Last night I dreamt about The Last Unicorn:


Does anyone else remember that totally awesome yet very sad movie?  Wahhhhh! It made me cry as a kid AND as an adult, too!


10 Minute Strength Routine


I was on the yoga mat within 5 minutes of waking up.  Here’s what I did:


  • 10 leg lifts with V-crunches (each leg)
  • 20 push-ups
  • 100 bicycle crunches
  • 10 plank to push-ups


Some of you have asked how to do leg lifts with V-Crunches and plank to push-ups.   Here’s a little pictorial (I’m still in my PJs and have bed-head, sorry!):


Leg Lifts with V-Crunches


Lift one leg so it is 3 inches above the floor.  Raise up so it is 90 degrees from the floor, crunching up at the same time.


Pretend like there’s an apple under your chin and keep your eyes on the ceiling to prevent neck strain.  Do at least 10 reps and then switch to the other leg.  I learned this move from the 30 Day Shred.


Plank to Push-Ups


Start in plank position.


With your left arm, push up so it is extended. 


Next, push up with your right arm and hold in plank position for a count.


(My butt should be lower in this picture — a straight line).  Hold in plank position for a beat and then lower yourself on your right arm and then left arm into plank position.  Repeat, but start with extending your opposite arm this time.  Repeat at least 10 times (this move is really hard!).  Plank to Push-Ups is also a 30 Day Shred move.




I wanted something fun and different this morning, so I dug into the freezer and pulled out:


A kid’s breakfast to complement the kid movie I dreamt about last week!  I had 1 of Amy’s Kitchen Toaster Pops, which are suppose to be like healthy pop tarts.  But, these are healthy — only 150 calories a piece and made with all-organic and vegan ingredients.


They were really delicious, although I was expecting them to be larger.


I had 1 toaster pop plus a bowl of banana, blueberries, and 1/4 cup of Chobani Vanilla Yogurt.


Off to tackle the world!  Have a GREAT DAY!



  • thenoviceberker May 14, 2009, 3:50 am

    Wow, I seriously had no idea that Amy’s made toaster pastries!! That sounds sooo yummy. Must go hit up the grocery store soon. 🙂

    Thanks for the strength move tutorial too! I can’t wait to try the plank to pushups (but I want to try the entire 30-Day Shred soon too, so maybe I oughta just wait and be patient about getting my ass kicked by one of Jillian’s moves)!

  • thechiclife May 14, 2009, 4:01 am

    I do remember that movie! My sister was infatuated with it…I thought it was pretty cool, too. Haven’t seen it in ages, though. The toaster pastry sounds good…I almost picked up some at TJ’s the other day, but didn’t know Amy’s made some, too.

  • Peanuts & Crackerjacks May 14, 2009, 4:01 am

    Good luck with your brutal work week!!! You seem to be hanging in there really well!

  • Zesty Cook May 14, 2009, 4:03 am

    Great tips Caitlin! Good luck tackling the world. I love reading your blog.


  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina May 14, 2009, 4:04 am

    wow you are up so early caitlin!

    I love doing plank to pushups… no matter how often i do them i am always sore after. I like to go plank to pushup starting position, do an actual pushup and then back down. you should try that sometime, your body will be shaking by the time you’re done!

  • Adi ( May 14, 2009, 4:16 am

    Thanks for the exercise pics. I’m going to try that plank to push up one! I’ve always wondered what it actually looks like. 🙂

  • Christina May 14, 2009, 4:40 am

    I loved the Last Unicorn!

    Thanks for posting the pics 🙂 I need to switch up my ab routine soon.

    Have a great day!

  • jewels May 14, 2009, 4:47 am

    Wow I want to try those amys. Good luck with your day!

  • Weight and Meditate May 14, 2009, 5:03 am

    I do remember that movie! I forgot all about it until now, though! Those plank pushups are killer, atleast for me!

  • jenngirl May 14, 2009, 5:31 am

    Great strength moves, I think you are doing such an amazing job fitting in whatever you can to adjust to your new schedule. And strength moves are the BEST!

    Yummy breakfast, I was wondering about those toaster pops…

  • Jenna May 14, 2009, 5:36 am

    I’m not going to lie, I just totally sang along to the Last Unicorn. That was my FAVORITE movie ever when I was a kid—I was seriously off my rocker obsessed.

