At the beginning of January, I got the great news that I was among 10 bloggers selected by fashion chain Next to test drive the new line of fitness and post-workout clothing designed by the lovely and talented Davina McCall. As you can imagine, I was SUPER ecstatic to participate, and I immediately headed over to the website to choose my own personal outfit to try out.
I looked through the pumps, trainers and the workout with Davina gym wear, and I was absolutely spoiled for choice. When someone gives you an opportunity to have free new clothes which are comfortable, practical AND fashionable, how are you meant to choose??
But in the end, I narrowed it down to my sexy new duds.
First, after trolling through every available option and combination of tops and bottoms, I decided that Davina knows best, and I actually chose the combination that she, herself, is wearing in a publicity photo.
And while it doesn’t look EXACTLY the same on my size 14 frame, I still felt pretty darn good about myself when I put it on.
And then there were the SHOES!
So many shoes!
Shoes that could make a girl’s head spin! And boy did mine ever!
In the end, I plumped for the utterly gorgeous Metallic Pumps. And with their soft, but shiny façade, I felt like some sort of Urban Cinderella! They fit perfectly, they were super comfortable, and with their inbuilt FIT technology (meaning they reduce stress on your load-bearing joints), I knew they were great for everyday use.
So once I was fully kitted out with my sexy new duds, I felt it was time to put them to the ultimate test. Namely, I wanted to see if they would be as comfortable DURING a workout as they are for sitting on the couch watching telly!
So off I went with my official paparazzi following to document my every move.
To Star Jumps:
To Sit Ups:
To squats (notice the hair is starting to suffer…):
To core exercises:
To being interrupted by my little man who was obviously so enamoured by the softness of my leggings that he couldn’t stay back any longer!!
And in the end, I was sweaty, but satisfied.
All in all, a great start to my new fitness regime.
In a couple days time, I’ll be packing up my new kit and heading across the pond to see how durable these clothes are in two extreme climates. First, I’ll run them through the harsh winter climates in my native Pennsylvania, and then I’ll be jetting down to the sunny Caribbean where I’ll test them out in the high-tech on-board gym!
My goal is to make it back at the end of the month weighing less than when I left! As this is an all-inclusive cruise, I think my work is cut out for me. Have I got what it takes to stick to the diet and fitness plan? And will the Davina For Next range of clothing help me on my way!? Come back soon to find out! I WILL be updating while on holiday!
In the meantime, want to check out the rest of the bloggers who are testing the range? Head on over to say hello!