Beach, Gym, and Dinner

in All Posts

I had a lovely day with the sister-in-law (Sophie).  We went to the beach, worked out, and made a lovely dinner for the Husband and Harry.


The beach was a little cold, but it was nice to be outside.


While we hung out, we flipped through this book, called Core Performance Women:  Burn Fat and Build Lean Muscle, which focusing on strength training for women.  It was an interesting read, and it has full-color photographs describing the exercises.


Before we got to the beach, I had a rice, black bean, sour cream, and salsa bowl from Chipotle:


And at the beach, I snacked on one serving of PB Pretzels:


And a serving of chocolate-covered nut clusters.


After the beach, Sophie and I hit the gym.  She wanted to try the Intro to Iron Pumping Challenge.  Today was Back and Biceps day! Here’s what we did:


Day 3: Back and Biceps

  • Warm Up: 5 minutes of cardio
  • Seated Row: 3 x 12 with 45 pound weights
  • Lat pulldown: 3 x 12 with 45 pound weights
  • Stability Ball Ys and Ts (alternate between “Y” and “T”): 2 x12 for “Y” and 2 x 12 for “T”
  • 21s: 1 set of 21’s with 30 pounds; 1 set of 21’s with 20 pounds
  • Stability Ball Back extension: Skipped this move
  • Frog crunches: 10 crunches
  • Hammer curls: 3 X 12 with 5 pounds
  • Oblique V-up: 30 crunches for each side with 5 pound weight


Afterwards, I did 30 minutes on the stationary bicycle and read New Moon (again!).


Sophie said she was craving VEGETABLES so we decided to create a giant vegetable roast!


I had: mushrooms, sweet potatoes, parsnips, Brussel sprouts, and carrots.


IMG_5954 IMG_5955

And a huge piece of yummy garlic bread made with minced garlic!  Mmmm!


Time to watch a movie (Inglorious Bastards) with the family.  Have a good night!


Remember:  Don’t forget to enter the drawing for a Garmin 305.



  • Evan Thomas January 18, 2010, 9:03 pm

    Awesome workout! And your dinner sounds vegtastic; I could dive right in 🙂

  • Dori January 18, 2010, 9:04 pm

    GREAT MOVIE!!! Love your veggie dinner, looks delicious.

  • Devon January 18, 2010, 9:05 pm

    What beach did you go to? My favorite in that area is Melbourne Beach.. or right across from Patrick Air Force Base in Satellite Beach!

    • caitlin January 18, 2010, 9:14 pm

      It was Cocoa!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? January 18, 2010, 9:07 pm

    Enjoy the movie!! I loved it for the most part… dinner looks fab!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite January 18, 2010, 9:11 pm

    What a great day! I want to go to the beach!

    Enjoy the movie 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 18, 2010, 9:13 pm

    I wish I lived that close to the beach. It looks so peaceful!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) January 18, 2010, 9:14 pm

    So jealous a day at the beach aint no thang for you! Sounds like a great time:)
    Nice job on the workout.
    Enjoy the movie – let us know how it is. We’ve been thinking about picking it up lately.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) January 18, 2010, 9:15 pm

    what a sweet day! i so wish i could hit up the beach anytime 🙂 great workout girl!

  • katherine January 18, 2010, 9:15 pm

    Looks like a great day, followed by an awesome workout and delicious dinner. I love having huge veggie-filled dinners, especially when they’re roasted or grilled. It really brings out the natural flavors.

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health January 18, 2010, 9:15 pm

    Looks like a great day =) I wish I lived somewhere so close to the beach!

    I have got to find me a Chipotle…those bowls you’ve been getting lately are making my mouth water. Rice + beans + sour cream = does it get any better?

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner January 18, 2010, 9:17 pm

    Those veggies look a-mazing

  • Matt January 18, 2010, 9:23 pm

    Nice workout! This reminds me I need to lift some weights tomorrow!

  • Jenna January 18, 2010, 9:23 pm

    So jealous you went to the beach today!

  • alyssa January 18, 2010, 9:26 pm

    beaaaaaaaaach. withdrawalllll.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 18, 2010, 9:26 pm

    I can’t believe you’re at the beach in January…I’m SO jealous!!

  • ashleigh January 18, 2010, 9:31 pm

    Yum! The veggierific lunch and dinner look awesome! I love garlic bread!!

  • Jenny January 18, 2010, 9:33 pm

    I think back and biceps moves are some of my favorites! Love the Y’s and T’s and hammer curls especially 🙂

    Inglorious Basterds is so good, enjoy!

  • Haleigh January 18, 2010, 9:46 pm

    The vegetable roast looks so satisfying. It’s amazing what a huge plate of veggies can do.

    Loved Inglorious Basterds!! One of my favorite films from this year.

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place January 18, 2010, 9:54 pm

    I’m jealous of that beach! Even if it was chilly! Here in the midwest, we don’t get to see the ocean very often.

    And I know this has been said before, but how gorgeous is your sister in law?!

  • Teacherwoman January 18, 2010, 9:56 pm

    I really liked the movie Inglorious Bastards… definitely can tell it’s a Quentin Tarantino movie, but I thought it was pretty darn good!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) January 18, 2010, 9:59 pm

    That’s the kind of book I need. I’ve been thinking about the New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women. It’s on my Amazon list.

  • Carolyn January 18, 2010, 10:17 pm

    I really enjoyed Inglorious Basterds!!

