Here we are, the second full week of the new year. The gyms are packed (for now), everyone is excited about getting healthy and fit, and everyone is back to work. It’s easy to get ourselves ready for the gym when we don’t have a job getting in the way of our leisurely gym schedule, but now that the 9 to 5 is back in full effect after the holidays, how will you make sure that your gym routine does not fall to the wayside? Preparation is key…
Refer to my previous post (here) on getting your weekly exercise gear ready ahead of time .
In order for me to always be ready for the gym, I must have a basic gym bag packed at all times. Basic essentials include the following:
Back-up headphones (in case the charge on the other ones goes out)
Pony tail holders
Flip flops/shower shoes
Gym membership card
All of above items should be in your bag at all times with the addition of items to your liking, and minus the things you would never use from the above list.
Helpful hint– the next time you stay at a hotel, keep some of the travel-sized toiletries they give you and use them for your gym bag.
If you go to the gym right after work, be sure to add your gym attire, socks, and gym shoes to your bag every morning or night. Keep your bag in your car and you will never have to stop home first, creating another excuse (or delay) not to hit the gym.
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success”- Alexander Graham Bell
What are some of your must-have gym essentials?
What is that one thing you always forget?
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