I <3 This Yogurt Mess

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Good morning!


We spent another afternoon at the lake with Julie and Britney and all the kids, including one on the outside and ones on the inside!


It’s fun to watch a friend near the end of pregnancy, isn’t it?  I admit that I feel like Julie is now a ticking time bomb!  Hah. 


When I pulled up at the beach, I said, “Julie, I brought you a present!”  My present was a chair.  Could a full-term momma want anything else?  Well… besides her baby to come out!




I love spending time by the water!  My kids come home sun-drunk and sleepy.  Perfect.


This is my favorite meal and/or large snack of the moment:


I mix 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder with plain Greek yogurt and make CHOCOLATE YOGURT!  And then I add it to slightly-melted frozen cherries, almonds, and unsweetened coconut.


Sometimes, people ask me for the nutritional info of my meals/snacks, so I put all the ingredients into a calculator.  Here are the results!


And last, but not least, here’s my workout of the day…

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I killed it on the treadmill this morning.  I did 3.0 miles in 24:53 – a lot of speedwork thrown into the mix.  While I was running, I was thinking about how I always try to get the last treadmill in the line.  I love to be on the edge and hate to be in between other runners in the middle.  I also feel the same way about public toilets, hah.


What treadmill do you prefer to run on?



  • Kelly @ Gin Dreams and Coffee Beans July 24, 2015, 10:43 am

    Ugh I need to start throwing speed work into the mix. So important, but I hate and avoid it…

    Also yogurt + chocolate + cherries = SO GOOD. I make parfaits with greek yogurt, cherries, and chocolate brown rice cereal and it is amazzzinggg. Love cherry season!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) July 24, 2015, 10:58 am

    I haven’t been on a treadmill in so long … I used to run on any treadmill that had TV, haha! I now prefer long, brisk walks outside to working out indoors.

  • Jenny July 24, 2015, 11:22 am

    Where did you get Claire’s adorable hat and great swim outfits? They have such great sun coverage!

    • Caitlin July 24, 2015, 11:26 am

      the rashguard is from carters, but the hat is from rufflebutts.com and is AMAZING. they have rashguards too.

  • Amanda July 24, 2015, 12:05 pm

    Chocolate yogurt + cherries?! Yes please!

  • Lauren July 24, 2015, 12:12 pm

    The chocolate yogurt looks amazing! What website do you use to calculate the nutritional information?

  • Catherine July 24, 2015, 12:41 pm

    I 100% agree about using gym equipment and public toilets at the end! I actually once read a statistic that the very first stall of a public restroom contains less bacteria than the others because for whatever reason, people skip it! I guess I shouldn’t spread that fact around too much or the opposite will be true! Have a great weekend!

  • Liz July 24, 2015, 1:17 pm

    I read somewhere once that the first stall in a public bathroom tends to be the cleanest because for some reason most people don’t choose it. So for years and years now, I ALWAYS go to the first stall!

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul July 24, 2015, 2:09 pm

    Oh wow that snack looks yummy!

  • Kate July 24, 2015, 2:17 pm

    I love adding cocoa powder to my yogurt and oatmeal. I’ve recently started using unsweetened shredded coconut i my kefir/yogurt and it is crazy to me how much sweetness it brings!

  • Elizabeth Beil July 24, 2015, 3:33 pm

    Claire is just too sweet in that photo! GENIUS idea about the coco powder, going to be trying that out tonight!

  • Katalina@ Peas and Peonies July 24, 2015, 3:43 pm

    Put that yogurt in the freezer for a few minutes to get it really cold, so it feels like you are eating frozen yogurt! Such a treat!

  • Cassie July 25, 2015, 2:18 pm

    I’m not picky. Any working treadmill is fine. I like mine since it means I don’t have to leave the property to use it.

  • Katie July 26, 2015, 6:32 am

    Yum! Your “yogurt mess” sounds delicious! I might have to try it!

  • Jenea Mason July 27, 2015, 1:13 am

    I’m going to have to try your yogurt idea because it looks absolutely delicious!

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