Birthplace: Arnprior, Ontario
Birthsign: Cancer "the crab" - Doesn't suit me at all!
Current Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Weight: 145 off- season with about 14% fat
132 comp-season with about 8 % body fat
Occupation: Sales Rep for Body Plus Nutritional Products inc., Owner of Longevity Wellness Consulting, Certified Kinesiologist, Nutrition Consultant, free lance writer
National level fitness and Figure competitor
Years training: 11 years
Sponsor: Interactive Nutrition
I placed 10th at my Pro Debut on June 4th- Toronto Pro Show. I was very excited by this as I was not overlooked by the judges and a top ten finish is a good sign if I continue competing.
2005 Canadian Fitness and Figure Championships - 1st place tall figure and overall (earned my pro card)
2004 Canadian Fitness and Figure Championships - 2nd place tall figure
2002 Canadian Fitness Championships - 2nd place
2001 Ontario Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships - 1st place
2000 Ontario Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships - 2nd place
2000 Northern Ontario Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships - 2nd place
Next Contest: 2005 Canadian Fitness and Figure Championships
Pets: Torti cat name Feival, Siamese cat named Porcha, 2 pearl scale gold fish named squiggles and dribbles. I love animals.
I will retire early to a beautiful house by the ocean and perhaps run a spa retreat. Not work...but fun!!!! I call it active retirement!
Favourite colors: Red, blue and pink. NOT TOGETHER THOUGH!
Favourite Diet foods: Oatmeal and Egg whites with sugar free syrop
Favourite cheat foods: Tacos and chocolate. NOT TOGETHER THOUGH!
Favourite music: Everything except country.
Favourite car: Mercedes Benz SUV and BMW 3 series
Favourite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon: Catch up on reading and do something fun outdoors.
Favourite saying: Pshaw!
Favourite Book: Awaken the Giant Within- Anthony Robbins. Wow!!
Future Plans: To become an IFBB Figure Pro. To have my Wellness company become extremely successful and retire early. To write more books. I also plan to have one child and be a great mother.
Pet peeves: People who judge books by their covers, messy people, bad drivers.
Likes: A great sense of humour, Warm sunny days, Appreciating the little things in life.
Favourite Phrases: "Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated."
" Patience is a virtue." I often have to remind myself of that one
Favourite body part to train: Shoulders and Legs. Actually, I love to train everything.
Favourite day of the week: FRIDAY! You have the weekend to look forward to.
Hobbies: Being active outside fitness - rollerblading, mountain biking, down hill skiing, water skiing. I also love watching movies, writing, surfing the net and doing research.
My Favourite thing about competing in fitness and figure: The high of walking on stage knowing you have done your best. I also love meeting new people. I love setting goals. I feel so motivated and focussed on accomplishing them.
Little Known Facts about Tammy:
I am petrified of spiders. I absolutely hated the movie Arachnaphobia.
I have perfectionistic and workhaholic tendencies. I am working towards more balance in my life.
I am a clothes and shoe addict. Especially shoes. I have 60 pairs!!!
I used to be a really shy kid.
I love all animals.
I was in the National Institute of Broadcasting for acting.
I often look serious, but I am actually a clown and I love to laugh.
How would I describe myself: Outgoing, friendly, funny, athletic, intelligent, sensitive, driven, focused, caring.
This is an example of the diet format that I follow when preparing for a show.
On-season diet Plan: Beginning 10 weeks out from show.
Meal 1: 8 egg whites
˝ cup oatmeal
2 teaspoons of flax oil
teaspoon of fish oil
Meal 2: 8 egg whites or protein shake depending on where I am contest.
˝ cup oatmeal
Meal 3: 4oz chicken breast
1 cup brocolli or spnach
Meal 4: Protein Shake or 4oz chicken breast depending on where I am contest
Meal 5: Post – training
2 caramel rice cakes
Meal 6: 5oz chicken breast
1 cup brocolli or spinach
Every 5 days- I boost my carbs by adding in 1 cup of yams and another serving of
Oatmeal. This keeps my metabolism from slowing down.
I may also substitute some salmon or extra lean steak 1x every 7-10 days for some Extra fats. I find it keeps my cravings down.
I allow my self scheduled cheats up until 3 weeks out. I will only reward myself if my body is on schedule for the goals I have set. For example if I have dieting for 4 weeks and I achieve my goal body fat for that point or if I am ahead of schedule than I will allow a cheat. I might then allow myself some pizza or a piece of cheesecake. I will also use this as my high day then as well.
Not everyone can do this. I am fortunate to be blessed with a fast metabolism that enables me to lose fat very fast. Once I am 3 weeks out, I do not allow any more of these cheats as I don’t want to retain water from the sodium.
A lot of my dieting is now instinctive because I know my body really well. I pick up on subtle signals and I make changes accordingly.
Supplements: L-Glutamine- 10grams per day
Vitamin C 2000mg per day
Vitamin E 1000 Iu per day
B- complex 1 time per day
Multi vitamin – divided 3 x per day
Calcium- 1000mg divided 3 x per day
Greens supplement – 1 x in morning
Folic Acid- 1mg per day
Adrenal Support Formula- 3 x per day
Meltdown or Metabolean Thermogenic 2 x per day on 2 day on 1 day Off.
Protein shakes until 3 weeks out then I replace it with solid food.
I also drink about 5-8 Liters of water per day. The week of the show I usually drink 8-10 Liters per day before I start cutting back on my water on the Friday before the show.
If you are in need of someone who can help prepare you for a fitness or figure competition to please visit my website www.tammystrome.com for more details as physique transformation is my specialty.
Tammy does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!