so uh, where’s that youtube?

hey babes.

two months.
again.

okay, so, i totally have failed this blog. it just hasn’t been my priority.

basically, the past three months of my work has been the busy season and damn, it’s been crazy busy. don’t get me wrong, i adore my job, but with all the added stress of becoming the only leasing professional at my property, this blog came in last place.

besides work, i actually have filmed about 15 workouts, a few shots of an intro/outro (those are tricky wow) and even a day in the life vlog.
i had been using a super old laptop to edit, but it took literally 5 minutes to do one task so that was not going to work.
i currently use a chromebook and there’s just no editing videos on this so i was getting worried.
long story short, my dad gifted me a badass top of the line pc and BOY was i excited.

to make an even longer story short, i ended up taking the brand new laptop to best buy today and of course, having my luck, it has a corrupt hard drive.
i won’t be getting it back for at least 2-3 weeks.
two to three w e e k s.

while this is my worst nightmare, i’m very fortunate that the pc is still under warranty, so the repair is free (woohoo).

now, while that should address why i haven’t posted my first video yet

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i’m also okay with not having posted yet.
the other side of the camera, the real life, hasn’t been bad, just hasn’t been ….great?
i haven’t been having tech luck, i haven’t had motivation to work out, both J and i have kind of checked out..

we are set to get keys to our brand new apartment on 10/15 and since getting the place late september, we have succumbed to our hatred for the current place. we’ve hated living here for the last almost 3 years, and are literally counting down the minutes until we are packed and moved.

we both truly feel that with this move, and the four new gyms we get access to, we are about to wake up and get back at it, even harder than before.
so, life is about to get a little stressful with packing up three years worth of stuff, moving 10/15, my 25th birthday is 10/20, J’s birthday is 10/24
but it’s all going to be so worth it

bear with me. i don’t have a laptop to edit any footage on
we are about to pack our lives and move (lol down the road but still moving is moving)
celebrate birthdays & milestones all in one week

ekat fitt (youtube) is coming in october.
am i crazy to start a youtube the same month i’m moving and having a milestone birthday?
probably.
but the best ideas are always a little crazy

xoxoxoxox

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50pounds ago, i wish

hey babes!

i think, 50pounds ago, i would have liked to have inspiration from someone who didn’t show up at first upload with abs n sht?
i feel like a lot of who’s out there on youtube, insta, s o c i a l  m e d i a  are already at such a high level of athleticism and have yeaaaaaars of lifting that it can be so daunting to begin

trust:
i am that girl who has been 112pounds, scary skinny, all the way to (oh dear Lord this is the moment i’ve been dreading) 185pounds in the span of 3 years, back down to 130ish and in the best health/shape/strength than ever before

i wish that 50pounds ago, there was someone out there who said it really real.
which is what i’m going to do.
stop sitting around, bitching, moaning, complaining about your weight and how unhappy you are with your life…
get up
put down the sodas and sht food
get on a treadmill
learn how to cook one meal each week
try and care
and over time, you will see the results.

i’m not *whitneyysimmons* *nikkiblackketter*
or anybody for that matter
but i’m going to show the actual effort, work, dedication it takes to not only obtain, but maintain your goals.
so that’s in a nutshell, why i’m starting my youtube in September
and what it’s all about
and what i’m all about

*spoiler, i never gave up drinking beer (errrr night), eating Canes about 3 times a week, and generally enjoying life. so, like, it can be done!*

if you’ve made it this far (bless you, thank you, all the kuddos to you)
i hope you enjoyed this side of me and my blogs.
i try to keep it real so pls don’t mind the cursing.
all the best, i love you for reading all this,

xoxoxoxox, ekat

no chicken meal prep

ayyyy babes.

ekat back here again, this time with another meal prep && todays prep is avoiding chicken! i’ve eaten basically only chicken for the past s i x months and can’t stand the taste anymore, so we are changing it upppp with lean ground turkey

[i get that direct deposit in 24 hours, so i will be buying my camera after work on thursday and will start to have better pictures and more fun stuff just for HERE!]

the meals & prep instructions
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lunch this week is two turkey burger patties on a bead of fresh spinach, half an avocado (to top turkey burger) and baby carrots

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pretty self explanatory (but just in case!!!)….

