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Good morning!  How goes it?


I’m gearing up for another Operation Beautiful event – I fly out tomorrow – so today is about prep work.  Lots of things to do before I leave.  And it’s all compounded by the fact that the Husband really hurt his thumb on Sunday playing soccer; he needs help typing stuff for the clinic, getting dressed, making food.  Poor thing!  Yesterday, I had to put his tie on – which was a complete disaster – and realized that if we have a little boy, I’m just going to buy him clip-on ties.  Real ties are too hard.


Anywho – a beautiful, beautiful breakfast:


Oh yeah.


A grilled pear sandwich (like of like the infamous Grilled Banana Sandwich), but a triple-stack.


With pecans and agave nectar on top.


November Push-Up Challenge


This is your reminder to do your push-ups, if you’re participating in the Push-Up Challenge!



My push-ups for today: 17 push-ups in total, followed by 20 modified push-ups. 


Thought of the Day


“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.  There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth.  So what the hell, leap.” – Cynthia Heimel



  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 8, 2011, 10:13 am

    You inspired me to do pushups last night. I’m taking a few days off running b/c my knee is acting up so I figured why not do some pushups at least? 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 8, 2011, 10:15 am

    That first photo of the leaves is gorgeous Caitlin! Sorry to hear about the husband’s injury. I hope his thumb is better soon! And congrats on those pushups. You’ll be at 100 in no time!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb November 8, 2011, 10:17 am

    oh my goodness does that stack look delicious! i have really been loving pears lately… but never thought to work them into french toast. have a great day, caitlin.

    shoot! i totally forgot. off to do my pushups 🙂

  • Khushboo November 8, 2011, 10:20 am

    Now that’s a breakfast for champions! Has the pregnancy appetite kicked in yet?

    • Caitlin November 8, 2011, 3:01 pm

      Not really… I wish it would!

  • Julia November 8, 2011, 10:22 am

    I’m drooling over that pear sandwich…. it looks soooo delish!!!

  • Reenie November 8, 2011, 10:23 am

    OMG….that breakfast looks soooo good.

  • Amanda November 8, 2011, 10:46 am

    Darn, no more baby news 😉 I have some MAJOR baby fever going on over here!

    • Caitlin November 8, 2011, 3:02 pm

      Hehe I’m trying not to overwhelm everyone – there will be some news tonight!

  • Jen at luck&funny November 8, 2011, 10:51 am

    OK! OK! I’ll start doing the pushups! I am shamed and inspired at the same time.

  • Sarah November 8, 2011, 10:57 am

    HA! Great quote. That’s a sentiment I live by every day!

    Unfortunately I usually end up on the “gigantic idiot” side… but still it’s worth it.

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} November 8, 2011, 11:05 am

    Your breakfast has me drooling! I didn’t get a chance to comment yesterday, but wanted to say CONGRATS on your big news! Such a fun and exciting time for you and your husband. I have to say that I’m thoroughly impressed that you are up to making breakfasts like this during your first tri. I was definitely not making anything evenly remotely creative or time consuming.

    • Caitlin November 8, 2011, 3:02 pm

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 8, 2011, 11:11 am

    I am planning on doing the pushups tonight–thanks for the reminder!!

    Hilarious quote. Hah.

    I hate ties. Luckily my husband never needs my help….at least not yet 😉

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery November 8, 2011, 11:12 am

    That sandwich looks delicious! Save travels and well wishes to the husband to get better. Not having use of a thumb sucks big time!

  • Meaghan Ballard November 8, 2011, 11:13 am

    Day 5 of the push up challenge completed! I have been following it religiously and I can see a HUGE difference now.

    • Caitlin November 8, 2011, 3:03 pm


  • Laura November 8, 2011, 11:17 am

    My husband and I are doing the push-ups challenge together and are following the weekly plans on the 100 Push-ups website. I do them on my knees and go as deep as I can, and my husband does “real” push-ups (on toes, chest to the ground). It’s actually been pretty fun so far!

  • Emily November 8, 2011, 11:23 am

    I did my pushups today! I did the test over the weekend for the actual challenge and did so many i skipped up to week 3. So today was week 3, workout 2. So, 20, 25, 15, 15, max (30, for me). And I did all real pushups. Woo!

    • Caitlin November 8, 2011, 3:04 pm

      Dang girl. Impressed!

  • Bobbi McCormick November 8, 2011, 11:25 am

    Love the pics of the pumpkins and that breakfast girl looks AMAZING!!!!!

