|Me with my stepmom and sisters!|
Every September brings major change in the Kennedy/Corradetti household. Our summer days are spent together Eating Clean and training. We even cook and eat together almost every evening. When September rolls around, it’s time to leave home for the school year again.
At times this change can be a downright shock to my system. Instead of our my fridge being packed with fresh vegetables, fruits and an assortment of nut butters (like at home), it is now stocked with cookies, cheese, frozen pizzas, beer and what are those orange crunchy things? Cheetos?
Living in a home with five of your best friends is definitely a blast. But the late nights and junk food can really take a toll on your health and mood. I have learned to do a few things to keep my body in tip-top shape:
1. When going to class, I pack a lunch filled with fresh vegetables, fruits and some delicious protein pancakes. This helps me avoid the cafeteria Pizza Pizza and a daily Subway run.
2. To avoid spending countless hours each week cooking, I prep my food for the week on Sunday. I cook enough chicken, vegetables, and sweet potatoes for my weekly dinners.
Finding time to exercise is also very important. It is so easy to get stuck in a rut of going to class, doing homework and going out at night.
1. I prefer waking up and starting my day with wind sprints in the local park.
2. Another easy way to exercise is to recruit your roommates. Group exercise DVD’s in the living room are a great way to spend time together.
I’ve learned that managing such a busy schedule with school and social activities means Eating 100% Clean is not always possible. What’s most important is to do the best you can and never lose sight of your goal to live a happy and healthy lifestyle.
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