A Moment with... Davinia Taylor
What's the most challenging thing you've done?
My first half-marathon at Windsor reservoir in mid-November to celebrate my 40th birthday. It was a freezing day with horizontal rain and I’d never ran that distance before so had so much doubt that I could! Mentally and physically it was so challenging.
However, I was beefing with pride afterwards and celebrated in a hot sauna drinking kombucha!
What goes through your mind when you need to be brave?
“This too shall pass!”
Do you have a ritual physically or mentally that you practice every day?
I try to practice Wim Hof breathwork most days and I feel the need to do exercise most days to clear my thoughts.
What's the one thing you really must do to be at your best?
I must run to 90’s house music...after twenty minutes I’m great!
Describe what 'self-care' means to you.
Self-care means putting on my oxygen mask before helping others. For example, if I have a hectic time ahead of me with the family I must make time to exercise during the day to be the best me for my family and to be able to enjoy the chaos not collapse in it.
I also have to make sure I eat clean and I’m generally at my best when I practise intermittent fasting using MCT oil throughout my fast, this gives my body the energy to engage with the boys I otherwise would have been using up in digesting a heavy meal. Good clean ingredients with dense nutrition are always at the top of my shopping list.
Fail to prepare...prepare to fail. This is true of eating and drinking! I believe food and drink either heals or harms, therefore, the choices you make will afford not only your day but the impact on decades to come.