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…
Today I wrapped up my first full week as an IFAST employee and client. I’m puffy-heart happy to announce that Jae and I have both lived to tell the tale. Most of the bodies that walk through our door are much further down the Before-After continuum that mine. I often find myself in awe of our clients’ strong and beautiful bodies. As a result, beginning a fitness regimen flooded my emotions with a mix of enthusiasm and shame. Like the devil and angel duo perched upon my shoulders, Fit-Kirsten was optimistic and excited to benefit first-hand from the personalized and innovative approach that IFAST personal training provides. At the same time, Quit-Kirsten taunted that I was a lost cause and completely wasting my trainer’s time and talents. Thankfully, Jae must’ve been throwing silencing fists of cake at Quit-Kirsten when I wasn’t looking because today? I didn’t hear a peep out of her.
Living happily ever after,
GOALS FOR NEXT WEEK:
- Measure and track every bite.
- Improve consistency with body positioning during sets.
- Foam rolling sounds soft and cushy. It isn’t.
- Jae is wickedly patient, tuned-in, and affirming. I wish I had a mini-Jae to carry around in my purse all day.
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.
Hi Kirsten…Jae is also my trainer, and believe me, you will soon be hearing his voice in your head all the time 🙂
You are so right! He had left work yesterday. The interns had a cake since they’re leaving and I heard him telling me I didn’t need it. It was kind of like something from The Lion King, but different.
Puffy heart this blog! You rock!
Thanks Terri! Please keep coming back. 🙂
Yay! Love that I get to read a real-person account. And also? Your statement on the foam roller is no joke. Hurts. So. Good.
Hey Sue! I’m honored to have the Queen-o-Zumba reply! Thanks for sharing some of your sparkle. – Kirsten
KIRSTEN THE ATHLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Joey!! ((Polishing my roar)) 🙂 – Kirsten