Fitness Friday #7

Sports are Life, and the End of a Season

Hey, it’s Issie. How are you? Hope you’re doing good. Cross Country just ended for me. I ran my race and I ran hard during Sub-Sections. It had been a good season, I have worked so hard to get where I was when I ran, and I gave that last race everything I had. I put so much into this season I feel proud of what I have accomplished and proud to be a Cross Country runner. Like I tell most people, I still think Cross Country was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life, and it gave me a sort of attitude, that I will take with me throughout my entire life.

One of the best things that made my season so good was my team. Now, I’m not normally the biggest extrovert, and when it comes to people in my small town sometimes I’m not always accepted if you will, and this team was like a family. We supported each other when running around the track. We bonded through our love hate relationship of running, and fear for our coach’s practice plan. We went out to breakfast before school together, and we talk over Snap Chat about things that aren’t even relevant.

For an individual sport, we were more of a team than I ever was playing soccer.

I’m kinda sad it’s over, but soccer tryouts are today through Wednesday, so wish me luck. I never really realized how much sports are a part of my life, but they really are. I guess I really just like getting out there and doing stuff, and exercise and fitness has changed my life. If I’m anxious, or mad, or depressed, or just so happy I want to dance fitness is always there for me. Sports are life.

I guess it’s just sad but with the end of a season comes another. Hopefully I make it on the soccer team.

Anyways, remember good vibes = good life.


Fitness Friday #6

How to Survive High School: Staying Fit for School

Hello people of the internet! Welcome to a Fitness Friday on ThatGirlIssie. So today’s post is all about how to stay fit for high school, and how it really will help you.

I know for most people my age, working out is something people would like to do, but it’s just too much work. Well, I’m here to tell you the best outcomes will be from working out three times a week but pushing yourself for a solid hour and making little changes to your diet.

First things first. Working out should be about setting goals to improve your body and lifestyle with reasonable standards. But at the same time anything is possible. So set goals for yourself, for example I told myself I would get abs and get on the cross country team, I just ran varsity in my first race, and my stomach is getting so much flatter. Also remember things come with time and don’t expect jurassic differences.

For most teenagers my age you goals should be about toning and tightening your body to feel as fit and happy as can be.

For a three day workout I would normally focus on one thing for each day. Say you workout Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Make Monday a leg and butt day, Wednesday an arm day, and Friday a core day. You can easily look up workouts for these individual areas on Pintrest or YouTube. And remember, you don’t have to stick to this overbearing workout that you hate. You can make it fun by dancing, playing soccer with friends or just doing things that you enjoy.

The thing to remember is you will have to try and skip out on junk food if you actually want to see differences in your body, but their are so many easy healthy substitutes for all the junk food out there and it’s just a click away. When you workout three times a day your body is burning off fat but not enough where your metabolism can handle you intaking more food than before even though you think that might work.

To me, fitness is an important part of my life because being healthy makes all the difference when I get anxious or when I’m not feeling good. You learn more about your body and how to take care of yourself. What makes you happy, what makes you feel good, and that’s what this is about.

Comment bellow if you want individual workouts, and check out the fitness tab for healthy meals to prep, and old workouts.

Good Vibes=Good Life


Fitness Friday #5

Hey guys, it’s Issie so today I wanted to talk to you about going back to school. I have to do it, sadly. I hate going back to school, but that’s just me. Anyways one of my BIGGEST struggles in school, well I have many when it comes to school but one of them is eating. I have livestock and I love doing my makeup for school, so I never have time for breakfast, I also never eat lunch because maybe I don’t have money, or I don’t want to eat the crap they call pizza (but we all know it’s not) so then I go around begging for food all day, and when I do finally get home I binge and I watch all the YouTube videos in my subscription box and eat everything in sight.

That is so bad for your metabolism, because eating proportional meals around the same time every day actually boosts your metabolism, and that’s what gives you a flatter belly rather than eating one meal a day or crash dieting.

So because of that, I’m going to list some easy healthy recipes for breakfast and lunch.

Now before I start I’d like to mention I love to meal prep, meaning I make the meals on Sunday so I don’t have to make them throught the week.


