If you're anything like me, the week or so before spring break is all about being healthy. Whether this means strictly limiting my food intake, hitting the gym every day (well, at least trying to) or throwing out all the sugary snacks in my room before they tempt me, I go psycho-fit in the days leading up to break. I mean, since spring break usually revolves around the 3 B's (Bikinis, the Beach, and Boys…) it definitely provides a lot of motivation for collegiettes to slim down, ASAP.
But can seven days of being a health nut really make a difference in the long run? Sure, you may drop a pound or two and temporarily feel better in your bathing suit, but spring break is (sadly), only a week long. So what happens after break? What happens when you notice your tan fading, but your cocktail-and-ice-cream-on-the-beach-food-baby staying put in the pit of your stomach? The truth is, though we may spend the week before spring break being extra-healthy, the week of spring break itself tends to undo all the hard work. It's been three weeks since break ended, and now I'm starting to feel semi-bloated, pale, and pretty much ambition-less to keep up with my healthy ways.
But you know what ladies? While Spring Break only lasts for a week, summer lasts for three months… and it's right around the corner! So instead of a “get thin quick” diet with little substance, now is the perfect time to start seriously focusing on making a real commitment to looking your best. There are five weeks until Posties, and that's enough time to make some new, positive and EASY choices about exercise and diet.