I have a takeaway once a week. I always go for an Indian, and choose either a dry tandoori chicken dish or a vegetable dansak. I forgo the rice and instead order a couple of vegetable side dishes.
I train five days a week. I believe in consistent effort throughout the week, working out for five or six times, although never for longer than 35 minutes. I lift heavy with two or three exercises per body part and, for cardio, I walk to and from the gym and do a lot of LISS, like long walks. While this might sound like a lot, I certainly don’t punish myself and believe overly intensive training can be damaging. When you’re in your 20s, you can get away with it, but keep that intensity up and it’ll start to show once you’re in your 40s. Physical activity is vital, but you need to approach it sensibly.
I’ve always been a good sleeper. My body clock seems to change for no man, which means by 10pm I’m as good as useless. I’m always in bed early.
I’m lucky to live near green spaces. I used to be a north London boy but moved out to Cambridgeshire a few years ago. I admit I would struggle to live in London these days. Life isn’t what it used to be, and I just don’t think I could ever feel relaxed and settled living in such a hectic city.
I treat myself with a deep tissue massage. I don’t have the best posture in the world – being hunched over a desk definitely doesn’t help. Pre-lockdown, I would also book in for a mild facial peel treatment every fortnight too.
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