Tiffany Taitt: NPC Bikini Competitor
I had the chance to talk to Team Edge's Bikini Competitor: Tiffany Taitt and it was great. She is a young, motivated, and beautiful woman. This girl has beauty and brains; Tiffany not only is a bikini competitor; she actually is a full-time respiratory therapist as well. She only proves that you can be working long hours everyday but still have time to include exercise in your daily routine. She has a lot of great information in here and stayed tuned to hear more from her in the future. Read the interview below: Name: Tiffany Taitt Hometown: Whittier, CA Height: 5?4 Birthday: 8/6/88 Weight: 120lb off season 115lb contest Occupation: Respiratory Therapist What sparked your interest in training and how did you get started?
A moment that comes to mind was when I was around 19 years old and I was younger and very impressionable. I remember sitting in a room with my girlfriends looking through a celebrity magazine discussing what we thought was attractive. I remember one of them sitting quietly not saying anything. She was the person I looked up to the most. Finally I asked her, What do you think is attractive? She smiled and said My version of attractive isn't in those magazines.? That was the first time I saw a fitness magazine. My opinion of what was attractive changed after that. I no longer wanted to watch what I ate and just be thin. I wanted a fit body. It was like I had a new set of eyes. I admired girls that had well shaped hamstrings and rounded shoulders. So, I first started training and introduced weights to my workouts instead of just spending an hour on the treadmill and my nutrition followed and the rest is history.
What motivates you to continue training?
My first motivation comes from myself. Fitness was the first hobby I had ever taken interest in that required me to spend time with myself and really put me first. Because of that, I keep going when I see improvements and it reinforces the investment I make in myself every day. My second motivation is everyone in my life that I care about: my family, my best friends, and my team (who has become like another family.) I learned that the people in your life that truly care about you care about what you care about. Also, specifically with my team, we are a small group but we are all very close and we all have a very personal relationship with our trainer and coach. It?s great to lean on each other?s victories and be there for one another?s struggles.
What mistakes did you make as a beginner?
I made so many and I'm still learning now! The biggest mistake I made I think, was expecting results sooner than my body could produce them and feeling discouraged and then going to eat a big taco because it didn't matter anyway. When you?re just getting into it, that's when it takes the longest to see results and you just have to be patient.
If you can go back in time and change anything would you? I think a lot of people often say no, but I try every day to be as honest and genuine as I can and my answer is yes. To live with no regrets, is to not want to go back and change your mistakes. I would want to fix my mistakes, but I wouldn?t want to forget them. My mistakes do not make me who I am. If you can only do three exercises which would they be and why?
1.The exercise I love: lunges. 2.The exercise I see the most results from: extremely high step ups. 3.The exercise I hate: squats. My upper body is very typical in the fact that it develops quickly, so I focus on the area that needs the most improvement!
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