Women’s Health and Fitness July 2016 cover model Paige Hathaway shares her insights on keeping fit, recovery and a balanced lifestyle.
I set my fitness schedule at the beginning of each week with personal goals for the upcoming seven days. On average, I try to spend an hour in the gym at least four to five days a week, focusing on a different body part each day. For balance, I dedicate a day to yoga and a day for performance training. Depending on my travel schedule, I usually take one to two rest days.
On eating habits
When it comes to nutrition, I believe in the 80/20 method because balance is important. My commitment is to clean eating 80 per cent of the time and I make sure I consume all the essential macronutrients each day. On average, I eat three to four meals, which include 170 to 230 grams of carbs, a chicken or white fish protein, and a healthy fat such as an avocado. Every few days I’ll swap out the chicken or fish for a lean skirt steak.
On ‘me’ time
I relieve stress with a nice sports or deep tissue massage, or a hot bath at the end of a long day always helps. A little glass of wine after dinner doesn’t hurt either!
On daily life
The truth is there is no typical day in my life. Every day is different, which is what makes things so exciting. I do try to start each day at 5am with one of my Fit in 5 routines – each program is quick, intense and effective, and I feel like they set the tone and energy for the next 24 hours.
Read the full cover story Q&A in the July issue of Women’s Health and Fitness Magazine.