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    How to diet but still enjoy University??

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    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.
    David

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    You could join your uni football team? And drink vodka.

    hi... i think you and half of britain are in the same boat at the moment. I would suggest that you make sure you have a good breakfast don't miss it out.. if you have something that will fill you up and get you through to lunch time. Porridge is a good one, weetabix etc...
    When it comes to lunch and tea have veg packed meals.. they will fill you up and stop you eating cr**... when it comes to nights out.. go for maybe a low cal lager or have lager shandy with low cal lemonade..
    As for exercise... join some of the clubs etc.. and make sure you walk everywhere and run up the stairs to beat the lift..
    good luck x

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    angelfairee;3994758

    You could join your uni football team? And drink vodka.



    Tried it, but my fitness and attitude weren't up to it after a long 7 days of freshers week. I'm regretting it now though. Big time!

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    Thanks for the answers so far guys. Repped both of you!!

    davidhurn;3994808

    Tried it, but my fitness and attitude weren't up to it after a long 7 … Tried it, but my fitness and attitude weren't up to it after a long 7 days of freshers week. I'm regretting it now though. Big time!



    When you're at the gym, don't bother about anyone else. Everyone is there for mainly the same reasons, whether its to get fitter, tone up, lose weight etc etc. You will always get posers with massive muscles at the gym, wherever you are. I find it's best if you laugh at their gym faces and then they just seem ridiculous and you won't be intimidated by them anymore.

    Maybe you could see if one of your friends wants to go to the gym with you? That will motivate you to go and you will also have someone to take your attention off everyone else there/the evil mirrors of doom.

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    u dont need to go gym for weights use 2ltr emopty pop bottles filled with water, walk everywhere u can or cycle or run, can u and a m8 not do it togetha to encourage each otha on? :pirate:

    i agree with AF that you should join your uni football team, i play with my uni women's football and we have training 2 nights a week and i play competitive matches once a week too so that really helps me get some excerise when im lazy to go to the gym plus i walk 40 mins and back to the training place 2-3 times a week so that helps a lot. my fitness level isnt too good these days but i have just taken up going on the treadmill for an hour everyday to help with my cardio so im fitter for football
    i know a few ppl that are part of more than one sports club so you join several clubs as well or you could do some volunteering, enviromental based that would make you work up a sweat stuff like tree planting and digging etc
    volunteering and joining uni sports club and societies is really good for your cv according to career advisor cos it shows you can work in a team etc so maybe try joining football again or another club :thumbsup:

    Go to the gym.

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    The JFK;3995151

    Go to the gym.



    Real helpful!

    davidhurn;3995337

    Real helpful!



    Dont drink :thumbsup:

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    Scream;3995845

    Dont drink :thumbsup:



    Good point but that's almost impossible. I'm sure not drinking would cure it, although as I mentioned I would look like a right wet lettuce. Drinking in moderation is the key I think. Thanks btw.

    i hardly drink alcohol, its quite easy really :-D

    goodluck anyways :thumbsup:

    angelfairee;3994758

    And drink vodka.



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