Imagine this: You press the snooze button, miss your daybreak workout at the gym in Stillwater, get the kids prepared for the day, and rush to the office (or your work-from-home space), getting breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You gradually find yourself doing this more frequently, and finally, it shifts into your new morning schedule. You tell yourself, “Monday, I’ll start again on Monday!”
Ring a bell? 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 prepared to get back in the gym and improve your fitness, you’re in the correct place. We’ve put together some of our best tips for getting back in shape and maintaining health.
1. Keep Meal Prep Uncomplicated
Does the task of meal prepping feel exhausting? It doesn’t have to be like that! At Farrell’s Stillwater, our nutrition plans for your meals are uncomplicated, healthy and delicious. Creating a healthy 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 top choices from each 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. Mix Up Your Workouts
Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and low impact—with so many distinct workouts available, how do you know what’s a good fit for you? The answer is, the right workout is the workout you are motivated to do!
Farrell’s Stillwater provides both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can increase your health your way, on your agenda. Regardless of which setting you want, your group fitness instructor will guide you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to melt fat and increase muscle. And you’ll have a good time during the workouts! The best part is, all new members receive one free week of workouts.
3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated
It’s essential to consume enough water, but it’s even more crucial to drink your H20 during the summer months! Appropriate hydration is imperative for complete health and peak body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Controlling body temperature
- Carrying nutrients
- Protecting muscles and joints
- Developing healthy skin and organs
- Managing appetite
Don’t know how much water to drink? Make a goal to drink half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, try to consume 100 ounces of water daily. Making a reminder on your phone is a great idea.
4. Emphasize 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 recover, it goes to work repairing muscles, which allows your muscles to expand and become stronger as time passes. This is crucial as the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body expends – even when you’re resting!
While getting back into healthy habits, you don’t have to do it on your own. After all, the most challenging part is often the first step. If you’re wanting to join a encouraging community with a fitness program that assures results, check out a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to help you reach your health and fitness goals!