Anastasia Corbin

Why is fitness important?

I am very passionate about helping women see how important fitness is to their everyday life. It's not about hours in the gym, depriving yourself of good food, or even counting calories. Fitness is about being the best version of you so you can be a blessing to those you love and care for. The best version of you is not about being a certain weight or clothing size. It is about taking care of your body. After all, your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.  

"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body."  1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Once I realized this truth, I wanted to help others see what a gift it is to take care of your body. 

My Fitness Journey

As a child, you would often find me outside at the baseball field or at the community pool. My siblings and I were very active. During the Summer, I played on two softball teams. I also enjoyed running. Even as a child, I knew how important being active was. This carried over to my adult years.

After having four babies, my body was no longer what it used to be. My metabolism changed from eating any type of food and gaining no weight to looking at food and gaining weight. (Okay, not really but that's what it felt like.) After Caleb, our youngest son, turned one it was time to get back in shape. I fell in love with running and started shedding weight. I felt so good and toned.

February of 2015 rolled around and things began to change. One evening at our small group meeting, I had a severe allergic reaction to something I ate. After about a week of being covered in hives, the doctors were able to get my hives under control. Soon after that incident, I was tested for food allergies. My main food allergies are chicken eggs, dairy, and gluten (wheat). The next several months were filled with pulling all of these from my diet and several other foods my body was reacting to as well. My body wasn't sure what to do. 

Through these months, I did lose a lot of weight but it wasn't in a healthy way since I could eat very little at that time. In June of 2015, I sustained a concussion and a broken nose. The concussion caused daily headaches for over five years. It was a struggle to work out consistently since I was in so much pain. My weight fluctuated and I didn't like how I looked.

Things needed to change. I needed to feel better and be healthy again. I tried out a program and 'diet' that went with it. I worked out for 35-45 minutes and ate all my colored containers but was still not seeing results. After a year of this, I felt defeated and discouraged.

In August of 2022, I saw a post on Instagram about FASTer Way. After trying out so many other things to lose weight and not succeeding, it was time to make my health a priority. So, I joined FASTer Way for a 6 week round. This program has changed my life! Check out my FASTer Way page to hear more of my story. 

Anastasia Corbin Working Out

5 Ways to Move Your Body

It's so important to move your body every day. Exercise improves your mental health, boosts your mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. Here are five simple ways to move your body:

  1. Go on a Bike Ride
  2. Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  3. Park farther away from your destination
  4. Meet up with a friend and go on a walk
  5. Have an impromptu dance party 

4 Ways to Eat More Protein Daily

Protein plays a crucial role in our bodies, yet many women do not consume an adequate amount. As women age, it becomes especially important to prioritize protein intake in order to stay active, preserve muscle mass, and manage weight effectively. Including protein in your diet is essential as it facilitates the development of lean muscles that burn calories, thereby aiding in fat loss. Furthermore, protein assists in regulating blood sugar levels, which is vital for maintaining long-term health and well-being. Here are four ways to get protein in your day. 

  1. Plan out your protein for each meal first
  2. Get at least 20-30 grams of protein per meal 
  3. Eat protein for your snacks too 
  4. Increase your serving size at each meal 

Why You Should Strength Train

Strength training is so important for women especially as we age. If you aren't doing it, I highly recommend it! Here are some reasons why you should strength train

  1. Decreased body fat
  2. Stronger muscles
  3. Burn more calories
  4. Increased bone density
  5. Better mood

Why Water is Important

  1. Water is a natural appetite suppressant 
  2. Hydration boosts your metabolism 
  3. Water increases your workout effectiveness
  4. Water helps detox your body
  5. If your body is dehydrated it will not burn fat 

Faster Way

If you know you want to reach health goals, but you’re unsure of how to do so effectively, this is where I can help you. I am a FASTer Way to Fat Loss Certified Coach. I would love to coach you through a 6 week round.