We are all jugglers. We have so many things to complete in a day’s time and often are running from one thing to the next. I meet so many people who say they wished they had the time to workout. You have to make time. NO EXCUSES! A quality workout should not take you 1+ hours. At my studio, Ellipse Fitness Third Ward, our motto is to get you in and out and on with your day in under an hour. With the proper intensity, you can have a great session in 20 to 30 minutes tops. Don’t let time be an excuse for not getting to the gym. On the other hand, don’t allow gym time to dig into your social life either.
I’m here to share my secrets of pulling your look together in 15 minutes or less after a workout. This way, you won’t be giving up your fitness or your plans! To begin, you must know that the most important asset to making the switch from fitness to fashion is your gym bag. Having the right tools in there can make it a whole lot easier to look fabulous, fast!
Now Check Out What’s Inside:
My top secret gym bag must have…Witch Hazel. It’s plant based, fights bacteria and isn’t drying however it takes out the smell, cleanses the skin and leaves you refreshed. Take a cotton pad with witch hazel, wipe along and into your hairline around the forehead, behind the ears and at the nape. Then dry your hair with a blow dryer.
Follow with dry shampoo. My favorite is Pillow Proof Blow Dry 2 day extender by Redken. Take hair in sections and spray at the roots, massage into roots and scalp and then start styling as normal.
Let’s face it, showering for us ladies can take a lot of time. If you can use a shower cap and rinse off quickly, then, of course, a shower is always highly recommended. On heavier exercise days and you don’t have time for a shower, body wipes can be your very best friend. On lighter exercise days some body spray might just do the job. Lastly, deodorant is always a must and perfume is always a plus!
The beauty behind face wipes is that you can remove oils, sweat, and makeup residue without washing off your mascara. This sets you up perfectly to redo your face makeup and create a fresh look fast.
Always carry in your gym bag an extra pair of underwear, bra, and socks. You never know when you might need it. On the days the shower doesn’t happen, these extras can be a lifesaver.
Whether you are sporting your favorite Wantable fitness leggings or a pair of jeans, you can transition from a gym goer to a fashionista in no time. Some essentials… a solid colored tank top, a chunky knit or wrap sweater, a long necklace, and cute boots. If you need to be boardroom ready, invest in a sharp blazer and throw it on with some classic heels.
Put these items in your gym bag and you won’t have a problem transitioning from beastmode to beauty. Throw your hair up in a sleek ponytail, a bun or a messy top knot. Top off your look with bright lipstick and tackle the rest of your day!