Recent Posts by Katy C.

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Jan 8, 2014 6:05pm

Challenges / Challenge: Improve your flexibility and post-workout recovery

This looks really great, and I'm trying to incorporate at least some stretches for flexibility into my routine every day, so I will add this one to the list of ones I do :) I've also created a short stretching/flexibility workout (yoga for the hamstrings) to strech out the back of my legs because they get all tight from cycling and I've really noticed a difference since I've started doing that

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34 Posts
Dec 17, 2013 11:47pm
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Teen Zone / Help with breakup..

I'm so sorry, and I know it will be hard now, but if he's left he didn't deserve you and you can now do so much better. I had a nasty break up 5 years ago and I remember being completely devastated at the time but now I am so  relieved I did because it was how I met my husband. What I am trying to say is that although a break up will hurt it allows you to meet someone who actually deserves you. You look beautiful and any guy would be lucky to have you :)

17 Dec
Shit, sorry. I accidently commented to this subject on your pic. Cant figure out how to remove it :( thought I'd give you a heads up, sorry.
17 Dec
Oh for eff sakes! Haha im terrible at this
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34 Posts
Dec 17, 2013 3:19pm

Welcome Wagon / Recipes for athletes

This may sound a bit odd but its surpirsingly nice - its kind of a a healthier variation on pizza or savoury scone that I developed. Its vegetarian but has sources of calcuim and protein from the yoghurt, egg and low fat cheese, is low in fat and has lots of veggies. If anyone has any questions please just ask! The dough is softer and squidgier than conventional pizza but it is still pretty tasty. Any feedback appreciated :) (including negative feedback)

dough:

1 egg

200g yoghurt (plain, low fat)
70g wholemeal flour

30g porridge oats

½ tsp salt and seaoning mix (I used a mix with herbs and chillis - if you can't get one just mix some salt with a pinch of mixed herbs and chilli flakes or powder)

3 small or 2 large carrots, grated

1 tsp baking powder

Sauce:

1 can of tomatoes

1 orange pepper, chopped

1 tsp salt and seasoning mix (as for the dough)

1 tbsp lemon juice

1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp smoked garlic powder (use normal garlic powder if you can't get smoked)

Topping (this is just a suggestion - you can vary the topping depending on your tastes. Any seasonal veggies, or lean chicken or prawns might also be nice. Oven roast garlic tomatoes or mushrooms are another favourite of mine):
1 aubergine, cut into chunks

2 sweet pointed red peppers

Garlic powder for sprinkling the aubergine and peppers

100g sliced black olives

1 ball of low fat mozarella (125g) or ~150g cottage cheese

2 eggs

 

Method:

Put the aubergine and pepper on a baking tray, sprinkle with garlic powder and bake at 160C for 20-30 minutes until soft and beginning to brown and go crispy at the edges.

Mix all the ingredients for the dough, except the carrot, in a bowl, until they form a smooth mixture. Then stir in the carrot, spread over a baking sheet to about a 5mm thickness and bake at 160C fan for 20-25 mintues until crispy on the outside and not too doughy feeling to the touch.

Put the tomates, salt and pepper for the sauce into a saucepan with ½ a can of water, bring to the boil and simmer until the pepper is soft. Blend to a smooth sauce in a liquidiser. Add all the other sauce ingredients and stir to combine.

Spread with a thin layer of sauce and scatter the olives, aubergine and pepper over the top. Make two hollows in the topping and break the eggs into these. Scatter the cheese over the other toppings. Bake for a further 10 mintues to crisp up and serve with salad and extra sauce.

 

17 Dec
it's also much much easier to make than it looks!
17 Dec
Lots of originality, Katy! Can't wait to try it ! Thank you so much for this great contribution to the Recipes for Athletes forum!
17 Dec
Thanks Mario! I like messing around and experimenting where it comes to cooking :)
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34 Posts
Aug 19, 2013 2:10pm

Welcome Wagon / Recipes for athletes

Here is a recipe for low-fat fruit buns. I made these for my husband as a healthier alternative to cereal bars as a quick snack in the afternoon if he gets low on energy or a craving for something sweet. They are very low fat, have less sugar than commerical alternatives, wholemeal and packed full of fruit and nuts:

·     Preheat the oven to 160C fan

·         Mix 250g wholemeal flour, 3 heaped tsp baking powder, a pinch of salt, 200g plain low fat yoghurt, 25-35g runny honey (depending on how sweet you like them) and 1 egg together to form a sticky dough

·         Mix in about 160g mixed fruit and nuts (use whatever you like, I usually about 130g mixed dried fruit and 30g mixed nuts, but just put in your favourite things. A grated apple also works really nicely, or you could use fresh or frozen berries).

