Friday, September 10, 2010

What's in My Gym Bag?

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Instead of showing you what is in my handbag today I thought I would share what's in my gym bag! I am a gym bag collector. I mostly like Lululemon. I have more than I would like to admit. They do such a great job at making a gym bag stylish, but also very functional.

1. Pick out a fabulous gym bag.  Look for a bag that you can be proud to wear in public. Also, look for one that has compartments. I like when there are pockets, a section under the bag for wet clothes, a bag inside the bag for your dirty shoes, and a place to put your laptop, water, and iPod.

2. Buy clothes that are flattering. I hardly ever wear a old dingy t-shirt or sweat pants to work out. When I do I feel unattractive and dumpy. You will be more functional and feel better wearing clothes that hug your figure. I also like clothes that are dry-fit (I hate when clothes get too sweaty) and I like bright colors that invigorate me!

3. Pack it all.  I hate when I am about to work out and I don't have the right equipment or accessories. I have my jump rope, gloves, goggles, headbands, watch, band aids, etc. I don't work out at a gym with a shower. So, I don't need any shampoo or hair dryers, but I like to have face wash and and a brush in case I can't rush home.

Have a fun and active weekend! 

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50 comments:

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Lululemon is such a cool brand.. too bad they don't have any presence in Europe yet... I'll check out ebay as I'm definitely on the market for a new gym bag! ;)
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

SBG said...

love lulu lemon!

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ANTONIA said...

love that bag! :)

Dylana Suarez said...

I wish I had time to go to the gym more! If I did, I wish I had a cute gym bag like yours! Right now, I rely on my good old bike rides around the neighborhood to keep me in shape :)

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Pretty Shiny Sparkly said...

Way to go for posting a gym post anyway! Love it Taylor. Leaving you a comment full of love!

P.s. I'm going to be in L.A. Sep 17th thru the 25th--do you want to meet and grab some coffee or go thrifting?

Email me if you do! prttyshnysprkly@gmail.com

libys11 said...

i love lulu lemon bags too!! so trendy and spacious! :D

you're really motivating me to hit the gym! :D

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taylor said...

Lululemon headbands are my absolute favorite! They're the only ones that stay put throughout my workout! Have a great weekend.xo

{ I V Y } said...

what a stylish gym bag :)

Closet Fashionista said...

That bag is awesome!! I'll definitely keep these tips in mind if I ever start going to the gym XD
I should get some workout clothes to motivate me to at least do it at home, haha...but Im just sooo lazy!
And off to vote for them now! :D
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Cara said...

I go to the gym everyday, but I have been wearing the same gym clothes for years..basically I am in a rut, and if I buy new gym clothes maybe I will step up my game?!

Nicole Lisa said...

Uhhhh you had to remind me I need a new gym bag!!!!!!

Alright, well, I guess I will have to get serious and actually start looking.
Great idea with the separate departments.

Take care
xoxo

Jamie said...

Love that bag!

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ediot said...

darling. i want that sports bra. its so cute!where is it from? maybe id get better at working out if i had it ;) actually im probably off to a dance-class at my gym in two hours.. if there's free spots open..
hope youre having a great week

Little Emilly said...

Nice gym bag
I totally agree with what you said (:

I'm Lindsay! said...

Great tips! I love your gym bag.

Ps saw your tweet yesterday, and I love the balance between fashion and fitness. For me, the two go hand in hand! Keep blogging about what makes you happy!

Taylor Sterling said...

Lindsay and Pretty Shiny Sparkly-

Thank you ladies. I agree, but sometimes your mind plays tricks on you and you wonder. I have to stick to what I love and I am glad that you ladies like it!!

xo

Moodswings said...

wow ive never heard of that brand, but i love everything you've shown. especially that bag! i think you've made me an addict!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Love that new bag...You're looking fabulous as usual! Happy Friday xo e

the chirpy bird said...

I wish I needed a gym bag!! I work out from home - that being under the Hollywood sign so me for it's mostly hikes and runs up and down through the hills. Strangely though, I sometimes miss the gym!
xo tash

Mary said...

I heart Lulu! Makes the gym all the better :)

Have a fab weekend, my love!

Mary xo
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Anna Jane said...

i wish i looked that good in my gym clothes!! :)

xx anna jane
http://seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com

Live It Orange said...