  1. Toast a piece of bread, cover it with peanut butter (or nutella but peanut butter is healthier, remember to use it sparingly.) And cover it with whatever fruit you have in the house, maybe some chia seeds, or honey, or granilla. This is a light breakfast that gives you protein.
  2. One of my favorites is greek yogurt, but you can add strawberries, berries granola, chia seeds and more. I find that when you have a bowl of yogurt with fruit, I can last for hours because of the protein.
  3. Oatmeal, everyone knows how to make it. I personally like making it with pieces of green apple and adding cinnamon, and with the rest of the apple I have it as a side and I put peanut butter on it too.
  4. This isn’t exactly food but I love making a good green tea in the morning. Green tea can clean out some of your toxin as well as it gives you a slight caffeine boost if you are someone who likes drinking their tea with sugar, try replacing that with lemon juice instead. The lemon juice is also good for your system, and it clears out your skin.

Now all of these breakfast ideas aren’t exactly good ideas to meal prep because they won’t stay fresh, but that’s fine because all of these ideas take less than 10 minutes to make.

Lunch: (now this is the stuff you really meal prep)

  1. Turkey wrap- take a tortilla add some cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, turkey, and whatever else you want. This is an easy meal to make, and it is easy to meal prep. I’d also have that with chips and hummus or whatever other side you want.
  2. Noodle salad- with one of those kitchen aid things that makes you cut cucumbers into noodle form. I make lot’s of salads with just one cucumber and add whatever other items you like in your salad. Personally I like adding some meat to mine, but that’s just for some extra protein.

I also add a small snack in with my lunch because I am always starving towards the end of the day.

School can sometimes suck, and although this post isn’t exactly exciting I hope you guys are eating well, and feeling good. Hope you have a good year this year too.

Catch you on the flip side!


Quote Wednesday #17

“When you’re up there on that mountain running you realize. You’re not running to lose weight, you’re not running because you should, you’re not running because some P.E. teacher told you to. No. You’re running for you, to feel free and alive.”

-Me (What I hope to be is the Cross Country page quote in next year’s year book 😉

Fitness Friday #4

Hello my people. Ha! I feel like Jessie Paege… (one of my favorite youtubers). How are you? I hope you’re having a nice day. I am back at it with another Fitness Friday, and as most of you may know, I am training to be on my high school’s cross country team.

Cross Country is a sport that requires a huge physical commitment. Now I’m no skinny gazelle with a high metabolism… Ha! Ha! No my friends last time I was weighed, I was weighed in at 173lbs. I’m very proud of my body no matter what the number is but when most people hear that I weigh such a high number they are quite surprised.

Cross Country is honestly a killer for me, but I wanted to do it, so I’m doing it. Lots of people don’t think I can do it, including my coach, but it doesn’t matter. I have my great friends and my parents who support me. So this is my Fitness Friday on how to make the cross team.

Disclaimer: I am not at all a expert on this topic, and my methods differ depending on your body when training and preparing for cross when our school starts.