  • chandana November 8, 2011, 11:47 am

    Congratssss!!!! to both of you.

    Very very Happy for you. (i missed reading it yesterday).

    All the best! the announcement post was “Amazing”.

    I”m looking forward for all your pregnancy updates.

  • Moni'sMeals November 8, 2011, 11:50 am

    Now this is a BREAKFAST!!!

    Love the Leaves too…ahhh.

    You are getting stonger on those push-ups, well done!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 8, 2011, 11:52 am

    I started the push up challenge too on my blog! My best friend and I are doing it! I just did one day, but it had me do 45 total!! Does yours say to do modified or do you just do those? Because mine doesn’t… haha just checking.

    • Caitlin November 8, 2011, 3:04 pm

      I’m kind of just doing my own thing. I think I can get stronger faster if I combine real push=ups with modified ones.

  • Amanda November 8, 2011, 12:06 pm

    I love pears, and grilling them sounds really good! Especially with a little agave drizzled over top.

    Thanks for the reminder about the pushups! They’re not my favorite exercise, but they make me feel pretty hardcore. 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 8, 2011, 12:23 pm

    That quote is so true! Sorry about the hubs thumb! That sucks! I hope it feels better soon! Good luck getting ready for the trip.

  • lauren November 8, 2011, 12:28 pm

    I forgot about pears!
    I did my pushups…I keep doing 3 sets and then I’m sore for a few days. I’ll never learn!
    I love your thought of the day, words to live by 🙂

  • Kiran @ November 8, 2011, 12:28 pm

    Is it OK to drool for the breakfast at lunch time?!? 😀

    Hope the Husband’s thumbs gets better soon!

  • sandy November 8, 2011, 12:32 pm

    Congrats on the babe! So you are scared and delirously happpy? Congratulations, you are officially a mother, then. That crazy dichotomy of frightened out of your mind and filled with giddy rapture will never go away. When I brought my first home from the hospital, I looked at my mother and said “…you never stop praying, do you?” She said, “no. you are a mother now.” Its fantastic! I am truly thrilled for you and yours and pray you have a seamless pregnancy and delivery.

    • Caitlin November 8, 2011, 3:05 pm

      🙂 thank you!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 8, 2011, 12:37 pm

    I’m going to be one of those people that need at least 2 baby references per post. That one just wasn’t cutting it for me. 😉 I need to live vicariously through you!

    Have happy travels!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed November 8, 2011, 12:44 pm

    Shame on me… I’ve never tried the grilled banana sandwich! The pear one looks amazing too. I need to get on that.

    I’m keeping up on my push-ups, thanks for the reminder! I love participating with you 🙂

  • Amber K November 8, 2011, 12:53 pm

    Why is it that I completely forget about the push-up challenge until I see it on your blog? I need to just write it down, I swear!

  • katie @ KatieDid November 8, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Glad you call them modified pushups instead of girl pushups! 🙂 And your breakfast looks heavenly and decadent- love it!

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 8, 2011, 1:40 pm

    Oh, YUM. Looks delicious! Time to eat for two with that baby on the way! Triple-triple stack those sandwiches!

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled November 8, 2011, 2:52 pm

    My stomach just growled when I saw that stack of deliciousness. Yum!

  • Brittany @ Pretty Fit, Pretty Healthy, Pretty Happy November 8, 2011, 3:39 pm

    So jealous of how beautiful the fall leaves are where you live. I live in SoCal, and palm trees don’t exactly contribute to fall foliage. 🙂

  • Emily November 8, 2011, 4:36 pm

    YUM! That stack looks incredible. Beautiful pictures of the foliage!

  • Ella November 8, 2011, 4:54 pm

    That breakfast looks so good! I’m a student at the school you’re presenting at on Wednesday – I can’t wait to hear you speak!

    • Caitlin November 8, 2011, 5:27 pm

      I can’t wait to meet you!

  • Nancy @ Beyoutiful Fitstyle November 8, 2011, 6:38 pm

    Ah so crazy! I stumbled upon hundred pushups todays and posted about it, and just saw now that you did. Great minds think alike?? I’m going for the challenge!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 8, 2011, 6:53 pm

    Your breakfast looks amazing! You may not be able to put on ties, but at least your child will be very well fed. 😀

  • Liz November 8, 2011, 10:53 pm

    Holy yum sandwich!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness November 9, 2011, 1:55 pm

    Wow, that’s one heck of an awesome breakfas! 😀 <3 I'm all for triple stacks…must recreate! xyx

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