Picture this: You hit the snooze button, miss your early workout at the gym in Omaha, get the kids ready for the day, and hurry to the office (or your work-from-home station), ordering breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You steadily find yourself doing this more often, and ultimately, it shifts into your new morning habit. You vow to yourself, “Monday, I’ll begin again on Monday!”
Does that remind you of anything? If you’ve gone through this in the past, you’re not alone! And don’t beat yourself up either – we’ve all been there. If you’re set to get back in the gym and increase 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 overwhelm you? It doesn’t have to be that way! At Farrell’s Omaha, our nutrition plans for your meals are simple, nutritious and delicious. Putting together a healthy meal is fast with a protein, veggies and carbs.
To make shopping quick, split your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Stock up on your favorites from all sections, and you’ve got yourself a week’s worth of meals!
Our top picks:
- 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 low impact—with so many different 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 Omaha offers both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can get fit your way, on your agenda. Regardless of which workout you want, your group fitness instructor will lead you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to burn fat and increase muscle. And you’ll have a good time during the workouts! The best part is, all new members receive one free week of workouts.
3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated
It’s important to get enough water, but it’s even more crucial to drink your H20 throughout the summer months! Adequate hydration is essential for total health and peak body functions.
Some of these functions include:
- Controlling body temperature
- Distributing nutrients
- Protecting muscles and joints
- Promoting healthy skin and organs
- Regulating appetite
Don’t know how much water to aim for? Create a goal to drink half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, aim to consume 100 ounces of water daily. Setting a reminder on your phone is a good idea.
4. Prioritize Rest and Recovery
Paying attention to your body and taking rest days often is just as critical as going to the gym. When you give your body time to recover, it gets a jump-start on mending muscles, which gives muscles the ability to grow and become stronger as time passes. This is important because the more 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 alone. After all, the most difficult part is usually the first step. If you’re seeking a encouraging community with a fitness program that assures results, visit a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to assist you in reaching your health and fitness goals!