First off I would like to say CONGRATULATIONS because you're on your way to a college degree! If you are anything like me you're eager to leave high school behind and start your new journey of higher education and self discovery on your own! (NO PARENTS ALLOWED)
Although you're probably leaving behind a world of sports teams and activities that have kept you busier than a bee, and about to enter a new world where YOU decide what fills your days.
Just to give you some background on my high school to college transition…. I ran Varsity XC & Track all 4 years, in addition to dancing competitively. I would go straight from running my little butt-off at a XC race, jump right in the car and drive to dance practice for another 3 hours!
I was overly active to say the least! Then college happened… Don’t get me wrong it was the best thing that ever happened to me, although I didn't have my XC Team or Dance Team to keep me motivated. It was kind of a shock, and hard to stay active. Not to mention the DINING HALL, which was packed with everything you ever wanted to eat that your parents wouldn't let you! CHICKEN FINGERS, PASTA, FRIED EVERYTHING, ICE CREAM, LUCKY CHARMS…. Literally everything you ever wanted and more! It was really hard to turn down. So here is your experienced Freshman Year Guide to staying active and eating semi healthy. Because let's get real, those Lucky Charms every night for dessert are too good to give up.