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PENNYLANE99 Posts: 18
1/7/09 10:23 A

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I live in a dorm right now, but I was in an apartment for my sophomore year. The hardest part about being in an apartment with friends was that if I didn't do responsible grocery shopping, then I'd end up with foods that I'd snack on alllll the time. Also, whenever my roommates were baking something yummy or having treats, I had a hard time saying no. Being in a dorm is nice because I don't have any foods to snack on in my room. AND, when I'm hungry for dinner, I have to walk to get it!

Being at home is tough because not only is it freezing and slushy outside (not good conditions for working out), but there's hardly ever any food in the house, so I end up going out for dinner with friends and then I end up eating way too many calories!

I miss my dining hall, and I miss having the gym! Haha, it's probably the only reason I'm looking forward to getting back to school in a week.

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1/3/09 3:06 P

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I lived in the dorms for my first 2 years and it is so hard to get to the gym, even though the school gym was within walking distance because if even ONE school athlete is in there you cannot use it (we have a really small gym). This left late at night, which meant that i could only go over on the nights that the Dorms did a 'gym night', which always seemed to fall on nights i was busy.

This past semester i moved home and there was no room for my stuff which ended up covering my treadmill and weight equipment, working out didn't work well. Now i've reorganized and my parents moved some of the work out stuff (twist-n-step and ab lounger) to our computer room so hopefully i can make myself do that.

Eating at home is actually harder for me because my family that was living her (sis, her husband n their 3 kids) eat McDonald's and Burger King a lot and it is incredibly hard for me to say no. Add that to the fact that i stay up late and end up hungry, so the only thing open is fast food places or i can snack.

I still managed to lose some weight, but could really use some ideas for healthy late-night snacks... even though i know i technically shouldn't be snacking i can't help it.

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ROBYNYAGER's Photo ROBYNYAGER Posts: 25
12/12/08 5:41 A

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I'm buying a month's pass for my community gym and in order for it to make it worth my money I need to go a certain amount of times. Hopefully it won't be too hard, but I've gotten to the point where I feel really gross when I don't work out so hopefully it will just a habit that I continue. I DON'T WANT ALL OF MY HARD WORK OVER THE PAST THREE MONTHS TO BE FOR NOTHING, so I need to really try to keep up with the program that I've designed. Its definitely a lot easier to be able to walk out the door and have a gym right there, whereas I am going to have to bus to my gym...

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LIMONM's Photo LIMONM Posts: 918
12/10/08 9:36 P

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If the campus gym could help me get a smooth silhouette--I'd be there EACH DAY!! emoticon

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The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave...
--Patrick Henry--


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FROSTYSWEETNESS Posts: 5
12/10/08 3:43 P

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i am on break and at home right now. It's soooo difficult to keep in shape here. I mean my house is the family get together place so its soooo full of food with people constantly offering things to me left and right. While I'm here I'm trying to stay busy but can't really avoid the whole food issue! Money is sort of tight as well so healthy options that I'm used to aren't really available. Any suggestions?

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ASOCHABLE's Photo ASOCHABLE Posts: 76
12/4/08 9:25 P

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I'm a freshman now, so I haven't been home much to really know, but when I went home for Thanksgiving, I didn't work out at all. Gym memberships cost too much and I don't really enjoy running. Hopefully I will get myself to work out over winter break, but I am afraid it will be hard to keep up all this physical activity I'm doing when I go home. So I feel your pain!

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KYKELLY's Photo KYKELLY Posts: 17
12/3/08 7:49 P

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I actually live in the dorms where i go to college. Last year I was very dedicated to going to the gym at least 5xs a week. This year however, with all the clinicals and 8 hours a day lectures, it is really hard for me to have to time to even drive to the gym let alone work out. BUT!! I came up with a solution. It's probably tacky for some, but about a couple years ago my mom bought me a couple work out videos such as: Buns of steel,Tae bo, and good ol Richard Simmons. After a long day at school, I come back to my room, and i find atleast an hour or even a half hour,and just do the videos. It has really improved my energy level as well as getting the excess turkey fat off of my from thanksgiving. So,it's definitely possible to work out without even going to the gym! :)

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ABBY42090 Posts: 87
12/3/08 10:29 A

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I'm always so busy at school it is difficult to find time to go to the gym. Even when I do have time I am usually so exhausted from a long day of classes or a late night studying that the thought of working out makes me even more tired. It's definately easier for me to find time at home and to watch what I eat more at home as well.

