23 Things That Invariably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape

Written by StyleCraze

1. Office/Apartment On The Fourth Floor? No Problem!

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Four flights of stairs! Pfft…that’s just your warm-up exercise!

2. Your Clothes Don’t Fit Anymore, Except, This Time, That Makes You Happy

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There was a time when the thought of not fitting into your favorite pair of jeans would send you into a fit of frenzy. Now, you’re discarding all those large-sized clothes to fit into more stylish designer pieces. Sarah Jessica Parker, anyone?

3. Shopping Becomes A Lot More Fun

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Now that everything fits better, everything looks better too. Trying on clothes is such a joy because, let’s face it, with that fit body, EVERYTHING looks good on you.

Warning: You may receive strange looks from salespeople at the store when you exit the changing room. Don’t worry, that’s just because of those wolf-whistles you were unknowingly giving yourself.

4. You’ll Find It Hard To Pass By Reflective Surfaces Without Giving Them A Second Glance

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You’re sexy, and you know it. But sometimes, you may just forget how much! Wow! Did you see that hot girl you just walked past? Whoops, your bad, that was just you!

5. You Are Now That Chirpy, Annoying, Morning Person

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Most people used to steer clear of you until you had at least your third cup of coffee. But, these days, you’re amazed at how much you get done before most people have even had their shower. And who needs coffee to stay awake? Endorphins will take care of that, darling!

6. Speaking Of Coffee…How Do You Like Your Green Tea?

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You’ll find yourself subconsciously replacing unhealthy additives such as caffeine with healthier options like green tea.

7. Your Skin Has That Natural Glow

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If only you had known that regularly sweating it out at the gym would open up your pores this much, you could have saved a ton of money spent on all those expensive facials!

8. It Hurts So Good

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You have actually started to enjoy the pain those sore muscles cause. After all, you know, the harder the workout, the more the burn.

9. You Discover Your Inner MasterChef

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When you’re working so hard to get in shape, the last thing you want to feed your body is unhealthy junk. Avoiding fast food forces you to get creative in the kitchen. Have you tried baked sweet potato fries and yogurt parfait? Yummy and healthy!

10. Going To Office Now Involves Inclusion Of Various Snack Containers

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Exercise makes you hungry. But you’re definitely not going to want that greasy burger in your office cafeteria. You now travel everywhere with healthy and controlled snack portions like apples, nuts, and energy bars to keep those hunger pangs at bay.

11. You’re More Active On Social Media

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Whether it’s telling the world about that morning jog, posting a picture of your new muscles, or sharing the recipe of a new healthy smoothie – you can’t wait to tell the world about your new healthy lifestyle.

12. You Save Money

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No more wasting money on take-out means more money for other things to complement your new lifestyle – like that new dress you’ve been eyeing. Err… we mean dumbbells.

13. No More Counting Sheep

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All that sweating during the day really pays off at night. You’ll find yourself drifting off to dreamland the minute your head touches the pillow – after all, you do have to wake up for that 6 am run.

14. You Invest In Fancy Fitness Tech Gadgets

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Fitbits, Jawbones, and GoQiis aren’t just random names anymore. You find yourself obsessively tracking your progress to beat your own record.

15. The Fire Is Re-ignited Between The Sheets

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All that adrenaline pumping and blood rushing has more benefits than just a fit body (although we admit, that does add to the spark!). You’ll be able to keep up much longer both out of the sheets and in between them!

16. You Get Cold More Easily

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Maybe it’s the reduced calorie intake or the decreased body fat, but you find yourself getting colder more easily. Oh well, all the more reasons to pull out those stylish cardigans and jackets!

17. Your Confidence Skyrockets

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Looking good is feeling good! When you’re happy with your body, it shows in your self-esteem.

18. Smiling Becomes Your Second Nature

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When you exercise, your body releases endorphins or “happy hormones”. So, if you find yourself humming a silly tune or smiling for no reason, remember it’s not love, it’s exercise!

19. Free Drinks At The Bar, Every Time

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While we don’t advocate snagging free drinks, everyone loves a happy and confident girl. If your new-found confidence and dazzling smile makes you the belle of the bar, who are we to complain?

20. You Become An Inspiration

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High-five! Your fit lifestyle evokes awe and inspires those around you. Not only will you find yourself on the receiving end of compliments, but you’ll also find yourself dishing out advice on what workouts to focus on at the gym and what diet to follow.

21. Guilt-free Sportswear Shopping

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Oooh…see those cute yoga pants? Never mind the price tag, you know you’ll get your money’s worth.

22. You Earn Your Right To Dessert

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The best thing about leading a healthy lifestyle is, you don’t need to beat yourself up if you occasionally give in to temptation. That chocolate bar – so worth it, especially when you know you’ll be burning off the calories the next day!

23. That Moment When You Realize You Actually Like Exercise

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Sure, it was a pain to drag your butt to the gym all those mornings, but when you start seeing results, that epiphany is what all the hard work was about!

Didn’t that inspire you to jump onto the get-fit wagon? Go ahead and pump up the endorphins!

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