Today I want to talk about some fitness and health related things. I’ve been on a big college kick lately when it comes to my blog posts and I’m loving it! Hopefully it’s relatable on some level. Lately I’ve been in that adjustment period from summer to school mode, and I’m still trying to figure out my routine. I’ve dropped the ball on my blog a bit lately so I’m hoping to map out time each week to work on it! Expect some longer posts coming soon 😉
Before I left for college I was in great shape, but I was also super active from all of my dancing. I thought there was no way at all I would gain the freshman 15 or anything close to it! Butttt I did. And I think 9/10 of us do. For me, dorm food was really hard. I mean reaaally hard. The whole idea of having this prepaid card with points loaded on it ready at your finger tips…it took a lot of self control!
I also really missed being able to cook. Not even cook myself some big fancy dinner, but in the dorms I was cooking on my desk which was also my homework place and also my lounge area. Healthy snacks became more of a challenge for me.
So because being healthy in the dorms was harder for me, I am so happy to be in a home now! I have a kitchen, and a living room, and an actual house, haha, it is great! Being healthier is already a lot easier for me, but I think that also has to do with being happier in a house.
The point is, some of us love the dorms! And some of us strongly dislike them. Maybe a house with a kitchen is better for you, or living next to the rec center so you’ll actually workout. I found out I need group exercise classes to get me motivated. I also needed a kitchen with healthy snacks. Decide what you need and stick with it. Being healthy and fit in college doesn’t have to be hard–it’s an adjustment in itself so don’t be discouraged if it takes some trial and error. We’ve all been there.