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This has not been a good week.


My week included, but was not limited to, falling down my stairs and injuring myself, getting into a car accident and re-injuring myself, Henry getting sick, Henry vomiting all over himself and me in a parking lot, looming deadlines, and many fires at work.  Nothing all that bad, but enough to make me feel like, “Oh my God, will this week ever, ever end?”


To be honest, I just haven’t been feeling like myself lately.  Not positive and happy – and I’m a very positive and happy person. I’ve been moody, annoyed, and easily frustrated.  And, of course, when you’re in a bad mood and bad thing happen, they feel 100% worse than if you had a bright outlook.


So – I’m over it.  Seriously.  OVER IT.  I’m tired of waiting for my luck to turn around, and I’m going to turn around my attitude instead.  Horse before the cart and all that jazz.


Step 1: A delicious, healthy breakfast.


1/2 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup soy milk

1 banana

Toppings: sunflower seeds and blueberries


Step 2: Blog about the way I feel.  HTP always makes me feel better – It was definitely time that I checked in with you guys and let you know what was up!


Step 3: Time with the munchkin and the Husband.


Step 4: Those deadlines!  Gotta make them.


I hope you have an excellent Sunday, and if you had a rough week, too – REJOICE!  A new week is here – let’s celebrate a fresh start.  I, for one, am thrilled to put the last week behind me.




  • marjie June 30, 2013, 8:59 am

    I love reading your blog. You’re real. One of the things I enjoy most about you is that even when things aren’t going the way you want, you still put a positive spin on it. Today is a new day. Tomorrow is a new week!

    • Caitlin June 30, 2013, 9:02 am

      thanks! im trying 🙂

  • Lisa June 30, 2013, 8:59 am

    Sorry you had a rough week–good plans for the start of a new one. I feel that when I’m having a rough day..or week..I think about all of the good things in my life and about how in a few days I either won’t remember the things that made my day bad or they will just be a small bump in the past that don’t matter any more. Hope the days ahead are 200% better than the last week 🙂

    • Caitlin June 30, 2013, 9:02 am

      this is great advice 🙂

  • Aishah @ Coffee, Love, Health June 30, 2013, 9:00 am

    Hope you feel better fast! I am sure Henry’s cuteness helps make everything better 🙂

  • Ali June 30, 2013, 9:06 am

    I had a really bad week too! I adopted a dog and I LOVE her so much, but it isn’t working out and I had to make the decision this morning to return her to the rescue. Sadly, my vet is the one who had to be the one to convince me that this dog is A) way too much, B) is way too interested in my 7-year old cat, C) isn’t going to stop jumping and biting in the near future and I am worried about her injuring my sister’s kids, and D) her manic episodes are real and aren’t getting better. This whole week has been so crappy but I’m happy to know she is going back to a foster’s house and her brother and sister. And she is super well trained and I got her through a number of anxieties and is ready to go for when her right-fit forever family adopts her! I hope your week (and mine) starts looking up soon.

  • Linda June 30, 2013, 9:11 am

    Good morning,
    Thanks for being so authentic and honest. That is one of the many reasons that I have followed your blog for so long. Just looking at Henry’s face in the last picture put a smile on my face for the rest of today. Hope you are both feeling much better!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 30, 2013, 9:15 am

    I’m with you! I’ve been in quite the funk lately and feeling unmotivated in my life and frustrated with my pursuit to get back in my CAREER field. My current job was frustrating me and I was just feeling very heavy hearted. But I’m with you and trying to turn my outlook around, starting with an amazing detoxing hot yoga class this morning. 🙂

  • Ashley June 30, 2013, 10:09 am

    I really appreciate your honest posts. I like when bloggers show that they are in fact human too, it’s refreshing and reminds us that we are all in this thing together– we are all unique but share the same experiences. Hope next week is great for you!

  • Mabelle @ Dance, Love, Dine June 30, 2013, 10:13 am

    Love what you said about changing your attitude!! definitely the way to go. I am looking to do that myself. Cheers to a better week!

  • Alisha @ Gluten Free Perspective June 30, 2013, 10:26 am

    Oh no! Just think, you are getting all your bad days out of the way for a nice long while. I hope this coming week is a little brighter for you!

  • Molly @ RDexposed June 30, 2013, 10:35 am

    Car accidents are the worst…but
    At least the deadlines are because you have a job.
    At least you have a baby whom’s sickness is an oddity.
    At least you understand the greatness of your body.
    Look at your cup of coffee has half full this morning. 🙂

    • Clizia July 1, 2013, 4:35 am

      I love this attitude, Molly!

