11 Workouts For College Girls Looking To Revive The Resolutions They Made 6 Weeks Ago

11 Workouts For College Girls Looking To Revive The Resolutions They Made 6 Weeks Ago

Don't let the freshman 15 get you down.
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Saying that you will work out more and actually working out are two very different and actually sometimes difficult things.

Every year, we watch gyms flood with people for the first week or so of January as people attempt to start their new year off by losing some holiday weight. But come the first week of February, the gym is back to normal. So how do you keep yourself motivated to continue working out?

Pinterest and Instagram have a million different posts showcasing different kinds of workouts that you can try.

Here are some easy and fun exercises that can be done anywhere: your apartment, the gym, wherever you are.

1. Cross crunches

2. Squats

3. Dumbbell rows

4. Curls

5. Jackknives

6. Hip raises

7. Planks

8. Weighted donkey kicks

9. One leg deadlifts

10. Wall sits

11. Weighted lunges

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An Open Letter To The Girl Trying To Get Healthy Again

"I see you eating whatever you want and not exercising" - Pants
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Dear girl trying to get back in shape,

I know it's hard. I know the hardest thing you may do all day is walk into the gym. I know how easy it is to want to give up and go eat Chicken McNuggets, but don't do it. I know it feels like you work so hard and get no where. I know how frustrating it is to see that person across the table from you eat a Big Mac every day while you eat your carrots and still be half of your size. I know that awful feeling where you don't want to go to the gym because you know how out of shape you are. Trust me, I know.

SEE ALSO: To The Girl Trying To Lose Weight In College


The important thing is you are doing something about it. I'm sure you get mad at yourself for letting your body get this out of shape, but life happens. You have made a huge accomplishment by not having a soda in over a month, and those small changes are huge. I understand how hard it is, I understand how frustrating it is to not see results and I understand why you want to give up. Being healthy and fit takes so much time. As much as I wish you could wake up the day after a good workout with the 6 pack of your dreams, that just isn't the reality. If being healthy was easy, everyone would do it, and it wouldn't feel so good when you got there.

Remember how last January your resolution was to get back in the gym and get healthy again? Think about how incredible you would look right now if you would have stuck with it. The great thing is that you can start any time, and you can prove yourself wrong.

Tired of starting over? Then don't give up.

You are only as strong as your mind. You will get there one day. Just be patient and keep working.

Nothing worth having comes easy. If you want abs more than anything, and one day you woke up with them, it wouldn't be nearly as satisfying as watching your body get stronger.

Mental toughness is half the battle. If you think you are strong, and believe you are strong, you will be strong. Soon, when you look back on the struggle and these hard days, you will be so thankful you didn't give up.

Don't forget that weight is just a number. What is really important is how you feel, and that you like how you look. But girl, shout out to you for working on loving your body, because that shit is hard.

To the girl trying to get healthy again, I am so proud of you. It won't be easy, it will take time. But keep working out, eating right, and just be patient. You will be amazed with what your body is capable of doing.

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I Have No Chill And One Peek At My Planner Proves It

You have as many hours in a day as Beyonce, they said.

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My jam-packed schedule is the definition of a love/hate relationship.

Except, I mostly love it, it's my friends who hate it!

I've figured out over the years that I'm at my best when I'm busy. Really, really busy.

I'm forced to stay organized when I have a lot going on and the momentum of everything I'm doing snowballs into motivation to do even more.

I work well under pressure so it makes sense that when I have a boatload of responsibilities is when I'm on the top of my game.

Confession: Don't let my smiling face fool you I've had more meltdowns since the semester started than I've ever had in my entire life, including the toddler years, but six classes and too many extracurriculars to count would do that to anyone.

So here's a PSA to my roommates and my parent's who surely must think that I'm on the verge of going insane... I know I'm doing a lot, but I'm enjoying everything that I'm doing.

I like being involved in the community, taking on leadership roles and saying "yes" when people ask for my help.

I'm not spreading myself too thin, I'm learning to stretch and to juggle because I don't want to miss out on an opportunity to learn and experience new things.

I'm sorry that I have to pencil in our phone calls and hangouts and I'm sorry if it seems like the only time I say "no" is to doing something fun with you.

Thank you to everyone who I trust enough to sit there and cry to when it's been a rough day. You are the ones who give me the strength I need to be able to do that for other people.

Thanks for understanding that I don't always have time to explain to you where my random outburst of stress-driven tears are coming from because spoiler alert I'll throw off my whole day's schedule if I take more than 10 minutes for this unaccounted for freak-out.

It's hard to be a busy girl, but for me, it's harder not to be.

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