  1. Cut the crap out of your life: You should be eating decently healthy. Personally I believe that it is okay to eat dessert or something every other week or just once in awhile. I mean it’s summer! But it’s also not mission impossible to look up healthy recipes online. A youtuber that I love to watch is Kalyn Nicholson, and in her most recent vlog she discussed how she read that to start or break a habit takes about 60-90 days. So she’s starting he health food challenge where she can only eat whole foods and nothing processed for 60 days. I decided to do it with her. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so gonna eat some processed food while I’m doing it because it’s summer. But I decided I can only do it 5 times… and the challenge ends on August 19th so… Comment bellow if you want me to do a Fitness Friday on healthy recipies that actually taste good. Cross country runners also have to drink more water than free willy. When you’re running long distance you need to be hydrated and you don’t run with a water bottle in your hands. You need to be so hydrated that your pee is not yellow, it’s clear. My friend Andrea and I will always laugh because we’ll be like ‘yo my pee is so clear, like literal cross running pee goals’.
  2. Set a schedule and do it! Most people during summer are lazy, but personally I’m always tired. My dad pays me for working for him by not doing little chores and stuff but by doing actual work, and chores. But by making a workout schedule I stick to it better. I workout twice a day. I do a mile run to warm up then I workout. Then in the evening I come back in, and I run again but this time it is a full endurance run.
  3. How to schedule it: So, our coach told us that we have to be able to run 5 miles before school starts. We will practice during the school year by running 10 miles, and average cross races are 3 miles with huge mountainous inclines. As I said before, I workout twice a day, because that’s what my body needs. I’m already in shape, but now I need to be Cross Country level in shape. Because it’s already mid June I’m supposed to be running 2.75 miles, almost three. The idea of this is that I increase the amount of miles I run every week. So next week I will be running three miles, then on Wednesday 3.50 then on Thursday 3.75 so next week I can run 4 miles then gradually increase once again. I’m usually busy doing stuff, so if I manage to do this I suld be running roughly 7 miles by the time school starts.
  4. Apps that help: I live by these apps for working out and keeping me on track. Nike Plus Training Club. This app has pre made workouts and categories for what you want to do. It tracks what you do, and also has achievements that keeps you motivated all the time. I am doing a four week endurance workout plan. I am on my second or third week now, I forgot. But you can put in what equipment you have, if you want to have runs in, how many times a week you want to work out, and more. I am doing the endurance week to get better for my running. I can change my workout schedule whenever I want, and I normally add recovery days where I have stuff going on. I have tried the whole workout app thing before but this one works it doesn’t feez and its consistent. (It’s also free.) The second app I love is Nike Plus Run Club. I use this to track my runs. It has a setting for indoor treadmill as well as running outside. You can set up the app to have a goal of going for a run for a certain amount of time, or distance, or you can do sprints where you put in the amount of time you want to do sprints for, and it tells you when to sprint or walk. I also like that this app doesn’t glitch, it syncs with the training app, and there’s someone telling you during your run if you’re at your half way point or how close you are and what your numbers are. At the end of the run or workout you put in how much effort you put in, and you can leave notes, I leave notes on my run to motivate me for next time. Even when I’m having recovery days, or not feeling into it I get an alert encouraging me to run.
  5. Inspiration: Inspiration is key and necessary if you’re gonna push yourself through this task. I find that Pinterest is where my inspiration lives. It also lives in my epic playlists that help me survive almost every run (Spotify ispat1000). I also have lots of inspiration from Instagram. Following people like Mackfit, and Pump Up, and seeing the amazing things these people can do really motivates you. Pump Up is another workout app that you can create custom workouts on. I don’t personally enjoy it because it always glitches in the middle of workouts on me, but Pump Up is also it’s own inspirational social media site for fitness.
  6. Cut the crap out of your life part 2: When you are running long distance, you tend to get tempted. Tempted to walk, tempted to stop, tempted to quit. You shouldn’t quit. Your mind starts to become your worst enemy because although everyone on planet Earth depends on music to get through a run, you can’t listen to music and run. You have to be self motivated, and you have to fight the demons that are telling you that you can’t do it. It takes a lot of work. Hell I started listening to everyone who said I couldn’t run, and then I ended up running my first 3.50 miles when this week all I have to run is 2.50 or 2.75. That’s basically running a whole mile ahead of schedule. I’m so much stronger than I think I am and so are you. So don’t give up. As Andrea likes to say “Pain is temporary”. But what really gets me through is “I can do all things through God who gives me strength” and it’s so true so if this is something you want, go for it girl! Never give up.

Cross County is really hard, but so is everything else in life. I told myself I wanted to do this, and so I’m doing it.

Shoutout to Melvin, a close friend of mine that recently told me that he loves my blog and always reads it and genuinely enjoys it. I haven’t seen him in over a year, and him saying that meant the world to me, so thank you love. Also shoutout to everyone that has been liking and subscribing to my blog. This blog means the world to me so I appreciate everyone that likes, comments, and subscribes to be a part of this with me.

Thanks again, and I’ll catch ya on the flip side.


Fitness Friday #3

Call it what you will. Death, heat stroke, hell their is no denying the fitness of fair. 

