This post is sponsored by BODYARMOR in conjunction with Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Yoga was my go-to last workout last year. I became a regular at the studio and felt at home there.
It was a great way to ease back into workouts when I’d been majorly slacking for a long time. It helped me build up my strength, endurance, and flexibility. I even lost around 20 pounds last year from doing yoga on a regular basis. But for the new year, I want to step it up and do more cardio along with some weight training.
That means stepping out of the yoga studio and heading back to the gym.
I’m packing up my gym bag to give me one less excuse to actually get there.
Here are my gym bag essentials:
Water bottle: stay hydrated during classes or on the equipment
Earbuds: there’s no way I’m staying on the treadmill for very long if I don’t have music to entertain me(which is why my phone is always in my gym bag, though I try to avoid using it for other things- I don’t want to get distracted and fall off the equipment- yoga didn’t make me all that much more graceful)
Hair tie/bobby pins: I always wear my hair pulled up or back when I’m working out and a hair tie breaking could mean that I’d cut my workout short
Small towel: to dry off or to clean equipment
Body wipes: maybe I won’t need these, but maybe I will. And if I’m heading somewhere besides home right after the gym, these are a must unless I want to take the time to shower at the gym
Deodorant: a must no matter what
Face wash, moisturizer, and lip gloss: I might skip all of these if I’m heading directly home, but if I’m heading out into town, it’s nice to have these in my bag
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Tell me: what gym bag essential did I miss? What should I add to my bag?