Owning the Winter Doldrums

Today’s post is for everyone who’s starting to feel that winter laziness/sluggishness starting to creep in.  Here’s the set up, which could last till spring…It’s cold outside and I need to get to the gym.  I’ve had a long day at the office, dinner is on the stove, the house is really waaa*YAAAAWN*rm, my program is stale, ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZ.  Okay, so maybe you don’t fall asleep, but I know it’s hard to get motivated to get to the gym when your day is over with the cold weather being what it is.  To make it through the winter without putting on anymore unwanted pounds, making empty new years resolutions, and wishing you could stay on vacation this holiday season, here are a few tips:

1)  Make Proteins/Fruits/Veggies the staple of your diet – In my eyes, this is the most important thing you can do to stay healthy not only year round, but especially in the winter.  If you’re not going to get to the gym as consistently, eat clean.  You still need carbs, so get them in the morning and/or lunch.  Don’t be downing carbs at dinner.  You’re setting yourself up for failure that way.

2)  Change your program every 4 weeks – If you’re in the gym 2-3 times a week, make those workouts full body workouts.  If you’re in the gym 4 days a week, make it 2 days of upper body/core/mobility work and 2 days of lower body/core/mobility work.  Also, make



Push Ups

and all of their variations a part of each 4 week program.  If you don’t know how to change it up with a clear goal in mind, then get your butt over to BucksFit and we’ll do all the unwanted work for you, all you have to do is show up!

3)  Find a time that is consistently YOURS – 1 hour, 2-4 days a week, that’s all I’m asking.  2-4 hours per week isn’t impossible, you’re not that busy, I don’t care who you are.  If you don’t “have the time,” make the time.  Excuses are like….You know the rest.

Put these 3 ideas together and you’re going to be rocking that 6 pack before you know it!  One more thing before I go.  I work with a lot of baseball guys in the off season and another one of our high school players, Jake Drossner of Council Rock North High School, committed this week to the University of Maryland.  I want to congratulate Jake and his family on a great week.  The hard work continues to pay off and I can’t wait to see Drossy catching Coach Bakich down in College Park!





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