Thursday, April 19, 2012

My Gym Bag

I've got some goodies in the works for y'all in the form of new easy at-home workouts, so be on the lookout for those!  In the meantime, I wanted to share what I carry with me in my gym bag. It's really not a lot, but for now it's all I need.
First of all, I am completely in love with my gym bag from Nike. I picked it up from the local sports store and am smitten with the bright purple and pink! The best park is inside with the POP of pattern! I know technically the color doesn't matter, but come on...I'm a girl and these things make me happy.

My water bottle from my Aunt...I mean... "Easter Bunny" fits perfectly in the side pocket. I love that this water bottle has a straw so I don't have to tip the bottle upside down and squeeze it to drink (wow, that sounds lazy). I'm not exactly positive where the Easter Bunny found it, but my best guess would be Bed Bath and Beyond.

Tennis shoes can get pretty stinky and dirty and my gym bag has a zippered side-pocket compartment to hold your shoes so you don't get the things IN the gym bag dirty or smellier than they likely already are. Can y'all see that fun pattern peaking out?! Don't you just love it?? The shoes I currently use are a few years old and desperately need to be replaced, but who has the money for that?! They are Nike Lunarlons and they've been great, but man have I worn them out!

This are the usual contents of my bag. 

1. Sports bra - my favorite being my Nike sports bra with light padding on the inside. Nothing make you more self conscious than knowing your girls are at attention and visible through your shirt.

2. Dry-Fit shirt. This particular one I wore during the Disney Princess Half Marathon for my Belle costume! I generally prefer wearing loose-fitting tanks for the extra movement room.

3. Running leggings! These Under Armour ones are great! They are made for running outdoors and kept me so warm in the coolest conditions and did so well with repelling the sweat! They are a tad warm for indoor training, but with only 3 pairs of leggings, I make do with what I have.

4. Under Armour socks. These socks are nice and snug against your foot and also absorb the moisture so well! 

5. Granny Panties! I just cannot exercise in a thong, nor can I get myself to just not wear undies at all, so I opt for these full-bottomed no-panty-line underwear I got from Wally world. I wouldn't recommend them because they're definitely not made for working out and are too thin for all the sweat, but they don't show panty-lines and I can't afford the $20 per pair of athletic underwear.

6. Travel toothbrush and toothpaste.

7. Tanning Lotion - my gym has a tanning bed and on occasion I feel like laying in it while I'm there, though as you can tell by my clearly-not-tan's not very often that I do this.

8. Inhaler - I have very mild asthma that will sometimes just sneak up on me, especially if I'm cold while running. This just helps open up my passageways

9. Deodorant - self-explanatory

10. 2 sets of ear buds - The black ones broke and now sound only comes out of one ear, so I have a second pair, but keep the first just in case it breaks too.

11. Small towel to wipe off all the sweat that pours off of me when I kick ass and take names.

What do you keep in your gym bag? What is something you CANNOT go to the gym without? Do you have any recommendations on things I should carry with me?

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Michelle, thanks for checking out my blog. I have officially added yours to my bookmarks :).

    The building I live in luckily has a gym so I actually don't have a gym bag! You have a really good list there though. I think the only other thing that I almost always bring with me is a headband to keep my side bangs from flopping in my eyes!