#CFSweats—Fitness under 50

Forget the number on the scale, we here at CollegeFashionista are all about promoting feeling healthy and feeling fit. Strong is the new skinny. But that doesn’t mean that numbers don’t matter—especially to a busy college student on a budget trying to get active in the new year!

Each month we will be bringing you “FITNESS UNDER 50.” So whether that is dollars, minutes or even calories, here is this month’s fitness finds all under that magic number. Now there is no excuse to get moving!

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Zero: The number of calories in water. I know, I know, everyone says how great water is for you. But seriously, drinking water improves your health, mind and (for you vein folks) appearance like in a million magical ways. Try adding fun combinations like lemon and ginger or grapefruit and rosemary to your water bottle and thank me later.

One: The number of friends you need to have a gym buddy. Gym-timidation is a real thing. But having a friend to face the jungle of meat heads and mysterious machines with will not only ease your fear, but also keeps you accountable.

Two: The number of ingredients in a Lärabar. Dates and cashews. That’s it. Who knew something so simple and healthy could be seriously so delicious?

Three: The number of sections in Khloé Kardashian’s new book, “Strong Looks Better Naked.” Her story, tips and recipes are actually super insightful on how to start living a healthier life. (And if that isn’t motivation enough, have you seen her on Instagram lately?)

Five and half: The number of minutes in our favorite workout/pump up jam of all time—”Lose Yourself” by Eminem.

Six: The number of minutes in an average savasana (you know—the little meditation/nap pose at the end of the yoga class that is seriously the best thing ever). Hello motivation to get your downward dog on!

Eight: The number of hours of sleep you should be getting a night. We know how easy it is to say “Only one more episode,” but swapping Scandal for sleep is imperative for your mind, body and overall health.

12: The number of stairs in a single flight. And look who just turned your lecture hall into a free gym? (You’re welcome.)

33: The number of dollars of these super adorable leggings cost. These babies will look just as good at the gym as they will after while enjoying that post-sweat green juice with your besties.

45: The number of minutes you should unplug before bed. Get off SnapChat and pick up a book, meditate or even journal. Taking time away from your devices is not only important for your mental health, but also aids in better sleep and reduces anxiety.