How To Balance School And Working Out
Earlier this year, Seventeen chatted with 19-year-old rock climber Sasha DiGiulian, about beating the boys in competitions and training year-round to stay fit. But now that she’s a full-time college student, Sasha tackles a new hurdle — finding the time to work out while juggling class! Can you relate? Since Sasha has to work out to stay on top of her game, she made figuring out how to strike a balance her mission. Now that’s she’s in the groove of things, we asked Sasha to share her tips with Seventeen! Keep reading for her advice:
Transitioning from being a full-time professional athlete to being a professional athlete and a full-time college student has been tricky. But part of what I’ve learned at college is how to manage my time, which definitely applies to my workout routine! At first, trying to find the time for everything made me feel overwhelmed. Writing down my list of workout goals helped me visualize what was important to me and how much time I needed to find to make it happen.
Once you figure out the best time of day (or week) for you to workout, just get out there and do it! Jumping in and executing will bring you closer to the finish line. I like to switch up my workout routine to stay focused and keep my workout exciting. There are times when I’m not excited to workout, but afterward when my heartbeat is up and i’m sweating, I feel revived.
Working out has actually helped me be able to focus more on studying. I feel refreshed instead of overwhelmed. When I’m studying before a workout, it gives me a nice break to look forward to. And if I’m studying after a workout, I’m able to focus more intensely because I’m not as fidgety and wanting to get up and move around. My biggest advice is to find what works for you. There isn’t one perfect schedule for everyone!
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