{Giveaway!} Come HIIT it with Me and Cathe!

Here’s a question for you all: When you do cardio are you just plugging along or do you HIIT it? Confused on what that means? HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training. And why do we HIIT? There is plenty of evidence out there that HIIT is the best kind of cardio to maximize your weight loss efforts while trying to build or maintain muscle. And, it’s your most effective choice when you don’t have much time: it’s short, but certainly not sweet!

Kids, I don’t mean setting the elliptical to “weight loss interval mode” and going along pretending there’s a different between high and low. HIIT is manually switching up our speed or resistance so that you’re going balls-to-the-wall for a short burst of time, working so hard that your only choice is to truly come to a rest when it’s over. When you are truly doing HIIT, you should be working so hard in that 30-60 second blast that you could not possibly keep it up for any longer. That’s how you know you’re doing it right! Or finding the nearest track and sprinting the long sides then walking the curves. Or, plugging in Cathe Friedrich’s HIIT dvd and busting out the heart-pumping plyo drills for 30-4o seconds – and finding yourself unable to do much but walk around for the breaks.There are many other ways you can HIIT it too, these are just some of my favorite examples.

I’ve been HIITing and working out with Cathe for quite some time. Back in the day I used to do all my workouts in the gym. Some days I would have loved to just avoid the place altogether and still get a worthwhile workout in, but I was convinced that there were no DVD’s that were tough enough for ME. Workout DVDs, I thought, were for those just starting out and afraid of gyms and not in great shape yet. There was no way a DVD could give me the same burn I got in the gym or going for a run. Granted, I had seen some pretty lame programs. But then someone recommended Cathe’s dvd’s. I started with KickMax and IMAX 3, and soon realized this was no joke, even for those of us who like to consider ourselves “advanced”! Later I added CardioFusion to my collection, another butt-kicking thriller. When I found out that Cathe was releasing a new HIIT dvd as part of her Shock Cardio series, I didn’t hesitate to pre-order it. I’m so glad I’ve added this to my collection – it’s the perfect thing to do when I just need something quick, or to mix in with segments from my other Cathe DVD’s for a truly intense and effective workout. And because it actually has not one, not two, but THREE seperate 30 minute workouts, I’ll never get bored or too comfortable with any of them.

So why am I telling you all of this? Well, a few weeks ago I was honored when Cathe’s newsletter published my Amazingly Creamy Pumpkin Penne as one of their Featured Healthy Recipes! And as if that wasn’t enough, they gave me a generous gift certificate to use in the Cathe Shop. But I figured, why not spread the love?

That’s why I would like to give one lucky reader a chance to HIIT it with Cathe. I really love this DVD, and I think everyone should get to try it out – if you already know and love HIIT, it will be a great item to have at home; and if you’re not sure if your interval training is really HIIT, you’ll get to find out! The only caveat is that this program requires an aerobic step, and because I think it would be a little useless to own the DVD if you don’t already own a step, I have selected an alternative which I think will give you a very similar workout full of intense cardio bursts. (But, I do think an aerobic step is a great investment – if you are thinking of getting one, definitely do it!)  Another member of the Shock Cardio series, Cardio Core Circuit promises to deliver an intense blast of circuits, with the added bonus of core work. I haven’t tried this DVD yet myself, but the description and customer reviews make this sound like a real hardcore challenge – in fact, I will probably make it my next Cathe purchase for myself.

So to recap: the winner of this giveaway will receive their choice of Cathe’s HIIT cardio DVD or Cardio Core Circuit DVD.

And here’s how you’re going to win it. The more comments you leave, the better your chances!

1) Leave a comment here letting me know if you’re already a Cathe follower, and if not, why you’d like to become one.
2) Let me know – do you HIIT it? How often? How do you do it? Inside, outside, what kind of work and how do you time your intervals? Are you a HIIT believer?
3) Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know. 
4) Tweet about this giveaway to your followes and leave a comment letting me know you did.
5) Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here. Again, leave a comment letting me know about that.
6) Find another DVD in the Cathe shop that you’d love to try.
7) Check out my recipe for Pumpkin Penne and tell me what you think about the ingredients. Have you tried cottage cheese in creamy sauces or soups? Is it on your blog? If so, show me! If not, tell me your favorite way to eat cottage cheese.

