Have you heard? I am starting the Guide on the 16th of April and I want you to join me! You have about 3 weeks left to mentally, and literally prepare. As in, there are some materials that you will need in order to do the Guide. But no worries, I am here to tell you exactly what you will need.
The Guide is going to open the gates to a healthy active lifestyle, so your food and work out habits will become those of a Fit Girl. It’s much easier then you may think, and in no time you will have reached your goal. So, what exactly should we prep? There are 3 things!
1. Fit Girl outfit
Just like everything else, it all starts with a nice outfit. A supportive sports bra is the first thing that you need to put on your check list! There is nothing worse then doing a work out and feeling uncomfortable while doing it. Some of the sports bra brands I love are Reebok and Under Armour. They are not too expensive, true to size, and really support the girls ?.
Next, you will need some fitting leggings. I always seem to struggle with finding the right leggings because I don’t like them when they’re too tight and I always need high-waisted ones. I also particularly like cropped leggings as they are less warm. Gymshark is definitely the perfect go-to as they have a range of different types of leggings and colours.
Finally, we cannot forget about the shoes! For the Guide you don’t need anything too fancy. Just make sure to have comfortable shoes that will literally keep you on your feet.
2. Workout accessories (optional)
Working out on the floor isn’t the most comfortable thing ever and it definitely is not good for your back! Solution: get yourself a nice yoga mat. This shouldn’t cost you more than $15 so it is a small and worthy investment. I got mine from Body & Fit and my back is very happy with it.
You don’t really need any particular accessories for the workouts that the Guide asks of you. However, there are some things you could get in order to make it a bit more challenging. For example a resistance band, and/or some dumbbells and a kettlebell. You can get these anywhere, from Grace Fit UK, to Amazon, just type it in on Google and the best deals for you will pop up.
3. Kitchen utilities
One of the 3 parts in the Guide focuses on food and healthy eating. For this it provides you with a weekly food schedule and grocery list. The recipes in the food schedules are very balanced and so you will find yourself cooking and baking up all sorts of things in your kitchen. For some recipes you will need particular kitchen utilities. The first is a blender. You will use a blender weekly as you make the smoothies and you can also use the blender to make your bake mixes. The prices for blenders range immensely, but a suitable one will cost you about $50.
Next, you should definitely invest in a cake mold. This is because of the desserts and breads (for example banana bread) that you will make. The easiest way to successfully make these is by using a cake mold. For a good one that will prevent your food from sticking to the side too much, you should expect to pay between $10-20.
Finally, throughout the Guide you will cross paths with some healthy waffle recipes. So, you could buy a waffle iron or make sure to borrow one from a friend once in a while. A waffle iron that does the job will cost around $20. The oat waffles are totally worth it!
There you have it! Everything that you could expect to need when doing the Guide. Isn’t so bad, is it? I am luckily already equipped with sportwear, though I always get tempted by new releases and discounts. A gym membership definitely comes to your advantage if you’re interested in using weights, since all the equipment is already there.
Are you ready to take on the Guide and become the healthiest you possible?