Black Women Bodybuilding Presents: TAZAMISHA (TAZ) BATTS
Tell us about yourself
- Name Tazamisha (Taz) Batts
- Age 26
- Height 5’5
- Weight 163
- Occupation: Analyst
Give us a brief backstory on how you got started on your fitness journey/lifestyle.
(TAZ) It started back in college, fall 2010. It was a few months away from the Olympia. I went a nutrition shop wanting to buy some protein powder because I was wanting to gain some muscle after having my first child. With my first pregnant I had lost some muscle. Little did I know a quick stop at a nutrition shop would be the change for my health and fitness life forever.
What struggle did you run into getting started or staying motivated to continue towards your goals?
(TAZ) My biggest struggle, like most, was the diet. I had working out down pack. I didn’t know how much a diet plays in your journey to lost weight. I just knew working out was the key to all success. What motivated me was just sticking to the plan. I want to see my results if I was to stay true to a diet. The more I kept being consistent the better my results. That was motivating enough.
What advice do you have for those struggling with motivation to reach their goals or continue with a healthy lifestyle?
(TAZ) My advice would be to take it a day at a time. Trying to achieve any goal take hard work and dedication. The moment you start to stress about it is the moment when it will become harder! Take it one workout at a time, one meal at a time, and one day at time.
What is your approach to Diet/Nutrition and the role it plays in reaching your goals?
(TAZ) Diet/nutrition is everything. It’s so hard to teach people that. It takes a good, healthy well balance diet in order to achieve any kind of fitness goal.
What is your training schedule like and how do you split your workouts?
(TAZ) Is running around with kids considered a workout? Training for me is 3 times a week. I do lower body one day, upper body the other day and my last day I try to do a full body with plyometrics.
Favorite body part to train?
(TAZ) My favorite part right now is upper body. Just trying to gain some strength back from my 3rd pregnancy. I like to see how my strength has increased over time.
Can we get a sample of your workout playlist?
(TAZ) User- No Limit is like a warm up song for me. I’m liking the Bad Boy 20th Anniversary album!
Do you take any supplements? If so what do you take?
(TAZ) I’m not supplementing as much right now. I take a vegan protein shake every now and then. The brand I like is Amazing Grass
Favorite food/Cheat meal?
(TAZ) Favorite food is oatmeal. I just love my oatmeal in the mornings. I look forward to breakfast
One interesting fact about you?
(TAZ) I love singing but can’t sing
Anything else you would like to share with us?
(TAZ) Just have a seat and enjoy the ride. We always want to plan our lives out the way we want them. God had a way at showing us that’s not his plans. It’s been 4 years since my last competition, I use to beat myself up about it. But over those 4 years I have had 2 beautiful girls (2 out of 3). Don’t beat yourself if things don’t go as you plan them. continue to ride this journey in life and keep trying!
If you would like to keep up with Fit mom Taz follow her on IG @tazbatts