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My First Post!

Hi everyone! Welcome to Miles by Katie. For my VERY FIRST post, I’d like to take some time to really introduce myself and give you the down-low on some things I’ve been loving lately.

I am Katie Foley. I’m 27 years old, living in the mountains of North Carolina. I currently work full-time for my father in-law as an office manager/design consultant for our family business. We design, produce, and install custom closet systems and other home storage solutions (think home office, kitchen pantry, garage cabinetry, Murphy beds, etc.). My husband, Jimmy, also works for the business. He produces all the cabinetry we design as well as manages the production facility. We’ve been together since January 2012 and tied the knot in October 2016.

Katie and Jimmy 2

If you’ve visited the About page, you know that we’re slightly obsessed with our cats, Buddy, Boris, and Bridget. We have THREE… Yes, we’re crazy. And I always like to make sure everyone knows that Jimmy came home with the third, not me. We also love working on projects at our house. Jimmy is super handy and has gotten really good at executing all the crazy things I think up. He recently turned our single car garage into a home gym! Bonus… all the equipment was purchased via Facebook or Craigslist. We did NOT spend a fortune on this project and it’s so nice!

I am a not an expert in the fields of fitness and nutrition (I’ve never formally studied either), but I have developed a passion for both. I love easy, healthy recipes, running, meal prep, and all things associated. I also love wine, ice cream, cookies, pizza, and lying in bed, binge watching Game of Thrones. It’s all about balance. Recently, I trained for and completed my first full marathon. Post marathon, I’ve had a tough time getting back into the swing of things, so I created this blog to keep myself accountable. If I happen to inspire others to become healthier, happier versions of themselves along the way, that’ll be a win in my book!

On that note, here are 5 things I’m loving lately:

-Hot lemon water… first thing in the morning and right before bed. I generally drink a lot of water throughout the day, but starting and ending my day with this helps me feel super hydrated. I just use the Keurig (with no k-cup inside) and keep pre-sliced lemon on hand. Easy and refreshing.

-All the summer running! I’m still adjusting to the heat, but I have been loving this running weather. I know come September, I’ll be ready for cooler weather, but for now, I’m loving all the sun and sweat at my favorite parks around town.

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-Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing. It is SO good! I’ve been buying this for several weeks now and I’m pretty sure I won’t ever get tired of it. Only 40 calories and 1g of sugar per serving. You can’t beat it!

-My go-to dinner combo. I have been loving a roasted sweet potato and sautéed kale egg scramble for dinner lately. I just sauté the kale, add the eggs when the kale is almost done, add pre-roasted sweet potato in with the kale and eggs to heat through, and add a little feta at the end. Sometimes I get fancy and do the eggs over-medium instead of scrambled. It’s delicious, packed with good nutrients, and easy clean up… only one skillet.

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-Our box! I’ve been talking to Jimmy about wanting a box for box-jumping in our home gym. Last week he showed up after work with just that. He got the dimension information off the Rouge Fitness website and made it out of plywood. I’ve been box-jumping up a storm. This quickie workout is a good one. Just do dumbbell Thrusters if you don’t have a barbell.

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9 Thrusters, 2 Box Jumps

8 Thrusters, 3 Box Jumps

7 Thrusters, 4 Box Jumps

6 Thrusters, 5 Box Jumps

5 Thrusters, 6 Box Jumps

4 Thrusters, 7 Box Jumps

3, Thrusters, 8 Box Jumps

2 Thrusters, 9 Box Jumps

1 Thruster, 10 Box Jumps

 

I hope you liked what you read and plan to stop back by for more. I plan to post a few times per week once I build up some topics. Let me know what you thought about this post, topics you are interested in hearing about, and more. I would love to hear from you! Email me at milesbykatie@gmail.com.

Also, please leave your answers in the comments!

-Do you have any pets?

  • Just the three kitties.

-What is your favorite form of exercise?

  • Running! And HIIT type workouts.

-Anything you’ve been loving lately?

6 thoughts on “My First Post!

  1. First comment! I’m SO proud of you for starting this blog. Perfect motivation for me on this rainy Monday! Can’t wait to try that dressing and those box jumps. I’d love healthy, grab-and-go breakfast recipes and tips for squeezing workouts in to a crazy schedule! Lastly, I have 2 rescue dogs and love HIIT style workouts, boxing, and occasionally dusting off my Insanity DVDs! Looking forward to following your journey!

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    1. YAY for being the first comment! I’ll work on some fun posts about maintaining a fitness routine with a crazy schedule and quick, grab-and-go breakfast ideas for you! Keep the post ideas coming! 🙂

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  2. Good post! Your box jumping is inspiring me to give it another go…Maybe next time there will be no tears or slamming of doors! Ha! Although I could not walk for 2 days post-box-jumping, so…..Maybe I will live vicariously through you.

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  3. Great initial post! I’m looking forward to reading more, especially creative ways you use vegetables. Love the home gym, maybe I’ll take some pointers from it. Something I’ve been enjoying for the last 90 days is my glass water bottle. I like the flip lid and it’s easy to clean.

    Lifefactory 22-Ounce BPA-Free Glass Water Bottle with Flip Cap & Silicone Sleeve, Ocean https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0070TZ7UM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_57hN3ylouMqzB

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    1. I will definitely be posting all about my veggies this summer, don’t you worry! With plenty of shout-outs to Crady’s Farm! I think I need a glass water bottle in my life too. I really like yours! Thanks for the link.

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