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Hello and welcome to Inspire Women’s Fitness! My name is Tara, I am 25 years old and I live in New South Wales, Australia. I am married and have a 3 year old son. I am a Certified Personal Trainer who loves to help and encourage others to reach their goals.

I decided to start this website to help women of all ages get into the best shape of their life, without having the cost of a Personal Trainer. Through this website (which currently has over 6000 views a month!) I have been able to help hundreds of girls with their fitness and nutrition goals and I cannot be more thankful for the opportunity to be able to help others.

If you have a question about fitness and nutrition, don’t hesitate to send me an email!

 

My Weight Loss Story

I started on my weight loss journey back in 2008. I moved to Australia in November 2007. By July 2008 I had gained 13kg (29lbs) and weighed in at my heaviest weight of 74.5kg (164lbs – picture below). I know that may not seem like much, but on my 5’3.5 frame, it looked like a lot. And yes that .5 does make a difference. I will take all the height I can get!

I started out walking on the treadmill and doing Turbo Jam. I then moved on to ChaLEAN Extreme in February 2009 and finally lost it all and got back to my ‘happy weight’ by September 2009. I managed to find these old pictures. First picture was February 2009 weighing 141lbs (64kg). The second was September weighing 133lbs (60kg) after 1.5 rounds of ChaLEAN Extreme. Over those 7 months I thought I had to eat low calories in order to get results which lead to binge eating.

I continued to undereat (1200-1400 calories per day) and over exercise. I got married in April 2010 weighing in at 57.5kg (127lbs), my lowest weight since high school.

Between April 2010 and July 2014, my weight fluctuated 3-5kg, I ate healthy (ish), lifted heavy and continued the restrict/binge cycle.

In July 2014 I started IIFYM, lifting heavier, eating more and doing less cardio.

July 2014 – October 2014

 

July 2014 – October 2014

Ever since October I have been struggling with a lowered immune system and have been getting sick every few weeks. I am currently only lifting 2-4 days per week and doing cardio 1-2 days per week (low intensity) until I get my health back on track. I am not currently counting calories or macros. I am taking a break to find balance and try to strengthen my immune system. I hope to bulk again over winter in a few months time.

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My Current Stats

Weight: 136lbs (61.5kg)

Macros: I am not currently counting macros but when I am cutting fat I use the macros below.

6 days at 1760 calories 175C/130P/58F.
One reefed day at 1950 calories 270C/105P/50F.

Current Split
Monday: Legs
Tuesday: Back + Arms + 20 mins cardio
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Shoulders + Abs + 20 mins cardio
Friday: Legs
Saturday:Rest
Sunday: Rest

Supplements/Vitamins
NLA for Her Shred Her
Multivitamin
Cod liver oil
Probiotics
Echinacea
Olive Leaf

My Current Goals
My current goal is to cut fat and then reverse diet over winter and get my calories as high as possible without gaining too much weight.

I follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to eating – 80% clean, 20% delicious stuff you’d probably judge me for eating. Living life to the fullest for me means eating a pop tart every once in a while and not feeling guilty about it.

You can read more about my experience with IIFYM and find my current calories and macros here.
You can read more about my experience with Binge Eating here.

Thanks for reading! xxx

 

If you have any questions feel free to send me a message – I am very happy to help!
You can find my personal blog here.