Think about this: You tap the snooze button, miss your daybreak workout at the gym in Minneapolis, get the kids prepared for the day, and run to the office (or your work-from-home space), ordering breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You gradually find yourself doing this more regularly, and eventually, it shifts into your new morning routine. You tell yourself, “Monday, I’ll start again on Monday!”
Sound familiar? If you’ve been through this previously, you’re not alone! And don’t beat yourself up either – we’ve all been there. If you’re prepared to get back in the gym and enhance your health, you’re in the correct 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 like that! At Farrell’s Minneapolis, our nutrition plans for your meals are uncomplicated, nourishing and delicious. Putting together a balanced meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping simple, write your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Get your preferences from all sections, 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 distinct workouts out there, how do you know what’s right for you? The answer is, the optimal workout is the workout you enjoy doing!
Farrell’s Minneapolis provides both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can increase your health your way, on your agenda. Regardless of which setting you choose, your group fitness instructor will lead you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to burn fat and build muscle. And you’ll have a good time doing it! The best part is, all new members receive one free week of workouts.
3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated
It’s crucial to get enough water, but it’s even more important to get your H20 throughout the summer months! Appropriate hydration is imperative for overall health and peak body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Controlling body temperature
- Transporting nutrients
- Preserving muscles and joints
- Developing healthy skin and organs
- Managing appetite
Don’t know how much water to drink? Set a goal to consume half your body weight in ounces. To illustrate, if you weigh 200 pounds, shoot to drink 100 ounces of water once a day. Setting a reminder on your phone is a good idea.
4. Emphasize Rest and Recovery
Being in sync with your body and taking rest days regularly is just as necessary as your workouts. When you allow your body time to rest, it starts fixing muscles, which allows your muscles to get bigger and become stronger as time goes on. This is essential since the bigger the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns – even during rest!
While resuming a healthy routine, you don’t have to do it by yourself. After all, the hardest bit is often 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 help you reach your health and fitness goals!