I saw your post on the "Afraid" message board and wanted to share my same "ugh" about working out at a college gym. It's such a weird entity with 20 year olds who have nothing to do but workout and are forced to do it at high intensity!
Yesterday, I was running next to a girl training for a marathon! I ran for intervals for 25 minutes. She ran three miles in that same time and kept going for another hour! On the other side was a football player doing intervals at more than twice the speed of my top run!
My only way of not feeling embarrassed or self conscious is to turn my Ipod way up, blast some loud music, and get to it! Half the time, no one is paying attention to you. I dont know about your college gym, but everyone at mine has their eyes fixed on reruns of Full House or Home Improvement! 3019 days ago
Hey Kat! How's school going for you? I was just posting to check in on ya, see how you've been doing the past couple of weeks. I know I've had a couple of set backs diet-wise. I've been keeping up with the exercising, but this past weekend was my birthday and I had some drinks, some cake, chips, all that bad stuff. On the upside, though, I can now run 3 miles without stopping and I've started going to step class and yoga class on campus. Anywho! Let me know all about what you're doing and how things are going for you!
I'm glad that you are doing well at school and that you survived being without the internet! I'm doing well also. I'm exercising 6 days a week for at least 30 minutes and eating right for the most part. This past weekend I went to visit my boyfriend in Philadelphia for our 2 year anniversary and I wasn't so good. He took me out to a nice dinner and I figured that I was willing to sacrifice some weight-loss for the celebration. I did stay away from superfluous indulgences, though like candy and alcohol. We had a good time and I don't feel guilty about my choice. That is just motivating me to work that much harder this week. I started taking a new aerobic step class, which is fun and really difficult! The instructor is super-fit and really works ya. Also, I managed to run 2.5 miles, which makes me really close to being able to run that 5k I want to do!
Anywho! I'm really glad that you have your roommate supporting your healthy eating habits. That always makes things easier. I'm glad you're feeling so much more energetic as well. I feel it too! Keep up the good work and don't let the stress of school work discourage your new-found healthy habits. You'll need all the energy from those good foods as you can get! Good luck on your weigh-in, I hope it goes well for you.