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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!!
... now I feel like going to the gym!