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4 Tips for Starting Up Your Healthy Habits at the Gym and at Home

Think about this: You tap the snooze button, blow off your early workout at the gym in Little Elm, get the kids ready for the day, and hurry to the office (or your work-from-home station), grabbing breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You slowly find yourself doing this more often, and eventually, it turns into your new morning schedule. You vow to yourself, “Monday, I’ll begin again on Monday!”

Remind you of anything? If you’ve experienced this in the past, 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 enhance your well-being, you’re in the right place. We’ve compiled some of our best tips for getting back in shape and staying healthy.

1. Keep Meal Prep Uncomplicated

Does the thought of meal prepping feel exhausting? It doesn’t have to be like that! At Farrell’s Little Elm, our nutrition plans for your meals are uncomplicated, healthy and tasty. 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. Stock up on your preferences from each section, 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. Mix Up Your Fitness Schedule

Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and zero impact—with so many different workouts available, how do you know what’s right for you? The answer is, the best workout is the workout you like doing!

Farrell’s Little Elm provides both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can work out your way, on your schedule. Whatever workout you go with, your group fitness instructor will lead you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to burn fat and build muscle. And you’ll have a good time in the process! The best part is, all new members are given one free week of workouts.

3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated

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

Some of these functions include:

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

Not sure how much water to aim for? Set a goal to take in half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, shoot to get in 100 ounces of water daily. Making a reminder on your phone helps.

4. Prioritize Rest and Recovery

 

Being in sync with your body and taking rest days regularly is just as critical as going to the gym. When you permit your body time to take a break, it starts repairing muscles, which allows your muscles to grow and become stronger as time goes on. This is important since the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns – even during rest!

 

While returning to healthy habits, you don’t have to do it by yourself. After all, the most challenging bit is typically the first step. If you’re seeking a supportive community with a fitness program that promises results, come to a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to assist you in reaching your health and fitness goals!

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