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Kirsten’s Corner: The One Where She Went High Tech

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…


With Mother’s Day on the horizon, I’m gonna be bragalicious and say that not only do I love being a mom, I hard-core rock at it. With a cape. Alas, my cape has a few tears and holes in the fabric. What can I say, I suck at laundry. In the past, one of the biggest cape holes was the one where I modeled for my daughter how important it is to be what I call, “selflessly selfish.”  Just like the flight attendant who talks about putting on your oxygen mask before assisting anyone else, it’s 112% true that we are so much better at taking care of those we love when we take care of ourselves first. After more than 4 decades on this earth, this concept is *finally* starting to take hold in my braincells.

BodyMediaIn just a short time, exercise has become a critical part of my physical and emotional well-being.  To help make this journey more fun, I invested in a BodyMedia device for my arm last weekend. It’s just like the ones that the contestants on the Biggest Loser wear.  But cooler. Because it’s mine. (If you want to read more about them, you can go here and save 15%) I strap it on my arm and the magical sensors roughly measure how many calories I burn throughout the day. It even works with the MyFitnessPal app on my phone so I only have to record my food in one place.  Here’s a pic from yesterday’s results. 31-flavors of nifty, eh?

I’m even more excited and driven to get to OneDerland, a mystical place where the scale starts with a 1 instead of a 2.  I haven’t visited there since the years started with a “1” too. If you’re already there, save me a seat.  I’ll be the one with the strong body and huge smile.

Living happily ever after,


  • Get BEFORE picture taken for IFAST Skinny Jeans Contest & throw private Going Away party to my size 18’s. GRADE: A+
  • Lose some weight!! GRADE: A+


  • Keep on trackin’
  • Focus on getting good sleep


  • Wearing shorts to exercise pretty much guarantees that I will have missed part of my leg while shaving. I’m sexy like that.
  • I logged 100% of my food this week and lost 3 pounds; it’s funny how food choices change when it has to be “document worthy.”

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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