Hey guys! I was roaming around the internet, like I always do, and came across a lot of “what’s in my bag” and “what’s in my purse” blog and vlog posts. So, I thought why not do a “what’s in my gym bag” post? I’m going to be doing this monthly to show you all what my go-to items for the gym are each month! I always wondered what others brought to the gym to help them through their workout, so I’m going to let you guys in on what I bring to help me through those torturous.. I mean amazing 30-45 minutes!
This might seem like a funny go-to, but I love working out to Netflix! I like music too - especially when I’m in a hardcore workout, but most of the time I just love having the background of a show that I like, but don’t need to be very engaged in (such as New Girl) running in the background as I workout. I definitely couldn’t watch a show such as How to Get Away with Murder, because I seriously need all eyes on the screen when that show is on!
2| Camelback waterbottle
I cannot go to the gym without my camelback, or any water bottle for that matter! I’ve definitely gone to the gym without a water bottle and I’m never doing that again - I was basically clearing my throat every 10 seconds and coughing from having a dry mouth. So to keep myself hydrated and save others from thinking I’m dying, my water bottle is a necessity! I really like Camelback as well, although I’m looking for a new water bottle that I can drink from more easily during a workout.
There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a workout with sweat dripping into your eyes (ouch) and mouth (ew). My gym actually offers towels so I don’t really need to bring one, but I would definitely bring one to places that didn’t offer towels. My towel is my life saver!
4| Polar FT4
I absolutely LOVE my Polar FT4! For those of you who don’t know, the Polar FT4 is a heart rate monitor. It tells you when you are in and out of your heart rate zone so you can tell if you’re over-doing it or not working hard enough. The day I got my Polar FT4 was a life changing day and my results have been way better since I got it! I would highly recommend the Polar FT4 to anyone; I wrote a review on the Polar FT4 here.
5| Sports bras
This one goes without saying, but I had to put it in here because I’m loving these sports bras by Forever 21! They’re cute, affordable and totally hold up during a sweaty workout. Forever 21 is where I get a lot of my workout clothes, but I also love Fabletics - their clothes are of super high quality!
There you have it. That’s what is in my gym bag for October!