1lb lean ground turkey
1 spinach head
2 avocados
1lb bag of baby carrots
seasoning of choice (my go to is Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning blend [salt free])

1.warm skillet to medium, add some olive oil to pan
2.mix selected choice of seasoning& 2 small avocados with ground turkey and mold into (8small) patties
3.cook however many patties your skillet can handle at once & repeat until all cooked
4.cook until white on both sides (approx. 5min each side) & flip as needed
5.cut, prepare spinach leaves and avocado
distribute evenly in meal containers and BOOOM

dinner this week is bowtie pasta with ground turkey topped with marinara sauce with a side of fresh string beans

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yall know i love my string beans, so if you aren’t a fan of them or want another vegetable, feel free to swap it out for whatever you like most! make it green tho.

super super simple, and easily my *new* favorite dish i’ve tried thus far. also, i haven’t eaten pasta in well over a year and holllllllly crap. let’s get to it

1lb lean ground turkey
1box of bowtie pasta (i was trying to get protein plus pasta but kroger was out)
1bottle of marinara (we aren’t using the whole thing, so if you already have one at home, use it!!)
1lb fresh raw string beans

1.warm skillet to medium, add some olive oil to pan & in separate pot, boil enough water for pasta (i never know how much water to use so guesstimate with me)
2.saute ground turkey, breaking it apart with a spatula like you would ground beef
3.cook until fully white (no pink)
4.set aside cooked ground turkey
5.measure out 1/2 cup of marinara sauce and mix with cooked pasta
6.cut ends of string beans
7.evenly distribute all food and BAM THANKS MAAM

 so, i’ve literally never loved a meal as much as i loved this one. i have yet to eat the turkey burger combo, but if tonight’s meal is any indication, it’ll be tasty as hell.

*mind you, depending on days where i know i’m not working out (thursday this week) i’ll opt out of the dinner and go with a lighter option like eggs (0.6 g total carbs per egg LOL yas). feel your week out, don’t strain your body, but fuel your body with proteins!*

that’s gonna be it from me today babes!
thanks so much for reading! please follow if you have a wordpress, or like on my facebook to promote the helllllll out of this fun page that’s only getting doper.
means the world to me & i can’t wait to start uploading HIGH QUALITY images!!

xoxoxoxo, ekat

THANK YOUUUU

everyone’s support has been so incredible in the past 24 hours!

i am sooooo excited to get this dream off its feet, but for now, we wait, i plan, i schedule and i make happen!!

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please stayed tuned for more content!

PLEASE let me know if you’d like to see something specific!
(fb me, insta me, snapchat me, email me, snail mail me, idc how just do!!!)

all the best and most ultimate gratitude ❤

xoxoxoxoxoxo, ekat

Before 2016 Comes to an End

Hey babes!

It’s been two months, so it’s time to update!

My new job has been so much fun, I don’t even feel like I’m going to work when I do. I’ve loved getting to know my new coworkers and feel like a couple of them are gonna be really great friends! I’m loving learning more about the leasing side of apartments and absolutely love working in this industry!

So, I can’t believe 2016 is coming to an end.
I can’t believe Justin and I are approaching our THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY (HOLY SHIT Y’ALL).

I’ve begun weight lifting more regularly and it’s become a healthy obsession again. Not only have I increased my weights, I’ve gone out of my comfort zone and done some moves that I wouldn’t have thought I could do in the past. I’m taking it seriously and am enjoying seeing the changes in my body. Officially 45 pounds down! No longer going off a scale, it’s all mirrors and how I FEEL that is the new “scale”. I’ve been sick/getting over being sick for a week and still don’t feel 100% to train my body. A couple more days off and I should be back in the gym by Tuesday.

