I’m going to let you guys into a little secret…
I’ve been to the gym a total of zero times this year. Zilch. Nothing. Not even once.
I’ve stuck on the occasional workout DVD and flounced around the living room to YouTube dance routines, feeling like the sassiest version of myself but that’s about it.
Luckily for my waistline and my general sanity, a new local gym opens in January just in time for, you know it, #NEWYEARNEWME!!!!!
Determined to get a smokin’ hot bod for my travels over Summer, I’ve already got together my gym bag essentials and today I’m going to share them with you, just in case you’re like me and haven’t entered a gym in the last 365 days.
You’ve gotta make sure you get that H2O down you before, during and after a workout. You know when you’ve had a Chinese takeaway and wake up in the middle of the night thirsty af but you’ve forgotten to take a glass of water to bed? That’s how you’ll feel in the middle of your workout when you don’t take a bottle of water to the gym.
Booband* is an adjustable band to provide extra support for active women. It can go over or under your sports bra and prevents pain, sagging and improves and corrects posture. I have used it while doing a few dance workouts and I can’t imagine doing another workout with it! I can’t wait for the gym to open so I can use it more often, it’s definitely my new best friend!!!
Music makes your workout 100000x better and I’m predicting Ariana Grande’s Side to Side is an absolute motivation booster.
It’s important to make sure your lips are moisturised before and after the gym.
I find scrunchies are better at keeping your hair in place so are perfect to keep it out of your face during exercise.
You’ll be so thankful you’ve packed some face wipes after you’ve finished. So handy to freshen up, and even handier if your gym doesn’t have showers.
Dry shampoo is a saviour if you’re rushed to get to work/class after the gym and don’t have time to wash your hair.
Chances are, you’re going to sweat.
This one’s optional, but I especially love using Hollister’s body mist after a workout. The scent reminds me of California and I pretend I’m strolling around LA after a workout at one of the top celebrity gyms.
What are your gym bag essentials?