My Workout Essentials for a Healthy Routine
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!
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 health choice to make. I remember when I first started exercising, I never really bothered to drink much water, so I was always so tired when I was just half an hour into a workout. But now I know that this may have been the reason why I didn’t have enough energy to do any exercise. I have a friend who is really into fitness who mentioned that pre workout drinks can boost ur results in the gym. So ever since I was told this, I decided to take keeping hydrated a lot more seriously, as well as keeping my energy levels up. Spring water was what I opted to go for and you can’t really go wrong with it.
My rule is that if I’m working out 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 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,