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I guess last night’s Motivation worked on me… because I woke up raring to go for my workout (which rarely happens in the AM). 


It probably didn’t hurt that spring has officially SPRUNG in Charlotte.  Blossoms everywhere!  Walking around my neighborhood is so pleasant.


James and I went on a 1.5-mile walk. I would’ve loved to walk for longer but James was being weird.  He kept on planting his butt on the sidewalk and refusing to budge.  I thought he must’ve been ill (because he loves to walk!) so I turned around to go home… and he began to sprint!  He just didn’t want to go in that particular direction.  It was weird… and kind of geeked me out.  Maybe he knew something I didn’t?


Came home and did Phase 1 of Get of Bangin’ Body


… Well, I did what I physically could do, being preggers and all.  All of the ab work was out of the question (lots of crunches), but I did the leg work and stretches.  I am really excited to implement this workout post-baby though because no equipment is required!  Can do it right in your living room.


Time for breakfast!  Kale, three eggs, nuts, and a glass of unsweet soy milk.


If that sounds like an unusual breakfast (well, it certainly is for me), that’s because it is – I’m taking the gestational diabetes screening test this morning, and my midwife recommended a high protein/low carbohydrate or sugar breakfast.  The test involves drinking 50 grams of glucose and then giving blood an hour later – the purpose is to test how well my body processes sugar to assess my risk for GD.  I’m not looking forward to it at all, but obviously it’s important to know if you have GD during pregnancy. 


Off to chug my sugary cocktail.  Weeeeeee!



  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 14, 2012, 8:43 am

    That’s really strange about James. You’re right–maybe he sensed something in that direction that neither you or him would want to run into.

    • Faith @ For the Health of It March 14, 2012, 9:11 am

      I really think dogs (any animal, really) can sense things that humans cant…I’m with Liz on this one!

  • Alison March 14, 2012, 8:47 am

    don’t get too worked up about the test. People are always telling tall tales of it’s disgustingness but it really just tastes like a melted popsicle or flat soda. Definitely get orange if you have a choice!

    • Jazz March 14, 2012, 9:07 am

      Haha I know! some of the other bloggers were tweeting about it like it was the end of the world.. it tastes good!

      • Marissa C March 14, 2012, 12:12 pm

        Yeah, wasn’t a big deal here either!

        • Caitlin March 14, 2012, 8:17 pm

          I thought it was yummy!

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction March 14, 2012, 8:53 am

    Looks like a healthy and filling breakfast! Just what a growing baby needs 🙂

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat March 14, 2012, 8:59 am

    My dog will do the “refusal” during a walk sometimes too – once I tried to take her the opposite direction on our typical three mile route and she just sat there and stared at me like I was crazy. I haven’t tried it since!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 14, 2012, 9:15 am

    One of my family’s dogs used to refuse to walk too! She’d just stop and we’d literally have to try to drag her along before she ‘won’ and we’d just pick her up and carry her home. Good luck with the screening Caitlin! I hope it goes well.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 14, 2012, 9:19 am

    Looks like an amazing breakfast to me! Good luck with the test although I have no doubt you will do great. That drink is awful especially since I don’t drink sugary drinks to begin with. Have a great day Caitlin!

  • Heather March 14, 2012, 9:20 am

    good luck with your test I am sure you will do great!

  • Jenn March 14, 2012, 9:24 am

    My dogs used to refuse to walk by a particular apartment building where I used to live. It’s that sixth sense thing they got going on. Kind of creepy…especially when they stare at what appears to be nothing to the human eye.

  • Emily G. March 14, 2012, 9:33 am

    I’m curious to know why doctors recommend changing what you eat right before a test. Shouldn’t they want a true reading based on your every day life and not have it altered by a quick cheat just to pass? Afterall, you stated it was an unusual breakfast for you.

    • Elisabeth March 14, 2012, 9:49 am

      I actually am a medical laboratory scientist & run lab tests for a living. They recommend not eating to much sugary/carby food in the couple hours before the test because it can falsely skew the glucose results high and then you’d have to take the 3 hour oral glucose tolerance test.

    • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston March 14, 2012, 10:06 am

      I was told to not change anything about my diet before the test and was a-okay! I think it just depends on your practitioners feelings on it.

  • Beverly March 14, 2012, 9:38 am

    My friend’s dog did the same thing when she was in her third trimester with her first child. It was like he didn’t want her to get hurt by walking a certain direction. James may be trying to protect you and the baby.

  • Alett March 14, 2012, 9:39 am

    snuggles to James & I hope that all goes well with your GD test!
    (I accidentally typed “VD” instead of GD…oops! LOL!)

