One Crazy Morning

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Whew – it’s been one crazy morning.  The Husband graduates today!  I am very excited and EXTREMELY proud of him.  For everyone out there in high school, undergraduate, or graduate school – graduation is a BIG deal!  I think we often minimize how hard being in school is, but it truly is so difficult.  Maybe harder than “the real world.”  🙂


I grabbed PB toast on the go this morning.


And a smoothie!


(Bed head!)


My smoothie contained:


  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1.5 tablespoons of Vega Shake & Go
  • 15 cherries


Literally, the Husband pulled me out of bed and threw me in the car to go shopping.  He needed a new shirt and tie to wear under his cap and gown!


We scoured the racks at Ross and eventually decided on a nice shirt and skinny tie.


And then we rushed, rushed, rushed back home.


I threw on No More Trouble Zones and together, the Husband and I completed 25 minutes of the DVD.  He used my 3 lb hand weights and I used these 1.5 pounds (approx) pasta sauces.


What a killer workout!  My legs and arms are still sore from the 40-minute session I did on Thursday.    We had to cut today’s session short because we are running SO late!


On that note…




  • Jenny June 19, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Um, am I crazy? I’ve been doing NMTZ with 5 pounders…

    • Caitlin June 19, 2010, 1:55 pm

      You are strong!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 19, 2010, 12:33 pm

    haha I love how you used pasta sauces! That’s great if you don’t have the correct amount weight!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 19, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Haha, using pasta sauce jars – genius!!
    Have a great graduation 🙂

  • Sara June 19, 2010, 12:37 pm

    Congratulations to the husband! Have a good time at graduation!

  • Allison June 19, 2010, 12:39 pm

    That song was the jam when I was 16. I’m playing it now and the Husband is like, “What the hell?” because he spent high school playing in a metal band and riding around on a skateboard.

  • Run Sarah June 19, 2010, 12:39 pm

    Happy graduation to your hubs! I know how exhausting grad school is and after so many years in post-high school education it must be so relieving for him to get started on his career after all the work. Have an awesome day!!

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health June 19, 2010, 12:39 pm

    CONGRATS MisterHTP!!! Wooo!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope June 19, 2010, 12:40 pm

    I agree that graduation is a big deal and i hate when people don’t even walk at their own graduations!! I mean, when i graduated with my BSN, i was so incredibly proud to walk across that stage. There were some people in my class who did not even attend. I put my sweat, blood, and tears into my degree, so i was soaking up the whole day devoted to my accomplishment. Congrats to the husband! I love that song/speech

  • Ellie June 19, 2010, 12:50 pm

    Have fun at graduation. I love that you posted everyones free to wear sunscreen. I didn’t find that song until about three years ago-missed out- still makes me smile

  • Sarah for Real June 19, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Congratulations to your husband!!!

  • Matt June 19, 2010, 1:06 pm

    Ah, skinny tie… very English of him… I approve

  • Amy @ Amy Starts To Run June 19, 2010, 1:07 pm

    Congratulations to your husband!

    And skinny ties make me swoon. Good choice!

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing June 19, 2010, 1:07 pm

    Congrats, Kristien. Hope you both have a wonderful day!

  • Wei-Wei June 19, 2010, 1:10 pm

    :O That’s so exciting! Congrats to your hubby 😀

    I’ve actually been doing the 30 Day Shred with dictionaries that weigh out to be about 1.5 lbs, too. What can I say, I’m NOT a muscular person! (I think I’ve lost most of my muscle to my ED, darn it!) I think I’ll try to bulk up some more (with fat), THEN start strength training. What do you think?


    • caitlin June 19, 2010, 7:40 pm

      I’m not sure how to balance putting back on weight with exercise when you’re recovering from an ED. Have you been seeing a physician or anyone why can advise you?

  • gina (fitnessista) June 19, 2010, 1:21 pm

    happy graduating to your hubby! what an amazing accomplishment
    enjoy your day! <3

  • Cassie @ Tasteful Tales June 19, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Have a great day at graduation!

  • Amanda June 19, 2010, 1:45 pm

    Thats so true! When I was in school a lot of my friends (who were NOT in college) didn’t understand how exhausted and run down I was. Congrats to your husband!

  • Camille June 19, 2010, 1:48 pm

    Congrats to the husband!
    Have a great time!

  • Helen June 19, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Congrats to your husband. I remember my graduation from uni, it was such a fantastic feeling. The best part was knowing that all the hard work had paid off and I had a degree. Don’t know if I would say it’s harder than the real world though!! I love that song so much, it has such a great message. Some of the lyrics really strike a chord with me, especially the one about being nice to your siblings as they are the best link to your past – I unfortunately don’t get on too well with my sister and this line always makes me think we should make an effort. Hope the graduation goes well.

  • Katherine June 19, 2010, 1:55 pm

    Are you at TJ Maxx or Marshalls or one of those? Congrats to him on the graduation. I don’t know if I want to walk at my graduation; these past four years have been really painful. I hope the celebration for you guys is great! (also, if you want to check out a post I did called Humpty Dumpty, I’m collecting blog pictures- no big deal) happy weekend!