The deadline for entering the contest is Friday, July 16th. I will announce the winner on July 17th and you’ll let  me know which DVD you’d like. That gives you plenty of time. Go! And good luck!

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119 Responses to “{Giveaway!} Come HIIT it with Me and Cathe!”

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    Mrs. G — July 8, 2010 @ 9:41 pm Reply

    I have never heard of this before! I would like to try it out because I need to loose 15-20 lbs and need something new.

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    capperson — July 8, 2010 @ 9:51 pm Reply

    I hiit one lap and walk one around the track. I could probably do better and do the sprint the long distance and walk the curves!!!

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    Cupcakes and Combat Boots — July 8, 2010 @ 9:53 pm Reply

    I've never heard of Cathe but I'm certainly interested. I recently became addicted to workout DVD's so I'd love to add to my collection!

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    MrsSisler — July 8, 2010 @ 9:57 pm Reply

    I haven't tried Cathe videos, but I have done some HIIT running with a trainer. I loved it & pushed myself harder than I could have every thought possible. I'd love to try this DVD because I work out a lot at home and would love to add something new & challenging to my rotation!

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    Kira — July 8, 2010 @ 10:29 pm Reply

    I am not a Cathe follower, but I've heard all about the benefits of HIIT exercise and haven't tried it yet.

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    Kira — July 8, 2010 @ 10:29 pm Reply

    I follow you on Twitter also!

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    Kira — July 8, 2010 @ 10:30 pm Reply

    I do not HIIT it. I keep meaning to try by using the Arc-Trainer or trying it on the treadmill. That would make it easier to time the intervals.

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    Kira — July 8, 2010 @ 10:31 pm Reply

    I've even tried the pumpkin penne and thought it was delicious! http://foodallaputtanesca.blogspot.com/2009/10/creamy-pumpkin-penne.html

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    beeskneeslife — July 8, 2010 @ 10:40 pm Reply

    Amazingly Creamy Pumpkin Penne has become a staple around here. I was sooo happy my husband liked it since he isn't big on pumpkin. I own Kick Max and before I joined the gym used the blast segment as a perfect HIIT workout. I would love to try more of her stuff!

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    Jamie — July 8, 2010 @ 10:56 pm Reply

    Cathe and HIT sound awesome, I have been looking for a way to mix up my workouts and would love to try this!

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    Jamie — July 8, 2010 @ 10:57 pm Reply

    Um the pumpkin penne recipe sounds amazing, I am going to have to make it soon!

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    nive — July 8, 2010 @ 11:40 pm Reply

    I would love to win this coz my husband and I are looking for a different exercise program that enables us to burn some calories..Thank you for this giveaway!!!ramvinayak_81@rediffmail.com

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    Joanne — July 9, 2010 @ 12:27 am Reply

    Congratulations on your feature chica! That is SO awesome. I've been coveting all of your pumpkin recipes for MONTHS and so I know it must be fantastic. I really do need to make it ASAP.I did a lot of HIIT when I was training for my first marathon. It's SUCH a good workout and always makes me feel like a million dollars. Great giveaway!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — July 9, 2010 @ 1:13 am Reply

    have heard great things about cath from others, need to try her stuff

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — July 9, 2010 @ 1:14 am Reply

    do i hiit? not technically speaking but my entire life is one big HIIT. that's how i roll: high intensity baby

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — July 9, 2010 @ 1:14 am Reply

    twitter follower

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — July 9, 2010 @ 1:14 am Reply

    tweeted

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — July 9, 2010 @ 1:15 am Reply

    cottage cheese and me are not friends. dairy and salt = no go

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    hoosier — July 9, 2010 @ 1:48 am Reply

    I have never tried Cathe, but I love doing HIIT workouts at the track! This would be great to try.

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    webmailaddress2 — July 9, 2010 @ 2:49 am Reply

    I had never heard of Cathe before, but this HIIT sounds promising. I'm a gym rat, so this could be right up my alley!

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    webmailaddress2 — July 9, 2010 @ 2:52 am Reply

    Your pumpkin penne recipe sounds delicious! It has so many of my favorite foods in it: pumpkin, pasta, cottage cheese, etc. I think I would like to make some when fall rolls around again!

