Hey there! Thanks for checking out my blog!
My name is Katie and I moved to Chicago in 2010 for law school and graduated in May 2013. I’m originally from Kansas City, MO and I did my undergrad at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. I started this blog in August of 2011 because I needed a creative outlet and I wanted to write about my life in a way that other women could relate to and realize that they aren’t alone in many aspects of their lives.
I took up running and racing when I moved to Chicago and after completing several small races I finished the Chicago Marathon in 2012! I absolutely loved the experience, although I dealt with a serious IT band injury afterwards and am slowly working my way back into running, while also trying out other types of exercise like weight lifting, yoga, zumba and circuit training.
Along with the many fun aspects of my life, I also blog about many of my struggles, including my stomach issues as well as body image, self esteem, and struggles surrounding food that affect many women. In October of 2011, I found out that I may be intolerant to gluten, soy, white sugar and pasteurized milk. Read more about my initial diagnosis and challenges here. You can also read my most recent “story” update on my some of the eating disorder and exercise problems that I have experienced over the years.
In December 2014 I took a leap of faith and started as a Beachbody Coach. I’ve always known that I love helping people, and this has presented itself as an amazing opportunity to do just that, and potential have it become a full-time career. Click here to read more about coaching and what that entails.
So what should you expect to find here on Peace Love & Oats? Some workouts, some food and recipes, a few thoughtful posts, as well as general narratives of my life, including my current job search, my friends and all the crazy things that we do (book club… WILD), and plenty of pictures of my brother’s dog, Molly!
I hope you enjoy and feel free to e-mail me with any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org!
**Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nutritionist, personal trainer or fitness expert. Just a regular girl sharing what I know!**