Gigglin’ Through Chair Pose

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Afternoon!  I am just chugging along through the book, wrapping up the last chapter and preparing to do a massive print-out to read everything over! Wahoo!


I took a bunch around 11:30 to do some Yoga Sculpt with the Husband.  It’s a 30 minute program that works up a serious SWEAT.


The Husband has expressed MANY times how he hates being so inflexible.  He can’t even begin to touch his fingertips to the floor (that’s hard, though!).  I like yoga because I feel that it’s a great complement to running.  We have been doing Yoga Sculpt together once a week as a result.


The thing with this particular yoga program is that it is FAST!  And you have to know the poses because it’s really hard to watch the screen while doing the vinyasas.   The Husband is slowly learning the poses and their names and is getting better and better at Yoga Sculpt!  I still giggle under my breath the entire time though; it’s fun to watch your man struggle through a dancing warrior series.  🙂


After yoga, I made lunch:


Veggie burger on Arnold Sandwich Thins with SALSA!  Delish.  How come I never thought of using salsa before?


And baked sweet potato fries:


It’s been a practically perfect morning.  🙂


Back to work I go!



  • Angela (Oh She Glows) December 10, 2009, 12:47 pm

    Eric did the downward dog a few weeks ago and I almost peed myself laughing.
    Sadly he could do it better than me! Damn his 6’2″ limbs.

  • megan December 10, 2009, 12:48 pm

    I would love it if my husband and I could do yoga together! of course, I have to do yoga by myself first probably…maybe someday 🙂

  • Carrie H December 10, 2009, 12:51 pm

    My husband is waaaay more flexible than I am. I’m a runner and he’s a brown belt in martial arts … I always have to ask him to help me stretch with his martial arts routine.

    I sort of asked you this yesterday (sorry to be annoying), but I’m wondering what you think about compression socks. Are they a worthwhile investment? Do you think they actually promote quicker muscle healing? I currently wrap ace bandages around my sore calves when I need to. 😉

    • Caitlin December 10, 2009, 12:54 pm

      oops, sorry if i didnt fully answer the Q yesterday!

      i think recovery socks are definitely worth it. i wear them ALL DAY after long runs and i never have calf pain.

      • Carrie H December 10, 2009, 12:55 pm

        Thanks! I know what I’m asking Santa to bring me for Christmas …

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn December 10, 2009, 12:58 pm

    Are those Dr. Prager’s veggie burgers? Looks like it, I love those!
    I’m currently eating veggie LightLife Smart Sausages (churizo style:
    I highly recommend them! So, so tasty.

    • Caitlin December 10, 2009, 1:04 pm

      yes they are dr.p!

  • caronae December 10, 2009, 1:00 pm

    Chair pose is soooo hard!!!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion December 10, 2009, 1:00 pm

    So cute doing yoga with your hubby!!! Lunch looks tasty! I love salsa on veggie burgers, you what else is good on veggie burgers? Buffalo sauce! Although, I am bias because I love buffalo sauce on EVERYTHING!

  • emily December 10, 2009, 1:01 pm

    I just made sweet potato fries too! 🙂

  • Mel December 10, 2009, 1:02 pm

    I saw someone else asked about the veggie burgers already…Did you make those yourself or are they store bought? They look yummy. I am a veggie burger freak. (:

    • Caitlin December 10, 2009, 1:04 pm

      they are the dr. p brand which i actually do not like so much because they are very soft and squishy.

  • Carolyn December 10, 2009, 1:02 pm

    I wish I could get my husband to do yoga. It’s a no-go.

  • Erica December 10, 2009, 1:02 pm

    Glad to hear the book is coming along so well! How exciting. Josh and I plan to start doing yoga together soon. He requested it as he is totally inflexible too! Great lunchy. Love salsa- I put it on practically everything

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 10, 2009, 1:04 pm

    I don’t know how you even make it thru yoga with your hubby! I have tried and I laugh hysterically the entire time. He is so funny to watch!

