17 Sep 2021

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Ep. 174 - Embracing Sobriety And A New Identity w/ Lucy Spraggan

On this episode of RNT Fitness Radio I’m joined by singer Lucy Spraggan, who first sprung to the limelight for auditioning on X-Factor in 2012, and since gone on to produce a number of top chart albums. More recently, after years of struggling with alcohol, she went totally sober and decided to go headfirst into getting into shape. What transpired was a whole new body, lifestyle and mindset, and in this episode we discuss this transformation, as well as the struggles she faced, managing her new identity and what we can do to make gyms more female friendly!

“The only validation that should matter should be from you.”

- Lucy Spraggan

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro

01:58 – Waking up in Vegas, and just running

04:33 – Drinking to escape, and escaping drinking

07:43 – The struggle with moderation: restrictive diets and excessive drinking

10:36 – The importance of nutritional education

12:29 – Gaining more attention

4:04 – The impact of fitness on mental health

15:38 – Introspect and big lifestyle changes

17:54 – Lucy’s advice to breaking addiction

19:45 – Social stigmas and ‘fit-shaming’ from both men and women

21:40 – Accepting a new identity

22:22 – Quick fixes vs lifestyle solutions and rewiring behaviours

26:08 – Dealing with body dysmorphia and internal fears

29:01 – The importance of transforming your mindset

29:49 – Failure to recognise recovery

31:03 – Lucy’s new ‘physical’ music video

32:00 – Life on tour and being physically and mentally present

35:45 – Gender stereotypes in the gym

41:17 – Lucy’s new socially-distanced tour

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