What’s in my gym bag?
Everyone has different needs and wants for their gym bag. When I go to the gym, I leave from my house. I don’t work outside the home, so I don’t have to worry about taking clothes to change into for work. If I go somewhere after the gym, it is usually to the grocery store and to run errands. The fanciest thing I would be doing is to maybe have lunch or coffee with a friend.
With that in mind, I don’t carry shower stuff with me. I do keep a few things so that I won’t totally smell like a goat or look like a crazy woman, but I don’t have as many personal care items as someone would who has more important places to go than I do!
Here is the bag that I carry almost every day. I bought it on Amazon over a year ago. It is just the right size for me. Right now they have it listed for $10.40! It has held up to almost daily use for over a year, and still looks great.
In my outer side pockets I have water and a little umbrella.
On a carabiner around the strap I keep my membership cards, my lock, and I clip my keys to it. I also keep a bottle of hand sanitizer handy! The big items in my bag are an extra hat, a towel, and the diet and fitness notebook I keep that has the UltraFit manual in it, my weight and measurement logs, and my weekly workout logs.
Next I have a bunch of stuff that I keep in here just in case! I have a jog belt for when I am doing cardio outside, lifting gloves that I have never used (I have some lovely calluses), and arm band for my iPhone that I have used once, my Polar heart rate watch with heart monitor that I do like to use, and my earbuds.
Here is some fun stuff…juice boxes! I am diabetic, and a tough workout can make your blood sugar drop up to 100 points! I keep a juice box with me during my workout, and if I start to get light-headed, I drink my juice box like a good girl. I don’t take reusable water bottles like everyone else does. I take my water bottles with me from home and refill from the water fountain as needed. I also have Quest protein bars, if I need them! The Cookies and Cream and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough are REALLY good.
Now for the girly stuff. I have different baggies in my pink pouch. Notice how big I am on ziplock bags and pouches. Can you tell I have had some messes in my bag before?
// wipes for my face, chest and back after my workout.
// brush and comb
// personal hygiene
- deodorant wipes
- hair and body spray
- body cream
// dental hygiene
- toothbrush and toothpaste
- Murad Rescue Gel to cut my face redness after a workout
- Tinted moisturizer
- Nars cream blush
- Tinted lipgloss
// hair stuff
- Spray bottle with water in it
- Dry shampoo
- Headband, hair ties
// first aid
- Plexus Fast Relief Cream
- Wound wipes, bandaids
What’s in your gym bag?