As I'm sure most are well aware, college social activities and the pursuit of physique development don't exactly correlate very well. For me the hardest part was wanting to go out and have fun but in college that usually entails excessive drinking and late nights. For any athlete, especially those that enjoy a good workout on the weekends without the stress of classes or other weekly constraints, those late nights and alcohol do not lead to any (if at all) progress.
The social factor plays the biggest part. It was definitely awkward ordering a club soda or water the first time with my group of friends when I decided that I didn't want to get shit-faced every weekend (after I already had a beer or two).
We, as fellow t-nationers, lead a different lifestyle and don't follow typical social norms.
I apologize if this seems more of a rant than an actual question but I am curious to see if any of you have any good insight/advice/stories about how you dealt with this type of situation. I don't mean to limit it to college, it could very well be high school, post college, or just daily life. I look forward to all that you may have to offer.