We love featuring our everyday GORGOgirls that are inspiring us to crush life and a balanced approach to fitness.
Meet Katie Singletary.
Tell us about yourself!
My faith and my family are the most important things in my life. God has blessed me with people that love me regardless of my flaws and I am so thankful for that. I come from a family of women who love to cook and are really good at it too! I love being in the kitchen and learning new recipes and cooking techniques. Being a new mom has been such a joy and I can’t wait to teach my daughter all the things my mother has taught me. My husband and I have both just taken up golfing and it has been so fun learning something new together. He is already way better than me but I’m coming for him! My love languages are quality time, words of affirmation and physical touch. That means I’m always up for hanging out, meaningful conversation and I’ll never turn down a hug! :)
I am the proud wife of a Captain in the US Air Force. Taurean and I met when he was stationed in OKC and we have since moved to Georgia. We are each others biggest fans and life together gets more fun all the time! Our baby girl Mila was born on October 2, 2018. I am the owner of Brand Boutique, promotional products and advertising specialties company. I was born and raised in Oklahoma, but currently living in Columbus, Georgia.
Tell us about your fitness life.
My fitness journey is one that is constantly changing. I have always been pretty active and grew up playing sports but I didn’t fall in love with fitness until I joined Koda Crossfit in 2012. It gave me a community of friends and fed my competitive spirit. I had gotten in to pretty bad shape and they pushed me to get back to the athlete that I had once been. Crossfit has taught me that a competitive edge is what I need to push me in my physical goals. This has led me to compete in numerous Crossfit competitions, half marathons, a sprint triathlon, a powerlifting meet, with my Gorgo Queen Christie Nix and staying fit while pregnant! :)
SHARE SOME GOALS THAT YOU CURRENTLY HAVE.
I am currently working on some aesthetic goals. Getting back in physical shape after having Mila is on the top of my list. I am pushing to CONFIDENTLY wear a two piece this summer. I am also about to participate in the OKC Memorial Marathon with my family. We will be doing the relay and I am responsible for one of the 10K legs.
Do you have any struggles?
A current struggle I am having is celebrating the little things after having a baby! I can be my harshest critic and ain’t nobody got time for that. The world is always going to have haters so I need to be the first one to love and support myself!
Fav Quote that inspires you right now in your life?
“You don’t need motivation if you have discipline.” - My husband, Taurean Singletary.
He might have stolen this from someone or it might be original, but it has sparked a good amount of conversation in our household. It also goes well with, “The hardest part is getting out of bed. Once your feet hit the ground and you brush your teeth, it’s easy!” That’s also a gem from my husband! :)
Any message you feel called to share about where you are at in life right now to encourage other GORGO GIRLS?
Comparison is the thief of joy! It is so easy to look at someone else’s journey and wish you were in their shoes. STOP THAT! Finding contentment and joy in your own situation isn’t always the easiest task but there is so much peace when you get there. God made you unique and special and he made only one of YOU! , With that being said, you are the only person that can change the situation you are in. If you want a bigger paycheck, hustle a little harder! If you want a smaller waist, turn that third glass of wine down. (Notice I didn’t say second… I gotta keep it real). If you want bigger muscles, pick up the heavier weights! If you’re scared to start something new, ask someone who’s been there. You can do it!
What do you love most about the GORGO community?
The GORGO community is such a great place for women in all seasons of life. Young or old, married or single, kids or no kids! It is a place to go to for encouragement and accountability. It is a safe place to talk about real things with women that have been there or are going through your same things. It is also just really fun! In a community of women this big, it feels like a tight knit group of friends and I guarantee there’s someone that’s just your type of gal!
Thoughts about your experience at Camp GORGO?
2018 was my first year at camp and it was a blast! I was about 6 months pregnant and I was a little hesitant to go. I didn’t want to feel like I was disabled and I definitely didn’t want to be treated that way. Christie Nix, who invited me to camp, assured me that that wouldn’t be the case at all and SHE WAS RIGHT! Everyone welcomed me with open arms and only babied me a little bit when I was whoopin’ everyone in leg wrestling. Just kidding… and I really hope that being pregnant wasn’t a super power there. If I get beat this summer it’s going to be embarrassing. But really, camp was way more than the physical fun I expected. It challenged me mentally and at a time that I was a little unsure of what I wanted my future goals to be as a new mom and entrepreneur. I can’t wait be go back this summer and see all the faces of the girls that have become my social media family!