  • chandra May 14, 2009, 5:43 am

    OMG, Caitlin, The Last Unicorn was my FAVORITE movie as a little girl! I loved horses and unicorns and made my mom rent that move for me almost every week! That and The Little Mermaid are still listed as 2 of my top favorite movies. (Sadly, I think I even wrote that on my facebook or myspace page under the favorite movies section! LOL)

  • Mica May 14, 2009, 5:44 am

    I somehow missed that genius bit of pop culture. I guess I know what I’ll be renting over the summer…

  • Monica May 14, 2009, 6:06 am

    OMG…I have vivid memories of watching The Last Unicorn in second grade, and I cried, a LOT. Which was no fun because none of my classmates cried, I’m sure they thought I was weird. On a happier note, the apple Amy’s toaster pastries are pretty yummy too if you haven’t had them yet! 🙂

  • Adventures in Newlywed May 14, 2009, 6:15 am

    Mmmmm, that breakfast looks delish! I can barely manage blow-drying my hair in the morning…it takes a full face of makeup and a full cup of coffee before I feel like a human 🙂 I’m going to try your strength moves tonight though, after work!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog May 14, 2009, 6:18 am

    Oh my gosh that was my FAVORITE movie when I was little! I would always get it when we went to the video store. Do you know it’s based on a novel? Good stuff 🙂

    nice work out moves! I will def be trying those!

  • Amanda @ Fake Ginger May 14, 2009, 6:30 am

    Best movie ever! No one I know has ever heard of it, like my parents don’t even remember watching it with me! It was so good though. I cried every time.

    I was wondering about the Amy’s toaster pastries. I’m sure they’re delish but things like that never keep me full long.

    Hope you have a good day!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 14, 2009, 6:47 am

    I hope you have a great day!

    I vaguely remember that movie 🙂 It’s funny how the mind works haha

    Toaster pop looks good! Yummy!!

    Great morning routine! Always feels good to get the blood flowing first thing!

  • Graze With Me May 14, 2009, 7:03 am

    I love both those strength moves! I’ve been doing the Shred a lot lately and really like the fact that each level has a unique combination of moves. Jillian rocks.

    Like the healthy pop tart! My fiance used to eat the frosted crappy ones 2 packs at a time until I showed him the calorie counts – he stays away from those little devils now. 🙂

  • runsarah May 14, 2009, 7:43 am

    Those toaster pops look awesome! My fiance loves the Natures Path ones.

  • MacDuff May 14, 2009, 7:43 am

    OH MY GOD I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!!! Honestly, I own it (do not tell anyone that!) and watch it when I get depressed and need to just sit on the couch and be sad. But I LOVE it. Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges…LOVE IT!!!

    Thanks for the ab workout. I just started pilates, so this helps keep me motivated (instead of just lying around in pain).

  • Brandi May 14, 2009, 8:00 am

    I have NEVER seen that movie! I feel like I should have since Rainbow Bright was one of my favorites growing up 🙂

    i like that plank to push up move – i’ve never seen that before. I guess since I haven’t shredded yet 🙂

  • sarah May 14, 2009, 8:11 am

    The Last Unicorn is one of my favorite movies.

  • ali May 14, 2009, 8:14 am

    Those plank pushups are tough. I started doing them with my feet propped on an exercise ball and they are darn near impossible!

  • Missy May 14, 2009, 8:39 am

    Thanks for the pictures of the ab moves! It has only been a few weeks since I last did the Shred and I completely forgot about some of those moves! I need to pop that video back in! Those Amy’s poptarts look great! Oh how I miss frosted poptarts!

  • Bec May 14, 2009, 8:52 am

    Love the kids inspired breakfast. Though just to let you know, there are several pop tarts that are vegan as well, full of sugar but vegan!

  • redheadedjournal May 14, 2009, 9:05 am

    I remember that movie!!

  • K from ksgoodeats May 14, 2009, 9:13 am

    I used to be a Pop Tart teenager!! Every morning for a year that was my breakfast! I’ve never had Amy’s though – maybe I should try it out.

  • April May 14, 2009, 9:22 am

    OMG I used to loove that movie when I was a kid, I watched it over and over again! My friend bought it for me as a joke last Christmas which works since now my niece loves it too! I’ll have to check out those toaster pastries, they look good.

  • Carly May 14, 2009, 9:30 am

    The Last Unicorn is the greatest freaking movie of all time, hands down!

  • happinessawaits May 14, 2009, 11:03 am

    I do those plank to pushup moves and they are killer! You definitely feel it throughout your entire upper body!

    Happiness Awaits

  • Jenny May 14, 2009, 11:55 am

    awesome workouts girl! and i have been dying to try those toaster pastries ever since i saw them on the website – where did you find them?!!

  • Emily May 14, 2009, 2:13 pm

    love the little strength routines!

  • lilveggiepatch May 15, 2009, 9:52 pm

    AH! I’m a little behind on blog reading but I just read this post and I got SO excited… The Last Unicorn was my favorite movie for about 10 years! I have it on VHS… I think I even ordered it on Netflix freshman year of college and made my roommate watch it with me. Yeah.

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