Workout Inspo 101: Top Knots, Baby Lifting + Detox Water With Molly Sims

This busy mama of two has a body that most of us would spin our lives away for. And Molly is the first to admit that it takes dedication, hard work, and a bit o’ sweat to reach dream body status.

We love it when a Guest Editor gets this down and dirty with our ‘What’s In My Gym Bag’ feature like Molly does below. Just hearing her chat through her own habits is super motivational – let’s get that Rihanna blasting! We share some of the same activewear obsessions, totally dig her post-workout fuel, and we’re loving the motivation that gets her up and active every day (that’s right, every single day!) Here’s Molly…

5 Things Always In My Gym Bag:

A water bottle (I love BKR), a towel, a high-protein snack like almonds, a pressed juice, and Dry Bar Detox dry shampoo.

Secret Weapon:

Even if you don’t feel motivated, just get up and start. I know it’s hard but give it five minutes and the endorphins will start pumping. Then you’ll definitely not want to stop. Once I figured that out, it’s way easier to get moving even when I don’t want to.

Moment I Fell In Love With Fitness:

Growing up, I always watched my mom wake up and exercise every morning – rain or shine. From a young age, I knew how important it was and have always been an active person. That’s why I like to be a great example in my own house for my two little ones! I even include them in the workouts from time to time.

Fave Fitnesswear Brands:

I love, love, love Alo Yoga, Koral Activewear and Zara Terez. They are all super comfortable and stylish. You’ll almost want to wear them outside the gym!

My Motivation:

My health. I feel better when I exercise and eat right. Even though it can be hard to stay motivated at times – that fact alone keeps me going. I’m also a very competitive person so if I set goals for myself I tend to keep them.

Gym To Street Tips/Secrets:

Cute activewear. It’s a little crazy how cute they are making fitness gear these days. Also, make sure to always pack dry shampoo, face wash, perfume, etc. in your bag just in case. It’s saved me a couple times! I love using Dry Bar Detox for my dry shampoo and Koh Gen Do Spa Cleansing Cloths after a great workout.

Fave Home Workout:

I love doing “Mommy and Me” workouts. It may sound crazy but it’s fun for the both of us. Brooksie loves to lay on my legs and we do lifts together, I do squats while holding Scarlett – it’s all about the creativity, people!

On My Workout Playlist:

I love high-intensity music to keep me going. I like a great mix of new and old music. Rihanna is my favorite to burn some calories to!

Equipment I Love:

Exercise bands. I’ve been getting super into them from my trainer, Nicole, and I am obsessed. It’s a great way to spice up your workout and a great way to get toned.

Go-To Trainer:

Nicole Humphries from Body By Simone. She kicks my butt like no one else. She’s really gotten me into high-intensity circuit training.

Favorite Studio:

Body By Simone.

Favorite Time Of The Day For A Class:

I always enjoy working out in the mornings. It’s easier to fit in the schedule and I have more energy throughout the day.

I Stay Inspired By:

Feeling healthy and energized. No makeup in the world can take the place of a healthy glow.

Favorite Way To Hydrate:

I try to drink water all day long. For times when I need a little something else, I like to make my “detox” waters, which are infused with herbs and fruits. They are just a little something different but still keep you hydrated.

Most Unexpected Item In My Gym Bag:

I don’t know if this is considered “unexpected,” but I always have a change of clothes just in case I need to run errands afterward. I hate feeling sweaty!

I Know I’ve Had A Good Workout When:

I get that healthy glow! I’m serious – better than any makeup you could buy. I also know I had a good workout when I feel energized and ready to tackle the day.

Fave Outdoor Fitness Activity:

Living in California, I love to hike. What’s better than burning some major calories and taking in some amazing views? Practically nothing.

Favorite Post-Workout Fuel:

Some lean meats like turkey are always my go-to.

Braids, Hat, Or Pony:

I’ll be honest, I love, love, love a good top knot. Since I cut my hair it’s not as easy but I make it happen.

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