MUSHABOOM Posts: 28
12/1/08 5:22 P

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I find it way easier to exercise and eat right at home. At my school, the food service doesn't have any nutrition info for anything, and I don't always have time to cook. Exerise is also hard seeing as I have about six hours of homework a night after all my classes.

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CHEARIO's Photo CHEARIO Posts: 3,895
11/24/08 12:30 A

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I definitely have an easier time at home, because that means I have more time to cook for myself and exercise.

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11/23/08 10:53 A

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Has anyone heard of or used the P90X workout DVD's and if so does it work. I have worked out so many times and I usually get to a point where my stomach is flat but my trouble spots are still trouble spots. It looks like it can work for me. So I want to know if it is worth the purchase? ANYONE?

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LAURAT88 Posts: 64
11/22/08 4:37 P

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I exercise at home. My school is currently building a gym, but it won't be completed until after I graduate.

My favourite place to work out is at dance class though, its not offered through school, so its kind of a mix I guess.

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MELL392 Posts: 3
11/21/08 9:37 A

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I struggled with an eating disorder for most of high school and now I dont know how to control myself around food. now i just binge eat every chance I get. I feel horrible about myself and I know that I am better than this. Does anyone have tips? emoticon

SHOWDOWNWITH9S Posts: 7
11/20/08 2:20 A

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I find it easier to exercise at school, yet I do it more at home. I have so much work while at school I never want to use any energy for exercise, but when I get home I have a bunch of energy. Food at home, however, is a killer. I shop for myself at school, so there is nothing really bad for me around. Home, however, is like the motherland of sugary sweets. If only there could be a happy balance.

MRANITY Posts: 43
11/18/08 11:43 P

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Home. There is something about my house, I have no idea. When I am there, I sleep for hours and I never seem to eat my meals. Ugh.

I am a Freshman so my work load is light and I haven't gotten really deep into clubs and a job yet. I am actually experience underload. Come next semester, I plan on tackling an internship and joining the newspaper staff so my free time won't be as vast, sadly. However, I have opted out of a weekend job so I should be able to workout on those days and I am going to sign up for this Saturday belly dance class to help keep in shape. My current food plan is very easy and quick so eating shouldn't be a problem.

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7/23/08 4:06 P

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I think the best way to get motivated to work out at home may be to invest in some small equipment, like weights and a jump rope, and leave them somehwere visable. If you sit and stare at whatever you need to be active, it's a lot harder to think of excuses for not working out.

I definitely have a harder time being healthy at school than at home. Our cafeteria has SO many choices for food, and since I don't have to pay cash for any of it becasue of my meal plan it is easy to overeat and snack on the cookies. Also, my days are so filled with classes, and there is so much else going on, so it takes a lot of work to get my butt to the gym.

At home I spend a lot of time alone, so I usually use that opportunity to hit the gym. Also, my whole family has started eating healthier, so I don't have much of a problem making good choices.

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7/20/08 10:06 P

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I definitely noticed a difference when I came home.

Workouts weren't as big of a deal since I have days free, I just broke out the bike and do workouts outside and switched to only bodyweight exercises for strength training on account of not owning any equipment.

Nutrition is where I've run into issues. At school its me and one roommate who can't really cook so I get control over whats on the table and when. Now that I'm home, mom does all the shopping again, which means less control and my sister has night classes so dinner doesn't happen until 8pm most of the week which inevitably leads to more snacking.

There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going.

We either make ourselves HAPPY or Miserable. the amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda


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7/20/08 4:33 P

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Now that I am off for the Summer, and don't have gym right beside me all day, I just moved my workouts outdoors. Have you tried stuff like going for walks after work?

I can't fail if I don't quit.


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SUN*SAND*SKY's Photo SUN*SAND*SKY Posts: 28
7/19/08 11:53 P

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Good luck, just do it one day and see how it goes!

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7/19/08 10:54 P

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I spent last semester really trying to get myself straightened out... I made up a schedule and I tried to follow it. I was exercising [cardio classes or elliptical and pilates] at least 5 times a week at school. I felt great and I was doing great. The end of my semester was nuts and when I got home I just felt burnt out. I barely got myself to the gym and I am trying to be motivated but it is so much harder now. I joined SP and it really helps with my diet because I can just come on here and track everything but I have such a hard time motivating myself to go to the gym. I used to go so much at school and loved it. I think it is just so different at home because it's not on my campus in the next building over but instead I have to drive there. I have tried to pack a bag and drive from my summer job but it's hard to steer my car away from home.

Does anyone else have a hard time keeping up with progress you maybe had at school because now it is summer? I can't seem to get myself moving.

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