Kat Balanced Work And Fitness And Became Her Family’s Inspiration!

Kathy felt the strain of the 9-to-5 workday and it took a toll on her body. See how she snapped out of it and made fitness her full-time job.

Vital Stats

Name: Kathy Farokhpour
Email: kf1825@gmail.com
Bodyspace: Ms.PersianDoll

Kathy Farokhpour Kathy Farokhpour


135 lbs
Body Fat:


118 lbs
Body Fat:

Why I Got Started

I had always been the chubby kid of the group, after a while it became normal, but never something I was happy with. I received my undergrad in 2008 and started working in an office - wake up call! There were women, and men, in my office who were only 35 and overweight just because "work took over their life" and quite honestly it IS exhausting, mentally and otherwise.

I used to never have energy after work myself, and happy hour was always a must. It took me a year working a corporate job and seeing all the bodies, all the pastries scarfed down every day, and cup after cup of coffee to see that everyone was still sluggish … and round! That is when I decided "It's time for a change, now!"

I hired a personal trainer, spent a pretty penny on it, and completely changed my eating habits. I started researching nutrition and exercise and quite honestly it went off from there. I became obsessed and wanted to learn more and understand why and how everything worked. Seeing the first few changes was definitely enough motivation to keep me going! I picked up a dumbbell, felt the "pump" and never looked back!

Now I am a personal trainer and about to get my nutrition certification. I currently hold an NFPT license and about to start with the ISSA Personal Trainer Certification, Sports Nutrition and Exercise Therapy!

So THAT'S what a fit kitchen looks like.

How I Did It

The mirror did it! Like I said, I really started noticing all the heavy set people at the office, caught a glimpse in the mirror walking by one morning as I was about to get ready and said no, this is not me, this is not what I want.

I was my own and greatest motivation. I even set an ultimate goal, to compete! I am planning on competing in both figure and bikini in the future and ultimately want to become a physique/fitness model. I have always wanted to model, but was always too fat, plain and simple. Now that I have been working my butt off, literally, and will continue to do so, I will be taking that leap of faith and going after my dream.

At first the family did not really understand, none of us ever had a regular exercise regimen; then they started to see me change and now I have family and friends that are motivated by my changes - how could I ever possibly stop! Plus I just seriously love weights. I am always trying to push myself harder each time.

It may be silly, but I always try to push at least half the weight my boyfriend does even though he is literally twice my size in weight and an entire foot taller. I can't lie, I am very competitive.

Don't let that smile fool you, because this girl's got some serious competition in her.
Don't let that smile fool you, because this girl's got some serious competition in her.
Don't let that smile fool you, because this girl's
got some serious competition in her.


Morning & Post Workout:

Intra & Post Workout:

Post Workout & Before Bed:

With Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner:

Once or Twice Daily: (depending on daily fat intake)

Before Bed:


Meal 2/Post Workout:

Meal 4:

Meal 5:

Meal 6:


I listen to my body so some days it's 4 sets, some 3, it varies. I also switch each weak with high to moderate weights, obviously less reps with higher weight.

Day 1: Back/Abs

Day 2: Chest

Day 3: Legs

Day 4: Shoulders/Abs

Day 5: Arms

Day 6: Abs/Calves

Day 7: Rest

Suggestions for Others

Honestly, consistency is key! Don't get down on yourself if you don't see change immediately. Because it will NOT happen overnight, it took me awhile to accept that fact but I finally have. Here are two amazing quotes that get me through the hard times, that everyone goes through - I promise you. Not every week is the perfect workout, you just have to push through and put in all your effort!

"Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price." Sun Tzu

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." Arnold Schwarzenegger

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