Picture this: You hit the snooze button, skip your morning workout at the gym in Colorado Springs, get the kids prepped for the day, and run to the office (or your work-from-home room), 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 think to yourself, “Monday, I’ll start again on Monday!”
Ring a bell? If you’ve been through this before, you’re not alone! And don’t be so critical of yourself up either – it’s happened to all of us. If you’re set to get back in the gym and improve your health, you’ve arrived at the ideal place. We’ve assembled some of our favorite tips for getting back in shape and maintaining health.
1. Keep Meal Prep Easy
Does the task of meal prepping feel exhausting? It doesn’t have to be like that! At Farrell’s Colorado Springs, our nutrition plans for your meals are simple, nutritious and tasty. Putting together a balanced meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping easy, 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 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 low impact—with so many contrasting workouts to choose from, how do you know what’s best for you? The answer is, the best workout is the workout you enjoy doing!
Farrell’s Colorado Springs provides both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can increase your health your way, on your agenda. Whatever workout you select, your group fitness instructor will walk you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to burn fat and enhance muscle. And you’ll have fun during the workouts! The best part is, all new members get one free week of workouts.
3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated
It’s crucial to get enough water, but it’s even more important to consume your H20 through warm weather! Proper hydration is necessary for complete health and peak body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Controlling body temperature
- Transporting nutrients
- Maintaining muscles and joints
- Assisting in healthy skin and organs
- Controlling appetite
Unsure of how much water to consume? Make a goal to take in half your body weight in ounces. For instance, if you weigh 200 pounds, shoot to consume 100 ounces of water daily. Setting a reminder on your phone is a good idea.
4. Emphasize Rest and Recovery
Being in sync with your body and taking rest days regularly is just as crucial as working out. When you permit your body time to recover, it starts repairing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to expand and become stronger as time goes on. This is critical because the bigger the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body consumes – even when you’re not working out!
While resuming healthy habits, you don’t have to do it on your own. After all, the hardest bit is typically the first step. If you’re seeking a helpful community with a fitness program that promises results, visit a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!