’tis the season to dine on feasts of comfort food, warm up with hot cocoa + marshmallows, sneak heavily-frosted sugar cookies, eat all the candy before it makes it onto your gingerbread house, maybe get a wee bit carried away with your alcohol intake (blame it on the ugly sweater), bundle up under layers of not-so-form-fitting clothing. sounds like an ideal season, right? certainly one I can get behind. except for this year..
in thirty-three days, the husband + I will be headed back to the place we said “I do” – the hard rock punta cana. aka wearing swimsuits mid-winter. which means I cannot let the holiday season get the
best all of me. I must find a way to put down the eggnog, and get to the gym.
8 tricks to make the gym hassle-free.
I could be crowned queen of workout excuses. if it’s not convenient, I can talk myself out of it and not feel any guilt for a solid 24 hours. or until I have to squeeze into my skinny jeans. you’d think the impending swimsuit vacation would help me avoid the office holiday treats, but no such luck. so I’ve devised a plan. it’s essentially a soon-to-be mom’s hospital bag, but for a less than enthused girl who needs to hurriedly go to the gym when she gets a moment.
I have packed into my versatile bag everything I need to take the inconvenience out of my workout, regardless of the time of day. dry spray antiperspirant (c/o influenster): it’s faster, easier & you can be much more reckless when applying (less likely to wear it on the exterior of your shirt). doo.over hair product: it volumizes, moisturizes & removes excess oil. spray moisturizer: smells oh so good & takes so little time. mascara + concealer: no explanation necessary. a james-bond-style hairbrush: only because it has a hidden compartment for your valuables – keys + cash (it was given to me by a friend who works at a local locksmith + security company), sunglasses, and a “ready for anything” top. now wish me luck + tell me to put down the cupcake.
what are your tricks for getting to the gym during the holiday season?