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16 things that happen when you get fit

Working out on a regular base has so many great benefits. We know this for a fact and this is probably why most of us Fit Girls started this journey, to unlock their personal code for a healthy lifestyle. I’m living and breathing my healthy life style, because I love the feeling of getting fitter and stronger.  I just never realized that the following things also happen when you get fit. Sounds familiar Fit Girls? 🙂

16 THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU GET FIT

1. HEAVY THINGS NOW FEEL SO LIGHT
Like you can do your groceries all together and walk up the stairs to your front door without losing the strength in your arms. Which means it saves you time, but there is also the risk of buying more stuff, because you know, you are like Popeye now and you can lift up anything.

2. YOU DON’T DIE ANYMORE AFTER CLIMBING THE STAIRS
Back in the days, you would have hold on to the banisters for your dear life, while catching your breath climbing these stairs. But now you have a new level of energy and strength that has no limits. Which results in, you taking the stairs for FUN. KOEK, KOEK, but you can’t help yourself and it’s quicker than the elevator. So it becomes a challenge to every time you see stairs, run up and confirm you are still fit 😉

3. NONE OF YOUR CLOTHES FIT ANYMORE
Sounds like a women’s dream. NOT, if you’re not rich and can’t buy yourself a new wardrobe, like every month, you can only choose between; re-introducing the baggy trend again or wearing your work-out gear since that’s the only thing left in your closet that fits and looks fierce on you 😉

4. YOU’RE NEVER NOT HUNGRY
Metabolism ROCKS! You can literally eat all day long and still feel you can have an all-you-can-eat-sushi-diner! So nowadays you almost need to take a whole shopping trolley full of food with you otherwise you end up eating everyone’s sandwiches or fainting, preferably in the arms of prince charming 😉 

5. YOU CRAVE FOR HEALTHY FOOD (and chocolate )
Somewhere along your fit journey, your mind gets reset and you only want to feed your body healthy food. OR you just know how many burpees you need when you do snack. And burpees SUCK, so you rather stick to healthy food. OR NOT and you have another strategy. Like if you eat something terrible, it won’t matter because you are hitting the gym anyway to burn those extra calories 😉

6. YOU NEED TO LOOK UP YOUR VEGGIES ON GOOGLE
Living a healthy lifestyle comes with new recipes and lots of new ingredients you have never heard of in a million years, let alone know what they look like. So GOOGLE image is you new favorite weblink, otherwise you don’t know what you are buying in the groceries store.

7. YOU’RE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE STARTS TO INSPIRE PEOPLE AROUND YOU
Like people ask you for tips and tricks, and you are like… uhhmmm, I don’t know, I just go to the gym, and eat healthy and stuff. You don’t realize yet you are actually doing a amazing job! YEAH! HIGH FIVE! Spread the word! Fit Girls need to run the world!

8. YOU BECOME A MORNING PERSON EVEN IF YOU DON’T WANT TO
One of the benefits of working out on a regular base, is that it helps you sleep better! It’s not like we don’t get tired of all those burpees, boxjumps and kettlebell swings, but working out also changes you mental state. This often results in you becoming a morning person officially… WHY?! TELL ME WHY?! The fact that we love our bed doesn’t need to change when we get fit…

9. YOU GET A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR BODY AND MIND
Well this is a great development! Every since you focus on what your body really needs, besides chocolate and sushi, you listen to the signs of your body. Like when it needs nutrition and rest after a heavy work-out. Also, your mind is thankful for the time off while you are busting you ass off in the gym. It finally can have a moment for itself.

10. YOU HAVE A NEW DRUG: ENDORPHINS AND CONFIDENCE
YEAH, it’s addictive! Endorphins make you super-duper HAPPY and your confidence is sexy as hell! You also turn into this Duracell bunny, that can’t stand still anymore, which drives people around you crazy. GIVE ME MORE OF THIS DRUG!

11. YOU GET HANGOVER AFTER ONE GLASS OF WINE
YEP! Enough said!

12. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT A SINGLE WORK-OUT AT YOUR GYM
Like when people you normally train with post a pic of their workout on social media and you’re like: damn it, why wasn’t I there!? I would totally have rocked that work out. But you can’t hit the gym every day of the week…can you?13. YOUR FAVOURITE NEW ACTIVITY (besides working out) IS FONDLING YOUR OWN MUSCLES
Jep, this is actually happening. You start taking pictures of your muscles and fondling them every time you had a work-out. Like they grow overnight.. haha!

