After playing a division one sport, I was used to being on a very strict daily routine. I found that I personally get more down when my day has structure. Of course there are days that I am super lazy and do not follow this at all, but for the most part this these are how my days look while I am in college.
I unlike many college students love waking up early. I like to wake up and get my day started. My alarm goes off every morning at 7/ 7:30. Sometimes if I am doing an early workout I get to see the sunrise. This helps me get a lot more down and I feel more energized throughout the day. I do realize this is not for everyone so plan your day according to what your body prefers.
I typically work out every day except for Friday, and I occasionally take Saturday off. I will write a separate post about my workouts more in depth but her is the gist. My main three workouts are Orangetheory, Barre class and running. Three days a week I double up and take OT and Barre, back to back. The rest of the week I will either go to OT or just run on the treadmill depending on how I am feeling. I typically will workout in the mornings before my classes so that I get it out of the way. Now that my classes start a bit earlier then last year I might have to switch it up. I still plan on doing at least one workout before class because this gives me energy throughout the day.
This year I set up my classes so that I am free in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, which allows me time for an internship that I am trying to get. I am taking 15 hours this fall, which is 5 classes. However, one of those classes is online. In the past I have always taken 12 hours but because I am going abroad in the Spring I wanted to get ahead a class. Here is a schedule of my classes each day.
After my day of classes I head home and make lunch. Sometimes I’ll just have a smoothie, or something quick depending on how hungry I am. At around 5 I go to a study room and get work done. I am one of those people that CANNOT study when it’s loud, so I either go to the library or in the study rooms in my apartment. I’ve never been the type of person who can sit in bed and do homework so this is why I go somewhere. If I don’t have any work I will skip this for the day and just hangout.
Because my diet is so specific I make dinner for myself every night. Many times I will meal prep at the beginning of the week, which makes is a lot easier on busy days. After dinner I use this time to just chill. My boyfriend ends baseball practice around 7 so I usually spend this time with him. We try to be in bed by no later than 1:00 but it really just depends on the night.