This week marks the beginning of October. It’s now officially autumn and the word Christmas is once again on everyone’s lips as hushed whispers set out holiday plans and ruminate over wish lists. In the spirit of our most desire-driven season, I’ve decided to start a new monthly series called ‘Most wanted’.
Each new month I’ll give you a look into the most materialistic corners of my mind. What compression leggings am I prepared to work overtime for? Which leather gym bag has caught my eye in the recent onslaught of sporty accessories? What powders, supplements and kitchen tools do I hope will keep my health on track over the winter months? Well, one shouldn’t be too greedy. Let’s start there…
Former InStyle Fashion Editor Sarah Statman has recently launched her new sportswear range with the aim of delivering quality performance wear that transitions through various looks to last the day – all while enhancing your natural curves. The piece I’m most keen to get my hands on is the glute-sculpting Fifi leggings. I predict that heart shaped detailing on the bottom will inspire a #BelfieBritain Instagram craze.
It’s pretty enough to secure some prime real estate in Vogue and it also conceals several hidden compartments perfect for stowing your gym kit, trainers and water bottle. I’d carry the Eva bag by GymTote to meetings, dinners and gym dates with equal pride.
I’m fresh out of protein powder and keen to stock up on one that has a whey with women. PhD’s Support and Recovery range is specifically designed to meet women’s nutritional needs during a tough training regime. It’s at the top of my list because the ingredients list is simple, it’s light enough to drink after a workout and contains no added caffeine to keep me awake at night. Plus, you’re still encouraged to consume all your meals as usual – liquid food substitutes have never appealed to me!
Before I go and contradict myself, I should clarify that the only time I enjoy a drinkable meal is in the morning when I’m too busy for a sit-down breakfast. I currently have my eye on the much talked about Nutribullet. But my wish is not entirely selfish…
If I can pinpoint my one major bugbear with the fitness industry, it’s the mixed messaging surrounding juicing. Are liquidised fruit and veg a healthy vitamin blast or a surefire way to increase your risk of diabetes through repeated blood sugar spikes? The right recipes can deliver superb vitamins, proteins and fibre – but throw in too much sugar-laden fruit and the benefits dwindle. I’d use a Nutribullet to help set the par for healthy smoothie practice.
What hot health and fitness products have recently stood out to you? Leave a comment to share. Who knows? Santa could be reading…