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Who is Kristin Shaffer?

I made all the mistakes. I did it all wrong.

And I finally figured it all out.

At 45 years old I'm in the best shape of my life having the time of my life.

But it certainly wasn't always that way.

My greatest same sex role model, my mother, struggled with low self esteem. Which I never understood because to me she was the most wonderful, most loving, smartest, most beautiful woman on the planet.

Instead of taking prescription medication she self-medicated.

Her drug of choice?


And of course so did I eventually - because that's what made sense to me - that was my comfort.

But it never really soothed. At least not any longer than the few minutes it took me to consume my sugar drug.

The results of course showed on the outside with weight gain, cellulite, aches and pains, and health issues.

My own personal struggle cycle mirrored that of my mother, looking like this:

-Troublesome emotional event trigger

- Negative self talk

- Depression

- Sugar binges

- Self loathing

- Determination to improve

- Crash diet and exercise plan

- Rebound with troublesome emotional event

- Repeat.... over and over and over

This never ending cycle was destroying my body and my life.

It wasn't until my mid thirties I committed to getting to the root of the cycle, stopping it once and for all, and taking care of myself, loving myself, for the REST of my life.

And I did.

One of the most important things my mother taught me (she was a brilliant high school math teacher) was that I need to take what I perceive as negative experiences and use those experiences in positive ways to help others.

She taught me that negative experiences are gifts from the universe.

She taught me that I was to experience these things so I COULD help others, which is a gift, and a privilege, to be treasured.

And so now I have dedicated years to helping women all over the globe achieve their dreams through overcoming ingrained patterns of self destruction and giving them the tools to become the very best version of themselves, for the REST of their life.

It truly is an honor, and a privilege.

Thank you Mom. I love you. <3

Facts about me:

I love to serve and to be of service. It's what makes me tick.

I have learned everything I know from decades of trial and error, watching and learning from the best. I have so many to thank for sharing their knowledge and love.

I'm a mom I'm an employee.

I keep up a house.

I'm a partner to the most wonderful man on the planet.

I do my best to serve at my highest capacity.

What I'm not:

A personal trainer or a doctor. Check out my video on personal trainers for more information on that topic and of course always see a physician before trying and new diet and exercise program.

I'm not a physician.

So of course please do visit your physician and get his/her approval before attempting anything talked about on Figure & Bikini, Figure & Bikini YouTube, Figure & Bikini Facebook or Figure & Bikini Google+.

Fitness Accolades:

National Level Bikini Competitor

-2015 Bikini Masters Nationals Top 10

-2013 Emerald Cup 1st Place in Masters Bikini 40+

-2013 NPC Vancouver Natural 3rd Place in Masters Bikini 40+

-2012 NGA Northwest Natural 3rd Place in Masters Class

-4th Place in Open Height Class-2007 NGA Northwest Natural 3rd Place in Open Height Class

-3rd Place in Masters Class

-Feature in Oxygen Magazine's Anniversary Issue

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