Picture this: You press the snooze button, miss your morning workout at the gym in Omaha, get the kids ready for the day, and run to the office (or your work-from-home area), getting breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You gradually find yourself doing this more frequently, and ultimately, it shifts into your new morning schedule. You think to yourself, “Monday, I’ll begin again on Monday!”
Does that remind you of anything? If you’ve gone through this before, you’re not alone! And don’t be so critical of yourself up either – we’ve all been there. If you’re set to get back in the gym and improve your health, you’ve come to the ideal place. We’ve put together some of our best tips for getting back in shape and staying healthy.
1. Keep Meal Prep Easy
Does the task of meal prepping feel exhausting? Not here! At Farrell’s Omaha, our nutrition plans for your meals are easy, nourishing and tasty. Making a good meal is easy with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping uncomplicated, divide your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Get your top choices from each section, and you’ve put together 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 no impact—with so many distinct 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 enjoy doing!
Farrell’s Omaha has both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can get fit your way, on your agenda. Regardless of which workout you go with, 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 are given one free week of workouts.
3. Drink Your Water
It’s important to get enough water, but it’s even more critical to get your H20 during the summer months! Adequate hydration is necessary for overall health and optimal body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Regulating body temperature
- Transporting nutrients
- Guarding muscles and joints
- Assisting in healthy skin and organs
- Controlling appetite
Not sure how much water to consume? Set a goal to drink half your body weight in ounces. For instance, if you weigh 200 pounds, try to consume 100 ounces of water daily. Creating a reminder on your phone helps.
4. Highlight Rest and Recovery
Being in sync with your body and taking rest days regularly is just as critical as your workouts. When you permit your body time to recover, it gets a jump-start on fixing muscles, which allows your muscles to grow and become stronger over time. This is critical because the greater the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns – even during rest!
While resuming healthy habits, you don’t have to do it alone. After all, the most challenging part is often the first step. If you’re looking for a caring 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!