timtamfit Good luck @joeyscandizzosalon for the Aus Hair Fashion Awards tonight! Thank you for my Cinderella metamorphosis yesterday @kyrawau & @josephsemaan ! 🦄 3w

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timtamfit I want everyone to be able to feel like this. To feel strong. Confident. Physically dynamic. ️Hence the return of fitness posts in an attempt to empower and motivate girls who may be like the girl I am about to describe.

Last week my eyes fell upon a timid girl tentatively navigating her way across the gym floor. My heart went out to her. I know the feeling all to well.

The problem with most training mentalities is that we train in isolation, often comparing ourselves to others around us, and perhaps even driven to be better than those around us.

Firstly, be kind to yourself if you are new! Everyone was new at some point and started at the exact same place you did. Don't be intimidated by anyone. We build strength with practice, patience and time- be gentle to yourself if you didn't do as well as you would've liked on day 1, don't let it hinder you from getting back to work on day 2 because it's the small efforts exerted daily that will keep nudging you closer to your goals.

Secondly, if you're a seasoned lifter, don't be a dick. Share knowledge, be courteous, be conscientious, help a brother/sister out. We feel our best when we are interconnected as social beings.

Onwards & upwards, always.
4w

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timtamfit "I think it's one of the most incredible pieces of equipment for self-help and introspective thought that you could ever find. It's been one of the most important tools for me in personal growth for understanding myself, how I am, and what effect I do have on other people."-J.Rogan

The best sleep I've had in 600 kgs of magnesium sulfate ever: utter gravity-free bliss. Come visit the gorgeous staff at this tranquil refuge @gravityfloat, this soothing sanctuary (complete with handpicked artisan herbal teas) to experience surreal weightlessness too.(snapchat: timtamtabitha)
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timtamfit Before I drift off to Nodland, I want you to know you are remarkable, you are worthy and I love you. You are not going to get to those training goals and good training weeks without getting through the shitty ones you may have encountered already. Giving up after an initial crappy start to a training cycle isn't always because of a lack of willpower or discipline- it's more often because of SHAME. The idea that you are not fit enough/strong enough/lean enough/ disciplined enough impedes your progress. And do you know what the best antidote for shame is? EMPATHY. Kindness. Talk to yourself like you would to a close friend. "Today wasn't the best, but you can't get to the best days without getting through today, good effort poppet. Every small bit of effort you exert will nudge you closer to your best days." And on that note, yes I will be getting back into more training posts- empowering you to get stronger, become more dynamic, healthier, happier- but from a more wholesome and happy place. Stay tuned! 4w

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timtamfit And here's to all the gentlemen who love strong women too. Happy International Women's Day! 2mon
  •   curiousposeryoga @timtamfit - I think I just spotted you at @serotonindealer I looked away for a moment then you're gone. Hello hello where ever you are 1mon
  •   timtamfit @curiousposeryoga ooooh hello! Yes I went to put my name on the waiting list and went to meditate haha! I'm so sorry I missed you! My gf and I were just catching up over breakkie. What did you have?? I lovveeee that place! It was my first time! 1mon
  •   misslouise___ Fucking oathhhh I'm so attracted to your brain and intellect right now 4w
  •   timtamfit @misslouise___ shut up 4w

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timtamfit Let's use heart, humour and honesty to leave the world a slightly better place than when we found it. 🙃 2mon

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timtamfit Ok I want you all to put on Al Green's "Let's Stay Together", sing along, bop about and purposefully dedicate the lyrics to YOURSELF.

I'm so unbelievably frightened of the long-term impact of social media use. I feel like this unrelenting wave of self-comparison, self-bullying, self-undermining, self-abuse, and self-sabotaging is threatening to swallow a good population of us. I bet half the words you use on a daily basis to speak to yourself you would never dream of using with your closest friends on any occasion.

And the solution is not to simply "drop this" but to realise that you, me, your mum, that popular girl at the gym, that horrible boss of yours, your sweet Greek elderly neighbours, your ex, the Metro staff at your local train station and the polished people on Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat all have their own limitations, shortcomings, mistakes, yearnings and personal struggles. We are all a collection of vulnerabilities, insecurities, inconsistencies, mess and doubt.

I used to feel as though self-love would only come to me when I had grasped Thich Nhat Hanh's mindfulness teachings, when I had mastered my temper/jealousy/fear, when I was prettier, 5kgs lighter with a rippling set of abdominal muscles, and when I was a perfect daughter and friend. But who knows of anyone who is perennially kind, has an error-free track record, every emotion in check, and an immaculate body?

You are not a set of problems to be solved. You are worthy of love all the time- even the parts of you that you dislike. And in my experience I've found the harder I try to ignore them, the harder they fight back and rear their ugly heads at the most inconvenient of times. Acknowledge them, accept them- only here will you find peace. You do not need anyone to validate you, (particularly not strangers on the Internet). The parts of you that you dislike do not define you, nor do the ones that you like most.

