Picture this: You tap the snooze button, blow off your daybreak workout at the gym in White Bear Township, get the kids prepared for the day, and hurry to the office (or your work-from-home station), grabbing breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You slowly find yourself doing this more often, and eventually, it becomes your new morning schedule. You think to yourself, “Monday, I’ll begin again on Monday!”
Does that remind you of anything? If you’ve experienced this in the past, you’re not alone! And don’t be so critical of yourself up either – we’ve all gone through it. If you’re prepared to get back in the gym and improve your health, you’ve come to the correct place. We’ve compiled some of our top tips for getting back in shape and maintaining health.
1. Keep Meal Prep Easy
Does the task of meal prepping feel like too much to handle? It doesn’t have to be that way! At Farrell’s White Bear Township, our nutrition plans for your meals are simple, healthy and tasty. Putting together a healthy meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping uncomplicated, separate 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!
Our top choices:
- 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 contrasting workouts available, how do you know what’s best for you? The answer is, the optimal workout is the workout you like doing!
Farrell’s White Bear Township has both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can get fit your way, on your agenda. Whatever setting you choose, your group fitness instructor will lead you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to torch fat and increase muscle. And you’ll have a good time in the process! The best part is, all new members receive one free week of workouts.
3. Get Enough Water
It’s critical to get enough water, but it’s even more important to consume your H20 during hot weather! Appropriate hydration is needed for complete health and optimal body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Regulating body temperature
- Carrying nutrients
- Safeguarding muscles and joints
- Promoting healthy skin and organs
- Controlling appetite
Don’t know how much water to drink? Make a goal to drink half your body weight in ounces. For instance, if you weigh 200 pounds, shoot to get in 100 ounces of water once a day. Creating a reminder on your phone helps.
4. Concentrate Rest and Recovery
Listening to your body and taking rest days regularly is just as necessary as your workouts. When you give your body time to rest, it starts repairing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to get bigger and become stronger as time goes on. This is crucial as the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body expends – even when you’re not working out!
While resuming a healthy schedule, you don’t have to do it by yourself. After all, the hardest part is usually the first step. If you’re wanting to join a encouraging community with a fitness program that assures results, come to a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!