    • caitlin June 19, 2010, 7:40 pm

      It was a Ross 🙂 Marshalls is better!

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle June 19, 2010, 2:01 pm

    Congratulations!!! That is a huge accomplishment! I’ll have my master’s in a few days (unless something goes terribly wrong) 😀 !

  • MLT June 19, 2010, 2:03 pm

    I think it’s hilarious that your husband is such a shopper! “pulled me out of bed and threw me in the car.” Lol. I LOVE to shop, but my husband would rather get a root canal. He would rather wear something too small, too big, borrowed, wrinkled, non-matching or all of the above then be faced with Ross.

  • jassy June 19, 2010, 2:04 pm

    1. i like that advice song on sunscreen and other stuff 🙂
    2. i miss choco peanut butter…yum:)
    3. congrats to your husband! it took me like 5 years before i decided to go back to pursuing higher studies related to my job 🙂

    have a nice day!

  • Ellen June 19, 2010, 2:09 pm

    No more trouble zones? Whoa, totally need to check that outtt!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 19, 2010, 2:11 pm

    Congrats to the husband! You’re right, school is a huge deal and a huge accomplishment. Hope you guys have fun celebrating! 😀

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans June 19, 2010, 2:15 pm

    I use 5 pound weights on NMTZ and it took me at least 2 months to get to the point where it didn’t kill me every time! Congratulations to your husband! SO exciting!

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 19, 2010, 2:22 pm

    the more and more i hear about NMTZ i really want to try it!! i think i’ll ask for it for a birthday pressie or order it off amazon!
    congrats to your husband! 🙂

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances June 19, 2010, 2:29 pm

    Happy graduation day to your husband! 🙂 I hope y’all have an awesome day! So funny that he wanted to go shopping this morning… Sounds like something I would do!

  • Bridget June 19, 2010, 2:32 pm

    Congratulations to you guys! So exciting! Have a great day, and enjoy all of the happiness it brings!

  • Melissa June 19, 2010, 2:55 pm

    Congratulations to your husband! And, thanks to you for reminding me of that song! I was in the high school graduating class of ’99, and that song brings back memories! It’s interesting to listen to the advice he gives, now that I’m 11 years older!!!

  • Layne June 19, 2010, 3:52 pm

    Congratulations to both of you! My husband also recently graduated, and I remember being so emotional on his graduation day thinking about the fact that our “someday” was finally here! Even though he works 40+ hours a week now, at least he can just be home when he is done instead of studying until midnight or later each night — that has been my favorite part about my husband (finally) being done with school!

    • caitlin June 19, 2010, 7:41 pm

      YESSS!! OUR SOMEDAY IS HERE! 🙂 perfect way to put it!!!

  • Amelia June 19, 2010, 4:06 pm

    Congratulations to your graduate! Truly an accomplishment!

  • Little Bookworm June 19, 2010, 5:03 pm

    Congratulations to the husband! 🙂

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth) June 19, 2010, 5:04 pm

    I love that video!! I can’t believe that was from ’99!! I used to listen to it all the time.

    I hope husband had an amazing graduation!!

  • Julia @ June 19, 2010, 5:26 pm

    Congrats Dr of Oriental Medicine!!

    Love the sunscreen song – used to know all the words. DO NOT READ FASHION MAGAZINES THEY WILL ONLY MAKE YOU FEEL UGLY!!


  • Ashley June 19, 2010, 5:41 pm

    congrats to the huz!!!! 🙂 so exciting, and i’m sure you’re so proud of him and his accomplishments! Onto bigger and better things for the two of you, a new journey has just begun!

  • Stacey@ June 19, 2010, 5:57 pm

    Congrats to the husband, nice video.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 19, 2010, 7:23 pm

    Congratulations to your husband! I am so excited for you guys!

  • Natalie of (Nat Attacks a Balanced Life) June 19, 2010, 7:30 pm

    Congrats to your husband!

    I am in desperate need of a new workout schedule as well and a blender.

    Also, if you get the chance just because I am one dedicated reader (I even had a dream and you and jenna where in it) in a foodie’s paradise. I would appreciate your vote tomorrow. Find me here at:

    Spread the word!

    • caitlin June 19, 2010, 7:42 pm

      i will vote for you!! 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 19, 2010, 8:14 pm

    Congrats to the hubby!

    Haha good idea on using pasta jars! I once resorted to using paint cans. 😛

  • Natalie of (Nat Attacks a Balanced Life) June 19, 2010, 10:27 pm

    Thank you so much Caitlin!

    Means a lot to have one of my role models voting for me.

    I have a lot of opearational beautiful pics to send you.

    Spread the voting love

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 20, 2010, 12:12 am

    Whoo hoo! Congratulations to him! He worked hard and I hope he had a great day!

  • Jolene ( June 21, 2010, 12:53 am

    HAPPY GRADUATION to your husband!!!

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