My Workout Essentials for a Healthy Routine

June 22, 2015Kelly Baum
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Now that the weather is finally nice in Michigan I’ve been in the mood for some outdoor workouts! When you workout outside it’s important to protect yourself from the elements, especially in the summer heat so I’m sharing my workout essentials that help you have a healthy and safe workout routine. I’m the kind of person who finds it hard to workout, I have a lot of trouble finding motivation and keeping that momentum going. Yes, I want to be healthy, but I just don’t enjoy the outdoors, I don’t like getting sweaty, and I hate feeling sore the day after. So these are products that I use to help me keep my workout routine going!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF 70 – it is SO important to take sunscreen with you to your workout. Sunburns can begin in as little as 15 minutes but you won’t realize it until the burn develops 2-6 hours later. I love body mists because they’re easy to spray on and I try to reapply every 30 minutes, if I can, especially if I’m sweating a lot. Not only are burns painful the next day and can stop you from wanting to get out and workout, but I’m sure you all know of the dangers sunburns have to our skin. So grab that can of SPF 70 and get protected!

Band-Aid Flexible Fabric Strips – I’m naturally accident prone so running on trails in the woods is not ideal for me-I swear I trip over nothing but air! These Band Aids are great because they’re slim and fit easily into a pocket on your shorts so that in the event that you do fall and get an annoying scrape, you don’t have to halt your workout to go back to your car and get one, you can just cover the area with these Flexible Fabric strips and keep on going!

Neosporin, Original Ointment – so those little cuts can be nasty and bug you even if you put a band aid on it so I keep a tube of Neosporin handy. This has 24 hour infection protection which is great because the last thing you want is for that little scrape from a tree branch to become infected and keep you from working out, so best to have a tube of Neosporin in your bag, just in case!

Nice! Mixed Nuts – I always feel a little drained and hungry when I’m done with a workout so I like to refuel with a bag of mixed nuts. Nuts have a lot of protein in them so they’re a great snack choice to enjoy after a workout for a burst of energy.

Nice! Spring Water, 23 fl. oz. – keeping hydrated before, during & after a workout is probably the most important healthy choice to make. My rule is that if I’m working our for an hour in 75-80 degree heat I will consume at least 23 fluid ounces. And that’s before, during, and after my workout. The heat will make you feel dehydrated very quickly and it’s important to not have a medical emergency or have to stop your workout because you’re not hydrating properly. A lot of the time I’ll also have a sports drink about 15-30 minutes post-workout to restock on sugar and electrolytes.


I hope you found some good tips our of this! I also created a video if you’d like to see these products (and me!) in action:


I found all of my products in the Balance Rewards end cap at Walgreens. What’s awesome is that Walgreens has a  program through their Walgreens app called “Balance Rewards” where you can get rewarded for making healthy choices! You can earn points in several different categories, like exercise. Get 20 points for every mile you run/walk! Click here to learn more about the program and see how you can start earning rewards!

I hope you picked up some workout inspiration and don’t forget to check out more workout tips, here! I’d love to know what you think, how are you making healthy choices for your workouts?

Thanks for reading,
Kelly xoxo

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    May 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

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    June 24, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Great tips, Kelly! Embrace the day-after soreness. It means that you are getting stronger. Just don’t over-do it. You should still be able to move just fine – just with a bit of soreness. #gettingstronger

    1. Kelly Baum

      Kelly Baum

      June 24, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks Stacey, I’m working to find that balance! #GettingStronger #ForTheWin 😀

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    June 23, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    If I were to run or exercise outside, I would definitely need Neosporin because I’m accident prone. #client

    1. Kelly Baum

      Kelly Baum

      June 24, 2015 at 10:24 am

      I feel like I need to keep two tubes in my car, I get into so many little accidents!

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    June 23, 2015 at 3:51 am

    The body mist sounds great, but I don’t that’s made it’s way over the to UK yet, I’ll have to stock up when I’m in the States next year!

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      Kelly Baum

      June 24, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Darn, well keep an eye out in case it does!

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    kenzie negron

    June 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    awesome post! that sunscreen works fantastic, I use it whenever I go to the beach! xx,kenz

    1. Kelly Baum

      Kelly Baum

      June 24, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thanks! And I love this sunscreen, it just had to go into my post!

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