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BBG + running πŸ’ͺ🏼 Founder of the #sweatriver and #sweatriversquad πŸ’¦ πŸ“NorCal πŸ’Œ kathgetsfit@outlook.com Use code KATHG for 30% off the Detox Trio πŸ‘‡

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How lucky is it that National Public Lands Day and the first day of autumn happened to "fall" on the same day?!πŸ˜πŸ‚

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HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL, Y'ALL πŸŽπŸ‚πŸŽƒπŸβ€οΈπŸ•ΈοΈπŸ‘» Today has been SO good and I feel so joyful. I started the day with a short run, did some fall cleaning around the apartment, walked to Trader Joe's with my husband to pick up some autumn inspired cuisine (and admire the pumpkin patch 😍), and now we're getting ready to go hike at South Lake Tahoe. I'm too excited, today is the best day!!!

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This morning I taught my first bootcamp at @inspiredwellness and had the time of my lifeπŸ’ͺ everyone worked SO hard! I am incredibly grateful to be a part of this community, and for these empowering, motivating women for teaching and guiding me ❀️

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A month or so ago, I would've looked at this picture and immediately picked it apart. The way my thighs are squishing, how my stomach isn't perfectly taught or my abs not rock hard.. And now, I stop myself right in my tracks. Because all that surface level superficial crap we've been taught you care about does. not. matter. Bodies were designed to move and squish and take up space. My body works well. I have a tummy full of food. I am nourished and I have energy and for once, I'm letting myself be content with where I am. Not constantly pushing for what's next. Just being here. I have a healthy body (and a snuggly dog who loves me and is a lil bit nosy) and that's all that matters. Focus on what's within. Stop trying to make yourself smaller. Stop trying to push yourself a little harder. Stop diminishing your worth but not appreciating what you have NOW. You are blessed beyond measure with this beautiful body you call home.

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I love @freskincare so much because they have managed to mesh all my favorite things into one: sweat, self care, and nature πŸ’™ FRΓ‰ is a skincare line designed for women who sweat, to help them take care of their skin, and to benefit the planet while doing so. This month, FRΓ‰ is running an end of summer special and I'm so excited for it! For the next week, for every Detox Trio sold (it comes with face wash, moisturizing serum, and face mask) FRΓ‰ will plant three Argan trees. Since each product is infused with organic Argan oil and leaf extract, they are giving back to the planet and I LOVE that! If you are interested in trying this skincare line (it's my absolute favorite), click the link in my bio and use code KATHG for 30% off the Detox Trio, or ANY product from FRΓ‰. 🌱 #detoxtheplanet #detoxyourskin #freskincare

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As I was compiling my post yesterday, I came across this picture taken in Tahoe last weekend, and it hit me. The world is so big. Why do we want to be so small? There is SO much on this Earth that God has given us to see, explore, and discover. You weren't created to wither away, never experiencing life to your full potential. A friend asked me earlier how I came to the realization that I was sick, spiraling down in a very wrong direction. And typing my answer to her helped me unpack a lot of things I've been feeling but hadn't been able to verbalize until just now-- Up until just recently, as recent as within the past couple of weeks, I went through this constant back and forth of fighting with myself, telling myself "I love to eat food" but "I was SO lean earlier this year" until it hit me...I was lean because I was STARVED. Loving to nourish my body and being THAT lean will never be two things which can occur together. And when I was that small, I never let myself enjoy food. And food brings me JOY. It brings me joy because it gives me life, it fills me up, and let's me explore and climb and see the world. So why the hell would I sacrifice that joy to be lean? To look a certain way? Your body needs energy. Your body needs sustenance. Your body needs nourishment. Your body DOES NOT need to look any certain way. So if I had to choose between the two (and I do have to choose)? I'm choosing joy. I'm choosing mountains. I'm choosing running through the forest with my husband to get to that beautiful lake up ahead. I'm choosing my health and well-being. Balance. Love. LIFE. I feel now fuller than ever. I am wholly myself. Wholly able to experience nature, run, jump, climb, breathe...I can breathe now. I am whole.

