Lucy Davis, hybrid athlete and elite fitness influencer, is an inspiration when it comes to challenging your body and having fun with your fitness routine.
Priding herself on having the right mindset, Lucy takes on huge physical challenges – and she credits this ability to five habits that have made her physically and mentally stronger.
1. No social media past 9.30/10pm
Lucy says that for the past two years, she’s been reducing her use of social media right before she goes to bed.
Lucy has previously struggled with an eating disorder, and she would get triggered by things that she saw online. She’d see something on her Instagram that upset her or made her angry just before she was going to sleep and then would be laid in bed, thinking about it for ages.
Saying no to social media from 9.30pm helps avoid anxiety or stress when you wanting to be relaxing and unwinding, ready to get a good night’s sleep.
Lucy also shared a scary statistic – ‘If you spend five hours on your phone a day, by the time you’re 80, you will have spent 12 years on your phone.’
Anything you can do in your day to lessen phone time and relax your mind is a great habit to pick up.
2. Performance over aesthetic
Over the past two years, Lucy has focused on performance over aesthetics, and it’s made her training more enjoyable.
Lucy loves to be active and to challenge her body in different ways – so when she was basing her training on how she looked, she was so drilled into her routine that training became a bit miserable.
Now, Lucy is a hybrid athlete who runs, cycles, lifts and swims – and it’s changed her relationship with fitness. Focusing on performance and health is her first concern, and aesthetic is just a by-product of how Lucy trains.
Lucy’s advice to anyone who doesn’t enjoy exercise or feels bored by their routine? ‘Have a little switch up and see if you can do something different that hits you in a different way.’
This mindset shift makes a huge difference in how you approach training and makes sure fun is dialled up.
This one’s a classic – but Lucy states hydration is key to all parts of living a healthy life.
Here are just some of the reasons Lucy stays hydrated:
- Helps you cognitively
- Helps you focus
- Reduces headaches
- Keeps your body in tune with itself
- Helps to flush things out of your system and keeps your body working as it’s supposed to
Lucy drinks about 4 litres a day but the recommended amount is around 2 litres. Lucy has a two-litre bottle she refills throughout the day and suggests you invest in a bottle to help you remember.
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