Think about this: You tap the snooze button, blow off your daybreak workout at the gym in Shoreview, get the kids prepped for the day, and rush to the office (or your work-from-home area), grabbing breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You gradually find yourself doing this more often, and eventually, it turns into your new morning habit. You pledge to yourself, “Monday, I’ll try again on Monday!”
Sound familiar? If you’ve been through this in the past, you’re not alone! And don’t be too hard on yourself up either – it’s happened to all of us. If you’re prepared to get back in the gym and improve your well-being, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled some of our top tips for getting back in shape and remaining healthy.
1. Keep Meal Prep Uncomplicated
Does the task of meal prepping feel exhausting? It doesn’t have to be like that! At Farrell’s Shoreview, our nutrition plans for your meals are simple, healthy and delicious. Creating a balanced meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping easy, separate your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Stock up on your top choices from all sections, and you’ve got yourself a week’s worth of meals!
Our top picks:
- Protein—chicken and turkey
- Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
- Fats—nuts and avocados
2. Mix Up Your Fitness Routine
Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and zero impact—with so many different workouts out there, how do you know what’s a good match for you? The answer is, the right workout is the workout you like doing!
Farrell’s Shoreview provides both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can get fit 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 enhance muscle. And you’ll have fun in the process! The highlight is, all new members are given one free week of workouts.
3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated
It’s crucial to stay hydrated, but it’s even more critical to get your H20 during warm weather! Proper hydration is needed for total health and ideal body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Managing body temperature
- Distributing nutrients
- Safeguarding muscles and joints
- Developing healthy skin and organs
- Controlling appetite
Don’t know how much water to aim for? Create a goal to drink half your body weight in ounces. For instance, if you weigh 200 pounds, aim to get in 100 ounces of water daily. Setting a reminder on your phone is a good idea.
4. Prioritize Rest and Recovery
Paying attention to your body and taking rest days often is just as important as going to the gym. When you allow your body time to take a break, it starts repairing muscles, which allows your muscles to get bigger and become stronger as time passes. This is essential since the greater the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns – even when you’re not working out!
While resuming healthy habits, you don’t have to do it by yourself. After all, the most challenging part is usually the first step. If you’re seeking a supportive community with a fitness program that assures results, check out a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to help you reach your health and fitness goals!