This is our 1st FRIDAY FAVORITE!!! Every Friday, we will be posting about a FAVORITE something ☺ this can range from favorite healthy meal, post workout snack, gear, workout, stretch, etc. You all are also welcome to ask us about our ‘favorite something’, and we would love to write about it.
I do want to mention that no companies are endorsing these posts; they are just our true honest favorite Momma opinions/accessories.
Today, I want to share about my NEW GYM BAG (Under Armour Undeniable Duffel Bag – Medium)!!! I ordered a new bag last week after using my old one until it literally started falling apart. My old bag is almost 4 years old and is handled almost daily. I bought this at a time when it was just me and Bradyn (my oldest boy). Also, I did not always take him to the gym with me because I was a first time mom and was stressed about leaving him in kid care since he was already in daycare. I was scared he would get hurt by an older kid and/or ignored. The bag was great for me then…
Fast-forward 3.5 years and two more boys. My gym days are never alone. I always have my posse: myself, my bag, and 3 boys in tow ☺ ☺ ☺
I have probably looked hysterical trying to fit my stuff and all my boys’ things in this super tiny bag. Although my oldest has been potty trained for a long time, I had 3 in diapers for a short period. Now, I carry diapers for two tots (who LOVE to poop at the gym), wipes, change of clothes X 2-3, epi pens, 3 identical cups (BECAUSE MY KIDS WON’T SHARE – if they aren’t the exact same cup, they fight! And if they do not each have their own, they fight!), my nalgene, my post workout protein shake and snack, my shoes, brush, and you can only imagine the rest. BUT, there are 5 cups in there plus everything else. My newly turned 2 year old twin boys do not like to follow peacefully, they prefer to do their own thing and often scream to be carried in. Well, with twins… at least my twins… if one is being carried, the other WANTS to be carried; if one is walking the other wants to walk.
So here is the visual (one of two of these is the norm) ~ I look like the crazy lady chasing two little boys in different directions while everything is falling out of my bag including dirty panties, tampons, animal crackers, and “no that was not a McDonalds french fry that just fell out of my bag from a month ago”… OR I am walking in carrying this overstuffed bag and a twin screaming on each hip, all while dropping things from this bag. Every time something falls out I have to put everyone down, pick up my stuff, and readjust. I often feel like a circus. Well, I have friends that call us the circus, so… LOL
I can be funny when it comes to shopping. I absolutely hate overpaying, so I will literally stalk an item for months to go on sale. Last week, I ended up ordering my new bag on eBay for ½ the price and it was brand new. It came Tuesday night, which I tossed it out of site since we have been getting a lot of boxes lately 😉 I rushed downstairs like Christmas morning on Wednesday to open my new bag!!! Walking into the gym Wednesday felt utterly amazing, NOT dropping everything! Us Moms have too much to keep up with, something as little as a new gym bag drastically improved my week and made my trips to and from the gym less frustrating and exciting. The best part is no one can catch a glimpse of my bra hanging out while I pull my twins off the snack wall, because I can actually zip this Mommy friendly bag closed!
It is all about finding the right gear to fit your life 🙂