Fit Your Own Mold
Don't sweat if a size 4 doesn't fit. Try your own size instead.
Health experts will tell you that the present American/European ideal body shape is a combination of slenderness and athleticism and that the media exploits this image by bombarding men and women with the messages that they have to have this ideal body to be happy and attractive. We put numbers in our head for example women tend to think 125lbs or less is ideal and shoot for these unrealistic goals when in fact, their body was not designed to weight that little.
Billy Blanks gives this wonderful example of how we are not to set unrealistic goals for ourselves. A woman with a size 9 shoe and a woman with a size 6 shoe switch their shoes. They both try to get the wrong size shoes to fit and cannot. God didn't make the size 9 woman to fit in a size 6 so it will never fit and unless she cuts her foot off, it never will. So for her to expect to wear a size 6 is not realistic and will only bring her continued discouragement if she tries to make it fit. Our oldest daughter has an hourglass figure which is much different from my shape. She knows that she will most likely not be in the size I wear, but she knows she looks good in the size that does fit her. It took her awhile to get her mind to accept that, but once she did, she is very happy with her very curvy and attractive figure!
The key here is to focus on healthy eating and an overall healthy lifestyle along with exercise and once that is achieved, your body will change into the size it was designed to be. We cannot let the media or the scale dictate to us what is the correct or desirable size. I no longer agree with the old method of measuring BMI because of this because it does not take into account your muscle, body shape, etc. I encourage you to use the this method to get your true BMI based on measurements. www.fitbyfaith.homestead.com/bmi.html
This is yet another area where we must change our mind to not think the way the world thinks. Our motto is walk by faith, not walk by what the scale says. Let your final size/weight be a guessing game for now and just focus on doing the right things and feeling good on the inside because of it. Once you change the inside, the outside will fix itself!
She is the mother of 4 children ages 18, 13, 10 and 6 and has a passion for helping others get in shape from the inside out. Krista is a walking testimony having lost over 100lbs and has successfully kept it off .
During her weight loss, she had a vision of creating Fit By Faith.
She believed she was to change the atmosphere of the gym and create a different environment for people to work out in. Krista is a former High School Theater Arts teacher and is currently attending college to obtain her B.A in Sports Medicine.
She holds certifications as Personal Trainer with the International Sports Science Association Tae Bo® fitness instructor (Certified by the creator Billy Blanks) Group Fitness Instructor for Adults, Children and Seniors SilverSneakers® Muscle Strength & Range of Motion for Seniors Black Belt 1st Dan in the art of Tae Bo Kwon.
She maintains her certifications annually through continuing education classes and training camps and requires all her instructors at Fit By Faith to do the same. She also competes in races and other competitions regularly.
Krista has appeared in 3 Tae Bo® infomercials on national TV Shape, Collage Video, Looking Good Now and Christian Living Magazines Several times in the Brownwood Bulletin Newspaper.
She has also been featured on several websites such as The Fitness Zone, The Biggest Loser, ivillage as well as the Billy Blanks Website. Krista has been a motivational speaker at many churches and radio stations.
Krista and her husband John, who is co-owner of Fit By Faith, both have hearts to help others to feel good, to be healthy and strive everyday to serve more people in this manner.