Think about this: You press the snooze button, skip your early workout at the gym in St. Paul, get the kids prepared for the day, and rush to the office (or your work-from-home area), getting breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You slowly find yourself doing this more frequently, and ultimately, it becomes your new morning schedule. You vow to yourself, “Monday, I’ll start again on Monday!”
Does that remind you of anything? If you’ve been through this previously, you’re not alone! And don’t be too hard on yourself up either – we’ve all been there. If you’re prepared to get back in the gym and improve your health, you’re in the right place. We’ve assembled some of our best tips for getting back in shape and maintaining health.
1. Keep Meal Prep Uncomplicated
Does the idea of meal prepping feel like too much to handle? It doesn’t have to be that way! At Farrell’s St. Paul, our nutrition plans for your meals are simple, healthy and delicious. Making a healthy meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping quick, separate your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Buy your preferences from each section, 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. Shake Up Your Fitness Schedule
Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and no impact—with so many contrasting workouts available, how do you know what’s a good match for you? The answer is, the best workout is the workout you like doing!
Farrell’s St. Paul has both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can work out your way, on your schedule. Whichever workout you select, your group fitness instructor will walk you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to burn fat and enhance muscle. And you’ll have fun during the workouts! The greatest part is, all new members are given one free week of workouts.
3. Get Enough Water
It’s critical to get enough water, but it’s even more important to get your H20 during warm weather! Appropriate hydration is needed for total health and ideal body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Controlling body temperature
- Carrying nutrients
- Preserving muscles and joints
- Promoting healthy skin and organs
- Regulating appetite
Don’t know how much water to drink? Set a goal to take in half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, try to get in 100 ounces of water every day. Making a reminder on your phone is a great idea.
4. Prioritize Rest and Recovery
Being in tune with your body and taking rest days often is just as important as working out. When you permit your body time to recover, it starts fixing muscles, which permits muscles to get bigger and become stronger as time passes. This is important because the greater the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body expends – even during rest!
While returning to a healthy schedule, you don’t have to do it on your own. After all, the most difficult aspect is usually the first step. If you’re seeking a encouraging community with a fitness program that guarantees results, check out a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!