Originally Posted by BULLY
Yeah no shit. Holiday season kinda sucks if you're trying to stay disciplined. I'm going to another state to see the fam for a few weeks, won't be anywhere near a gym, but I'm gonna take my dumbbell set with me. Better than nothing. But most of the time will be spent getting drunk, late night kebabs and lots of partying. Fuck.
Fucking a. I had an awesome workout the day after Thanksgiving, but was still bloated as fuck. This is gallon of water a day and Metamucil season for me.
I can say a lot of bad things about holiday season, but I enjoy it all in all. It's the first 2 months after holiday season that I absolutely dread. I typically shun going to the actual gym (except for squat day - I need the rack) from the new year until mid-March to avoid the resolutioners who lack any tact or gym etiquette. They usually give up about 2 months in, so I make due going balls to the mother fucking wall with my Olympic weight set in the garage following Rippetoe principles and running about 10 miles/week until that time.
If I were you, I'd simply take a barbell and some plates and knock out some basic compounds a few times a week for 25 minutes. I suppose you could knock out the same movements with a dumbbell set, however. I'm just a fan of the barbell.