Think about this: You hit the snooze button, skip your daybreak workout at the gym in Spring, get the kids prepared for the day, and hurry to the office (or your work-from-home area), grabbing breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You steadily find yourself doing this more regularly, and finally, it shifts into your new morning schedule. You pledge to yourself, “Monday, I’ll begin again on Monday!”
Does that remind you of anything? If you’ve experienced this previously, you’re not alone! And don’t be too hard on yourself up either – we’ve all gone through it. If you’re set to get back in the gym and enhance your well-being, you’ve arrived at the correct place. We’ve put together some of our best tips for getting back in shape and staying healthy.
1. Keep Meal Prep Simple
Does the thought of meal prepping feel exhausting? Not here! At Farrell’s Spring, our nutrition plans for your meals are easy, nourishing and flavorful. Making a good meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping fast, divide your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Get your top choices from each section, and you’ll have a week’s worth of meals!
- Protein—chicken and turkey
- Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
- Fats—nuts and avocados
2. Mix Up Your Workouts
Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and no impact—with so many different workouts out there, how do you know what’s right for you? The answer is, the right workout is the workout you like doing!
Farrell’s Spring provides both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can increase your health your way, on your time. Whatever option you go with, your group fitness instructor will walk you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to melt fat and build muscle. And you’ll have a blast in the process! The best part is, all new members are given one free week of workouts.
3. Get Enough Water
It’s important to consume enough water, but it’s even more critical to get your H20 throughout hot weather! Appropriate hydration is imperative for total health and optimal body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Managing body temperature
- Carrying nutrients
- Maintaining muscles and joints
- Assisting in healthy skin and organs
- Managing appetite
Don’t know how much water to consume? Create a goal to consume half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, shoot to drink 100 ounces of water daily. Creating a reminder on your phone is a great idea.
4. Prioritize Rest and Recovery
Paying attention to your body and taking rest days regularly is just as crucial as your workouts. When you give your body time to take a break, it goes to work repairing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to expand and become stronger as time goes on. This is important as the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns – even during rest!
While returning to a healthy routine, you don’t have to do it alone. After all, the hardest bit is usually the first step. If you’re looking for a helpful community with a fitness program that assures results, come to a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to help you reach your health and fitness goals!