Healthy living in CollegePosted: December 9, 2011
I’m currently drowning in studying for exams, so if this post sounds like me going insane..I apologize in advance
Onto a more serious topic..I find it hard to define a healthy lifestyle in college…
I get told a lot of the time..“You’re so healthy!” “Everything you eat is so healthy!”
While ya, I do eat healthy nutritious foods because I enjoy how they make me feel, I would say that overall college and “healthy living” don’t always go hand in hand
Going out on the
week days weekends. We all know that college is the best 4 years of your life, which includes a lot of social events, which then leads to extra (liquid consumption if you know what I mean..) which is definitely not equated with a “healthy lifestyle”
This is me humiliating my best friend HAHAHA.
What I’m trying to explain is that, if you know that maybe 10% of the time you’re not going to be making the healthiest decisions, this is why 90% of the time I do!
Healthy living is all about balance! enjoying lots of yummy oats and salads
Along with the occasional pizza slices
I am still working on defining how healthy living fits in with the typical college lifestyle, but I remind myself constantly that sweating the small stuff is not worth it!
I find that a lot of the time I allow myself to feel guilty for missing a work out or eating foods that I normally wouldn’t on a daily basis
But in all seriousness, worrying doesn’t get me anywhere. It just makes me feel bad about myself, which in turn does nothing.
I think staying positive is half of the battle (at least for me)
I realize some people may disagree with me (no you don’t have to feel the need to drink in college) but I’m just speaking for those people who read my blog, are in college, and might have some of the same feelings that I do
Overall I know I feel good when I
- eat healthy foods
- get a lot of sleep!
- work out (seriously best stress reliever ever!)
- and socialize!
College goes by SO fast..(too fast!)..so it’s best to make the most of it then dwell on the extra slice of pizza you may have eaten at 2am..
Question for ya! : If you’re in college, what do you do to maintain a healthy lifestyle? And if you aren’t still in college, what did you do when you were?