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This is probably one of the hardest things I have ever posted on Instagram. Gaining weight is cool. Gaining weight is HARD. Gaining weight is worth it. Earlier this year, I woke up one morning from a nightmare that I had been diagnosed with anorexia. I woke up scared as hell, and yet went on convincing myself that everything was fine. I was fine. I was healthy. I went to the doctor, and they didn't say anything about my weight, even though I weighed less than I had since my freshman or sophomore year of high school. At this point in time, I was massively under-eating and over-exercising. It's a very real and very easy mindset to get caught in. Sucked in. Stuck in. No, I wasn't technically anorexic, but I sure wasn't headed down a healthy path. I told myself it was okay because I wasn't using a calorie tracker. And yet, I kept a highly detailed mental tab on my meals, carefully calculating what I was eating. TONS of protein. Some days I only ate 1200-1300 cals, and thought that was something to be proud of. How determined and hard working I was, I thought. Working out as hard as I could. Disappointed if I didn't get over 10k steps on my watch each day. Obsessively checking how many calories my watch (arbitrarily) said I had burned. If you are obsessed, you are not okay. Accepting the fact that I was not healthy and coming to terms with what I was doing to my body has been the biggest struggle. When everyone comments on your "πŸ”₯ abs," it doesn't feel wrong. But when you think about what you forced yourself through to get there...it's a feeling of shame. Sadness. Regret. It is okay to accept that you need to change. That you have to correct everything you thought about your beauty, your worth, your health. It's scary to accept that you've been harming yourself, because that makes it true. Acknowledging it makes it real. But acknowledging it leads to healing, happiness, REAL health. Having fat does not make you fat. You were not meant to be the smallest you can be. You are meant to take up space, BE HERE, and enjoy your life, not waste it away with trivial thinks like calories and weight. You were made for MORE. ❀️

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Life tip: marry your hiking buddy

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Yesterday started with a 5:40am @inspiredwellness bootcamp and ended with a bike ride towards the most beautiful sunset EVER! My basket might have fallen off, cutting our ride a little short but thankfully Chase was there to rig the attachment enough for me to make it home safely. Today we're off to Lake Tahoe and I gotta say, I don't hate this California Adventure. πŸ₯°

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Big bowl of my favorite breakfast this morning...😍 Chocolate flax overnight protein oats topped with banana and sprinkled with pumpkin spice. Best served with a piping hot cup of coffee! (Recipe for this yummy bowl is in my story highlights) Instead of my normal workout today, I'm going to Sacramento to take a group class and I'm so excited! It's fun (and scary) to try new things but I'm so ready to meet people in our new area. I hope you have the best Thursday!!

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Sometimes you have to look back on where you started to realize just how far you've come. #bbgprogress πŸ’ͺ🏻 At times I get caught up in a really toxic mindset of playing the "I could be" game... "I could be leaner" "I could be stronger" "I could be faster" And then I have to tell myself, stop that!! You have to appreciate where you ARE and who you ARE right now, not who you could be tomorrow or in the next five years. "I am healthy" "I am strong" "I am capable" Because even though I might not be where I want, I've come a hell of a long way from where I started. Stop asking yourself to be more and appreciate yourself for all the hard work you've already put in. Because of @kayla_itsines and the #bbgcommunity I am who I always wanted to be. The woman the girl on the left always dreamed of being. If you work towards your goals today, you're investing in your future self. Isn't that cool?? ❀️ So until they figure out time travel, you will only ever exist in the now. Make the most of your today and appreciate who you are and what you can do. Grow stronger. Sweat it out. Love yourself harder. And be the best you can be TODAY. ❀️

