Having trouble zipping up your favorite skirt? Do you need to add another hole to that belt buckle? Holidays can be tough. After a long month of eating, eating, and more eating, it can be difficult to get back into a healthy regiment of exercise and nutrition.
The best way is to make a fitness schedule. Going to a dual curriculum college means making sure your time is balanced. Use the YU planner to make a fitness to-do list on your monthly planner. It will allow you to maintain a consistent workout routine.
Unfortunately, going to the gym cannot be the only change. Eating right is the other half to staying healthy. The cafeteria is hectic during lunch, so it’s understandable why the easiest item to grab is sushi. It’s pre-made, and you don’t have to try and get around two students chatting at the salad bar. But according to the book, Calorie Fat & Carbohydrate Counter, the average 8-piece sushi roll has 400 calories. If you’re getting two rolls of sushi for lunch that means you’re consuming an average of 800 calories. Stick to one roll of sushi, and if you’re still hungry after your next class go back when the lunch crowd has dissipated and grab a light salad.
You’re not in seminary anymore, but those sugary eating habits may not have left you yet, and the holidays probably didn’t help matters. Instead of snacking late at night on chips and candy, try some carrots and hummus. Stick to treats on Shabbat!
All of these tips will helps you stay fit, but you can’t be lazy. If you need to go to the second or third floor in SCW, try walking versus getting evil glares in the elevator from students that need to get up to floors nine and ten. Those extra steps you take during the day will keep your metabolism moving, burning those extra calories.
Best wishes for a healthy year!