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Adapting to routine change

JohnnaHeadlyA few years (and a few pounds) ago I thought about health a lot differently than I do now.

In high school, I played volleyball which included multiple rigorous workouts a day. I was in the best shape of my life and didn’t have to worry about the way my clothes fit.

As we all know, with starting college also brings gaining extra weight – for a plethora of reasons. We don’t have enough time to workout three hours a day and quick snacks don’t always tend to be the healthiest. Our bodies are still undergoing hormonal changes and medicines can also affect weight gain. 

It has taken a while, but I have learned to stop despising my body changes and instead embrace the new chapter in life that doesn’t necessarily foster a great workout schedule.

There are so many things to be concerned with at this point in our lives, and staying at a size two doesn’t have to be one of them. Health looks different on everyone and doesn’t have to be a washboard stomach or toned legs. While I am all for motivation for achieving goals, I am simply reminding you that you don’t have to break yourself to look a certain way at this point in your life.

Most of the instagramers who have bodies to die for aren’t carrying a course load of 12-15 hours on top of jobs and families. Some of them  make profit solely on working out and posting workout routines on social media.

You are doing so much for your future by getting a high education and juggling that alone is noteworthy.

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