Being consistent with your gym routine is no easy feat, remembering to bring little things such as your headphones and a sports bra is a whole other story.
Let’s honest: nothing kills your motivation like forgetting your headphones (I’ve actually had times where i went back home because i couldn’t stand the idea of working out without my favorite African tunes 🎶 #judgeyourmother)
Having my gym bag always prepped, packed and ready to go is one of the many ways i stay motivated to get workouts in.
I decided to share a sneak peek into my gym bag, filled with all my pre & post workout essentials and more because it may help someone out there who is just as clumsy and forgetful as myself.
With my new work schedule I’ve decided to prepare my gym bag the day before so that i won’t be running around at 6am in the morning in complete darkness trying to look for clean socks or my sports bra.
Shall we take a look?
Gym bag: I’ve had this bag three years bought it on clearance at school
.▪️ Bag was originally $50 i got it $24.99 (i love a good sale)
.▪️ Shoes: I wear whatever is comfortable enough to run in and what matches my gym clothes
.▪️ Resistance bands and lifting straps by my favorite black owned company @performance.tempel if you keep up with my insta stories you know i use my bands everyday ☺️ .▪️ My @jblaudio Bluetooth headphones
.▪️ @kleenex wet wipes: these are an absolute must-have in my gym bag. I use them to quickly freshen up after a sweaty gym session. I use them to clean my face because sweat and oil leads to breakouts, i also use them to clean my scalp
.▪️ @edenbodyworks scalp therapy and natural hair oil. Because of high levels of androgens one of the #PCOS symptoms i suffer from is hair loss so keeping my scalp clean and treated is vital to keeping my hair from falling out again. I use @edenbodyworks peppermint tea tree line because like other essential oils, peppermint oil can help stimulate hair growth because of its ability to increase blood circulation around the scalp and tea tree oil helps to unclog hair follicles abs nourish the roots of the hair. **continued in comments