A Day In The Life Of The World's Fittest DJ
Would you believe us if we told you a puritan vegan who sticks to a strict 6-day-a-week exercise regime also DJs at some of the wildest parties in the world?
Meet DJ Tigerlily aka Dara Hayes, the little Maroubra'n who has been dominating the decks since she burst onto the scene back in 2013, all Mermaid-haired and bushy tailed. Cut to 2017 and not only has she made a name for herself in the EDM world but she has become somewhat of a role model for her extremely healthy lifestyle. Just watch any of her regular updates on social media and you'll see this girl works hard and plays just as hard to her millions of adoring fans.
We recently sat down with the 25-year-old for our latest episode of MTV Fit thanks to our mates at Protein World (watch it above!) to find out exactly what a day in her life looks like. Because, we all wanna know just exactly how this gal ticks and how she's sparked a generation of health-conscious dopplegangers.
"So lately I’ve been having a massive salad for breakfast. So half a cob of lettuce, a whole avocado, broccoli, cucumber, corn, zucchini and then topping it with some olive oil, tahini, some lemon. I really think you have to listen to your body. At the moment that’s what my body is craving.I just want a massive salad."
Nourished my body (and heart) today with beautiful food and even more beautiful company 💕💕💕 This Indian Felafel Bowl was TO DIE FOR..... if you're near Bondi you guys must check this place out (not sponsored just had a great time and wanna share great food haha)! 🌿🌿🌿 How good are Fridays?! ❤️Sending many good vibes out to you all this afternoon ✨✨✨
"I usually do yoga four to five mornings a week. I like to get up and do an early morning yoga class between 6-7am."
"For lunch I’m generally having a little stir fry or some roast veggie vibes. I'm trying to avoid any rice or things like that which is what I used to eat a lot of. I often do like a coconut curry with chickpeas and lentils and lots of veggies all in one, which is really yummy."
"I have a smoothie which is usually a vegan based protein with some coconut water, some spinach, berries, bananas, L-Glutamine, cinnamon and peanut butter."
Snapshot of my lower body session today with my trainer @jonathanbailey23 💦💦💦 I've finally graduated to doing alternate upper/lower body days on this training cycle which I'm super pumped about 💁🏼Today's booty session included the following... 3 x Supersets of Deadlift/Romanian Deadlift/Walking Lunges... 3 x Supersets of Front Squats/Split Squats/180* Back Extension... and 3 x Superset of Prowler Sprint/Battle Rope Slam! 🙊🙊🙊 Safe to say I can't walk now hahah!!! 💦🍑💪🏼 @adidasau #AdidasAthlete #StrongIsSexy #PlantPowered
"In the afternoon I like to do my weights training or my HIIT training. I like to do it in the afternoon because I feel like on an empty stomach the training isn’t necessarily as productive as it would be otherwise. So I can lift heavier weights when I have had food."
"Lately I’ve been trying to have a really light dinner, unless I’m going out. So you know, toss a couple veggies in a bowl, have some fruit because what I’m working with through this Ayurvedic guy is to let my gut rest and let that healing process happen overnight. So just having something really small for dinner. My big main meals are at breakfast and lunch."
"Peanut butter. I eat a lot of peanut butter. Vegan Messina. Vegan dumplings, Pana Chocolate, homemade banana ice cream. Hot chips. They taste f*cking amazing. I had a 'double friend hot chip' yesterday. It’s like 'friend' twice or something. Oh my god. Wow. Game changing."
GOODMORNING!!! 🌻🌻🌻 It's home time for this baby Tiger ✈️🌎🐯 and the first thing I'm going to do when I land is to make myself a @proteinworld smoothie bowl 🌿 The last 3 weeks of travel I've been lacking in protein and greens so I'm so excited to get back into my healthy morning routines ❤️❤️ #proteinworld #sp
"I think it’s great if people are being influenced by what I do to be healthy. Even if it’s five percent healthier then that’s phenomenal. We are seeing a huge shift where health is being cool."