Morning Tea Talk 💪🏼

Masks in the gym?!??

Admit it, are you really wearing them the whole time? 🤔

If you ever used the stair master in your gym, you know that thing gives you a birds eye view of 90% of the other patrons . You see everything.

From nose pickers to selfie takers.

It’s all out in the open.

So of course, I’m sweating myself into puddle and watching how many people are wearing masks, wiping off equipment and touching their faces in between sets…

Not judging, just watching and thinking.

Distraction is the key to getting through cardio 👌🏼

Right now, despite the constant rise and fall of COVID numbers across the country, masks are not required to be worn during physical strenuous activity.

If you already can’t breath while doing 45 minutes on the stair master it’s pretty obvious you won’t be able to breath with a mask on, right?

The requirement (that I’ve seen in the places I’ve been recently) is you must wear the mask when entering and walking around. But during the time you’re confined to one machine, it doesn’t need to be on your face.

So… are you going to the gym? Are you wearing a mask ?

And when is someone going to invent some chewing gum that helps with all the acne break outs due to wearing these masks for so long???

My current trick (or at least what I’m rolling with for now 🤷🏻‍♀️)…

  • Wear a Washable mask
  • On cardio equipment, slide that baby down a bit! Right now equipment is spaced out to every other unit, so I feel fine letting my nose breath 😂
  • Don’t touch your face!!!
  • Wear a jacket, use the sleeve to open your water bottle 👌🏼
  • Keep antibacterial wipes (found at Walgreens) in your gym arsenal – wipe your your hands, wipe your face down when you get in your car and remove that nasty mask
  • Keep your distance. Some people are trying to keep space between them and other patrons at all times, but… some still don’t care and will never learn personal boundaries. Take control of the situation.
  • Take it outside! When all else fails, take it outside. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the bomb! Get on YouTube, find you some free workouts and kill it.

Stay hydrated

Taking a step to share my other passion

Ever hear of Gallon Gear? 🤔… No?

Tired of cleaning bottle after bottle out of your car or off your desk top?

I’ve been with Gallon Gear for some time now, these jugs have been a life saver for me with how much I travel and (pre-pandemic) how much time I spent in the gym.

I usually save mentioning them for my Instagram, but heck, why not share the love here too?

I’d like to start sharing small fitness tips on my blog as well as my writing. I’m broadening this sites scope a little bit. 😜

So to start off.

Gallon Gear has both gallon and half gallon bpa free jugs perfect for refilling and cutting down on plastic waste.

  • They sell separate covers for both sizes as well.

I use mostly the Gallon jugs, as that’s my go to amount for the day.

  • They also sell straps to make them easier to carry
  • Cute toilet brush looking scrubbers 😅to help you easily clean the inside of the jug (though it’s recommend to use them just for water)
  • Along with other branded accessories

You can save a special 15% off by clicking Here and using code Jennifers at checkout.

Let me know if you try something out and how you feel about them!

Stay Safe