Day 14: Get Equipped For Exercise | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

Here we are at Day 14 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon.

All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from the 52 Weight Loss Missions program.

Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to complete them.

Move fast, act quickly and stop over-thinking. Ready?

What You Need:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • A shopping trip.

Step 1

On Day 13 we we tackled any actions needed to clear the way for exercising. Today let’s turn to supplies.

Let’s start by making a list of any clothes, equipment or other stuff you need for your exercise program.


  • Workout clothes
  • Supportive sports bra
  • Appropriate shoes – eg if running, get shoes that offer running support
  • Gym/sports bag
  • Water bottle
  • Towel
  • Sport-specific equipment – eg racquets, balls, skipping rope, swimming costume, boxing gloves, etc
  • iPod
  • Gadgets – eg heart rate monitor, pedometer, etc
  • Workout diary (to track your workouts and log improvements).

Step 2

Next, either head out now to collect your supplies, or make a date in your diary for this shopping trip.

If your budget allows, I recommend you get yourself the cutest workout clothes you can find. Also consider upgrading your water bottle, iPod, and exercise accouterments if they’re old or scruffy. Let’s get every bit of motivation working for you.

So… what’s on your list?

Check in!

And you’re done!

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See you tomorrow!

Michele Connolly

Michele Connolly helps people move from procrastination to action. She believes that taking action on your priorities makes you a happier person. Michele is the founder of Get Organized Wizard and creator of tools for business, home, and personal organization. Her programs are used by tens of thousands of people worldwide.

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  • Already have what I need, just bought new shoes on Monday. Don’t want to buy new clothes that I hope won’t fit in a few months:-)

  • Went for a brisk walk with DH this morning. He’s encouraging me so much he bought me a whole new outfit! Couldn’t believe it. I thought we were just walking to the bank and back. It was a truly wonderful surprise (and I look really great in the new clothes and boots).

  • Got everything I need. Went for a good walk today, and even down by our waterfront. It’s been a great day! I’ve also been making sure to drink more water. That’s something I don’t drink enough of.

  • Gonna go buy a skipping rope and update my iPod song list!

  • I really have everything I need, but the nice workout clothes I have are a bit unflattering at the moment! I guess THAT is the motivation I need to get exercising – so I can fit my nice stuff! 🙂

  • Have pretty much they whole deal except shoes. I need some new walking shoes, just haven’t found what I want.

  • The list of thing I want/need is long and expensive. So it my be awhile to get it all. But starting off with the most expensive item. Shoes. Hopefully other things will follow not to long after. Getting a new workout outfit is my reward for completing my diet challenge at the end of the month. I can’t wait!!!

  • Hoping to o o a specialized running store in a few weeks for some new running shoes. My feet hurt everyday and have heard that Runners Alley fits your shoes so running (well in my case a very slow jog!) is more comfortable.

  • I already have all the supplies I need, and I’m not in the financial position to buy something just because it’s cuter than what I already have, but I did leave my favorite water bottle at my workout area, so I hope that counts! My motivation comes from within ~ ~.

  • one step ahead, bought new clothing yesterday, put on jeans from last winter to go out last night and they are loose as well as really baggy in the legs, already been for my walk and weeded the front garden, just thinking about having some lunch now. gosh I feel great today!

  • I have what I need, just trying to decide if I will keep track in a diary or on my iphone.

  • I have everything I need but I did just buy a cute new excersize outfit from GAP. 🙂 It was on sale.

  • Have excellent shoes and tunes! In a few more pounds I’ll be getting some cute workout clothes 🙂

  • This one is handled. I have all the supplies needed.

  • I’ve got everything I need! Woo hoo!

  • I’ve had everything I need for awhile. Just have to get my knee better!

  • I did better being consistent with working out when I printed out a monthly calendar, pre-planned what I would do on ea. day & wrote them on my calendar, so the plan is to get back to that.
    By the way, up until today I was receiving the daily email, but didn’t get today. Was there a problem or is it just me?

  • ok, so I own sports bras, sneakers, wii, a poncho…what else do I need…oh yeah a scale (I threw out the last one during my last pregnancy 2 years ago…we had a staunch disagreement) all righty then bought a new one today…and we have started a FABULOUS relaionship hehehehe.

  • I’m excited to say that my new exercise buddy got me new water bottles for my birthday, I downloaded the Nike+GPS for my iPhone and MyPalFitness so I’m already tracking my exercising and my calorie intake. I have great shoes and comfortable workout clothes also. So I feel I can say Day 14 complete!

  • I was able to get a commitment from Hubby in the morning and a friend in the evening. I am leaning towards the colors orange and lime for one walking outfit. I already have pink shoes! My son has a purple Ipod I can use. The neighborhood will see me comin’ 🙂

  • Have everything I need, one thing I’ve always made sure I have when exercising is good sneakers. When I was 8 involved in car accident and I got head injuries which resulted in the right side of my body getting effected mostly my right leg and foot so I always make sure I have good supporting shoes when exercising.

  • I am a check list gal, so I want to get myself an agenda where I can track my weekly workouts and plan for them. I also want to use this as a food calorie and water intake tracker. I went to look once this week and couldn’t find one. I’ll go out again today to search.

  • While I didn’t go shopping for any of these things, I did go shopping for a new bathing suit yesterday, and that maybe one of those things you add as inspiration, because if that doesn’t make you want to hit the gym more often…NOTHING will.

  • Great list! I have most of the items I will need, but there are a few that I hadn’t thought of. I already have a shopping day planned for Monday, so I will add these to my list.

