Here we go again. Another New Year, another slew of resolutions spanning food choices, exercise regimes, and various other valiant self-improvement initiatives. Tackling the weight loss front always tops my list of "to dos," and given this challenge appears annually, I gladly welcome any propaganda or accessory that tricks my brain into thinking this will be fun.
On that note, here's a list of three tiny trinkets to help jumpstart your newly found 2013 gym rat lifestyle.
I fervently refuse to RSVP yes to the "wearing makeup to workout party," but for those rushing from work and without time to fully defragment, I understand that sometimes you cannot avoid it. Full disclosure, I've been there myself: Cue raccoon eyes during a heated Vinyasa class. For my fellow ladies who wish to abolish the trails of mascara running down your face during sweat sessions, check out Anastasia Lash Genius Clear Waterproof TopCoat. Instantly making any mascara waterproof, brush this wondrous little wand over your previously coated lashes and enjoy clump-free eyelashes devoid of the terror from mid-class blackout eyes.
Stop carrying plastic water bottles around and refilling them time after time after time. Do good for both Mother Earth and yourself out by picking up a Sport + Store Water Bottle, which not only will reduce waste from unnecessary disposable bottles, but also helps you stash your goods and stay hydrated all in one convenient container. Now you can just carry a single item into the gym without having to haul an enormous bag for your wallet, keys, gym pass and water.
Notice a funky smell while in downward dog on your yoga mat (or even on yourself)? Storing this dirty and ripe-smelling mat in your warm trunk only amplifies the issue. Whether it's your exercise equipment or your own bod that might not have time to hit the showers after getting a workout in, reach for an Herban Essential towelette to wipe out bacteria, germs and odor. Available in lavender, lemon and peppermint scents, these easily portable wipes will also help invigorate your mood in case the endorphins aren't enough to get you through the rest of the day.
Good luck my friends, with achieving your healthy resolutions in 2013. What "toys" help you garner excitement for jumping into an exercise warrior?