5 Best Workout Apps You Can Use In Your Room

5 Best Workout Apps You Can Use In Your Room

No Gym, No Excuse

Everyone always says that you have to workout in college, unless you wanna gain some weight, but sometimes the gym is just so far. This leaves you with a two options: workout in your room or not workout at all. I'm guessing that most people chose the latter of the two, but if you want to avoid gaining those extra few pounds I suggest working out in your room. If you need some motivation to workout in your room there are plenty of workout apps that will give you that extra boost of motivation you need.

So next time you don't want to walk to the gym, check out these apps and you'll get just as good of a workout:

1. Sworkit

Sworkit allows you to choose the part of your body you want to work on and then it generates multiple exercises for you to try! You can even set your workout time. And if you hate the exercise you can skip it and get a new one...but the time won't skip so you'll still get a great workout.

2. FitStar

This app also creates custom workouts based on your fitness level. You can then decide which exercises you thought were too easy or too tough so your next workout is even better than the last.

3. Wahoo 7 Minutes

This app is definitely one of my favorites. Sometimes you only have seven minutes to workout. You have a busy day but still need to do something active. You do 12 exercises each for 30-seconds with a 10-second rest in between and then you're done! It's so simple and so great! There is no excuse not to do a seven-minute workout.

4. Blogilates

This workout app gives you access to healthy recipes AND workout videos. You can plan specific exercise routines every day and do some awesome pilates.

5. Kayla Itsines BBG

So this one is a little different. it's not a workout app and it is not free but it is still able to be completed in your room. The program is comprised of two circuits each for 7 minutes and then repeating it twice. Each circuit you are given to do is a little different so you will never get bored with your workout! You get an amazing workout in only 28 minutes and the results are worth it.

So next time you're debating whether or not to go to the gym or if you should stay in your room, it's okay to stay in your room as long as you are still going to workout!

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To The Parent Who Chose Addiction

Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.


When I was younger I resented you, I hated every ounce of you, and I used to question why God would give me a parent like you. Not now. Now I see the beauty and the blessings behind having an addict for a parent. If you're reading this, it isn't meant to hurt you, but rather to thank you.

Thank you for choosing your addiction over me.

Throughout my life, you have always chosen the addiction over my programs, my swim meets or even a simple movie night. You joke about it now or act as if I never questioned if you would wake up the next morning from your pill and alcohol-induced sleep, but I thank you for this. I thank you because I gained a relationship with God. The amount of time I spent praying for you strengthened our relationship in ways I could never explain.

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Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.

The amount of hurt and disappointment our family has gone through has brought us closer together. I have a relationship with Nanny and Pop that would never be as strong as it is today if you had been in the picture from day one. That in itself is a blessing.

Thank you for showing me how to love.

From your absence, I have learned how to love unconditionally. I want you to know that even though you weren't here, I love you most of all. No matter the amount of heartbreak, tears, and pain I've felt, you will always be my greatest love.

Thank you for making me strong.

Thank you for leaving and for showing me how to be independent. From you, I have learned that I do not need anyone else to prove to me that I am worthy of being loved. From you, I have learned that life is always hard, but you shouldn't give into the things that make you feel good for a short while, but should search for the real happiness in life.

Most of all, thank you for showing me how to turn my hurt into motivation.

I have learned that the cycle of addiction is not something that will continue into my life. You have hurt me more than anyone, but through that hurt, I have pushed myself to become the best version of myself.

Thank you for choosing the addiction over me because you've made me stronger, wiser, and loving than I ever could've been before.

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How To Avoid Getting Sick Your  Freshman Year

It's going to take a little more than an apple a day.


College is the prime time and place to catch a cold... or worse. Although, somehow I managed to crack the code to health and not get sick my whole first year of college. This is surprising considering I was living in the close (and very unsanitary) quarters of a dorm room.

1. Keep your diet somewhat healthy


I know how hard it is to eat healthy in college, especially on a low budget. But with the dining hall foods, you can at least include some vegetables and fruits into your everyday consumption. The vitamins in these foods will help keep your immune system up and it will be worth the effort.

2. Try to exercise a few times per week


Even if you're just getting out of the dorm for a thirty minute walk, it will benefit your body. If you decide to up your routine from that, even better! The more endorphins, the more you will feel better inside and out.

3. Cut back on the drinking if you feel a cold coming on


Surprisingly, many college students don't seem to know that alcohol lowers your immune system. Of course, for some people theres no way of avoiding drinking. But if you can at least give your body rest days, it will be extremely beneficial.

4. Invest in a dehumidifier for your dorm room


I believe this was a very big player in helping me not get sick. The dehumidifier helps reduce dust and other particles in the air. This will help not agitate your allergies and you will feel more clear headed.

5. Try not to share personal products


Sharing things like towels, makeup, unwashed cups, etc. can all be causes of a sickness being passed around you and your friends. Of course sharing is caring, just make sure it's sanitary.

6. Be conscientious of who you kiss!


Make sure that your girlfriend, boyfriend, or "its complicated" person is not sick before you're getting cozy with them.

7. Drink lots of green tea!


Personally, I credit green tea and its anti-oxidants for keeping the flu away and even getting rid of bugs that might be forming in your system. So if you feel like you might be developing a cold, chug that tea!

I know how annoying these tips may be. But I promise, if you implement at least a few it could reduce your chances of feeling horrible during midterms in the winter, and sneezing all over your finals in the fall.

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