Think about this: You press the snooze button, blow off your daybreak workout at the gym in Elk River, get the kids prepped for the day, and rush to the office (or your work-from-home area), ordering breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You slowly find yourself doing this more often, and ultimately, it becomes your new morning schedule. You pledge to yourself, “Monday, I’ll try again on Monday!”
Remind you of anything? If you’ve experienced this in the past, you’re not alone! And don’t be too hard on yourself up either – it’s happened to all of us. If you’re set to get back in the gym and enhance your well-being, you’ve come to the correct place. We’ve assembled some of our best tips for getting back in shape and maintaining health.
1. Keep Meal Prep Uncomplicated
Does the task of meal prepping overwhelm you? It doesn’t have to be that way! At Farrell’s Elk River, our nutrition plans for your meals are simple, nourishing and delicious. Creating a healthy meal is easy with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping simple, divide your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Get your favorites from all sections, and you’ve put together a week’s worth of meals!
Our top choices:
- Protein—chicken and turkey
- Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
- Fats—nuts and avocados
2. Shake Up Your Workouts
Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and no impact—with so many distinct workouts available, how do you know what’s right for you? The answer is, the best workout is the workout you enjoy doing!
Farrell’s Elk River has both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can increase your health your way, on your agenda. Whatever workout you go with, your group fitness instructor will walk you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to torch fat and build muscle. And you’ll have a blast in the process! The greatest part is, all new members get one free week of workouts.
3. Get Enough Water
It’s crucial to stay hydrated, but it’s even more important to drink your H20 through hot weather! Adequate hydration is necessary for total health and ideal body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Managing body temperature
- Carrying nutrients
- Guarding muscles and joints
- Assisting in 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 once a day. Creating 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 crucial as going to the gym. When you permit your body time to recover, it gets a jump-start on fixing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to get bigger and become stronger over time. This is crucial since the bigger the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body uses – even during rest!
While resuming a healthy schedule, you don’t have to do it by yourself. After all, the most challenging bit is usually the first step. If you’re looking for a supportive community with a fitness program that guarantees results, come to a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!