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Interview with Tammy Hembrow about her career, children, and fitness

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Name: Tammy Hembrow

Location: Gold Coast Australia

Height: 165 cm

Birthday date: 22/04/1994

Age: 25

Can you share with us more about yourself? When and how did you discover your passion for fitness (and health)?

I began my fitness journey in my late teens when I wasn’t too happy with the way my body was going, and I wasn’t living a very healthy lifestyle. It became more of a focus when I realized that I could feel my absolute best when I ate well and worked out. It really became a passion for me just before my first pregnancy when I found real joy and happiness in this lifestyle.

What is your biggest achievement?

My Kids! They have changed my outlook on life and given me more of a purpose.

What is your secret recipe for motivating yourself to work out?

 I feel happier when I work. If I’m not working out during the week, I feel more sluggish and have less energy and it’s really important for me to feel good with how busy I am and with two little kids.

What are the best 3 advices you would give to your supporters and the people inspired by you?

Be authentic, don’t let people who try to bring you down achieve it, and go work for what you want. Those are the three most important things that I still apply to myself today.

What are your favorite 3 workout exercises?

  1. Cable kickbacks
  2. Hip Thrusts
  3. Glute pull through

How often do you work out a week? And what is your workout routine?

I used to work out a lot more before having my kids but currently, I work out 3-4 times a week. I find this is enough for me right now because I’ve been working out consistently for years and I know my body and when to increase or decrease my calories to help with my goals.

What does your diet look like? Do you commit to a special diet? (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, low carb, low fat)

I don’t like to limit myself too much if I’m working towards a specific goal. For example, if I want to reduce my weight, I will choose to switch to a weight loss meal plan which involves eating fewer calories. Lucky, I have low and high-calorie plans in my App Tammy Fit so I usually follow the recipes in there and switch between regular, vegetarian and sometimes vegan.

Do you have cheat days? If yes, what is your most favorite cheat meal?

Yes, I do and they’re usually on the weekend. My favorite cheat meal right now is spicy chicken wings.

What supplements do you use? And what is your favorite Women’s Best product?

I use the Women’s Best proteins and BCAAs almost every day. My favorite product is BCAA Amino and no joke was the flavor that I released with Women’s Best which was Honey Dew. I am looking forward to relaunching it with Women’s Best soon.

Many people find it hard to eat healthy on a daily basis. How do you make sure to keep a healthy diet in your everyday life?

My Tammy Fit meal plans on my App are designed to be easy and accessible for that very reason. They include meal prep ideas and repeats but not so many that it gets boring. I made my plans for people like myself and that’s why I use them, they help me keep on track without limiting me and allow for me to add in extra meals or treats.

What has inspired you towards social media? When/how did you start it? And what is your favorite platform (Instagram / YouTube / Facebook etc…)?

My main motivation for sharing my own experiences online is to share what I’ve learned along my own journey with other women. Social media is a great way to share knowledge, experiences, and expertise while motivating and inspiring others to take that first step to fitness or complete that final repetition during a workout. My favorite social media platforms are probably Instagram and Snapchat.

How did you manage to stay in shape after having two children?

I’m continuously being asked what I did in the gym and how I achieved my pre and post-baby body. I decided to put my programs together to offer people the chance to see how weight training and a healthy diet really can work, as well as have a good break. There is no smoke and mirrors just a long-term dedication to getting in the gym, and it is hard work.

How do you handle to find the time for your workouts in your daily life as a mum and businesswoman?

Being a mum and running a business is still a juggling act for me, I honestly just try my best to manage my time and plan but as a mum, you know that sometimes planning goes out the window. I’ve definitely learned not to beat myself up about failure. You can’t do everything right all the time, failing is a part of being a parent and a business owner. You learn from your mistakes and you’re often smarter from it. I guess you could say becoming a mum made me more resilient in my home life and business.

What are your future goals?

To experience new things, keep doing things that I’m scared of and pushing myself. Expand my businesses and raise up happy kids!


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