Just One of Those Days

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That a girl goes through….


You know… today was just one of those days, as Mondays usually are! Not to be a Negative Nancy or a Debbie Downer (who are those losers, anyways)!  I did have some wonderful mid-day snacks….


Like an apple with some PB….


And right before we went to the gym, I had a sample Jocalat (100 calorie size).  I tried the Mint flavor a while back and did NOT like it, but I really loved the Chocolate Hazelnut flavor!  I think the smaller portion made it more likeable — it’s a very strong flavor and a little goes a long way.


The gym was a disaster!  I forgot my knee sleeves and my iPod died within two minutes of arriving.  I managed to jog on the treadmill for 5 minutes and used the elliptical for another 15 before my knee started to make a funny popping sound and I gave up.


I lifted weights instead.  I did bicep curps, tricep pushdowns, dual pulley rows, Arnold lifts, and…. I did ab work!  Can you believe it? If you haven’t noticed, I never. ever. ever. do ab work.  I seriously hate crunches, planks, bicycle crunches…. everything!  But, today, I did 90 bicycle crunches and two 30-second planks. Woo hooo!


Here are my statistics:


  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Average Heart Rate: 111 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 175 bpm
  • Calories Burned: 165


Dinner with simple and protein-packed.  I made Spaghetti Bolognese with ground turkey.


My rule with pasta is that I always balance it out with an equally large portion of veggies or salad.


I had a yummy spinach salad with a tomato, carrot, and a few raw broc trees.


Time to work on the holistic supplement website! Launch has been pushed back until Thursday so we can work out a few bugs and have it working PERFECTLY when we go live. 🙂


What’s your least favorite exercise? Mine is definitely ab work.  I’d rather run 10 miles than do 100 sit ups.



  • Erica November 10, 2008, 7:42 pm

    I love your vegi/pasta rule! That is a great rule of thumb!

    Least favorite workout- other than pushups I hate almost all shoulder exercises

  • Oh She Glows November 10, 2008, 7:43 pm

    oh my god I almost spit out my water when I read your comment ‘who are those losers anyways!?’….LOL!!!! I love your sense of humour. 😀

    So now that I know how much you hate ab work- does this mean you hated my ab post the other day? lol….jk…I’ll forgive you. 😉

    Mine would have to be stretching!!! I’d rather run 10 miles than stretch. Its sickening.

  • Kath November 10, 2008, 7:47 pm

    Your dinner looks so good!! I get HUGE cravings for spaghetti with meat sauce sometimes.

  • Halie November 10, 2008, 7:56 pm

    What a bummer about less than great gym experience…oh well.

    My least favorite workout would have to me leg exercises – but I think I have the wrong idea about them. I have a very muscular build and I always felt that if I did stuff like squats, my legs would get huge! But I’ve recently decided I was wrong to think that.

    I also don’t like ab work 🙂

  • Meg November 10, 2008, 8:00 pm

    Dinner looks delicious! I didn’t like the chocolate mint, but the chocolate hazelnut was quite tasty!

  • Krista November 10, 2008, 8:06 pm

    Ab work is my least favorite!

    Thanks for the review on the Lara Bar. I just bought the hazelnut one and have been a little chicken to try it! :~)

  • Laura November 10, 2008, 8:17 pm

    Good luck with the website! How exciting for you guys! 🙂

    I hate ab work too, and I know it’s because my abs are weak and I suck at the exercises. That should make me want to do them more, but that’s just not the case.

  • greendogwine November 10, 2008, 8:23 pm

    I tagged you in the “7 interesting things” that is being passed around! 🙂 Don’t feel like you have to do it! 🙂 Just wanted to let you know!

  • runningwithfood November 10, 2008, 8:24 pm

    Eww … a popping noise isn’t good! Glad you listened to your body and switched to weights.

    I can’t really think of an exercise I dread doing … at the moment. That will probably all change when I’m doing weights tomorrow! Ha!

    Have a great night, girly!

  • strongandhealthy November 10, 2008, 8:27 pm

    My least favorite workout is my back. I think it’s so uncomfortable laying on my stomach and lifting my arms and legs like I’m flying. Seriously, not fun!

  • just me November 10, 2008, 8:28 pm

    bummer about the workout; just one of those days…lol.

    and what do i hate? i hate strength training and had never done it before i started the blog…i still do it, but i hate it…cause it makes me look buff. LOL.

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina November 10, 2008, 8:59 pm

    my least fav exercise is getting to the gym hahaha!

    hope you feel better pretty lady

  • Amanda November 10, 2008, 9:11 pm

    I’m not a fan of shoulder exercises because I hurt my rotator cuff 5 years ago and never fixed it… so, my shoulders aren’t strong at all and I have to use very light weights to do the exercises!