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I’ve been going back and forth for a new handle. I eat fried chicken for dinner around 5 times a week, and drink beer every single night, yet I’ve still lost a substantial amount of fat. While I am in the building muscle/toning phase, I’m not stopping my “diet” because frankly, I just don’t want to. I workout hard and I reward my body daily. I will never be one of those girls who counts macros, I just make healthy decisions when it comes to lunch. Grilled chicken and avocado is my go to. I don’t snack, I don’t drink soda, I’m always a little hungry, but  there’s no cute way to combine “Beer, Fried Chicken and Weight Loss”. I’m working on it..

Hoping for a Stars win, a Cowboys win and that Neegan doesn’t kill anyone else…

xoxoxoxoxoxo

It’s October!

Hey to myself, and the maybe four of you who read this,

It’s been six months and it’s finally October so you know what that means? ITS UPDATE TIME WOOHOO!!

Where to begin…where oh where?

I guess I’ll start with the fact that I am no longer in the service industry!! So, I left that horrible office job, sent out like 15 resumes to apartment companies, looking to be a leasing agent. Well, after I only got one call for an interview, I decided to get back in the service industry.

loved the brew house I was working at, including all the managers, my co-workers, kitchen staff as well as our regulars. After working there for almost 6 months tho, the whole attitude of the place changed..

While all this was happening at work, a very amazing friend of mine got an opportunity to be a leasing agent at a development company, and asked me to send my resume to her. Next thing I knew, I had an interview at one of the properties and got the call 3 hours later, offering me the position. I gave my restaurant a proper two weeks notice (something now I wish I would have finished that week and started that Monday).

On my first day, they literally handed me keys to 10 apartments, gave me the golf cart, and told me to explore the community. It’s beyond gorgeous, all brand new, and makes going home to our apartment so depressing hahahah. We renewed the lease in our place for another year, so we can save till 10/2017. We’re aiming to rent a house after the lease is up and I couldn’t be more excited for our future.

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SO WITH MY NEW SCHEDULE, I have nights off. Granted, I now work 10-7 most days, and still hate the morning, but it’s getting easier for me to get up. Ya’ll know I LOVE my sleep. Today, we didn’t have to be at work until 1 but even then, my body woke me up at 9am (FML). The best part about this new schedule is nights off.

ANYWHO, I just found round trip flights to colorado for our february trip for $91/each. We close at 5 on Sundays, so it’s time to get ready to leave!

thanks for standing by loves!

XOXOXOXOXOX

Coyotes and Income

Hey babes!

I tried to save a coyote today…thinking it was a stray, injured pup.
I. Tried. To. Save. A. Coyote. Today.

So this may sound fucking crazy… but we have coyotes all around town. I live near a big nature preserve as well as a greenway belt that animals travel thru to get around town. There’s even a fucking creek named after them, there’s that many of them around. But, in 18 years of living here, I’ve never seen one so up close.

I called J and asked, “What does a coyote look like? Does it look like a dog?”

“What the fuck? Does it look mangy and have a long tail?”

Sure as shit, I was trying to rescue a coyote. This is probably happening because a little kitty ran up to our patio and I fell in love….life is asking for me to take in a stray animal. Or that’s just what I tell myself.

In other news, I got a second job at a Ma and Pop Italian restaurant! It’s super cute and has amazing food (that I won’t eat because once I start, I would never stop eating it). I never seem to have enough money, or any for that fact, and J works  Thursday and Fridays, and we don’t go out, so I figured why not get a second job! I literally sit around the apartment all evening by myself, binge watching Netflix and resisting the urge to eat. I thought it was a good way to make money while also getting out of the house.

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I’m exhausted from the gym, so it’s an adios from me!

Xo