Picture this: You hit the snooze button, skip your morning workout at the gym in Woodbury, get the kids ready for the day, and run to the office (or your work-from-home area), ordering breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You steadily find yourself doing this more frequently, 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 before, you’re not alone! And don’t beat yourself up either – we’ve all gone through it. If you’re ready to get back in the gym and improve your health, you’re in the correct place. We’ve compiled some of our favorite tips for getting back in shape and staying healthy.
1. Keep Meal Prep Easy
Does the task of meal prepping overwhelm you? It doesn’t have to be like that! At Farrell’s Woodbury, our nutrition plans for your meals are simple, nutritious and delicious. Putting together a balanced meal is easy with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping quick, separate your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Get your preferences from all sections, and you’ve got yourself 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 to choose from, 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 Woodbury has both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can work out your way, on your agenda. Regardless of which workout you go with, your group fitness instructor will guide you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to torch fat and enhance muscle. And you’ll have a good time in the process! The highlight is, all new members are given one free week of workouts.
3. Get Enough Water
It’s critical to consume enough water, but it’s even more crucial to get your H20 during warm weather! Adequate hydration is necessary for total health and ideal body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Controlling body temperature
- Distributing nutrients
- Maintaining muscles and joints
- Developing healthy skin and organs
- Regulating appetite
Don’t know how much water to consume? Make a goal to drink half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, aim to get in 100 ounces of water every day. Setting a reminder on your phone is a good idea.
4. Highlight Rest and Recovery
Paying attention to your body and taking rest days weekly is just as critical as working out. When you allow your body time to rest, it goes to work fixing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to get bigger and become stronger as time passes. This is critical since the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body consumes – even when you’re not working out!
While getting back into healthy habits, you don’t have to do it by yourself. After all, the hardest bit is usually the first step. If you’re looking for a encouraging community with a fitness program that guarantees results, check out a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to assist you in reaching your health and fitness goals!