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    webmailaddress2 — July 9, 2010 @ 2:53 am Reply

    I've also always wanted to get into kickboxing, so MMA Kickbox sounds good too.

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    yumventures — July 9, 2010 @ 11:50 am Reply

    I've been attempting HIIT on the treadmill, but these DVDs look great! I've never heard of Cathe but I'm sure I'd be a fan!

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    Katie — July 9, 2010 @ 12:48 pm Reply

    I live by my workout DVD collection but would love to add that one DVD that you know you've gotten in as great a workout as you could possibly get anywhere–this seems like the one!

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    Katie — July 9, 2010 @ 12:49 pm Reply

    Also, I do HIIT but it's usually of my own creation on the elliptical. Have never done it in an aerobics style before and would love to try it.

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    Tasha — July 9, 2010 @ 1:55 pm Reply

    I work out at home during my son's naps, but intense cardio is definitely lacking in my collection of DVDs. I havn't heard of HIIT or Cathe before, but this sounds like just what I need!

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    Tasha — July 9, 2010 @ 2:04 pm Reply

    I have tried the Pumpkin Penne before and we really liked it. I usually don't use cottage cheese in recipes too much just because it makes my husband sad to see his absolute favorite snack being used up. In our house, our favorite way to eat cottage cheese is simply scooped up with stone wheat crackers.

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    Colleen — July 9, 2010 @ 2:07 pm Reply

    I've never done a Cathe DVD, but am always looking for challenging at home workouts!

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    A — July 9, 2010 @ 2:08 pm Reply

    I've never done one but I need more workout dvds! :)

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    A — July 9, 2010 @ 2:08 pm Reply

    I follow you on twitter! (@mrsgoose!)

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    Colleen — July 9, 2010 @ 2:10 pm Reply

    I'd love to try the Muscle Max DVD too!

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    lovestoeat — July 9, 2010 @ 2:22 pm Reply

    i do HIIT after i lift..ususally 15-20 mins on the tredmill for a great cardio workout that leaves me drained but feeling great.also in my spin class we do several HIIT songs, not tech HIIT but enough to leave you drained and strong!

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    lovestoeat — July 9, 2010 @ 2:23 pm Reply

    i am not a cathe follower yet but one of my girlfriends does one of her workouts every single day and she loooks amazing, hope i win so i can start too! great giveaway

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    lovestoeat — July 9, 2010 @ 2:25 pm Reply

    you are linked on my blog now..the post will show up tomorrow! love your blog!

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    lovestoeat — July 9, 2010 @ 2:26 pm Reply

    wow these dvds look great..would love to try that workouthttp://shop.cathe.com/STS_40_DVD_Series_p/741.htm

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    lovestoeat — July 9, 2010 @ 2:30 pm Reply

    mmm the pumpkin penne looks great. i use cottage cheese in my lasagna often and in some mexican baked recipes and find it works great and lowers the fat and calorie count without compromising taste and texture. it adds just the right amount of creaminess, taste and texture. cant wait to try your recipe!! thanks for sharing!

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    Cassie — July 9, 2010 @ 2:33 pm Reply

    I am always on the lookout for new good workout videos. I love doing interval training to keep the body guessing and the heart pumping.

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    Ashlee — July 9, 2010 @ 2:57 pm Reply

    I'm not a Cathe follower, but I love HIIT so I might give it a try!

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    Ashlee — July 9, 2010 @ 2:58 pm Reply

    I do HIIT! I do sprints on the treadmill or outside to songs (or portions of songs) and then I also do some cardio circuit training DVDs already (Jillian)

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    Ashlee — July 9, 2010 @ 2:58 pm Reply

    I love your Pumpkin Penne! I think cottage cheese is an excellent cream sub in pasta.

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    madirishwoman — July 9, 2010 @ 3:12 pm Reply

    I love your blog in general! I haven't tried Cathe but I would love to give it a shot. I am always looking for something new to add to my workouts. – Meg (fn madirishwoman)

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    PhD Underground — July 9, 2010 @ 3:18 pm Reply

    Looks like a great workout! I want to try it.

