Boise, Idaho, United States
Becoming My Best
Being of service.Thank you for giving me that opportunity. <3
Most Proud Of
I made all the mistakes. I did it all wrong. And I finally figured it all out. At 46 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? Sugar. 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 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 2016, 2015, 2014 1st Place Idaho Muscle Classic 45+ -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
Favorite Tanning Product
Favorite Suit Designer
Vizion, Saleyla, Suits by Amy
Funniest Competition Moment
Realizing I'm twice the age of some of my sister competitors. And most recently, turning as green as a female version of the incredible hulk after receiving my spray tan!
Articles Contributed by Kristin
3rd Place at the Nationals and Things I Wish I Knew
Eat Junk Food During Competition Diet
Competition Diet Safe Mashed Cauliflower
Why You Can't Stick with Your Competition Diet
Competition Prep Almond Protein Pancakes
Fiber - A Bikini Competitors Secret to Fast Fat Loss
My Bikini Competition Meal Plan
Best Booty Exercises for a Bikini Butt
Juicing for Weight Loss. Does it Work?
3 Little Known Bikini Competition Tips
Should I Compete in Bikini? I'm Not Ready
Are We Addicted to Empty Calorie Foods?
Is Every Calorie Created Equal?
Pear Shaped? No Problem
Chocolate Protein Pancakes
Do Cheat Meals Help Competition Prep
Easy Meal Prep for Competition
Common Diet Beliefs - Fact or Fiction
“Off Season Dieting” aka “Reverse Dieting” - What to do with your diet after your competition
An Amazing Bikini Competition Transformation
Home Exercise Equipment Reviews
LIIT Fun Dance Cardio Workout- Pleasure #2
LIIT Fun Dance Cardio Workout- Pleasure #1
Clean Eating on a Budget
Why Can't I Lose Weight?
Did Kristin Shaffer Win?
2 Weeks to Bikini Body - Am I a BAD Mom?
3 Weeks to Bikini Body - Sick! Do I stick with my Diet?
Kristin Shaffer 4 Weeks to Bikini Body - Lose Weight NOW
5 Weeks to Bikini Body - Am I Starving???
6 Weeks to Bikini Body - Kristin Shaffer's Journey to Stage
7 Weeks to Bikini Body - Kristin Shaffer's Journey to Stage
8 Weeks to Bikini Body - Kristin Shaffer's Journey to Stage
9 Weeks to a Bikini Body
10 Weeks to Bikini Body - Kristin Shaffer's Journey to Stage
Do Fat % Scales Work?
Healthy Breakfast Idea - Grab N Go Egg Whites
How Gossiping Causes Weight Gain
5 Secrets for Surviving the Holidays
3 Ways to Fight the Freshman 15
Do Diet Pills Work?
Figure & Bikini's Fitness Inspiration Weight Loss Contest
Why Your Diet and Exercise Partner May Be Secretly Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts
Fitness First - My Top 3 No Gym Required Exercises
58 and Fit
How I Stayed in Shape without Exercise
Meals for Weight Loss - Oatmeal and Egg Whites
When Personal Trainers are Bad for your Diet and Exercise Goals
The Easy Way Isn't Always Easy
The Starvation Diet
How to Stop Sugar Cravings
Do you have Weight Loss Memory Loss?
How to Lose Weight - Time Lapse Transformation
Meals for Fat Loss
I HATE FOOD
What's Age Got to Do With It?
Dealing with Weight Loss Naysayers
Best Butt Lift Workout
Shapely Women Have Muscles
Dangers of Extreme Workout Programs
Let's Talk About Sex - Ladies Only!
Are Carbs Bad?
Glycemic Index of Vegetables
How to Get a Sexy Back
Weight Loss Resolution - Fail No More
An Incredible Weight Loss Transformation
Artificial Sweeteners - The Truth
How I Diet - One of My Tricks
Clean Eating Works
Sleep to Lose Weight
Top Gym Pet Peeves
Shirataki Noodles aka Miracle Noodles
Too Busy to Diet?
Drink Water to Lose Fat
DIY Bikini Competition Suit
The Scale is Evil
Think everything goes downhill after 40? Think again!
Why Women Should Lift Weights
What weight should I be to compete in Bikini or Figure?
How to Stop Binging Once and for All
Could Childhood Sexual Abuse be the Reason you Can't Lose Weight
Are you a Pear or Apple and Does it Matter?
Sexy Body Myth Busters
WHY I DON'T DRINK
Inspiration for Life
51 Looks Like This?
SPRAY TAN PHOBIA!
Beating Post Competition Blues
How to Make a Weight Loss Time Lapse Video
How to Stick with Your Diet and Exercise Plan
How to Find Time to Work Out
Do you have the Sneaky Snack Syndrome?
How to Get a Smaller Waist
Does the Green-Eyed Envy Monster get the Best of You?
FABulously Fit Friday - Professional Makeup Artist or DIY
Beginner's Guide to Getting in the Best Shape of Your Life
Soundbites for What We Do
No More Cheat Meals
Grocery Store Humor
Choose Your Trainer Wisely
Jan Tana vs. Pro Tan vs. Liquid Sun Rayz
Lessons from a Sumo Wrestler
Yikes! Only a few weeks to go and my suit doesn't fit!
Tan Turned Green
From Cardio Bunny to Aspiring Competitor
Figure vs Bikini
Competition Packing List
Elle Mackenzie's Amazing Transformation
Amazing Before and After with a Remarkable Young Woman
Preparing Meals for the Week in 2 Hours
How to Get A Sexy Figure
Is Swimming Making You Fat?
Flavor for Competition Prep Meals
Why You Can't Lose Fat
Does Milk Make You Fat
Competition Safe VERY Sweet Sweet Potatoes
Benefits of Carb Cycling
Showing Too Much Through Bikini Bottom
The Unconventional Way to Measure how much Fat to Lose
When You Feel Like Quitting
Preparing Meals for the Week
Top 10 Gift Ideas for Women in Fitness
To Shave or Not to Shave, That is the Question
Super Simple Baked Chicken
Super Simple Baked Sweet Potatoes
Super Simple Brown Rice
BCAA's - What are they and why should women take them?
Almond Milk Vanilla Latte
Are You Addicted to Sugar
Whey Protein for Figure and Bikini Competitors
Top 10 Ways to Piss People Off in the Gym
The Best Way to Burn Fat
Figure and Bikini Competition Prep - Final Week
Dealing with Stretch Marks
Staying on Track When you Need to Travel
How Long Do Eggs Last?
The Miracle Three
What to Expect at a Figure and Bikini Competition
Facebook Shut Down My Page!
Weight Training While Traveling
Top Marketing Tips for Fitness Professionals
Super Simple Protein Brownies
Exercise Before Bedtime? - Yes!
Super Simple Sweet Potatoes
Bikini Competition Tip #1 - The Creep
Bikini Competition Tip #11
Top 10 Things NOT to Forget for your First Competition
Super Simple Beef Stew
Natural vs Non-Natural Competitions
What is the Best Time to Work Out?
Diet for Competitions
What is OverTraining?
Profile of a Figure Competitor
How to Lose Fat
Casein Protein - What is it and what can it do for you?
How to Get Rid of Thigh Fat
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