Monday, May 30, 2011

Supreme 90 Day Final Results and Review

I've completed 30 days on the Supreme 90 Day System. Last Thursday was when I took my results, but I'm just getting to posting my review today...So, do I think this system is hype or help? First, the numbers. 


My Starting Stats:
Weight: 184
BF%: 34.1%
Waist: 35.5
Right thigh: 22
Right calf: 15
Hips: 43.5
Right arm: 12


My 30 Day Stats:
Weight: 176
BF%: 31.5%
Waist: 34
Right thigh: 21.5
Right calf: 14.75
Hips: 42.5
Right arm: 12

Quick Notes


I did tweak this plan a little. For this workout you will need hand weights and a stability ball.

Best Workout Value

I won't beat around the bush. I love this set of workouts. They are the best workout value I have seen in a while! $19.99?! Wow. I give Supreme 90 Day 4.5 stars and absolutely think it is help, no hype here. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is the packaging is a little cheap and the trainer mis-calls moves some. Nothing that should keep anyone from buying them though, they rock. Seriously.

I highly recommend this system for intermediate to advanced exercisers. They do show some modifications, but I don't think this set is best suited for an absolute beginner. 

Results

In my 30 days on Supreme 90 Day I lost: 8 pounds, 2.6% body fat, 1.5" from my waist, .5" from my right thigh, .25" from my right calf, and 1" from my hips! I am extremely pleased with these results. For women afraid of lifting heavy: I did these workouts with 10's, 15's and 20 pound weights. Did I bulk up? No, I'm slimming down. Weights are for girls ;)

Final thoughts

My favorite thing about these workouts:


  • They are not just cardio, or just strength, it's everything you need right here in one very affordable package. 
  • I love that it's challenging, the Tabata Inferno was my absolute favorite DVD in this system. It's tough, but that's what I want from my workouts.
  • I was surprised at how much core work there is. I originally thought I needed to add the Core Dynamics DVD more, but quickly found out that there is plent-o-core in these workouts! 
  • They're not too long, and not too short. Most of the workouts are around 40 minutes. Perfect.
To summarize: love, got good results, recommend. Have you tried this workout system?

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. I was provided this workout system for review, but receive no compensation for any posts. As always opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Quote

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it.
Jonathan Winters

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fitbloggin Humor Session Full Video!

This was totally worth holding my arm in the air for the whole session!! (don't worry, the feeling has now returned). I am so happy to share with all of you this awesome session from fitbloggin featuring Sue, Jack, and Charlie


A little shaky at some points, shifting positions when my arm got tired, etc and hopefully minimal crunching from my popchips snacking during the session. But well worth the watch. Good. Stuff.


My camera randomly went off, so there's about 5 minutes in the 2nd video. I missed a couple seconds where Charlie basically said that it has taken her long enough to accept herself for who she is and she is not going to compromise that for a brand.


Trying to grow my you tube channel, I would love it if you guys could 'like' this on you tube, comment on you tube, etc. THANK YOU!




Grab a bowl of Coach's Oats, settle in, and enjoy! ;)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fitfluential Ambassador Appication

If you haven't heard of Fitfluential, you should definitely check it out. 


For my application I would like to talk a little about my passion for fitness. In particular my passion for running.


I was never a runner. Never. Running the mile for the fitness test in high school was pure torture to me. 


I didn't start running until I was 30. It began as a simple mathematical equation: me+running=burning the most calories in the shortest amount of time. It was all about the weight loss.


Then I decided to try a 5k. That changed everything. And when I say everything, I mean my entire life.


My only goal for the 5k was to run the entire thing. Which I did. I didn't know if I could, I didn't believe in myself at all at that point in my life. Then, I crossed the finish line. I'd done it! I'd set a goal, I'd trained, I'd accomplished it. Somehow I changed that day. It seems impossible to even explain everything that was set in motion at that finish line. I began to believe in myself, I began to believe that I COULD. I began to allow myself to try. I began to face the fear that was strangling my life in so many areas. I began to become the me that I am today.


After that 5k I wanted more. I wanted to test this new found 'I can do anything' attitude. So...I signed up for a marathon. (Seriously, I do not suggest this people, it's what I did though). It was during marathon training that my running took a shift from a method of weight loss to a passion in my life. (FYI, marathon training is not a great way to lose weight, in 6 months of training I lost 5 pounds, lol, I ran that race 10-15 pounds heavier than I am now.)


