My life has been incredibly busy for a couple of years now and that definitely didn’t change when I started my Master studies last September. I asked Santa for an 8th day in the week but unfortunately he wasn’t willing to bend society’s rules for me 😉 However, I still do the very best I can to live a healthy lifestyle and to take care of my body.
I don’t have ‘normal’ weeks so this food and exercise schedule is really just one individual week for me. Let me sketch my life for you a little bit. My study takes about 40 hours per week and you can find me at the #FITGIRLCODE HQ another 20 hours per week. Then I haven’t even slept yet, and I try to make that at least 7 but ideally 8 hours a night. Moreover, I spend about 12-16 hours per week traveling from Rotterdam (where I live) to Amsterdam (where I study). You can probably imagine that next to studying, working, sleeping, traveling and of course eating and basic stuff like showering and doing groceries, there’s not that much time left to maintain a social life, have some leisure time to relax the mind, and exercise regularly.
Let me be clear that I’m definitely not nagging about my busy life! I love staying busy, a little bit of pressure makes me thrive. And of course life is how you create it to be so if you don’t like it, change it. That is also why I am choosing to have my studies as my #1 priority instead of getting rockhard abs (although I wouldn’t mind having them ;)). At this point in my life the main goal is to earn my Master’s degree with the highest grades possible and to maintain a healthy lifestyle next to that. I eat the foods that are good for my body and energy, but if a cheat presents itself, I’m not always going to shy away from it (which you can also see in my food schedule).