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Dorm Room Workouts

The Freshman 15 is an Elective, Not a Requirement



9/23/2013 9:00:42 PM

Great article


9/16/2013 9:01:32 PM

Jumping rope is the choose at my dorm currently. It's not HUGE but it's big enough to where I can jump rope with a decent amount of space. The issue I have is eating. It's not that I even eat to much, it's that I have to eat SO early that I end up hungry at strange hours in the night.
Add that to the fact that i'm working out as well and i'm worried that I won't lose any weight. I don't snack very often, and I limited myself to the desert bar. Maybe i'll have 2 or three oatmeal cookies. Sometimes I pig out eating lactose free soft served ice cream and cake.


9/16/2013 7:28:32 PM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Great article. My college years was the bomb. I didn't start putting on weight until I got married and had children.


9/16/2013 11:44:46 AM

SIMLANNA's SparkPage
I actually took gym classes in college (something I swore I'd never do when I left high school). I did fencing and self defense. We had a great gym and it was pretty far from my dorm so it was good exercise just getting there.


6/6/2013 6:09:02 AM

Although I am very far from my college years, I plan on taking from this when I am traveling this summer!


3/19/2013 9:44:06 AM

REEBMY's SparkPage
I was probably my most fit ever when I was in college. The gym we had was state of the art, and my friends and I went every other day or more. There really is no excuse when you are in college, especially with a gym available to you. My dream is to have that available to me now! But alas, I am doing home workouts instead (which are working good too).


1/13/2013 8:37:45 PM

PIKA1319's SparkPage
Now how much of that weight is from actually eating rather than all the calories taken in by the binge drinking that college is also notorious for...?


10/12/2011 9:29:31 PM

When I was in college, I actually lost 15-20lbs during my freshman and sophomore years. The school had a free gym that was within walking distance and fresh fruit in the dining hall. It wasn't until I got married at the end of my junior year that I started gaining my weight back.

I sure do miss that gym! If you're lucky enough to go to a school that has free gym access for students, you should definitely take advantage. I usually went in the morning, after the athletic teams were finished and before the rest of the students were even up yet!


3/9/2011 12:36:49 PM

DIXIEGIRL02's SparkPage
Most colleges have gyms that are free for students to use. They also offer fitness classes for free or little charge. I was pretty good about working out in college. The problem for me wasn't until after college.


12/14/2009 2:01:12 PM

SPOWELL19's SparkPage
This article was awesome. Anyone with the Freshman 15+ can appreciate that. SparkPeople has been amazing with helping me drop that Freshman 15!!!


11/7/2009 8:02:40 PM

NIKEIT2011's SparkPage
This article is great for anyone in tight spaces or even anyone living with families/roomies.


11/7/2009 11:53:43 AM

I think the freshman 15 rule assumes you've eaten healthily and been active at home. I actually managed to lose weight when I went to school. It was only a handful of pounds, and I sometimes had to be cautious of the dessert bar, but it wasn't hard. I went from a lifestyle of convenience foods to a dorm cafeteria where I could chose exactly what I wanted in addition to walking everywhere.

Plus, knowing my own tendency toward boredom eating, I never kept food in my dorm room. I saved all my eatings for meals in the cafeteria, and kept myself from snacking while studying/hanging out/etc.


10/25/2009 9:09:05 PM

Target is another great store for inexpensive exercise equipment and workout dvds. I've found a lot of wonderful things there on clearance.


10/25/2009 9:09:04 PM

Target is another great store for inexpensive exercise equipment and workout dvds. I've found a lot of wonderful things there on clearance.


8/4/2009 8:35:03 PM

CRYINGDEMON655's SparkPage
I gained 50 pounds (instead of just 15) when I was a freshman... I lost that plus another 20 in the last two years living at my sister's, but I am afraid that when I move back into the dorms at the end of this month, I am going to end up gaining weight, not losing like I have planned. :( I hope I can stick to Spark and follow the workouts and eating better in the dorms...

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