Okay, ladies. This one's for you. We know it's a tough job staying in shape in college. What with classes, work, sorority, family, social life, friends, and plenty more, working on your fitness can be a sizable challenge.
Greek U's Quick Tips to Staying in Shape in College
If you're anything like me--as in, a college junior who still hasn't quite figured out how this whole "healthy" thing works--you might know that balancing being a busy college lady is a task itself. And to throw staying fit on top of that beautiful mess? You might think it can't be done.
Alas, it is indeed possible! Check out our tips below for staying fit and fabulous, even on a tight college schedule.
If you can't find the time, make the time.
Alright, so this one might involve some adjustments to your schedule. But these adjustments don't necessarily have to be the major, important events on your calendar. Making time for a quick work out can be as easy as cutting off time sitting around on your phone, re-watching that season for the 3rd time on Netflix, or getting 45 more minutes of precious sleep--okay, maybe salvage that last one.
Long story short, cutting out the unnecessary lollygagging in your day-to-day life leaves you with a surprising amount of time to dedicate to staying in shape in college.
Fuel Your Fabulous
You might've heard through the grapevine that being fit and shedding pounds has much more to do with diet than it does strenuous exercise. While I can't attest to the validity of this claim, what I can tell you is that, what you fuel your body with does indeed matter!
While I happen to be the biggest fan of everything sweet, junky, and greasy, I am still learning to apply this rule myself. A huge part of your fitness and how you feel each day is the way you decide to power your body. When you eat well, you genuinely feel better than when you overindulge in one-too-many goodies. Now, this isn't to say you shouldn't treat yo' self here and there, but keep in mind having a balanced diet for best results. Everything in moderation, people!
Stick to Your Schedule
Another tricky one, but a helpful key into staying in shape in college. Once you've figured out a routine that works for you, commit to that sucker! I've heard many a time that when you stick to a good, new habit for over two weeks, it becomes much more normal and easier to maintain in your daily life. If you can give it the time, you'll be seeing results and staying in shape in no time.
We ain't ever getting older, right?
Remember when I mentioned how much I love greasy, junky food? Well, I do. And as college kids, I think I speak for us all when I say that late-night munchies are a staple part of the college diet. (If they aren't, you ought to reevaluate whether you're doing this whole college thing right...kidding! Kinda.)
With that said, contrary to popular belief as instilled in us by the one and only Chainsmokers, we are indeed getting older. And with this aging, raging nights of boozin' and binging on our favorite late-night snacks catch up with us much faster. Now, I love a good ole' college night out. But I've got to play devil's advocate nonetheless.
As we get older and (supposedly) wiser, we also attain further responsibilities, one of them being to treat our aging bodies with respect and adapting our lifestyles accordingly. Keep the partying and binging regulated, and you'll be on your way to a healthier lifestyle in no time.
I hope you find these tidbits helpful, and are as motivated as ever to get out there and be an awesome, multi-tasking, fit, bad ass college girl. Wishing you a great rest of your busy week, from all of us here at Greek U!