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Shelley’s food and exercise schedule

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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.

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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).

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  1. Marie Sophie

    Eindelijk een schema waar ik me mee kan identificeren!!! Voor mij juist heel fijn om te lezen dat dit dus ook ‘fit girl’ is! Lunch meenemen vind ik ook een crime, quinoa salade met bietjes, feta, pijnboompitten en munt is een aanrader, maar niet echt geschikt voor een studentenbudget 😉 Te dikke soep maken en aanlengen met een scheut gekookt water heb ik ook wel eens gedaan. Maar boterhammen zijn idd gewoon het meest praktisch.

    • Shelley

      Hi Marie,
      Dat vind ik leuk om te horen! Ik vond het eerst een beetje eng om dit schema te delen, maar ik ben blij dat iemand zich er mee kan identificeren.
      Oeh die lunch klinkt inderdaad wel heel lekker, dat ga ik eens proberen!
      X

  2. Astrid

    I can definitely relate to the busy student life.. I try to work out three times a week, but most of the time it’s two, but I am already so happy with my improvements right now. 🙂

    With the food: My breakfast is oatmeal with banana and cinnamon most of the time too haha. (I just LOVE that combination and yep, easy!) 🙂 I still live with my parents so my food schedule isn’t “fit girl” enough for me. Not enough space in the fridge to prep food with five people in the house and my mom cooks the standard vegetables with potatoes and meat kinda dinner for dinner five days a week. (So typical Dutch!!) It has it’s limits right now but as soon as I graduate and live on my own I can change it the way I like. 🙂

    • Shelley

      Hi Astrid,
      Thanks for your comment! It’s really good to hear that people can relate to it.
      I know what you mean with the typical Dutch dinners at home, before I lived on my own I had that obstacle too. You don’t really have a say in what you’re going to eat for dinner every day so it’s not always what you would have wanted or what’s really healthy. I’m sure though that you will cope with these limits and find ways to be as healthy as you can! 🙂
      X

  3. Elodie

    Hi Shelly,

    Ik ben zo blij dat je dit plaatst, ik kan mij zo vinden in jou huidige situatie. Ik ben zelf ook aan het ‘worstelen’ met mijn tijd en alle dingen die ik graag zou willen doen. En ja ook ik ben letterlijk niet weg te slaan bij mijn oatmeal met banaan en kaneel, soms gooi ik er ook framboosjes bij geeft een lekkere frisse twist. Verder vind ik dat je schema er prima uit ziet hoor en echt wel ‘Fit Girl’ genoeg, wat zou jij er nog aan willen veranderen.

    xx