Monday, November 29, 2010

My Fit Christmas List

My Christmas List this year is all about the fitness!

Cute Hoodie from RRS.
Some new kicks.
Champion Running Shorts
20 lb handweights from Sears
Naked Fitness by Andrea Metcalf - Click here to order
Naked Fitness Book from Amazon
A water bottle...
What's on your holiday wish list??

Friday, November 26, 2010

First Annual Virtual Turkey Trot Recap


How was your Thanksgiving?

Did you Turkey Trot with us??

I did. Things didn't go quite as planned, but I trotted! I intended to go down to the track and run outside, but when I got up it was 20 degrees outside. I chickened out and decided to just move my run to the treadmill. It was awesome. Took me about 37 minutes, but I was in no big hurry. Such an awesome way to start the holiday. I felt energized and prepared to make good choices. I think it even put me in a better mood for the day!

I really enjoyed all of your tweets about this, thanks everyone who participated! Let's do it again next year.

Now you, did you trot with us? Were you active somehow yesterday? 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

First Annual Virtual Turkey Trot

I was whining, er, discussing on Twitter how I was jealous of everyone doing turkey trots this year. It just sounds like so much fun.


We live in a rural area and are just going to my mom's for Thanksgiving this year, so, no turkey trot anywhere in site. 


Well, the wonderful Cassie suggested we do a virtual turkey trot. Hooray! Just what I needed.


I have christened this event the First Annual Virtual Turkey Trot. To be held, you know, annually and virtually.


Join us!


You can trot anytime Thanksgiving Day. Drag your family along. Walk, run, whatever suits your fitness ability. I'll be doing a 5k at our local track in the morning before we head out. If that's too much for you, then do a mile, whatever works for you, just get moving with us!


Will you join us for for a little Thanksgiving Day virtual fun? Tell us about it in the comments! Then come back for Friday's post and share with us how it went. Or if you're one of the ones running an actual turkey trot, share about that.


Gobble, gobble. Happy trotting.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain


There is one stupid fly that is quite the camera hog. Do you see him? He keeps making an appearance in my videos lately! It's winter, get lost already.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Building the Exercise Habit


I'm looking for lasting changes here. No more yo-yoing. Changing my habits is where I think my focus and energy is best spent. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Things I'm Loving Right Now--Healthy Foods to Have on Hand


Just a quick list of some of the foods that are definitely in my arsenal for fighting holiday weight gain! 

I find it helpful to trim some calories here and there this time of year. I'm willing to give up my usual half in half in my coffee for a while to save a few calories. I use the Unsweetend Vanilla Almond Milk instead of skim milk, every bit adds up. 

The 2% Fage is a bit of a splurge, but I find splurging wisely on things like that helps me to not feel so abused passing up other treats. The VitaTops are also extremely helpful in avoiding the treats that are shoved at us from all over this time of year. I can happily say I had absolutely no Halloween candy this year...didn't even want it. I would so rather have a yummy Vitatop. 

Having healthier alternatives like the VitaTops, Fage Greek Yogurt, and Pink Lady apples on hand for snacks during the holidays is a must. I can usually talk myself out of the other sugary junk that seems to creep its way in this time of year. I just have a little conversation with myself when there is evil fudge staring at me, I tell myself it will just make me feel like crap, while the healthy alternatives will keep me feeling strong and energetic. During this busy season I need all the energy I can muster!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sports Bras for Busty Babes

OK, so discussing my, um 'girls' is weird for me, but I know that a lot of women trying to lose weight struggle with the same issues, especially when it comes to finding a good sports bra, so discuss them I will.




The Enell. (Love this one.)

I didn't discuss this one, but contemplating ordering it. It is by PureLime.

Moving Comfort Fiona

Moving Comfort Maia (I have this one, like it)

Moving Comfort Juno

Moving Comfort Helena

Friday, November 5, 2010

I'm Back On The Sauce



I had pretty much sworn off sugar completely for the past several months. I was previously so out of balance with it and feeling like crap. I ditched the sugar completely and cut back on many other carbs, I did Primal for a while (that's been ditched lately though) and all around felt better. However, I've felt lately like I've gone out of balance the other way!


Life is a balancing act, and I'm constantly over-correcting. I've been having wicked cravings and wildly fantasizing about things like VitaTops. While I was on Primal I was ready to propose marriage to oatmeal. OK, big billboard signs I was out of balance again.


