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

Picture this: You press the snooze button, miss your early workout at the gym in Blaine, get the kids prepped for the day, and rush to the office (or your work-from-home office), grabbing breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You gradually find yourself doing this more regularly, and ultimately, it turns into your new morning schedule. You tell yourself, “Monday, I’ll start again on Monday!”

Does that remind you of anything? If you’ve experienced this before, you’re not alone! And don’t beat yourself up either – we’ve all gone through it. If you’re prepared to get back in the gym and increase your fitness, you’ve arrived at the ideal place. We’ve compiled some of our top tips for getting back in shape and remaining healthy.

1. Keep Meal Prep Simple

Does the task of meal prepping feel like too much to handle? Not here! At Farrell’s Blaine, our nutrition plans for your meals are uncomplicated, healthy and delicious. Putting together a good meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.

To make shopping quick, split your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Buy your favorites from every section, and you’ve put together a week’s worth of meals!

Our top choices:

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

2. Mix Up Your Fitness Routine

Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and low impact—with so many distinct 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 Blaine offers both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can get fit your way, on your agenda. Whichever option you want, your group fitness instructor will guide you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to burn fat and enhance muscle. And you’ll have a blast doing it! The best part is, all new members get one free week of workouts.

3. Drink Your Water

It’s essential to stay hydrated, but it’s even more important to drink your H20 throughout hot weather! Appropriate hydration is necessary for overall health and peak body functions.

Some of these functions include:

  • Regulating body temperature
  • Carrying nutrients
  • Maintaining muscles and joints
  • Promoting healthy skin and organs
  • Regulating appetite

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

4. Highlight Rest and Recovery

 

Being in sync with your body and taking rest days weekly is just as important as working out. When you permit your body time to recover, it gets a jump-start on repairing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to grow and become stronger as time passes. This is crucial because the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body expends – even during rest!

 

While getting back into a healthy routine, you don’t have to do it on your own. After all, the most difficult aspect is often the first step. If you’re wanting to join a encouraging community with a fitness program that promises results, check out a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!

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