This weekend I am thrilled to attend and speak at Fitbloggin’ 2011, a conference for health and fitness bloggers. So I wanted to introduce myself to new followers, remind my current followers of my story and generally say helloooo…
Hello! My name is Katy Widrick. Here’s what I look like today:
Although sometimes, I look like:
I am a married (A Night With the Hops) 31-year-old with two major passions. Journalism and Media and Health and Fitness. Luckily, I combine the two in my work as a television and radio producer
and my blog
My fitness/health journey:
In the fall of 2006, several months after my wedding, I found myself overweight (obese, by some measurements) and totally lethargic. I was working overnights, getting 4 hours of sleep a night and living off of Pringles and peanut butter sandwiches. And lots of wine. When friends came to visit, we took pictures — and when they were developed, I honestly did not recognize myself in the picture.
I joined Weight Watchers, lost 40 pounds and got “skinny fat” but I wasn’t healthy (read: “My Dysfunctional Relationship With Weight Watchers”). So I decided to start training for a triathlon — even though I couldn’t run a 1/2 mile without stopping.
I completed my first super sprint triathlon and I was hooked. From there, I continued training until I’d completed (to date) several sprint distance triathlons, an Olympic triathlon, several 5Ks and 10Ks and three half marathons. I love working out, especially Dance Trance and Body Pump, and I will try anything once!
I am also a social media addict, and I love networking with people from all over the Internet. I founded the #Fitblog Chats on Twitter in mid-2010, and it’s now one of the most popular chats around. You can usually find me online somewhere:
- @kwidrick (Twitter)
- /kwidrick (Facebook)
- kwidrick at gmail dot com
- @growingbolder (Twitter)
- /growingbolder (Facebook)
- /gbtvshow (Facebook)
- /gbradio (Facebook)
- /fitblogchats (Twitter)
- /fitblogchats (Facebook)
I have two big, slobbery dogs, Faegan and Junior, I’m a vegetarian, I grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Syracuse University.
My networking goals are simple — to help where I can, meet new people, challenge myself and others and above all, have fun.
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