Ok, ladies, it's time to talk about something that has taken up a lot of my time... and frankly should take up more - the gym. Ok, the gym bag. We can chat about the gym another day (should we? Let me know if that is a good topic!) Mine is everchanging, however I think that I have perfected what works for me to always have on hand in my gym bag.
US Weekly - My reading necessity. Yes, I am that weird person who needs to multitask while I work out (watch tv, read, chat, etc.) Workouts are incredibly boring when I am just doing cardio, so I try to use the time to catch up on my reading. Seriously, it is the only time I can actually read a magazine.
Feetures Socks- If you get one item of clothing for the gym, let it be these. Your feet will thank you. They are the best sock I have ever tried - so much cushioning and no sweat! I keep an extra pair in my bag because you never know when you will need them!
Beats by Dre Headphones - I am so over earbuds. I actually think I have weird ears and they hurt them. These fit over your ears, drown out external sound, have great clarity and are super comfortable. They're an investment, but you can get them on sale at Target from time to time!
Rosebud Salve - I am a chapstick junkie, and this is great to have on hand for that, any burns, dry skin, etc. It takes up hardly any space and does so much!
Hair Ties- These are kind of a given, but I like to keep one or two extra on hand. I prefer mine sparkly and soft so it doesn't pull or rip, and it looks cute on my wrist.
Polar Heart Rate Monitor- I wear this to get an accurate reading on my calorie burn. It is really eye opening on how many calories I actually burn during a workout.
iPod Mini - This is great when I just want to listen to music or go for a run. It's so tiny and holds 200 songs!
Sneakers - I love these sneaks! They're cute (the most important factor, clearly) and really comfortable. I end up wearing them all day, many days, and they are so comfortable. They don't rub during a long workout. Their price tag is pretty great too (under $60!)
What's in your gym bag? Let me know anything I am missing out on!