I've recently returned to Uni after the Xmas period and lets say I've put on a few pounds. I'm 5ft 8 and just short of 13 stone and used to have no problem with my weight. I used to be a young fit footballer, training once a week and playing twice a week. But then came along an evil substance called BEER and general alcohol. It wasn't a problem at 6th form as I was still getting regular exercise in the football team, but since arriving at Uni I hardly do any exercise and get put off by the gym due to the plethora of mirrors that force you to look at yourself when 'attempting' to do weights as you see some huge rugby chap bench pressing twice as much as ones truly. Not good for my morale to put it kindly. Even when running there is a huge mirror at the front of the room and trust me after 10 minutes on the treadmill I'm sweating buckets forcing my ipod headphone to constantly slip from my ears causing even more of a scene.
Can anyone suggest a daily routine of going to the gym and in addition also recommend some low calorie alcohol beverage/s to not seem like a complete wet blanket on nights out? At Uni nights out are frequent and take up at least 3 nights a week. I could sanction not drinking on one or two of the nights but I would seem like a real lemon if I wasn't to drink at all during the week.
Thanks guys, all helpful replies will be appreciated and of course repped.