A:I was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in New York City and Miami, Florida. I currently live in Sacramento, CA with my 6 year old daughter.
Q:When did the fitness bug bite you?
A:I got started after having my daughter. I was originally motivated to just fit back into my clothes, but after months and losing the 70+ pounds I gained during my pregnancy, it turned into a new lifestyle. So I entered a fitness competition to have a goal to keep me on track.
Q:You're a 2 time bikini world champion. How does that sound?
A:It's very cool to even be considered a champion, let alone a bikini champion and being a mom. I remember after giving birth and having all that extra weight on me, going through postpartum depression and looking at my stretch marks thinking I will never be able to wear low rise jeans or bikini again. Never give up on yourself if you have obstacles ahead of you. I'm proof dreams can come true with hard work.
Q:Why do you believe you were the best in the world twice?
A:I never think I'm the best... I believe I was able to become a champion twice all from hard work and having the right formula those nights. These shows are subjective, it all really comes down to who the federation wants that night to have the crown. I was very lucky to have them feel I deserved it twice.
Q:Describe your diet...
A:I eat pretty clean 5 days a week. I eat the same thing during the week and when I have my cheat meals on weekend when I'm out for kids party or events. A typical day will include: 1 cup oatmeal/slice of Ezekiel toast, 4 egg whites and whole egg for breakfast. The following 4-5 meals are pre-made meals that I just heat up so I am less likely to cheat. They consist of a balance of protein, vegetable and complex carbohydrates. I make sure I'm also having a sufficient amount of fats in my diet or taking my fish oil pills.
Q:How did you become a MusclePharm athlete?
A:I became a Musclepharm athlete few years ago after winning Pro bikini world title 2 years ago. They were the title sponsors for that competition and offered me a contract after hearing about me being overweight with health issues after having my daughter. I had already been a fan of their supplements and they believed I could inspire many women out there who battle the issues I had as well.
Q:What is FitMiss?
A:FitMiss is a new brand formulated specifically for women. We have the yummiest protein powder, (FitMiss Delight), fat burner that doesn't give you the jitters, (FitMiss Burn), prepackaged pre workout powder, (FitMiss Ignite), an amazing detox pill, (FitMiss Cleanse), CLA that helps get rid of belly fat, (FitMiss Tone), and the BEST multivitamin out there with probiotics, (FitMiss Balance).
Q:Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A:I would like to pursue my photography and possibly have my own studio (and also) develop a clothing or bikini line that I have been working on the past few years... and loving my family time!!!!
Q:Can you give us all of your social media handles?
Instagram: @ChadyD (personal) / @iamfitmiss (FitMiss)
Facebook: Chady Dunmore
Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven.com