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Kirsten’s Corner: The One About Being a Human Yo-Yo

written by Mike Robertson

Once upon a time there was a recovering chunky-butt named Kirsten who decided she wanted to work in a gym-o-awesomeness and surround herself with healthy, fit-minded peeps. As part of her indoctrination into the land of IFAST-dom, she was awarded an assessment that verified her strengths and weaknesses as a dormant athlete. She quickly proved herself to have the dexterity of a Weeble-Wobble. They sent their noble and optimistic warrior, Sir Jae, to feverishly train Kirsten in the art of Anti-Humpty-Dump-tery. This is her story…

WEEK 10:

Thanks to a case of strep “must-eat-mashed-potatoes-to-comfort-myself” throat, organizing a trade show, and a family road trip out to Jersey to see my nephew graduate, my online presence has been a bit, um, lacking. If you’ve been following along, you’ll notice that – the chaos of my life has had a negative impact on my success with losing weight. I’ve regained 6 pounds. And for realz? The only thing that sucks more than losing weight? Having to lose the same freakin’ weight more than once. Yo. Yo.

muscle burnNonetheless, don’t be checkin’ your inbox for a invitation to my pity party. Homey don’t play that. Instead, I’d like to celebrate the fact that I’ve reached my 10-week milestone – the longest I have ever continually exercised in my entire life.  I may be a little puffier on the pound side, but my clothes still fit great and I’m starting to see some real physical transformations in my body.  My waist has tightened, my non-preggo body only looks 4 months knocked-up instead of 6, and my calves are thinning to the point where I think I’ve got a future rocking some sexy-filled boots.  More than anything? The back, hip, and knee pains that Jae has helped eliminate from my day to day world is downright life-changing. It’s amazing how much easier it is to be a cup-half-full kinda gal when you’re living without pain. Training at IFAST has made me cuter, stronger, and happier. Win. Win. Win.

Living happily ever after,


  • Hubby is joining me this week on our quest to beast-hood. Support him by bringing my A game to the potluck. GRADE: B
  • Exercise every day and pack something for the household move every night. GRADE: B


  • I totally suck at letting family get-togethers justify crappy food choices. I’m attending a funeral this weekend.  I will not give away my power in making good choices. May the dearly departed and my fork rest in peace.
  • I’m meeting with my doc’s nutritionist next Tuesday. I will log food with accuracy to ensure I maximize the appointment.


  • On the days that I don’t log my food in MyFitnessPal, the calories will take the initiative to count themselves all the same.  They’re helpful like that.
  • I learned how to climb stairs this week. I had read Zach’s post weeks ago, but I just assumed he wasn’t talking to a middle-aged chunky beast who had hurt climbing stairs since she was a teenager. I was wrong.

Kirsten’s Corner is a weekly blog post written by Kirsten Shaw to document her health-fit journey. It is intended to offer humor and inspiration and should not be misconstrued as medical advice or the opinions of IFAST.

Mike Robertson

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