Fall is among us here in Northern California. Leaves are changing colors, the sun goes down earlier, and it's cold in the morning. I am a summer bunny so this is a bittersweet time of year for me because I would rather sweat than shiver. I think the sun is more fun to play in than the snow, and to me, being outside is better than being in.
In fact, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a depressive-like syndrome that occurs during the winter months due to lack of sunlight. A client of mine and I both share this malady, gaining weight in the winter. Not to justify, but it's instinctual. Bears hibernate and store fat to keep them warm, right?
Mark my words, this winter I will not gain weight but instead, I shall lose 5 pounds. How am I going to do that? Monitoring my food intake. I am a protein-type and thrive when I eat more protein than carbs. I am going to eat 5-6 times a day, minimizing fatty foods and watching my alcohol intake since that's nothing but empty calories (2 weaknesses, ok!).
Mostly, I am going to stay active with my Turbulence Training workouts and High Intensity Interval Training. For a lady who prefers warm weather and being outside, I do like the consistency of the treadmill and nothing beats throwing around some weights.
Kelly Says Do This: Turbulence training workouts with heavy, heavy dumbbells. 3 supersets, minimal rest since I tell clients breathing is over-rated! Hahahaha. JUST KIDDING. Follow a total body workout with 15-20 minutes high intensity intervals. In and out and done. And feeling fine. www.kellysaysdothis.com