As you probably remember, I was recently complaining about how much stuff I trek back and forth between the gym and home each morning. You guys had some great ideas for lightening my load, but it was still bugging me, and I knew there had to be an easier way!
I pretty need everything I take with me, but after a little thinking, I decided to organize my gym bag in a better way. I often “lose” things in my bag, so instead of getting frustrated and searching around for my phone (or planner or iPod or whatever), I decided to put all of my “essential” items in a small zippered bag that is much easier to find in my bottomless gym bag. This idea has actually worked out better than expected because now I can easily move the small bag to my regular work bag and back to my gym bag and not forget anything.
And the big news of my gym bag organization: I rented a locker at the gym! My HW membership was extended for another 3 months (sweeeet! ), so I invested in a permanent locker.
This morning, I left my sneakers, shower flip flops, a couple of magazines, and half of my beauty products at the gym. It made my gym bag a millions times lighter on my morning commute! I also plan to purchase some product “doubles,” so I don’t have to truck my make-up bag back and forth. Right now, I have some favorite items that go back and forth between home and the gym, so having a double will make life a little easier.
After an excellent workout at the gym this morning (Bosu Challenge + Power Abs + 20 min. elliptical), I ate breakfast in the office at my desk. I opened my email to a zillion messages (yikes!), and I ended up wolfing down my breakfast in a matter of minutes (while freaking out about how much I had to do). I hate that when it happens!
Breakfast was oats with ground flaxseed meal, pecans, pumpkin seeds, and Barney Butter, watermelon, and an iced coffee with soy milk from Starbucks.
Today’s lunch included carrot sticks, a Gnu Bar (love these!), sparkling water, and a homemade salad with arugula, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, wheatberries, goat cheese, and walnuts. I love the combo of walnuts + goat cheese. It’s seriously delish! My orange-cranberry Gnu Bar was also pretty awesome. I need to do a full review for you guys soon. I’m a big fan of these Gnu Bars!
Afternoon snack (not pictured): Banana chips and walnuts.
Happy Little Flowers
I snapped a couple of photos of some pretty purple flowers in Harvard Sqaure this morning. They just made me happy (flowers seem to do that!), so I thought I’d share.
Back to work I go! My Monday has been complete madness! I am so glad that I have an appointment for a facial tonight. It’s only Monday, but I need it! I hope your week has started off stress-free!