Sometimes I get really jealous of men. Why you ask? Because it takes them 5 minutes to get ready in the morning! For my job - I can't pull the 'just out of the shower wet hair' look. So when I train before work (which a majority of time is not close to my house) I have to plan ahead to be presentable. And I know I'm not the only one out there! But it can be done - how you might ask? OCD. Just kidding. Kind of.
Luckily my coach lives about 5 minutes from my office - so she lets me use her 'beach shower' to get ready in the morning. But I still have to pack everything the night before. Why? Because I don't want to forget an essential item (bra, makeup, etc) which will totally happen if I pack my crap at 4:30am. So what are my secrets?
I put all of my hair/shower/makeup items in one bag- and all of my shower items in a plastic baggie:
I choose to use the shampoo/soap/conditioner etc from hotels just because it's simpler to carry around mini bottles. I also keep them in a plastic baggie so 1) they are separate and 2) if they are wet, they will not get everything else wet in the bag.
A snapshot of my bathroom away from my bathroom. Keeping all of my toiletries in a drawstring bag seems to work best for me - also you can spot my breakfast shake (aka my fat shake - thanks to Vinnie Tortorich) to the far right. I typically make those the night before and freeze.
It's also important to grab a plastic bag - to put all of your stinky clothes in:
Any yes, keep everything in one huge bag -Keeping is simple is the best thing!
I don't mind getting ready at random places - because it allows me to swim/bike/run in different areas. So with OCD planning - you can totally make it work. Give me 30 minutes, and I'll be ready to roll! No excuses for this girl!
Any suggestions you might have?