MONOCHROME MOTIVATION !!!

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Yesterday was a cloudy and cold day in London; motivation naturally dips in those conditions, and the temptation is to lie in bed, watch a movie and just be lazy! But it’s so worth combating the trough; following a bout of some mental ‘self-discipline’, I shot out of bed, donned my Old Navy camo kit, and dispatched some sprints along the beautiful Regents Canal – which at this point in the year resembles something tropical and Amazonian; the lush canopy is in full bloom! Aside from the runs, I brought my beloved kettle bell and powered out a little circuit consisting of kettle bell swings, some (not so beloved) burpees with narrow grip push up, lunges with a twist, and bear crawls (currently my favourite!). Click MORE to see the full routine as well as some fun GIFs and the outfit details!

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Lunge + oblique twist: Lunge forward with your left leg (though alternate once complete), hands held out in front of you grasping the kettle bell, twist from your torso in a 90 degree arc of motion, bringing kettle bell in the direction of your front-extended leg . Targets: legs, glutes, core. Ouch.

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As per the below illustration, bear crawls rely on your own body weight. It looks super easy but don’t be fooled by this one, as when executed correctly, it is exhausting. The exercise builds strength and muscular endurance in, effectively, the entire body, but particularly in the arms, shoulders, triceps and chest. You must ensure to engage your core (no slouching or arching, keep the hips square and place your hands directly underneath your shoulders. The knees should at no point touch the ground.Then start crawling forward, in a slow and controlled fashion. Roaring is optional.

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Burpees again rely on your own body weight. They target the entire body and combine explosive power, anaerobic endurance and will get your heart rate up rapidly. Start in a squat position, simultaneously shoot your legs back behind you and place both hands in line with your shoulder, adopting a high plank position. Execute a narrow grip pushup, then jump your legs in towards your feet again, so that you’re back in a squat position; then jump up into air, extending the arms upwards. Thats one rep! Now repeat 10x minimum, or until exhaustion! Good luck :) Faya xx

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I WAS WEARING:

I collaborated with Old Navy on this look because I think their outfits demonstrate that you can dress stylishly in your activewear without breaking the bank. I’m a particular fan of the geometric / digital camouflage print on the pants 😀 I’ve chosen to dress the look up with some accessories, but the core gear amounts to little over £30!

Old Navy Top
Old Navy Hoodie
Old Navy Pants
Adidas Ultra Boot Trainers 
Celine Sunglasses 
Bag Chanel

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