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    Nina — July 9, 2010 @ 4:26 pm Reply

    I have the Cathe Basic Step DVD. It came with my step. I think she's great and I would love to try more of her DVDs.

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    Nina — July 9, 2010 @ 4:27 pm Reply

    I've never done HIIT. It sounds like a great workout. I really want to try it.

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    Cupcakes and Combat Boots — July 9, 2010 @ 4:27 pm Reply

    So after reading your blog about this I tried an at-home HIIT workout on my treadmill. I did sprints for 1 minute and walked for 2 minutes. It was a great workout in a shorter amount of time! Thanks for that! I'm definitely going to incorporate more HIIT into my work outs!

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    Cupcakes and Combat Boots — July 9, 2010 @ 4:33 pm Reply

    I would love to try ANY of Cathe's DVD's on her website but the Intensity Series really caught my eye! I'm so glad you brought her DVD's to my attention!!

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    Cupcakes and Combat Boots — July 9, 2010 @ 4:39 pm Reply

    I'll admit I'm hesitant to try the Pumpkin Penne recipe because I once tried a similar Rachael Ray pumpkin penne recipe and was sorely disappointed. However, everyone is raving over yours so maybe I'll give it a shot! :)

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    ChubbyNewlywed — July 9, 2010 @ 4:40 pm Reply

    I have heard really good things about HIIT and definitely want to try one of these dvds!

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    ChubbyNewlywed — July 9, 2010 @ 4:43 pm Reply

    Aside from using it as a replacement for ricotta cheese in a stuffed shells recipe (FAIL!) I have never cooked with cottage cheese. Your penne recipe makes me want to try it, though.

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    Neena — July 9, 2010 @ 5:08 pm Reply

    I've not heard of Cathe, but I have been using HIIT in my workouts- usually by jump roping and other made-up plyo mixes, or just running/walking around my hilly neighborhood. I'm excited to "meet" Cathe. Thanks for sharing. PS I have all the ingredients for the Pumpkin Penne and will be making it pronto. Thanks again!!

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    Kristen — July 9, 2010 @ 10:30 pm Reply

    Great giveaway!! I've never done any of the Cathe dvds, but they sound right up my alley!! I definitely believe in the power of HIIT workouts, and they make you feel so powerful (and pooped). I'd love to add this to my collection, way to get the word out that there is way more effective and fun ways to get a great workout!

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    Bridget — July 9, 2010 @ 11:55 pm Reply

    Leaving multiple comments feels greedy. But I'm going to do it anyway. This is the first I've heard of Cathe. But, for convenience and time reasons, I've been doing all of my workouts at home lately and just bought a couple of my first exercise DVDs (both by Jillian Michaels). This would be a great addition to my current routine.

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    Bridget — July 9, 2010 @ 11:58 pm Reply

    I don't HIIT, but I've been feeling like I need to add something like that to my workout routine. Your description of maximizing weight loss while building muscle in the minimal amount of time is exactly what I want right now.

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    Bridget — July 10, 2010 @ 12:00 am Reply

    I've made your pumpkin penne. It was the first time I'd used cottage cheese in a cream sauce, and I thought it worked really well. I'm looking forward to trying it again in the fall when I start thinking about pumpkin all the time.

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    Bridget — July 10, 2010 @ 12:01 am Reply

    I already follow you on twitter. Does that count?

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    Bridget — July 10, 2010 @ 12:08 am Reply

    It looks like the Shock Cardio series would be the best fit for me. I'm trying to squeeze in 30-40 minute workouts before work.

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    katiehealthforthewholeself — July 10, 2010 @ 12:10 pm Reply

    Great giveaway, Cara! I'm not familiar with this DVD but would love to add it to my collection. It sounds like an amazing workout!

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    "B" — July 10, 2010 @ 12:14 pm Reply

    I've never heard of Cathe before, but I'd love to give her a try. I'm a Jillian fanatic but there's always room for more wonderful trainers!!!-Bran

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    katiehealthforthewholeself — July 10, 2010 @ 12:14 pm Reply

    Also, your pumpkin penne recipe was one of the first ones I tried – and it is amazing! I had never thought to use cottage cheese like that before, but it worked so well! Unfortunately I made it long before I started my blog, so no photos or recap…but that's just a reason to make it again! :)

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    Julie — July 10, 2010 @ 7:42 pm Reply

    I've never done any Cathe workouts before. I'm doing the couch to 5K which is sort of HIIT, but not quite. I'd love to try it though. I've lost 35 pounds so far but I still have a ways to go.

