{Gym Bag Essentials w/SweetSpot Labs}

From my early childhood until the end of high school I was an avid soccer player and absolutely loved being healthy and fit. When I started college, fitness was the last thing on my mind with being a full-time architecture student with no life or any time to go workout. I would ALWAYS tell myself to go work out, start eating healthier, get a routine going, but nothing motivated me. This was literally me until this year! Turning 30 made me a little more motivated to get my ass into shape!

Grayson and I started working out religiously this year and every time we would go to the gym I would have a handful of stuff because I refused to buy a gym bag. Whenever I think of gym bag, I think of those meat head, muscle men with the tiniest gym bags thrown over their shoulders! Haha, you all know the type!! So I would literally carry my phone, water bottle, headphones, sandals and a bathing suit if we were going to use the pool. I legit looked so stupid!!

I finally caved a few months ago and started bringing in a “gym” bag… Which is more like one of my BP totes from Nordstrom, but hey, it totally works! And I carry that thing around with me EVERYWHERE in the gym; to the machines, the elliptical, yoga, anywhere! People still probably make fun of me, but it literally has all of my essentials in it AND Grayson even puts his stuff in there too. So technically it’s multipurpose!

With this post, I wanted to give y’all a sneak peek at some of the basic necessities I carry around in my gym tote to get me through a great workout and through the day until I can make it home. I’m sure most of y’all can relate that most of us girls aren’t the hard core fitness types… After a great gym sesh I still need to look semi-presentable to go run errands before I head home, so I’ve narrowed down the best go-to products to keep me fresh and looking great even after sweating my booty off.

With that being said, let me introduce you to SweetSpot Labs, a collection of natural feminine washes and wipes that are balanced for our “sweet spot” but can be used as an all over body wash and wipe, if needed. Your lady parts will thank you for this one! Most days at the gym I have about 45min to an hour to get a workout in and not much time after to freshen up. Definitely no time for a full on shower. I’m one of those that works out, quickly freshens up and then wears around the same workout clothes until I can make it home to shower. I know, I know, this is so gross and I normally feel so disgusting! If you’re like me you still want a way to freshen up so I carry around SweetSpot on-the-go wipes in my gym bag and even have the individual wipe packets in my everyday handbag for those gross public bathrooms you always encounter. It has made a world of difference after my workouts! Ladies, you know that feeling of wearing the same sweaty underwear after working out. NO BUENO! I bring a change of undies, use the wipes and I am seriously feeling amazing until I get home!

SweetSpot Lab‘s ingredients are natural and are created to gently clean, hydrate and soften our skin. What makes these products so perfect is that they have cut out all glycerin, which is an ingredient that yeast thrives on, and we definitely don’t need that. Instead they use a coconut based cleansers and natural oils like apricot and sunflower. I am all about natural and SweetSpot Labs has quickly become a favorite of mine that I use on a daily basis. The Grapefruit Verbena Gentle Wash is by far my favorite for everyday use in the shower! Each and every product is tailored for women, by women and their packaging is absolutely adorable!

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Continuing on about feeling fresh after a workout; I always make sure I carry around a facial mist. Normally, I will rinse my face off and then hydrate my skin with Evian Facial spray and I’m good to go until I can get home. I also bring a small bottle of essential oil from Theis Raiford to dab on so I can smell better than a gross, sweaty mess!

Another gym bag must is a great pair of headphones! Duh! I would DIE of boredom if I didn’t have my headphones! I remember a time when I forget them and lasted about 20 minutes and then left. Workouts are not my favorite and I really need to keep myself occupied or I am just miserable! SO, my bag is filled with my Sudio headphones, my iPhone and an iPad.

Post Disclaimer – I definitely did not come from the gym in these photos, nor did I go to the gym in my jewelry and flip flops! haha. But I definitely wore this outfit out ALL. DAY. LONG!

Outfit Details:

Top – Kira Grace // White crop top – David Lerner

Leggings – Zella // Shoes – Tory Burch

Tote – Nordstrom // Headphones – Sudio

Wash – SweetSpot Labs // Wipes – SweetSpot Labs

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsey Lutz
    August 17, 2016 at 4:32 am

    GREAT post! And cute is that packaging?!? You look awesome!

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    Melissa
    August 17, 2016 at 4:37 am

    I would have to try this while on hot destination vacations!

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    Zoe
    August 17, 2016 at 5:03 am

    A gym bag is a must for me! I remember when I was younger I would never carry one for the same reasons you said here. It’s so funny.

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    Anna English
    August 17, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Loving that workout outfit Ashley!

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    Christina | Oh So Glam
    August 17, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    So perfect for the gym bag or traveling! Great post love!

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    Grayson Goff
    August 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Such a beautiful young lady!!

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    Stephanie
    August 17, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I wish I looked so chic when I was at the gym!! HAHA! That gym bag is super cute!

    xo Steph
    A Sparkle Factor

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    Sharon Wu
    August 17, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Those skin care products look amazing! I will definitely have to look into them further. Also, I’m crushing on that roomy bag of yours! Such a perfect workout bag. Lovely photos babe xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/exploring-santa-barbara-free-people/

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    Leah
    August 17, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Umm, yeah…I don’t look like that when I go to the gym. Also, I don’t know how you made this topic look so cool, but I’m also not surprised either! Love that bag!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

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    Carolyna Bauer
    August 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Love that gym bag and you look so pretty! BEautiful hair
    http://www.carolynabauer.com/blog

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    Monic
    August 17, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    loving it all!

    M
    SIMPLY SUTTER

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    Donna
    August 17, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    That gym bag is so perfect and stylish, love it! You look gorgeous! XX. Donna
    http://www.onthedllifestyle.com

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    Maggie
    August 17, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Okay, I need to try these!! Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

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    Karen
    August 17, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    I have been looking for a wipe like this one to use after spin on weekends! I’ll have to try these out!

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    Venessa Kaufman
    August 18, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Girl! I love that tote and it’s always nice to get short cuts and tips from the pros!! Thanks for the insight!

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    Samantha
    August 18, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Love this post! Not only do you look great but I love your tips!!
    XX-Samantha | chicserendipityblog.com

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    Ashley
    August 18, 2016 at 3:53 am

    You’re adorable! I love that fun gym bag!

    xo Ashley

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    Jessica Sheppard
    August 18, 2016 at 5:24 am

    It looks like working out has always been part of your life…I would’ve never known it’s been a recent discipline! Looking good, girl! xo

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    sher
    August 18, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    love the gym bag! i’m always on the lookout for stylish ones.

    Sher
    http://www.shershegoes.com

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    Lauren
    August 18, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    That’s a perfect gym bag! I usually just throw in my wallet, water and a towel… I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to going to work out haha 🙁
    xo
    Lauren
    The Fashionista’s Diary

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      Ashley Hargrove
      August 18, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      hahahaha, ME EITHER!!! I literally feel so out of place… People are probably like, um why is this chick bringing her handbag in…

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    Teresa
    August 19, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Love this! I have never heard of this product. Looks like a great one! P.S. That tote is everything!

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    Emily | Life With Emily
    August 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I use these and LOVE them, especially after I have taught (or taken) Pure Barre and feel a bit sweaty but have to continue on with my day! You look fab girlfriend!

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    Larissa Krutewicz
    August 22, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    cutest gym bag ever!

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