I set a goal, I trained. I did it. Yes, I over-trained, hurt my hip, my time was horrible, blah, blah, blah, but you know what? I DID IT. And no one can take away what that did for me. I. Ran. A. Marathon. Me, this small town girl, stay at home mom, ran a marathon. 


That accomplishment watered the tiny seed of belief my first 5k had planted. Which has in turn flourished into the belief in myself that I have today. It's still a journey, a process, and I blog a lot about that, but running has forever changed me.


Today, running is my therapy, it's my me time, it's helped me find myself. I am a runner. There may be months at a time that life gets in the way and I don't squeeze one single run in, but I am a runner. I love that. I love what it's done in my life.


I have a passion for running, I have a passion for weights, I have a passion for fitness. As a lifestyle, not a fad. Sure, I'll try the latest and greatest and tell all about it on my blog, but while fitness fads may come and go: fitness is a lifestyle to me. Through my blog I hope to share this passion, this lifestyle and what it's done for me with others.


THAT is why I think I would make an amazing fitfluential ambassador.

Coach's Oats Prize Packs Winners!



Thank you to everyone who tweeted to enter! 


The fitbloggin winners were:


Lyn


Tracey

The didn't get to go to fitbloggin winner was:


Michelle


Congrats!! Email me your mailing address katdoesdiets@gmail.com


I will add the pics that they tweeted to this post...when Blogger decides to work like it's supposed to. Someone remind me why I'm still on Blogger?! :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

So..I Went To This Thing Called Fitbloggin

I was terrible at taking pictures this weekend. So many people I wish I'd gotten pictures with. If you have pics with/of me that I don't have here. PLEASE email them to me! katdoesdiets@gmail.com
Anyway, my journey in pics:
First things to go in the suitcase: running shoes and socks. Priorities, right?
Pic from the plane. I liked this cute little cloud.
Awesome room at Marriott Baltimore Waterfront. There was a Keurig in the room, this coffee freak was in heaven. I do believe I need one of those at home!
Look at that amazing harbor view!
Even more amazing at night.
Met Shauna! I was twitterpated.
Lots of great fitness stuff the first day. This is the amazing MizFitOnline and  Foodie McBody at the Ugi  demo.
Too much awesome for one photo! Walking around the harbor.
Dinner the first night was seafood. I was mildly traumatized by Alan's dinner looking at me with it's beady eyes ;)
More dinner pals. Sean, Sue, and Steve. This and above pic via tjstestkitchen.blogspot.com
Me and Britt. Love this girl. A late Friday night it was.
Tracey and I stopped at the popchips booth for a snack shot Saturday.
Snacking in session. Nom nom nom.
Me and Dubyawife.
Me and Lisa! Fellow partaker of fancy flat diet coke. 
Me and Steeeeeeve! So glad to finally meet him.
More of me and Tracey.
Me and Sean. He was so much fun! Glad I got to meet him.
Robby on stage with Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy. Love. That. Girl.
Farewell pic of my hair dryer. It was a casualty of fitbloggin swag. My suitcase was stuffed, something had to go, and *sniffle* this was chosen to be left behind. I'll miss you dear hair dryer.
Celebrity siting with its_Gayle. One milllllion points if you know who that is! (she had to tell me ;)
I met many, many more awesome people, but that's all the pics I took. Bummed. I do have some video. Will work on editing that today and post soon!


HUGE hugs and thank yous to Coach's Oats for being my sponsor. Without them, none of this would have been possible for me.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fitbloggin!!

Oh. My.


So. Fun.


So. Tired.


Much. Much. Much. More to come.


Back. Later.


Love,
Me

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Quote

Some seek the comfort of their therapist's office, other head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as my therapy.
Dean Karnazes

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fitbloggin Giveaway Fun With Coach's Oats

My oat-standing Fitbloggin sponsor and I have brainstormed for some fun ways to do fitbloggin giveaways. Are you ready to win some of the world's best oats?! (Yes, I get a little excited about my oats)


If you're going to Fitbloggin you will find a little something oat-tastic in your goody bag. But let's not stop there! Find me at Fitbloggin and snap a pic of you and me, tweet it to @coachsoats and you'll be entered to win a fun oat-a-licious prize pack. (I'll add a pic of the prize when I get it, just wanted to get this post up asap!). If your phone can't do this, we can use mine!


