A day in the life of… Alice Liveing
Ever wondered what it takes to be a personal trainer, Instafamous influencer, and author all at once? This International Women's Day we took some time out with Alice Liveing to find out her work ethic secrets, and just how she fits it all in. Read on to find out why setting the alarm clock early is a positive thing (if you say so, Alice!), and prepping for the day ahead and lots of sleep are the keys to success. Get ready for some serious girl boss inspo...
5:45 AM: My alarm usually goes off early, and I'm not big on the snooze button. I've always been a morning person, so these are my golden hours of the day: I try and maximize this quiet time when it feels like the rest of London's still sleeping.
6:15 AM: I'm dressed and ready for the day, and leave my house with my backpack, coffee cup, water bottle and laptop. I like to get the bus to work in the mornings: it’s often quieter and quicker at that time, and I get to see the sun come up in summer.
7:00 AM: I spend my bus journey writing posts for Instagram and replying to emails, so I have a clear head before I get into the gym. I get to work and have my first coffee of the day before seeing my morning clients. I usually have between 1-3 clients first thing.
9:00 AM: Breakfast! Time to check up on emails and reply to any comments on my social media.
10:00 AM: I like to prioritize my training in the morning because I find I have most energy then. I usually do a weights session that lasts around an hour or so, followed by a tasty post-workout shake.
12:30 PM: I often have a lunchtime client, so I'll have an early lunch. I always try to pack my work lunch, but we also have tasty food at the gym too, with big salads and healthy picks to easily grab something quickly.
2-5:00 PM: My afternoons are usually spent running between meetings and capturing content for my own channels. It’s often nice to be out of the gym for the afternoon, and it lets me keep up with the other side of my business. If I do get a few moments to myself, I try and have a book in my bag to read. Reading for me is the perfect escape from social media and life! I find stealing a few minutes between meetings and work to read can be the perfect way to relax.
6:00 PM: I like to get home around 6 PM. I’m such a granny! I love nothing better than settling down on my sofa with a cup of tea and watching a bit of Netflix to unwind in the evenings. My boyfriend Paddy doesn’t get home until after 8 PM most evenings, so this is my chance to get organized for the following day, cook some dinner, prep food for the next day and finish up any last bits of work.
9:30 PM: I love my sleep! Since I’m such an early riser, I find getting an early night helps me really get the best sleep, so it’s lights out early in our flat (and I kind of love it)!