Look how I found Maggie sleeping this afternoon:


Haha! Her body was jammed into the crack of the couch.  Don’t worry, I freed her!


Lunch was AMAZING today!  Of course, I had to dig into the special shipment of Amy’s Kitchen products I received this morning.  Although all the products look tasty, I wanted something on the lighter side so I chose:


Amy’s Indian Samosa Wrap, which I heated in the oven per the instructions.  I served it with a nice crispy salad.


Now, the only samosas I’ve had were at Indian restaurants as appetizers.  They are typically fried, but this samosa was a yummy, crispy wrap


My previous experiences with frozen foods led me to believe this would be soggy, but it wasn’t!  And the filling was rich and flavorful.  I was very impressed.  I checked my grocery store this afternoon to see if they carried these (that’s how much I liked them!) and although I didn’t see this flavor, I did spot some Amy’s Burritos… Yay!


After lunch + more work, I had a snack:


Nature’s Path Organic Flax Path Pumpkin Raisin Crunch with skim milk.


And once that snack settled I drove to the gym for a nice, non-impact workout.  🙂


Running Hiatus Workout #8


First, I did my strength moves.


  • 20 regular push-ups
  • 60 bicycle crunches
  • 10 plank to push ups
  • 15 leg extension with sit ups – right side
  • 15 leg extension with sit ups – left side


And then I jumped in the pool! 


  • 20 laps (1,000 meters) in 30 minutes 


One aspects of swimming that I’m really getting into is the fact that… I suck at swimming!  And that’s so motivating to me. This is something that I can focus on, train for, and (hopefully) improve at!


Green Monster!


My post-workout snack was inspiration by Angela at Oh She Glows:


If you are not reading Angela’s blog, you are missing out! It’s in my top three favorite blogs actually! :)  My green smoothies never taste that great, and hers look fantastic, so I looked up her recipes and followed the simplest one to the T.


My Green Monster contained:


  • 1 cup Almond Breeze (unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon milled flax seeds
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 banana
  • ice


So delish! Seriously, I inhaled this smoothie.  One of the things I’ve noticed about my diet lately is that I’m falling back into my yogurt/granola and cereal TRAP.  I eat WAYYY too much granola and cereal, and I don’t like the way processed foods like that make me feel, so I’m going to try to eat more of these healthy green smoothies.  I heart fruits and veggies! 🙂


On that note, my dehydrator is about to get a workout.  I just bought so much fruit to dehydrate and I can’t wait to see what happens!  Stay tuned.


Have a wonderful Friday!



  • Runeatrepeat April 24, 2009, 1:45 pm

    I am in the same cereal/granola trap!!! I should try to avoid it for a while…

  • Moran April 24, 2009, 1:46 pm

    Maggie is adorable!
    I love the cereals + yogurt combo, I must have it twice a day.

  • greendogwine April 24, 2009, 1:50 pm

    LOL – how did Maggie even get wedged that far in?? that’s what i find funny! 🙂

  • niecy April 24, 2009, 2:01 pm

    I’m definitely in love with the yogurt/granola combo too! I talk myself into eating something else (w/more veggies, less carbs) and then I end up still eating the yogurt and granola because it is what I crave, lol. I’m gonna have to try the Green Monsters!!

    I am always so jealous when I hear people talking about swimming as their workout. I’m embarrassed to say that I am 23 yrs old and don’t know how to swim. 🙁 It’s such a great workout and being in the water is fun, but I just sink, lol. Keep up the great work (out)! 😛

  • Life Coach Jen April 24, 2009, 2:14 pm

    I’m gonna have to try a green monster one day. Maybe.

  • Christina April 24, 2009, 2:23 pm

    I just remembered some dehydrator recipes i saw on a blog a while ago and searched up the link:


    The last two recipes use a dehydrator – blueberry “candies” and all-natural fruit roll ups.

    You should definitely try the blueberry one! Sounds like a good snack food.

  • Thinspired April 24, 2009, 2:24 pm

    That Almond Breeze has totally transformed my green monsters, too! Yogurt and granola is so addicting, but I’ve been trying to do more smoothies lately and I swear they are helping my sweet tooth.

