When I was doing my undergrad I was far from fit. My sleeping habits were the worst, I ate junk, and rarely worked out (and it was usually like 30 min on the elliptical). Ironically my major was Public Health, and as I got more into my program I realized that a few small things made me feel so much better. By the time I was in my senior year, I got more into working out and quit the pizza habit, and weight started to come off and I felt a million times better…SO my point is…developing a few great habits in college will pay off in the long run!
To avoid the freshman 15 and keep yourself feeling energized, I recommend a few inexpensive basics for the dorm room. I am back in school (although thankfully not living in a dorm), and these things are key in helping me stay on track this year.
Yoga mat– if your school doesn’t have a fitness center or you don’t have access to a gym- a yoga mat is essential! There are SO many free body weight workouts available on youtube! There are also a few hot blogging babes that provide body weight programs too!
Water bottle– Get a large water bottle and fill that sucker up and carry it with you ALL DAY. Hydration is key!! Especially before you go out!
Crops/Sports bra/shoes– get some workout gear you feel great it. F21 has some cheap stuff that is great, and the material actually feels high-quality. If you have the gear, you’re more likely to hit the gym. Gap also has great stuff that will probably be on sale come Labor day. 😉
Peanut Butter- if you are in a dorm (or even an apartment w/roommates) the amount of space you have is probably limited. Get some natural nut butter to throw on an apple,crackers,toast,celery…a spoon…before class.
Protein/Bars– Use amazon or BB.com to get some protein or questbars. Both are great to have on hand for a last minute snack!
If you were used to doing sports or working out in high school, keep it up! If you continue to eat the same way you always have (or more), with less exercise those lbs are going to pack on quick. Even if you never really worked out before, simply walking around campus is a great way to get some activity in!
Any other dorm room tips for the fit girl?? Let me know! Tweet me @afitgirlsguide