Imagine this: You press the snooze button, blow off your morning workout at the gym in Bloomington, get the kids prepared for the day, and hurry to the office (or your work-from-home office), grabbing breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You slowly find yourself doing this more frequently, and finally, it shifts into your new morning routine. You vow 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 so critical of yourself up either – we’ve all been there. If you’re prepared to get back in the gym and increase your health, you’ve arrived at the right place. We’ve compiled some of our best tips for getting back in shape and staying healthy.
1. Keep Meal Prep Easy
Does the thought of meal prepping overwhelm you? It doesn’t have to be that way! At Farrell’s Bloomington, our nutrition plans for your meals are uncomplicated, healthy and tasty. Putting together a balanced meal is fast with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping easy, separate your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Get your favorites from every section, and you’ve got yourself a week’s worth of meals!
- Protein—chicken and turkey
- Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
- Fats—nuts and avocados
2. Vary Your Workouts
Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and zero impact—with so many contrasting workouts available, how do you know what’s right for you? The answer is, the best workout is the workout you enjoy doing!
Farrell’s Bloomington offers both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can work out your way, on your agenda. Whichever setting you want, your group fitness instructor will lead you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to torch fat and enhance muscle. And you’ll have fun doing it! The highlight is, all new members get one free week of workouts.
3. Drink Your Water
It’s essential to stay hydrated, but it’s even more critical to consume your H20 throughout the summer months! Adequate hydration is imperative for overall health and peak body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Regulating body temperature
- Carrying nutrients
- Safeguarding muscles and joints
- Developing healthy skin and organs
- Controlling appetite
Not sure how much water to drink? Make a goal to consume half your body weight in ounces. To illustrate, if you weigh 200 pounds, try to drink 100 ounces of water every day. Setting a reminder on your phone is a great idea.
4. Concentrate Rest and Recovery
Paying attention to your body and taking rest days regularly is just as necessary as working out. When you allow your body time to rest, it goes to work repairing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to get bigger and become stronger as time passes. This is important because the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns – even when you’re resting!
While getting back into healthy habits, you don’t have to do it alone. After all, the most challenging bit is often the first step. If you’re seeking a uplifting community with a fitness program that assures results, visit a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!