Plus, 2 bloggers will have the option to host a Coach's Oats giveaway on your blog if you'd like!


If you're NOT going to Fitbloggin (as promised) I've not forgotten about you! Tweet @coachsoats a pic of you doing something fit to enter to win one of the same prize packs! Anything fit: walking, running, dancing, hop-skotching, juggling oranges standing on one foot...you get the picture. 


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Adventures in Fitbloggin Day 1

What. A. Day. Seriously.

I really thought I was going to miss my flight this morning. 

I got up at 2:30 am, but still left in just enough time to make it. Mistake number one!

We went a few miles down the road and there was fog so thick you could barely see to drive. Then, I almost hit a deer. I’m sorry little deer, but the middle of the road, in the dark, in the fog, is just not the place for you. 

To top that, hubby tells me (as I'm trying to figure out why I can't see) the car has a headlight out. So brights were too bright to see in the fog, but dims were so dim I could barely see at all. I drove the whole way paranoid I was going to get pulled over for the headlight and definitely miss my flight.

Nuts. 

I drove much too fast for such conditions, but still way too slow to get to the airport an hour and a half early as planned. Generally I shoot for 2 hours early, but the website said otherwise. Hindsight.

Next, we have to stop for gas! Can we say bad planning? Yes. There wasn’t enough gas in the car to make it to the airport. 

We got to the airport less than an hour from the time my flight was to leave. I checked my bag with Southwest and headed for security. LONG line. Long, long. 

By now I figured if it’s meant to be it’ll be, why sweat it?

I guess it was meant to be because I made it before everyone was boarded on the plane, and here I am now in Baltimore! Yay!

The room is super nice. Harbor view, a Keurig in my room. I could get used to this. I've found the Starbucks (priorities) and met some awesome people already!
More to come...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Come With Me To Fitbloggin

No, I'm not giving away a ticket to fitbloggin, dang, I know. But I want to take those of you that are unable to go!


I vividly remember being one of the ones that didn't get to go last year. Finances wouldn't permit it and my blog was just a baby blog (you know, way back then, a year ago) so sponsorship wasn't really an option. So, at home I sat.


I hung on every tweet, every post, every video from attendees. It was like I could still experience a little piece of it.


This year I plan to do that for all of you that may be sitting home wanting to experience a little of fitbloggin. I'm taking my flip and I'm sure people will be tired of it by the end of the conference (that's my goal anyway). I'm taking my laptop and of course my Blackberry. All of this so that, virtually anyway, I can take you!


I'll also have some giveaways for those of you that can't attend and are missing out on the fitbloggin swag.


So, follow me on twitter, subscribe to me on You Tube, watch this blog...and come with me to fitbloggin!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Supreme 90 Day and Body Confidence Hybrid Weeks 2 and 3 Results

Week 2 results didn't get posted last week. Too much going on! I only weighed, but I will post that.


First, to recap, Week 1 Results Were:
Weight: 181
BF% 33.7% (Please note, I'm using an at home Omron BF monitor, results may not be perfect, but it's just how I track this.)
Waist: 35.25
Right thigh: 21.5
Right calf: 14.75
Hips: 43
Right arm: 12



Week 2:
Weight: 179.5


Week 3 Results:
Weight: 178
BF%: 32.5%
Waist: 34.75
Right thigh: 21.5
Right calf: 14.75
Hips: 42.75
Right arm: 12


I am very pleased with those results. I am also still really enjoying these workouts.


This week is going to be a little tricky because I have fitbloggin (yay!!!) Thursday through Sunday. I'm going to stick to the Body Confidence eating plan as well as I can, but won't be able to do my Supreme 90 workouts. Although I will have a 5k to run and plenty of other chances to be active during those day.


Also, Instead of doing a week 4 results post, I'm going to wait 2 days and just do the final 30 day results post.


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.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Quote

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

OOTD Good Ole Comfort Oats

Yesterday I had a very hectic day. All good things, just hectic. Lots to do. This morning I woke up to a cold drizzly day and that time of the month...so, some good old comfort oats were in order:
1/4 cup Coach's Oats cooked with 3/4 cups water. Then added 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/4 tsp Saigon Vietnamese Cinnamon (LOVE this cinnamon, I get it from My Spice Sage), 1/2 sliced banana and 1/4 oz chopped walnuts.

