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Back on Track: Wash Your Workout Gear

Back on Track: Wash Your Workout Wear Today

Working out means sweating and sweating means dirty clothes. What are the chances you are going to want to workout Monday morning if all your workout wear is still stinky from the week before? I'd say the chances are low.

Take time tonight to wash those sweaty sweats so they will be ready for your workout tomorrow and for the rest of the week. If you exercise in the morning, go ahead and lay out your outfit the night before — heart rate monitor, iPod and all. You can roll out of bed, get dressed, have a bite to eat, and get to the business of exercising early morning style. If a morning workout is not your scene, pack your gym bag tonight, put it by the door and eliminate the excuse that you forgot your bag.

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Kellanawida Kellanawida 5 years
I'm trying to buy enough workout clothes so that I have a set for every day. Too often I use the excuse that I don't have clean clothes to skip the gym.
stellaRuby stellaRuby 5 years
I am in the same situation as Jessy777.
jessy777 jessy777 5 years
I suppose everyone may not but I have enough workout clothes for seven days of workouts. I have an obsession with workout gear and this allows me to do laundry once a week. It really is more friendly to my utility bill and the environment.
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 5 years
Anon 11- I don't think it has anything to do with being lazy. Doing a small load of wash everyday is a horrible waste of energy (not my own, but the washer/dryer). Besides, I have other things to do during the week then worry about doing laundry. Maybe once I have kids, and they need their clothes washed more often, but for now I'll just stick to my once a week laundry day thank you very much.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
It's time for me to do it. Ugh.
VeeKeeTee VeeKeeTee 5 years
keeping a separate pile of gym clothes is such a good idea!
le-romantique le-romantique 5 years
I only have the time to do laundry once a week, unfortunately. So, if I have a busy Sunday (like I will soon have since I got a second job and will be working 7 days a week...) They will rarely get washed, meaning i will rarely work out, meaning I will probably not be in shape... although the stress level may help with that! Sorry, needed to vent. This is my last free Sunday! Time to get off the computer and out into the sun!
MissLyd MissLyd 6 years
Bingo!! i used to not wash clothes after workouts, but since i go to the gym often, i need a new fresh set of clothes every week and everyday....wash it as soon as soon as i am home!
rpenner rpenner 7 years
love my morning workouts!
rpenner rpenner 7 years
love my morning workouts!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I wash mine after every wearing...this is why I have so many workout clothes! I probably have enough to wear a new set every day of the week.
Novaraen Novaraen 7 years
Oh my gosh...i wash them almost immediately after i wear them. I dont have many options of clothes to wear to the gym, so what i do have gets washed often. As it should! :D
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Wash! Wash! Wash!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Wash! Wash! Wash!
AshleySunshine AshleySunshine 7 years
I have a separate laundry bag on the back of my closet door specifically for my workout clothes. That way when it's full I know it's one load and I can just throw it in the wash and dryer and be done with it. No sorting necessary! Plus, my sweaty clothes don't get mixed in with my everyday clothes.
AshleySunshine AshleySunshine 7 years
I have a separate laundry bag on the back of my closet door specifically for my workout clothes. That way when it's full I know it's one load and I can just throw it in the wash and dryer and be done with it. No sorting necessary! Plus, my sweaty clothes don't get mixed in with my everyday clothes.
julieulie julieulie 7 years
Shouldn't you wash your workout clothes EVERY time you wear them instead of just on the weekend?
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