It's Upper Body Day

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

Think about this: You hit the snooze button, miss your daybreak workout at the gym in Denver, get the kids prepared 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 try again on Monday!”

Ring a bell? If you’ve been through this previously, you’re not alone! And don’t beat yourself up either – we’ve all been there. If you’re prepared to get back in the gym and enhance your fitness, you’re in the ideal place. We’ve put together some of our best tips for getting back in shape and remaining healthy.

1. Keep Meal Prep Uncomplicated

Does the task of meal prepping feel like too much to handle? It doesn’t have to be like that! At Farrell’s Denver, our nutrition plans for your meals are uncomplicated, healthy and delicious. Making a healthy meal is easy with a protein, veggies and carbs.

To make shopping uncomplicated, divide your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Buy your preferences from each section, and you’ll have 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 Workouts

Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and zero impact—with so many contrasting workouts to choose from, how do you know what’s a good match for you? The answer is, the optimal workout is the workout you enjoy doing!

Farrell’s Denver provides both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can get fit your way, on your time. Regardless of which option you select, your group fitness instructor will guide you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to torch fat and build muscle. And you’ll have a blast during the workouts! The best part is, all new members get one free week of workouts.

3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated

It’s crucial to get enough water, but it’s even more critical to drink your H20 through hot weather! Appropriate hydration is essential for complete health and ideal body functions.

Some of these functions include:

  • Regulating body temperature
  • Distributing nutrients
  • Preserving muscles and joints
  • Promoting healthy skin and organs
  • Managing appetite

Unsure of how much water to aim for? Make a goal to drink half your body weight in ounces. To illustrate, if you weigh 200 pounds, shoot to drink 100 ounces of water daily. Creating a reminder on your phone helps.

4. Emphasize Rest and Recovery

 

Being in sync with your body and taking rest days regularly is just as crucial as going to the gym. When you allow your body time to rest, it starts repairing muscles, which permits muscles to grow and become stronger over time. This is essential because the greater the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns – even when you’re not working out!

 

While resuming a healthy schedule, you don’t have to do it alone. After all, the hardest bit is usually 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 support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!

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