Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Lesson in Preparedness

Remember a few weeks ago when I forgot my gym shoes at home and had to work out in flip-flops? Well, yesterday, when I got to the gym and dug through my gym bag, I realized I'd forgotten a sports bra. And it was Plyo day. Yeaaahhh. Sigh.

I made it through the workout without any mishaps or wardrobe malfunctions (thank goodness!), but it wasn't the most comfortable workout I've ever had.

As I experienced the sinking feeling of realizing I forgot a major article of clothing, I realized that this was a good lesson in preparedness. In that I need to be more prepared, since forgetting clothing seems to be a trend with me.

Tonight when I'm packing my gym bag, I'm going to be adding in a complete additional outfit to keep in my gym locker. I already have some essentials in my locker: deodorant, wrist straps, wrist wraps, comb, jump rope, shampoo, and conditioner. But a spare set of clothes will be added this week so there will be no future "I forgot THIS" posts!

What do you keep in your gym locker?

7 comments:

  1. Ha well my gym has thousands of members but only about 500 lockers so you don't get a designated one unfortunately. After forgetting my post-workout bra and panties for the upteemth time this week I decided to keep a spare set in my gym bag - I don't know why I never thought of this before!!

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  2. oh! cant tell ya how many times i have done that one! i always keep an extra workout outfit in my gym bag now (lockers are assigned do to large # of members and small # of lockers)
    it has helped big time!!!

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  3. I prep my back the night before, because I hate travelling all the way to the gym and not having a complete outfit.

    BTW, what are wrist wraps and straps for? My wrist has started to hurt after 3 days of lifting; would those things help?

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  4. I always pre-pack and double-check before throwing my bag in the car. I could rent a locker at my gym, but I hate rotating gym clothes in and out so I just bring it in each time. I rarely forget after having forgotten a change of clothes once. I'm spoiled though as my gym is 10 minutes from home, so going back for gear is always a possibility. Merry Christmas!

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  5. AL - Wrist wraps are for stabilizing my wrists. I have tendonitis in my wrists, so the wraps help take the tension off my joints. Straps are for moving heavy weights. I use them on back day for pulling exercises because my forearms fatigue faster than my back muscles do. I don't use wraps or straps for every workout - just the ones where I need help isolating muscles and preventing injuries and pain.

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  6. Thanks for the info! Yeah, I think I'm going to have to start wearing wraps, because I have recurring inflammation in my wrist. I'll see what the specialist says.

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