Work itWednesday, September 26, 2012
Since I've been going to and from the gym at least 4-5 days a week the past 4.5 months, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite workout essentials with you.
The bag: I use my Lo & Sons OG bag when I'm going to the gym, a photo shoot, or traveling. There's a separate compartment inside for gym shoes, a laptop, and anything + everything you may want to bring with you. I can't tell you how much I love this thing. Functional and chic!
Water bottle: I've been using a bobble but just lost it and plan on getting a vapur bottle unless you have any suggestions for me.
Sports bra: I almost always wear the Lululemon engage bra but on days with less impact I'll wear my energy bra. And then there's the ta ta tamer which is perfect for high intensity workouts.
Wrist wraps: These are essential for weight lifting!
Tops: I recently bought the Lulu run swiftly shirt and love it! I'll throw it on after a workout when it's a bit cooler out and am waiting to wear it when we run outside in colder weather. I love my new swiftly tech racerback (bday gift from Alaina). The scoop me up tank and no limits tank are great for weight lifting days, but not supportive enough for running or box jumps if you are larger than a B. And finally, the cool racerback has always been my go-to shirt.
Shoes: These Nikes are my favorite shoes, but they don't work for weight lifting. I bought these Innov-8s (in black) and within a week or two, these pink Reeboks came out. #thiswouldonlyhappentome. They are on my wish list because a. they look a lot more comfortable than the ones I currently have and b. they're pink.
Coconut Water: I occasionally bring coconut water to help me recover after a tough WOD.
iPhone: I am usually on gchat/answering emails while traveling to and from CrossFit and will record my PRs/workouts on my phone when I'm done. As you all know, I really like tracking my progress!
Lip Balm: I usually apply Burts before and after a workout. My lip balm addiction is ridiculous.
And yes–I got my 4th PR in 5 days yesterday! 70 lb 3 rep push press. I did two reps with 75 on the bar but just couldn't get it up a 3rd time. I'll get there! I am so ridiculously sore but it feels good!
What are your workout essentials?