Stayin’ On Track!

More stories from Allison Stephens

Study Buddy
December 10, 2015


Okay guys let’s face it, we haven’t been the healthiest this semester. Between Sundae Sundays, Taco Tuesdays and Cake All Day Every Day, we’re not the most health-conscious. Now yes, a lot of this has been due to stress, and believe me, I’ve eaten quite a few cookies to deal with my Statistics homework…but we’re getting off track. We need to get back on track and stay there. We can do this! It’s just going to take a little will power.

Alright so first off, we’ve got this great little building called the Athletic Center, which contains a swimming pool, basketball courts, racquetball courts, volleyball courts and even a gym. The best part? The gym has a ton of machines you can put headphones in and watch tv, so you’re not missing the newest episode of American Horror Story. And even better—it’s all free. No charge for students, and it’s just a quick walk down the path from the dorms and a skip across the commuter parking lot, so no excuses people! Grab your gym clothes and head on down!

Now I understand, being a commuter myself, that getting to the gym isn’t always in the cards. But that doesn’t mean you can’t work out! Try finding online goals, like crunches per day or mini workouts you can find in magazines. Anything that keeps you on track is going to push you in the right direction. The great thing about this is it’s all easily accessible. So really, no excuses people!

The last thing we’ve got to talk about is food. Now I’m no saint, but I do know a thing or two about eating healthy. The one thing I can tell you? Moderation is key. Taking everything you love, but eating smaller amounts of it will definitely help. And maybe not cake everyday (let’s try maybe every other day for right now). But cutting back can do wonders. Now don’t cut back too much, starving yourself won’t do you any good. Another key thing is eating breakfast. It’ll give you the energy you need, as well as keep you fuller longer throughout the day, cutting out any mid-morning snacking. So remember, breakfast is great and moderation is the best way to cut down calorie intake.

Alright guys, let’s get to it. Those new year’s resolutions aren’t being put off any longer…I mean…it’s November, guys. Good luck and make great choices! You’ll thank me later, I promise!