I really love a lot of the fitness profiles that are out there. Great looking women, amazing workouts, flashy workout clothes, great tips etc. But, many of them do this for a living, so it is not realistic to think I can do the same! I still catch myself thinking like that though, and I can imagine some of you do too! So I decided to write down how an average week looks for me. This is not to bitch about my life. I love my life! It’s just to show you that losing weight/getting fit takes time and hard work!
5.30 am: the alarm goes off, I jump out of bed, because if I start snoozing I’ll end up very lazy and late for work. I take a shower and have my mealprep breakfast.
6.20 am: I leave the house with my backpack, sneakers on and a hot green tea in my travelling mug in my bag. I start my walk with my headphones on, thankful it’s not raining!
7.50 am: I take the train to Utrecht and walk to my work.
8.30 am: Work starts, it has been a hectic weekend with a lot of new admissions.
12.15 pm: Weekend meeting during lunch (I eat my mealprep lunch), we discuss new admissions and curious cases.
2.00 pm: I rush to finish my things, try to type everything I’ve done, sometimes it’s really stressful because I don’t want to be late for the tutor group and lecture.
2.30 pm: Whew, I’m on time for the tutorgroup, luckily it’s in my building today so I don’t need to travel for it.
5.00 pm: Lecture has ended, I rush to the train station and eat an apple on the way. I’m determined to go to the gym, but in my head all kind of scenarios are making an appearance, seriously thinking about buying icecream and pigging out on the couch.
5.45 pm: I arrive home, grab a nakd bar, take my gymbag and get to my car to drive to the gym.
6.00 pm: I’m so happy I went to the gym, I do my lifting schedule and end up with a bit of HIIT and HIT.
8.30 pm: I arrive home, tired but happy. I eat my mealprep dinner and watch some tv.
9.30 pm: I’m tired and go to bed, ending the day with 17.965 steps, fitbit says I’ve burned 3.250 kcal and I’ve eaten 1.942 kcal.
5.30 am: The alarm goes off but I’m so tired, I set the alarm to 7 am.
7.00 am: Alarm again, I get up, take a shower, eat my mealprep breakfast and leave for work.
8.30 am: Work starts, it’s a busy day.
7.00 pm: Finished at work, I rush to the train station to get the 7.20 train. I make it, yay!
7.30 pm: I arrive at home, eat my mealprep dinner and watch tv.
8.30 pm: I do yoga for 1 hour, ending with some headstands which hurts my neck, ouch.
9.30 pm: I take a shower and go to bed…. Ending the day with 11.255 steps, fitbit says I burned 2.539 kcal, I ate 1.762 kcal.
6.00 am: It’s my day off but the alarm goes off early to go to the gym. I eat breakfast (smoothie) and prepare for the gym.
6.50 am: I leave home, to go to the gym, it recently started to open at 7 am on monday and wednesday!
9.30 am: I’m finished! I take a shower at the gym, dress nicely and leave to my guy.
10.30 am: I arrive at my guy’s place. We relax, watch a movie, have lunch together and rearrange some stuff in the garden so the boat can go to its winter place.
2.30 pm: I leave to go home while my guy leaves to pick up his son from school.
3.00 pm: I arrive home, I go to my laptop and books immediately. I need to prepare a presentation for tomorrow and have done 0 for it. First I need to read some chapters, watch the mandatory documentary.
6.30 pm: I’m hungry and not done with the presentation. I have some quark with oats, peanutbutter and a banana for dinner and go on with the presentation.
8.00 pm: I’m finally done, there’s still some things to read and write for tomorrow but I’m tired and can’t concentrate anymore. I take an extra quest bar and I’m going to watch some tv and call with my guy because today’s meeting was so short and I miss him.
9.30 pm: I’m pooped, I go to bed but have difficulties falling asleep, finally I fall asleep around 11 pm. I’m ending the day with 12.904 steps, fitbit says I’ve burned 3.006 kcal and I’ve eaten 1.898 kcal.
5.30 am: The alarm goes off but I feel so tired, so I snooze till 6.30 am.
6.30 am: Really have to get up now to go to Amersfoort for tutor groups. I have a shower and eat my mealprep breakfast.
7.30 am: I take the train to Amersfoort and from there the bus to the place where we have tutor groups.