Hello everyone it’s Issie. I hope you’re having a lovely day. For those of you whom didn’t already know I am a bit of an aggie, and I love to show. I show market goats breeding goats horses, and I will soon be showing a beef bread heffer next year but I still work with her during the weekends.

For you city people poorozing the internet for something exciting to read to give your life, well, life this livestock thing may sound easy but I will assure you it isn’t. 

I have been showing goats for six years and I love it but it’s also one of the reasons I don’t always sleep in and sometimes I can’t hang out with friends. But in reality it’s worth it. 

So my Fitness Friday is dedicated to all the farmers and agriculturalist that work ever day so others can have it just a little bit easier. For the past month I have been riding my horse ever weekend, and working with my goats every day after school. I am a member of the FFA, and I do more than just livestock too. I also do speaking completions and team competitions as well. You learn so much responsibility and hard work and relatong fitness back to livestock you will definitely develup biceps when you have to pull a 75 pound goat around in 90° F.

I showed goats in my inch thick boots all day. I showed my two goats 7 times in 97° F and I was out by the end of it. I had a cinnamon roll and ice cream and somehow in the morning I saw I went down a loop on my belt and I looked even better than before. And I am not a girl with a fast metabolism. 

Farming and agriculture in general is the greatest workout of you life.

Catch ya when I’m out of this heat!



Fitness Friday #2

Not that this will be the most interesting thing in the world, but I find it quite helpful. Fridays are always the hardest, I never know what to do on Fridays, I don’t always get the time to edit pictures but if you have any ideas for what you want to see on Fridays, please comment bellow. And as lame as it may sound, we have over twenty followers on the blog now… *lets out a sarcastic yay* so thank you for supporting me and please continue to. Now on to Fitness Friday.

If you guys read my last life update post, you would know that I have been super busy, and I have not been able to work out everyday, but I am trying to work with my animals almost every day. It’s not always the same, but what does help is eating healthy so basically this blog will be about how I meal prep.


Breakfasts are normally super good. I normally just try to have one main thing to eat that is filled with protein, because with protein you feel fueled for the first part of your day. Sometimes I just throw a bunch of fruit, frozen berries, and yogurt into a blender. If it comes out thick I will put it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon. I a bit of honey, granola, and berries on top. Note: honey and lemon juice are great for the skin so I try to use them in my food often. Another good idea following the smoothie theme is that you can freeze fruit in a bag, then take the bag of frozen fruit out when you want to have it then you take the bag of fruit out of the freezer and blend it. Berries tend to give you lots of energy. But if I’m not feeling like that I will take two eggs, spinach, cilantro, parsley, tajin, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, carrizo and whatever sounds good, and I just scramble it all with the eggs. Super protein filled, but you just have to pace yourself on the amount that you are consuming. There are many other breakfast foods out there but these are my top three so finally I am brought to the mug cake. This can be a healthy mug cake, or even a healthy dessert. Comment bellow if you want the recipe, but I make a breakfast mug cake ad I add blueberries for even more pizazz.


I try to make a sort of main course, then add snacks to it. For example last Sunday I made a pizza. The pizza was made of a gluten free bread, and I’m going to be honest I am no vegan or vegitarian, and I was raised by farmers so I know that organic isn’t always better, but this bread was whole grain, and it had less fat. Not to mention it was super delicious. (I was surprised that it was the first time I tried it). I covered that pizza in cheese, meat, veggies and spices. I cut the pizza up into moderate slices, and I had a slice every day. I would pre package the slices so in the morning it was a sort of grab and go. If you want the recipe for the pizza, just ask in the comments.

Another idea for the main course can be a shaker salad. I would make a salad, and shove everything I wanted into a Mason Jar. When lunchtime came I would put some dressing in it, shake it up, then eat it. I put everything but the kitchen sink in my salads just as well as the pizza.

The sorts of snacks I add to these to make a full meal is fruit, apple slices with peanut butter, trail mix, things like that.


I normally don’t meal prep dinner because I normally have time to make a decent dinner.

