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Skinnista of the Month: Kaitlyn Kürn

Fashion blogger from San Diego and Pure Barre teacher
[ Kaitlyn, Pure Barre instructor & blogger ]

Kaitlyn is a super athletic, beautiful fashion blogger from San Diego. She is also a fellow Pure Barre teacher [ her form is flawless! ]. She let us in on a few of skinny tips. Check out her cute blog here.

Kaitlyn Kurn from San Diego, fashion blogger
[ Kaitlyn’s healthy recipe ]

+ Quick Skinny Trick?

To be honest, I have quite a few tricks up my sleeve… but I guess if I were to narrow it down to one, it would be to never drink your calories [ besides occasional cocktails & coconut water– only 60 cals ]. I have had this rule for so long because let’s be honest, would you rather a glass of OJ or an egg? This should not be a secret to most of you, but it’s one of my main mottos & I think everyone should abide!

+ Weekly workout schedule?

I mix it up because I know my body at this point & its needs. Your body plateaus after doing the same workouts, so switch it up! I do Pure Barre three to four times a week [ along with teaching Pure Barre ], Hot 60 at Yoga Tropics once a week, Hot Power Sculpt at Haute Yoga [ think cross-fit in the heat ] & Cross-Fit. I also incorporate walks/jogs into my daily routine to incorporate more cardio.

+ Favorite go-to healthy food?

My husband and I are gluten intolerant so I have researched extensively on healthy carbs, being that we are both very active and our bodies require substance in our diets. Quinoa is a household staple. I make large batches of it for my husband & I [ I cook it with low-sodium chicken broth & coconut milk ] and use it throughout the week to throw in salads, use it for hot oats, etc. Quinoa is a great way to get in protein & obtain energy from the carbs.

+ Motivation to stay in shape?

Let’s be honest, we all want to look good and feel good. There is nothing more satisfying than trying on jeans you have tucked away and not having to take a huge squat so they fit [ you all know what I’m talking about ]. With that being said…I feel the best when I’m in a normal routine of exercising & unmotivated when I’m not in that routine. The endorphins that are a result of a good workout keep me motivated…there is nothing like the feeling of accomplishing a difficult workout and pushing your body beyond what you thought possible.

Kaitlyn Kürn, fashion blogger from San Diego
[ Organic tomatoes ]
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Kürn, Pivets Feathers and Funk fashion blog
[ Veggie & brown rice stuffed bell peppers ]
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Kürn, PIvets Feathers and Funk fashion blog
[ Mrs. Kürn, from the blog, Privets Feathers and Funk ]
Kaitlyn’s Stuffed Bell Peppers
* Serves two
2 organic green bell peppers
1 package pre-cut shallots, garlic & onions from Trader Joe’s
1 Heirloom tomato [ diced ]
1 tablespoon EVOO
1 package of brown rice
1/2 cup organic ketchup
1/2 Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Tsp. Sriracha
1/2 lemon
Dash of oregano
Optional: 1 package of bison meat or organic ground beef [ 96/4 fat ]

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Bring large pot of water to boil, then add bell peppers without their tops. Let boil until peppers are soft. Drain & set aside to cool. Cook brown rice. Meanwhile, add EVOO to large skillet over medium heat. Add combo of onions, garlic & shallots and cook until soft & translucent. Combine [ with above mixture ] meat [ optional], diced tomatoes, organic, salt & pepper to taste. Fully combine ingredients in skillet. Remove from heat. Stuff peppers with combo. Mix ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha & lemon & spoon on top of peppers so that tops are fully covered in the sauce. Put peppers in an oven safe dish and bake for 45-50 minutes.

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