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    Julie — July 10, 2010 @ 7:47 pm Reply

    Whoops, I sort of answered the HIIT question in my previous comment about Cathe. I do couch to 5K which is interval, but probably wouldn't be considered high intensity since the runs are not sprints.

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    Julie — July 10, 2010 @ 7:52 pm Reply

    The Drill Max DVD looks like a great workout.

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    Julie — July 10, 2010 @ 7:58 pm Reply

    The penne recipe looks awesome! I actually have it on my list to make this fall when I get some pumpkin. I have cooked with cottage cheese before, but just in lasagna.

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    Kerstin — July 11, 2010 @ 7:48 pm Reply

    I haven't heard of HIIT before, but it sounds like an incredible workout! I've been trying to do more interval training when I run though. Great giveaway :)

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    Nikki — July 12, 2010 @ 12:56 am Reply

    I'm not currently a Cathe follower, but I wouldn't mind becoming one! I'm always looking for new workouts to try (currently doing NROLFW).

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    Nikki — July 12, 2010 @ 12:59 am Reply

    I occasionally do HIIT, usually once a week or so. I mix it in with my regular running training as my speed work. I will do it on the track or treadmill – usually 2:1 intervals. So 2 minutes comfortable, 1 minute all out. I actually do think it has helped improve my pace!

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    Nikki — July 12, 2010 @ 1:01 am Reply

    There are a bunch of other DVDs that sound good, but I would also want to try the Butts and Guts DVD

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    Nikki — July 12, 2010 @ 1:04 am Reply

    I've made your pumpkin penne and blogged about it! I love the idea to use cottage cheese as the base for cream sauces – awesome!http://thingsthatmakeyougommmmmm.blogspot.com/2009/11/creamy-pumpkin-penne.html

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    Aimee — July 12, 2010 @ 5:08 pm Reply

    I've heard a LOT about Cathe, and am interested in trying her DVDs. I need a new one!

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    Stacey — July 12, 2010 @ 8:37 pm Reply

    I am getting ready for a big career change next month and know my workout time isn't going to be what it is now. I'll definitely have to cut back on the duration of my workouts and concentrate on intensity. This would be perfect for when I can't make it to the gym and just need a quick/intense home workout.

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    Stacey — July 12, 2010 @ 8:39 pm Reply

    I try to HIT it a few times a week to balance with my lifting and my MS150 training. I've learned that treamills are not to be despised, but HIT! :) I had a super intense 3mi interval run before I lifted this morning. I loved it!

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    Stacey — July 12, 2010 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I would love a kickboxing Cathe DVD. It looks like a great way to get some frustration out and get a kickass workout in at the same time!

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    Stacey — July 12, 2010 @ 8:45 pm Reply

    Pumpkin Penne…. I made it once and didn't like it. I don't think it was your recipe, but the kind of pumpkin I used. The punpkin flavor was just off. I used organic canned pumpkin because during "the great pumpkin outage of 2009" my grocery store was all out of their brand and Libby's. So I paid over $3 for a can of pumpkin that smelled gross and tasted worse. I do plan on making it again with good old Libby's when the pumpkin mood strikes again. I do think the cottage cheese in the sauce is genius though. Love that!

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    Valerie — July 12, 2010 @ 8:58 pm Reply

    I am not a Cathe follower -yet-, but I did work with a personal trainer for a time, and he followed the same sort of philosophy. All I know is that I got in super shape very quickly doing High Intensity a couple times a week combined with my regular workouts. I need to get back into that habit!

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    Valerie — July 12, 2010 @ 9:03 pm Reply

    I haven't tried the Pumpkin Penne – I think an earlier poster mentioned that it was difficult to find pumpkin during the last holiday season. I will have to try to look again, because I think my hubs would love that recipe.However, I have a well-worn Mac&Cheese recipe that uses low fat or fat free cottage cheese and it works so well! I normally don't like cottage cheese, but that Mac&Cheese is my go-to recipe for bringing a dish to a party, so now I have it in the fridge on a semi-regular basis.

