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Hey, Auri!

I just cannot seem to find the time to do it all!

Summer is around the corner and I want to start working out to get my beach body ready, but I, like you, am in college . . . so you know how that goes. I am swamped with trying to study, making it to class on time, the demands of work, and still trying to have a social life on top of it all!

I'm sweating just writing you about it all! I eat at crazy hours and I usually don't eat very healthy foods! I follow you on instagam and notice that you work out a lot! How do you do it all?

Sincerely,
My fat is cheering but I am crying!

Hey, "My fat is cheering but I am crying",

The fact that your sweating right now from thinking about all that you have to do means you are losing weight as we speak, so that is a positive right? Ok, all jokes aside, you are correct, I do try to make it to the gym on a regular basis. You are wrong, however, in thinking that I am handling it all with no sweat. I, like you, struggle with "doing it all" everyday.

As college students, this is what they warned us about earlier in life: TIME MANAGEMENT! It is all about time management, and how bad you want it. If you want to work out and get that summer "drunk in love" Beyonce body going then you have to want it! I make time to work out and eat healthy, while still doing homework for classes, and getting to work on time.

I have said this before, but I will say it again, a planner is the best invention since sliced bread! Use a planner or even a planner app on your smart phone (we all have one) that can visually show you where there may be gaps in which you can fill with time to work out. If you know your lifestyle calls for you to eat at crazy hours then bring healthy foods with you (sack lunches still exist). I always pack cucumbers, or chicken breast with rice, or bananas, or pre-packaged oatmeal, etc., with me for those crazy hour eating binges. There is also an app called "Lose It" that I use to control how much I eat and the times I work out, try it!

If you believe it, you can achieve it!


Have a dilemma or question and need some friendly advice? Just say "Hey Auri" in an e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or write to : 1541 N. Lake Avenue, Suite A, Pasadena, CA, 91104.

If you or someone you know needs the advice of a professional, please check out your school's psychology services or counseling office.

 

 

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