Friday Features: A Daily Dose of Fit

FridayFeatures3In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a 5-question interview with one of the fantastic members of Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.

Welcome to Tara of A DAILY DOSE OF FIT!

1.  What is your name, blog name, and how did you create your blog title?

My name is Tara, I am a certified personal trainer and I write A DAILY DOSE OF FIT. With each post I produce, I aim to inspire and educate. I certainly can appreciate the exceptional way I feel after a good sweat session or a healthy meal—and that’s something I want others to feel as well. But to feel it, diet and exercise need to be a priority every. single. day. So as a professional in the field, I try to provide a “daily dose of fit” to anyone that might be interested. And so, my blog received its name.

2. What’s one goal you’re working towards right now (career, personal, health)?

Professionally speaking, I am constantly trying to outdo myself. To be the absolute best personal trainer I can possibly be. Every workout is an opportunity to move my clients one step closer to their goals, and every workout is an opportunity for me to improve upon the organization of my previous session. I am forever looking for new ways to motivate, new ways to train—for instance, I hope to achieve a TRX Certification in the next month or two. Personally speaking, I am doing anything and everything I can to grow my little blog. It’s a project really, one that keeps the advertising and marketing side of my brain fairly active. Oh, and I’m also contemplating a half marathon in May. We’ll see. Short term—my chinups stink. Time to make them stronger.

3. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

The devil inside me says anything and everything chocolate, but I pick oatmeal—only if it comes with a complete selection of any and every topping possible, like almond butter and bananas. Zucchini and walnuts. Cinnamon and honey. Etc…etc.

4. How would you describe your blogging style?

Fun, conversational, witty and educational. I don’t want to be boring, I want to inspire. You don’t care what I eat all day long, or how many different ways I can photograph a bowl of oats, but I’m sure you’d be interested in a good recipe now and then. And I certainly do my best to arm you with creative ways to spice up your fitness routines. Because, although I speak about myself on occasion, it’s ultimately not about me. It’s about you.

5.  What is something you’ve learned recently that you found interesting?

That Richard Simmons’ real name is Milton Teagle Simmons. And that 82% of adults living in the United States do not meet the government’s exercise recommendation (quoted as being 150 minutes of moderate exercise, which includes strength training twice per week). Silly, right?

6. Do you have days when you just don’t feel like eating healthy, cooking, or exercising?

Absolutely. I’m human. (Need I say more?)

7.  What is something about you that would shock us?

I’m obsessed with cupcakes. Literally, obsessed with them. We’re talkin’ full fat, sugar icing, can’t-stop-the-sprinkles cupcakes. The bomb of all calorie bombs. I don’t make them often, but when I do, I have to immediately get rid of them. And where do I take them? Usually to the gym. You’re laughing, right? I would. It’s funny. Oh, the irony of it! A personal trainer that bakes. And yes, I eat my creations. I’m super good at only eating one, though. (Most of the time.)

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