Ha, get it?? Like “catch up” but its ketchup?

Nevermind. I hate ketchup.

 

UPDATES!

-Puns have not improved

-I’m back!!

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I hated this hiatus and I want to stop taking them. But life is crazy and tough classes + running a club + keeping a biweekly column + editing a newspaper + work + excuses is whack.

-I’ll keep things short but I missed the bloggin’ life and I’ve got some updates for you guys and some *~life plans~* lined up

 

Expect some posts on:

1. My transformation into a hippie


I’ve been experimenting with essential oils lately after some research and recommendations

I’ve also recently started using apple cider vinegar and just a few days ago started oil pulling! Reviews to come.

Basically, people like Olivia Organic Olivia and Tara at Sustainable Baby Steps are my new idols and I’m loving trying out this new way to care for my body :)

2. Relationships

I recently started a new relationship and it’s had me thinking about a post I’d been wanting to do on this blog for a while: discussing what it was like to be in a relationship during some of the worst periods of my eating disorder and recovery

3. My writing

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Half the reason I haven’t felt able to write as much as I’d like on here is because I’ve been doing a lot of other mental health positive writing, which has been kool (if not super stressful) I’m thinking I might add a link section to my articles in case you guys have nothing better to do and feel like reading some stuff about things written by yours truly

4. FOOD

 

(Of course) I’ve broken some fear foods recently and I’m also really getting into the whole vegan/gluten free/paleo style baking–not for any restriction purposes, but just because its been fun to see what I can make taste good even with those properties! Looking forward to being able to cook/bake more this summer and will definitely share

5. How much I love you

So this will most likely just be frequently added into my posts, but seriously. You are awesome. I have gotten some of the kindest, most genuine and beautiful messages from such strong, amazing people via this blog and its instagram (which is way more up to date because taking a snapshot of a banana is way easier than uploading a post…)

Please remember that you are loved. You are never alone. And any time you want to chat, I’m all ears :)

Thank you for your support

And if you’ve been sticking with me theough the random disappearances, hello again :)


 

First of all yes, I’m alive! AAHHHH

This semester has by far been the busiest and most stressful. I’m keeping afloat trying to balance both work and recovery, but it’s definitely been a bit of a challenge. I’m hoping things will settle down in the next few weeks as I finish up some major projects.

But theres no way I’m going to miss out on NEDAwareness week!

I love love love the theme this year: “I had no idea” –it really sheds light on so many aspects of eating disorders that people don’t know and that’s how stigmas get broken.

Here are the awesome posters/social media images for this year (to share them on your facebook page go to nedawareness.org!)

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I’ll be writing more this week about the theme of “I had no Idea” and some plans that the Active Minds club here at UMass has for the week!

In addition I’m going to be refocusing on my recovery after all this stress lately by doing a daily recovery challenge every day this week! :) I’m excited and terrified and I take that as a good sign. You can follow my challenges by the day on my instagram and I’ll be doing a review at the end of the week! You can also get involved if you want to do a challenge yourself! Just use the hashtag #NEDAwarenessChallenge so I can see! :)

For more info on how to get involved go visit nedawareness.org to get involved!!

Apologies again for being MIA, but I’m back and excited to help raise awareness this week!

Stay strong to all you fighters out there

Love,
Kate

Question: do any of you guys do “days” when you workout (leg day, arm day, etc.)?

I have a few friends who like it and have told me I should try it out! In my hard ED days I barely did any strength training–it was all cardio, cardio, cardio…now, I’ve been having fun learning how to lift and making my muscles sore! This past week I’ve started trying to just focus on one muscle group when I do strength and am slowly shifting into testing out how my body likes doing the “days” of working out

So far, it looks like the butt basically has gotten its own day…

*~* Cue the song “Diva” by Beyonce *~*

When I do strength I really like making routines to songs. I put up this ab workout a few months back, and now I thought I’d share another “one song workout”!

This one involves a lot of squatting, and my quads are definitely on fire by the curtsey lunges every time…
I’d recommend listening to the song once through as you read the workout so you can hear where the moves come in

Diva Booty Workout
And incase you don’t recognize some of these moves or have never done them before, here are links to the moves:

Alternating Lunges

Sumo Squat

Curtsy Lunge

Narrow Squat 

Donkey Kicks

(Remember to fuel yourself before and after your workout and listen to your body always!)

Happy exercising!

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