Today I’ve been lucky enough to sit down and talk with one of Australia’s most inspiring fitness models – Miss Emily Skye
Emily’s an internatonal Australian fashion, beauty, fitness and swimsuit model.
With so many projects on the go at once, I aim to find out how Emily fits it all in aswell as being able to maintain her outstanding physique year round.
So Emily, how did you get started with modeling, and fitness?
Emily Skye: I started doing a few modelling jobs when I was about 12 but got into it more when I left school. I was actually quite shy and had no self confidence when I was younger and it was a way to help gain some confidence.
I branched into fitness modelling a year or so ago. I entered a cover girl competition for the Australian Oxygen Magazine and made it into the top 5.
A lot of people said I couldn’t do it and I proved them wrong. I live & breath health and fitness so being a fitness model suits me perfectly.
I then made it my goal to get on the cover which I am aiming to do this year!
I decided to compete in my first Figure and Fit Body competition in September 2011. I won both comps and was very proud of myself and the dedication I had made with my training and diet. A lot of people said I couldn’t do it and I proved them wrong. I live & breath health and fitness so being a fitness model suits me perfectly.
What is the number one thing that keeps ‘Emily Skye’ motivated?
Emily Skye: Knowing exactly what I want! I keep my goal in focus at all times. I have never felt better physically and mentally and that is a big reason why I don’t have much trouble staying motivated.
What is your training routine like, and what does it involve?
Emily Skye: I always mix it up & do different exercises so my body doesn’t get used to them – It goes something like this:
Legs (heavy) – Squats, lunges, leg extension, leg press, leg curls.
Shoulders using dumbbells & the cable machine.
Bis & Tris using dumbbells & cables.
Legs (light) – Usually 10 sets of 20 lunges with a bar on my shoulders & squats against the wall with a ball to support my lower back.
Back – Dead lifts, bent over rows, heaves, lat pull downs, seated row cable machine.
I do abs every 3 days & calves twice a week.
What are some of the other writers, artists, models and fitness leaders that have inspired you?
Emily Skye: I have so many! Anyone who is working hard on their goal or has accomplished or overcome something inspires me. My biggest inspirations are the people around me who constantly inspire me without even realising it.
Some of my favorite fitness inspirations are: Erin Stern, Jamie Eason, Lindy Olsen, Amber Elizabeth, Zoe Daly, Kristen Mathers and Justine Switalla – just to name a few!
I debunk a lot of gimmicks and scams on this site. Is there anything fitness related that you’ve fallen victim to yourself and wasted your money on in the past?
Emily Skye: Yes. haven’t we all! A few years ago I was so obsessed with getting toned and lean that I purchased weight loss accelerator tablets. They made me sick! I don’t recommend taking diet pills, there are no quick fixes or magic pills. I have achieved my fitness goals by doing it the healthy way – Consistency is the key.
I don’t recommend taking diet pills, there are no quick fixes or magic pills.
Your own physical feature that you are most proud of?
Emily Skye: Probably my back or shoulders.
Are there any KEY diet or training tips that you adhere to?
Emily Skye: I always mix up my training to shock my body!
I do a mixture of weights, circuits, sprints and intervals. I listen to my body and if I’m too tired to train I won’t. I push my body to it’s limits – not passed them.
I eat to fuel not to fill and eat foods that have a high nutritional value – lean meats, complex carbs, lots of greens & limit my fruits to mainly berries. I always have healthy snacks handy such as almonds so I won’t snack on unhealthy food. I eat everything in moderation – too much of anything isn’t good for you.
If I want a chocolate I’ll have it, but will train extra hard next training session to make up for it. If I have a bad day and eat foods I shouldn’t then the next day I will be extra healthy.
If I want a chocolate I’ll have it, but will train extra hard next training session to make up for it.
What’s a day-in-the-life for Emily like? Give us a run-down of how you eat, train and move on a regular day.
Emily Skye: I run my own talent agency & I’m also a photographer as well as a model so I’m always busy. Every day is different so I don’t have much of a routine.
I get up in the morning and have a big glass of water, do a mini training session at home just to get the blood moving & it helps prepare for the day. I usually eat oats for breakfast (I like to have most of my carbs in the first half of the day).
I pack food & lots of water when I’m not at home so I have no excuse to not eat healthy throughout the day. I finish the day with a good gym session. If I’m stuck at home doing work on the computer, I’ll get up every hour or so and stretch, then I do a quick exercise, usually air squats/lunges, ab crunches or push ups. That way you can do them anywhere! Every bit of movement you do throughout the day adds up!
What supplements do you use if any?
Emily Skye: L-Glutamine a few times a day & L-Carnitine before training or in the morning on the days I don’t train. At the moment I’m not having any protein shakes but before my competition I was having WPI shakes 3 times a day.
Emily Skye: It’s my own quote:
Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. If you’ve got a dream, you’ve gotta go for it, believe in yourself and know that you can and will do it! When people tell you that you can’t do something it’s usually because they couldn’t do it themselves. If you really want something, you’ve gotta do everything possible to get it! Dream, believe, commit, achieve!
What’s next on the horizon for Emily Skye?
Emily Skye: I have a lot of plans within the health and fitness industry.
My goals at the moment are to be on the cover of the Australian Oxygen Magazine & compete overseas. I’d love to represent a fitness brand or supplement company & travel around the world promoting them.
I also love writing & helping to inspire people to make positive changes in their life.
I’m working on a few very exciting things at the moment which are a secret for now ;).
Thanks for your time Emily, is there anything you’d like to add?
Emily Skye: Thank you Clint for featuring me on your site!