What to Have in a Gym Bag

The Gym Bag

Thank goodness it’s Friday! I figured today would be a good day to post this because I’m sure quite a few of us have messed up on our diets or fitness regiments and will be “starting” again on Monday. To be honest, I haven’t even begun to try and work out or eat healthier again. Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m still getting settled in my new city!

The apartment I’ll be moving into has a great gym on site and hopefully next week I’ll mosey on over to the gym a few times. I think the most exciting part of starting a new fitness regime is getting to stock your gym bag and buy a few new workout clothes. Is there anything more motivating than new gym stuff? Maybe just the cute bikini you’ll slip into this summer!

What’s in My Gym Bag

  1. Workout Leggings- The stretchy pants the hit mid-calf are the most flattering in my opinion. I find most of mine at Marshall’s for around $15. Hint: Buy them in prints because it conceals any lumps you might not want everyone to see!
  2. Gym Shoes- Simple, right? It drives me crazy when I see someone wearing Sperry’s to lift weights. My best tip for getting gym shoes like the Under Armor ones above is to wait for Dick’s Sporting Goods to have their semi-annual sale.
  3. Deodorant Spray- Dove has a good spray that I like. Before I workout, I spray it behind my knees and around my feet. Other weight lifters appreciate it!
  4. Water Bottle- Fill it with ice cubes and lemon wedges for a refreshing thirst quencher.
  5. Weight Lifting Gloves- I love these to prevent blisters, but you have to be sure to wash them often to prevent stink and bacteria!
  6. Good Sports Bra- Victoria’s Secret makes a few great ones but I’m not paying $50 for something I’ll sweat in. I found the one above in Target and absolutely loved it! It clasps in the back and provides a lot more support. Best part? It’s only $16!

Not pictured: Great anti-chafe cream! When you hit the tread mill, your thighs tend to rub together and get sore. Monistat makes a good chafe cream you can buy at Wal Mart for a few dollars. Leave a comment with what’s in your gym bag!

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0 Responses to What to Have in a Gym Bag

  1. msw blog says:

    I am a runner and socks and iPod are a must. I am so with you with the sports bra, but a lady doesn’t have a choice when it comes to good support and avoiding back problems. I simply wait until Macy’s has a good coupon and then I go search the clearance section. This never fails in deep discounts. Thank you for liking my blog. I do hope you will check back from time to time.

  2. I still need to buy myself a pair of gloves– thanks for the reminder!!

  3. All the essentials for efficiency, while also looking cute.

  4. carmitive says:

    Great picks! I love the pants – such great colors 🙂 Much love, Carmen

  5. Dawn says:

    Socks, nano shuffle, hand towel, locker lock, brush, lip gloss…..these are a few additional things I carry.

  6. Rachel says:

    I can usually find a good sports bra from TJ Maxx. I have even found V.S. sports bras there! They’re usually ~$20

  7. cassieb13 says:

    I always buy sports bras from V.S. when they go on sale for $30-35. You just have to watch for the sale bc I’m like you I’m not paying $50+ for a sports bra.

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