When I work afternoons I usually will take my Daughter to the bus then head to the gym from there. Being the procrastinator I am will pack my bag on the fly. At least once a week I forget an item that just ruins my work out.
Today was different; I did not have to leave till 12:30 (summer vacation) so after spending the morning with my pride and joy I casually packed my gym bag. I realized that all my essentials were in my bag today.
Gym bag √
Shirt and Compression Shirt √
Hernia Belt √
Compression Shorts √
Shower Gear (Body wash, flip flops, towel, and boxers) √
Small Towel (carry around) √
Water Bottle √
Shaker and Protein √
Gym Boss √
Watch and Pod √
Gym Runners √
If one of these items is missing it is like finding out there is just an old man behind the curtain. A lesson was hopefully learned from this; pack your bag the night before when you can check and double check.
What’s funny as I read this is how many times I hear people moaning about how they forgot something. I chuckle and think “wow it is just a <insert object hear>”. I now realize I am one of those people.
Now if I forget my Flip Flops, forgetta bout it! I will cancel a work out or just go home and grab them then come back. I had a plantar wart that took me 3 years to get rid of, now I am Mr. Paranoid going bare foot.
What is your necessity when you go to the gym?