A Great Day

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I’m a firm believer that you wake up and decide whether or not it’s going to be a good day.  And today, I woke up and thought, “Today is a great day.”

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It’s not about what happens to you, it’s how you react, right? 


I’m reacting with this delicious and beautiful breakfast!  Want to have a happy day?  Make breakfast extra special.  It works.  ‘Sunday breakfasts’ should be eaten all through the week!  It’s worth getting up 10 minutes earlier.


French toast, raspberries, sesame-covered cashews, and a little agave.  Perfect, perfect.


Name Your 5K Giveaway Winner!


So many awesome entries on the latest and greatest Name Your 5K Giveaway contest!

The winner… Sarah!  Congrats. Smile  All your wonderful healthy intentions motivated me to sign up for another 5K – this one is on New Year’s Eve!  I’m pretty excited to tackle another race… I just hope it’s not too cold! Brrr.



  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) December 19, 2011, 10:44 am

    I hope you have a great day! I wrote a blogpost just the other day about choosing joy. Seriously, it is a choice we have to sometimes make or we’ll just get swept into a funk! Funk-be-gone, have a grand day!

  • Khushboo December 19, 2011, 10:48 am

    Absolutely! Change your mindset and you can change your life! Hope today is a GREAT day for you!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 19, 2011, 10:48 am

    I totally agree with you Caitlin – YOU can choose whether or not your day is a great one. I woke up feeling the same way and so far, so good. (Although it would be even better if mine involved sesame coated cashews!)

  • Sana December 19, 2011, 10:48 am

    I loveee Sunday breakfasts, it’s a shame we can’t have them all week long!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed December 19, 2011, 10:51 am

    Bfast looks awesome… I’ve been meaning to do some Sunday breakfast prep so I can have awesome breakfasts all week without the extra effort required in the morning. I definitely think an exciting meal can make a day better haha!

    Have a good one 🙂

  • Amanda December 19, 2011, 10:56 am

    I completely agree – attitude is everything.

    Your breakfast looks awesome! I should really make French toast sometime soon.

  • Jamima @ Sweat Style December 19, 2011, 10:56 am

    Absolutely and I started off on the wrong foot this am so thank you. It’s going to be a great day!

    Yum, that breaky looks amazing too!

  • katie @ KatieDid December 19, 2011, 11:17 am

    Attitude is everything, hope its a good one for you!

  • Gloria December 19, 2011, 11:32 am

    You’re definitely right. I often have a difficult time with this, but I’m going try to change my mindset from now on. Thank you, and have an awesome day! 🙂

  • Amanda December 19, 2011, 11:33 am

    I totally agree that you can decide if a day will be good or bad- and that usually just making that decision will help the outcome! This week I am on break so it is easy to wake up with a positive attitude, but I really lean on thinking positive when I am working!

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction December 19, 2011, 11:36 am

    That breakfast looks fantastic! And yes, we definitly decide whether or not we are going to havea good day!

  • HRCK the Herald December 19, 2011, 11:49 am

    I agree entirely! A family friend told me that she gets up every morning, looks in the mirror, and says “Susan, today is going to be a GREAT day.” She told me that when I was about 8, and it’s really stuck with me. Positive thinking is so real!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb December 19, 2011, 11:50 am

    i definitely agree! i was in a funk last week and woke up this morning determined to turn things around. love your attitude 🙂

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 19, 2011, 12:02 pm

    Love this! Totally agree that you should try to make every meal (not only breakfast!) special. I know I enjoy my meals a lot more when I do that!

  • Jen@FoodFamilyFitness December 19, 2011, 12:15 pm

    “Thoughts become things.”

    Today will be a great day!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) December 19, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I have to agree with you to an extent, because some days are easier than others to make that decision 😉

  • Ellie@Fit for the Soul December 19, 2011, 12:29 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree that Sunday breakfasts are ALWAYS good! 😀 And that our words and thoughts do have power, and how easily one neg. thought can lead into a downward spiral. I mean, there’s a reason why sin starts from the mind and heart! 😛 I always love your thought provoking posts Caitlin. Have a wonderful day~

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 19, 2011, 12:37 pm

    I LOVE a good b-fast–gets the day started right 🙂

  • Sarah December 19, 2011, 12:54 pm

    A NYE 5k sounds fun! My next race is a mid-January 5k 🙂

  • Laura @ She Eats Well December 19, 2011, 1:47 pm

    This post makes me happy. I really, really enjoy how you strive to have such a positive outlook every day. So refreshing and inspiring. Thanks for the Monday help 🙂

  • Amber K December 19, 2011, 1:59 pm

    I try and indulge with breakfast every morning. When I can of course. But it’s a great way to start the day.

  • Army Amy* December 19, 2011, 2:09 pm

    It’s all about attitude! Sounds like you have a good one!*

  • Electra @ Vanilla Bean Lean December 19, 2011, 3:33 pm

    I am absolutely LOVING this post!!! You are a rockstar. It’s completely about deciding your day will be a positive one, and all about how you react. Our attitude determines our outcomes and a positive, happy approach leads to a positive, happy outcome! 🙂

  • Irina G (Fit Flexitarian) December 19, 2011, 3:35 pm

    I love this because it is so, so true. I have a friend that starts out every thought in a negative way and I am CONSTANTLY telling her to look at things differently. It’s definitely always good to wake up and believe that good things will happen because, well, then they will!

  • Angela @ MyPinkyToes December 19, 2011, 4:03 pm

    Congrats to Sarah! I would love to run a New Year’s Eve race someday! I love these giveaways and I hope you continue to do them!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness December 19, 2011, 5:40 pm

    I completely agree – it’s all about your attitude, and your mindset, you can always turn your day around by changing your reacts to things, and responding with a positive smile and thoughts! 🙂 Love your post this morning. And I love that breakfast too…amazing! Definitely a great day if it starts with french toast! 😉 xyx

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 19, 2011, 5:44 pm

    Yes! I love this! I really believe that a day is only as good as you make it! 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 19, 2011, 8:05 pm

    I was lucky this semester and always had time in the morning to make a good breakfast! Great way to start the day!

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