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Let’s be real, college students’ relationships with health often follow a hills-and-valleys type of trajectory. One day we’re killing it at the campus rec center and the next we’re gorging on Domino’s in the wee hours of the morning, post-party/toxin-ingestion-extravaganza. Actually, sometimes both of those happen in a single day…Are we describing anyone’s ideal Saturday? We thought so.

What better way to illustrate our oh-so-tumultuous relationship with self-care than through (what else?) GIFs. Here goes.

When your friend invites you to work out together:

murphy gif

There is nothing you want less than to leave your Bed, Bath, and Beyond haven (aka your dorm room). This is quite literally the only reaction you can muster in response to the invitation.

You’ve just decided to do a three-day juice cleanse and your roommate asks if you want to go to Chipotle for dinner. Your response:

JT says yes

Declining Chipotle seems, well, sacrilegious. We are only doing what’s right.

You’re totally happy to work out, because you think you look like this:

working out

“Seriously, though, I never sweat!”

As it turns out, you look a lot more like this:

gym fail


You decide to be super healthy after your confusion at the gym. So you eat salad like it’s your job:

kim k salad

Doesn’t everyone look like this while they eat romaine? We know we do.

Feeling proud, you tell your friends about your new health kick. They, of course, respond with encouraging and supportive words:

nobody cares

Now feeling disappointed, you’re momentarily thrown off track:


“Just one slice…”

But then you realize it’s Friday, which means the weekend is starting, which means you’re gearing up to do this:


We sincerely hope that Rihanna is listening to her own “Cheers (Drink to That),” above. That seems to be the only appropriate explanation for the amount of fun she looks to be having. Well, it’s either that or whatever she’s holding in her hand. Cue the “I’ll have what she’s having.”

So you figure you might as well single-handedly finish the pie and resolve to start over on Monday:

tina fey

“I’m actually going raw on Monday, like, only eating uncooked veggies for a week.”


Does this describe your college health habits?

All GIFs from giphy

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