As a college student with a passion for exercise, a full-time class schedule and a terrible, terrible spending problem, it can be really difficult to balance school, work and fitness. However, through high school and my first year at Boise State, I’ve found certain methods that help me keep organized and on top of my responsibilities.
First and foremost, I designate Sundays as my “productivity day” for the week. I usually work on Sunday mornings so I’m already awake and ready for the day by about 8 a.m. which (thankfully) prevents me from sleeping until noon. After work, I run to Trader Joe’s and pick up my groceries for the week. Shopping every week might seem kind of excessive, but it actually prevents me from buying a copious amount of food that’ll end up moldy or uneaten. I also try to meal prep every Sunday so I can actually take my time to make healthy and nutritious meals.
While my veggies are roasting and dinner cooking in the crockpot, I’m always studying and catching up on homework. Even though my workload can be overwhelming, I am so beyond happy to be studying kinesiology at Boise State. I’m able to learn about something that I am so incredibly interested in and passionate about: the human body and fitness.
Working at UpCycle has given me the opportunity to balance work, +school and fitness all in one studio—literally. It’s variety of classes have allowed me to stay in shape all
while learning exercise methods and techniques that I could apply to my future career. I’ve already learned so much from the instructors and my co-workers—I can’t wait to see where it takes me!
Alongside my awesome job and designated Sundays, I’ve also found that following fitness bloggers, planning out my weeks day by day in a planner, and using Pinterest to its fullest potential have helped me stay organized, motivated and balanced both physically and mentally.
Favorite fitness blogs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEQi1ZNJiw3YMRwni0OLsTQ