Let’s face it- finding motivation to workout can be a struggle at times. When I first started working out, I was in nursing school, working full-time, and I was going through a breakup. I was devastated that my relationship had ended and I was looking for an outlet to distract myself that didn’t involve drinking or a nightclub. I started going to the gym four to five times a week with my friend Dragana. I would walk into class feeling unhappy and overwhelmed with emotions as to why my relationship had ended but always walked out feeling amazing and unstoppable. After a while exercising became a part of my life; it helped boost my mood and confidence, stay motivated, and forget about what I was going through.
Fitting in a workout to an already busy schedule can be tough- between family, a long commute, work, and trying to have a social life. To stay motivated and not waste time going home, changing, and driving back to the gym I would pack a gym bag and leave it in my car. I would drive directly to the gym after work, school, or I took a class during my lunch hour. I would pack a sandwich or salad if I knew I was going to take a class and eat at my desk while I worked. It was no longer about a number but more about feeling good and living and healthy lifestyle. What are you waiting for? Get that gym bag ready with all the things that are going to help you be successful and reach your goal! Here is what you should pack in your gym bag?
- Leggings: Invest in a pair you feel comfortable in. There’s nothing worse than having to constantly lift up your leggings because they are sliding off.
- Workout tank
- Sports bra
- Gym shoes
- Dry shampoo: if you can’t wash your hair because you took a class during your lunch.
- Face wash/Face Wipes– Take your makeup off before class.
- Tinted moisturizer
- Blush & Bronzer
- Protein bar- Right now I am in to RxBar Protein Bars
- Protein powder
I personally can’t workout without headphones. Sometimes I need Drizzy or a killer playlist to get me through that workout!
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How do you guys stay motivated?