It’s been over two years since I changed my lifestyle and how I live my regular life. I guess you can call it a weight loss journey or a lifestyle change. The point I want to get across is; on this journey I have learned so much about dieting, weight loss and exercise…..It’s hard!
And people ask me questions like “what does it take?” or “what’s the secret?” To help with this, I’ve created 10 rules of weight loss that include my ideas of what it takes to be successful.
1. You can’t outwork a bad diet
6. Avoid restaurants
**New 10 week session to fit your summer schedule!**
This 10 week program requires a full commitment and is designed to help you achieve your goals. All fitness levels are welcome; don’t be afraid if this is your first time, we will build from the basics, and if you are well conditioned I promise to challenge you. By following this plan 100%, I guarantee your results. I will also issue challenges within the 10 weeks to help keep you motivated. Prizes will vary from Lil’MissFit apparel, massage gift certificates and the chance to win your next session free!
The nutrition portion will be the toughest challenge, but will prove the greatest difference and amazing results. Together, we will set your personal goals, take before and after progress pictures and every four (4) weeks I will record your weight, measurements and help you reassess your goals.
The next session will run from April 11, 2016 to June 18, 2016.
Morning Session: Tuesday and Thursday 5:15 AM and Saturday 6:45 AM
Early Evening Session: Tuesday and Thursday at 5:45 PM and Saturday at 7:45 AM
Evening Session: Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 PM and Saturday at 9:00 AM
** Each class requires a minimum of 4 people to run**
**Spots are limited!!! Be sure to sign up right away!**
Before the program begins there will be a nutrition seminar to talk food and set up specific meal plans. It's set for Sunday April 10th. This is a great time to meet the other participants, get to know one another, hear other questions and concerns. I also take the before pictures and measurements at this time.
If you are interested in joining or have any questions about the program, please send me an email.
I look forward to working with you!
It’s always been about the number....You can pretend it isn’t. You can even tell your friends you don’t care about yours. You can avoid talking about it....but it’s always about the number.
And you already know which number I mean....the number on your scale....your weight.
The first thing they do when you’re born...they weigh you.
Every time you visit the doctor....they weigh you.
You start a nutrition program....they weigh you.
They tell you “it’s only a number” and “the number isn’t important”....but they still weigh you.
They make charts and compare yours to other people’s and determine if you are a healthy weight, underweight, or overweight.
They tell you it’s only a number, but they write it down and it becomes your number.
I don’t remember a time in my life when I was happy with my weight. I always wanted to weigh less than I did. Be skinnier. Be more like that girl. Be smaller.
When I was at my heaviest, I avoided even thinking about my weight. I snuck past my scale, I
avoided the doctor’s office, I didn’t even think about going to a gym.
And then I started working with my nutrition/fitness coach and, of course, she weighed me, and
she wrote it down, and she compared it to the charts, and she told me “it’s just a number”.....but
that day, it became mine, my reality, my place on the chart....and I had to look at it and accept it.
I hated it.
So, I made a goal. I picked a new number, out of thin air, and I decided when I reached it, I would be happy. My life would be complete. I would be defined by my number and my life would have more meaning. I never lost sight of it. I put it in my brain and it became my focus; never far from my thoughts.
For two and a half years I fought to get there, with sweat and tears, waiting and hoping....and
then it happened....I stood on my scale and there it was....my number.
I expected fireworks and trumpets and excitement to rain down on me. I’d finally achieved my
goal. My life would be perfect now....but there was nothing....I just stood there and stared at
the number and it just sat there and stared back up at me, with absolutely no pomp or circumstance. And I thought....”hmmmm, that wasn’t very exciting. I don’t feel any different. It didn’t change me or make me feel complete. What now?
I messaged my coach and shared my feelings. Told her straight up....I don’t feel any different.
Why don’t I feel any different? This was my great achievement, this is what I worked so hard for,
my life is supposed to feel complete.....and that’s when I understood they were right....it is “just
I started thinking about my real goals. I understood what I really want to achieve stretches far beyond my weight. I want to be healthy, fit, lean and most of all alive and vibrant. None of these things can be defined by my weight. They are defined by my energy, my spirit and my smile.
Do I still think about my number? Damn straight I do, but in a different way. Now I think about how it doesn’t help me achieve my goals. Maybe, just maybe, that number even needs to go up as I build my lean muscle.
Hmmmm, how will I toss that thought around in my brain?
The picture on the right was me 4 years ago. This was this picture that changed everything. I remember when my sister posted it on Facebook; I couldn’t believe that’s what I looked like.
In my mind, I was the same as I had always been; small petite lil’ Krista. But there was more to it. I was at a point in my life where I was struggling to find my happy. I was very much lost. Looking at that picture sparked something…it sparked a drive in me to change. I didn’t like what I saw.
So, like everything I do in my life, I jumped in. I started going to the gym and taking fitness classes on my lunch hour. I thought of myself as active, I liked being outside, I liked working up a sweat, but I didn’t have any real focus, I didn’t know where I was going and I didn’t know how I was going to get there. And walking with wine in my go cup, with my girlfriends, wasn’t exactly the ticket to get me there!
I kept going to fitness classes and I started noticing my changes. It dawned on me; I really like this, I’m happy when I am here. How can I incorporate this feeling into the rest of my life?
Thankfully I’m a believer in timing is everything. The gym owner was short staffed and having trouble finding reliable trainers so I thought; well I could do that.
And that....sparked a whole new flame! I didn’t want to be a chubby trainer. Why would anyone want me to be their trainer? I wanted to lead by example. So I started and I’ve never looked back. For the past 4 years I’ve learned and practiced and learned some more.
Am I where I want to be? No, and I hope I never will be. Where I want to be is always one step ahead of myself and this drives me to be a better version of myself every day.
Whether it’s physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually or professionally, I always want to be working towards something.
REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED