Chady Dunmore — June 2012
Find out how this busy mom can manage a packed schedule, eat pancakes for breakfast, and still be a World Bikini Champion.
By Kirstyn Brown, Assistant Editor; Photography Stewart Volland
Since shedding over 70 pounds of post-baby weight, Chady Dunmore has become known as more than just “mom.” She has taken on the roles of fitness model, personal trainer, two-time WBFF Pro Bikini World Champion, author and even recording artist.
The last few years have been a whirlwind for Chady, and she isn’t showing signs of slowing down. Last year, she launched her own fitness camps and just recently, became the Fitness Curator for the Andaz West Hollywood hotel, creating programs and in-room Fit Kits for guests to stay in shape on the road. If that’s not enough, she’s written two books she hopes to publish this year. She admits that balancing it all isn’t easy. “I have to schedule everything, every hour. If it’s not in my agenda, it won’t happen. When I get overwhelmed, I just say to myself, ‘Chady, this is your moment. Look at all you can do when you don’t limit yourself.”
How she does it:
Once inspired by fit moms like Kim Dolan Leto, it’s now Chady’s turn to show a generation of women that motherhood doesn’t mean you can’t have a rockin’ body. “It’s doable if your really want it,” she says. “I don’t always have time to work out, so I walk everywhere, and if I have a spare 45 minutes to work out, I make it happen.” But no matter what, her daughter Sofia, who turns six this month, comes first. “When it’s time to be mommy, everything else has to wait.”
Yes, she cheats!
With a hectic schedule and a weakness for diner cheeseburgers, Chady has to stick to a strict, clean diet to avoid binging or grabbing something unhealthy while on the go. To stay focused, she schedules two cheat meals a week, one of which is a pancake date at Ihop with her daughter. “It’s all about moderation, and it’s important for Sofia to see that.”
Cover Girl Quick Facts:
Hometown: Born in Brooklyn, NY, resides in Sacramento, CA
On her nightstand: Disney Read-To-Me Treasury Classics: Princess (Disney Press, 2011) “I read it to my daughter every night.”
In her fridge: Water, eggs, veggies, meals in Tupperware, Ezekiel bread
Her preworkout snack: Ezekiel bread with egg whites
Favorite meal on the go: “My morning coffee and chocolate peanut butter protein powder in my protein shaker. Voila. Instant morning meal!”
Fitness pet peeve: “People who interrupt my workouts for small talk.”
Chady's Champion Meal Plan
Whether she’s heading to a photo shoot, the gym or to a mother-daughter play date, Chady stays fueled with frequent nutrient-rich meals.
These days, Chady loves starting her mornings with these too-good-to-be-clean protein pancakes, inspired by her pal Emily Zaler, creator of The EZ Whey Cookbook.
|Sweet Potato Protein Pancake Ready in 10 minutes • Makes 1 serving|
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 370, Total Fats: 3.5g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 260mg, Total Carbohydrates: 51g, Dietary Fiber: 8g, Sugars: 11 g, Protein: 33g, Iron: 3mg
Top 40 hits and upbeat club anthems make up the soundtrack to our cover girl’s sweat sessions. Get her playlist and her two hit singles so you can listen to Chady while you work it out!