How to combat weight gain while taking 21 credit hours??
Going into college, I expected to gain the infamous "freshman 15" in some form or the other doing my time at school. I managed to keep up on going to the gym freshman year and my weight didn't change much from high school. However, starting second semester of sophomore year, the pressure kind of ramped up and I began scheduling for 18-21 credit hours per week a semester in order to meet the requirements of my school's accounting program. Particularly this year (junior year) the long hours and late classes, in addition to my spring semester internship have made it essentially impossible to go to the gym and eat a proper diet. My school's gym and dining halls both close pretty early and I go to classes at the business campus 30 minutes away, and usually end up having to grab whatever fast food place is open for dinner if i want to eat anything. I've been so stressed and honestly didn't really put a lot of attention in the change in my body, but I recently had a day off and decided to go to the gym. After noticing how difficult my old standard workout felt, I decided to weigh myself and discovered I had gained 35 lbs since freshman year. I still have months left of this difficult schedule, as well as a summer internship and a packed next semester, so I need to strike a better balance soon before things are even more hectic. Thanks so much and apologies for the long winded post8 replies