Survey Monday & a winner!

Hi everyone..Happy Monday..? Well, Β I know I’m a bit sleepy this morning from the Olympics taking over my sleep.

Pretty sure my body was yelling at me for staying up so late last night…ugh SORRY poor body! To kick off the week and continue on with my Liebster I’m going to answer questions from Colleen!Β 

My questions from Colleen:

  1. What’s your favorite food? If i had to choose one I guess it would be cheese…but maybe coconut anything. πŸ™‚ Tough choices!
  2. Do you exercise in classes or on your own? A lot of times it’s on my own..i go to classes when I can but it’s not that often. Drew and I enjoy going on bike rides together when we see each other and my Dad rides his bike with me sometimes too!
  3. What was one huge moment in your fitness/ weight loss journey? My biggest moments were playing college field hockey in college. It was my ultimate goal for pretty much my whole life because I grew up and playing and loved it. Those are some of my favorite memories!
  4. What’s your favorite tv show? Ooo..tough choices! I have a deep love for Friends and own a lot of their seasons. I seriously don’t think there is any better show than that. I still laugh at episodes i’ve seen a billion times! I also love Big Bang Theory.
  5. How much money can you justify spending on one pair of shoes? oh man..Running sneakers I can drop some money on no problem but I have foot issues that can only wear the best shoes…just how it is. I’ve bought cheap shoes and then had pain- so it’s a waste to go cheap on those. My asics I love are $130 shoes. I go pretty cheap on other pairs of shoes because I don’t have many considering I live in sneakers and my jobs require them! I buy pretty cheap flats and flip flops from Target usually.Β 
  6. Would you rather go to the theater or a sporting event? Sporting event. I like musicals but sports are my true love. I want to get to a NHL game soon!
  7. Morning or night? I don’t mind either! I wouldn’t say I’m a “jump out of bed bright eyed and bushy tailed morning person” but I don’t hate them either. I have to be at work at 7am and when I was teaching also had to be at school by then. That will wake you up. I don’t mind being a night owl sometimes either πŸ™‚
  8. Favorite drink? Coffee!! or lemonade which i try not to drink so much and do lemon water instead.
  9. Do you love your job? No and no. Not at all… but it’s all I have right now…tough economy out there right now and students loans are not kind. 😦
  10. What’s your favorite piece of clothing? I love cuffed jean shorts right now..kind obsessed πŸ™‚
  11. What’s the biggest emotional or physical hurdle you’ve jumped? I had a really tough situation my last semester of college with my student teach placement, getting through that was really tough emotionally because I was worn out and kinda beat down at the time.

There’s so more facts that I hope you never really wondered but now you know!

  • Any of you agree with my answers above? What are some of your answers?

And last but NOT least is my winner of the Soy Protein package!! The winner is…..

#15 Anne-Marie C. from Strength Odyssey! YAY! Please email me at Katiemoves1 at

Enjoy your Monday everyone! See you tomorrow πŸ™‚

Soy Protein

Still on that Olympic fever and my sleep is not liking me at all. I really need to stop staying up so later but it’s not going well. Oh, well…

The awesome people of Solae contacted me and sent me a box of Soy Protein goodies. This was awesome, because of all protein choices I prefer Soy! My stomach handles it well and I enjoy the taste MUCH better than whey.

So, what’s so good about Soy Protein? Let me tell you:

  • Great for anyone who is dairy sensitive!
  • Digestable plant-based protein source
  • High in antioxidants!
  • Soy Protein has also been proven to effectively repair and maintain muscles
  • Provides all essential amino acids for necessary growth and development
  • Many studies have shown that Soy Protein is JUST as effective as Whey

The box that I received had a ton of info and goodies in it! In my box was:

    • Titan High Protein Cookie
    • Balance Bars in Cookie Dough & Gold S’mores


    • GNC Pro Performance Soy Protein 95 in Vanilla
    • Running Parachute (!!!!)


  • Exercies Resistance bands
  • 20 oz Tumbler for blending shakes (SO awesome)

I’m pretty excited to use all of these things! I will be putting together an awesome workout with these bands and hopefully the parachute too! They would be such an awesome way to improve speed and resistance bands are great for traveling.

I’ve been making shakes with my protein powder and they are delicious! I love the soy because it isn’t chalky and the flavor is just right. Usually I’ve mixed coconut milk and sometimes a little peanut butter and they’ve been great just like that.

and GUESS WHAT!? One of you lucky readers is going to be able to earn the SAME box that I got! EVERYTHING included in it! So awesome. All i need you to do is:


  • Leave me a comment about your favorite protein shake combination!

Separate comment for these:

  • Follow me on Twitter @KatieeAnd
  • Tweet “I just entered @KatieeAnd ‘s #SoyProtein giveaway from @Solae. You can too!

A winner will be chosen on Saturday, August 4th!

Disclaimer: I was given these products from Solae at no cost. All opinions are my own.

Bulu Box Winner!

