My name is Katie – I’m a twenty-something living in Sacramento, California. After I graduated from college (Proud UCSB Alum — go Gauchos!) in 2010, I found myself back home and settling for an unpaid internship. Working part-time allowed lots of time for reflection and finding new interests…I spent hours watching Food Network and jogging around my parents’ neighborhood, and I tested out recipes on my parents for dinner most nights of the week. I also finally shed my Freshman 15 in the process!
A year later, I scored a job and started my plan to move out. Since then, I’ve started playing dodgeball, entered recipe contests, and even run a 5K! This blog has taken me places I never thought I’d go when I moved back home after college (including Park City, Utah!).
I love traveling (I studied abroad in France for a year), and trying new food and beers. Giada and Ina Garten are my spirit animals. I love vegetables…yep, I’m that person. I hate tomatoes (unless they’re from the Farmer’s Market or my dad’s garden) and raisins, but little else. I work in politics and am a bit of a news junkie.
To stay physically (and socially) active, I play dodgeball and kickball in a social league…even though it’s gotten me injured a few times. I’m also a runner, and after nearly 3 years I’ve learned to love it. When I started this blog, I was running 2 miles a couple of times per week. Now, I’ve run two 10ks and am training for my first half marathon
. The story of my healthy lifestyle is always evolving!
About the Blog
Here, I chronicle my attempt to live a healthy lifestyle, despite my 9-5 job and limited budget! I like to follow the 80-20 model: I aim to eat 80% clean and healthy and 20% indulgent. Occasionally, I share workouts I’m trying, fitness goals, or training plans for upcoming races. I’m not a professional and this isn’t a weight loss blog, though I believe my tips could help anyone looking to get healthy and fit! Especially if you’re a busy young professional like me.
I also love sharing recipes I’ve tested out in my kitchen. I only eat meat a couple of times per week, so I tend to cook a lot of vegetarian meals. While most of my meals are healthy and plant-based, you better believe you will never find me turning down anything involving cheese, wine, chocolate, or avocados :-)
I hope you’ll follow me using any of the social media buttons on my sidebar! If you have any questions, comments, or requests, feel free to shoot me an e-mail!