The weekend is when a lot of my workout plans can go out the window. A brunch with friends or sorting out my wardrobe always seems to take priority but I know when I do get in a Saturday or Sunday workout I feel amazing and so much better about the huge pub roast or cocktail night. Recently however, I’ve been so excited and even looking forward to my weekend workout because it’s been powered by two of my favourite brands ever, Neom Organics and Sweaty Betty. They have come together again and created the perfect little kit to make your workout and wellbeing routine absolutely irresistible…
The Scent To Power Your Personal Best Workout kit is a set of 4 Neom Organic minis including a Nourish, Breath & Energise Hand Balm, Stress Relief Pulse Point, Real Luxury Face, Body & Hair Oil and my personal favourite Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist. They are all so cute and I’ve been using the little kit each Sunday and throughout the week too.
My favourite way to workout is Pilates and then I also do a couple of HIIT, weights or spin sessions a week. I like to do low impact body weight exercises at the gym too and always use the foam roller which is what I’ve recently been doing on a Sunday morning. Stretching and using the foam roller before I start my actual workout is perfect for dealing with some pain as the muscles get warmed up thus making the whole body feel better. I also love to do a Pilates warm up before any workout as it really help me get focused.
I think it’s really important to get to a workout, class or session a little early to breathe the stress of the day away or get into a positive mindset. Using the Nourish, Breath & Energise Hand Balm was so lovely to include in this moment. I would rub it into my hands (which are always dry this time of year) and take three deep breathes of the gorgeous scents before doing my favourite Pilates moves to warm up like spine curls, roll downs and hip rolls. You can check out my Pilates videos on youtube for some ideas.
Exercise makes me happy and feel good and I want to make this feeling last all day long so I loved applying the Neom Stress Relief Pulse Point through the day after my workout. It’s perfect to pop in my bag and use on the go when I feel the stress creeping back in. Although on a Sunday the most stress I would want to feel is in the kitchen making lots of yummy things for the week or deciding what slice of cake to go for at a cute cafe. So I loved using this more in the week to stay calm post workout.
One of my guilty pleasures is sitting in a hot bath, with either a glass of red or hot chocolate and a good book; at the weekend I like to give myself more time to focus on my skin and hair care so the mini Real Luxury Face, Body & Hair Oil is perfect for this and to really helps me wind down for a relaxing evening. I have recently start doing hair volume treatments, and it has really helped with my hair. I focus on the ends of my hair and dry areas like my elbows and knees and I’ll also massage it into any areas I feel have really been worked to help prevent those can’t walk up the stairs doms the next day.
I then try so hard not to look at my phone but even if the addiction does win then I have the trusty Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist to help me switch off again. I was so pleased to find this in the kit as it’s part of my ritual every evening anyway. Sleep is so important for recovery and to make sure I wake up feeling fresh for a new workout and busy day. I’m so familiar with the lavender, sweet basil and jasmine blend now that it instantly makes me relax and sink into the pillow. I like to scan my body relaxing all my muscles and joints and I’m always in that perfect night’s sleep before I’ve got around every part.
So I’ve found this kit has really motivated me to workout and switch off at the weekend but the great thing about the minis is that you can pack them so easily. I workout at lots of different places in London and also stay at friends a couple of times a week so knowing I have my minis helps me banish stress and feel fabulous anytime anywhere.
I think it makes the cutest Christmas gift for a health conscious bestie too! It’s available in Sweaty Betty stores and on Neom online from 5th November.
Love, Lottie x
*This post is not sponsored, I am genuinely a huge fan of Neom and Sweaty Betty and was so excited to hear about this launch, I couldn’t wait to share it with you.
*Photography: Lydia Collins.