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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Eating Clean is a Life Changer - For Family Too!

Today I have brought to you a truly inspirational message from fat-to-fit girl, Kristi of Inspired Fitness. She used to tip the scales with an extra 85 pounds on her frame, but she fought her way out of it by Eating Clean - and brought her family with her. She has a very special message - and a special offer, too. Take it away Kristi.
Kristi and her Eat-Clean Family!

Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions, like you’re breathing, but you’re not truly living.

Nine years ago, that was me — 85 pounds overweight, hopeless, and lost. 

Kristi at her heaviest.
My journey to health began after a long and honest look in the mirror.  I knew that my life and my body was a gift that I could no longer take for granted. I couldn’t waste another day. I was worthy of the same love and attention I had been giving to others, but was withholding from myself. So I set out to make a change.

A few months later, after “lean” microwave dinners failed me and hours on the treadmill left me exhausted and still overweight, I was almost ready to give up. That’s when I met Tosca in the pages of Oxygen magazine.

I headed to the bookstore to pick up a copy of The Eat-Clean Diet, and rushed home to clean out my refrigerator and pantry. Go big or go home was my motto—no baby steps. I knew my life would forever be changed.

When I dove head first into the Eat-Clean lifestyle, I brought my family with me. After just a few weeks, my five-year-old daughter no longer had dark circles under her eyes or trouble focusing, and my husband was feeling healthier and more energetic than ever. I may have been the only one who was overweight, but I was definitely not the only one who had been suffering the consequences of an unhealthy diet. Today, I am now the energetic and happy mother of three healthy children who understand the principals of Eating Clean. Teaching my children by setting a positive and healthy example gives me great joy.

What I set out to learn was how to nourish my body with the right foods, and of course with Eating Clean, I did just that. But one of the greatest lessons I have learned, I also found on the pages of Tosca’s books - the importance of self-respect, self-acceptance and most importantly, self love. Without these, change is temporary. With them, the journey becomes a lifelong, whole-life transformation.

Kristi now. 
Now, as a personal trainer, motivational speaker, and owner of Inspired Fitness, my message is this:

Nourish your body — the Eat-Clean Diet is the foundation of your physical transformation. I introduce everyone I meet to Tosca’s books and educate them on the principles of Eating Clean.

Strength training is the way to build on that foundation, so grab those weights!

Surround yourself with positivity — your thoughts, your choices, your family and friends — it’s the foundation of your whole-life transformation.

Love yourself completely, for better or worse — you deserve it.

Make yourself — especially your health and wellness — a top priority so you can give abundantly to others.

Embrace and enjoy life. Start taking care of you and begin your journey. Start a blog, a journal or photo diary to document your experience. Sharing your journey with others will bring purpose, joy and fulfillment to your life. To be inspired is wonderful - to inspire is life changing.

If you feel, like I did, that the road to health and wellness can be overwhelming at times, I invite you to explore my online personal training program — featuring full-body home workouts, healthy eating tools, personal support, and much more — so I can support you on your journey.

And as a special gift for my fellow Tosca followers, when you use the discount code TOSCA to sign up for my Online Fitness plus program between now and July 31st, your first month is just 99 cents!

Thank you, Tosca, for sharing your journey, your wisdom, and your love with us all. You are a beacon of light, and I am honored to be one of the many whose lives you’ve touched.


  1. incredible story and words to motivate me. thank you!

  2. I'm so proud of Kristi for helping others get to where they want, and need to be. I think she and Tosca are kindred spirits. I had not heard of Tosca before I met Kristi, and now I feel like I know her personally because Kristi talks so much about how her "sister in clean eating" changed her life. What a great post. I'm inspired!

  3. Hi Tosca,
    I would love to know if you believe in order to get the results like you and Kristi you need to take supplements? I have been trying for a year to take my body to that next level and I just haven't been able to do it with just diet and exercise. I have a hard time believing I need to take supplements if I am eating right, but I just don't know anymore. I am just not getting results. Do you think supplements have a place in healthy living and eating?

  4. Go Kristi! What an inspiration! Thank you for the fantastic post!

  5. It has been awe inspiring for me to watch my friend create a new world of opportunities, not only for herself; which in my opinion is the most important, but also for others.

    Yes, I might be slightly biased, however, having first hand experience of watching Kristi's passion help others to create, excel and bring to fruition is nothing short of life altering.

    The choice to change is a hard one. One of my closest and most cherished friends made the decision to work with Kristi. Personal drive made my cherished friend want to change; and with Kristi's guidance, I believe she has made it.

    Always Sitting Always in Motion

  6. I'm so blessed to know such an inspiring woman. Way to go, Kristi! Keep up the great energy and positivity! You're such a great role model!

  7. Inspirational story Kristi! Clean eating has just recently been implemented in my home and we feel great! I just purchased Tosca's vegetarian cookbook, waiting patiently for it to come in the mail. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful journey! :)

  8. Hi Tracy Fuchs. What supplements are you referring to? Weight loss pills? Send me an email at and I can help you out. I stay away from weight-loss supplements myself, but I do use BCAAs, glutamine and a greens drink.

  9. Amazing and inspiring story. Congratulations on all your success. The best gift is the one of self love and also helping other do the same in their lives. You look beautiful, strong and most importantly healthy.

  10. You are a light and inspiration. I am so blessed to know you and see you change people's lives first hand!


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