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Woke up feeling pretty good and confident in my skin so obviously had to selfie to document it and do a little "update" πŸ“Έ - - It's amazing what just a few days of "refocusing" can do. Getting my eating back on track, increasing my movement each day, and generally thinking positive thoughts and affirmations about my health is helping more than I could've even imagined. Yes, I dug into the candy dish a little more than I should have last night, but overall I'm making baby steps and it feels good. Starting BBG week 8 today and I'm really excited to crush it and continue training for #greatpumpkinrun. Haven't picked a day yet but I will soon #runningpumpkins - - In other news we're getting a few pieces of furniture from Amazon today and I can't wait for our bedroom to finally look and feel like a bedroom! Any one wanna take bets on how long it'll take me and Chase to put the bed frame togetherπŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED Congrats @maddiengland πŸ’• Who is ready for the tastiest, crispiest GIVEAWAY ever!? @squareorganics just released a new line of CRISPY PEANUT BUTTER BARS and I am so excited to be able to give away a combo box so one of my followers can try every new flavor!! With 10g of protein, these all organic, vegan protein bars are by far my favorite post-workout snack. And with the added peanut butter...I swear these bars are from heaven 🀀 SO here's how to enter: ☝🏻Follow me and @squareorganics ✌🏻Like this photo and tag a friend in the comments (Tag more friends for more entries! Please tag a different friend in each comment) I will be announcing a winner on Wednesday, Sept. 12. You're gonna love these bars! (And as always, you can use my code KATHGETSFIT to get 20% off www.squareorganics.com)

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Cinnamon pumpkin protein wattles and pumpkin spice coffee for breakfast...can you tell I'm ready for FALL? πŸŽƒπŸ‚ These waffles were SO heavenly and so easy to make. I just added about 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin to my cinnamon oat @kodiakcakes waffle mix, and then topped then with honey, banana, and cinnamon. Since Trader Joe's hasn't rolled out their cornucopia of pumpkin-flavored fall products yet, this was a great alternative and I'm definitely making them again soon 😍 I've been feeling a lot better even after just a few days of getting my eating habits back on track and focusing on being more active, getting more sleep, and just being kinder to my body in general. Even small changes add up to make a big difference. Be patient with yourself. Take time to identify what needs fixing (it's not you, it's your lifestyle), and then work towards a happier, healthier existence. That's my goal right now and it feels goooood. ❀️ Happy Sunday!!

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Okay y'all, I've officially doing my new favorite way to do #LISS 😎 This morning I bought a bike and I am SO excited. We biked around a lot today, and for part of the time I biked alongside Chase during his run. We biked by some cows and it was just a really good evening!! As I train for the #greatpumpkinrun, I'm going to be running twice a week and biking once a week to go easier on my knees. I think this is my new favorite workout! πŸŽ‰ #runningpumpkins

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Going to start sharing more food pics in my feed & stories to hold myself accountable. I am DYING for fall so for lunch today I had plain Greek yogurt (nonfat), pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, just plain canned pumpkin), bran cereal, frozen bluebs, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon & pumpkin spice. SO GOOD πŸ˜πŸŽƒπŸ˜‹

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Alright y'all...here goes nothing. Today is my Day One. September 7, 2018 Yes, I've been on this fitness journey for over three years now. I'm not starting a new program, I'm not even restarting the #BBG from the beginning (currently on week 7). I'm resetting my MINDSET and my lifestyle. For the last few months I've really been slacking on taking care of myself, my health, my body and mind. I've been so consumed by the wedding, post-wedding blues, and moving (and all the stress that comes with it) that I've been making every excuse to eat poorly and not push myself during my workouts. Yeah, I've been working out, but for months it's felt like I've just been going through the motions. And I'm not happy with where I am, mentally or physically. I want to be PASSIONATE about my health and workouts again. I want to LOVE my body and how it feels. I want to feel energized and strong. And I'm ready to make moves. So this morning, I woke up, ate a nutritious, protein-packed breakfast instead of a sugary one, I brewed my own coffee instead of walking over to Starbucks, and I'm working on getting in a better headspace. This photo is where I am now, no filters, no poses, not flexing (DISCLAIMER: I am not saying there is anything wrong with how my body looks. It's about how my body FEELS). I also took photos after my workout last night in a different mirror because angles/lighting/time of day really effects your body so I want to show that. I'm ready to use this account to hold myself accountable and get back to feeling strong and happy again. Since we just moved to Bike City USA, I've been bike shopping and am really excited to bike everywhere and do lots of walking. I don't just want to love my workouts again, I really want to be more active and energetic overall. Also I'm working on my 5k and I'm really excited for that! Anyways I feel like this post kind of just turned into a long ramble, but this is where I am and I want to be honest. I'm ready to grow. And I'm really excited for it. ❀️

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Enzo, The Adventure Dog πŸ”οΈ Roadtripping has been fun but we're ready to move in! We're getting to California today and we can't wait!

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