I talk to a lot of women about health. What I’ve come to realize is most women use the scale and how sore their muscles are as indicators to determine whether they are doing the right things to get healthier – to get more toned.
If the scale isn’t moving (in the right direction) they tend to panic. They think that they are not on track to getting healthier and more toned.
When their muscles aren’t sore any longer it becomes an indication that they’re not working hard enough in the gym and won’t see results.
I would like to share with you the top 10 signs that your body is getting healthier and that you are on the right track to a more toned body… regardless of the scale or muscle soreness.
- Better Quality Sleep
As our body is getting healthier our sleep will have better quality. We will sleep longer without waking. We will feel more refreshed in the morning.
- Less Muscle Soreness after Workouts
As our body gets healthier we will stop feeling as sore as we did in the beginning. This is a good sign that we are getting stronger. When we are excessively sore after workouts it may be a sign that we overdid it based on our bodies inability to recover.
- Catch your Breath Faster after Taking the Stairs
When you stop noticing how breathless you are after taking those stairs it is a positive sign that you are getting healthier. It means that your body is increasing its endurance and cardiovascular capacity.
- Clear Urine
Yes, let’s get personal for a minute. When your urine starts to get clearer and goes from dark to light this means that you are hydrated. That is a great indicator that you are getting healthier. Staying hydrated can be done through fruits and vegetables as well as water.
- You are Handling Emotional Stress Better
You know you are getting healthier when you can quickly keep your emotions in check. When every little thing stops bothering you-you have the ability and patience to slow down. You can question and fact -check those negative emotions. You get the chance to choose what emotions you need to address.
- PMS and Post Menopausal Symptoms Decrease
Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Post Menopausal hormones can throw our body off causing a whole host of negative symptoms. As we get healthier those symptoms will decrease and be less impactful. If you start to notice that you are not as moody, having as many cravings for sugar, and are not as bloated as you once were then you know you are getting healthier.
- Clothes Fit Looser
If you start to notice that your jeans are sliding on easier then they did in the past then this is reason to celebrate. This is a strong indicator that your body is losing fat, maintaining muscle, and getting leaner. This is the best indicator that your body composition is changing for the better.
- Your Skin is Clearer
Acne is inflammation and can be first seen on the skin (largest organ). When the skin is getting clearer this indicates less inflammation in the body overall. Inflammation is the opposite of healthy. This is a great indicator that your nutrition is cleaner and that your body is thriving.
- You Look Forward to Workouts
When we start to look forward to our workouts and see them as more of a must-have in our life this is a good sign. This means that we are listening to our body. We are getting healthier and as a result, we are tuned into the endorphins and signals that our body is giving us. At the very least we feel better after the workout is finished.
1. Rarely get Sick
As we get healthier with nutrition and workouts our immune system will get stronger as well. As our immune system gets stronger our body will be more equipped to fight off illness.
These are the top 10 signs other than the scale and muscle soreness that ensures that your body is getting healthier and you are on the right track to a more toned body.
If you are experiencing some of these signs then trust you are getting healthier and stick with your plan consistently.
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