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 14, 2012, 9:42 am

    Good job on getting that workout in! and good luck on your test! I’m sure it will be fine!

  • Jen March 14, 2012, 9:43 am

    Nati does that all the time. He makes himself “heavy” and refuses to go in the direction I want him to. I guess they know what they want!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 14, 2012, 10:08 am

    It’s SO strange when animals do things like that.. mainly because I DO think they have some sort of 6th sense!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 14, 2012, 10:41 am

    I love books like that. Still going through NROL, but it’s the first time working out with structure. It’s awesome!

  • Becky March 14, 2012, 10:41 am

    My dog does that all the time – it usually means he saw or smelled something exciting and wants to go back to it. Occasionally it means he’s hot and wants to go home. It has never (to my knowledge) meant that he was freaked out by something or anything like that!

  • Kelly March 14, 2012, 10:51 am

    That would have freaked me out too if my dog had done what James had done! For sure.

    Goodluck on the GD test…I am sure it will be totally fine! 🙂

  • Linda March 14, 2012, 10:56 am

    One of my parents’ dogs went through a phase of being scared of the park. I think it was because they sometimes play hockey there and men with sticks are apparently very scary (he’s a rescue dog so goodness knows what he experienced in his previous life). A block before we got to the park, before you could even see it, he’d sit and refuse to budge. However he chose the wrong person to play stubborn with! One day I picked up all 25kg of him, carried him down the block to the park, accross the park right into the middle and put him down. That was the day he learned to cope with the park!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed March 14, 2012, 11:03 am

    Good luck with your test!

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) March 14, 2012, 11:25 am

    Lucky you… when I took the glucose test at 25 weeks I had to fast. I was starving by the time I was able to eat breakfast! 🙂 I am sure you will do well.

  • Sonia the Mexigarian March 14, 2012, 11:59 am

    My puppy does that too. Ususually he’s distracted, but sometimes he is very admant about not going in a particular direction. He whimpers, pulls back on his leash and gives me a look like ‘let’s get the hell out of here’. What was really creepy was when he sat at the base of of our staircase and started growling at the empty stairwell. Hello ghost?

    Good look on the GD test! 🙂 Can’t wait to hear how it went!

  • Marissa C March 14, 2012, 12:15 pm

    My two thoughts for the day:

    1. Once baby arrives, you might want to ditch the kale for awhile…it’s related to cabbage and makes babies ridiculously gassy. Learned that the hard way…

    2. Are they having you take the 2 hour or 1 hour test? I took it about 6 months ago my office had just switched to a new 2 hour format (3 sticks, 1 before and 1 at each hour mark). It’s pass or fail, no 3 hour test anymore. Curious if other offices have started doing this yet? Apparently it was based on recent research.

    • Caitlin March 14, 2012, 8:18 pm

      It was 1 hour… Hope I pass!

  • k March 14, 2012, 12:34 pm

    i did the glucose tolerance test last week (not for pregnancy, though). the lab tech thought i was weird because i thought the glucose drink was delicious, ha. the worst part was having to sit in the lab waiting room for 2 hours afterwards. be sure you have a good book or something!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well March 14, 2012, 12:39 pm

    The cover of the Get a Bangin’ Body book seriously cracks me up…for many reasons. Anyways. Ha. Good luck with the test!

  • Jen@FoodFamilyFitness March 14, 2012, 1:33 pm

    Ugh. I hated that stupid glucose test, good luck!!!

  • Allison K March 14, 2012, 2:01 pm

    Good luck with the glucose screen! I find it fascinating how different doctors reccomend different things prior to the test.
    My doctor told me to eat normally, but to stay away from excess sugar. That is it. Oh, and to not eat 30 minutes before the test. My sister-in-laws doc told her nothing.
    It’s frustrating to expecting moms.

  • Amber K March 14, 2012, 2:15 pm

    It’s so crazy that animals can sense so much more than we can. Or maybe they just pay more attention? I don’t know.

    I think it’s crazy that Spring has apparently hit everywhere else but Oregon! We had such a mild winter and then it’s been snowing lately. Weird!

  • Caitlin March 14, 2012, 3:43 pm

    Caitlin! I wanted to share a really amazing egg salad recipe with you. I don’t know if you like egg salad, but this version is to die for…and the star of the show is your favorite TJ’s hummus (the one with horseradish).

    Mix 1 hard boiled egg with a couple teaspoons of stone ground whole grain dijon, a tablespoon of plain greek yogurt, and a tablespoon of the horseradish hummus. ITS AMAZING!

    • Caitlin March 14, 2012, 8:18 pm

      oh dang. that sounds awesome!

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