Picture this: You hit the snooze button, blow off your early workout at the gym in Eden Prairie, get the kids prepared for the day, and run to the office (or your work-from-home room), getting breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You slowly find yourself doing this more regularly, and eventually, it turns into your new morning routine. You promise yourself, “Monday, I’ll begin again on Monday!”
Does that remind you of anything? If you’ve gone 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 enhance your fitness, you’ve come to the correct place. We’ve compiled some of our favorite tips for getting back in shape and remaining healthy.
1. Keep Meal Prep Uncomplicated
Does the idea of meal prepping feel exhausting? It doesn’t have to be that way! At Farrell’s Eden Prairie, our nutrition plans for your meals are simple, nourishing and delicious. Creating 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. Stock up on your preferences from every section, and you’ll have a week’s worth of meals!
- Protein—chicken and turkey
- Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
- Fats—nuts and avocados
2. Vary Your Fitness Routine
Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and low impact—with so many contrasting workouts available, how do you know what’s ideal for you? The answer is, the optimal workout is the workout you like doing!
Farrell’s Eden Prairie has both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can get fit your way, on your time. Whichever setting you select, your group fitness instructor will walk you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to burn fat and increase muscle. And you’ll have a good time doing it! The highlight is, all new members receive 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 throughout hot weather! Proper hydration is necessary for complete health and peak body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Regulating body temperature
- Transporting nutrients
- Guarding muscles and joints
- Developing healthy skin and organs
- Regulating appetite
Not sure how much water to drink? Create a goal to take in half your body weight in ounces. For instance, if you weigh 200 pounds, try to drink 100 ounces of water once a day. Creating a reminder on your phone is a great idea.
4. Prioritize Rest and Recovery
Paying attention to your body and taking rest days weekly is just as crucial as working out. When you allow your body time to take a break, it goes to work fixing muscles, which permits muscles to expand and become stronger as time goes on. This is crucial because the bigger the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body consumes – even when you’re not working out!
While getting back into a healthy routine, you don’t have to do it on your own. After all, the most challenging aspect is often the first step. If you’re seeking a helpful 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!