Trying to live a healthy life as a college student shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun.
Basically, it’s all about balance and moderation.
It took me quite some time to figure this out myself, and even though I’m not entirely there yet (at least not always) I’ve become better at not beating myself up for a couple of beers or a handful of chips.
About a year ago I would have stressed about going to a party where there would be alcohol and snacks involved. It would probably also have implied either severe restriction for a couple of days so I could get a drink and some snacks, or completely trying to avoid all snackage/drinking and worrying about it all night (and eventually caving in and eating everything in sight).
This is what last night looked like:
Violet jenever, it smelled sooooo good and it tasted like those purple little candy things… and it’s pretty!
Purple shots 🙂
Tiramisu, who could resist this?!
This week I’ve been to two parties and I made a deal with myself that it was okay to have a glass of wine on Wednesday night and some shots and snacks on Thursday night, as long as I ate enough veggies and fruits on those days and didn’t (unconsciously) restrict before/after/because of that.
Some pics from another party, yep that’s me on the right
There was a time my ‘healthy’ lifestyle (which was actually totally unhealthy at that moment) would get in the way of my social life, but this year I’ve learned that being healthy doesn’t have to imply you should miss out on all the fun. You can still enjoy yourself, have a drink and some treats, it won’t be the end of the world, trust me on that one!
Balance is a hard thing, but when you’re able to find it and enjoy things in moderation, it’s really worth it.