This is our shared humanity. This is what it is to be human. Not perfect. But Human. And so worthy of love. All the time. Buddha put it much more succinctly with: "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." Happy Valentine's XX, T.
3mon
  •   timtamfit @_lamourfou thank you for your support for so long xx 2mon
  •   _lamourfou It'd be hard not to support someone who is so genuinely warm and inspiring! :) 2mon
  •   lenxlen @timtamfit love your posts, they're so genuine! 4w
  •   timtamfit @lenxlen thank you for telling me! It helps me to keep writing knowing it's useful to someone xx 4w

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timtamfit Is there someone close to you that you are struggling to help and love? Stay strong and remember they are not a problem to be solved, they are worthy of love. Keep celebrating who they are, as they are, affirm them. You are a human having your own human experience, you are a human on your own unique path- as are they. Stay steadfast in love, embrace your loved one with all the patience you can muster. You're doing great. I'm super proud of you. Warrior on. 3mon

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timtamfit Sometimes you will find yourself in a pickle. Sometimes you will find life dealing you a whole jar of pickles! Whichever the case, sometimes you will feel it's manageable, "Yeah! I can conquer this!" And some days you feel like you're going to drown in the smallest of troubles. Sometimes you will be filled with certainty. Other times you may be filled with doubt. Some days you feel like a beacon of light and positivity. "Life is phenomenal, it's mostly light with a few patches of darkness, but don't worry, it's mostly bright!" And then on other days it's "Life is dark and gloomy with only a few shards of light peeping through if you're lucky." Some days you feel like you have the strength to carry three of your friends with all their burdens up the hill. On other days you will feel like you're lying flat on the ground, face in the mud, unable to lift a single limb. (This pretty much sums up 2015 for me, haha.) BUT IT'S OKAY.

It's perfectly normal and part of the gorgeous, tumultuous, ever-evolving human experience. Aren't we lucky to be here... in it... Together? ️ Please be compassionate towards yourself if you find yourself face down and wondering why you can't get up when last week you were able to hoist your friends up the hill. Big love, T.
3mon

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timtamfit 2016: EASY. SUSTAINABLE. HEALTH. 🏼🏼 (no macro counting, no slaving away at the gym, just a holistic approach to health. Breathing, meditating, walking, yoga, eating well, sauna sessions, mobility drills, reading A LOT, and when I step into the weights room... It is just pure bliss. I've never felt so balanced and healthy before. Thank you @sonneskedgwell for the training program, for leading by example, for being an inspiration and getting me back on track. This mortal vehicle feels competent and it's keeping this soul very happy, peaceful and safe. Thank you universe for conspiring to get me here! 🙃) snapchat: timtamtabitha for lifestyle details, and I will continue to fill this space with meaningful words. 3mon
  •   iknowyoufromsomewhere I don't know if you know how inspirational you were to me. Not to belittle what youre doing with this space now, but you as a lifter was very instrumental to me becoming the lifter that I am. I owe you a great deal of thanks. I'm glad you're still lifting. I'm glad you found your passion. 2mon
  •   timtamfit @iknowyoufromsomewhere download snapchat if you like, user: timtamtabitha :) thx for the lovely words. Be your own inspiration , be your own super hero! 2mon
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  •   no.bullshit.fitness Hell miss fitness 2mon

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timtamfit Practice defeats genetics, dedication triumphs talent, a strong work ethic beats advantageous circumstance and opportunity. Whatever you're aspiring towards, know that the struggle is part of the process, as are mistakes, and learning how to rise from them repeatedly- resilience becomes not only invaluable but critical. Whatever it is. Struggle. Fight. Fail. Repeat. And... Defeat. 🏼 3mon

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timtamfit Hey you, you remarkable, gorgeous human being- are you being your own favourite badass and tirelessly carving out 2016 in your own vision? Be generous, be vulnerable, be resilient, be persistent, be fearless, be kind, be happy, be empathic, be an ultra-cool mf. 😎 3mon

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timtamfit Family is the greatest spiritual teacher. We all want unconditional love but have we been able to provide it? Where better to practice than within your family? I have yet to meet someone who claims their family is perfect- family bonds are here to challenge us, to transform us into a higher versions of ourselves. It is our duty to catch the lessons in the moments of irritation/frustration/disappointment and ask: what is being asked of me here? And since it's MLK Day, "Forgiveness is not an occasional act but a constant attitude." Martin Luther King, fierce peace and love warrior. Let us march together. 3mon

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timtamfit I'm so thrilled to share what my good friend @sonneskedgwell has affectionately dubbed the "TIMTAMFIT PROJECT" on snapchat (username timtamtabitha). I'm thrilled because
A) I have new energy and determination to maintain optimal health in the most cruisy way possible.
B) Sonne is one of the best strength coaches I know and one of the most positive and influential forces in my life.
C) Snapchat allows you to access mine and Sonne's nutrition/fitness tips and tricks at your discretion (rather than being bombarded with unsolicited posts). Happy lifting. May the gods of gains be with you 🤓️🛠
4mon
  •   dearestvina Hello, thank you for sharing your snapchat! Can't wait to see your snaps and adventures or daily routine. Your positively is so contagious. Thank you doll. 3mon
  •   timtamfit @dearestvina you're so welcomed xx🙃 3mon
  •   missmommy_rae I'm a little confused...what's your Snapchat name? 3d

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timtamfit So I've asked you what your intention for 2016 is- but what if you don't know what it is? "Follow your dreams! Follow your passions!"- we're told. Chances are if you know what yours is, you're already living it and have no need for anyone to tell you to!

