Ever heard the phrase, “We are what we repeatedly do.“?
I’m a firm believer in that mantra! It’s astonishing how those daily habits can accumulate over time, leading to remarkable accomplishments in the grand scheme of things.
And in this blog, I’m excited to share the 3 daily habits that have completely transformed my body, helping me achieve the best shape of my life at the age of 56.
If you’re a woman over 40 or 50, these habits might just be the game-changer you’ve been searching for in your fitness journey.
🚶🏾♀️Walking: A Daily Ritual
My number one habit is simple yet incredibly effective – walking everywhere. Whether I’m heading to the gym or just strolling around my neighborhood, walking has become a non-negotiable part of my daily routine. I’ve found that incorporating this habit not only helps me meet my step goals but also keeps my joints flexible, wards off stiffness, and burns calories effortlessly. I aim for 15,000 steps a day, ensuring I stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout the year.
🏋🏾♀️Strength Training: Building a Strong Foundation
Strength training has become my passion and my second daily habit. While I engage in strength training four times a week, the consistency is what matters most. Over the six years I’ve been committed to this routine, I’ve experienced incredible benefits, both physically and mentally. From improving bone health to boosting metabolism, the feeling of strength during and between workouts has become an essential part of my overall well-being. Just like walking, it’s a habit I can’t imagine my life without.
🍽️Fueling My Body Correctly: A Menopause-Friendly Approach
Gone are the days of restrictive diets and low-calorie approaches. My third habit revolves around fueling my body correctly, especially crucial during menopause. I focus on maintaining energy levels throughout the day and optimizing my workouts by consuming adequate protein, healthy fats, and a balanced amount of carbohydrates. Contrary to popular belief, carbohydrates are not the enemy; they provide the necessary energy for both daily activities and intense training sessions. I’ve witnessed the positive impact of this habit not only in my physique but also in my overall energy levels and well-being.
So, as we wind down, think about this: your habits are like your personal brand, shaping not just your body but how you tackle life’s ups and downs. These routines aren’t just about steps or weights; they’re about building a lifestyle that keeps you growing and feeling alive. As you dive into your own journey, remember it’s all about what clicks for you. Small actions, big impact.