So thanks for reading, tell me what other things you want me to do. Comment bellow for those recipes. Next time I think I will try to better plan my post and add more pictures to show you. I also want to try to do Filming Fridays, and my friends and I are getting together so we can film some videos. I can’t film videos every week, but maybe once a month at least. Thanks again for liking and subscribing, if you find me tolerable please like and subscribe for more. Oh, and check out my instagram @thatgirlissie so that you can continue to see my photography, because some of my friends are having me take their prom pictures and have agreed to be in any form of social media promotion of themselves as possible.

Happy Easter!



Fitness Friday #1

March 3, 2017

Soccer season for high school girls is officially over. That means that now I have to start training on my own. I am not completely out of shape, but I am always looking to tone my body, and build up more endurance. Man do I love working out, it gets everything out. Any frustrations, anger, stress, or even good vibes, anything, you can just let it all out.

Lately I have been doing cardio and glut workouts to shape my body, but starting this week, I will be doing individual workouts for individual days.

Monday: Abs+ Cardio

Warm up- run for 1-2 songs

Stretch- Yoga, stretch out everything

4 sets (yoga ball)- 25 sit-ups, 25 roll-ins, 25s elevated prank

Run 1 song, water break!

4 sets- 25 burpiees, 25 sit-ups, 25 crunches

Run 1 song, water break!

Cool down stretches

Tuesday: Legs + Cardio

Warm up- run for 1-2 songs

Stretch- Yoga, stretch out everything

4 sets- 15 burpiees, 15 jump squats

Run 1 song, water break!

4 sets- 25 donkey kicks (each leg), 25 lifted leg plank (each leg)

Run 2 songs, water break

Cool down stretches

Wednesday: Arms + Cardio

Warm up- run for 1-2 songs

Stretch- Yoga, stretch out everything

4 sets- 25 windmills (with weights), 25 arm curls, 25 arm presses

Run 1 song, water break!

4 sets- 25 push-ups, 25 butterflies, 25 pull-up’s

Run 1 song water break!

Walk 2 songs- arm curls

Walk 2 songs- arm pushes.

Run 1 song, water break!

Cool down stretches

Thursday: Gluts + Cardio

Warm up- run for 1-2 songs

Stretch- Yoga, stretch out everything

4 sets (roll out the yoga mat) 25 of the glut workouts Kyle Jenner does (or at least that’s what people tell me, I barley know who she is)

Run 1 song, water break

4 sets: 15 burpiees, 15 jump squats

Run 1 song, water break

4 sets: 25 lunges, 25 elevated lunges

Run 1 song, water break

Cool down stretches

Friday: Cardio

Warm up- run for 1-2 songs

Stretch- Yoga, stretch out everything

Just dance to anything and escape

I understand that the set up for my workout is slightly overwhelming, but I really wanted to share my fitness routine, and maybe my fitness would be better if I would eat less crap, but one step at a time, one step at a time.

Like I said, what I love about exercising is that I escape and get all my emotions out. But their is no way I would be able to work out without the playlists I’ve made. I have very diverse tastes in music so check me out on Spotify ispat1000

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Catch ya on the flip side!


February 22, 2017 8:43pm

Wow, the last two days have been miraculously beautiful. The puffiest of clouds, and the most colorful of sunsets. The weather has been nice too, in fact today I somehow managed to have a fantastic day at school, walk my animals and clean the pen (which in fact is hell), do my homework, and finally  I worked out, and now I’m sitting down and writing this! I am so productive. Not to mention it’s past 8:30pm and I am still awake!

Soccer season is over, and I am supper sad about that. Normally in gym class we work out in the weight room twice a week, but we’re not gonna be in the weight room for two weeks! And over that extended weekend I had last week, I ate a lot. Of. Crap. So I really needed to cleanse myself of all of it, and I lost motivation to work out for awhile and I actually did!

Warm up: 2-3 songs

Run to one song to get warmed up, do yoga, stretch

Abs + Butt + Cardio: As long as it takes

4 sets (yoga ball): 25 sit-ups, 25 roll-ins, 25 second elevated plank

Run to a song

Water break!

4 sets: 15 burpees + 15 jump squats

Run to two songs

Water break!

Cool down:

Run to a song

Roll out the yoga mat 4 sets: 20 bump-ups + 20 reverse bridges or 20 second leg lifts

Stretch it out

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