It's Lower Body Day

4 Suggestions for Kickstarting Your Healthy Routine at the Gym and at Home

Picture this: You press the snooze button, skip your daybreak workout at the gym in La Vista, get the kids ready for the day, and hurry to the office (or your work-from-home room), getting breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You gradually find yourself doing this more frequently, and ultimately, it turns into your new morning schedule. You pledge to yourself, “Monday, I’ll try 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 be so critical of yourself up either – we’ve all gone through it. If you’re ready to get back in the gym and increase your well-being, you’re in the right place. We’ve put together some of our favorite tips for getting back in shape and maintaining health.

1. Keep Meal Prep Easy

Does the idea of meal prepping feel like too much to handle? It doesn’t have to be like that! At Farrell’s La Vista, our nutrition plans for your meals are uncomplicated, nutritious and flavorful. Putting together a good meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.

To make shopping uncomplicated, write your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Buy your top choices from all sections, and you’ve put together a week’s worth of meals!

Our favorites:

  • 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 contrasting workouts to choose from, how do you know what’s a good match for you? The answer is, the right workout is the workout you like doing!

Farrell’s La Vista offers both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can increase your health your way, on your schedule. Whichever option you choose, your group fitness instructor will lead you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to burn fat and build muscle. And you’ll have a blast during the workouts! The highlight is, all new members are given one free week of workouts.

3. Drink Your Water

It’s crucial to get enough water, but it’s even more critical to consume your H20 through warm weather! Proper hydration is needed for overall health and ideal body functions.

Some of these functions include:

  • Managing body temperature
  • Carrying nutrients
  • Maintaining muscles and joints
  • Developing healthy skin and organs
  • Managing appetite

Don’t know how much water to aim for? Create a goal to consume half your body weight in ounces. To illustrate, if you weigh 200 pounds, aim to drink 100 ounces of water once a day. Making a reminder on your phone is a good idea.

4. Prioritize Rest and Recovery

 

Being in tune with your body and taking rest days often is just as crucial as going to the gym. When you allow your body time to rest, it starts fixing muscles, which allows your muscles to grow and become stronger as time passes. This is important as the bigger the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body expends – even when you’re not working out!

 

While resuming a healthy routine, you don’t have to do it on your own. After all, the most difficult part is usually the first step. If you’re wanting to join a uplifting community with a fitness program that assures results, come to a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!

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