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4 Tips for Kickstarting Your Healthy Lifestyle at the Gym and at Home

Think about this: You hit the snooze button, miss your daybreak workout at the gym in Hudson, get the kids ready for the day, and rush to the office (or your work-from-home space), ordering breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You slowly find yourself doing this more often, and eventually, it becomes your new morning habit. You promise yourself, “Monday, I’ll begin again on Monday!”

Sound familiar? If you’ve gone through 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 health, you’ve arrived at the right place. We’ve assembled some of our best tips for getting back in shape and remaining healthy.

1. Keep Meal Prep Easy

Does the idea of meal prepping feel exhausting? Not here! At Farrell’s Hudson, our nutrition plans for your meals are simple, nourishing and delicious. Making a balanced meal is fast 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 all sections, and you’ll have 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 Workouts

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

Farrell’s Hudson offers both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can get fit your way, on your schedule. Regardless of which workout you want, your group fitness instructor will lead you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to torch fat and increase muscle. And you’ll have a blast during the workouts! The highlight is, all new members get one free week of workouts.

3. Get Enough Water

It’s crucial to consume enough water, but it’s even more critical to get your H20 through the summer months! Appropriate hydration is necessary for complete health and peak body functions.

Some of these functions include:

  • Managing body temperature
  • Distributing nutrients
  • Preserving muscles and joints
  • Assisting in healthy skin and organs
  • Controlling appetite

Unsure of how much water to consume? Set a goal to drink half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, aim to consume 100 ounces of water every day. Setting a reminder on your phone is a good idea.

4. Emphasize Rest and Recovery

 

Listening to your body and taking rest days regularly is just as critical as working out. When you permit your body time to rest, it starts fixing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to get bigger and become stronger over time. This is crucial because the greater the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns – even during rest!

 

While getting back into a healthy schedule, you don’t have to do it alone. After all, the most challenging bit is usually the first step. If you’re seeking a caring community with a fitness program that promises results, visit a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!

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