  • Vicki December 10, 2009, 1:05 pm

    Congrats on being so close to the end in your book. What an accomplishment!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite December 10, 2009, 1:06 pm

    What a great feeling to almost be complete with you book!

  • Sarah Jayne December 10, 2009, 1:18 pm

    I think i would truly die laughing if I ever saw my boyfriend attempt yoga.

    And the best part is, I just have this feeling he would LOVE it!!

  • Christie @ Honoring Health December 10, 2009, 1:18 pm

    I love doing yoga with my husband too. Except unlike your husband, mine is a freakin yoga rock star and couldn’t care less about it.

  • Ellen December 10, 2009, 1:18 pm

    That’s so cute that you and the hubs do yoga together!!! I need to look into Yoga Sculpt–it sounds like a great, time-efficient workout, which is exactly what I need these days!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels December 10, 2009, 1:23 pm

    hooray on almost being done your book!

  • Karla December 10, 2009, 1:28 pm

    I wish my boyfriend would exercise with me! It’s so cute that you two can do yoga together!

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers December 10, 2009, 1:29 pm

    that’s great that you two can workout together. ryan does a lot of man-weights, so we only really workout together if he wants to come running. at least we enjoy activities like hiking & stuff together!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot) December 10, 2009, 1:30 pm

    Indeed, your morning appears practically perfect. Yoga with the hubby and a tummy full of yummy grubby.

    Those sweet potato fries look so tasty.

  • alli December 10, 2009, 1:32 pm

    salsa makes a yummy salad ‘dressing’, too!
    30 min. sounds like the perfect length. i only have one yoga dvd and it’s 1.5 hours! i’ll have to look into yoga sculpt, but im not sure we have exercise tv. we have fit tv.

  • Suzanne December 10, 2009, 1:35 pm

    I did yoga sculpt the other night and you’re right, it does move really quickly. I’ve had a fair amount of yoga experience and I still felt like I was struggling a bit to keep up. It left me pretty sore the next day, too!

  • Haleigh December 10, 2009, 1:35 pm

    I wish my hubby would do yoga with me!

  • Christy December 10, 2009, 1:36 pm

    I think that’s great that you got your hubby to do yoga with you. I managed to get my hubby to at least stretch after his workouts, but yoga is another story!

  • Shelly December 10, 2009, 1:41 pm

    I love salsa! It’s like healthy ketchup! It’s also kind of my go-to “cheat” veggie. As in “I can totally have black beans and brown rice for a well balanced lunch- I’ll put a bunch of salsa on top and call it a veggie!”

  • MelissaNibbles December 10, 2009, 1:45 pm

    You should put pics of the hubby doing yoga on here. Maybe it will get more men into yoga…or at least the man I live with 🙂

    • Caitlin December 10, 2009, 1:52 pm

      i highly doubt he would EVER allow that. he is very camera shy. like a flighty endangered bird.

  • mary ann December 10, 2009, 1:54 pm

    So I wrote this the other day, but Im sure you cant read all your comments, but I figured I write it again today.
    “So I was thinking about your veggie-phobia… but then thought I should just reassure you that picking up on your love of salsa (as I do) you should rest easy knowing that you are consuming one of the BEST sources of vitaliscious veggies! Just sayin… why suffer when you can DEVOUR”
    I thought your lunchy today was VEGGILICIOUS especially with the added salsa!

    • Caitlin December 10, 2009, 1:56 pm

      i definitely read ALLLLL comments! no worries. i saw this comment and i thought, hells yes, i can definitely count salsa as a veggie.. right?!?!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance...after a 100+ POUND weight loss! December 10, 2009, 1:55 pm

    I know you love days like this, from what you said in the past!!! ME TOO, if I was at home……hate driving in this weather. Your lunch looks so good! Wish I could get those fries right they never come out for me…….=(

  • Meghan@traveleatlove December 10, 2009, 1:58 pm

    Yoga is SO good for runners! I can feel the difference and I just started again 2 weeks ago. I took my hub to hot yoga once and he almost died, poor thing. Its harder than people think!

  • Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life December 10, 2009, 2:01 pm

    I love adding salsa to things. It’s awesome!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) December 10, 2009, 2:23 pm

    Hunni is definitely way less flexible than I am and I love to giggle through yoga with him. My PT told me it was a great compliment to my running to help with my tight hips.

    I love salsa on almost anything. It is my favorite condiment 🙂

  • Paula December 10, 2009, 2:28 pm

    I got my husband to do a Jillian Michaels DVD workout with me once. I giggled the entire time. Needless to say, he hasn’t done it since. 😉

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries December 10, 2009, 2:36 pm

    Haha glad you have some yoga entertainment…

  • Kristie Lynn December 10, 2009, 2:40 pm

    Getting my hubby to do the Shred with me is the closest I could get to getting him to do yoga, I think 😛

  • Julie @savvyeats December 10, 2009, 2:43 pm

    I cannot convince Dan to do yoga or pilates with me yet. He did agree to go running with me when there aren’t 17″ of snow on the ground, though… in exchange, I’m going for bike rides with him!

  • Janna (Just Flourishing) December 10, 2009, 2:55 pm

    I always put salsa on my veggie burgers (it`s especially good on black bean burgers)!

    My boyfriend keeps commenting how he would like to try yoga but I keep brushing him off because I feel like he won’t like it. I should REALLY take him to a beginner class one of these days. Just watching him try and do the poses will make it worth it haha!

  • Susan December 10, 2009, 3:29 pm

    Salsa and hummus are my go-to condiments of choice. Oh, along with hot sauce, mustard, almond butter…okay so I like condiemnts!
    What a delish-looking lunch.

  • Lizzy December 10, 2009, 3:33 pm

    WHat brand of veggie burger is that? it looks amazing! 🙂

  • Jenna December 10, 2009, 3:42 pm

    that veggie burger looks very good!

  • Julie December 10, 2009, 3:47 pm

    You and the husband are so cute. The couple that works out together, stays together!
    The husband reminds me of Robert Pattinson…

  • Tania @ Moment Anew December 10, 2009, 3:58 pm

    Those sweet potato fries look crispy! How’d you get them like that??? Everytime I bake them they come out soggy 🙁

    • Caitlin December 10, 2009, 4:42 pm

      I cut them pretty thin and then baked at 425 for 20 minutes and then roasted at 500 degrees for another 4.

  • Nicole, MS, RD, LD December 10, 2009, 4:15 pm

    I bet hubby doing that was fun to watch!

    Your lunch looks soooo yumm!

  • Kyle December 10, 2009, 4:23 pm

    Ya know, my favorite Yoga video is still the Crunch Fat Burning Yoga ( ) because it is hard, but do-able. Other yoga videos I try are either TOO hard, or too easy and relaxing. This was a good mid-point for me…but I’ll check out Yoga Sculpt! Always looking for new vids 🙂

  • Erin December 10, 2009, 4:55 pm

    Oooh… salsa on a burger? Sounds delish!

  • Jolene ( December 10, 2009, 6:39 pm

    I love salsa on burgers! Guacamole is delicious on them too!!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale December 10, 2009, 7:33 pm

    Nothing beats the SP fries! I also love salsa on my veggie burgs… sometimes I mix it with dijon mustard first… you know, just to be a little crazy!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 10, 2009, 8:02 pm

    Mmmm..I love Dr. Praeger products. The spinach and potato cakes are really good!

  • Kathleen December 10, 2009, 8:42 pm

    I seriously LOVE veggie burgers with salsa. I eat Morningstar Farms (and sometimes Boca) burgers all the time in a whole wheat pita with a healthy dose of salsa when I am dashing off to class. It’s awesome and I love the taste and texture! I have a serious salsa addiction, though…I put it on everything as a low calorie way to add interest to meals!

  • Jessica December 11, 2009, 11:47 am

    Ahh yes, salsa is an AMAZING condiment (?)….hahaha

    I love it with hummus on toasty corn tortillas, with veggie burgers, melted cheese…its the best!

    Have a great day Caitlin!

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