The key is: Follow your curiosities. It might lead you to your passion. It might even lead you into a laborious, fruitless and convoluted journey- & that's ok, at least you followed that path until you knew it wouldn't lead anywhere. Follow your curiosities. Make mistakes. Do it a hundred times so that you may know what you precisely want... so that you may make more wise and confident decisions.
4mon

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timtamfit I've been getting a few emails regarding fitness and macros- timtamtabitha on snapchat will reveal what I am currently eating and how I am training. New year, new energy! Get it! 🏼 PS if you ever get an opportunity to read or meditate in the Frick Collection garden... I highly recommend you take advantage of it! 🤓 Bonne nuit mes amis 4mon

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timtamfit Hi guys! Now that the celebratory dust has settled and we are starting to get into the swing of routine- what is your intention for 2016? What's in store for you this year? Be genuine and brave- tell people about it, set about achieving it and be accountable for it.

In 2016 I hope to continue to make YOU feel happier, better, lighter, brighter, ...inspired! I want to leverage my experiences into useful pearls of wisdom for you. I want to help heal anyone suffering silently out there. (I answer all private messages, feel free to continue to contact me about anything that's been bothering you.) I pray to inspire you to be a positive influence upon everything you touch. The positive Midas touch! ️Be light, be love. Have courage. All the best on your journeys. Love T xxx
4mon
  •   benkacmarcik what's your other page??? 3mon
  •   timtamfit @benkacmarcik it's just a random space for me and my closer friends and any randoms who care to follow! 3mon
  •   benkacmarcik I know I remember seeing but didn't follow 3mon
  •   sweatforprogress @timtamfit eeep have just come across your page where in melbourne do you live? Ive recently moved xxx 3mon

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timtamfit Love shouldn’t make us miserable or doubtful. If it does, then it’s not love. It’s only a false image of love that is controlled by fear, ego, attachment and neediness. There are two elements of true love: trust and understanding. Trust is the foundation of all intimacy and "understanding" is love's other name. Without understanding your partner and vice versa you can not love each other.

Follow your intuition, be strong, and remember: you are remarkable, you are resilient and extraordinary. You are beautiful and complete.

You need not search for love outside of you for it already dwells within you. Heaven already dwells within you. It's there ready for you to enjoy when you are.
4mon
  •   justinnng Definitely made my night, dear. Thank you @timtamfit 4mon
  •   im7172 Thank you very much for this. 4mon
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  •   sok0eun Thank you so much :) every time I meditate I use your words "be light, be love" and it has helped me immensely. I'm so glad I found your IG. 4mon

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timtamfit To my baby sister: Happiest of Birthdays little, 'bloody indian'! May you continue to be silly, kind and weird. May you continue to fill your days with exquisite books, magic, laughter, dreams and madness. May you relentlessly chase your heart's deepest desires. May you always know joy and remember to practice gratitude. May you always know love and that your family is always here for you no matter how far from home you may be. May you chance upon your greatest strengths on trying days. May you and Jaber always hold sacred the gift of having each other, seeing each other for everything you guys are and truly, deeply understanding each other. May you guys continue to have a wondrous adventure of perpetual discovery across the world. May you be true. May you be you. May you be peaceful. May you be free. May you be happy. Xxxxx 5mon

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timtamfit #Repost BC it's so essential you hear thisBLEEP! Hello, you've reached the office of Tam. I'm actually available right now but have been avoiding you and the task of looking for my phone. I have instead been doing a great deal of soul-searching. If I die tomorrow this is the one message I want to leave you (press play with audio). Please provide your details and I will get back to you as soon as I find my cellular ringing device.
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Earlier this year I was in the "best shape of my life" for a fitness photo shoot but found myself unequivocally e m p t y ... To my surprise the beautiful @chum.pham and @annjellyka also vocalised similar feelings during their bikini comp prep. Which begs the question. W h y?
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We are incessantly running towards a dream we think will solve our problems or fill us with joy. We tell ourselves, "Once I achieve this, I will be happy." When in reality happiness is available to anyone right now. It isn't a place we get to but an inner space we create. We look for people, things, objects, goals to fill the emptiness but eventually discover no matter how much we collect, nothing - n o t h i n g - can ever make up for any incompleteness we feel within. It's a relentless pursuit that empties us.
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I don't care how beautiful you are, how youthful you look, or how shredded you are. All of this fades, wrinkles, sags and... Eventually turns to dust. Leaving behind the most important questions in your wake:
Did you live wisely? Did you love often? Did you serve greatly?
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And to all of you who are compromising your happiness, investing your worth in the size of your physique, stressing over what people think of you: I'm turning my Instagram on its head. I'm dedicating this space to you.
5mon

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