I absolutely love ‘what’s in my bag‘ posts. Maybe I’m a bit nosy but I love seeing what others keep in their bags. I’d love to do a ‘what’s in my handbag?’ post, but I’m afraid it’s in no fit state for it’s insides to be seen at the moment! It needs a real clear out and several hundred old receipts and sweet wrappers removed before I can start that one.
However, my gym bag is a lot more organised! Plus, handbags can be a bit samey, but what we keep in our workout kits can vary hugely from person to person. I go to the gym 5 mornings a week so it’s a big part of my life. I also go before work at silly-o-clock in the morning, so it’s important for me to keep what I take streamlined, organised and to make sure I have everything I need. I hope you find this interesting and it might give you an insight into me and my fitness lifestyle.
Gym towel – total essential if you are going to work HARD and get SWEATY!
Nike gym gloves – also really important if you are lifting weights of any size; callouses are not nice.
Phillips Bluetooth headphones – I literally can’t work out without my music blaring in my ears and I can’t be dealing with wires they get in my way. I love that these are white too they look awesome.
USA Pro hair bands – the best hair elastics for workouts; they hold my ponytail for an entire workout without needing fussing or redoing, plus the patterns and colours are so cool.
Digital sports watch – for timing exercises, rest periods or just keeping an eye on the time, having a digital watch is pretty essential for me in the gym.
After my workout I usually have a quick shower and shoot off for work, I only carry a few beauty products but they all do their job and are perfect for beauty on-the-go.
Molton Brown mini shower gel – the most compact shower gels I’ve one across, and they smell divine.
Clarins satin smooth body lotion – winter dry skin BE GONE! I use this on my hands too.
Impulse body spray – much lighter and less bulky than a bottle of perfume but still keeps me smelling nice!
Liz Earle instant boost skin tonic spritz – essential for rejuvinating my skin and making me feel awake and ready to take the day!
The Body Shop Seaweed Oil moisturiser – a lightweight cream which works wonders on my skin.
I hardly wear any makeup to work – I work with kids so it’s not like it would stay perfectly on my face anyway! And plus, I simply don’t have the time in the morning. But I do keep two things in my bag at all times just incase.
Bare Minerals liquid under eye concealer – for the tired eye days.
Burts Bees lip balm – this keeps my lips hydrated even in this weather.
Workout print out – I find deciding what workout I’m going to do in advance and having a print out of it helps me to focus in the gym and waste less time wandering around.
Pen- I like to write down my weights/ times on the workout sheet to try to improve next time.
Phone – occasionally I feel the urge to take a gym selfie!
And that’s it! How about you? I’d love to know what’s in your gym bag!
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