Day 2 of prep for #fitmamabikinichallenge is Gym Bag Essentials! Be prepared and nothing can stand in your way. Ok, that’s a lie. A lot can get in your way. But with a gym bag packed and ready to go, that’s one less thing to worry about. I keep mine in the car with the these essentials:
*Planner: my planner has a sticky note on each day with my workout on it. That way I can grab the sticky, attach it to my phone, and hit the weights.
*Lip Balm: Does it drive anyone else nuts when their lips are chapped?!
*Shaker: I use this for my water and my post-workout protein shakes. Make sure to wash this EVERY day or it will start to smell like a stinky old sock.
*AboutTimeSingle Serving Protein Packets: Both for post-workout and when I am starving. Nothing kills a workout like hunger pains.
*Iphone and headphones: Kind of a given right? Music and earbuds. I can’t use those noise-cancelling earphones because the daycare pages me over the sound system. I do, however, turn my phone on airplane mode so I won’t receive texts/emails/phone calls. This way I can focus on my workout with no interruptions.
*Workout band: Don’t see one in the picture? That’s because Hudson threw my most recent one in the toilet. At the gym. Gross.
*Hair elastics: I seem to lose at least one a day, so extras are a must.
*Beta-Alanine: I add a pinch of this to my water before my workout. I could go into the science of it but simply, it helps me train harder for longer. (You can get this and the Protein at 25% off with code “HAPPILYHUGHES”)
*Tiger Balm: All-natural version of Icy Hot. Great for sore muscles and aches.
*Boo-Boo Gel: I have one of these at home and the gym. A healing balm for scratches, blemishes, bruises and blisters.
*Hand Sanitizer: Gyms are SO dirty! Just ask my poor workout band sitting in the toilet.
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