10 Habits of Fit Women

10 Habits of Fit Women

By including these 10 habits of women, that always stay fit, into your daily routine you will improve your overall wellness and maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Keep reading on to learn these easy to adapt habits into your daily life! 

10 Habits of Fit Women 

It’s not uncommon for women to decide a few times a year they want to make changes to lose weight. You may start making some of those positive changes, try a fad diet or two or try to work out more.  

Early on the motivation is most likely there and you enter the challenges with eager anticipation of the results. Unfortunately, that excitement often dissipates quickly as things get tough. How do you keep that initial motivation going? How do you stick to your original plan? 

Ever look around and wonder how some women stay fit or stay motivated so easily? Do you wonder what they do that’s different than you? 

If you watch them long enough, you’ll realize they aren’t on some special diet but, instead it’s more about their daily habits, their lifestyle routine and their consistency.  

In this article, you’ll find 10 helpful tips for women who always stay fit. From eating behaviors to keeping a specific mindset, you’ll learn how to keep and include these habits into your daily life. 

1. They eat breakfast. 

Fit women know that enjoying the most important meal of the day not only revs up their metabolism, but also gives them fuel to reach their daily goals. Skipping out on this meal is just not an option. 

Now, so we’re clear, they’re not eating junk filled donuts or sugary cereal every morning. They’re choosing balanced, protein filled breakfasts like my own personal favorite, German Chocolate Protein Waffles

2. They eat balanced meals often. 

Healthy women aren’t scared to eat often and eat well. They can and will eat up to six meals a day: Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. They don’t restrict their diets; they eat when they’re hungry – and make smart dietary choices, like snacking on almonds or berries. 

3. They drink lots of water. 

The body is made up of 60% water. Maintaining hydration throughout the day will keep your body and mind balanced. Drinking water throughout the day will help you feel full and energized so you can work harder.  

4. They don’t do fad diets. 

Most people who stay in shape don’t diet but live a lifestyle that incorporates certain habits and behaviors that help maintain their shape over a long period of time. 

Most of the time, they choose to have whole food based meals and stay away from fast food. That doesn’t mean you need to give up your favorite sweets or glass of wine. You can still eat these things, just only in moderation. 

Try to make whole food choices that will sustain your diet for the long term and try to enjoy an occasional splurge on some of your favorite non-diet foods.  

The key is to keep a balanced mind and body and to not feel restricted. 

5. They don’t weigh themselves. 

Fit women know they don’t need the numbers on the scale to validate their health and wellness.  When they look and feel healthy they know they have reached their goals. 

6. They don’t compare themselves to each other. 

Women come in all shapes and sizes. Two women with the exact same Body Mass Index can have completely different measurements. For that reason, healthy women don’t compare themselves to others. All they care about is how they feel and how active they are. 

7. They know working out comes in all varieties. 

If you find yourself dreading working out then you haven’t found the right exercise.  

Fit people love to exercise and they look forward to every minute of it. That doesn’t mean they are necessarily excited about the exercise itself, but instead the feeling they get when they are done. 

Not every exercise is for every person. Some enjoy running some prefer to lift weights. There are so many exercise options out there! Tried Pickle Ball yet? How about paddle boarding, yoga, rowing, biking? The list is endless.  

Find an activity you enjoy. The only “right” exercise is the one you do. 

8. They believe in balance. 

Fit women know that extreme diets, extreme working out and a rigid schedule are not sustainable. They opt for a sensible lifestyle by building in habitual wellness practices for a healthy life. 

9. They allow themselves to rest. 

Fit women know rest and recovery are extremely important when you’re trying to get stronger and build muscle. Scheduling rest days into their workout routine is essential.  

10. They know the importance of sleep. 

Staying fit isn’t only about how much you work out. Your rest and sleep allows your body and mind to recharge itself to tackle the next day.  

Sleeping and resting enough is a critical component to every fit person’s life. Aim for at least 7-8 hours each night, and you’ll be a healthier, fitter and a happier person overall. 

17 Ideas to Help Motivate You to Exercise

17 Ideas to Help Motivate You to Exercise

For most people it’s not about the desire to exercise but, instead in finding the motivation to get up and do it! We all have our own triggers, excuses and reasons we can’t. But, on the flip side we also have our own motivational factors to select from that allow us to say I CAN!

Here are some of my favorites that I pull from:

1. Put your workout clothes on – When that moment of should I go or shouldn’t I starts…just get dressed! Put your workout clothes on and go! Once the workout clothes on you’re one step closer to making it happen. I often pick them out the night before so there really is no excuse to procrastinate.

2. Write down how you feel after you workout – I’m sure you’ve seen the quote, “I really wish I hadn’t worked out…said no one ever.” Remembering that feeling of achievement and strength after a workout should be good enough motivation. However, it’s easy to forget!

3. Change it up – Don’t let boredom be your culprit for avoidance! Keep going back for more of the things you love or try new things when you stop wanting to go.

4. Schedule your workouts in your calendar – You wouldn’t miss a meeting that you’ve previously scheduled so why miss a workout that you’ve scheduled? I still love my hard copy calendar in my journal!

5. Surround yourself with motivation – You are who you surround yourself with. Make sure you have positive influences around you before, during and after your workout to be good role models for what you want to achieve and maintain.

6. Join a group – Fitness classes automatically provide an entire group of positive influences. There are so many great options to choose from whether it’s at a gym or an outdoor boot camp.

7. Focus on eating healthy – When you eat healthy you’ll find the rest automatically goes with it. You’ll want to do more and achieve more once you start the process.

8. Remember why you started – Remember your WHY? Write it down and keep it close by you.

9. Ask yourself, “will I regret skipping this workout?” – How will you feel if you miss your workout? Does your body and/or mind genuinely need the rest? Or will you beat yourself up or get depressed about it?

10. Give yourself mini-challenges – I personally can’t resist a challenge! There are tons of challenges available on social media, Pinterest or through Google searches. Grab a friend or family member and set up a mini fitness challenge for the month.

11. Set long-term challenges – Always wanted to run a 5K, half or full marathon? You can do this! Pick the date, find the training plan and go!

12. Find an accountability partner – I guarantee we all have someone in our life that equally wants to get healthy or reach similar fitness goals. Agree to hold each other accountable and help each other reach those goals. We’re all better in numbers!

13. Listen to podcasts or audiobooks – I personally am a crime story junkie and I often listen to podcasts when I work out. I look forward to continuing the story each workout. Find something that you’ll look forward to continuing but, you only get to listen to while you workout.

14. Do it for the Gram – I love seeing accountability pages on Instagram. These are pages where people are posting what they did for a workout that day, what they ate, etc. They aren’t doing it for show or to tell other people what to do but, instead holding themselves accountable to reaching their own goals. In the end, whether they realize it or not, they are inspiring others!

15. Track your successes – Write it down and take a picture! Use your journal and write down your successes, even if they’re minor. Take before and after pictures and celebrate your victories!

16. Record your favorite show – This is my go to solution to really not wanting to work out that day! I jump on the treadmill, bump up the incline, and walk at a slow pace while watching my favorite show.

17. Wear a fitness tracker – You’ll often see my wearing my favorite Polar fitness watch when I work out. I’m able to track my heart rate to see how hard I’m working, push myself harder if I need to or rest if it gets too high. I’ve also set a daily workout goal that I strive to reach everyday. This goes back to the “challenge” category where you can set mini goals for yourself to achieve.