INTERVIEW WITH KATIE
- I try to move first thing in the morning, before logging into my phone or computer, even if that’s just walking the dogs.
- Meal prep has been a game-changer. Having accessible healthy food in the fridge saves me so much time and makes me feel loads better than grabbing other options on the go.
- I’m gentle with myself. If I can’t fit in a full workout, I try to take mini movement breaks throughout the day – a short walk here, a few air squats there… it all adds up.
I’d have to go with Mediterranean (is it cheating to be a bit vague?) I love the variety, the freshness, and the flavors. Greek especially – I could eat stuffed grape leaves every day of my life.
Apple and Greek yogurt mixed with peanut butter – carbs, fats, protein, and sweet-tooth satisfying.
I’m an Army brat and I moved 10 times by the time I graduated college, which has made me pretty adaptable.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I don’t listen to many podcasts but I get a lot of value and inspiration from Ted Talks Daily / Ted Radio Hour.
Something about Titanium by David Guetta gets me through a long plank hold like you wouldn’t believe.
I’ve always been pretty active, but I didn’t really get passionate (or disciplined) until college when I started using movement to feel stronger and less anxious. Once I realized I had the capacity to move in different ways (and running wasn’t the only form of exercise), I fell in love with resistance training and yoga. And once the curiosity bug bites, it’s only natural to want to learn more, so I spent several years experimenting with different training styles – and the crazy thing is, I still don’t have an all-time favorite. Which is perfect for me, because I think bodies need diversity in movement.
Can Leslie Knope be my answer? Kidding. As cliché as it is….cats. Cats have their own agenda, which I respect. They’ve got a routine, and they mostly only get fussy when they’re hungry. Like cats, or my cat, at least, I’ve got the capacity to run around the house, but I’m also happy to sit in the sunniest spot I can find and chill out until the next shiny distraction comes along. I like being near people but I can still mind my own business; and I’m not a hug fan of belly rubs.