It’s been so long since we last spoke. Welcome back to a new
You may or may not know that I have always been an aspiring
athlete. I played softball, swam, and was a cheerleader. I say aspiring because
I wasn’t very good at them. But, since I had to work extra hard to keep up with
everyone else, I was in pretty decent shape.
Then I started college and the fanciness of a fit lifestyle
went out the window.
In a discombobulated world full of twenty-pound textbooks
and perpetually unsharpened pencils, I found myself unable to make time for the
gym. I thought that avoiding it would give me more time to do homework. But
instead I procrastinated to spend quality time with dear old Netflix.
Over break I decided to reintroduce that old habit of going
to the gym. I just wear my gym clothes to work (we have a very casual dress
code) and waltz on over afterwards. Working out has been working out great (see
what I did there?)—I feel more energized and have more self-confidence.
But today when I went to the gym all I could think about was
this big essay that was due. I felt my
old worries about time management sneak back in. So I decided to do the quickest
workout of my life. I stepped on the treadmill and started running and then…
I felt great. I felt relieved. I felt an inkling of… calm? And
I was suctioning off the cellulite from my backside at the same time. What the heck, I thought, why
haven’t I been doing this all along?!
Going into this semester I’m trying to develop better ways
of stress management—ones that don’t require binging on my mac or
Exercising seems like the perfect way. Plus I’ll get all
sexy and macho. What do you think?
Tiffany’s Magical Monday Music Selection:
I Can Lift a Car by Walk the Moon
P.S. Having a gym membership can be super expensive. I’d
recommend Planet Fitness for most college students. It’s relatively cheap (only
ten bucks a month) and open 24 hours to accommodate our crazy schedules.
P.P.S. You don’t have to go to the gym to get some
exercise or reduce stress. Try running around your neighborhood or youtubing a
yoga video. Those are just as easy and completely free.