8.30 am: Tutor groups start. I have my presentation and people like it thankfully 🙂
11.00 am: Tutor groups end and I’m happy 1 of my collegues came by car, so we go to work in his car.
11.30 am: I arrive at work, have a quick meeting with the nurses and psychiatrist.
12.00 noon: We have a lunch presentation, 1 of my collegues has a presentation about drug abuse. I have my mealprep lunch while the rest eats the bread that is provided. They look at my broccoli and laugh a little, but I don’t care.
1.00 pm: We have a meeting with my fellow residents.
2.00 pm: Finally I can go to the ward. A lot of things are waiting for me since I wasn’t there this morning. I also need to do a new admission on the other ward because those doctors over there have lectures in the afternoon.
8.00 pm: I’m done and pooped…. I rush to the train station.
8.30 pm: I’m home, eat my mealprep dinner and zone out in front of the TV.
9.15 pm: I go to bed. I end my day with 10.673 steps, fitbit says I’ve burned 2.429 kcal and I ate 1.665 kcal.
5.30 am: The alarm goes off and I make myself get up because I’ve not walked a lot this week. I eat my mealprep breakfast, have a shower.
6.20 am: I leave home to walk.
7.50 am: I arrive at the train station and take the train to work, walk from the train station to work.
8.30 am: Work starts, it’s an ok day, busy but doable since I’m alone and my direct collegue has his day off today. The nurses offer me cake but I take my mealprep lunch and planned snacks.
5.30 pm: I leave work, go to trainstation to go home.
6.00 pm: I arrive home, eat my mealprep dinner and relax in front of the TV. I walk around in my house some more with my headphones on to increase todays steps.
10.00 pm: I go to bed, I had a good week! I end the day with 20.087 steps. Fitbit says I’ve burned 3.058 kcal and I ate 1.716 kcal.
7.00 am: The alarm goes off, I have a shower and have a nice weekend smoothie.
8.15 am: I leave to go to the gym.
11.00 am: I’m finished at the gym, I go home but do some shoppings first. The supermarket is right outside my building, so that’s convenient.
12.00 noon: I make myself a nice post-workout lunch, yum!
1.00 pm: I start some chores, do 2 loads of laundry, dishwasher, clean the floors and bathroom.
3.00 pm: My mom visits, we have tea together and plan her comeback to weightloss!
4.30 pm: I do some shoppings at the supermarket for tonight and tomorrow.
5.00 pm: I start some reading for next weeks tutor group.
6.30 pm: I cook and have dinner. I watch some TV and do some more reading.
9.45 pm: I call to work, my night shift starts. My collegues tell me about how the day was. There’s nothing to do right now so I stay at home and watch TV.
10.30: I get some calls, but all can be handled through the phone, I watch some TV.
Midnight: I try to sleep, but get some calls. I end the day with 12.282 steps, fitbit says I’ve burned 3.066 kcal and I’ve eaten 1.794 kcal.
1.30 am: I finally fall asleep
4.00 am: I get called, there’s a new admission. I get dressed, step into my car and go to work to see the patient.
7.30 am: I get home and I’m wide awake, so I decide to already start the meal prepping, making my breakfasts for the coming week.
8.30 am: I call work as my ‘on call’ ends to tell them what happened. I continue the prep and put the chicken in the oven and watch some Netflix.
10.00 am: The supermarket downstairs opens, I go and get the rest of the stuff I need for my mealprep and continue the prepping.
Noon: It was a rough night, but I decided to do a day of intermittent fasting, so I take my first meal of the day. After this I finish the prep.
2.00 pm: prep is finished and in the fridge. I clean the kitchen and put the trash outside.
3.00 pm: I crash on the couch, try to do some reading for the lectures on monday but I fall asleep.
5.00 pm: I wake up from the couch, I start cooking dinner and some other preps like my protein shakes for the workouts next week and vitamins in the week-box. I also prepare my gymbag for monday.
6.30 pm: I’ve eaten and I’m walking around my house with my headphones on to get to my 10k steps. It’s raining outside. When I reach 10k I watch some Netflix.
9.00 pm: I go to bed early to start my new week the best way I can! I end the day in 10.079 steps, fitbit says I burned 2.525 kcal and I ate 2.069 kcal.