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Saturday, 4 June 2016

My Gym Bag Essentials; Let's Talk About Working Out!

When Sure challenged me to reduce the amount of bacteria in my life for 48 hours I was keen to get involved. I am such a clean freak, I always have anti-baterical hand gel in my bag and because I'm always working out, I'm always feeling a little unclean. I'm forever reading horror stories about how many germs are on toilet doors and the bottom of handbags for example but Sure challenged me to show you guys that nothing can interfere with social events with their new Sure Anti Bac anti-perspirant (trust me, I'm the girl who still goes to the gym even when she has meetings an hour later) when you're busy, you've got to fit things in! As most of you know if you've read my fitness section, I'm a big gym bunny, fitness is one of my favourite things in the world so naturally, I took the new Anti-Bac for a spin on a run with me and in a spin class...

Sure sent me the most beautiful little hamper to get me started on the challenge. First, a Real Techniques deep cleansing gel - perfect because cleansing make up brushes is so important, it takes time but it's so nice when they're eventually all clean. I sat and thoroughly cleansed all my make up brushes with this and instantly felt better painting my face with make up afterwards. Their new Sure Anti-bac in compressed form and roll on was also inside. I threw one straight into my gym bag. I absolutely love roll ons and forgot just how confident it makes me feel until using this! I also got some Radox Antibaterical hand wash and then a Sweaty Betty voucher to get myself some fresh work out clothes. I chose these sports leggings (online here) and this sports top online here to get me in the mood.  You can see me wearing them on the post. Weirdly, I always feel so clean and ready to work out in new gym kit! Sad but true. Gym kit is definitely something that inspires me to work harder. You can read my top fitness motivation tips if you're wanting some motivation to work out! 

I put this together with my cute little gym kit by Mio, I love it because it contains clean slate work out wipes so after working out you can wipe your body down (instantly I feel clean and refreshed) and then I reapply my Sure anti-bac and feel fresh and ready to take on the day. Inside my gym bag, it's pretty basic, a good deodorant and some after-gym wipes when I don't have the time to shower straight away. I always put face wipes in there and usually wear BB cream. I don't really like make up at the gym but if I'm having a bad skin day, I'll wear a bit of light concealer or a BB cream. Obviously I always have a huge water bottle with me and trusty headphones too. I cannot work out without music! The idea of testing Sure's new Anti Bac out is to see if it does give me the confidence to live and move more freely. I can certainly vouch for that! I felt amazing applying it before and after working out and actually smelt nice whilst sweating away. As I said, I really cannot work out without a good deodorant, a big bottle of water, decent gym kit and good headphones! With those 4 things, you're good to go! 

sweaty betty reversible
I work out a minimum of 4 times a week, meaning I'm often very sweaty (too much info?!) you can read about what I do at the gym here, but honestly, I once went to the gym without applying my anti-perspirant and I felt so self-conscious and had to leave. It's like going to the gym without headphones, you feel incomplete. Sure's new research shows that over 10 million bacteria live in your underarm and by being able to reduce as many as possible, it will stop odour in its tracks. Their new anti-bac is designed to reduce 90% of odour causing bacteria that live on the skin surface (thank god). The clean freak in me is now freaking out as I never even thought about bacteria under my arms but clearly it exists and in those of us who work out a lot, probably even more so. I'm always so careful when I work out and shower straight away after and never wear make up as I'm scared that the sweat will make my body react badly and make me break out. It's good to know that this will break down that bacteria. 

Sure's new anti-perspirants come in two new ranges, Sure Women Antibacterial Odour Protection and Sure Men Antibaterical Odour Protection, both specially formulated to fight body odour from its source for both men and women, so they can have the confidence to move more, free from odour, no matter what’s in store.

Not only that, Sure Antibacterial Odour Protection encompasses refreshing scents that are also rich in natural ingredients and with known antibacterial properties including Lime Oil, Eucalyptus, Orange Terpine. Perfect.

I wouldn't ever work out without a trusty anti-perspirant! I definitely feel fresher and better knowing that this is stopping smelly odours too so I can work out whenever I want!  I'm going to be writing an updated what I do at the gym post so you can come and join along with me. 

Photos by the super Matt McCormick - sports leggings online here / sports top online here.

How do you feel about working out? Do you have any gym bag essentials? 

*Sponsored by Sure but as always, 100% my honest opinion. 

Lots of love, Em x

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