Think about this: You press the snooze button, skip your early workout at the gym in Omaha, get the kids prepared for the day, and hurry to the office (or your work-from-home area), grabbing breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You steadily find yourself doing this more often, and ultimately, it turns into your new morning routine. You pledge to yourself, “Monday, I’ll start again on Monday!”
Ring a bell? If you’ve gone through this previously, you’re not alone! And don’t be too hard on yourself up either – it’s happened to all of us. If you’re ready to get back in the gym and improve your fitness, you’ve arrived at the ideal place. We’ve assembled some of our best tips for getting back in shape and staying healthy.
1. Keep Meal Prep Simple
Does the thought of meal prepping feel like too much to handle? It doesn’t have to be that way! At Farrell’s Omaha, our nutrition plans for your meals are easy, healthy and tasty. Creating a healthy meal is fast with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping fast, divide your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Stock up on your preferences 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 Fitness Schedule
Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and low impact—with so many contrasting workouts to choose from, how do you know what’s right for you? The answer is, the right workout is the workout you like doing!
Farrell’s Omaha offers both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can get fit your way, on your schedule. Regardless of which workout you choose, your group fitness instructor will guide you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to melt fat and enhance muscle. And you’ll have a good time doing it! The highlight is, all new members get one free week of workouts.
3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated
It’s crucial to stay hydrated, but it’s even more important to drink your H20 throughout hot weather! Appropriate hydration is essential for overall health and peak body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Controlling body temperature
- Carrying nutrients
- Preserving muscles and joints
- Developing healthy skin and organs
- Managing appetite
Unsure of how much water to aim for? Set a goal to take in half your body weight in ounces. To illustrate, if you weigh 200 pounds, aim to get in 100 ounces of water every day. Creating a reminder on your phone is a great idea.
4. Highlight Rest and Recovery
Paying attention to your body and taking rest days often is just as important as your workouts. When you give your body time to recover, it goes to work fixing muscles, which permits muscles to expand and become stronger as time goes on. This is critical because the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body consumes – even during rest!
While returning to healthy habits, you don’t have to do it alone. After all, the most difficult bit is often the first step. If you’re wanting to join a helpful community with a fitness program that promises results, check out a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!