Fit Blogger We Love: Kath Younger of Kath Eats

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Kath Younger with her little guy, Mazen.

A month or so ago, I got to hang with some pretty rad bloggers, including Kath Younger who blogs at the uber popular site Kath Eats Real Food (KERF). So when we we’re looking to do the next post in our ongoing Fit Blogger We Love series, I hit her up! And she agreed to answer our burning questions about everything from blogging to workouts to healthy eats. Oh, and be sure to read more about her fave recipes and foods over on Fit Bottomed Eats in the coming weeks, along with Fit Bottomed Mamas for her experience as a new mom soon!

Q&A With Kath Younger of Kath Eats

When and why did you start your blog? I started KERF in 2007 to share my meals and recipes day by day after others kept asking me how I ate healthy and lost weight. Most people know what to eat or perhaps why, but actually seeing it in action is less common—it’s hard work to document everything one eats! I had fun with it though and now have five years of meals photographed in history.

How did you come up with the name of your blog? I don’t follow many food rules. I’m an omnivore who eats all food groups (including sugar) in moderation. My only real food guideline is to focus on eating food in its most natural state. Therefore Kath Eats “Real Food” felt like a good umbrella name to let others know what they’d find at Katheats.com.

What’s the most rewarding thing about blogging? I have always loved the connections with other people made through the blogging network. I have made wonderful friends through the internet who I hang out with in real life and others who I feel like I’ve known for years, even though I’ve never met them in person. I also love the creativity that comes with crafting posts—from photography to themes and recipes, there is always a chance to be creative.

What’s the most misunderstood thing about your blog or healthy blogging in general? That I take myself seriously. I think blog readers sometimes take everything a blogger says literally and seriously when often I am just casually mentioning something. We are real people who go through phases, change our minds, and evolve over time.

What’s your favorite post and why? Good question! I think some of my travel recaps are my most prized posts. I went to Africa in 2009 with Lipton Tea, and it was a life-changing experience. I love that KERF has gone with me across the country and back for years, and I can re-live those vacations with the click of a button.

What workouts do you love? My favorite way to exercise is walking, and even more so since having a baby (see photo above!). Stroller walking is so easy, versatile and convenient to do. I wish I could say I run with the stroller all the time, but I tend to walk more than run. I also love a strength class at my gym that is a spin-off of BodyPump. I went weekly thoroughout my pregnancy and while it cuts into nap time, I still try to make it my fitness priority of the week to go.

What workouts do you love to hate? Athletic conditioning classes. They are so hard but oh-so effective!

What single piece of workout apparel could you not live without? My lululemon cropped pants—I wear them year-round.

What’s the most embarrassing song on your workout playlist right now? “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile” from Annie. It always peps me up!

What are a few of your fitness confessions

  • I often put a little blush on before I leave my house for the gym—otherwise people would think I was sick I’m so pale!
  • I like to eat dates before I leave the house on a run. I swear I can feel the energy.
  • I walk up the hills when I run with my stroller. Charlottesville is so hilly that I sometimes walk a lot!

And there you have it! Love her take on all-good-things-in-moderation—and Annie on her workout playlist? So awesome.

Have a blogger who you think we should feature? Leave your suggestions below!—Jenn



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