I have always been into fitness and sport since I was a young girl, starting off with dancing and then continuing on to do pretty much all sports possible. When I left high school I was introduced to weights by a friend and since then I have not stopped! I love training and everything about training, and couldn’t ever imagine a life not doing it.
My main motivation comes from within – The desire to keep moving forward and to continue to improve my physique and my fitness. On top of all this my fans and clients continually motivate me to push the limits and I couldn’t be more grateful. The kind messages and thoughts that people share about me are a constant reminder to keep living a fit and healthy lifestyle and to keep empowering others.
My preferred form of cardio is H.I.I.T. It is an exercise approach alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. I do this method using the treadmill, the rower, skipping ropes, kettlebells, sleds or battle ropes.
To be honest my absolute favourite thing is ice cream. So the best healthy recipe for me is making my protein shakes in my magic bullet with HEAPS of ICE and it turns into a thick shake AKA ice cream ;)
As my time is very limited my sponsor 'My Muscle Chef' makes sure that all my food is prepped and exactly what I require. I eat 6 – 7 meals per day which consist of 4-5 main meals with lean meats, complex carbs, good fats, veggies and 1 – 2 Optimum Nutrition Protein Shakes.
I schedule a cheat meal every week. Usually on a weekend I will have one night when I am relaxed where I will eat a dinner and a dessert. This rewards me for a hard week of training and then motivates me for another week ahead.
Yes, music is a must for me!!! I listen to a lot of different albums, from Drake, Chris Brown, Dj Snake, the list goes on! Sound cloud is my best friend!
My training routine is never the same. In saying that yes I have structure and records of what weights I lift but I am constantly reprogramming my training, depending on if I’m in my strength phase, hypertrophy phase or endurance phases. Plus simple things such as mixing up an exercise from using a dumbbell, barbell, machine or cables.
At the moment my current plan is:
Saturday: Full Body cross training session
Sunday: Rest day
Yes absolutely. I believe setting short-term and long-term goals are very important! At the beginning of every year I reflect upon the year that passed and what goals I achieved. I then always set short-term and long-term goals for the year ahead and make a plan of action with the steps I need to make to move forward to achieve those goals.
I believe EVERYONE has their OWN obstacles and setback towards achieving their goal physique, whether it’s a physical injury, or even an emotional setback. It’s the process we take to overcome these setbacks that make overcoming them that much more rewarding.
I measure my progress every way possible, yes I weigh myself and I get the occasional dexa scan to get an understanding on what is happening with my body composition. But the best for me is the mirror and the way my clothes fit my body. Scales can’t tell you if you have lost water, fat, or muscle. Clothes and the mirror usually will. I also like to measure my performance, both cardiovascular and strength wise. It is so important to have performance goals off comp season to give you goals between comp preps. Remember it’s not all about how you look, it’s also about how you FEEL!
Paige Hathaway and Amber Dawn Orton.
Age: 24 years old (1990)
Optimum Nutrition – My Muscle Chef – Gripped Fitness – Greenteax50 - Core 150 – Lift Watches