Hi! I’m Katie, an attorney turned stay at home mom to my daughter, Audrey.  I’m an upstate New York girl at heart living in the south (hey Charleston!) with my husband (Brian), Audrey and our pup, Bailey (high-maintenance yorkie).
Brian and I on our honeymoon in Kauai.

Miss A and I on the 4th of July.

B Man.

I originally started to blog over at Fit to Wed to chronicle the adventures I embarked on while wedding planning, training for races, having a career and maintaining some semblance of a social life.  Obviously that was a short-sighted blog name.

The name “Fit to Wed” was a play on words of sorts.  Back in the day one had to be mentally “fit” (legally fit) to marry.  When I started the blog in May 2009, I wanted to incorporate both my profession, my newfound love of fitness and my wedding plans.  Fit to Wed was born!  My husband Brian and I got married in March 2010, so Fit to Wed became Legally Fit.  Our first year of marriage was spent apart with Brian deployed in Afghanistan (he’s a Navy JAG).  It was a long year, but ultimately I think it made us stronger as a couple.

We are now well into our second year of marriage and have an adorable addition to our family- Audrey!  She is such a sweet baby and we are so lucky to have her.

I’m very laid-back and I’m just as happy sitting home reading a book as I am going out on the town (actually, I’d rather stay home and read a book ;) )  I love running, hot yoga, red wine, curling up with a good book and many other awesome things.

Me and two of my favorite things- red wine and Mr. B.

When Brian was deployed, most of my free time was taken up by running and hot yoga.  Now that we are a family of three, life is a lot busier!  Instead of whiling away the morning with a long hot yoga class followed by a run, I have to use my time for fitness efficiently!  Crossfit is definitely a great workout choice for a busy mom :)

My Healthy Living Story

When I was 19, my doctor told me I had high cholesterol. Granted, I have a family history, but there is no reason for a 19 year old girl to have the beginnings of heart disease. After this diagnosis, I took no steps to counteract what was going on in my body. I ate what I wanted, with abandon. I told myself that I was healthy because I was thin. This continued until I met Brian. He showed me the benefits that healthy eating has on the body. I was no longer tired all of the time from eating all carbs. I had more energy. I started craving healthy food. Now, I would say that I eat relatively well. I try to eat a balance of protein, healthy carbs and fat at every meal, although this doesn’t always happen. I’m cleaning up my diet and embracing wholesome, organic food. I truly believe in balance; if I want something, I’ll eat it. And my cholesterol is now in a healthy range :)

For as long as I can remember, every New Year’s I set a goal to run a 5k. However, I was never a runner and did not take the steps necessary to achieve such a goal. Last May, I decided that I was tired of just talking and not doing. I began the Couch to 5k and completed my first 5k in September 2009. I am a huge advocate of the couch to 5k program, it transformed me from a complete non-runner into a runner.

Finishing my first 5k.
I’ve now run numerous 5ks, trail races and ran the Virginia is four Lovers 14k in February 2010. At first, the distance seemed insurmountable, but I ran it and ran it well!   After Brian left for Afghanistan, I threw myself into training for races.  I ran the Boilermaker 15k in July 2010 and loved every hot, trying minute of it!  My 2010 racing season came to a close with the culmination of my ultimate running distance- my first half-marathon!  It was a wonderful accomplishment and I am definitely hooked on running and races.
Mile 12 of the half marathon!
I was all set to sign up and train for a marathon in 2011 when we found out that Miss Audrey was on the way!  The marathon dream has been put on hold for now as I navigate balancing motherhood with my love of running and fitness.   I plan to start training for a half marathon this coming fall- I’m not used to running in this southern heat!  In the meantime, I’ve been having a lot of fun becoming addicted to crossfit (being married to a crossfit trainer has its perks).  I’m not exactly a natural crossfitter (that would be my workout buddy)- it is hard work and while I may hate it at points during the workout, I am always so proud/happy when I’m done.  Besides, it is pretty cool to lift some heavy weights.  :)
Audrey and I after our first race (a 5k) together!

Thank you for reading!

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1 One Healthy Apple June 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I LOVE this page! I never knew about your health issues- I just saw you as a perfectly healthy young woman. I am LOVING the new site- it’s great. All of your pictures are beautiful.


2 Wendy Irene June 11, 2010 at 12:12 am

Amazing about page! The pictures are stunning!


3 lindsay June 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm

This is awesome and such a great blog. Loe that red wine myself. Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures being “legal” now. hehe!


4 Katie H. June 16, 2010 at 1:38 am

Thanks for your sweet comment! I am looking forward to reading about your adventures too :)


5 thenheathersaid July 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm

hey! I’ve been searching your page for an email address, but I can’t seem to find one! ( if you want to email me, you can at thenheathersaid at gmail.com )

I know you are running Boilermaker tomorrow, and I’m not sure if you already have a race scheduled for July 17th (a week from today) but a few of the local bloggers I’ve recently found online and myself are going to be running the Schenectady/Greater Glenville YMCA 5K. It’s in Scotia, and starts at Freedom Park. We are thinking of doing a sort of potluck brunch/lunch after the race as well – (I live less than two blocks from the park, so if anything needs to be kept cool we can store it at my apartment) – either outside at the park or if the weather is gross, we can have the meet up at my apartment.

Let me know if you’d be interested!


6 Jaclyn July 23, 2010 at 2:56 am

I went to Albany my freshman year of college! I love your blog – and your Mr. B is adorable!!


7 Jill July 30, 2010 at 1:33 am

Where do you go for hot yoga? I have been looking for a place in the Albany area and I don’t know where to go! great blog!


8 Raquel August 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I just came across your awesome blog, and I will be reading it regularly for sure!


9 simplyshaka October 21, 2010 at 1:58 am

Hi—I just found your blog and love it! Any girl whose two favorite things are her small dog and red wine are just awesome in my book :)


10 bigcitybabycarrots January 12, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Just found your blog! It seems we have a lot in common. I just graduated law school in upstate NY and have started a healthy living blog. I’m excited to follow yours for inspiration!


11 Heather March 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm

YOUR NEW LAYOUT LOOKS AWESOME!! i love the header! and the entire color scheme. and EVERYTHING. HOORAY BLOGGING ADVENTURES!


12 Sana April 11, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Wow! Our stories are the same! i did not feel “overweight” but at 19 I had high cholesterol as well!


13 Stephanie August 1, 2011 at 7:35 pm

all i have to say is what a cute blog and yay for runners who are lawyers ;)


14 Christina July 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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