  • Joy June 30, 2013, 10:58 am

    I’m so sorry you’ve had such a hard week, and I hope you’re feeling better from your fall and your car accident (scary!).

    Your blog posts have turned my mood around many times, and I love remembering that sometimes it’s as simple as deciding to be happy or positive that turns things around. Just when you think all is lost, look at all the good things in your life.

  • Mary June 30, 2013, 11:01 am

    I have been having a bad week too:(. So glad it’s a new fresh week starting!

  • Crystal June 30, 2013, 12:03 pm

    I hope you have a better week next week. Accidents (falling and car accidents) are always scary. Hope you and Henry are feeling better! Also, thank you for your checking out my blog and commenting. I really really appreciate it 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 30, 2013, 12:12 pm

    Aw I’m so sorry you had a rough week, Caitlin. I just finished writing an article for my health coaching newsletter about bouncing back from a bad day, so I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately! I love your determination to turn your attitude around – positivity is everything! Thank you for being so honest and open. My favourite blogs are those written by people that seem real (as in, every day isn’t all sunshine and lollipops) and you fall into that category!

  • Lynne June 30, 2013, 12:32 pm

    Seems like a few of us had a rough week. The sun is finally shining in my part of England, so here’s hoping that’s a positive sign 🙂

  • Grace @ Grace Dishes June 30, 2013, 12:32 pm

    I’m sorry you had a terrible week. I hope tomorrow (being July 1st) ends up being the start of a wonderful MONTH for you.

  • Z June 30, 2013, 12:47 pm

    Feel you completely! But tomorrow is a new week and just gotta remind to bring in positive energy. I keep hoping that if I say it enough out loud that I’ll turn my own energy and aura around. 🙂 Thanks for being honest, and remember, today will be but a memory tomorrow! Keep your chin up, girl.

  • Jen June 30, 2013, 12:52 pm

    Happy thoughts comin your way! I had a rough week too ive been getting random, horrible shoot pains in a very specific part of my knee. Pain ive never felt before ever that made my husband want to take me to the emergency room. Doc wanted to try aleve and rest but it hasnt stopped so mri is next :(. Oh yeah and im training for my 1st marathon so now that dream is probably ruined. Then I ate a TON of pringles one night, lol like nearly the can why idk they were yummy!, only to feel super sick. Checked the can- oh yeah dummy it has wheat and i have celiacs. Total brain fart. I havent been able to eat more than brown rice and g free waffles for almost a week bc i get so sick after a meal. Then my vertigo came back and then i had 3 migraines in 3 days. Ugh why is it all at once!? I feel for you! I am so glad you are safe considering the car accident and hope henry is doing well too! Sorry this was rambley and im sure you dot care but whew i feel a lil better. You rock!

  • Sara June 30, 2013, 2:06 pm

    Same thing happened to me two weeks ago. Worst week ever. On Friday my brakes went out so I had to replace my roters and brake pads (aka unexpected large expense). Saturday got the worst toothache of my life and had to wait until Monday to get it fixed, never sleeping at all the whole weekend. Monday the root canal took 5 HOURS because of complications. And I am dental phobic. Wednesday I was in a car accident as well. Did not get injured, but the guy smashed my car in. Meanwhile, I was still in a ton of pain from my dental procedure.

    The good news, last week was much better. So it DOES turn around. It’ll be okay! Hang in there! 🙂

  • Rebecca June 30, 2013, 2:33 pm

    I’m sorry you had a bad week 🙁

    I hear you though – this week sucked for me too, and deadlines are fast approaching for me too…ahh insanity!

  • Jillian B. June 30, 2013, 3:19 pm

    Caitlin, I feel for you! My week has been lame too. I know you’ve said before that you are not a religious persona but I said a little prayer for you. I’m glad to hear your going to think positive this week. Your mindset plays a big role in how you feel!

    Keep posting! 🙂

  • Bethany June 30, 2013, 4:22 pm

    I had the exact same thoughts about last week! I actually had been feeling down for awhile, and not like my “normal” self. From where I was standing, it felt like bad things just kept happening to and around me. Then, I was talking with a friend, going through all of the “bad things,” and she said, “Well, the universe must have thought you were looking pretty strong. It only gives us what we can handle.” Totally made me look at the situation differently, and I’ve repeated it to myself quite a few times since! 🙂

  • Nicola June 30, 2013, 5:13 pm

    You post and tweet every single little detail of your life but you’ve never mentioned a car accident until now? When was this and what happened?

