Happy Wednesday! Today I’m linking up with Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Jen from Pretty Little Grub, Michelle at Fruition Fitness and Nicole from Nicole from FitFul Focus for Wild Workout Wednesday!
It’s 6:00 a.m. and you’re rushing to get ready for work. In your rush, you forget to throw something into your gym bag. Does this scenario sound familiar? Of course it does! This is why I always pack my gym bag at night before I go to sleep. This way I can just grab it and go before I leave my apartment.
Earlier this month, Mar posted about her Gym Bag Essentials and it made me think about my own “must-have” products for my gym bag.
I sweat A LOT, like it’s disgusting, so I always need a towel. I hate constantly using my shirt or hands to wipe away sweat (it gets disgusting after a while), so I always pack a hand towel in my gym bag. It’s the quickest way to wipe off the sweat so that I can get back to my workout.
I’m a huge fan of Honey Stinger products and I keep a waffle and a bag of energy chews in my gym bag at all times. I like to eat half of a waffle (or the whole waffle, depending on the distance) before a run. On Sundays I’m usually at the gym for 2 hours (to take 2 classes) so I’ll eat a few chews in-between classes so that I can sustain my energy.
Music is my lifeline during a workout so I have two pairs of headphones in my gym bag. My main headphones are my Platonic BackBeat Fit wireless headphones. I won them last year during #Bibchat on Twitter and I absolutely LOVE them! I also have a pair of regular (wire) headphones in my gym bag as well – in case the battery dies on my wireless headphones during a workout.
There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a workout when your hairtie decides it no longer wants to work. It’s so frustrating! After this happened to me twice I decided to always keep a few extra hairties in my gym bag. It’s such a small thing but makes a huge difference during a workout – trust me!
After a workout or treadmill run, Nuun is always by my side. I always keep 2-3 tubes in my gym bag (I like variety). It helps to keep me hydrated, especially in the summer!
Of course I have many other things in my gym bag (clothes, sneakers, etc) but these 5 items are, to me, the most important to have a productive workout.
Do you have any gym bag “must-haves”? Let me know in the comments sections!