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4 Tips for Returning to Your Healthy Routine at the Gym and at Home

Imagine this: You press the snooze button, miss your daybreak workout at the gym in Albertville, get the kids ready for the day, and run to the office (or your work-from-home office), ordering breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You gradually find yourself doing this more regularly, and ultimately, it shifts into your new morning habit. You vow to yourself, “Monday, I’ll start again on Monday!”

Sound familiar? If you’ve experienced this before, you’re not alone! And don’t beat yourself up either – it’s happened to all of us. If you’re prepared to get back in the gym and improve your well-being, you’re in the right place. We’ve compiled some of our favorite tips for getting back in shape and staying healthy.

1. Keep Meal Prep Easy

Does the task of meal prepping feel like too much to handle? It doesn’t have to be like that! At Farrell’s Albertville, our nutrition plans for your meals are uncomplicated, nutritious and tasty. Creating a balanced meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.

To make shopping fast, separate your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Buy your preferences from every section, and you’ve got yourself a week’s worth of meals!

Our top choices:

  • Protein—chicken and turkey
  • Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
  • Fats—nuts and avocados

2. Shake Up Your Workouts

Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and no impact—with so many different workouts out there, how do you know what’s a good fit for you? The answer is, the optimal workout is the workout you enjoy doing!

Farrell’s Albertville has both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can increase your health your way, on your time. Whichever option you want, your group fitness instructor will lead you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to burn fat and enhance muscle. And you’ll have fun in the process! The best part is, all new members get one free week of workouts.

3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated

It’s important to consume enough water, but it’s even more crucial to consume your H20 during the summer months! Appropriate hydration is needed for total health and peak body functions.

Some of these functions include:

  • Controlling body temperature
  • Distributing nutrients
  • Guarding muscles and joints
  • Developing healthy skin and organs
  • Regulating appetite

Don’t know how much water to aim for? Create a goal to consume half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, try to get in 100 ounces of water every day. Making a reminder on your phone is a great idea.

4. Prioritize Rest and Recovery

 

Paying attention to your body and taking rest days weekly is just as critical as your workouts. When you permit your body time to rest, it goes to work repairing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to grow and become stronger over time. This is crucial as the greater the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns – 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 challenging aspect is often the first step. If you’re looking for a caring 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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