I have trouble with blog post titles sometimes.  🙂


Part One: My Aching Back.


Guess you’ve been wondering why I haven’t done the No More Trouble Zones workout DVD since Saturday!  Well, the truth is that I threw out my back on Sunday lifting heavy boxes and then made it worse on Tuesday by carrying a TV down the stairs.


Although running hasn’t been an issue, it hurts to lean over and pick stuff off the ground, which pretty much eliminates the NMTZ DVD (think: lots of dead lifts and weird lunges).


The last thing I need is to make the back pain worse (I will most definitely be getting an acupuncture treatment tonight from the Husband), so I’ve been avoiding NMTZ.  I’m off to a slow start with the DVD, but that’s OK with me.  I’m in it for the long haul anyway!


Part Two:  This Sandwich is Disgusting.


Still trying to eat away the contents of my fridge, which is resulting in weird meals.  This was my first “eat it, don’t move it” meal that really tasted terrible.


I stir-fried mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, and artichokes in a wok with balsamic and then mixed the veg with some olive tapenade.  It was geee-ross.  I ate about 2/3 though.  I think it was the balsamic that made it all wrong.


Steamed broccoli – can’t go wrong!


And cherry juice. Mmm.


Lunch was eaten on… you guessed it! A box.  I am suddenly REALLY excited to have a table again.


Back to work I go.  I’m currently designing the Husband’s new clinic’s website.  It looks pretty good so far, if I do say so myself.  🙂


If you could explain your day in two parts, what would they be?



  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 24, 2010, 3:08 pm

    I think that sandwich sounds quite nice 😛 maybe I have weird tastes…
    1st part – foal greeting! (My aunt’s horse/my last horse just had her 1st!!)
    2nd part – Job hunting. I’ve secured an interview 😀

    • caitlin June 24, 2010, 3:09 pm

      congrats on your interview!

  • Rachel June 24, 2010, 3:08 pm

    Haha gee-ross huh? Can’t win em’ all I suppose.

    My days are easily dividable. Work, and then everything not involving work. I love that my job is 9-5 and then I can leave it and not think about it at all on evenings and weekends. When I’m not at work I try to stay active, keep a nice tidy home, and spend time with my boyfriend, puppy, and kitty.

    Hope your back feels better!

  • Kaz June 24, 2010, 3:09 pm

    I’m sorry about your back. Ouch! I’m glad your hubby is there to help you with it.

    Your sandwich concept sounds delish, though. 😀 I can see myself innocently combining those ingredients, too. Bummer it was a fail.

  • Kristina June 24, 2010, 3:13 pm

    first part – make breakfast for birthday boy Jason 🙂 run, work, head back home.
    second part – finish afternoon blog # 2, shower after maybe another (short) run on treadmill + get ready to take birthday boy to dinner! 🙂

    …I’ve been doing NMTZ, and don’t have your excuse of moving boxes = muscle pull, I just HUUUUURT from Jillian!! 🙂 ha!

  • Ellen June 24, 2010, 3:14 pm

    That sucks about your sandwich (there’s nothing worse than an unsatisfying meal!), but I’m glad to know you are HUMAN after all 🙂 I didn’t think you were capable of making a bad meal.
    Hope your back feels better—guess the hub will have to do the rest of the heavy lifting!


  • Jen June 24, 2010, 3:19 pm

    I hate when I have this great idea for a meal and then it just flops 🙁 Sorry about your back, hope it feels better soon!


  • Sarah for Real June 24, 2010, 3:23 pm

    First part, work. Second part, work. 🙁

    Hope to change that second part into something better this evening.

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 24, 2010, 3:25 pm

    ahhh sorry about your back! 🙁 take it easy!
    i’m excited about this upcoming fall semester. my earliest class is at 2 and i’m done at 4:45. and i don’t have any on fridays. win. my days will be two parts: sleep OR workout, and then class OR hanging out 😀

  • Emily June 24, 2010, 3:31 pm

    First part: working for the weekend
    Second part: enjoying life to the fullest!!!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) June 24, 2010, 3:31 pm

    sorry the sandwich sucked! i’d say crappy workday vs. freedom at home would describe my day EVERYDAY 🙂 work sucks, but it’s great to get home, blog, photograph, read, workout, cook, and spend time with the hubby 🙂

  • Little Bookworm June 24, 2010, 3:31 pm

    Hope your back feels better soon! My day in two parts, part 1: reading/making nut butter part 2: reading/making breakfast cookie.

  • Ali @ Redhead Reports June 24, 2010, 3:33 pm

    First: “Is it Friday yet?”
    Second: “Dammit, I’m getting sick!”

  • Ashlee June 24, 2010, 3:37 pm

    Yesterday I made an atrichoke and sundried tomato sandwich on a Sandwich Thin. It also was GROSS!! I usually like the artichoke/tomato combo but NOT on a sandwich!

  • Michele June 24, 2010, 3:37 pm

    Part 1 — I’m so grateful I love my job.
    Part 2 — And I love when it’s time to go home too.

