Signs Your Fitness is Improving, That Is Not Related To Weight
It is a beautiful day to move your body! Now, improving your fitness should not always be based on your weigh. Health and fitness is so much more than the number that shows up below you as you step on that scale. Let's dive in.
You feel mentally alert during the day. A great sign that your fitness might be improving is increased alertness during the day. Rather than feeling tired or sluggish, you might find you feel much sharper and confident. Noticing an improvement in your problem solving skills is a good sign your brain is may also be feeling a little fitter!
Your balance is better. With regular exercise, your muscles and joints actually perform better, which can lead to better balance. It might be something small like finding you can stand longer without needing to shift weight on your feet, getting up easier from a chair or climbing stairs. Whatever it is, it’s happening and it is so exciting!
Your friends have noticed changes. If friends or family have started asking “Have you been working out?”, it can be a great sign you are making progress. Maybe you’ve got that healthy glow going on, more energy or maybe your friends noticed an improvement in your posture. Whatever it is, that is a positive change!
You are more energetic. As your fitness improves, generally your body will begin to function at a higher level as well. This means it may be able to do things like provide energy to your cells more efficiently. Many people find that they have more energy during the day and then they sleep better at night.
You crave more nutrient dense food. Finding it easier to resist sugary treats? As you continue on in your fitness journey and build healthy habits, you may notice that your food choices have shifted. This may be partly because you want to fuel your body with healthier foods to perform and feel your best, but it can also be due to hormones that contribute to cravings. Healthier lifestyle habits trigger changes in your diet as well.
You’ve started to look forward to working out. People always seem surprised by this one! Not only do you feel good knowing you’re working towards reaching your goals, but exercise also provides an endorphin boost that can get addictive! I’ve had so many clients say they are so excited for their workouts or that it is the highlight of the week!
Trust me, the hard work you are putting in is definitely paying off. If you’ve noticed any of these changes, it’s can be a good indication that you are getting healthier. Keep going!