Friday, April 28, 2017

Nike Haul

 My friend Grant got me into the Nike Employee Store last week... or excuse me **Company Store** whateverrrrr. The last few times I had been I struck out in the women's department and was pretty annoyed with the styling they were doing for awhile with the baggy really low cut out tank tops. A lot of my friends love that style and it works for them, but not my body top. I need fitted tops or crops for my body type. So when I went last week they had my style back and to be honest I went a little ham... :/
Not really feeling that guilty though considering I live in Nike outside of work for the most part. I exercise pretty much 7 days a week now and aside from that I am in nike for around the house and running errands and for bed even. So... there is my justification thank you for listening and for understanding my reasoning. Appreciate it. But really I just want Nike to sponsor me so I can get free stuff... Sponsor me for what you ask? I'm not even sure. I know I'm not famous or really all that cool but dreams are worth having right?! K. Glad we're on the same page. Ma ladies reading this, do yourself a favor and get into the Employee Store... excuse me **Company Store** if and when you can because spring releases are fire this year!
These blue pants with the mesh... Why didn't I buy them in every color....!?!
The Whole Haul including what I got CJ for Graduation 
These pants remind me of my soccer days


All white Sneaks I've been wanting!


Love and Athleisure Wear is Life (outside of office wear)

-Kate

Monday, April 24, 2017

What's for Breakfast?!

When I was in LA two weeks ago, my friend Cayly who I went to visit made us breakfast a few mornings. She made us something called Muesli which I had heard of before and tried but had never really enjoyed until she made it for me! She inspired me with how good it was, So I thought I would share with you what I've been having for breakfast lately, because it's healthy and satisfying and gets my metabolism going before I even get to work!
I've never been much of a breakfast person as badly as I wish I was, so breakfast for me would usually look like a cup of coffee. Then when I got to work I would start to get hungry so I would heat up a frozen breakfast burrito, or I would have a banana. Well the breakfast burritos (although tasty) were not healthy in the slightest and the banana was never filling enough so I would be hungry just an hour later. So last week I challenged myself to get up just a little bit earlier to make myself breakfast and I have been following through and making healthy meals in the morning. My go-to lately has been Muesli and it's super easy! I put the ingredient list and the steps down below!! 



All items are from Trader Joes but I am sure you could find these products other places too. 1. Muesli 2. Flaxseed Meal 3. Chia Seeds 4. Almond Milk 5. Plain Greek Yogurt 6. Ground Cinnamon 7. Fresh Kiwi

Take a half cup of your milk preference (mine is almond) and a half cup of Muesli. Bring to almost boiling (don't want to scald the milk) and then let it simmer until most of the milk is saturated into the muesli. 

Once the muesli is cooked and most of the milk is soaked in, pour the mix into a bowl and add about a tablespoon of Flaxseed

Now add a little less than a Tablespoon of Chia Seeds

Add a half cup of Yogurt

Add 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon (or however much you like) This is the natural sweetener. Mix all of the ingredients all together. If the cinnamon doesn't add enough sweetness, you could add honey too!

I have been loving a fresh cut up Kiwi in mine, but you can add frozen berries or fresh berries or mango or whatever fruit you like! Oh and it tastes better when you climb back into bed with a cup of coffee as seen here ;)

I'm telling you guys, I have been doing some fun research on dietary things, and been working out differently at the gym and am really seeing results I like not to mention my body just feels better overall! It's been a slow process with minor improvements but if you keep at a routine with diet and exercise eventually you will start to see results you like and get excited about!

Love and Trying New Things!

-Kate

Friday, April 14, 2017

California Heart Eyes

Wow... I haven't posted a blog in almost a month. YIKES!!! Last night I had this moment where I realized how much I have not been spending time on my blog or spending anytime dreaming up ideas on what to post about. I have been so preoccupied with other things that I have neglected my favorite hobby. My one creative outlet that helps me keep my sanity and gives me joy and passion! It made me sad when I realized that because I am normally one who posts fairly consistently. Here are the factors I blame the most... 
1. THE WEATHERRRRRR. Who gets inspired by outfits, or exciting plans when its raining and cold CONSTANTLY... Not ME!
2. I was staying in Tualatin house sitting/dog sitting the entire month of March with no full length mirror for outfit photos, and I was going back and forth between my house to get clothes and blah blah blah... I just wasn't in a normal routine. 
3. Work is INSANE right now. The busiest I have maybe ever been in my 2.5 years, and so therefore at the end of the day, I am exhausted. My poor roommates. I have become a hermit after work. I get home from the gym, make dinner and run and hide in my room so I can get all the alone time I can cram into an evening before waking up for work to do it all over again. (Don't worry... I still love my job, it's just been a little more stressful than normal). 

Ok, those are my excuses, and I feel that they are good ones, but at the same time it makes me sad that I have been neglecting something that usually brings me so much creative joy! But anyways... I flew to L.A last weekend for sometime with my dear friend Cayly who I haven't seen since December. It was fuel for my soul to be with her in the sun in California because I think you all know by now how much I love California. I can't help it. I'm a little bitter with Oregon right now, so Cali and I have this love affair going where I dream of living close to the beach, tan, fit and active. 

I do want to mention though that I have been playing around with a few ideas in my head about some fun new ideas to incorporate into my blog. I have been thinking about how to take my blog to the next level, and about doing more workout related posts because that has been my passion lately. I have been a runner for a few years now and have loved weight lifting since high school. But I have really been mixing up my workouts in the gym and have been seeing results in my abs and legs that I have never seen before and I thought it would be fun to share that with you guys! So stay tuned as I play around some more and dream up some new things for this little Blog I love so much. 

I also have to mention this really quick even though this blog is getting ridiculously long, but CJ moves back to Portland from Walla Walla in 2 weeks and I am quite excited for that! We have been dating long distance since January pretty much and I am looking forward to having him close for the summer time! #datinglongdistanceisthepitts #facetimedatessavedus. 



Friday Cayly took me for a hike off the ocean and it was beautiful!

Wow that fence is super cute, lets take pics in from of it...
Romper: H&M (from forever ago)

Laguna



A few of my favorite things









I have been working really hard at eating healthy and have been doing a lot of research about what eating healthy looks like for me and what is sustainable. But I also want to live a balanced life and that looks like being on vacation and going to In-N-Out and not feeling GUILTY! Food guilt is something I struggle with everyday if I'm being honest but I tried hard to just enjoy it while I was down there. 
Ice Cream too! I have a big dairy sensitivity and I have ever since I was little, but every now and then you need to eat ice cream. Especially when it's made in the shape of a rose!

My adorable friend


When you see a photo of you that looks like you want to make out with your ice cream cone...
Top and Jeans: Express


Love and a Much Needed Getaway!

Love Kate