Picture this: You tap the snooze button, miss your early workout at the gym in Eagan, get the kids prepared for the day, and run to the office (or your work-from-home office), getting breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You slowly find yourself doing this more regularly, and eventually, it turns into your new morning routine. You tell yourself, “Monday, I’ll begin again on Monday!”
Ring a bell? If you’ve experienced this in the past, you’re not alone! And don’t be too hard on yourself up either – we’ve all gone through it. If you’re set to get back in the gym and improve your fitness, you’ve come to the ideal place. We’ve compiled some of our best tips for getting back in shape and remaining healthy.
1. Keep Meal Prep Easy
Does the idea of meal prepping feel exhausting? Not here! At Farrell’s Eagan, our nutrition plans for your meals are easy, healthy and flavorful. Making a healthy meal is fast with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping simple, separate your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Stock up on your favorites from each section, and you’ve put together a week’s worth of meals!
- Protein—chicken and turkey
- Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
- Fats—nuts and avocados
2. Shake Up Your Fitness Schedule
Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and low 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 Eagan has both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can work out your way, on your time. Regardless of which option you want, your group fitness instructor will guide you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to melt fat and build muscle. And you’ll have a good time doing it! The greatest part is, all new members get one free week of workouts.
3. Drink Your Water
It’s important to get enough water, but it’s even more critical to consume your H20 during the summer months! Adequate hydration is needed for complete health and peak body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Managing body temperature
- Transporting nutrients
- Guarding muscles and joints
- Developing healthy skin and organs
- Controlling appetite
Not sure how much water to consume? Make 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. Setting a reminder on your phone is a good idea.
4. Prioritize Rest and Recovery
Being in tune with your body and taking rest days regularly is just as crucial as your workouts. When you give your body time to take a break, it gets a jump-start on repairing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to grow and become stronger as time goes on. This is important because the bigger the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body expends – even when you’re resting!
While resuming a healthy routine, you don’t have to do it alone. After all, the hardest bit is often the first step. If you’re wanting to join a supportive community with a fitness program that promises results, come to a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!