Recently I started working out in the morning before work and thought it would be helpful to share with you what to pack in your gym bag! Below is a list of what I pack and what my morning schedule looks like. Fitting in exercise can be done!! With a little planning, you can fit it in. Whether it be an hour long class or a 10 minute HIIT before hopping in the shower. Regardless of the logistics of your workout, one thing remains the same: plan for your success. Plan your workouts the week before, or even the day before. Lay out your workout clothes. Get your music ready to go. Pre-fill your water bottle the night before. Small steps like that will make your fitness routine stick! Here is what my routine looks like Sunday-Friday (I normally don’t workout on Saturday & Sunday):
Sunday (prep for the start of the week):
Layout workout outfits for the week. I keep them in my closet and the I put an outfit in the bathroom the night before, with my Orangetheory heart rate monitor out as well.
- Pack work clothes + shoes
- Fill water bottle
- Layout workout outfit in bathroom
- Put contacts out on bathroom sink
Day Of Schedule:
- Wake up at 5am
- Restroom, change, contacts, deodorant, brush teeth
- Leave at 5:30am
- Arrive at gym at 6am
- Workout 6-7am
- Shower @ gym 7-7:15am
- Work on blog @ gym 7:15-7:45am
- Leave for work @ 7:45am
- Start work @ 8am
What I Pack In My Gym Bag:
- 2 towels (one for floor to stand on and one for body)
- Grocery pag for towel/wet flip flops
- Flip flops for shower
- Face soap
- Wash cloth & baggie for used cloths
- Makeup+ face lotion+deodorant (I highly recommend this natural deodorant)
- Face soap + body wash
- Work clothes + shoes
- Hair brush, dry shampoo
- Blogging notebook
I should note I luckily work in a casual office, so normally I do not do my hair or makeup which saves me a small chunk of time in the morning. If it is a day where I need to look more presentable, I would just spend a little more time getting ready and pack my curling iron and makeup the night before.
And there you have it! A glimpse into my daily weekday schedule and what I bring with me to the gym.
What does your morning routine look like? What is in your gym bag?