I’ve never had an issue with going to the gym.
Since 2011 I’ve been a fitness instructor teaching two programs at gyms around the city. Honestly, it’s the food part that gets me.
As I mentioned in my last post, one of my goal’s for this year is to lose 10 pounds by May. I’m a pretty driven person, so I know I can do it. For those of you that need a little motivation to hit the gym, I hate to say it, but looking cute while you work out is a huge boost.
I had a friend who would get in these gym moods and hit Lululemon every three months and spend $300 on new outfits because it made her feel better. Although she would only end up going to the gym for a week, spending all that cash to make her feel better while working out seemed to get her motivated. My point with this story is, if you need some motivation, maybe a new outfit will help. I’m not saying you have to go to Lululemon, as their clothing is quite pricey (but well worth it), Marshalls, Old Navy, Forever 21, and H&M all have cute workout gear too.
A big thing for me is keeping the hair out of my face. I have pretty long hair, so even in a ponytail, if I’m doing pushups, I hate having the hair flip over to the side of my face. As a result, I’ll ponytail my hair then bun it up. But then I get all these whispies around my face as well, so a good headband that sticks on your head is a must.
Although you can get hair accessories anywhere, I’ve always been a fan of Goody. The Goody Ouchless or SlideProof Secure Fit Elastics are fabulous as they hold everything back and it won’t budge, which is great if you’re doing something more intense, like running, HITT, bootcamp, or in my case, step class (I absolutely cannot have any hair on my face, it bothers me that much – having pieces of hair stick to your sweaty skin is so irritating).
Once your hair is securely pulled back, make sure you slip on a hairband for all those baby hairs. The Goody SlideProof Headwraps hold everything in place and won’t slip, which is a must (I have a Lululemon headband that I have to adjust as it will slip up at the back). These are available in a thin and thick version, so you can totally customize your look (they also have braided ones).
Once you’re all sweaty and after your shower, if you are in a rush and need your hair dry ASAP (hey, it’s wintertime, you don’t want to damage your locks), grab the Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush, which will speed up your drying time. This brush has absorbent microfibre bristles that remove water to make hair dry faster. Think of it like having a towel in your brush.
Goody also makes a ton more affordable products (like brushes you can throw in your gym bag), and let’s not forget the fact that you can get like 30 hair elastics for a low price (trust me, you’ll need a lot of them, they always tend to go missing). When it comes to working out, keeping your hair out of your face (and a cute workout outfit that will keep you motivated), is a must.
What are your workout essentials?
Please note, product sent by PR, all opinions are my own.
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