Today's OOTD stats:
287 calories
37 grams carbs
7 grams fat
16 grams protein

Bowl lickin' good.

Are you are joining me tomorrow for #oatchat??

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

OOTD Running Out The Door

Today's oatmeal of the day is blueberry overnight oats:
Straight from the refrigerator, ready to go!
I knew I'd be running out the door this morning to get my hair done (wooo!) so I planned ahead and made some protein packed overnight oats:
1/4 cup Coach's Oats, 1 cup 0% plain greek yogurt, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, 1 packet Truvia. Stir together, cover, and pop it in the refrigerator overnight. Eat cold. So good!
After it was stirred.
Today's OOTD stats:
278 calories
37 grams carbs
0 grams fat (oops, probably will add some almonds or walnuts next time)
25 grams protein


I'm off! How did you fuel your day?

Monday, May 9, 2011

OOTD and an OW

I've seen OOTD on You Tube and usually it means outfit of the day. Well, you're not getting that here. Cropped sweats and a t-shirt? Ooo la la. Ha ha ha.


My OOTD stands for what else, but...oatmeal of the day!


This week I'll be gearing up for the Twitter chat on Fueling Your Day, so I thought I'd share how I fuel my day.


Most days, I start out with my basic bowl:
1/4 cups Coach's Oats cooked with 3/4 cup water. I Microwave them for 2 minutes (watching because these puppies expand and can boil over. If they start to boil up in the bowl I just open the microwave for a couple seconds). Then 1 scoop vanilla protein powder stirred in (today I used BSN's Lean Dessert Protein). That's my basic bowl. To add variety I add blueberries, strawberries, bananas, cinnamon, nuts...you get the idea. Whatever I have on hand. Today it was:
My basic bowl with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries. Yum squared. 
Today's OOTD stats were:
295 calories
34 grams carbs
4 grams fat
26 grams protein


Oh yes, and what's an OW? Well, oatmeal winner of course! The winning comment of my Coach's Oats giveaway is:


Suzie H said...


Tweet sent!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Featuring Bonnie From Coach's Oats


Bonnie aka Mrs. Coach.
Happy Mother's Day everyone! Today I'd like to feature a fit mom that inspires me. 
We all know how hard it can be to balance our busy lives with our health and fitness. I think that Bonnie aka Mrs. Coach's Oats does an amazing job at this.

Bonnie has always made fitness an important part of her life. As a teenager she competed in gymnastics and swimming as well as worked out on a regular basis. In college she competed in swimming and was also in the dance program at University of Illinois. She even ran a marathon less than 6 months after finishing collegiate swimming. Amazing. She then continued this active lifestyle throughout her adult life, even after kids. We all know how tough that can be. Bonnie competed in triathlons until she got pregnant with her oldest son Nolan.  After having her second son Calvin she began teaching pilates and spin classes. The part of her fitness story that amazes me most is that Bonnie began competing in fitness and figure competitions after turning 38 and went back to competitive swimming at 43. So inspiring. It really says to me that we can do anything we set our minds to!
Today Bonnie continues to teach fitness classes plus train and compete in swimming. She also teaches core training with high school swimmers. She's a full time mom who helps run a growing business, Coach's Oats. I've asked Bonnie to talk a little with me about how she balances it all:

"Fitness has always been a part of my lifestyle.  As a teenager, I enjoyed
working out regularly and trying different athletic activities. Since Nolan
and Calvin were born, balancing work, marriage, motherhood and training has
been a challenge. Fortunately, I have been blessed with a supportive family
and flexible work schedule. I also believe that demonstrating healthy habits
are important to our children. Our sons are physically active (competitive
swimming) and eat a proper diet to obtain their much needed nutrition.
Exercise not only keeps my body strong, it also provides time to relieve
stress so I can have better focus and energy when facing the demands of
family and work."

You mentioned exercise as stress relief. Running is absolutely my therapy...what is your favorite workout when you're feeling stressed?