  • brandi June 24, 2010, 3:37 pm

    I hope your back feels better soon! And sorry about that sandwich – I hate when meals turns out bad.

    My day in 2 parts:
    My 27th birthday!!!
    On the edge of life changing decisions.

    • Caitlin June 24, 2010, 3:40 pm

      Happy birthday!

  • Shellybean June 24, 2010, 3:38 pm

    Part 1: Shelly does what she’s supposed to do (aka goes to work and exercises after work)
    Part 2: Shelly does what she wants to do (makes dinner and reads a book)

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 24, 2010, 3:39 pm

    Part 1: eat
    Part 2: sleep

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 24, 2010, 3:39 pm

    Eek– back pain is the worst. Moving is actually really strenuous– I feel like I’m always really sore after a move!

    That sandwich looks good, at least! Sorry it didn’t taste great 🙁

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 24, 2010, 3:40 pm

    Be careful with your back!! It’s good you’re taking it easy, because it’s one of the worst things to seriously harm.

    Sorry to hear the sammie was a fail- it happens to all of us! The ingredients together sound pretty darn tasty, so it was a good try!

  • Jes June 24, 2010, 3:42 pm

    Part 1 – Work
    Part 2 – Fun

    Kudos on listening to your body! =) I need to do more of it… more so listening that it is saying i can do more cardio!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet June 24, 2010, 3:42 pm

    Yep that sandwich would be disgusting to me! No veggies here. 🙂

  • Caitlin June 24, 2010, 3:49 pm

    Part one: pricking my fingers and playing with my blood in anatomy lab….then going home with a migraine 🙁
    Part two: getting ready for my mini vacay this weekend!

    I had an odd combo for lunch also…cottage cheese with bell pepper, artichoke hearts, and kalamata olives…not bad!

  • Samantha June 24, 2010, 3:51 pm

    Part 1 – Work completing.
    Part 2 – Beer drinking.

  • Helen June 24, 2010, 3:53 pm

    Oh no, heavy lifting is not good, hope the acupuncture treatment helps. My day in 2 parts – 1. 5hr meeting at work, 2. Relaxing evening with the football!

  • claire June 24, 2010, 4:04 pm

    Your poor back…I’d tell ya to rest but I know you are getting ready to move…I hope the acupuncture relieves some pain!

    Part 1-script reading…
    Part 2- world cup watching…

  • Heather (runningwithsass.com) June 24, 2010, 4:09 pm

    ew that sandwich doesn’t sound very appetizing.
    Sorry about your back!

  • Krystina June 24, 2010, 4:16 pm

    I hope your back feels better soon!

  • Hedda June 24, 2010, 4:22 pm

    Caitlin, ask your man if he could be so kind 😉

    First part : Following my dog to acupuncture (yes, lucky one!)
    Second part : Eating, reading, eating, geeking around on the web.

  • Nicole, RD June 24, 2010, 4:25 pm

    ahhh! Moving stinks!

    Part 1: meetings
    Part 2: boring

    Ugh. Bring on 5:30pm and the WEEKEND!

  • Kelly June 24, 2010, 4:31 pm

    My day … Half Work, Half Fun! 🙂

  • Monika @ ForeverImprovingGirl June 24, 2010, 4:32 pm

    Part 1: realized I’m sick (fever and sore throat) and got pouty
    Part 2: realized being sick means I get to sit on my couch with a blanket, watch True Blood, eat vegan ice-cream and read blogs. Pout vanished!

    Good luck with the move. Moves suck.

  • jenn June 24, 2010, 4:32 pm

    love how candid you are! good luck with the move!

  • Becky June 24, 2010, 5:03 pm

    I totally know what you mean about the sandwich… it must have been one of those things that SOUNDED good in theory, but something didn’t quite fit… like the time I tried to add salsa to my green monster in hopes that it would come out like a bloody mary… let me just say I do NOT recommend that combo! 🙂

    • Caitlin June 24, 2010, 5:08 pm

      Hahah ewww!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! June 24, 2010, 5:05 pm

    Lost my mind (and my wallet) and then regained (both)! =O

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 24, 2010, 5:09 pm

    Hope your back feels better soon!
    My “day” would be part 1 – work and part 2 – workout and fun!!! Unfortunately part 1 always seems to go slowly and the fun part seems to go wuick 🙁

  • Teacherwoman June 24, 2010, 5:24 pm

    Nice job with working towards eating what you have rather than moving it, or worse – having to throw it. Sorry to hear the sandwhich wasn’t great!

  • Matt June 24, 2010, 5:31 pm

    If your back is your trouble zone, surely Jillian will work that out for you?

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly June 24, 2010, 5:33 pm

    Well good for you for still eating 2/3 of it! Way to not be wasteful! haha! If I could describe my day in two parts it would be “emotional mess with a side of physical therapy!” haha!

  • Kellie June 24, 2010, 6:03 pm

    Part one- gym, chores, errands
    Part two- getting ready for the next day

  • Heather Rose June 24, 2010, 6:09 pm

    I think the sandwich actually looks kind of interesting, bummer it didn’t taste as good as it looks.