  • Christy January 18, 2010, 10:25 pm

    You’ll have to let us know how you like the movie!! I loved it even though it’s pretty graphic! 🙂

  • Karla January 18, 2010, 10:31 pm

    I really like Inglorious Basterds! Very interesting for a lot of reasons!

  • Kareen January 18, 2010, 10:31 pm

    Hey Caitlin!
    Jealous of the beach too… especially because we went to Florida during the holidays got the super cold weather, so I didn’t get to enjoy the beach much (it was my first time seeing the Atlantic!!!).
    Love the Roasted Veggies, will make that soon.

    How many times have you read the Saga? I have read the entire thing twice, back to back…

    • caitlin January 18, 2010, 10:34 pm

      me too, twice!

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. January 18, 2010, 10:53 pm

    I love roasted vegetables. I never get tired of them. I could eat Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes for every meal of the day!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 18, 2010, 10:56 pm

    I LOVE Chipotle — a friend is taking me out to lunch for my birthday later this week and I totally chose to go there. Gotta love a burrito bol with guac! 😀

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) January 18, 2010, 11:01 pm

    A day at the beach sounds so wonderful right now. That book sounds really interesting – I haven’t read it but will have to check it out 🙂

  • Ryane January 18, 2010, 11:05 pm

    Ha, at first when I read you did your 21’s with 30 lbs and 20 lbs of weight… I was like, DAMN GIRL, cuz I just assumed you meant dumb bells and then I saw with Gina’s link you can use a straight bar. Still impressive nonetheless!!

  • Amber K January 18, 2010, 11:25 pm

    Yum! Your meals always look so fantastic!

    I can’t wait for my next beach trip!!

  • Jolene ( January 18, 2010, 11:58 pm

    I love garlic bread – a little too much I think 🙂 Those veggies look great – mushrooms are the best!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run January 19, 2010, 12:01 am

    Chipotle = best fast food ever.

    I love those TJ’s dark chocolate nutty bites – yummm.

  • Marissa January 19, 2010, 12:33 am

    Even though it was a bit chilly it still looks like a wonderful day at the beach!

  • Kathleen January 19, 2010, 1:07 am

    Oh now I’m craving roasted veggies and Chipotle…at the same time…gah I’m starving 🙂 I need to stop reading food posts at night because your food always looks so good and makes me hungry! lol

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) January 19, 2010, 1:14 am

    Your food always looks good!
    I’m glad I’m not the only one who reads the twilight saga over and over and over again…

  • Run Sarah January 19, 2010, 1:27 am

    Your dinner looks amazing! I’ve been craving roasted veggies lately but have been too hungry to wait for the time they take!

  • Laura January 19, 2010, 3:51 am

    Good news Caitlin! Did you hear that an American company, Kraft has bought Cadburys chocolate overnight, so you should have all those chocolate bars that you loved whilst in England near you soon, a bit like when they bought Terrys Chocolate Orange- yey for Creme eggs! 😉

    • caitlin January 19, 2010, 8:31 am

      oh no! i hope they dont change all the recipes.

  • Freya @ January 19, 2010, 4:06 am

    Oohh do let us know if that film is good, I’m curious to see that!
    That dinner is all my fave foods – veggies and garlic 😀 DELISH!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 19, 2010, 7:15 am

    I’m having total beach envy right now!! We had 5 inches of snow last night and I’m *craving* the salty sea air. :mrgreen:

    Dinner looks wonderful, by the way!

  • Darci January 19, 2010, 7:47 am

    What a great workout!! Oh and I’m tempted to read the Twilight series again!!

    and I’m totally jealous you were at the beach yesterday… 🙂

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) January 19, 2010, 8:02 am

    “IT’S A BINGO”. Loved inglorious basterds!! BTW I love how you spend time with your sisterinlaw BY herself. Shows you love your hubby so much that you want to be PART of his family and not just marry into it..

  • Sara January 19, 2010, 8:09 am

    I wish I lived close enough to the beach to head down for a day! It’s about a 3-4 hour drive no matter what beach you go to from here! Sounds like you had a great day!!

  • Jayce January 19, 2010, 8:52 am

    I like the beack in the cold with a hoodie. 🙂
    Chipotle is my fave and so better than Moe’s!

  • Jamie January 19, 2010, 8:57 am

    That looks like a pretty perfect day!!

  • Laura @ Food For La January 19, 2010, 9:59 am

    Inglorious Basterds is phenomenal! I hope you enjoyed 🙂

  • Megan January 19, 2010, 11:26 am

    Hehehe this post title made me think of the JErsey Shore. The guys call thier morning routine GTL (gym, tan, laundry).

    You should call yours BGD.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 19, 2010, 12:52 pm

    I’ve been told Inglorious Bastards is a really great movie, how did you like it?

    And i’m reading the Twilight saga over again… LOVE it! Never gets old!

    • Caitlin January 19, 2010, 12:54 pm

      It was a good movie, but it was gory and gross. Worth watching just for Brad Pitt though – he was great.

  • Laura January 19, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Hey! My boyfriend, who is a self-proclaimed gym rat (I call him a “mesomorph”), swears by the Core Performance line! All of his training plans are derived from Core Performance books and website, and we even occasionally cook some of the recipes (turkey meatballs are the best)! He really wants me to get into the strength stuff for runners but I am a bit of a fraidy-cat. Anyway, it’s cool that you have the book for girls!!! I should look into it… (or maybe I’ll tell him it would make a nice V-Day present :-D)

Healthy Tipping Point