  • redheadedjournal April 24, 2009, 2:26 pm

    Amy’s seriously makes the most amazing products. I need to try a green smoothie! They are taking over the blog world!

  • Leanne April 24, 2009, 2:26 pm

    I LOVE everything Amy’s that I’ve ever tried! Never had that burrito though, I’ll have to look out for it!

  • carolinebee April 24, 2009, 2:27 pm

    hahah that maggie picture is awesome 😀

  • Joy April 24, 2009, 2:54 pm

    mmm, definitely try out the burritos sometime, the black bean and the bean and cheese are the only 2 i’ve tried but they are SO good.. great for a quick lunch or dinner paired with a salad

  • Briana April 24, 2009, 2:55 pm

    Pumpkin raisin cereal? Now, I need to get myself some of that. I also eat cereal a lot, I mean what’s not to love about it? Good luck with the dehydrator, I’ve though about getting one but I don’t know if I’d actually use that. Let us know how it goes 🙂

  • Mica April 24, 2009, 2:57 pm

    Poor trapped Maggie! Don’t let her get stuck in the dehydrator!

  • Run Sarah April 24, 2009, 3:06 pm

    I love green monsters – I need to try adding flax to mine too! That samosa looks delicious and fresh, I need to see if we have any here.

  • Brandi April 24, 2009, 3:23 pm

    that picture of maggie is so funny!

    glad you had a good workout and good green smoothie! I love them.

  • greenbean April 24, 2009, 3:26 pm

    i’ve got the feeling that Amy’s and Excalibur will be sponsors at the summit! 🙂

  • Oh She Glows April 24, 2009, 3:39 pm

    yay I love it!!!

    I’m SO relieved that you like it because the SKIN REGIME im doing up for you includes them. haha.

    I cant wait to see how you like the fruit dehydrator- Ive got one on my list!

  • Erin April 24, 2009, 3:51 pm

    I love your puppies. Can I have them please? JK! Please keep posting cute pics. I heart them. Keep Rockin it Caitlin!

  • K from ksgoodeats April 24, 2009, 3:56 pm

    Have fun with the dehydrator!! Ahh dogs get into the weirdest situations – too cute 🙂

  • Haleigh April 24, 2009, 4:06 pm

    I love the picture of Maggie, she is so cute!! Yum, love Green Monsters.. 🙂 I need to give Almond Breeze a try, I usually just use vanilla soy milk.

  • iowagirleats April 24, 2009, 4:21 pm

    Amy’s burritos are suuuuper good – you should definitely try them!!

  • Help Meghan Run April 24, 2009, 4:31 pm

    I am with you on the granola and cereal…I eat it too much! :/ And I’m glad that green monster recipe worked, I can’t wait to try it.

    Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!
    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  • Meighan April 24, 2009, 4:54 pm

    I swam for 14 years and love it – let me know if you ever want any tips!

    The Amy’s bean and rice wrap (i get non dairy) is AMAZING!!!!

  • Caitlin April 24, 2009, 6:43 pm

    anon – i hope you understand that i do not want my blog to become a place of negativity, whether it is about myself, another blogger, or a commentor. i have a policy of deleting any comments that i feel are negative and unproductive. i respect your opinion, however, my blog is not the appropriate platform for you to express it, nor can i tolerate it. please do not continue to post those kind of remarks, because then i just have to keep deleting them, and i’m sure it is tiresome and annoying for both of us. thank you!

  • Dori April 25, 2009, 7:28 am

    Maggie is SO cute trapped in the couch! Awwwww

  • elise April 25, 2009, 7:55 am

    AMY’s!!!!! that company is golden in my eyes 🙂

  • Kristen's Raw April 25, 2009, 11:46 pm

    Oh! I love green smoothies 🙂 YUM!!!


  • Love, Fitness, Money, More April 28, 2009, 8:57 pm

    I have to say I was quite skeptical of the Green Monster but it’s DELICIOUS!! Mine is slightly different.

    I used : 1 cup light vanilla soy milk; 2 cups raw baby spinach, 1 table spoon roasted whole flax seed, and one banana.

    I usually have a very hard time forcing spinach into my diet since I’m just not a fan, but this will totally work!! Thank you!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 29, 2009, 2:13 am

    love and fitness – ohmy!! glad you liked it!! 🙂

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