So you're unhappy about the weight you've gained. If only you could find a way to slim down to your college size, you'd be all set. But getting back into those jeans you wore as a co-ed years ago isn't as hard as you think—if only you'd just start doing some of the same activities you did as a student, you'd see the pounds drop in no time. To learn exactly what we're talking about, continue reading below.
Walk to "Campus"
When you were a small-waisted college student, you might've not exactly eaten the healthiest of foods, you did manage to incorporate a lot of movement into your daily routine by walking to your classes. This alone is probably one of the reasons you managed to stay relatively fit. Thus, walking again can significantly help you get back on track. Your place of employment will most likely be too far to walk to, but that doesn’t mean that you can't park as far as you can so that you can get more steps in your day. Other plausible suggestions include leaving the office for lunch and walking to a local park or taking a mini break to walk a few laps around the building. This will help stretch your legs and will help you beat your mid-day slump. When you come home, go for an additional walk around the block too.
Join the Lacrosse Team
Getting on an official school-related sports team was a tad bit difficult for some, but many college students still simply liked to play recreational sports with their friends during the weekend—whether it be softball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming, or even kickball. That said, try out for a sports team in your community or form a team with your friends. You can even try to organize a work-related sports team. You can get some exercise in while simultaneously bonding with your co-workers and boosting office morale.
Be "Broke" Again
In college, money did not come by that often. You had to learn to ration and spend your money "wisely"—after all, you had loans to pay back and going out to eat everyday was not a luxury you could afford. That said, pretending that you're a broke college student again so that you can train yourself not dine out as often can really help you in the long run. This way, you're more motivated to steer clear from takeout (a leading cause of weight gain) and hopefully start cooking more healthily at home.
Pretend You're a Minor
Last but not least you need to pretend that you're a minor—more specifically that you're under the legal drinking age. Alcohol is filled with tons of empty calories—a frozen margarita with a salted or sugared rim for example has about 300 calories alone. In college, alcohol was not as easily accessible—some parties offered it but you couldn’t just order a few drinks at the local eatery or bar without being the proper age. S,o pretending that you're not old enough to drink can really help prevent you from packing on the pounds due to unnecessary calories. Plus, alcohol can be detrimental to your overall health. Drink water instead.
This guest post is provided by Mariana Ashley, who writes about educational issues for OnlineColleges.net and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.