As a master's student, I have found myself doing a whole lot of sitting down to read books, articles, writing papers, writing my thesis, and anything else needed not only for class but my thesis. After my first year I was stating to find that my pants were getting more snug - and that wasn't going to fly!
At the start of my second year I immediately looked into getting a trainer (because I know that if I have a forced commitment I will be more likely to do this, otherwise I would end up convincing myself that I was too busy with school and my thesis). I have found a great trainer and since then I have dropped almost 2 pant sizes, lost 2 inches around my waist in the first month, and am starting to crave more salads and chicken!
I have even convinced my family to start up on Spark people now so rather than me having to struggle with dinners trying to eat a salad while watching everyone else eat homemade pizza or burgers, we are all in this together and have been making more recipes from Spark Recipes.
I still find it hard to want to go work on on days I don't see my trainer, but as a grad student I am so thankful I have chosen to do this! I am getting healthy tips from him on activities to do, how much to eat, what to eat, and it's all geared towards me and what I can do!! I highly recommend if you are a grad student (or just too dedicated for things you are working on like me) look into getting a trainer. Sometimes going alone is rough, but having someone who is knowledgeable in helping you to become healthy and fit overall can REALLY make things easier!!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.