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    Bridget — July 13, 2010 @ 1:45 pm Reply

    I am not a Cathe follower yet!! If it's good enough for you, it must be awesome!

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    Bridget — July 13, 2010 @ 1:47 pm Reply

    I do HIIT it sometimes, I actually prefer interval workouts! I should really be doing it more often though. Definitnely makes the time go by faster…inside and outside. If I'm running outside I like to sprint to a nearby telephone pole or something :)

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    Bridget — July 13, 2010 @ 1:47 pm Reply

    I already follow you on twitter!!

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    Bridget — July 13, 2010 @ 1:48 pm Reply

    I do remember seeing when yuo first posted that Pumpkin Penne recipe and I thought it was genious! I can't wait to make it this fall! I usually dont like cottage cheese, but I did make an Ellie KRieger recipe for a baked pasta dish taht had cottage cheese in it and it worked really well, I loved it!

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    Elina — July 13, 2010 @ 3:17 pm Reply

    Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway (I'm obviously a little short on blog reading lately!). I've been actually thinking about investing in the HIIT dvds but they are so expensive. I don't follow Cathy yet but would love to be able to fit an intense workout at home. Sometimes going to the gym seems like such a chore…

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    Elina — July 13, 2010 @ 3:20 pm Reply

    My last long comment didn't stick. :( So here is a summary: I think I HIIT it when I take bootcamp classes at the gym but haven't done much outside of it when I can't make it to class. This would be great!

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    Elina — July 13, 2010 @ 3:22 pm Reply

    Cross Train Xpress DVD sounds pretty great too. :)

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    Elina — July 13, 2010 @ 3:23 pm Reply

    I've never tried cottage cheese in creamy sauces. It scares me a bit although I do love cc. Just eating it plain is my favorite :)

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    Brooke — July 14, 2010 @ 12:25 am Reply

    Great giveaway! :)You know I am a huge Cathe fan. I haven't gotten a new DVD of hers in quite some time, so I would love one of the new HIIT workouts!

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    Brandi — July 14, 2010 @ 12:35 pm Reply

    I've never tried anything of hers, but I have heard GREAT things. One of my friends swears by her videos, so I"d love to try one!

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    Brandi — July 14, 2010 @ 12:35 pm Reply

    I've never done HIIT, but I've been seeing it everywhere lately!

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    Brandi — July 14, 2010 @ 12:36 pm Reply

    Her Intensity series sounds awesome!

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    Brandi — July 14, 2010 @ 12:37 pm Reply

    I LOVE using cottage cheese and / or lowfat ricotta in creamy pasta dishes. You don't need much to make the sauce smooth and creamy!

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    Junghwa — July 14, 2010 @ 5:13 pm Reply

    i love HIIT workouts!

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    renee — July 15, 2010 @ 2:30 am Reply

    HIIT workouts are great and very effective. I have not heard of Cathe's workouts as I do one from Beachbody called TurboFire which includes HIIT, kickboxing,etc. Tons of fun. I have included my journey with this program at http://www.reneeschnuerle.com

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    Taylor — July 15, 2010 @ 1:11 pm Reply

    The pumpkin penne looks amazing! I love the chicken sausage… I have used cottage cheese in baked ziti before and it turned out delicious so it has worked for me!

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    *Naomi* — July 15, 2010 @ 11:20 pm Reply

    i LOVE CATHE!! being a personal trainer, she is such a great role model for me, she works hard and her dvd's are so kick as*!! i would love to try her DVD!

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    *Naomi* — July 15, 2010 @ 11:21 pm Reply

    heck yes I do HIIT all the time! i do it on the treadmill ( I have the workouts on my blog) and currently doing INSANITY which is all HIIT workouts!

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    *Naomi* — July 15, 2010 @ 11:21 pm Reply

    i would love to try her STS strength dvd;s!

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    *Naomi* — July 15, 2010 @ 11:22 pm Reply

    i follow you on twitter!!

