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8 Habits of Fit Girls You Need to Try

Sometimes it feels like you workout and eat healthy and you never get fit. We have all struggled at time to reach out fitness goals. So whats the secret? Why…

Sometimes it feels like you workout and eat healthy and you never get fit. We have all struggled at time to reach out fitness goals. So whats the secret? Why are there some girls that just always seem to stay fit? 

The reason that they get fit and stay in shape is that they have healthy habits. Here are some of the best habits that fit girls make a priority in their daily lives. 

I know that when I follow some of these habits of fit girls I start getting in shape and feeling great. I hope that these habits motivate you to adopt some healthy habits and reach your fitness goals. 

Habits of Fit Girls 

1. Working out is priority

This is the number one habit that all fit girls have in common. They have a workout schedule and certain times and days that they schedule into their routine for workouts. Fit girls make it a priority to stick to this schedule and don’t just skip workouts. 

While it may seem impossible to start working out 4-5 days a week, once you start it will become a habit that you adopt and it will get easier and easier as time goes on. 

2. High intensity interval training

The secret to staying lean and in shape for many fit girls is that they schedule a few days a week for high intensity interval training. I know that when I do high intensity interval training I see fast results. 

It might seem intimidating at first but high intensity interval training is actually not that hard and alot of fun. This is an easy habit to adopt and you will see results quick. 

3. Don’t rest more than 3 days

Fit girls make it a priority to workout at least 4 – 5 days per week. This means that they don’t rest for more than 3 days. While resting is important to give your muscles and body a chance to recover, you don’t want to rest too much. 

Its a great idea do stretching or yoga on your rest days. This helps to keep your muscles stretched out and you will be less sore. 

4. Always keep healthy snacks on hand

When you are hungry for a snack its so easy to reach for the closest or quickest thing to get. Fit girls understand this so they are always prepared with healthy snack options. This helps them to always have something healthy on hand so that they are not tempted to eat something bad out of connivence. 

5. Use weights

When you see girls that are fit and in great shape, chances are that they have the habit of lifting weights. While cardio and HILT will help you to stay lean, you need some weights in your workout routine to help you to build muscle. 

Building muscle helps your body to increase your metabolism, burn more fat and gives you more definition. Fit girls know this and aren’t afraid of weights. If your new to using weights just start small with very light weights and work you way up. Every little bit with help you to gain more muscle. 

6. Eat healthy

Fit girls understand that all the time spend working out won’t make a difference if they are not eating healthy. They have learned about what foods are healthy and make it a habit to have these food on hand and to prep their meals. 

Even if you don’t want to prep your meals quite yet, just start by researching healthy food options and trying to incorporate more healthy food such as vegetables and proteins into your diet. Sometimes its easier to start with small changes. 

7.  Watch what they drink

Girls that are fit know that you don’t want to drink your calories. One of the worst things for your body when you are trying to stay fit is alcohol. Also, you should try and drink less sugary drinks as well. Try to eliminate sodas and replace them with water. 

You will often see fit girls carrying water with them. This is because they know how important it is to drink water to stay fit. Try to start making it a goal to drink more water everyday.  

8. Set fitness goals

If you have no specific goals it is hard to stay motivated. Fit girls know that to stay fit they have to set fitness goals and stick to them. They make it a goal to workout 4 days a week or to eat certain foods, or try to go down a certain amount of pants size. 

If you want to reach your fitness goals then you should first set some goals and figure out what you can do to move toward these goals each day. 

9. Exercise even when sore

Fit girls don’t let sore muscles stop them from sticking to their exercise habits. They know that sore muscles are part of the fitness process and do things like stretching to make their muscles feel better, but don’t skip their workouts. 

The most important thing that you can to do start using some of these fit girl habits is to just get started. Pick a couple of these habits of fit girls and set a goal to stick to them. Figure out how you can work them into your daily routine. 

Once you start to follow these habits and you will be feeling stronger, have more energy and start getting great results. This will motivate you to work even harder to reach your fitness goals! 

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21 Of The Best Self Care Ideas To Try at Home

Self-care helps you to create positive feelings and a healthy relationship with yourself. When you take the time to practice self-care you are reminding yourself that your needs are important…

Self-care helps you to create positive feelings and a healthy relationship with yourself. When you take the time to practice self-care you are reminding yourself that your needs are important in life. 

We all get so busy that we can sometimes forget to stop and take time for ourselves and this can cause use to be stressed, fatigued, get sick, and put a strain on our relationship.

