My morning is all about… setting a positive tone for the day. I make a conscious effort to avoid using my phone or scrolling through social media for the first hour after waking up. I find that social media can sometimes be stressful and I prefer to keep that out of my early morning mindset.
I like to eat my breakfast… within 30 minutes of getting up. If I’m not in the mood for a full meal or I’m in a rush, I’ll opt for a smoothie with protein, almond butter, oats and spinach. When I have more time, I might go for overnight oats or even whip up an omelette with spinach, chorizo and sourdough.
Staying fit… is a priority for me. I love running and it’s a regular part of my fitness routine. Strength training is also crucial and I aim for at least three sessions per week. I’m taking on my first Hyrox competition in a few weeks, which is a mix of running intervals and functional-type workouts. I’m looking forward to the challenge!
I try to stay injury-free… by ensuring injury prevention is a significant part of my exercise routine. My strength training is tailored to complement my running and ensure the right muscle groups are strong. I also focus on addressing any muscle asymmetries to prevent imbalances that could lead to injuries. Proper recovery is also key, so I prioritise sleep and proper fuelling. It’s when these aspects are not in check that I tend to get injured, so I make sure to listen to my body and back off when needed.
In my gym bag, you’ll always find… plenty of snacks. To ensure my body stays fuelled throughout the day, I always come prepared: you’ll often find bags of dried fruit and nut bars in my bag. If I’m out for work, I make sure I have a packed lunch with me, and when I head to the gym I bring along some extra protein so I can refuel after a workout. My philosophy revolves around sustainability rather than short-lived diets or fads, so I opt for a lifestyle that I can maintain in the long run. It may not sound particularly exciting, but I find that having three balanced meals with regular snacks is both practical and sustainable.