    I LOVE ab exercises though. 🙂 I do ab work every single day.

  • Tammy (A Wedding Story) November 10, 2008, 9:12 pm

    I’d have to agree with the ab work — there are just so many complicated exercises — who can remember them all? I keep it simple and do crunches and leg raises, and they definitely work the abs! But yeah, that burning sensation in the tummy region is not so fun. 🙂

  • amanda November 10, 2008, 9:13 pm

    I really dislike pushups because they’re really hard and for some reason, I feel really funny doing them at the gym in public.

    I also really dislike the bike unless it’s spinning class … I can’t motivate myself to go that fast unless I’ve got an instructor yelling at me!!

    I hear ya on the frustrating gym experience today – mine was just SO CROWDED and every machine I wanted was taken. grrrr

  • HangryPants November 10, 2008, 9:17 pm

    Sorry about the gym, but popping knees…scary! You need some of future’s hubbie’s accupunture. 😀

    Hope tomorrow is better, Caitlin.

  • jenngirl November 10, 2008, 9:52 pm

    I love big salads when I eat spaghetti, pasta, etc…it’s like you can FEEL the balance 🙂

    I don’t hate ab work, but it is definitely the thing I always seem to neglect. I am super fickle when it comes to exercise, one day it’s cardio, one day it’s weights…I NEVER hate spin though 😉

  • BOBBI McCORMICK November 10, 2008, 9:55 pm

    ha! I hate weights!!!!!

  • Suzanne November 10, 2008, 11:15 pm

    I abhor running. Really and truly. I love ab work. Because I dislike traditional cardio (indoors or out, name a machine-hate it), I try to make my core work cardio by putting on a playlist and doing bicycle crunches til I’m winded and can do no more. I can do about fifteen minutes straight of bicycle crunches so I figure that’s 15 mins of cardio-ish, right? 🙂 After the 15 minute bike on my back session, I usually immediately flip over for planks. 3 sets of 3 minutes each. and bam a 25 minute workout that’s decent in intensity and short on time.

  • monica November 11, 2008, 12:25 am

    Dude, LOVE the spaghetti bolognese! Love your rule about pasta/veggies – it’s my rule too. Your pictures are gorgeous. I just found your blog through Jenna’s. Love it. Added to my blogroll.

  • livelaughlyss November 11, 2008, 12:39 am

    de-lurking myself to say hello and tell you that i LOVE your blog! it’s teaching me to be healthier, and i can’t thank you enough!

    my least favorite exercise would most definitely be weights. i have no formal training, and i never feel like i can see results from lifting!

    have a great tuesday!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 11, 2008, 4:29 am

    sorry about the workout mess, I hate that happen, without music it’s so hard! but you managed to have a good one.
    And very good strategy to have equal size of pasta and salad… I try to not over-eat in pasta because it makes me want to sleep, but sometimes the small portion can’t satisfy my belly, so a salad would be perfect!

  • VeggieGirl November 11, 2008, 4:56 am

    Hang in there Caitlin!!!

    My least favorite exercise = squats.

  • D10 November 11, 2008, 5:31 am

    I am with you on ab work. I have never liked doing it. Smart move not pushing things with your knee.

  • Caitlin November 11, 2008, 5:42 am

    im glad im not the only one who HATES ab work!

    suzanne – i wish i had your attitude!!!

    monica – thanks!!!

    livelaughlyss – thanks for delurking 🙂 that was a sweet comment and you made my morning!!

  • lauren November 11, 2008, 6:09 am

    had forgot about that song! good one. and I am right there with you – I despise doing abs.

  • MacDuff November 11, 2008, 8:30 am

    Why is everyone hating on ab work? I LOVE IT. It’s the only thing that gives me results within 72 hours. I broke my rib and for the first time in 17 years, I couldn’t do my 500 crunches every morning. I WAS PISSED.

    Glad you’re feeling better. Your website is awesome, you’re in stellar shape, and you’re marrying the man of your dreams. Just take some deep breaths and get through the little stuff. You rock!

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) November 11, 2008, 1:11 pm

    My least favorite exercise is squats. Ugh! I hate leg related things.

    Also, I hate to be touched while sleeping! I’m not a snuggler at all while sleeping. You stay on your side and I’ll stay on mine! 😀

  • Jordan November 11, 2008, 8:05 pm

    I can’t find those Jocolat bars anyyywhere… But I’ve heard mixed reviews, so I’m not toooo sad =P

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