Being in university has taught me one thing – that I’m fat.
I attend a university of 30k+ people and I feel like the only fatty there! The desks are uncomfortable, I never have any leg room and everyone I meet seems to be in prime physical condition. I know that I’ve gained weight since I was last in school but it almost went unnoticed. I never realized how unhealthy I had become.
Over the last year or so of this blog I have certainly made progression in the way I eat. I usually choose healthy and wholesome options for meals and snacks. I try to avoid overly processed foods and fast food pit stops. Even though ive made a lot of prgress, when I’m craving something I still cave in.
My biggest downfall is the EXCUSES I make for myself. I need to be accountable to my health. Everything I have done has been little steps but I need to start making big strides.
I’ve decided to change the path I’m on. Starting with yoga. Starting September 19th I signed up and paid for a weekly class of yoga. Even just having one planned class a week helps keep myself accountable.
I want to start going to the gym on the days when I’m done school and don’t have to run off to work. Even though I can already tell working as much as I do and going to school full time will feel stressful, I know from personal experience that carving out an hour or two a few days of week for me time will be good. Exercise is a great stress reliever. That’s exactly what I need.
One of the hardest things I will have to keep accountable with is fast food. Waking up at 5 am to head out to class tends to make me feel overwhelmed. I often skip breakfast which leaves me ravished. University campus is a breeding ground for bad food choices. Everywhere you look there is a burger/coffee/sandwich shop. Even if I avoid the temptation of the solid food there will always be a coffee. I’m going to buy a prepaid coffee card and once it’s gone for the the month it’s gone.
I am hoping to keep motivated and stay healthy. I know how to eat healthy I just need to do it. As long as I can make good food choices, keep portion sizes in mind and get more excercise I will be successful.