Posting about how I lost my gym mojo seems to have brought it back. Oh, the irony! But I’m so glad it is! I’ve been taking my little tush back to the gym quite frequently and I’m loving it. Contrary to most people, I’m at the gym to gain weight or at least try to. Back in 2013 I used to go religiously and managed to put on 4kg. I was living!! So since I’m back on the training life, I thought I’d share five of my gym essentials. Not gym bag essentials, because I’d be here all day, but five general things that help me have a better workout.
I could never start a workout without using deodorant. I know gyms are where people get down and dirty and sweat loads, but I’m not down for bad odours. No, thank you. I was always a huge fan of Sure but had never tried the Maximum Protection range. I first heard of it on Kaushal’s channel, bought it, loved it and haven’t used anything else since. It’s been my favourite deodorant for over a year now and would highly recommend it if you’re looking for something that will really stop you from being smelly.
2. Bubble Hair Ties
It’s happened a couple of times when I get to the gym, go in my gym bag, look for a hair tie and realise I forgot to take one. It’s rare, but it has happened and it was a huge pain in the culo. At the moment I’m loving these bubble hair ties because they don’t leave that dreaded kink in your hair when you let it down.
3. Workout Gloves
I know they look ridiculous, I, myself was a bit skeptical to wearing them, but they help so much! I’ve had so many blisters on my hands due to lifting weights and they just end up looking awful. So gloves are definitely a must if you want to keep your hands looking and feeling good.
4. Good Sports Bra
There are so many unsupportive and uncomfortable sports bras out there. It obviously depends on what you like and what you need. I wasn’t blessed with big lady lumps so I don’t need a bra that is wired and highly supportive, but I still like to feel secure and conformable while I’m working out. My favourite sports bras are from Sweaty Betty and Fabletics, they’re slightly more pricey but their comfort levels are high!
5. Music & Headphones
Of course! How can anyone workout without music? I know that gyms always have music playing in the background but most times I don’t like the music they play, or I simply don’t want to hear people grunting while they’re working out, so I always bring my phone and headphones to listen to whatever I want to hear. It always puts me in a better mood and never underestimate the power of a good song! It can make a huge difference between giving up or going for one more rep!
What are things you can’t go to the gym without?
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