Recently I've decided to include back in sensible treats. Oatmeal has become a staple again and I've decided a little sugar here and there to keep the food porn thoughts in check is OK too. I will still have to pay attention to how what I'm eating is making me feel. I know too much wheat and sugar are generally the culprits, so I want to be sure I am not going overboard and feeling like crap from too much wheat and sugar again. Balancing, balancing, I'm always learning what's best for me.


Sensible being the focus here, my comparison of Deep Chocolate VitaTops and Weight Watchers Brownies:




Thursday, November 4, 2010

Final Verdict on the JCPenney Budget Running Wear Experiment

This is the navy set I bought and reviewed. Cute. Better to wear shopping instead of running though!
And the Beloved running skirt.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Insanity Update



So, there you have it. Still doing Insanity. Still loving it. 


Would love to hear if there's any workouts in particular you guys would like me to review next!


How about you, what workouts are you loving right now?


I am just a blogger, not a doctor, trainer, or any sort of professional. What you read here are my personal experiences and opinions. Of course, always consult your doctor before trying a diet, supplement, or new workout program.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Look Out Holiday Weight Gain...I'm Coming For You



Oh ya. It's November.


You know what that means. Thanksgiving is just around the corner...and then...Christmas...and then...New Years Eve...

That time is here. That time of the year that can be challenging (to put it mildly) to those of us trying to lose weight and be fit. Even those trying to maintain their weight are put to the test during the holiday season. Parties, gatherings, celebrations aka food in extravagant, decadent, fat/sugar/calorie laden abundance. We will face these things over and over and over again...for months.
This year the holidays better watch out...holiday weight gain best just move along...nothing to see here!
Holidays schmolidays....I have goals, I have plans, I have dreams waiting for me. Just like everything else in my life now: I have set goals, I have written them down, and I have made plans for how I will make them happen. I. Believe. In me.


This year there will be much less this:
And much more this:
This will be the first post of many on beating holiday weight gain. Join me in caring for yourself this holiday season, join me in not giving up and putting your goals off until the New Year, join me in kicking holiday weight gain's butt!


images via: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-shrink-tank/200812/the-12-pounds-christmas-bouncing-back-holiday-weight-gainhttp://www.fitlifeokc.com/2009/11/23/tips-to-keep-the-holiday-weight-gain-down/holiday_decisions_weight_loss/http://sacchef.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/health-tip-holidays-dont-have-to-leave-you-heavier/http://holiday-weightloss.com/?p=42http://www.bestquickweightlossdiets.com/general-weight-loss/how-not-to-gain-weight-during-holidays

Monday, November 1, 2010

Safeway and Fiber One Giveaway

Giveaway Time! 
From Fiber One and My Blog Spark:
"With guilt-free and indulgent choices that now taste even better than before, Fiber One helps make it easier than ever to increase your daily [fiber] intake while leaving your taste buds jumping for joy.
When hunger strikes and you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, Fiber One has you covered with at least 35% of your daily value of fiber in every serving of their cereals and bars. Check out the great new taste of three Fiber One favorites.

  • Fiber One Honey Clusters have a brand new flake! Every one-cup serving is full of tasty honey clusters, antioxidant vitamins A and E, and 13 grams of fiber.
  • Fiber One Raisin Bran Clusters now contain crispier, lightly sweetened whole grain flakes. With plump, juicy raisins and crunchy clusters it packs 11 grams of fiber and antioxidant vitamins A and E into every serving.
  • With rich chocolate chips and a new and improved taste, Fiber One Oats & Chocolate chewy bars are a good source of calcium and contain 9 grams of fiber in each bar.
Your Fiber One favorites, including Fiber One Honey Clusters, Fiber One Raisin Bran Clusters, and Fiber One Oats & Chocolate Chewy Bars are all available at your local Safeway family of stores, so be sure to stop by your local Safeway (or Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s) to try the great new taste of Fiber One today!"

Safeway and Fiber One via My Blog Spark have provided: VIP coupons good for one free box of Fiber One cereal and one free box of Fiber One bars, in addition to a $25 Safeway gift card (also valid at Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s) that you can use to purchase your favorite Fiber One cereals and bars.

I received this package and so can one of you!
Simply leave me a comment below to be entered: tell me which Fiber One Cereal you'd most like to try.

Bonus entries: Tell me which Fiber One Bars you'd most like to try.
Tweet about this giveaway:  including a link to this post and my Twitter name @katdoesdiets, than leave a comment that you did so.

Giveaway open to US Residents only. Open until Friday November 5, 2011 4:30 pm Mountain Time. Winners will be notified via this blog or Twitter if you leave your Twitter name.