"Sweat It Out" with Tamara Haddad
I started following Tamara a while back when I was toying with the idea of participating in fitness competitions. She is a 2015 Olympian, IFPP Pro, Bikini Athlete, and posing coach. But, the part that really drew me to Tamara was that she believes in BALANCE, especially when it comes to her nutrition. You all know I am all about turning your favorite meals and cravings into healthy treats! Even though she’s already the bees knees in my book, I’ll let you make your own decision...meet Tamara.
Tamara Jordan Haddad
Long Beach, CA
What is your favorite way to sweat?
Dance, Run/Spin, Lift
How long have you been dedicated to living a #HEALTHYLIVINGLIFESTYLE?
I have always had an athletic background and healthy eating habits. Dance and Wrestling in my youth. Now I compete professional in the IFBB and honored to have been on the 2015 Olympia Stage.
What is your absolute favorite workout gear brand and why?
I’m into Better Bodies athletic gear because it is super comfortable to workout in and I enjoy the high quality of the brand.
What is your absolute favorite workout shoe and why?
I use Asics Gel-Kayano 21. It is the most supportive shoe I have found and I am only after extreme support and comfort as I am most often in rigorous training seasons.
What motivates you to keep going on days that you don’t want to workout and or eat right?
On days I just don't want to train or eat right I have to find the motivation from a creative source. We all have days like this. I always remember to allow myself to have an unmotivated day but not to let it last for too long. It’s ok to take a day off and find some clarity. If you replace the physical training part of your day with mental training then you will never lose. So when unmotivated I spend time in prayer asking for directions and energy and I always receive an answer.
How did you come up with your playlist name?
Deny Yourself: It’s a phrase I repeat to myself. It’s sacrificing your wants for today to find real satisfaction in your tomorrow.
What songs are you rocking out to?
What are your social media handles?
YouTube Channel: Tamara Jordan
Twitter and Periscope: @TamaraProBikini
Website: tamara-jordan.com Coming Soon!
Let’s not forget to show Tamara some love and make sure to connect with her via her social media. What are some of your favorite social media fitness inspirations and what about them inspires you?