Monday, January 25, 2016

4 Things I Noticed When I Started Exercising



I know what you're thinking, "What do you mean your svelte physique hasn't come naturally Danielle?". Yes, I'm afraid that I too must exercise like other mere mortals ;)

In all honesty though sport and I have never been mates and I've only started hitting the gym and classes full time in the last year. That time has FLOWN by though and I now wake up everyday feeling like it's part of a normal routine. Like brushing my teeth or checking Snapchat on the hour, every hour. This isn't a post about how you should exercise or how to do it or anything like that. Being fit is so on trend that you can't open a new tab without seeing some #fitspo, so this post is more about the little things I've noticed since I began taking care of my bodacious body.

1. I can sleep through the whole night
I've never been a great sleeper, I sleep light and have trouble switching off. I have noticed over the last year that because I'm worn out from wasting energy riding a bike to nowhere, I can stay asleep all night. The sleep is much deeper and I can barely sleep in any more because 8 hours is almost TOO much. Never thought I'd say that...

2. I am MUCH warmer
If you know me outside of the internet (Hi real life friends!) then you know I am famous for my zero body heat. Seriously, I am room temperature. This has led to a lifetime of reliance on electric blankets so I can be cosy at night, and a constant fear of being stranded without a jacket. But now that I'm hitting the gym a few times a week I don't need to have a doona on at night! Exercise is the key to temperature regulation apparently.

3. I sweat more
Kinda the same thing as being warmer but with less perks. I NEVER used to sweat but now I can work one up by going outside on a humid day. I've also never been one for forehead sweat but here I am saying au revoir to my makeup by 10 am in Summer. Yay for better circulation?!

4. I'm hungry all the time
Science says you consume more calories, your body wants more calories. That's cool but man is it annoying at work. The guy I sit next too is baffled by my snack game and how much I can consume. Luckily it's mostly healthy food, nowadays I crave protein and foods that will fill me up but aren't heavy.

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