I’ve been doing my absolute best to keep up on my fitness goals this year! I’ve been working out more regularly, and one thing that really helps is to make sure I’m prepared every time I go to the gym. As a busy mom on-the-go, I need to make sure I have the things my son needs, as well as the things I need. Here are a few staples that I always keep in my gym bag:
1. Water Bottle
I CANNOT work out without drinking water. And I prefer to bring my own because drinking fountain water tastes weird to me (yes, I’m a little high maintenance! haha). I always fill my bottle with tons of ice so it stays nice and cold for a couple of hours.
2. Dove Advanced Care Deodorant
I’m really picky about my deodorant, but my favorite right now is Dove’s Advanced Care Deodorant. I keep one at home, and one in my gym bag so I can have it while I’m out and about as well. Everyone knows the mom life isn’t all that glamorous, so something as simple as using a great deodorant that glides on smoothly and feels luxurious is a bonus! I’ve been using the “Cool Essentials” flavor and it is so refreshing. Not only do I love the feel and smell when I put it on, but Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection – a must for chasing a toddler around all day! It also has added skincare benefits with Dove ¼ moisturizers and NutriumMoisture for softer, smoother underarms.
I have such a sweet tooth! I always like to eat after I work out, so it helps to have something sweet like fruit on hand, so that I don’t end up grabbing some candy in the checkout line at the grocery store after.
4. Hair Ties/Bobby Pins
I’m a hair out of your face kind of girl. I’m actually jealous of girls who can work out with their hair down, but if there is any sweat on me at all, I prefer to not have it touch my hair. I’ve found myself all to often at the gym without a hair tie or bobby pin that I needed, so I make sure to keep a stash in my gym bag so I am never without.
5. Change of Clothes
Because I am a mom on-the-go, I’m usually on my way somewhere else after the gym. I’m all about having options, so I usually keep a few extra clothing items in my bag in case I feel like changing after working out.
Because I love the Dove Advanced Care Deodorant so much, I decided to send one to my bestie (who happens to be my sister) in Utah so she could try it. I sent her the “Revive” flavor, and here’s what she had to say about it:
“I have always had sensitive skin, especially just after shaving. This has caused a problem with my deodorant usage because my skin would get so irritated with standard deodorant. After applying Dove Advanced Care for the first time, I was impressed with how gentle it was on my underarms. But after wearing it throughout the day (including to exercise) I was amazing at the way it blocked sweat and stench!”
What kind of things do you make sure you have with you when you go to the gym?
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