As I'm preparing for my race this weekend, I thought I would try to get my mind off of running for a few minutes and chat about my new gym bag! Can I tell you that I haven't gotten a NEW gym bag for YEARS?! In fact, until recently, I haven't really even needed one! I typically work out at home or run outside, so I rarely have the need to have a gym bag.
Since I've started teaching at a gym this fall - I've had to start loading up a bag again. Unfortunately, my DIAPER BAG was the bag of choice. Ugh! I don't care how awesome your diaper bag is - it just doesn't feel right when it's your gym bag! With my Mom's in Motion class we have to bring strollers and mats so this is what my typical trip to the gym looked like.
Kind of intense! I had stuff spilling out everywhere!!
That's when the magic gym bag-fairy arrived at my door step and delivered this awesome Baggallini "Have it all" Weekender Bag! It couldn't have come at a better time. Honestly, at first, I thought it was too fancy for a gym bag! But then I realized that I need to act like the almost 30 year old that I am and have a more grown up bag!
Let's step up your fashion game mama!!
And this one is just perfect for toting everything I need as a fitness instructor and mom!
Here are a few of my favorite features!
My only complaint about this bag is the straps. I wish they were adjustable for length, and perhaps padded. This bag is big and holds A LOT (which I LOVE) but it can get really heavy! I've noticed the straps cutting into my shoulders when I've really loaded it down.
So, now that you you've seen my new sweet bag - I thought I would give you a sneak peek of what I like to stash in it! My combo diaper/gym./everything bag is perfect for active mamas who are ready to graduate from duffle gym bags or diaper bags!
And now everything that is hidden in all of the awesome pockets!
Of course you've gotta have a few "mama-essentials"! I always have an extra deodorant and chapstick with me. I also love having my pouch of fit mom essential oil blends (immune boost, muscle soother, energy & focus). Not pictured is my go-to natural hand sanitizer and a hair brush!
Finally, a few of my favorite workout accessories I always have with me! Headbands are typically my hairstyle of choice since I've started re-growing hair post baby. I have fly-aways EVERYWHERE!! Of course a girl's always got to have a few extra hair ties too! I also love to sport my Momentum wraps! I love that they can go from gym to anywhere!
How about you?
Do you have a favorite gym bag?
What's your go-to gym essential?
Disclaimer: Baggalinni sponsored this post by providing product for review. All other items mentioned are just from brands that I use and love. I will always give my honest opinion about products on this blog, and never promote items that I don't absolutely love!
It's great to see you! I'm Alyssa and I blog about all the things I've found "essential" in my life as a fit mama and football coach's wife. You'll find all kinds of fun stuff here like workouts, oily info, football stories and more!
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