After four months, fourteen European cities, and ten pounds, The Slender Student has finally come to fruition. Perhaps The Eventually/Hopefully Slender Student would be a more truthful name, but I’d like to think I could forego a little honesty in favor of catchiness.
However, that is neither here nor there, so let’s get down to why you and I are here. The idea to create The Slender Student came to me a couple of months ago when I found myself bloated in bed in Barcelona (I have a thing for alliteration, bear with me), but couldn’t find any advice for students trying to eat healthily or lose weight abroad. Frustrated, I realized, as I very often do, that if you want it done right, you better do it your own damn self. And, now, here we are. On this blog, I want to share with you my ideas and inspiration for how to live healthily during a stage when it’s the most tempting to be anything but. Yes, I’ll lend advice on how to avoid my pound-packing experience abroad, but I’ll also share easy, college-friendly recipes, my favorite workouts, and maybe even some profound thoughts on the meaning of life or something.
Before we get into that, though, here’s a little bit more about me.
1. I’m a nutrition major. So, like, points for me.
2. I’ve always eaten my vegetables, even without my mom telling me to.
3. I firmly believe removing the yolk was the best thing that ever happened to eggs.
And, since nobody’s perfect…
1. Jogging feels less to me like a stress-relieving endorphin rush and more like a marathon through Hell. This may or may not also be a metaphor for my past relationships.
2. Cheeseburgers are my favorite food. They’re the reason I’ll likely never go veg. If you live in Austin and haven’t been to Hopdoddy, you’ve committed a grave misstep.