Kirsten's Corner: The One About Setting New Goals - Indianapolis Fitness And Sports Training
Fat Loss

Kirsten’s Corner: The One About Setting New Goals

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…

It’s hard to believe it’s been 6 months since  I tippy-tappy-typed my last blog post when I celebrated the fabulous milestone of arriving at ONEderland. I’d like to tell ya how hard I’ve busted my rump to keep that freight-train of fabulous-ness choo-chooing down the diet track.

But then I’d be a pants-on-fire kind of liar.

Long before I started at IFAST, I knew I wanted to break 200 pounds. And when I did, it was AMAZING. My daughter made a big congratulatory poster. I even bought new bras to commemorate.

victory danceCuz nothing says CELEBRATION like perky-looking breasts.

My next goal was to lose 3 more pounds so I could hit my -100 Pounds milestone: KILLED IT. And even got featured on Girls Gone Strong!

After that, the tempo kinda dwindled. I found my priorities drifting from losing more weight to simply maintaining where I was at. And if I had been where I wanted to stay? Total peachy-keen.

But I wasn’t.

It wasn’t until a couple weeks ago that I had a 50% DUH/50% AH-HA moment: I needed a new goal.

Silly me.

I decided I was ready to lock my eyes on the prize of breaking 190. I made a commitment to track my food and asked for a new program that would kick my butt. I attacked like a manic cat in a room of laser pointers.

Wham, bam, thank you ma’am: I hit my goal last Saturday, 189.6, baby!!!

What’s next? This time, I’ve decided to make my goals choice-based rather than results-driven. I’ve posted them in my weekly wrap-up below.

If you’re like me, telling people your goals makes you a gazillion times more likely to actually achieve them. In the words of Brian Tracy, “Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.”  So tell me, what’s got YOU on fire?

Hit me up in the comments and tell me about your current health and fitness goals.

Living happily ever after,



  • I don’t eat enough during the week.
  • I need more sleep.
  • I didn’t get the exercise I wanted in (would ideally like 3-5x/week, only got in 2).
  • I need to proactively minimize social situations where I’m hungry and my only food choices are crap. There were two occasions this week where I could have done a better job of planning ahead. That said, I’m puffy-heart proud of myself for only eating one serving vs.grabbing armfuls and imitating Cookie Monster. Side Note: If I had been craving the crap, I would have totally savored them, given myself grace and moved on. That wasn’t the case.


  • I threw my mother a birthday party at Indulge, a most delightful ice cream parlor in Fortville. There were a dozen desserts to choose from, including chocolate cake. Did I mention it was chocolate? I skipped all desserts not because I had to, but because I could.


  • Log food at least 5 days a week
  • Get at least 5 hours of sleep a night
  • Exercise 3-5x/week including at least one team-training

Kirsten’s Corner is a 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

    • Robin!!!

      I am so excited that you’re going to start training with me at IFAST. Can you even imagine that much sexiness in one room? You and I are alike in so many ways. And you know what I think you like most about me? All the awesome parts of yourself you see in me but you’re too humble to admit it. I rock = you rock = we rock. Go team.

  1. Hey Kirsten! Love your blog!
    You just gave me a DUH moment! I haven’t been setting goals! DUH! I’m below 200 again, but I keep gaining and losing the same 6 lbs! (BOO!) On a positive note, I have been working out 3 to 4 times a week with my fave instructor and building some awesome muscles. 🙂 I’m looking thinner and my hubby is noticing my booty is getting rounder. (YES!) I’m feeling much better about myself, too. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your story. You are an inspiration to me.
    Love ya!

    • Hi Tina! –

      Hi Tina!

      Thank you so much for the feedback. Congrats on the consistent exercising! It’s always beneficial when hubbies can celebrate improved booty-ness. 😉 And congrats on being in Onederland. I wish you the best of luck being better at Hide and Seek than that 6 pounds. 🙂

      Also, I looked through my old stuff. Do you realize it’s been almost 5 years since you first started cheering me on? I can’t tell you how much that means to me. Truly. I’m so grateful.

      JugHugs, Kirsten

Leave a Reply