My goal is to go 2-3 times each week just for the cardio as I do my strength training at home in the evening while I watch TV. I know that there will be weeks that I may not be able to go at all, because a lot of my lunch breaks consist of grocery shopping, running errands, taking kids to doctor’s appointments, and cleaning the house, but every day that I’m not doing one of those things you will find me at the gym thanks to my new membership for only $10/month!
I’ve been going for about a week now, and I thought that I would give y’all a little peek at what’s in my bag, because everybody loves a good What’s In My Bag post! Those and Day In the Life Posts… what is it about those that we love so much?! I can’t get enough!
A Good Tank
I can’t stand sleeves when I work out so I pretty much live in tanks during workouts. And if the tank is a graphic tank? Even better. Here are my favorites in my closet right now.
And here are a few that I want!
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Hands down the comfiest, but I’ll probably switch to yoga pants for the winter.
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A Good Sports Bra
I am so picky about sports bras! And bras in general, I suppose. Victoria’s Secret will always have my heart for all things bra… they are worth every single penny.
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I’m currently wearing a pair of Brooks running shoes that are several years old and I’ve about worn them out, so I will probably be on the hunt for a new pair soon. Here are the shoes in my bag.
And here are a few that I have my eye on for my next pair.
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I looked high and low for a good water bottle and upon researching I discovered that more and more water bottles are glass now. Why in the world would anyone want a glass water bottle?! Target had a gorgeous one that one of my friends just bought for another friend for her birthday, and while I would totally use it on my desk at work, I would never take it to a gym. It would definitely shatter everywhere, I just know it.
Ultimately this Sip by S'well bottle that I got from Target won out and I could not be happier with it.
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It is pretty much the same size as a disposable bottle of water (which I always carry everywhere with me), so it fits in all cup holders and drink pockets on bags. It keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours. TWENTY-FOUR HOURS, y’all. That’s just crazy! And it keeps hot drinks hot for 12 hours! I probably won’t ever use that feature, but it’s good to know in case I ever want to tote around some hot chocolate during the Christmas season (not to the gym, of course). The best part is that they donate some of the proceeds from each bottle to a foundation that provides clean drinking water for people who would not have any otherwise.
Win win win.
Target has a gazillion colors, but I also just discovered that there are some really unique and gorgeous colors on Nordstrom.com. I’ll be putting that gold one on my Christmas list, for sure.
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Lock for Gym Locker
You may have seen my post on Instagram about how I’ve been using B’s old combination lock from high school for my gym locker, but it was definitely time for something that wasn’t falling apart… and something cuter. Haha.
I found this lock on Amazon and it is perfect! I love that it’s not one of the ones that you have to turn clockwise 18 times, and counter clockwise 13 times, and so on… (anybody else ever remember feeling intimidated by those in high school?!) and I also adore the color. Y’all know me… everything has to be pretty! This one also comes in black, aqua, and silver.
Gotta have a way to get my jam on! Makes the workout go so much quicker! And sometimes I like to plug in to the TVs and watch The Price is Right. Hehe. #IMissBobBarker
Stuff to Freshen Up
A small towel, some deodorant, and a Bath & Body Works Vanilla Berry body spray completes the bag. I don’t get very sweaty when I work out, so I don’t need a terrible amount of stuff to freshen up. :o)
Can’t forget about that! I’m currently using this old tote from Old Navy, but I’m longing for something with compartments because it’s a pain having everything in a big heap in one main bag.
I’d love something with at least two compartments inside, a small outside pocket, and a water bottle pocket. I’m loving these choices below.
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And how adorable is this wristlet??
Well, after reading this post, you can see that I really, really love pink. But we already knew that, didn't we?
Anything earth-shattering or life-changing that you have in your gym bag that I’m missing? Let me know!
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