What's in my Gym Bag

Today I wanted to share what I have in my gym bag since I've been hitting the gym more often and also to tie it in with this week's posts since I've been dedicating them to fitness and health. The following is what I've packed in my gym bag for tomorrow, but it is what I usually pack in it any time I'm heading to the gym anyway. This helps me be ready to go and not be tempted to skip the gym. 

The bag itself is one I got at Target about 2 years ago. I love that it's spacious but not super huge since I'm petite. I also love that it has a separate shoe compartment so my gym shoes don't stink up the bag(or not as much) and also keeps my clothes from getting dirt on them. It also has little net compartments inside as well as a zippered one which helps things from getting lost in it. The side zippers on the outside are also useful for keys and my phone and cash if I have some. 

Now for what's inside. So first things first is my outfit. Sometimes I go to the gym already dressed, but if I have to run errands or go to school/work before hand, I'll usually end up changing into my gym clothes at the gym. Even when I do go already dressed however, I like to set out clothes just so that I'm not tempted to skip the gym or postpone it. So for tomorrow I've set out a sports bra, tank top and shorts since it's been really hot this week in L.A. I've also packed my Nike Flex 2013 Runs. They are really comfy, and bright :) If I don't pack gym clothes, I usually pack what I'll wear after the gym.

I also have to pack a few essentials aside from my outfit. I always(or almost always) have my lock with me so that I can safely lock away my bag in the lockers while I workout. I love this lock because you get to make up your own passcode and that makes it easy to remember the combo. 

I also usually have some sort of facial wipes. I'm currently using, and loving, the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths that I received complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. They're great for removing dirt and makeup and so refreshing. Another thing I usually keep in my gym bag are my headphones. I now have two sets, one of which always stays in the bag so I don't forget them. I've done so in the past and let me just saying working out without music is miserable.

Deodorant is another essential that I make sure I always have with me, especially if I'm going after school or after having run errands beforehand. I use Degree for Men or Secret Clinical. Hair ties and head bands are also a must for me. I try my best to keep extras in my gym bag because putting my hair up keeps me cool and it's also never fun to have hair in your face when doing downward dog. 

Of course water will always be an essential. Most of the time I use disposable water bottles, but I'll probably try to invest in a reusable one soon. It's super important to stay hydrated during workouts. Last but not least, I've been throwing my Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer that I also received complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. While I'm not big on lotion, I like how light this goes on and since I've been wearing shorts lately due to the heat, it's necessary to keep my legs nice and moisturized. However, I usually pack sunscreen instead of lotion since I dislike of most lotions.

So there you go, my gym bag essentials. I hope this helps out if you are not sure what to take to the gym with you. Let me know in the comments what you think and also what your essentials are.

Love,

Astrid

Influenster #VivaVoxBox

{Source: Me}

First off, I'd like to apologize for going almost a whole week without blogging, it really wasn't my intention. As some of you may know, I'm graduating soon so I was tied up finishing up final projects. I wish I was doing far more exciting things, but it was all school's fault LOL. But to make it up, I decided to share my very first

Influenster

VoxBox that I received a few weeks ago.

You even get a video ;)

Please keep in mind that I 

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eceived these products complimentary for testing purposes from 

Influenster

  If you don't know what 

Influenster

 is a website where you can take a series of surveys based on your interests, with the possibility of being asked to participate in programs to test new products. 

The box I received was for the #VivaVoxBox program and it really had some awesome goodies. So I hope you can forgive me. So here is what I got:

The Loot all together :)

 Now let's break it down:

1. Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer in Cocoa Radiant (

$7.99

 for 6.5 oz can):

This is a spray on lotion that actually goes on pretty light, which I like, and absorbs quickly. I'm not a big lotion kind of girl for the simple fact that I hate how heavy and greasy most lotions feel. So this is perfect for me. I also like that it's not sticky, which I've experienced from other spray on lotions. Another thing I love, the smell. I know some people don't care for it, but it's always a plus when your lotion smells good, and I'm not referring to a perfume like smell, but a light pleasant smell. It's also great for putting in your gym bag since you can close the spray and not have it leak all over.

2. Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card:

The next thing in this #VivaVoxBox is this rewards card, which seeing how high gas prices are today, is a blessing. With this rewards card you save 3 cents on every gallon of gas. It may not seem like a lot but as a really broke college student, every penny does count. And you can also earn rewards to save money on shopping and dining. I have yet to use it since Shell is not in my usual route home, but can't wait to put to good use. Oh and it's free, so holla!

3. Pure ICE nail polishesin It's Complicated(Sparkly one) and After Hours(Pink/Coral) 

(

$1.69 each

 exclusively at Walmart):

I was really excited when I saw that I got these two nail polishes. I had seen them at Walmart before, but have never tried the brand. That being said, I really like the colors they sent me. After Hours for one is perfect for summer since it's so bright and seems like it would go well with a tan(I don't tan on purpose, but I'm Mexican so I tan easily, LOL) and I've been obsessesed with sparkly nail polishes lately so It's Complicated was a great choice for me. Also love that It's Complicated has a gray base.

And it's always a plus when you can get nail polishes free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP :)

Can't wait to try them out!

 4. NEW Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths (

$5.99

Avg. Retail):

These couldn't have come at a better time since I just ran out of the makeup wipes Rachel sent me. Also I have had a good experience with Cetaphil in the past and love that I can now use their Gentle Skin formula on the go. I actually opened them this morning and they are honestly the softest facial wipes I've used and I've used quite a variety of them. And it was fantastic at taking of my leftover eye makeup! I'm also will be going to the gym more often now that school is close to be over so you bet I will be throwing these into my gym bag, so I don't break out.

5. NYC New York Color City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color in South Ferry Berry (

$2.99

):

A girl can never have too many lip products(or eyeshadow), so I'm happy I received this. I'm also in love with the color which is a pretty, bright red with a slight pink tone and is highly pigmented. It goes on really smooth and love that it comes in this chubby stick form. It's perfect for everyday and claims it last six hours, but I'll have to wait and see if that's true since it's my first time wearing it and I'm only 4 hours in. I've been a fan of NYC as a drugstore brand and they have yet to fail me.

6. Montagne Jeunesse: Manuka Honey Peel Off (

$2.49

):

I'm really excited to try this mask after this week winds down. It seems like the perfect way to end the semester. I love that it is honey based, which is a natural anti-bacterial cleanser, and that they added jasmine to it. What I love even more though is that it is paraben free and not animal tested. 

You can purchase them at Ulta and Walmart and they are pretty inexpensive :)

Here's the video on my beauty channel if you want to see the actual unboxing:

I hope you enjoyed this little share and please let me know if you've tried any of these products :)

Love,

Astrid