Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Today as I was packing up to go to the gym, I realized something. I've gotten much better at packing up to go to the gym!
My gym has lockers, but they are day use only, so you have to take everything each time. I carry my walking/running shoes and my bathing suit in my trunk at all times now. I've walked many miles in whatever I was wearing and my exercise shoes. I have plenty of miniature bottles for shampoo and conditioner, usually full, with me. I have a towel, wash cloth, a sports bra, and extra underwear most of the time.
I laugh, though, at how many times I have had to improvise. More than once I forgot a towel and only had what the gym provides - a one foot square towel piece. I found out I'm pretty much drip dry! And it isn't a crime to leave the gym still moist. I've forgotten the shampoo and tried bath soap on my hair. My observation is if you have conditioner it isn't too awful to use soap on your hair, but without conditioner it is better to settle for plain water. I've forgotten my sports bra and used an extra shoe string to tie up my straps for workout. Then I felt like a 70's protester (bra burned) leaving the gym with little support! Probably the most shocking time was when I thought I had grabbed underwear to change into. Unfortunately it turned out to be underwear I'd converted for a dust rag by cutting out the crotch! That day I left the gym really feeling weird and vulnerable..
So today I'm celebrating that I usually have what I need now. But it is a good thing to know that no matter what I forget, I'll find a way to get my workout in!!