Happy Friday Friends πŸ™‚ If you get a chance go check out Meg’s High Five Friday Post today…somewhere in there I just may be mentioned! πŸ˜‰

I’ll apologize before this for this pretty much lack of post, but I wanted to announce the Bulu Box Winner and then I’ll be off to work for a few hours and then going right to PITTSBURGH to see my best friend for the weekend πŸ™‚ We are going to a Dave Matthews Concert Saturday night! Woo too!

PNC Park- Home of the Pirates! One of my favorite places ever..unfortunately not going to the game since they’re not playing..but maybe later this summer!

Anyways- Bulu Box Winner is…..

# 42- Nikki from Life After Swimming! Yay Nikki, email me at Katiemoves1 @! Hope you enjoy your goodies!


Anyways- I hope everyone has an awesome weekend πŸ™‚

  • What are you up to this weekend? Visiting old friends, Racing?πŸ™‚


New Ambassador…and a BULU Box Giveaway!

Hi you may see from the title I have a little announcement!

I got an email over vacation that I have been approved to be a FitFluential Ambassador!

Wahoooooo! I was completely overjoyed when I found out! I am so incredibly honored and excited to be a part of this AWESOME team! πŸ™‚ Cannot wait to get started embarking on new opportunities!

Yesterday, was the first day back to work from vacation…let’s just say I had a little trouble adjusting getting my mindset around working! Man is it hard to get back into the swing of things- not to mention it was Monday and blah…sometime I dream about living at the beach all the time… I need to start playing the Lotto πŸ˜‰

Anyways..I was sent an awesome BULU Box to review and then give away one to a lucky reader! Let me tell you what they are all about:

Bulu box is a website that allows people to review and share their opinions on products. These products range from protein powders and bars to supplements and vitamins. You then can get on the community page and tell others what you thought! You can sign up for a monthly ($10) subscription and receive new things each time!

I’ll show you what I received in mine:

I was given:

  • Vitamin D3 supplements (30 day supply)
  • Omega 3 Samples (3)
  • Night Food Dietary Supplement in Cookies ‘n Cream
  • RevHoney Energy U Tube

I LOVE samples and all this stuff was pretty awesome. I lovedddd the Energy Tube!

This particular flavor said it was a mix of peaches and honey….I LOVED it! This is such an awesome thing to put in the back of my jersey on my longer bike rides! It’s sort of just like Gu kinda…not as thick, but I found it awesome! Perfect for those of you who run half marathons and marathons too!

I haven’t tried the other products yet- but I think they all sound great. I can’t wait to try the Night Food which is apparently supposed to help you sleep better! hmmm.

Overall I think that the Bulu Box is such a great idea! it’s so fun to be able to try things that you might not otherwise even try because you didn’t know it was out there.

Okay to the good stuff…the nice people from Bulu also are giving you guys a chance to win a sample box of your own! πŸ™‚

To enter:

  • MANDATORY: Leave me a comment telling me what you would like to try most out of this box!

Extra entries (Leave a separate comment for each):

  • Go follow BuluBox on Twitter and Leave me a comment telling me you did
  • Tweet the following:” I just entered @KatieeAnd ‘s contest to win a @BuluBox of my own! You can too!

This contest will end Friday 7/13 at 8am est and the winner will be announced later that morning! Good luck my friends! Hope you can win your own Bulu Box too!

Friday Things!!

Hi everyone! πŸ™‚

Happy Friday Things! Or my random thoughts..what have you πŸ™‚

1. Premier Protein

I got sent a sample box from this place- it is seriously delish! I’m not normally a fan of how whey protein tastes but this stuff has been awesome after my bike rides! They really fill me up. I loved the Chocolate and Vanilla- and the protein bars were really yum!

Sample Box fun

Premier Protein- Looking for a Model?

2. This fun Nail Polish – Dive Bar by Essie

Usually I’m a purple (obvi) or red polish kinda girl- but when I saw this i had to get it. When it’s in the sun its blue, green, and a little purplish shades. Fun summer polish! Sorry for the sloppy painting- i’m terrible at doing my own!

4. Just ordered a new bathing suit from Victoria’s Secret! I’m going on vacation to the beach in T minus 8 days and It cannot come soon enough.

Now, I don’t know about you guys, but I normally hate being seen or wearing a bathing suit- BUT this year I am VOWING to make that different and feel confident on the beach! I’m tired of feeling like covering up, so I bought a cute suit in my favorite color so I’m hoping that will help πŸ™‚

I hope you all will join me in being confident- and working it on the beach!

5. Giveaway winner! Ohhhh i know you are excited for this one ! πŸ™‚ The winner is:

#50 Caitlin from Cait Plus Ate!! woo hoo email me at Katiemoves1 @ gmail.comΒ 

That’s all i got! enjoy your day and weekend everyone!

  • Do you guys paint your own nails and suck at it too? What nail polish colors do you like?
  • What are you summer vacation plans?
  • Do you vow to feel cute in that suit this year!?