When you’re a full-time student with no free time on your hands, eating healthy becomes a luxury. I’ve always pride myself for having a healthy lifestyle regardless of hard times and busy schedules, but I have to admit that since beginning the doctoral program 3.5 years ago, my eating habits have shifted and I’m not my best self. I exercise 2-3 days on my best week and maybe eat 2-3 healthy meals a week. This is far from ok, but sometimes, it’s the best I can do given the circumstances. However, considering alternatives, I’ve chosen one day of the week to cook a few meals for the entire week. I’ve been able to identify foods that are extremely easy to mass-prepare, in order to put a few healthy meals on my body throughout the week. Below a few ideas of foods that are easy to make and will keep you energized through crazy weeks like mine, including the mixed herbs quinoa and shrimp.
Another thing I’ve incorporated in my routine is at-home exercises. I do have a gym membership that offers high-end equipment and classes, but I often don’t have time to drive to the gym, exercise and then come back. In order to keep my body moving and challenged, I’ve began to do some easy workout routines that involve mat exercises with weights, jumping rope, variations of squats, and easy at-home cardio. Also, to put myself in the workout state of mind, I’ve purchased a few exercise outfits that are affordable and gorgeous… and obviously, great outfits always helps with motivation!!
Hope these ideas help!