Black Women Bodybuilding Presents: Dr. Brittney Dayne
Tell us about yourself
- Name Brittney Dayne, PharmD
- Age 31
- Height 5’9
- Weight 145
- Occupation: Pharmacist
Give us a brief backstory on how you got started on your fitness journey/lifestyle.
(Brittney) After earning my degree in 2010, I began my journey as a pharmacist with the goal of educating my community on improving their overall health and lifestyle. I had no idea that through several interactions with patients and learning their stories, I would also be inspired to better my own lifestyle and truly lead by example! I made the decision to train and dedicate myself to fitness so that my patients could see that I ‘practice what I preach!
What struggle did you run into getting started or staying motivated to continue towards your goals?
(Brittney) My biggest challenge with this journey is sacrificing time spent with friends and family. I haven’t missed out on all special moments, but it’s been more than I’d like. As a competitor, the focus and discipline that’s required is extreme. If you are preparing for a competition during the holidays, it’s difficult to not fully indulge in the experience of eating and celebrating with family and friends. The sacrifice has always proven itself to be worth it, but it’s still very challenging in those moments.
What advice do you have for those struggling with motivation to reach their goals or continue with a healthy lifestyle?
(Brittney) When dieting becomes the main factor of discouragement, I like to tell myself (and others) that every decision I make will indeed have an impact. I can deal with the temporary joys of eating something that will have a lasting, negative impact. Or I can make a decision that will benefit my body and my goals. The same way we make decisions to get up, go to work, and take care of priorities is no different than the decisions we make for our health and goals. You must see dieting as a wise decision and not a burden.
What is your approach to Diet/Nutrition and the role it plays in reaching your goals?
(Brittney) I’m a big fan of tracking macronutrients. It’s easy enough to stay within calorie limits. However, if the majority of those calories are coming from fats, you will prolong progress and lessen your chances of reaching your goals. MyFitnessPal has been golden for me!
What is a typical day of eating like for you?
(Brittney) I try to have a balanced breakfast with carbs, low fats, and protein – oatmeal, eggs, protein shake (or a similar variety). Lunch and dinner will consist of veggies and some form of protein (chicken or fish). I’ll have heavier carbs around my workouts.
What is your training schedule like and how do you split your workouts?
(Brittney) I have a personal trainer that I see 3 times per week for strength training. The majority of my lifting sessions focus on legs. I do 45min to an hour of cardio in the morning, typically 3-4 times per week.
Example of one or more workouts
- Squats are always a priority. Heavy leg presses and leg extensions are great for quad development. Heavy kickbacks and hip thrusts for the glutes. Isolated hamstring curls and stiff-legged deadlifts to keep the hammies popping!
Favorite body part to train?
Can we get a sample of your workout playlist?
(Brittney) I listen to albums during my workouts and switch it up with the times! Currently, I love Jidenna’s album “The Chief” and Miguel’s Spotify Sessions really get me going for cardio
Do you take any supplements? If so what do you take?
(Brittney) For supplements, I drink protein shakes daily with breakfast and after a workout, pre-workout (only when it’s been a long day), BCAAs intra-workout, theanine to keep cortisol levels low (stress hormone), stomach enzymes with each meal, and of course my daily multivitamin.
What are your staple fitness products for you?
(Brittney) For morning cardio, I never leave home without my Lipoxyderm lotion to help burn fat in problem areas like the midsection. And my absolute favorite fitness apparel brand is Celestial Bodiez. Their tights and shorts are incredible for these glutes of mine! LOL
Favorite food/Cheat meal?
(Brittney) I could eat rice cakes and almond butter all day long! Specifically, Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter!!
One interesting fact about you?
(Brittney) Before I found my passion for fitness, I was a ballerina for 18 years. Tall, narrow, 120lbs, black ballerina! It was my first love!
Anything else you would like to share with us?
(Brittney) For the past 2 years, I’ve been competing in the NPC bikini division. I’ve placed at national shows and currently working to take my physique and posing to the next level and earn pro status! Wish me luck!
For information on whats new with Dr. Brittney Dayne check out her IG page @drbrit_fit