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Why Can't I Lose Weight?

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Every day I hear from amazing women all over the world who write in to me asking for advice about getting into the best shape of their life. And over the years I've noticed a pattern with these emails, the very same pattern that had me stuck in the thought process that I would never be able to lose weight.

Why Can't I Lose Weight?

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Competition Tips > Makeup Color??

Haley Ghislain

Aw, thanks so much! I absolutely will :)

Posted By Haleymorgan

Exercise > Body Beast? Cathe Freidrich?

Thanks. I just purchased the book, cannot wait to get into it later on after work! I check myself in the mirror, I tried posing to see what I look like and pick myself apart as what needs work. I have taken photos of myself. I know my stomach needs flattening and that part goes without saying in most people I guess. My upper body seems fine (always needs work) but my hips have too much fat on them as do my upper thighs. My butt hangs too low. When I compare my photos to photos of women in a bikini competition, I know mine is too low. Back to the stomach, I gather when my stomach gets down so does my waist. I did buy a skin fold caliper from amazon so I am waiting for that to arrive today. I will probably be on here quite a bit. Thanks.

Posted By kazzepink

Exercise > Body Beast? Cathe Freidrich?

Kristin Shaffer

Hi Kazzepink. Thanks so much for your post! As for weight training most programs are great. I'm a firm believer that any resistance training is great training as long as it's done consistently. :) For competition however it gets a little more technical. We want to work on our 'weak' areas to build up muscle where we need it. For instance, I used to have very small shoulders, which only enhanced my natural pear shape. I really needed to work on broadening my upper back and building up my shoulders to give me more of an hourglass look, which of course I did. That was accomplished through very targeted weight training. As for the ebook that can be viewed on any electronic device. A desktop computer is fine. :) I hope that answers all of your questions. With love, Kristin

Posted By fabeditor

Competition Tips > Makeup Color??

Kristin Shaffer

First of all Haley you look AWESOME girl!!! Good for you!!! And I'm so pleased you love the Era spray makeup as much as I do. I won't use anything else. For touchups the makeup comes with a soft cloth made of cotton I believe. You can spray some of the foundation on that cloth and blot on to the spot that needs touchup. I've had to do that on a number of occasions. If you don't have the cloth that came with the spray then any really soft cotton cloth should work great. I hope that helps and make sure to send pics from your next competition! With love, Kristin

Posted By fabeditor

Exercise > Body Beast? Cathe Freidrich?

....do I need a Kindle (I thought I read that on Amazon) or would it download to my home computer? If that is the cast than I can purchase it and download it here. Thx.

Posted By kazzepink

Exercise > Body Beast? Cathe Freidrich?

I am going to try to do this bikini competition alone, meaning no trainer. I have followed along with your youtube videos which help a lot. I would buy your book but its only available electronically ... I don't have a kindle. In the meantime, have you ever heard of or tried Body Beast? It is put out by Beach Body. Also Cathe Friedrich has a lot of tough weight lifting workout videos..what do you think of them?

Posted By kazzepink

Competition Tips > Makeup Color??

Haley Ghislain

Hi Kristin! I used Era Spray for my last bikini competition per your recommendation and amazing video and absolutely loved it. The color matched my tan perfectly (Jan Tana) and looked beautiful onstage. The only problem I had was that I had to erase a spot of mascara before finals... which left an ugly pale hole in my foundation that I was unable to fill in or blend with the rest of my face. I have another show coming up very soon and would like use ERA again, but I'm really worried this might happen again. Have you ever had this happen? If so, how do you make spot repairs? Any suggestions or solutions you can offer would be very much appreciated! Also, I'll be using Liquid Rayz this time around, so I'll let you know how the color matches. Thank you, Haley

Posted By Haleymorgan

Lifestyle of Fitness > Traveling

Kristin Shaffer

I want to hear from you! What do YOU do to stay on your diet and exercise plan when you travel? Do you have any special tricks/tips to eat clean? With love, Kristin

Posted By fabeditor

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Dollie Mulholland

I too am heavily tattooed, being a tattoo artist, its been in my life a good while lol. I will be doing my first bikini competition in October and I was worried at first too, but then I did a ton of research! More and more competitors are tattooed. Although, Ive seen some wear coverup makeup. I may do the makeup for this, but only on my arms, because it seems as though you can see far more definition in the muscles when they aren't covered in ink. :/

Posted By dolliedisaster

Exercise > glutes

Kristin Shaffer

Hi Sue! You cannot target fat loss for one specific area of your body. So if you're tightening up, which mean you're just losing fat, then keep doing what you're doing. If you're like most women the fat on the booty and thighs is the last to come off. :) With love, Kristin

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