Imagine this: You tap the snooze button, skip your morning workout at the gym in New Tampa, get the kids ready 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 frequently, and finally, it turns into your new morning schedule. You pledge to yourself, “Monday, I’ll try again on Monday!”
Ring a bell? If you’ve gone through this previously, you’re not alone! And don’t beat yourself up either – it’s happened to all of us. If you’re set to get back in the gym and enhance your health, you’ve come to the ideal place. We’ve compiled some of our best tips for getting back in shape and maintaining health.
1. Keep Meal Prep Simple
Does the idea of meal prepping feel like too much to handle? Not here! At Farrell’s New Tampa, our nutrition plans for your meals are easy, nourishing and flavorful. Making a healthy meal is easy with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping easy, split your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Buy your favorites from all sections, and you’ll have a week’s worth of meals!
- Protein—chicken and turkey
- Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
- Fats—nuts and avocados
2. Vary Your Workouts
Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and zero impact—with so many distinct workouts to choose from, how do you know what’s best for you? The answer is, the optimal workout is the workout you like doing!
Farrell’s New Tampa has both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can work out your way, on your schedule. Regardless of which setting you select, your group fitness instructor will lead you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to burn fat and enhance muscle. And you’ll have a good time doing it! The highlight is, all new members are given one free week of workouts.
3. Get Enough Water
It’s crucial to get enough water, but it’s even more important to consume your H20 throughout the summer months! Appropriate hydration is imperative for complete health and peak body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Regulating body temperature
- Carrying nutrients
- Protecting muscles and joints
- Assisting in healthy skin and organs
- Managing appetite
Don’t know how much water to drink? Create a goal to consume half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, aim to drink 100 ounces of water daily. Making a reminder on your phone helps.
4. Concentrate Rest and Recovery
Being in tune with your body and taking rest days regularly is just as necessary as going to the gym. When you allow your body time to take a break, it starts repairing muscles, which permits muscles to get bigger and become stronger over time. This is important since the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body consumes – even during rest!
While returning to healthy habits, you don’t have to do it on your own. After all, the hardest aspect is usually the first step. If you’re looking for a helpful community with a fitness program that promises results, check out a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to assist you in reaching your health and fitness goals!