·         Put tablespoons of the mixture spaced out on a baking tray (they will rise a bit) – I usually fit about 12 small ones or 9 big ones on a tray – and bake for about 15 minutes. They should look golden and crispy on the outside and still be soft but not too doughy to the touch.

·         Cool on the baking tray or a wire rack

They also make a really nice accompaniment to savoury stews, soups etc. if you miss out the honey, fruit and nuts and add in some spices or herbs and sliced or grated vegetables like carrot, beetroot or cooked onions. If anything is not clear let me know.

20 Aug
Sounds yummo, thanks Katy.
20 Aug
Thank you, Katy, for contributing a super recipe to this forum :-)
20 Aug
Thanks Duncan :) and thanks Mario for setting up such a good forum - so many nice ideas on here! I love cooking so will definitely try to put up a few more recipes
20 Aug
We're looking forward to it, Katy :-))
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34 Posts
Aug 7, 2013 10:13am
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Workouts and Programs / Good pilates workouts

I love the blogilates videos on YouTube (or the blogilates website) but they might be too similar to the HIIT and power yoga

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34 Posts
Jul 21, 2013 11:22pm
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Diet & Nutrition / Cheat?

To me, someone who can enjoy treats as part of a balanced diet is more in control than someone who has to completely give them up...you shouldn't feel guilty!

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34 Posts
Jul 7, 2013 3:26pm
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Welcome Wagon / You ate WHAT?

Squirrel stew! I wasn't told what it was until after I tried it. It kind of tastes like rabbit. Not my favourite :-s  I also tried snake in Hong Kong but thats pretty common in China

07 Jul
Squirrel and rabbit are common here in SW VA and some people like groundhog but never tried it! Love squirrel stew though
08 Jul
Rabbit and other game (pheasant, partridge, pigeon, venison, wild boar etc.) is reasonably common here but squirrels are usually regarded more as vermin. I guess what is unusural depends on where you are. Some people think stuff like black pudding and haggis are strange but they are traditional foods here.
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34 Posts
Jun 29, 2013 2:26pm
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34 Posts
Jun 29, 2013 11:50am
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Teen Zone / Anybody on kik, instagram, and keek. I need skinny girls as friends, check out my pix❤

I'm on kik and woukd be happy to be your friend :) what kind of workouts do you want to do and what are you trying to achieve?
29 Jun
What's ur kik?
29 Jun
@ryan, debbiejun, @katy, I want to keep slim thigh
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34 Posts
Jun 20, 2013 2:45pm
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Diet & Nutrition / Anyone have any good recipes with cottage cheese?!

Cottage cheese is great with lots of things.
The healthiest pizza recipe on the blogilates website is good and I also like it as a topping for a tomato and bean bake: mix a can or beans with a packet of passata, a spice mix of your choice (I like hot and spicy ones) and some chopped veggies (I like mushrooms, aubergine,  courgettes and peppers) in an oven proof dish, top with cottage cheese and bake until heated through.
It's also nice with chopped apple, or just mixed with salad instead of a dressing.

20 Jun
OMG never tried it with salad!!! Thanks love!:)
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34 Posts
Jun 10, 2013 5:10pm
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Welcome Wagon / 30 day plank challenge

I completed this challenge and it was great :) it has really strengthened my core. Keep going,  it's worth it!

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34 Posts
May 12, 2013 11:24pm
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Welcome Wagon / 30 day plank challenge

This is a great challenge - I'm on day 9

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34 Posts
Apr 26, 2013 1:15pm
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Workouts and Programs / Scuba diving

I guess not. ..sad :'( diving is amazing!
Thanks for posting anyway

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34 Posts
Apr 25, 2013 5:41pm
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Workouts and Programs / Scuba diving

Any scuba divers out there? I'm a novice but love it and would love to hear about other people's diving experience. I've been diving in Cuba and the Maldives so far, but it would be great to find some places that were a bit closer to home (I live in the uk) and cheaper!

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34 Posts
Apr 25, 2013 5:37pm
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34 Posts
Apr 21, 2013 7:16pm
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Motivation & Support / How many people actually use this app to work out???

I usually use it every day when I have an Internet connection, both to track my gym classes/other activities and do the workouts - I like to follow people who use it like that too

21 Apr
Also, I like to follow people who create good workouts as I'm always looking for new ones to do
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34 Posts
Apr 11, 2013 12:05am
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Workouts and Programs / Favourite fitness instructors / personalities

Do you have a favourite fitness instructor or personality? Who's workout style do you like and who inspires you?
Personally I really like workouts by Jillian Michaels, Jari Love (especially the ones with more compound moves) and Billy Blanks. I've also just discovered the blogilates website and YouTube videos and love both the workouts and Cassey Ho's sweet, bubbly personality.

