I'm Katie and not only am I a complete nerd who loves to learn about fitness and nutrition, but I also live with Celiac Disease and a few other Autoimmune conditions.
I've earned a LOT of Certifications in nutrition and fitness not only because I love to learn new and useful information that helps me conquer my Celiac disease that always seems to want to take over my life , but also so I can share the RIGHT information that is useful and helpful.
I trained real people in a real gym for a year, and yet the WHOLE time I was still doing my Beachbody workouts and using the Colorful Portion Control Container system that had helped me lose 35 pounds and get in the best shape of my life in my 40's!!
The commute and hard time getting results for people who had trouble committing to more than 2 days a week at the gym made me decide to come home for good and work on spreading my knowledge and hopefully inspiration to make healthier choices through my blog and social media. I still LOVE my home workouts with Beachbody, and even though I'm not a coach, they are my #1 recommendation for home workouts. I'm actually going to be branching out and trying other home workout programs in order to review and compare!
You can read my Celiac Disease story here ---literally the reason for everything I learn and do these days.
Fun facts about me:
I homeschooled my 2 kids through high school even though I thought homeschooling was insanity when I first heard about it.
I grew up on the beautiful Central Coast of California and married my hot Southern Cal Surfer boyfriend but raised our kids in one of the most remote towns in Idaho.
Richard Simmons is my HERO!
Power 90 on VHS was my first Beachbody program in 1999.
I cried when Prince died.
Tootsie is my legit #1 FAV movie!
I was a vegetarian for 10 years.
I am an insane animal lover---I have rescued 2 pigeons and a nest full of Robins, more cats that I can remember and was a dog mom for 10 wonderful years.
I can never get enough of fried plantain hash browns!!
I live to pass out in the sunshine.
My kids inspired me to finish college---I earned my Associates Degree in Psychology in 2017 and am currently working on my Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management.
My family gets SO tired of listening to me talk about Celiac, Fitness, Gut Health and Natural Living that Blogging is opening a whole new world to me and anyone else as obsessed with Healthy Living as I have always been!!