Tuesday, April 21, 2015

That Freshman Fifteen Though

I have yet to report on how my goals are going for this month, so I guess it's time.

Honestly, I haven't been giving my fitness goals as much attention as I would like.  I've been trying to get into the gym as often as I can, but it's really difficult with the end of the semester nearing. I never really believed in "The Freshman 15" until now...I get why it happens.  You forget to work out, you eat whatever is convenient, you stress eat...It's like you only have time to read, eat, and sleep. 

However, as hard as it is to keep in shape and eat right in college, it's no excuse.  It's literally my job to be physically fit, so it really is important for me to make time to run around a little bit or do a few sit-ups every now and then. 

What I have been doing though, is throwing a little activity into my every day routine. I've been lazily taking care of myself...

+When I'm at work I stand up and do calf raises and lunges.  Sitting in a desk for 8.5 hours is not so great, so it's good to try and keep the blood flowing.

+I do my best to make good food choices when I go into the dining commons.  I try to choose a meal with some complex carbs, proteins, and some veggies if I can get myself to eat them.

+I walk a ton! I'm not sure if ya'll have investigated this updated to iPhones, but they have a health tracker.  I checked it out a few nights ago and it told me that I walk an average of 2 miles every day.  That's not so bad, but it's probably just from walking to my classes around campus. 

+I've been paying attention to things like my oral hygine, skin, and hair.  I think fitness is more than just how you eat and move.  It's also about how you feel overall and paying attention to all aspects of my health has really made a change in me.

How do you stay fit when if seems like you don't have enough hours in a day?


Jen said...

I think you are doing great, at least you are making a choice to get some exercise in. :)

MeandMySoldierMan said...

Being intentional makes a huge difference! Keep on keepin' on!

Lex said...

I have been struggling so much with staying fit, this is my first year in college and the weight has hit me like a boulder!

Ashley said...

It can be so hard to stay active and be overall healthy. I've been trying so hard to get an average of 14,000 steps each day (that's a little over 5 miles of walking a day), but it has been rough. I feel accomplished when I get over 10,000 honestly. Good luck with the fitness though.

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