Picture this: You tap the snooze button, skip your morning workout at the gym in Plymouth, get the kids ready for the day, and hurry to the office (or your work-from-home space), getting breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You slowly find yourself doing this more often, and eventually, it shifts into your new morning schedule. You vow to yourself, “Monday, I’ll try again on Monday!”
Remind you of anything? If you’ve been through this in the past, you’re not alone! And don’t be so critical of yourself up either – we’ve all gone through it. If you’re prepared to get back in the gym and enhance your well-being, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve assembled some of our favorite tips for getting back in shape and remaining healthy.
1. Keep Meal Prep Easy
Does the idea of meal prepping feel exhausting? It doesn’t have to be that way! At Farrell’s Plymouth, our nutrition plans for your meals are simple, nutritious and flavorful. Putting together a good meal is easy with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping easy, divide your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Buy your top choices from every section, and you’ve put together a week’s worth of meals!
Our top picks:
- 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 different workouts out there, how do you know what’s right for you? The answer is, the best workout is the workout you like doing!
Farrell’s Plymouth has both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can increase your health your way, on your agenda. Whichever setting you go with, your group fitness instructor will lead you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to torch fat and enhance muscle. And you’ll have fun during the workouts! The greatest part is, all new members are given one free week of workouts.
3. Drink Your Water
It’s critical to stay hydrated, but it’s even more important to get your H20 throughout warm weather! Appropriate hydration is essential for complete health and optimal body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Managing body temperature
- Distributing nutrients
- Preserving muscles and joints
- Assisting in healthy skin and organs
- Managing appetite
Not sure how much water to aim for? Make a goal to consume half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, shoot to consume 100 ounces of water daily. Making a reminder on your phone is a great idea.
4. Concentrate Rest and Recovery
Listening to your body and taking rest days often is just as necessary as working out. When you allow your body time to take a break, it gets a jump-start on fixing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to get bigger and become stronger as time goes on. This is critical as the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body uses – even when you’re not working out!
While getting back into healthy habits, you don’t have to do it on your own. After all, the hardest part is usually the first step. If you’re looking for a caring 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!