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    *Naomi* — July 15, 2010 @ 11:23 pm Reply

    I tweeted!

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    *Naomi* — July 15, 2010 @ 11:24 pm Reply

    cottage cheese sounds like a great way to make a sauce creamy and proteon packed without all of the fat! I love cottage cheese and eat it every single day! I like it simple with some cinnamon and blueberries!!

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    *Naomi* — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    cottage cheese sounds like a great way to make a sauce creamy and proteon packed without all of the fat! I love cottage cheese and eat it every single day! I like it simple with some cinnamon and blueberries!!

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    *Naomi* — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    i would love to try her STS strength dvd;s!

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    renee — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    HIIT workouts are great and very effective. I have not heard of Cathe's workouts as I do one from Beachbody called TurboFire which includes HIIT, kickboxing,etc. Tons of fun. I have included my journey with this program at http://www.reneeschnuerle.com

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    katiehealthforthewholeself — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    Also, your pumpkin penne recipe was one of the first ones I tried – and it is amazing! I had never thought to use cottage cheese like that before, but it worked so well! Unfortunately I made it long before I started my blog, so no photos or recap…but that's just a reason to make it again! :)

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    Bridget — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    It looks like the Shock Cardio series would be the best fit for me. I'm trying to squeeze in 30-40 minute workouts before work.

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    Bridget — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    I've made your pumpkin penne. It was the first time I'd used cottage cheese in a cream sauce, and I thought it worked really well. I'm looking forward to trying it again in the fall when I start thinking about pumpkin all the time.

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    Kristen — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    Great giveaway!! I've never done any of the Cathe dvds, but they sound right up my alley!! I definitely believe in the power of HIIT workouts, and they make you feel so powerful (and pooped). I'd love to add this to my collection, way to get the word out that there is way more effective and fun ways to get a great workout!

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    Cupcakes and Combat Boots — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    So after reading your blog about this I tried an at-home HIIT workout on my treadmill. I did sprints for 1 minute and walked for 2 minutes. It was a great workout in a shorter amount of time! Thanks for that! I'm definitely going to incorporate more HIIT into my work outs!

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    PhD Underground — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    Looks like a great workout! I want to try it.

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    Cassie — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    I am always on the lookout for new good workout videos. I love doing interval training to keep the body guessing and the heart pumping.

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    lovestoeat — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    wow these dvds look great..would love to try that workouthttp://shop.cathe.com/STS_40_DVD_Series_p/741.htm

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    Colleen — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    I'd love to try the Muscle Max DVD too!

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    Tasha — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    I have tried the Pumpkin Penne before and we really liked it. I usually don't use cottage cheese in recipes too much just because it makes my husband sad to see his absolute favorite snack being used up. In our house, our favorite way to eat cottage cheese is simply scooped up with stone wheat crackers.

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    webmailaddress2 — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    I had never heard of Cathe before, but this HIIT sounds promising. I'm a gym rat, so this could be right up my alley!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    cottage cheese and me are not friends. dairy and salt = no go

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    do i hiit? not technically speaking but my entire life is one big HIIT. that's how i roll: high intensity baby

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    Joanne — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    Congratulations on your feature chica! That is SO awesome. I've been coveting all of your pumpkin recipes for MONTHS and so I know it must be fantastic. I really do need to make it ASAP.I did a lot of HIIT when I was training for my first marathon. It's SUCH a good workout and always makes me feel like a million dollars. Great giveaway!

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    Jamie — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    Cathe and HIT sound awesome, I have been looking for a way to mix up my workouts and would love to try this!

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    Kira — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    I do not HIIT it. I keep meaning to try by using the Arc-Trainer or trying it on the treadmill. That would make it easier to time the intervals.

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    Kira — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    I am not a Cathe follower, but I've heard all about the benefits of HIIT exercise and haven't tried it yet.

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    MrsSisler — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    I haven't tried Cathe videos, but I have done some HIIT running with a trainer. I loved it & pushed myself harder than I could have every thought possible. I'd love to try this DVD because I work out a lot at home and would love to add something new & challenging to my rotation!

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    capperson — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    I hiit one lap and walk one around the track. I could probably do better and do the sprint the long distance and walk the curves!!!

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