    • Caitlin June 30, 2013, 5:41 pm

      Oh man you must think I have a real boring life if you add up all my tweets and posts and think that’s it!

      • Nicola July 1, 2013, 2:01 am

        Well yeah… Pretty much! Just think it’s unusual you haven’t mentioned it on social media, ‘live tweeted’ it or instagrammed the damage to be honest!

        • Caitlin July 1, 2013, 7:01 am

          Naw. There’s legal issues to that sort of stuff. Ya know?

  • Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen June 30, 2013, 7:32 pm

    cheers to a fresh new week!

  • dawn June 30, 2013, 7:32 pm

    Dear Caitlin,
    I have had a week that is much the same as yours–burned self, unpacked many boxes, family drama, work humiliation, body image distress–I was searching my computer for a sign from the universe that this would pass. And there you are. You really are a rock. Thank you. I am so grateful to you.
    ps I hope that you can get a bit of energy from how much we all love and rely on you

    • Caitlin June 30, 2013, 8:02 pm

      This was really reall TOO kind. Thank you! I had a much better day today and I hope you have a great week.

  • Jill June 30, 2013, 7:34 pm

    Go to the store. Buy a pint of Ben and Jerry’s chocolate chunk or half-baked. Go home. Lock self in family room. Watch episodes of some zombie show or mindless TV show. Eat entire pint of ice cream + some spoonfuls of PB and dark chocolate to boot. Breathe. When ready, unlock family room and re-emerge into the world and try, try again….
    I hope you get a chance for you….Ben and Jerry’s while hiding in your closet maybe? 🙂

  • Ash Bear June 30, 2013, 7:59 pm

    Positive thoughts have to help – and that smiling little munchkin! I’ll be thinking about you! Good luck 🙂

  • Rachael @ Pizza, Run, Repeatza June 30, 2013, 9:16 pm

    Sorry that your week has been rough, but it is good to see that you are determined to get through it. Posting the pretty flowers was a lovely way to start turning things around 😉

  • Amber K June 30, 2013, 9:24 pm

    Good job on wanting to turn your outlook around. I’m not the best at that, but I try!

  • Katie June 30, 2013, 9:59 pm

    That picture has got to make you feel better, right!??! Although, Henry is getting way too big too fast! Keep up the hard work, I am so inspired by all the healthy choices you make day in and day out.

  • Sophie @ life's philosophie July 1, 2013, 6:04 am

    I have weeks like this a lot and after getting frustrated every Monday morning, dreading the week that’s beginning, I’ve decided to change my attitude too. Here’s to a new week and a new month! Yay July! And thank you for being so real.

  • Kerry July 1, 2013, 6:13 am

    I’m convinced there’s not much fresh berries can’t fix.

  • Jamie @ A Healthy J.D. July 1, 2013, 8:35 am

    I’m sorry you had a crummy week, I was right there in the trenches with you with starting a new scary (and exciting but right now so dang scary) job, Z cutting 2 teeth at once and then getting a cold/ear infection from his first week back in daycare (germville more like it). I hope this week is amazing to even it out and I hope you feel better soon! And I’ll jump on the bandwagon and say I appreciate and love how real you are on your blog; keep it up and thanks for being such a great inspiration as both a blogger and mother!

  • Ashley July 1, 2013, 9:42 am

    We get a new week AND a new month- that’s a relief!

    Hope your arm is feeling better and that you are feeling a bit more positing this morning 🙂

  • Mela July 1, 2013, 10:07 am

    Oh man! This week will be a better week!!

  • Cgirl1 July 1, 2013, 3:31 pm

    My goodness, a spill and a car accident in one week – I’m sending lots of positive thoughts and energy your way and glad that you and the family are (relatively) ok! I’ve had a funky week myself, and it sounds like a lot of your readership has as well. Yay for do-overs! Every Monday is a fresh start 🙂

  • Primož July 2, 2013, 12:08 am

    Last week was a hell for me too, if that makes you feel better :-). One morning on my way to work, I was hit by a bicyclist. It was entirely my fault, since I was in my head and didn’t look where I was going when I stepped in his way. Luckily, nobody got seriously hurt, but I felt really bad, when I got to work with torn pants and bloody chin.

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