Chiang Mai Day 45by Katein Blog, Travel Fitness1 commentstags: fitness, Thanksgiving, travel
Thanksgiving Hike It’s been awhile since I last updated everyone on our adventures in Chiang Mai, so I thought I’d get right back into with our recent Thanksgiving hike. Thanksgiving is the perfect day to put away all electronics, remember to sit back and truly take in your surrounds, enjoy the simple pleasures in life and enjoy the company of those who are meaningful to you. While Kyle and I were away from our families for the first time on Thanksgiving, we got to spend the day with our Chiang Mai family, and I must say it was one of the most memorable Thanksgivings I’ve ever had! Hiking is good for what? One of my favorite aspects about traveling is being able to hike all over. You really get a sense of how the terrain varies around the world. Plus you never get sick of the view since there’s always something new to see. It’s also, in my opinion, one of the best forms of exercises while traveling since you can combine entertainment, sight seeing and exercise into one neat little package. Talk about killing a few birds with one […]
Black Friday Saleby Katein Blog0 commentstags: Black Friday, fitness, sale
1 Day Only – 50% off fitGevity Resistance Band Sets Black Friday is right around the corner which means that Christmas is just one step behind. Give the gift of fitness to your loved ones! For 1 day only enjoy 50% off fitGevity’s resistance band sets. Choose from fitGevity’s traditional resistance band set or our premium loop band set. Discount is applied at checkout. All you have to do is add to cart! Happy Black Friday and Merry Christmas! [wysija_form id=”1″] Share this info!Follow Us!
Fitness Motivationby Katein Blog, Fit Tips0 commentstags: fitness motivation
20 Fitness Motivational Quotes to get you going I have a confession to make. Around April 2014 I began having issues with fitness motivation. (Insert gasp!) I know, how can the writer of a fitness blog have issues with fitness motivation? The following are the reasons why I believe I fell off the fitness wagon. 1) I stopped dancing. Being apart of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders Training Program was such a great way to stay in shape. Between practices, training resources provided to my team, and the fact that we were encouraged to maintain our fitness levels for MVC auditions, I was not lacking fitness motivation in any way. 2) I moved from Minnesota to New Mexico. Learning a new city and getting established took time and energy. My established fitness routine with my favorite Discover Strength trainers was derailed. 3) I started my own business and became a fitness instructor. Between putting pressure on myself to work many hours, and not wanting to stop working because I was “in the zone”, I often skipped workouts. 4) Kyle and I made the decision to move to Thailand. This is point number 2 x 100. I let myself down As I slowly […]
Spin Classby Katein Blog, Fit Tips, Fitness Fashion0 commentstags: fitness, fitness gear, health, spin class, spinning
One Hot & Sweaty Spin Session Did you know: You can burn between 450-750 calories during 1 hour of spin class. Cycling is a low impact workout, and is great for those with joint issues. Spinning is fantastic for improving your cardiovascular health. While spinning you can adjust the resistance to mimmic different terrains, and to challenge yourself. Spinning is a great full body workout. Incorporate dumbbells or resistance bands for extra upper body toning. You may experience a rush of endorphins during and after a spin class which helps improve mental health. Plus it makes you feel good! Finding that “in the zone” moment is an incredibly powerful feeling which can help you find focus and ambition for the rest of the day. It’s the perfect time to tackle that project you’ve been delaying! A spin bike takes up a small amount of space, and is a great addition to your home gym. Hot & Sweaty Spin Session Nike activewearSweaty Betty yoga sports braSoleus watchSunny Health Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike [wysija_form id=”1″] Share this info!Follow Us!
Healthy Dessertsby Katein Blog, Recipes1 commentstags: fitness, health, healthy dessert recipes, recipes
Indulge Guilt Free The best finds in the world really should be shared. This is exactly how I feel about Chocolate Covered Katie – The Healthy Dessert Blog. I’m not sure about you, but desserts are my downfall. If someone puts a piece of freshly baked chocolate cake with chocolate frosting in front of me it’s game over. You can probably understand why I was so excited to find this healthy dessert recipe blog. Katie has a recipe for everything and anything you could possibly want to devour with one twist; each recipe is substantially healthier than traditional dessert recipes. I won’t keep you waiting any longer. Here are my…… 5 favorite recipes from Chocolate Covered Katie 1. 100 Calorie Chocolate Cake I had to start with chocolate cake. If you’re wondering why, please refer to the paragraph above. This cake is delicious and never dry. Plus it’s only 100 calories per serving! Can’t beat that. 2. Pumpkin Fudge Balls Tis the season to eat pumpkin. Try bringing these gems to your next family gathering to feed your family’s pumpkin fix. 3. Chocolate Chip Cherry Garcia Frozen Yogurt Ahh Cherry Garcia…probably one of my favorite […]
It’s Hot in Hereby Katein Blog, Fitness Fashion2 commentstags: fitness, yoga
Hot Yoga It might be cold outside, but it’s sweltering in hot yoga! One of my favorite parts about winter is that you can enjoy 100 degrees of sweaty heat in hot yoga…or maybe it’s that you can jump in a pile of snow after spending 90 minutes engulfed in 100 degrees of sweaty heat. Either way hot yoga and winter complement each other like peanut butter and jelly. Enjoy the heat, shed the layers and pretend it’s summer with this adorable outfit! Bonus: The pop of color provided by this Roxy sports bra makes you feel like the sun is shining (only $28!). Hot Yoga Beyond Yoga pull on pants anthropologie.com Roxy yellow sports bra roxy.com Under Armour Big Girls’ UA Patternfest Headband amazon.com [wysija_form id=”1″] Share this info!Follow Us!
10 Ways to Downsize Packing with Coconut Oilby Katein Blog, Travel Fitness2 commentstags: coconut oil, fitness, travel
How Coconut Oil Can Help You Pack Lighter We’ve all encountered the following scenario: Yay! You’re leaving to spend 2 weeks in Cancun with your significant other. You pull our your moderately sized luggage and start filling it up with the essentials. Even though you are consciously trying to minimize the essentials, you realize that the suitcase is 3/4 full before packing clothes. Either you leave behind more than you would like, or you decide that it’s worth paying the extra $25 to check an extra bag. Let’s face it, our best packing intentions usually end up looking like the above scenario. It’s a lose-lose situation. However, it’s not a completely hopeless situation! I started packing coconut oil to replace many items and have saved myself lots of frustration. Fun Fact: Did you know that taking 2 tablespoons of coconut oil can help boost your metabolism? That means that coconut oil can actually help you keep weight off! –Body+Soul 10 Uses for Coconut Oil Use as a body and/or facial lotion. I use coconut oil on my face every night. It works well for acne management and never leaves my pores clogged! If you’re using coconut oil on […]