By Siobhan O’Neill White
On mams.ie we are busy with our Little Black Dress challenge, trying to lose a few pounds and tone up for Christmas. On Wednesday mornings we will be attending fitness classes with Beyond Fitness at Gormanston Park, in the sports hall at 9.30am or 10.15am. It’s €7 a class and they are specially designed with us gals in mind. As well as weekly exercise meet ups, we have recipes, healthy eating tips and lots more advice and support on mams.ie. Join our chat HERE where you can add your own goals and track your progress week by week. This group is not about losing lots of weight or putting yourself on a strict diet, it’s about getting a little healthier and feeling better. And, if you look better in your little black dress this Christmas, then that’s great too! We all know about the importance of stretching before and after exercise but another thing that is very important, is wearing the correct clothes, trainers and underwear. Wearing the correct bra is so very important when walking, running or doing an exercise class. It doesn’t matter what your cup size is, you need to wear a properly supportive bra. We have tried out several types of sports bras and we can highly recommend the ‘high impact easy on’ sports bras from Runderwear. I’m wearing one in the above pic and can tell you it does the job! They also do anti-chafing pants, which are so good for running. Check out their range and get special mams.ie discounts. Wearing the correct clothing is very important too. Let’s be honest, no-one wants a wedgie in the middle of a Zumba class! Dare2B has a wonderful collaboration with Laura Whitmore and this fantastic range is having a big sale at the moment. From supportive trainers, to sporty raincoats, to comfy leggings, we really like this collection and many of the items are currently half price or less. Colourful, made from sustainable and recycled materials, this is a wonderfully affordable range. Available online and at the Regatta store in Ilac, its such great value and perfect to help get you up and moving! If you need some ideas for healthy snacks and dinner ideas, you can check out the recipe section on mams.ie. There are lots of one pot dinner ideas in there to make dinner time easier for us busy Mammies!