Over the holidays I was on a mission to find the perfect gym bag for my mom. In the months leading up to Christmas we had both gotten into really good routines and were hitting the gym a few times a week. I was hoping to get her something that she would not only love, but use on a regular basis.
There were a few things that I thought were important when I had a bag for her in mind. I didn’t want it to be too colorful or flashy. I wanted her to be able to carry it around and for it to not look like a neon orange gym bag. I also wanted the bag to have inside compartments for things like toiletries and makeup since she showers at her gym.
I looked at so many different bags online and tried to compare and contrast. I ended up finding this bag on the Vera Bradley website and fell in love with it. I thought it looked so clean and classic and it had all of the features I was looking for. The day I went online to buy it for her, I was shocked to see that it was marked as 50% off. I told myself that this was a sign from God, I needed to have one for myself too!! I had already budgeted to spend the money anyways, right!?
Vera still has this bag on sale for almost 50% off in a gorgeous blue color. If you want to shop the bag, click here.
Three months later and I absolutely LOVE this bag. It has everything I need and more. Some of the best features are features that I didn’t even know about before getting the bag in the mail! I love that it has adjustable straps on the side so that you can stick a yoga mat or a rolled up towel right on the side of your bag. It is so convenient. I also love that on one side of the bag there is a compartment for your shoes. It keeps your shoes separate from the rest of your clothing which is something I had never thought about before but now I wouldn’t buy a bag without it.
Sometimes making a purchase like this gives me a little more motivation to get my butt to the gym and this bag definitely did that. If you’ve been working hard to stay healthy and fit (or need a little inspiration to do so) treat yourself! Whether it is picking up a new pair of yoga pants, a new gym bag or maybe even just cooking yourself a nice healthy meal, make the effort to give yourself a little love and thanks for the hard work you are putting in.
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