Hi, I’m Kristen.
Striving to live awake and embrace discomfort each day.
Thank you for being here and for your desire to take action and create the life of balance, flexibility, and vibrancy that you deserve.
My ten year journey in health and fitness began in a group fitness weight lifting class at age 21. I had no clue what I was doing, but it I knew it was fun and that I wanted more of it in my life!
Over the years, I’ve been consistently building my education in exercise science, nutrition, and mindset. I’ve competed in triathlons, powerlifting competitions, and races, and am also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.
My passion is in coaching in the areas of mindset, nutrition, and exercise, which I do via my signature program “Mind Fare 90”.
Fun Facts About Me
I’m the eldest of eight children! I’m also a pianist and vocalist.
I was homeschooled from middle school through high school.
When I was 28, I decided I wanted to compete in a triathlon. I only knew how to swim above water and was terrified of putting my head down to swim. So I taught myself how to freestyle! I competed in three sprint triathlons and earned a medal in each one.
I’m such a foodie! I love trying new foods, and the weirder, the better!
I HATED writing until I began writing about what I love- women’s health and mindset.
Ever since I was little, I’ve always dreamed of traveling the world, and I took my my first international trip when I was 14 to spend a month in Brazil. I paid for myself to visit ten countries over the following seven years.
I’ve only ever worked for two employers. And I didn’t enjoy it, lol! I love the flexibility and freedom of working for myself!
My favorite foods are pizza, coffee, all meats, and chocolate.
I’m married to my middle school sweetheart =)
Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love for you to shoot me an email and let me know how I can be of help to you!
The Full Story
my journey from obsessive calorie counter to freedom/intuitive eater and foodie
I grew up doing the regular every day activities that many kids in the 90’s did: bike riding, hiking, running, and climbing trees.
I never participated in any sports, and never even set foot in a gym until I was 21, when I started participating in weekly group fitness classes at a local gym.
Within a week of attending, I was hooked on making my body stronger and seeing my muscles “pop”.
After giving birth to my first child in 2010, I hated the way my body looked, and often said really awful things to myself. Someone suggested to me to begin counting calories so I could lose the “baby weight” and “get my body back”.
I did, and lost the desired amount of weight within 3 months. I learned a lot about nutrition in the process.
I continued to count calories for the next three years, through my second pregnancy, and a year beyond that. Every single day. Without fail.
It quickly went from being a helpful tool, to becoming an obsession. I was scared to death to stop counting lest I gain weight. I punished myself with exercise every time I ate more than my allotted daily calories. In my mind, weight gain= not good.
And although I had stopped saying mean things to myself when my daughter was a baby, my mindset was still trapped in how I looked.
One day my husband walked in to find me crying over a chart I had made for myself on how to carb cycle. That’s when I realized that something had to change. I was sick of thinking about food 24/7, and sick of always worrying about how I looked.
In January of 2016, I finally decided to delete my calorie counting app from my phone. But by that time, I automatically knew the rough calorie count of almost any food you could think of, so the real struggle was in my mind.
With practice, intentionality, and a lot of redirecting my mind, I began to develop a healthy mindset around myself, food, and exercise. No more calorie counting. No more punishing myself with exercise. No more worries about gaining weight. No more negative self talk. I began eating things that made me feel good. I purposefully introduced once “off limits” foods into my diet to teach myself how to trust myself. I began enjoying exercising again for how it made me feel. I freed myself.
It’s now my mission to teach and facilitate growth in other moms in these same areas. To create a mindset of abundance around themselves, food, and exercise. To teach mothers how create their own lifestyle. Because when you create it, it’s really YOURS. You own it. It’s empowering and liberating.