In as little as 10 minutes a day you can be sure that you are taking care of yourself. Here are some of my favorite self-care ideas you can try at home. 

Self-Care Ideas 

1. Write down all the things you are grateful for

Start taking some time to write down all the things that you are grateful for. It can even be be little things. It will make you feel more positive. Plus, what you focus on gets better, so lets focus on all the good. 

2. Look through old family photos

It’s so fun to look through all our old family photos. It makes you feel good to remember all the great memories of your family and friends. You might even want to start a fun project like a photo book. 

3. Watch a tv show that makes your laugh

Sometimes all we need is a good laugh to feel great. Take some time to watch your favorite funny movies or youtube videos that make you laugh. Laughter releases positive chemicals in your body that makes you feel less stressed and positive. 

4. Put clean sheets on your bed

I love the feeling of getting into bed to crisp and clean sheets after the end of a long day. Take some time to wash your sheets and get them feeling nice and crisp so that you can look forward to crawling into bed at night. 

5. Light yard work

Just getting outside and taking some time in your yard or garden can be important for your self-care. I love to go out and smell my roses and trim up my rose bushes and I don’t know why, but I always feel great afterward. So get outside and try it out for yourself. 

7. Guided meditation

This can be a great way to get your body relaxed. We all have so much stress in our lives, this stress can be carried in our bodies. I always know I need to do this when my neck muscles get tight and tense. Taking time to relax our bodies and minds can do amazing things for our physical and mental health. 

I normally use guided meditation videos on youtube or meditation apps on my phone. Even 5 minutes will be beneficial. You don’t have to do it for a long time to see benefits. 

8. Watch the Birds Outside

Take sometime to just watch the birds. It seems like a odd thing to do for self care, but it really is relaxing and helps you to forget your problems for a bit and focus on the cute little birds. 

9. Catch up With an Old Friend

Have an old friend that you just haven’t had time to talk to in awhile? Take some time to reach out to them reconnect.

10. Get up early and watch the sun rise

When’s the last time that you got up early and watched the sunrise? Take time for yourself, wake up early and find the best spot in your house to watch the sunrise.

There is something so peaceful about watching the sun come up when everything is still peaceful and calm around you. 

Want to start your day off with a positive mindset? Here are my favorite simple but strong positive inspirational quotes.

11. Drink some hot tea or coffee

What is your favorite drink? I am obsessed with coffee! Take some time out of your day to make your favorite drink and just sit down and relax and really enjoy it. 

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12. Organize something you have been putting off

Have that pile of papers or drawer that you have been put off organizing. This at first might seem like work more than self care, but after you get it done you will be able to relax and feel great. Plus, you won’t have to think about it anymore. 

13. Do some stretching or yoga

This can help you physically and mentally. Stretching is great to help relax your muscles and it releases positive endorphins into your body to help you feel great! 

14. Take a detox bath

Take some time for a detox bath. I love to use epsom salt and essential oils. This is a great self care idea and it will help you to relax your body and mind and feel refreshed.

15. Learn or try something new

Has there always been something that you have wanted to learn? Make the time for yourself to learn it. It’s fun and exciting to learn something new. 

16. Unplug for the day

Sometimes it can be nice and refreshing just to unplug and take some screen free time. Take a break from social media or electronics and it will clear your mind. 

17. Turn up your favorite music

Find you favorite song or play list and listen to it at home. I know that my favorite songs make me feel so energized and I instantly start to feel more positive. 

18. De-clutter

Take some time to minimize your home. Too much clutter in your living space can make your mind feel cluttered too. Spend sometime cleaning and organizing your home and you will be amazed at how much more relaxed you will feel when you are done.

19. Get moving

Exercise is one of the best self-care routines that you can get started with. It makes your mind and body healthy and strong since it releases endorphins. You can do this right from you home too. Watch free videos on youtube, use fitness apps, or stream online workouts. 

20. Clear your schedule

When you have a ton of things to do your mind is thinking about everything that needs to get done. Give yourself and your mind a break by making a day where you don’t have anything scheduled and just go with the flow.

21. Give yourself time to relax

Set a certain time aside each day that is your time for self-care. A time where you don’t have anything going on and you can just relax and destress. Even if it’s only 5 minutes a day, your body and mind will thank you. Set a recurring timer on your phone to remind you. 

You are important and so is your self-care. So make sure that you remember to take the time care for yourself so that you can feel positive and strengthen your physical and mental health.

I hope that these self care ideas for when you are at home help you to get some ideas of what you can start doing today to practice self-care. Keep it simple, practice it daily, and live your life to the fullest. 

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