It is incredibly difficult to be healthy in college, well, for me anyway. With working and homework and being totally exhausted, it is so hard for me to find time to make a better ME. You know what people call that? EXCUSES!
Recently, I have realized that my health is very important. My doctor told me that I am at the age where women gain weight in preparation for childbirth. Even if I am in nooooooo wayyyyyyyy at that stage in my life mentally, my body is physically! I have decided to take responsibility for myself and try to have a healthier lifestyle.
One of the ways I have decided to be healthier is to visit the gym whenever I can. The Carlson Fitness Center on campus has been my lifesaver! I do not have to pay those enormous gym fees and I can just walk right over after class and get my run on. The elliptical is my absolute fave and I can run on that thing forever! There are always friendly familiar faces there if I ever need help with the weights, too. I can’t believe I hadn’t gone there since freshman year!
Another huge way I have decided to change my lifestyle has been to eat healthier. Whole Foods Market in Kahala is only about 10 minutes away from my dorm and they have everything I could ever need to improve my diet. Most people think that it is very pricey to shop there, but for most of their products, they have a store brand option that isn’t so bad on my wallet at all! I took a trip there today and just being in there made me so much more motivated to eat better. For lunch I had a whole wheat spinach and garlic pizza slice and it was AMAZING. I also made my own salad creation from the salad bar for my dinner at work tonight.
I have come to understand that in order for me to feel better mentally and physically, I need to treat my body like a temple. Getting exercise and eating better makes me feel so much better about myself. Thank goodness for a gym and market so close in proximity that makes improving my body and mind so much easier!