Last Week’s Workouts

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Wahoo!  Back at it.  I was feeling rather enthusiastic this week.


I did a lot of running and a little something new, too – PiYo!  I’m really excited about how good I feel.  My first run really wiped me out (I crashed HAAARD that night at 8:30) but now that I’ve adjusted, I’m feeling energized by my workouts.  It’s nice to have my “run time” again – it’s such a wonderful stress reliever and release.  Plus, I scheduled not one but TWO friend run dates, so I got to see my besties, too.


It’s been cold!  Cold enough for fleece tights and arm warmers.

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Monday: 2.2 mile walk/run

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 2.4 mile walk/run with my friend Brandi

Thursday: 2.2 mile walk/run

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: PiYo workout + 4.0 mile walk/run with BFF Nicole 


How about that Sunday workout?!  I was feeling FABULOUS because Claire decided to sleep eight straight hours Saturday night (don’t hate me; it was just a fluke).  So I felt good enough to test out my new PiYo DVD.  The Husband joined in, too.


It was hard!  But fun.  I definitely like it – I feel like it’s basically a fast-paced version of power yoga.


We set Henry up with Netflix on the laptop…


And put Claire in her swing…


And somehow, the 35-minute workout was only interrupted to change/fast forward Henry’s TV show three times, adjust Claire’s blankie twice, and get Henry a pear from downstairs.  Winning!


What was your best workout last week?



  • Nicole N. January 13, 2015, 9:46 am

    Great work! I admit I saw the list of your workouts and instantly wondered how in earth you did it so I love that you shared your interruptions! I have a 12 week old and working out is still kind of daunting but it’s good to have a reminder that it still counts even if you have baby breaks in the middle! Now if only the wind chill would come above zero we might go for a walk…

    • Caitlin January 13, 2015, 9:57 am

      Hahah yes almost all kid-included workouts involve a lot of breaks!!! Nature of the beast.

  • Reenie January 13, 2015, 10:09 am

    haha ~ Henry looks so cozy ~~ cute!! 🙂

  • Ash Bear January 13, 2015, 10:12 am

    Great job momma!! I love that picture of you at the top – so excited for some “me” time running!

  • Colleen January 13, 2015, 10:22 am

    Hiya! Go you – that’s beyond impressive! Can you talk more about Piyo? Is it good cardio or more strength training? I’m looking for a workout cardio DVD (besides 30 day shred), and I’m wondering how much cardio Piyo is? Any HIT? Thanks in advance!! And seriously – soooo impressive!

    • ksw January 14, 2015, 6:12 pm

      I just started doing Fit Chicks (its a Canadian company but they have a website so I am sure anyone can buy their DVD’s?). I too was getting bored with my 30 day shred and Fit Chicks has injected some much needed change into my workout routine. Check it out!

  • Kendra S. January 13, 2015, 10:38 am

    I love your enthusiasm! I’m sure there are many of us out there that would let having two kids (one being a newborn) be an excuse to not workout. But you included them in the mix and made it a family affair! I’m sure the benefits of doing that are not only going to impact your health, but their mindset about exercising as they get older.

    Did your parents exercise around you when you were younger? I wonder how much that impacts a persons healthy lifestyle when they become adults…

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed January 13, 2015, 10:41 am

    My best workout last week was heavy squats at 6 am Monday morning. My legs were SO sore for days! Great job getting out there in the cold. I am a wuss haha.

  • logan January 13, 2015, 10:46 am

    Thank you for talking about the interruptions and that you let Henry watch a movie to get some workout time in. As a mom of a 1yr old, it is SO HARD to get anything done on the weekends (I work full-time out of the house during the week) and really appreciate the distraction of TV for the 10-15 minutes it gives me. Keep up the working out! I remember how awesome those first few runs felt post-baby…actually my runs still feel pretty amazing because I’m so proud of myself for fitting them in and because it is “me time”.

  • Lyndsey January 13, 2015, 11:16 am

    So inspiring! I don’t have a kid but I do have a long commute that makes working out a little more difficult (not as hard as two under 3!)

    I want to start couch to 5k though. Thoughts on doing it all indoors since it’s been 11 degrees in Jersey for the last couple of weeks?

  • Christine @ BookishlyB January 13, 2015, 11:33 am

    I love PiYo. I got it for Christmas and do it 4-5 times a week. It’s perfect for moms/busy people since the workout aren’t too long. I can see myself adding to it eventually, though.

  • Christina @ The Beautiful Balance January 13, 2015, 12:06 pm

    Who are your fleece tights by?

    • Caitlin January 13, 2015, 2:42 pm


  • Alex @ True Femme January 13, 2015, 1:18 pm

    Looks like you’re killing it with your workouts! Such an inspiration to me! What I’m most proud of last week is how much I mixed it up in my workouts. I spent pretty much all of last year just doing Pure Barre classes, so this year my goal is to add in other types of training. Last week I did a few PB classes, went on 2 (short) runs, did a yoga video and a HIIT workout. I’m sore in new places but I know that’s a good thing!

  • Rebecca @ Bring Back Delicious January 13, 2015, 2:45 pm

    One of my friends asked where I found the time to cook. I had to admit one recipe took me 5 hours this weekend because of all the baby interruptions. A little bit a time and eventually you get the job one!

    Ultimately it means I take the same approach for working out too. It all counts!

  • Laura January 13, 2015, 8:29 pm

    I was really proud of swimming 1.2 miles (HIM race distance!) in the pool last week! Farthest I’d swam since the Raleigh HIM back in June.

  • Jacquelynn January 13, 2015, 9:22 pm

    Prenatal yoga… I’m loving it! Oh and a long walk outside when the temps were actually warm enough to take my son out in the stroller 🙂

  • Tricia January 14, 2015, 6:13 am

    I’m 5 weeks from my due date with baby number 2 and I feel like this is crazy unattainable for me 🙁 Who is with the kids while you do your runs? Sigh.

    • Caitlin January 14, 2015, 10:51 am

      My husband starts work late so I go in the morning before he leaves or I took Claire in the stroller this morning while Henry was at school.

  • Candice January 14, 2015, 7:07 am

    I’m having my first baby at the end of March. I love hearing about your return to running!

  • Heathers Looking Glass January 14, 2015, 10:08 am

    We have the same brand of swing and Emma Kate loves it, she actually sleeps in it! (she spits up a lot so needs to be elevated)

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