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Tip For Getting Back On the Healthy Track

Back on Track: Pack Your Gym Bag Now

It is easy to fall off the healthy wagon on the weekends. I have a simple, but effective way to get yourself back on track come Monday morning.

Pack you gym bag Sunday night and leave it by the door. This way instead of trying to convince yourself that you should just stay in bed Monday morning and press snooze a thousand times, you can tell yourself that you are packed and ready to go. I imagine my gym bag is like a dog wanting, begging to go out for a walk. The packed gym bag might not bark, but since everything is set and ready to go, the arguments to stay in bed will start to weaken.

So pack it up and now that your plan is set, you are ready to take on the upcoming week after you get a good workout in first!


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mem952 mem952 9 years
yeah - my sports bra is way too tight to sleep in! i like zero jiggle!! such a great tip that i try to follow myself. my own routine is to travel to work in my gym gear - work out at the gym near work then shower and change there. i've gotten used to feeling fresh and clean when i arrive at work rather than smelling like a london train! i think it is key to convince yourself that it is easier to go to gym than skip it.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
I also do this every night
ffemt1201 ffemt1201 9 years
considering i need to be at work for 7am, there's no way i can wake up at 5 to go so i bring my clothes with me and change at work (or at the very least, keep my gym bag in my car). holy run on sentence batman! on the weekends, i'm a nerd and go to sleep in my gym clothes (haha, enjoying this while the boyfriend is away...workout clothes don't really do anything for him--joking!)
Fitness Fitness 9 years
WOW! I cannot believe that so many of you sleep in sports bras! Although, it seems like a great time saver it sounds so uncomfortable. More power to you all!
sammyli sammyli 9 years
hahaha I totally sleep in my sports bra too!! Now I don't feel so weird :)
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Ha, I sleep in my sports bra too! I also make sure my workout clothes are ready to go and my shoes are out so I don't have an excuse to NOT work out on Monday morning.
crackaddict crackaddict 9 years
omg gilfill that is SUCH A GOOD IDEA because that is one of the main like, hates i have, it takes so long to do !!!
joy76 joy76 9 years
he he he this is what I do on days I am going to the gym. In fact it saves time to pack the night before.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I just come home and change first.
Betsy-Gilfillan Betsy-Gilfillan 9 years
i do this every night! another great trick is to sleep in your sports bra...they are such a pain to get off that it's easier to leave 'em on, throw on your outfit, grab your packed bag & go!
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