Weights 4 Women introduces WBFF athlete…….
Welcome to Weights 4 Women Tania! Introduce yourself and give us a bit of background information on how you was introduced to weight training?
A little bit about myself. I am a Figure Pro Diva model and athlete with the WBFF. My biggest job is a mom, wife of 19 years, accountant and Paleo nutritionist all rolled up into one. I have been studying Paleo for over 3 years and absolutely love it! I love sharing recipes so below is one of my favorites at my house. My passion is to empower others to eat healthy for a lifelong success no matter the fitness level.
What is your favourite food / recipe?
Paleo Banana Pancakes
3 very ripe bananas
½ cup almond or cashew butter
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp chopped walnuts (Optional)
Coconut or Ghee for frying
Take all ingredients (except nuts) and place in food processor or blender and mix until batter consistency. Next fold in nuts if you want to include them. Pour into hot skillet with coconut oil or ghee and cook about 3-4 minutes each side on medium-low heat. Cooking tip: I usually take an ice cream scooper or you can take a measuring scooper as well to measure out the pancakes to make them close to same size especially if you are counting macros and want the exact servings. These make around 6-8 pancakes. No syrup needed for this recipe and serve with some organic turkey or beef bacon for some added protein. Enjoy!
Who inspires you?
My true inspiration comes from by mom. She is a driven individual that taught me determination and drive to go after your goals. I am so much like her and so thankful. She amazes me at age 82 still works full time with children and walks every morning. My superhero!!
What`s your favourite exercise?
Wow that’s a hard one! I have many that are my favorite! If I had to pick one it would be shoulders. I usually train them twice a week with one session focusing on more presses and front delts and the other session on lateral raises and rear delts. Also for fat burning fun I enjoy circuit training classes, plyometrics or HIIT either on my hill at home or treadmill at the gym a couple of times a week. I enjoy outside biking for recreational fun.
If you could give the females reading this one bit of training advice, what would it be?
I have three key elements for training: Consistency, Patience and Passion
Consistency – Staying consistent in your training is extremely important if you want to see results. I am talking months and years when I say being consistent. Remember this is a lifetime journey that should be included in your day to day lifestyle. Results do not happen overnight which leads into my next key element.
Patience – Being patient is what I emphasize the most to people that ask me how you achieve your fitness goals. You have to be patient with the training, nutrition and the plan you have set in place for yourself. You can’t just stop after a month if it’s not working. You have to give it time. Everyone responds differently, so some may take longer for one person than the other so don’t give up!!
Passion- Be passionate about your training! When you get up each day do you look forward to training? If not, then that will slow your progress down drastically. You have to enjoy what you are doing first and foremost to have the longevity of success. Also you have to set goals in your training. Never stay stagnant. Progression is key to change. Regardless of what your fitness goals are, just always remember enjoy the journey. Find what you love to do and go out and smash it!!
What does the future hold for you, any future goals you would like to share?
I have so many goals I want to accomplish. Competing has given me so much and open doors that I am truly thankful to experience in my lifetime. Currently I am 48 and so happy to be able to compete at this age and my plans are to compete at least 2 more years and end with a big bang at 50! Also I am currently working on a Paleo cookbook called “Paleo Fit Chick Healthy Eating” that I hope to have out in a year.
Thank you for your time Tania, is there anything you would like to add?
Last, I just want to add that I am very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and hope to help and encourage others that everyone can achieve a fitness goal and all you have to do set a plan in action and start! You don’t have to compete to achieve a level of great fitness and health.
I would like to give a shout out to the brilliant VP (Healthy Vision Photography) at Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas! Thank you!
If any of the Weights 4 Women readers would like to find out more about you, wheres the best place for them to go?
I want to thank Weights 4 Women for allowing me to share my story and if you would like to follow me on social media for my nutrition and health tips see below links: Now go get’em!!
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