College: How to Stay in Shape, Get Good Grades, Not Go Broke, and Have a Social Life – Part 1- Diet

     INTRO

First and foremost, thank you for your interest in my article. You either read the title and thought, “what kind of bulls@#% is this!?” or you believed me. Either way, you were interested enough to allow me the chance to elaborate.

I am a current professional student in a full-time vigorous physical therapy program. I also have continued to maintain a number of online and onsite fitness clients during school. Additionally, I am in somewhat of a relationship, I own an old and needy dog, I’m

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Left: Day 1 of DPT school. Right: Last day of my 2nd semester.

completely financially independent, and I part-take in social events 2-3x per week. Despite the balancing act I just described, I have managed to maintain my personal idea of optimal fitness level and health.

I will break down the different aspects of college life into several Parts; each providing you with helpful information on how you can manage it to do exactly what the title says. Before I do this, I want you to understand something- you can’t have everything exactly the way you want it. You only have a certain number of days/hours in a week, you only have so much money in your bank account, and I can promise you there will be

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GETTING A PREP COACH 101

Six years ago I made my debut on the bodybuilding stage. I was a naïve 17 year old and had absolutely no idea what I was doing to bring my best self – inside and out – onto that stage. When I happen to reminisce on those days, two thoughts always come to my head: first, how blessed I am to have found my passion at such a young and impressionable age. The second thought is not quite so optimistic, though: I had ZERO clue as to what the hell I was doing! This is why having a prep coach has been completely necessary in my personal experience, and through the experience I’ve had with clients stepping on stage since. Now you might say “times have changed and you can find almost anything on the internet”, right? True, but I would like to wish you luck as you sift through the complete BS all too readily available. You must also worry about sorting through the BS prep coaches as well. So, just to save you some time, here’s some advice.

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