Finding the motivation to work out isn’t always easy, especially in the summer heat. Lounging by the pool or hitting the beach sounds way more tempting—but if you want to look and feel your best in that itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, polka dot bikini, make the gym or nearest running trail your first stop. Of course, it starts with having the right gear.
- Gym Bag
If the only time you have to break a sweat is during lunch or after work, pack your gym bag the night before and put it in your car. The sight of it alone will make you feel guilty for not using it. If you work out in the morning, take your work clothes with you to the gym so you can shower, change and head straight to work without missing a beat (and smelling fresh as a daisy).
Zazzle tip: Invest in dry shampoo if you don’t already have some.
- Athletic Headbands
Speaking of hair, keep yours out of your face with a stylish athletic headband. It’ll also help absorb sweat to keep your forehead from breaking out.
- Appropriate Attire
Packing your gym bag is a lot easier if you have a wide selection of gym apparel to choose from. Designate a drawer and keep it well-stocked with tanks, tees, sports bras, socks and bottoms.
- Hat or Visor
If you plan to work out outside, a hat is essential for protecting your skin against the sun. If you’re working out inside, consider it your bad hair day go-to.
And this revolutionary gem is essentially a fanny pack you wear on your head. Perfect for stashing keys, your ID or a workout routine.
Last, but not least, whatever you do, bring water—and ditch the bottled water, which contributes to a ton of unnecessary waste. Keep a bottle with you all day every day, no matter where you are, whether it’s the gym, the office, the car or vegging out on the couch.