Picture this: You press the snooze button, blow off 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 station), grabbing breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You gradually find yourself doing this more often, and ultimately, it turns into your new morning routine. You vow to yourself, “Monday, I’ll start again on Monday!”
Sound familiar? If you’ve gone through this before, 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 increase your fitness, you’re in the ideal place. We’ve assembled some of our top tips for getting back in shape and staying healthy.
1. Keep Meal Prep Uncomplicated
Does the task of meal prepping overwhelm you? Not here! At Farrell’s Omaha, our nutrition plans for your meals are uncomplicated, nourishing and tasty. Making a balanced meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping fast, split your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Buy your top choices from each section, and you’ve got yourself a week’s worth of meals!
Our top picks:
- Protein—chicken and turkey
- Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
- Fats—nuts and avocados
2. Shake Up Your Fitness Routine
Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and zero impact—with so many different workouts to choose from, how do you know what’s ideal for you? The answer is, the best workout is the workout you enjoy doing!
Farrell’s Omaha offers both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can work out your way, on your agenda. Whatever 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 fun in the process! The greatest part is, all new members receive one free week of workouts.
3. Drink Your Water
It’s critical to get enough water, but it’s even more crucial to get your H20 during the summer months! Adequate hydration is necessary for total health and ideal body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Controlling body temperature
- Transporting nutrients
- Guarding muscles and joints
- Assisting in healthy skin and organs
- Controlling appetite
Unsure of how much water to consume? Set a goal to take in half your body weight in ounces. For instance, if you weigh 200 pounds, try to get in 100 ounces of water once a day. Creating a reminder on your phone is a good idea.
4. Highlight Rest and Recovery
Being in tune with your body and taking rest days weekly is just as critical as working out. When you give your body time to take a break, it gets a jump-start on fixing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to expand and become stronger as time goes on. This is essential since the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body expends – even when you’re not working out!
While returning to a healthy schedule, you don’t have to do it alone. After all, the most challenging bit is typically the first step. If you’re wanting to join a helpful community with a fitness program that promises results, come to a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to help you reach your health and fitness goals!