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Happy New Year! Like many, one of my New Year's Resolutions is to head back to the gym and get back on track with my health and fitness goals. While I did reach my weight loss goals in 2017, I have resolved to make 2018 the year I focus less on the scale and more on my strength and endurance. When I had the opportunity to check out the new BODYARMOR SuperDrink which offers premium hydration at a fraction of the calories of most sports drinks, I knew this was the perfect opportunity for me to pack up my gym bag with all of my "must haves" and head back to the gym.
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My biggest concern with BODYARMOR LYTE was the taste - because let's face it... if it doesn't taste good, do the rest of the details even matter? I was pleasantly surprised at the taste of the BODYARMOR LYTE SuperDrink - so many sports drinks are so sweet I feel like I almost need to dilute them down. BODYARMOR LYTE is made with all natural sweeteners and had just the right amount of sweetness to make it refreshing and easy to drink - even between sets. The new BODYARMOR LYTE has all of the nutrients of the original BODYARMOR but with only 20 calories per serving! The Peach Mango was my favorite!
Must-Have Gym Bag Essentials
Every morning I pack my gym bag with my "must haves" for a great workout to look and feel my best - both at the gym and after. Here is my list of gym bag essentials:
A Great Set of Earbuds
Crank your favorite tunes or listen to your favorite podcast while getting your sweat on. I searched and searched to find a good pair that could handle a rigorous workout and not bounce out while on the elliptical!
A Small Towel
Most gyms will have paper towels - but I prefer my own little towel. I use microfiber towels because they are absorbent and super soft on your skin.
Makeup Remover Wipes
While I am not the girl who purposefully wears makeup to the gym, there are times I have to go after a meeting instead of before. I always remove my makeup before I start my workout to avoid problems with my skin - but also because I do not want to look like my face is melting.
Travel Size Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant and Body Wash
I love the travel size section of every store and trying out all of the new products! They are perfect for tossing into my gym bag and then throwing away when I am finished or if I love it, I will buy the full size and refill my little bottles over and over again.
Hairbrush and Hair Ties
There is nothing worse than trying to work out with your hair smacking you in the face - or trying to get a brush through your hair afterward. I found a great hairbrush mirror combo at my local dollar store that I wrap several hair ties around every morning and toss into my bag.
Protein Packed Snacks
Never fails - when I leave the gym I am ravenous for something to eat - and I often have to head straight to pick up Midge from school. Instead of driving through the nearest fast food joint and completely defeating all of the work I have done, I pay my snacks well ahead of time to help me make good choices. My favorite is my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls. These little guys do not require baking and can be ready in about an hour. I make a big batch of them each week and then toss a few in a bagging in my gym bag every day. They are packed with protein and just the right amount of sweetness and they go perfectly with my BODYARMOR LYTE drink. Scroll down for the recipe.
Plenty of Hydration
This is where the BODYARMOR LYTE SuperDrink comes in. BODYARMOR LYTE is packed with electrolytes, coconut water, and vitamins that you need for a great workout. BODYARMOR is the brand of choice for many athletes such as James Harden, Mike Trout, Dustin Johnson, Andrew Luck, Richard Sherman, Dez Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Buster Posey, Skylar Diggins - superstar Kobe Bryant is even a shareholder! These athletes KNOW how to keep their body in optimum shape.
Where To Find BODYARMOR LYTE
You can find the new BODYARMOR LYTE SuperDrink at Winn Dixie, Publix, and Wawa. There is even a coupon so you can save money while trying this delicious SuperDrink for yourself! You can also connect with BODYARMOR on Facebook and Twitter. Help achieve all of your New Years Resolutions in the gym this year with the help of BODYARMOR LYTE!
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2/3 cup hemp hearts
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 cup local honey
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, making sure they are thoroughly mixed.
- Pinch mixture into one inch balls and place on parchment paper.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Divide into snack size baggies and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 145Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 56mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 7g
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