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34 Posts
Apr 11, 2013 12:00am
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Diet & Nutrition / Healty Recipes

There are some good healthy recipes on the blogilates website.  Also, pulses are great to get protein if you're trying vegan food. I love them mashed up to make bean burgers, in curries or in as bakes (usually in a spicy tomato sauce with lots of veggies)

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34 Posts
Apr 7, 2013 12:22am
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Welcome Wagon / Favorite place to vacation?

Havana - friendly people,  amazing atmosphere (like going back in time), and very refreshing not to see a Starbucks.
Rome,  Venice,  Barcelona and Istanbul - each such a unique character,  amazing history, art and architecture.
Islay (little island off Scotland) - peaceful,  beautiful,  cheerful people and eight of the best whisky distilleries in the world - enough said!
I'd love to go to Asia (perhaps Japan,  Cambodia,  Thailand,  Malaysia,  Vietnam,  Korea. ..) because I love the art, culture and food!
Off to the Maldives at the end of the week...never been anywhere like it but it looks amazing (sun, snorkling and scuba diving...), I'm so excited :-D

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34 Posts
Apr 6, 2013 10:16pm
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Men's Locker Room / What do women like in guys?

Just be yourself - the right girl will love you for who you are, and why waste your time on someone who doesn't appreciate you? When I met my husband we didn't think we were right for each other at all (he even told me I "just wasn't girlfriend material"!) So we were 100% ourselves and that's why we fell in love. Honesty is very attrative for me. There is someone out there who will love you just as you are, and you shouldn't settle for less :)

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34 Posts
Apr 6, 2013 9:55pm
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Motivation & Support / NO excuses! None!

Great attitude! When I started exercising three years ago I was recovering from an illness and was so weak I was finding daily activity challenging but I just started with ten minutes a day and built up gradually, and now I'm totally hooked and the fittest I've ever been. I still want to get a lot stronger and increase my endurance and speed but now I know it really is possible to make big changes if you just keep going :)

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34 Posts
Apr 4, 2013 10:45pm
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Welcome Wagon / Lets get to know each other

I'm Katy. I'm 25, live in the UK, and got married last year. I studied chemical engineering and work as a risk consultant (more interesting than it sounds, honest!). In my spare time I love spending time with my husband,  friends and family,  cooking,  reading, art, watching films and documentaries,  and of course,  exercising. I'm looking for friends I can share my enthusiasm for exercise with...if you'd like that too follow me and I'll follow you :)

05 Apr
Sounds good ill follow
05 Apr
Thanks :) your tattoos look amazing btw!
06 Apr
Lol thank you my default picture does no justice on how my tattooes look :p
06 Apr
They still look very cool. Do the different ones have special significance for you?
07 Apr
Of course it they tell my story
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34 Posts
Apr 4, 2013 4:26pm
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Weight Loss / Best workouts to tone abs, bum & arms?

I like 'SD3 squattin for the booty' for bum and 'SD3 bet you can't do these abs' and 'pX90 ab ripper' for abs . I've also been creating my own work outs for these areas using the exercises I've found most effective,  as thats what I'm working on too, so you can have a look at my workouts (booty burn - KC, core challenge - KC and bums, legs and tums 1 - KC)...I hope you like them :)

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34 Posts
Apr 4, 2013 1:47pm
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Motivation & Support / Turn ons

Honest, funny, intelligent and thoughtful - it is easier to make big romantic gestures than it is to think of someone all the time and do small, nice, considerate things for them every day, but it is those small things that make me feel truly loved

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34 Posts
Mar 25, 2013 3:39pm

Sports Injuries & Prevention / What a woman wants. Man with good looks or a Man with substance?

Good looks are nice but substance is more important. If someone is a good person they will look beautiful when you you get to know them where as if someone is good looking but has a bad personality they will not be attractive.

Looks are only a little bit of how attractive someone is for me: I think that the way someone behaves, talks and acts is also really important. If someone is kind, funny and charasmatic they can be attractive no matter what they look like. Ultimately, I think most people are looking for someone they enjoy spending time with.

I know a girl who finally went out with a guy she had fancied for ages: she thought he was really nice and as a bonus he was also good looking and had a great body because he worked out loads to impress girls. However, she dumped him in less than a month because he just spent all his time at the gym so he would look good and no time with her, which shows that, although working out loads might impress girls initially, its not going to keep them interested. I think being fit and healthy is great, but its not the most important thing in attracting a partner, and certainly not the most important thing in keeping them.