I’m constantly packed. Whether it be for a weekend getaway, staying over at the boyfriend’s, or just for the work day, I always have a packed bag…or several. When I leave for work in the morning it literally looks like I’m going on a trip. That’s because I work an hour from home, so that means I have stuff in my purse and/or a work bag, a lunch bag and a gym bag. I often hit up the park to run, the yoga studio, or the gym most nights after work. Now that it’s cold and dark after work, that means the gym. I will work out some mornings and may even start 6:30 a.m. yoga. UGH, mornings. So, what do I pack for the gym?
Always in the bag:
- Hair ties
- Bobby pins
- Face wipes (Yes to Cucumbers)
- Sports bra
- Lock for locker
- Sigg water bottle
- If I start doing morning yoga, I’ll also have to pack shower stuff since there won’t be time to go home before work. Will be bringing my 3-in-1 body wash, shampoo, and conditioner for that. I have the Ulta Shower Smoothie.
Then, depending on the activity (running, yoga, boot camp class, spinning, etc.) I may have the following:
- Running shoes
- Flip flops or Uggs depending on the time of year (for post-yoga)
- Yoga top
- Yoga pants
- Shorts, capris or pants
- Running t-shirt or tank top
- Sweatshirt in colder months (for post-gym or yoga)
- Long pants in colder months (for post-gym)
What are some of my favorite brands to work out in? I love Victoria’s Secret and VS Pink yoga pants, and they usually have pretty good deals like 2/$50 and less during sales. I’m also a huge fan of anything Nike, especially Dri-Fit. For as much as I sweat, Nike’s socks, sports bras and shirts with this material is awesome. I also love their tempo shorts. You can usually get a good deal when looking online at sales codes, or at Dick’s during sale times and the Nike outlet. I love lululemon gear as well, but it is pricey. Their stuff is great quality, though and worth the spend.
I am in desperate need of an actual BAG, though. As you can see from the photo, I am using a VS Pink bag I got free with a purchase at least a year or two ago. I need something with zippers that can fit all my stuff. Here’s some bags I am scamming on:
Nike Varsity Girl Duffel Bag:
Lululemon Bon Voyage Duffel:
I really have my eye on the lulu bag, which could double as a work bag or carry-on bag as well. Maybe I will ask Santa since it’s $108. 🙂