Gym bag swag

by Khushboo on June 20, 2012

Last week I went on a mission: to find a new gym bag.  The one I had been using was some cloth bag I picked up from Forever 21 a year ago.   It was tearing at the sides and overflowing with items I haven’t used in over 6 months i.e. goggles, swim cap, overly-creased Runners’ World magazine from July 2011, and other clutter.  In other words my old gym bag was begging to be thrown away:

My only requirement for my new gym bag was that it be monsoon-proof.  More specifically, the bag had to be waterproof and contain a zip so that my belongings wouldn’t get soaked during my walk to the gym.  Thank you, Nike Store on Colaba Causeway for solving my first world problem:

Not too shabby

Filling up my new bag felt like sorting out my pencil case before the first day of school: I made sure everything I put in was in tip-top condition and vowed to keep it that way.  Fortunately my bag still shows no sign of clutter and only contains my gym essentials:

Trainers, socks, towel, money, keys, weight lifting gloves, training log, pouch, business cards, water bottle, umbrella, iTouch & phone

Just for the record, apparently a “true lady” never reveals her age, weight, and what’s inside her purse.  Does the same go for gym bags?

What’s in your gym bag?

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Nikita June 20, 2012 at 7:11 pm

i love that you take your business cards to the gym :)

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Khushboo Thadani June 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Haha how I roll :) ! Time is money, my friend!

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Joyce Voogt June 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm

looks good Khush! Love the TB pouch.. cute xxx

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Khushboo Thadani June 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Thanks Joyce…hope you’re well!

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Alexandra June 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Love that bag!!! And moving into a new bag or purse always gets me so stoked– it’s like Christmas finding all that old stuff haha

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Khushboo Thadani June 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

hahah yes!…although fishing through all those receipts is a buzz kill!

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forgottenbeast June 20, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Great improvement! My gym bag is really a gym old-purse right now, that should change. But it only holds sneakers, shorts and a sports bra, so it isn’t exactly overflowing.

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Khushboo Thadani June 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm

As long as it ain’t torn, I am sure it suffices!

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Living, Learning, Eating June 21, 2012 at 12:41 am

Haha! I Love the monsoon-proof thing! I don’t have a gym bag, but my handbag is overflowing :P

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Khushboo Thadani June 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm

My handbag gives Mary Poppins a run for her money..it contains so much random stuff!

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Alex @ therunwithin June 21, 2012 at 1:29 am

Great gym bag, so sleek and handy. Love.

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Khushboo Thadani June 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Thanks, Alex :) !

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Kailey June 21, 2012 at 1:41 am

I don’t work out at a gym so I have no gym bag, but if I did I’m sure it would have shoes, shorts, a tank top & an ipod. Oh and a luna bar for sure :)

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Khushboo Thadani June 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm

LOVE Luna bars, especially the cookies ‘n’ cream flavor!

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Tessa Merrick (@Tessa8m) June 21, 2012 at 5:27 am

Ooo very cute bag, nice upgrade :) In mine is shoes, workout clothes (durr), extra socks, energy bars/snacks, water bottles, shampoo, conditioner, and magazines!

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Khushboo Thadani June 21, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Good call on the energy bars! If I wasn’t going home right after my workout/didn’t live so near, I would have to carry some too!

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ritika June 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

oh i love yuor old gym bag :) of course the new one i am sure works better:)
love your green bb case i have a red

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Khushboo Thadani June 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I drop my phone so much so this case is a necessity :) !

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Abhilasha June 21, 2012 at 11:41 am

Am too hunting for a new gym bag these days. No luck yet! My requirement is that the bag should just click with me in a single glance,not happened yet. :P

Cheers!

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Khushboo Thadani June 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Love at first sight, eh ;) !

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Maria Braganza June 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

Hey Khush…started working out for a month now, but the gym is bang opposite my home. So, its just my towel on my shoulder, a bottle in my hand and Yoga mat under my arm. I wear my trainers to the ten second walk and I dont think I could go on a mission for a Gym bag… really dont have that much time. But hey! We need to catch up and exchange Biz cards… You have really cute ones :)

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Khushboo Thadani June 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Maria! I’m so proud you started working out- complete 180 change! We really do need to catch up- bbm me and let’s fix up something :) !

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onehealthymunchkin June 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Nice bag!

Mine is a mess! :P I have my shoes, ipod, lock, water bottle, epi-pens, wallet, lip chap, phone, the latest issue of Women’s Health, a ton of scrap paper with all my random workouts on them, some old receipts at the bottom of the bag, some bobby pins and hair ties, and a baggy of almonds in mine.

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Khushboo Thadani June 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Haha thanks, Chelsea…I don’t feel so messy anymore when it comes to my gym bag ;) ! I kid I kid!

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sprint2thetable June 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I need to get better about prepping my bag. I got scolded by my trainer for not having food on me… I’m not used to having a 30 min drive post-workout!

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Khushboo Thadani June 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Wow I’d chewing my arm off during the drive home hehe!

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Corrie Anne June 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm

oh that’s a GORGEOUS gym bag!!

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Khushboo Thadani June 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Why thank you! :)

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Gayatri June 26, 2012 at 3:22 am

What a cute bag. You don’t have any un-needed items in there. But hang on, business cards? What do I not know?

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Khushboo Thadani June 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Hahah It’s more like a social media card ;) !

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JoJo June 27, 2012 at 1:15 am

I like your old bag, but the new one looks like it would be more sturdy!
How determined you are, carrying business cards everywhere! ;)

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Khushboo Thadani June 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

Thanks Jojo- the new one is definitely sturdier….I don’t feel like everything is going to fall out anytime soon haha!

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