Lawyer turned fitness model, pro Muay Thai fighter and trainer, Lilian Dikmans knows a thing or two about pushing the limits and creating her own version of success. We caught up with our August 2017 cover model to find out what makes her tick.
I usually train myself four to five times a week. I do a mixture of muay Thai, boxing, functional conditioning exercises, and some Pilates and yoga when I can fit it in. If I have a fight coming up, training increases to six days a week, sometimes twice a day.
I personally don’t count calories or macros. I just try to eat the most nutrient-dense foods and listen to what my body needs. I try to eat some form of protein, carbohydrate and fat at every meal because I find this is what keeps me satisfied, and I will increase my carbohydrates around training. My favourite treat meal is anything choc-mint.
My days are always quite a mix. I might be on a shoot, at my computer creating content for my blog, teaching at Tribute Boxing or training myself – sometimes all of these in one day! But I love the variety. It keeps me on my toes.
To relax and relieve stress I just laugh. I don’t like to take my life or self too seriously.
Grab the August 2017 edition for her full cover model story.
Photographer: Samuel Costin // samuelcostin.com // @samuel_costin
MUA: Kate Radford // kateradford.com // @kateradfordmua