For many college students, going to the gym or mapping out time to go to the gym isn’t on the top of our busy lists. I will admit that ninety percent of the time I would rather lay in my cozy bed than go to the gym but this week my mindset has really changed.
Now, I’m no fitness or health expert but I know that I can relate to many college students who struggle with the first and simplest step… getting motivated. For many people, arriving to the gym is already an accomplishment within itself.
Today I woke up at 7:45am to head to the gym with my two friends. Initially waking up was not fun but after motivating each other, we made it to the gym. In the end, I was very happy that I followed through with my plans.
Going to the gym today has made me more alert and I feel as if I have more energy overall. When I am at the gym I work as hard as I can because I know my desired goals are not unrealistic but they take time and effort.
I have found five reasons why college students should make time for exercise which include – exercise boosts mood, relieves stress, stimulates brain cell development, improves memory retention, and increases focus and concentration.
Top five tips for you:
- When creating goals for yourself, make sure they are realistic. Creating unrealistic goals will only leave you disappointed in the end.
- Get a gym buddy or buddies! It is really helpful to have a support team and others to motivate you when you might not be feeling up for it.
- Need some inspiration for some of your workout routines – try Pinterest!
- Exercise will only take you so far… make sure you are cautious of what you are eating!
- Don’t be hesitant or nervous to go to the gym. Everyone is there for the same reason!
Even though we are a month into the new year, there is still plenty of time for you to set new goals for yourself. It is never to late to change or throw away bad habits.