Taylor you're my idol!

Sam

Nicole Marie said...

i love lululemon but it's just so darn expensive!!! i have a hard time spenidng $100 on gym pants ...well considering i don't go to the gym that often :(

hotpinksox said...

Do you use dry shampoo? I have some in my gym bag.

esdelope said...

I absolutely love Lulu's workout gear - their tanks are the most supportive I've found for running.

Becca

Katie said...

I totally agree! My workout buddies and I are a bit obsessed with lululemon! Having plently of lulu around helps me to keep moving!

Now I love your bag, next purchase maybe? :)

Deanna Pai said...

That gym bag is beautiful — there's a 100% chance I'd use it for everything, not just the gym. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Lemon Drop Love said...

It is so true. The better you feel in your workout clothes, the harder you workout. I sent you my goals for living a fit life--and I think i need to redo my workout clothes. It is just a little thing that will keep me motivated :)

xo Jen

p.s. i must get some of those headbands, it is hard to find ones that stay on my head.

FASHION SNAG said...

You have one great looking gym bag! x

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this free bird said...

Taylor!

I'm still back on the actual bag itself - love it!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Taylor Sterling said...

Hey ladies, Lululemon always has great bags! This one was one from a few years ago and I got it off eBay b/c I was obsessed with it! xo

Ashley said...

Love it all--I'v egot my gym bag nect to me at work everyday so that I can hit the gym afterwards or sneak it in during lunch. I adore lululemon too--it fits me really well!

Check out these CHIC FALL DRESSES that I selected today--just gorgeous!
http://www.honeysucklechic.com/2010/09/10/hot-dresses-for-fall/

Ashley
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KristiMcMurry said...

Cute bag!!! I live about a mile from my gym, so I don't have to carry a bag, but this makes me wish I did!

Hannah said...

i am afraid i have never been a gym goer...this horrifies many of my friends who love it...but i do like this post and i agree with the logic behind it...ie wearing nice flattering things not baggy disgusting stuff thats gonna get all sweaty and minging! maybe i'll be inspired to go sometime...


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xx

Robbie said...

I love reading your lifestyle posts Taylor, they always make me smile!

I definitely agree with wearing tighter fitting things - they definitely make you feel better whilst working out and encourage you to strive harder. Since I joined a gym recently I need to go on a shopping trip to purchase some good workout clothes.

Enjoy your weekend XX

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The Owl's Closet said...

That's such a great idea! Love the twist on this tag. Wow, you have such stylish gym bags and gym wear! Have a great weekend:)

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Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

What a nice post! :) It was a great idea to share with us what's in your gym bag! Thanks for interesting notes ~

Annelie said...

My gymbag is Marc by Marc Jacobs

Linda said...

Great post.
Quick dry clothes are so important! I go to the gym more times a week than I do laundry and I only have a few great pairs of pants. Quick dry means that I can hand wash and they will be ready for the next time I need them!

Lindsey P. said...

Your gym bag is so coordinated! I like the lululemon bag. My gym bag is a tattered Whole Foods reusable bag. Fail, I know. But I guess it gets the job done. :)

Roxan said...

Just bought a new pair of pants from Lulu last night! Love that place!

Christina said...

i love to see lulu getting some recognition. awesome!

yooooogaaaa.

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girl said...

This blog is an inspiration to all girls who want to look and feel great. I love that you show effortless style and work out tips. Working out is hard work and you make it look so easy! Keep posting exercise posts I love them! I need to get some lulumeon pants they look great and comfortable!

Amanda said...

Hey, I was just letting you know that I'm tagging you in my "Looks I Love" post today! Hope it's okay :]

FASHION ICE said...

great bag! i love lululemon too! and the camel coat above is so classic
come follow me xxo

Apt. #34 said...

i need a lululemon bag so badly! Love this! thanks for sharing my dear :)

Dina's Days said...

I agree, if you don't look good, you're not gonna feel good! Just bought new running pants yesterday and they made a world of a difference.

DiamondsandTulle said...

Love this post Taylor! I'm going to have to copy it one day! I'm such a Lemon-head too. I love their bags - they really are the most functional and good-looking aren't they? And great for traveling too!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com
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