"Exercise has always been a stress relief for me. My husband will attest that I'm much calmer and easier to live with when exercising regularly. I really don't have one favorite workout to relieve stress. I try to keep my fitness routines fun so working out is something I always look forward to and not just another task to complete in an already crazy day. Often I implement different exercises, equipment etc. to mix things up. Training to music is very motivating so I'm continuously putting together new playlists for my ipod. Often I look forward to a stress relieving run because it will be an uninterrupted opportunity to get my heart rate up and listen to my new tunes. While working out alone is enjoyable, I also look forward to the social aspect of exercising. Over the years, I have developed wonderful friendships at Meridian Health Club where I teach and FAST Masters Swim Team. I also coach core training for the teenagers a FAST Swim team. The talent and drive of these young athletes is quite inspiring. Having people around you that are motivating is so important. All these attributes of fitness can keep you energized."

You're busy, like all moms these days, what are your strategies for fitting fitness and healthy eating into your hectic schedule?


"Fortunately I am blessed with a supportive husband that allows me the flexibility to fit training into a hectic schedule. Three mornings a week I train with FAST Masters Swim Team at 6am. By 7am, my workout is over and I can face the day. Teaching classes keeps me accountable to staying fit and makes exercise a part of my weekly routine. Other times throughout the week, I may squeeze in a run or some other type of cardio. I prefer exercising early and continuing on with the day without worrying about how to squeeze in another activity. Everyone has to make their schedules work for themselves."

A lot of moms struggle with getting their kids to eat healthy, do you have any favorite family friendly recipes you can share?

"As for recipes, well.... Coach's Oats of course! Actually, my family would chuckle if they knew someone was asking me for recipes. I love cooking for my family but we eat very healthy and basic. My sons have swim team practice everyday until 7pm so dinner consists of simple healthy meals prepared quickly and easily. I don't buy junk so it is easy for my family to maintain a balanced diet because for the most part, there are only healthy choices at our home.

Remember moms, you are setting an example for your children. Stay focused and your family will watch you demonstrate how fitness can keep your outlook on life positive and balanced. I also recommend setting realistic goals. Every year I set new challenges for myself whether it be competing at a Masters Swim Meet, Ocean Swim 10K, triathlon or whatever. Your family will watch you how you set goals, train and achieve your mission. Keep up the great work!"


Thanks Bonnie! You completely inspire me. 

Sunday Quote

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

You're Invited!



To a Twitter chat


Throw on your best party dress (I know I will be), or maybe some cute running shoes (or both, hey it's an option) and come join me Thursday, May 12th at 6:30-7:30 Mountain Time, 7:30-8:30 Central, 8:30-9:30 Eastern on Twitter. I will be hosting a fun-fit-healthy Twitter chat along with Lizzy from Coach's Oats.


Our topic will be 'Fueling Your Day'.


Please join us for a fun chat and some oat-tastic giveaways too! 


We'll be giving away some Coach's Oats throughout the chat to chat participants using the hashtag #oatchat.


Be sure you're following @coachsoats and me @katdoesdiets on twitter and join us using the hashtag #oatchat.


I'll bring the Oatmeal cookies (OK, not really).


If you've never joined a twitter chat and have questions leave me a comment, I'll be happy to fill you in (I *may* be a twitter chat junky).


Hope to see you there!


**Note: Giveaway prizes can be shipped to US addresses only.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Supreme 90 Day and Body Confidence Week 1 Results

OK, basically I'm doing the Body Confidence plan with the Supreme 90 workouts. They actually go together quite nicely. I laid out my plan for week 1 in this post



My Starting Stats:
Weight: 184
BF%: 34.1%
Waist: 35.5
Right thigh: 22
Right calf: 15
Hips: 43.5
Right arm: 12



Week 1 Results:
Weight: 181
BF% 33.7% (Please note, I'm using an at home Omron BF monitor, results may not be perfect, but it's just how I track this.)
Waist: 35.25
Right thigh: 21.5
Right calf: 14.75
Hips: 43
Right arm: 12


Booyah! I am happy with that. 


My week 2 plan will be:
Body confidence eating plan.
Monday: Tabata Inferno, Chest/Back; Tuesday: Ultimate Ball, Cardio Challenge; Wednesday: Rest; Thursday: Tabata Inferno, Core Dynamics; Friday: Tabata Inferno, Shoulders/Arms; Saturday: Cardio Challenge, 3 to 4 mile easy run; Sunday: Legs, Yoga. (Black is the Supreme 90 workout calendar, red is what I added.)



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. This workout system and this book were sent to me for review. I receive no compensation for any posts.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Quote

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Albert Einstein