetch gave me the chance to create my perfect workout outfit it was a pleasure to browse their site (and I may just have strayed onto the designer dress, bags and shoes pages as well). My three year old even had a go at choosing her favourite fitness items – the gym bag is inspired by her.

For the uninitiated, Farfetch features clothes from 300 boutiques in just one easy-to-navigate site. It’s for women and men and you’ll find clothes from the likes of Stella McCartney and Moschino plus other designers. It wasn’t easy picking just one outfit but I tried to go for things I could realistically see myself in, and that might motivate me to get active. The sports bra is stylish and could double up as a top (once I’ve toned my tummy), the graffiti top is so full of energy and I just love the Good Vibes vest.

It’s almost enough to make me get up and go for a run (after I’ve finished my coffee).

Here’s what I chose:

Stepping up the exercise

Like a lot of people, I’ve gone through phases of gym-going over the years – namely when I lived about 30 seconds away from one and passed it every day, so had no real excuse not to. Then again when I first met my now husband and we went together as a kind of healthy date in the early days (which meant me quietly ditching the baggy jogging bottoms and investing in Sweaty Betty’s finest drapey jersey). But I cut up my last membership card long ago.

cropped-photo11.jpgWe also used to enjoy playing tennis every now and again on the local courts – which was fun (if a little too competitive) and a good way to have a work out in the great outdoors. But my favourite exercise has always been walking. Not just popping up the road but going for lovely long walks at the weekend and walking into work (which took a good hour and a half) at least once a week with my sister.

Then, when I was on maternity leave and had finally mastered the art of leaving the house with absolutely everything I needed crammed into a changing bag, I would go for long walks with Scrip safely muffled and tucked up in her pushchair. This was one of my favourite times – I  made sure I had a purpose (not hard – there was always another tube of metanium that needed buying) and I’d set off at a briskish pace.

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