Meet My Friend Kat!

This week's featured blogger is someone I met about a year ago. She and I connected before I knew any bloggers in person. My first impression of Kat was that this girl was beautiful. She is super fit and kind on the inside as well. I think I just assumed that she was one of those people who was just naturally fit. I was shocked to find out that Kat has worked really hard to get where she is and nothing comes easily. I think it was an eye opener for me in the fitness blogging world. All of us have a story. You need to check out Kat's. She is truly inspirational!

I almost forgot too... Kat is participating in the Marine Corp Marathon this weekend! Good Luck girl!

Name: Katrina P
State: Florida

When and why did you start working out? 
Back in 2005 I started a fitness journey since I gained weight through college. However, I didn't do it the right way, hoping fat burners would do the trick. They did, but temporarily and with side effects. So, I began running in 2007 with 5ks and slowly built up to a half marathon that I did last year - 6 more after and now will do my first marathon at Marine Corps Marathon 10/27/13. Living a healthy and fit life helps you to ENJOY life that much more fully!

What is your workout of choice? 
Running or High Intensity Interval Training Circuits/Tabata
What is your favorite race, race distance, and WOD? 
My favorite race to date was the Disneyland Half marathon, race distance is the half marathon, and WOD - I attempted crossfit and didn't stick with it, I use various circuits when I strength train. My favorite exercise is the push press and the pushup knee-to-elbow

What is your most favorite piece of workout gear? 
Good sneakers!

Do you follow any diet or take any specific supplements that complement your workouts?
I eat a mixed ratio of carbs/fat/protein. I aim for .80 g of protein per lb I weigh. I also eat tons of veggies and avoid starches if I can. Through marathon training my body's craved more of those starches and I don't fight it. After training is over, I'm attempting the Whole 30!

What is your favorite cheat food? 
Frozen yogurt

What advice would you give someone just starting out? 
Start slow and don't compare yourself to anyone but yourself! Set attainable goals that you can achieve and focus on!
What is your best workout memory? 
Sub 2 hour finish at my first half marathon and again at half marathon #5

What is your biggest “FIT BUCKET LIST”item? 
Achieving the 6 half marathons in 6 months, To complete my first marathon, to compete in a figure competition one day!

Tell us something that not many people know about you? 
I'm slightly OCD - order makes me happy ;)

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  1. I can rethink my day but getting rid of negative thoughts & being filled with gratitude!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring me, Mindy! You are just as beautiful and I am SO GLAD we were able to meet and get to know one another even better! xoxo

    1. Kat, you are a blast! I love spending time with you! Your energy is contagious! I am so proud of you and appreciate everything about you!

  3. I have to keep negative thoughts at bay - they do absolutely no good and don't get me anywhere...And go Kat!!

    1. I struggle with the negative thoughts but NO MORE! I refuse to let them control me anymore.

  4. Whoot Kat, I didn't realize you made such an awesome transformation either! Inspirational, you look and are fabulous!

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    1. She not only looks it, but she is fantastic to the core :)

  6. Wow Kat! What an amazing journey you must've had! Congrats and it sounds like you're enjoying your new journey!!

  7. Love Kat!!! All of you are so inspirational!!!

  8. If I need to rethink my day I go for a walk or sit on my screened porch- basically anything outside. :)

    1. agreed! and 2 months ago when you wrote this comment, it would have been so much better to be outside. Not tonight :)

  9. Talk about insperational! Wow! Good luck with the marathon!

  10. Wow! what a transformation! Amazing.

  11. "Start slow and don't compare yourself to anyone but yourself! Set attainable goals that you can achieve and focus on!"

    That is great advice right there!

  12. I've been following Kat for a long time. Love her!

  13. AMAZING!! I love reading stories like this. Kat ROCKS!


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