So bear with me on the title. I know “movin’ and groovin'” doesn’t sound all that appealing but it will really help you out in the long run.
At my school, there is a student who is a certified Zumba instructor. She teaches an hour long Zumba class 2x a week. It is the MOST fun I’ve ever had in a workout. As a previous dancer, being able to “move and groove” (I can’t help but use the phrase) again made me smile. I didn’t realize I was burning calories, most of the time. The music is always fun to dance to. And honestly, SO WHAT? if I look like a fool. Half the time, my roommates do as well.
So find an activity on campus that makes you smile. Maybe it’s joining the intramural soccer team, swimming laps during “open swim”, or playing Just Dance on your game system. “Move and Groove” as often as you can. For more tips on staying fit, look at the Freshman Survival Guide Chapter 21.