    Part one of my day – work, gym
    Part two of my day – home, get anything necessary done around the house, eat dinner, hopefully have a little chill time before bed

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear June 24, 2010, 6:11 pm

    Part one – woke up too early, took a nap
    Part two – yoga, taco salad, pool

    Sorry about the sandwich…that happens 🙂 I hope your back feels better soon, just ice, heat and rest.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) June 24, 2010, 6:27 pm

    First Part: I need a leg transplant (my leg injury isn’t healed and I need mucho more PT and it really hurts today).

    Part two: Water, Water Everywhere. (that is the theme of our Vacation Bible School. So lots of water themed lessons, games, etc. Plus torrential downpours and swimming later).

  • Danielle (Runs on Green) June 24, 2010, 6:44 pm

    I always eat my g-ross meals too. Can’t waste food!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 24, 2010, 6:57 pm

    Moving is dangerous!

    Part one: Work, work, work

    Part two: Mine and my husband’s fourth anniversary!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 24, 2010, 7:10 pm

    Part 1- Endless Meetings
    Part 2- Dinner

  • Wendy June 24, 2010, 7:13 pm

    My day:
    1. frantic shopping for a particular wedding gift
    2. frantic cleaning of house so my mother is not appalled when she comes to feed my kitties while we are gone on vacation for the next 5 days!

    Now for some unsolicited back pain advice, feel free to ignore. 🙂 If the pain is in your low back, here are some stretches that really help (I have issues on and off):
    1. lie on your back, pull your knees into your chest.
    2. drop knees over to one side, then the other, for a twist
    3. stretch hamstrings by lying on your back, raising one leg straight into the air and pulling it toward your head.

    Try to avoid bending over to touch your toes, that will aggravate the problem.

    • Caitlin June 24, 2010, 7:21 pm

      oh thank you! if’s definitely in my lower back. well, and neck. WELL – everywhere! i noticed fetal position helped a lot. I will try the twists!

      • Wendy June 24, 2010, 8:05 pm

        You’re welcome! For upper back, eagle arms is the BEST stretch. Hope you feel better soon!

  • Caroline June 24, 2010, 7:14 pm

    I keep throwing my back out! But I have the opposite problem where it hurts to stand up, but hunching over works just fine (and was about all I could do for about three days.
    I’m surprised that sandwich was yuck, it seems like a good combination in theory!

  • Jenny June 24, 2010, 7:58 pm

    Hurry up and wait would unfortunately be my two ways to describe the day!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal June 24, 2010, 8:14 pm

    Oh no! Your poor back 🙁
    I had no idea you designed websites! That’s freakin’ awesome.

    Two parts to my day?
    Relaxing morning and Relaxing night.

    • Caitlin June 24, 2010, 9:27 pm

      Well… this is my first try! LOL

  • Jessica June 24, 2010, 8:15 pm

    I had a toasted sammie with olive spread, roasted red pepper hummus and a dr. p veggie burger today!! Sooooo good! Make THAT if you still have the ingredients on hand 🙂

  • Jessica June 24, 2010, 8:22 pm

    Wow and I thought I was injury prone! You poor thing!

    1. baking bakcing baking
    2. the pool… physical therapy and laying out

  • Katie @ peacbeme June 24, 2010, 8:28 pm

    How awesome to have a husband who can do accupuncture for you! I want to try accupuncture SO bad for this weird & painful nerve disorder I have that basically causes pinched nerve symptoms in various places all over. I have to save up some money but I think it is worth a try. I also have fibromyalgia and have heard good things.

  • Jo June 24, 2010, 9:12 pm

    hmmm… i have been thinking about my cherry obsession all day. even blogged about my love for the cherry peeled snacks. and now you tell me there is a cherry juice out there that i didn’t know about? madness!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 24, 2010, 10:09 pm

    I hope your back gets better!

    Part 1: Lazy workout at the gym
    Part 2: Shopping and sushi with my best friend

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 24, 2010, 11:10 pm

    Part 1 : breakfast thudded into my stomach this morning which led me to drive to the gym, walk around, and drive right back home still not feeling well.

    Part 2 : got to hang out and have a great chat with my best friend, feeling better!

  • Gretchen June 25, 2010, 12:13 am

    Part 1: work was boring and uneventful today
    Part 2: lunch with a great old friend, and dinner with a great new friend

    Can go wrong with days that have some excitement mixed in!

    • Gretchen June 25, 2010, 12:14 am

      CAN’T! I guess “can” for boring days!

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 25, 2010, 12:50 am

    Too bad the sandwich tasted gross, it looks good (from a distance, lol).

    My day: uneventful to exhausting


  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 25, 2010, 8:11 am

    Aww I hope your back feels better- that’s the worst part about moving 🙁

  • Rebecca June 25, 2010, 8:39 am

    My boyfriend’s grandfather watched the world series in the basement of the church on his wedding day. I’ve been told this story millions of times, and also warned that if we ever get married during baseball season, there’s a chance we may have to watch baseball during the reception.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 25, 2010, 6:38 pm

    Part 1:

    Last day of work for the summer.

    Part 2:


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