Post-Thanksgiving Workout-Beat the Blues…

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It’s Monday after Thanksgiving and we are all feeling pretty much the same…blah, bloated and flabby. We are all still full of turkey and lazy from having a few days off.  So you are probably going to be dragging a bit this week.  But that is ok, whether is is holiday induced or not, the occasional sluggishness of having to put an effort towards life, work and family, when you are not feeling it, is perfectly normal and a natural part of life.  No one bats .1000, and no one is motivated every day of the year.

I  recently read an article about this in the New York Times and here are some suggestions from a lifestyle coach to help you get your motivation back.

Be accountable-Confide in a favorite family member, co-worker or friend and let them know you’re feeling off today, and ask them to gently check on you to make sure you’re staying on task. Find someone you trust who can give you a helpful nudge that won’t feel invasive, but is just a little something to keep you on track.

Take breaks-After a long weekend of food and festivities, maybe you’re just feeling a little exhausted today. Again: That’s fine!  In the article the author advocates to take a rest break and or a nap!  You have permission to take a nap. A study published in Nature Neuroscience found that taking a brief nap — between 20 and 30 minutes — can stop a deterioration in performance, and an hour long nap can even reverse that deterioration.

Start extremely small-The idea is this: If you just can’t motivate yourself to get started on something today, slice it up into the smallest possible units of progress and attack them one at a time. I  have always said that it is better to exercise 5 minutes every day than to wait until you have big chunks of time to do a massive workout.  Instead, start with a 5 to 10 minute routine to get your body moving and your blood circulating. It will make you feel better.

Try the Cardioogolf Post-Thanksgiving Workout Routine-    

Lower Body Hit Challenge to Improve Weight Shift-


Medium to High


Par Level-Do Circuit One Time-10 minutes

Birdie Level-Do Circuit Two Times-20 minutes

Eagle Level-Do Circuit Three Times-30 minutes


Improves cardiovascular fitness, lower body endurance and weight shift.


  1. Uphill Lie Backswing
  2. Downhill Lie Impact to Follow-through
  3. Forward Lunge with Core
  4. Forward Lunge with Twist
  5. Uphill Lie with Lead Foot Lift
  6. Downhill Lie with Impact to Follow-through with Back Foot Tap
  7. Forward Lunge with Wood Chop
  8. Weight Shift Drill
  9. Squat with Overhead Arm Reach
  10. Side Flexion
  11. Back Lunge with Twist
  12. Backswing Hold
  13. Impact Hold
  14. Release Hold
  15. Follow-through Hold

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We all know the importance that fitness, swing mechanics and equipment can have on our golf games, but are you eating the right foods to sustain enough energy throughout your round to play your best golf? The best equipment in the world won’t make a difference if you don’t have energy to get you around the course. We do not hear as much about nutrition for golf, but rest assured that the most elite golfers of the world follow some sort of diet to provide them with the energy-output they need to play their best. While is it not yet the norm for golfers to follow a specialized nutrition program, it will soon become so.

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