  • in the last few weeks I have bought a couple of new exercise clothes. all that’s left on my list is to find a decent priced one-piece for aqua zumba!

  • I am going to buy a really nice bathing suit for aquafit, mine are getting destroyed by the chlorine or are too big! I am also going to buy new shoes for walking! hmmm an iPod that would be nice too! something to think about!

  • I bought new sexy underwear! And my behind looks amazing…I feel amazing…I paraded in my new undies and was not hiding under a baggy t-shirt! More squats please!

  • Day 1, bad start for me. I laid on the couch just now to read my emails. Excited to start, I asked my daughter to bring the pen and paper to me. A guilty thought of what I had just done. Lost the opportunity of getting it for myself. Heather Sinclair

  • Have everything I need, just need to figure out my schedule to do things since things have changed so radically. Still trying to get my mind around that.

  • Need pedometer and diary notebook.
    Any recommendations for a good pedometer- lasts but not too expensive?

  • I am set for workout equipment, clothes and accessories. I tend to use new workout goodies as a reward for meeting my goals!

  • I Added CDs for dancing exercises! I already have the clothes and no need for shoes! ^^
    I should also collect some suitable music though!

  • I recently bought a few new things (water bottle, tops, iTunes card) but a second pair of shoes and a few new pair of pants will have to wait until they fit in the budget.

  • Already have what I need, but I always see more neat things that I want so I might put a couple of those on my list. 🙂

  • Got everything I need, and have been doing Zumba daily with some friends… Feel great! Thanks Michele for getting us motivated. 🙂

  • I have every thing that I need but I am going to go and buy myself a nice pair of shorts to wear because my other ones need retiring.

  • oops I’m a day late.. my list is to load my hardly used ipod and to get an exercise mat.

  • I love my water bottle… and I live in sweats lately so when I lose some weight I promised myself to go out and buy new pretty workout clothes!

  • Thankfully neither walking nor Tai Chi require any special equipment or clothing! I have what I need!

  • I have great shoes, great music on my ipod, but clothes, well I need to go shopping for some that fit.

  • I, too, have everything I need right now to exercise. Waiting to buy more as I need them.

  • up to 2nd day of 30 day shred, and this task is perfect because I need to by weights.

  • Need new shoes, just have to find some time to shop, it will be sometime next week after I finish nights 🙂

  • Pretty much have everything I need, just never use it. Time to change that.

  • This is exactly what I have in my gym bag. Heading to the gym in the morn, for a spin class!

  • Just need my heart rate monitor repaired otherwise good to go!

  • I could use some better shoes. Any suggestions on brands, etc?

  • Got it, got it and got it. Now to use it. 🙂

  • I’ve got everything I need too 🙂

  • Have everything I need, ready to go!

  • I don’t need anything.

  • Late, but done.

  • I have what I need for now.

  • I have all these things!

  • Got to get statred.

  • I’m ready!

  • 🙂

  • I have everything I need for now, although a nice pair of walking shoes or trainers would be also nice.

  • Hello to everyone: I’m proud of all of you for your commitment to lose weight for a healthier you. Now is the time to decide what exercise[s] you want to do. After you decide then purchase the appropriate clothes and equipment. For instance: Walking you need good walking shoes; socks; shorts or pants; top; pedometer or heart rate belt and watch. It works when your exercising. Keep up the good work and continue to post to be accountable. Good Luck.

  • I have good shoes, I have clothes that will do the job – don’t have the money for new stuff at the moment & if I can stay motivated they won’t fit for long anyway, need to find a good workout app to help track improvements though. Must do my daily physio exercises for my ankle tendonitis – tends to set me back if I am in pain before I exercise.

  • Got the clothes ready and the sneakers ready to go.

  • Already done for the present for 52 Missions. On the lookout for 6 and 8 # weights for near and farther future though and will need new workout clothes in a couple of months as mine are wearing out….. Already on the list.

  • After I filled out my calendar for the month, I took a picture of it on my phone so I can view the month at a glance. I could enter them in my phone calendar individually, but it takes too long & I don’t like that calendar much for viewing the month.

  • I have most of my supplies and my goal is to buy some new “cute” workout clothes as a reward when I lose weight.

  • Have new work out clothes and a new water bottle on the list and just downloaded some new tunes on the ipod – shopping is on the agenda for this week 🙂

  • Just got some new workout clothes a couple of weeks ago, and got down some new walking shoes that I had stashed in the closet. Good to go.

  • I still need to do this, beyond getting new sneakers I don’t have much workout gear. I’m going to try and work it into my budget.

  • Have gathered all my stuff together! Might investigate workout diary, but on the whole, done 🙂

  • I love the idea of getting cute workout clothes! I’m going shopping in the morning!

  • I’m equipped, already–c’mon, let’s go, y’all!

  • I have everything that I need….I just need to use them! :-/

  • I bought new sport earbuds for my iPod that stay in during a run and synced my music to keep me going.

  • Need new shoes but have to wait. I think I have everything else.

  • All set.

  • I’m going to the sport shopping centre in the afternoon with my daughter

  • I got everything I need… but a little reward would be nice… a nice shirt, a pedometer or colorfull pants.

  • Ready! Just need a little fine weather for my walk…But I could do something indoors!

  • Ohh, I´m good in buying equiptment. Now I will use it! 😉

  • walked my main mate this morning and have washed my runners and done a few squats to get my sore arthritic knee “oiled up”! I love the support of this programme it is terrific to hear people getting out there.

  • Yesterday I bought new workout clothes and updated my iPod. I start today with a new illusion!