14. YOU HAVE LAUNDRY FOR LIFE
You always found yourself going through dirty work-out gear and need an extra washing machine to wash that pile of laundry away. There’s only one solution: BUY MORE WORK-OUT GEAR!

15. YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN THE AB-FAIRY ANYMORE
Damn it! This is actually a disappointment 🙁 ! You really need to work your ass off to see any result in the six-pack area. And you also need to have the right body type, since not every Fit Girl is blessed with these magical muscles on the outside. I guess there is only one solution to that:

16. THE REALISATION THAT YOU ACTUALLY LIKE WORKING OUT
This is mind-blowing! You probably dragged you butt to the gym every time you convinced yourself to work out instead of being a couch potato. But know you are unstoppable and became a Fit Girl!

I GUESS IT’S PART OF THE JOB… 😉

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  1. Ilse

    Laundry for life!

    Still not a morning person tho… And I don’t think I’ll ever be XD

    • Stephanie

      I know! =) Maybe that’s a good thing, you can still sleep late, because I can’t even do that anymore even when I acually have the time for it! 😉 haha XX

      • Ilse

        True that… Will start my first adult-ish-full-time-job in Feb so maybe.. I will have to become a morning person at last 😉 But the weird thing is… Even if I’m able to wake up early; I still can’t perform… neither in the gym nor with running!

        • Stephanie

          Good luck with your first-adult-ish-full-time-job! =) XXX

  2. superiormuscle X

    I hundred percent agree with you honey! Knowing how I feel after a good, get sweaty workout motivates me to move! How to know how much I enjoy every minute in the early hours of the morning when my alarm goes off at 5:30 clock every day. It is the memory of the advantages of the reason I do what I do …! Now i can lift up heavy weights, i bought new clothes but still feeling unfit after climbing stairs, haha! hope feel good after some weeks! thnx for the lovely post!

    • Stephanie

      YOU ROCK!!! =) Keep going strong and you will also go insane when you see a stairs, or it’s just my weird benefit of being fit 😀
      Thank you for your sweet post! XXX

  3. Astrid

    As a kid I was scared of taking the elevator on my own and I lived on the 7th floor, that was a great daily workout for me after school, hahaha! Still waiting to become a morning person though. :p *needs a job*

    • Stephanie

      Wauw the 7th floor! You definitely rocked those stairs! Haha, I wished I didn’t became a morning person, but I have to be for my job. But every since I work-out on a regular base I have so much energy I don’t mind getting up before 6 am ;)! Thanks for your post! XXX

  4. Cheryl

    Great statements, so true 🙂 I think the first and second points are the best!

    Cheryl

    http;//daisycandle.com

    • Stephanie

      Hello Cheryl! Thank you! I have to agree with you, that the first and second points are the best. Since I need to carry my groceries up the stairs to my house ;)! And I also don’t mind point 4, because I love food! XXX

  5. Lys

    I couldn’t help but laugh while reading this. Once i started going to the gym regularly the laundry load went from 2 (sometimes 3) times a week to at least 4.

    That being said, half of the clothes that go into the laundy don’t even really fit me anymore. I refuse to go out and buy new clothes because the Nike legging that i got for christmas (and at that point really did fit me) is allready to big. First World Gym Problems…

    And don’t even start about the: what am i going to eat tonight. What am i going to eat now… I’m so hungry! Yet, the smell of something fried makes you sick to your stomach. Let alone eating it.

    Yet it is the price we are willing to pay, because we love the way being fit makes us feel 😉

    • Stephanie

      Yeah Lys! This is all so true! Laundry goes to the roof :D, and I am reintroducing the baggy trend, since I also refuse to buy new clothes until I’m stabilized in one size 😉 I just eat the whole veggie department and already thinking about the potato – zucchini soup I’m going to have for diner in 4 hours 😀 haha! So I guess we are doing a great job in being Fit Girls! Keep going strong!!! XXX