Keep up the good work this winter Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Fitness and Fashion on January 27, 2015 by Publisher Skylar DigginsPro basketball star Skylar Diggins shares her indoor fitness game planWhile the winter may make for a tempting time to curl up on the couch, adapting your routine is essential for year-round well-being, whether you're a professional athlete or an average person looking to stay on top of your game."As an athlete I am just like everyone else - when it's dark and cold outside it can be harder for me to stay motivated to keep up with my workouts," said women's professional basketball star Skylar Diggins. "But hibernating in the off season isn't an option for me, nor should it be for anyone who wants to stay in shape year-round."As the days grow colder, follow this advice from Diggins to stay fit:Power up with protein. It's important to give your body the proper protein to fuel your workout - both before and after exercise. Protein drinks are one way to reward your muscles and power your body for intense exercise. Made with real milk, Rockin' Refuel Lean Builder, available in chocolate and vanilla varieties, is the protein drink Diggins prefers. It's a delicious low carb, low sugar option that has 20 grams of high quality protein and only 150 calories.Banish boredom. A great way to change it up is signing up for new gym classes or bringing a buddy for motivation. Add variety by doing short reps of different circuit exercises to make workouts more efficient and fun. By alternating reps of speed ropes with walking lunges with weights overhead and high knees, you can incorporate cardio and strength training into one rewarding, un-boring gym session.Keep it close to home. Whether you're snowed in or stuck inside a hotel room, fight the urge to skip your workout by keeping it quick and simple. Great abs don't need a gym, just a little bit of floor space. One of Diggins' favorite ways to keep a toned stomach is alternating reps of sit-ups with bicycle crunches and side planks. You can also incorporate jumping rope and doing an "indoor run" by walking up and down the stairs.Don't make excuses. This time of year is busy for everyone. Maximize your time by doing little things when you can, like calf raises in the shower, choosing the stairs, or repeating lunges until you get to the other side of a room. Keep a light set of hand weights under the couch for a quick arm workout during your favorite TV show.For more tips to keep your routine fresh and fun while indoors this winter, check out Rockin' Refuel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rockinrefuel. You may also be interested in readingColumn: Stay safe during hazardous hot weatherTexas Native Plant of the Month: Chittamwood TreePresident finally orders flags at half-staff to honor Chattanooga victimsAvalon ISD names new field in honor of former superintendentGlenn Heights packs the fun in for the annual Family Festival on July 25Video: Firefighters rescue mother and daughter in high water on FM 876COLUMN: Reminder about children in hot carsECSO Explorer Sgt. Shelby Snodgress accepted into National Leadership AcademyCOLUMN: About Veterans DayRed Oak PD arrests three for vehicle burglaries ← Bring on the heat for the big gameSafety tips for operating portable generators → You must log in to post a comment.