Hi everyone! How have yall been? I can’t believe it’s been forever since I’ve posted here. I’ll certainly try better to be on here, but I want to catch everyone up on what I’ve been up to since I’ve last posted!
NEW CROSSFIT COMPETITION
So in the beginning of September, I was on a team for a new competition series, Battle of the Sexes. I’ve done a few SuperFit competitions, and love that series of competition…always challenging and fun. For the Battle of the Sexes, I was on an all female team. I really enjoyed it, and it was the FIRST time going RX. Yup…you heard me. We went straight up RX :) We actually decided to go RX last minute…like at 6am that morning. We got the workouts and we could’ve easily got on the podium for the scaled division, but we decided we wanted more of a challenge. I honestly wasn’t worried about the weights at all, but we had to do a skill that none of us had ever done in competition before: HANDSTAND WALKS! My friend and I were the only ones on our team that could “sort of” do them. And honestly, I am SO happy we decided on RX because it was an experience I would never forget.
We had three goals when we entered the RX competition: 1) not to die, 2) not get last place, and 3) to beat a guys team (in this competition series, we battled guys against girls, there were no separate divisions for males and females). I am proud to say we succeeded at all three! Certainly didn’t die, we DID NOT come in last place, and we BEAT a guys team! YAY!
For now though, I’m taking a break from competing. Want to give my body a break from a crazy workout schedule. I’m glad though…this fall has been especially busy with weddings, travel, and various other things jam-packed on my schedule. I am still working out at my gym, which I LOVE and will never leave ha! But I’m making room for listening to my body and relaxing if I want to relax.
NEW WEBSITE/PERSONAL BUSINESS
I started a new personal business website, and I encourage ANYONE from ANYWHERE who wants help to please look at it. I can help you with personal training, one-on-one or in groups. I can help with nutrition analysis, and I can create personalized workouts for you if we don’t live close to each other! With that, I also created business cards, so I’m hoping I can really get something going eventually. I am still doing corporate fitness training…been there for 6 years now, but want to start venturing out on my own too to see what else I can do. I love helping out people reach their fitness goals.
Check out my new website here: http://caitlinprudenpt.weebly.com
GETTING MY WORKOUTS IN ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE
With my schedule being super busy this fall, I’ve been trying to get my workouts in no matter what I have going on. A lot of times my schedule hasn’t matched up with the schedule of classes at my gym, so instead of using that as an excuse to NOT workout, I am working out at work or at home (or anywhere I may be). I have been able to take the programming from my gym and do the workouts at work after my shift or in our garage gym at home. I’m still hitting my percentages of my maxes on all my lifts. At work I can do pretty much everything. I have limited weights at work and the only lift I can’t do is deadlifts at home since my max is just so freakin high ;) I kid, but I can do everything at home for the most part. My new hashtag on Instagram has been #noexcuses. I just want to make sure that no matter what, YOU can work out wherever with whatever you have. Like I said, I’ve been able to hit some great workouts in my home gym and at work, but I am actually sitting in a hotel room as I type this, and just this morning I checked out the hotel gym…and OH MY GOSH…2 treadmills, 1 elliptical, and medicine balls. It looked like it was a closet turned into a weight room…all of the equipment was being used too. I decided to go upstairs back to my room and kick my butt with an awesome superset workout that I created. Want to know what I did? Of course right?! Ha…it’s below:
1a. Plie squat with calf raise – 15 reps
1b. Tricep pushup with glute kickback – 10 reps
2a. 1-leg deadlift – 15 reps/leg
2b. Side plank with leg abductions - 10 reps/side
3a. Downward dog push-ups – 10 reps
3b. Russian twists – 30 seconds
4a. Dips – 15 reps
4b. Supermans – 15 reps
5a. Lunge jumps – 30 seconds
5b. Mountain climbers + plank jack combo – 30 seconds
**I did three sets of everything
Again, I could’ve EASILY just gone back to bed after breakfast, but I remembered my own hashtag, #noexcuses. I was dressed and ready to workout and I knew there was NO WAY I could just unchanged and get back into bed. I just cleared a space on the floor and got to work. After I was done with my workout, I ended up doing a good vinyasa yoga flow too to help stretch out and unwind. What an amazing way to cool down too. (And then I took a nap! LOL!)
NEW BLOG COMPETITION
I want to create a brand new competition for everyone who reads my blog. I think yall deserve it ;) But I want your feedback! Please reply to this post either on this site, on facebook, or my new website with what you want to see. I have fun prizes I can give away (hint hint…Oakley sunglasses and gym bags!).
I want to combine aspects of fitness, nutrition, and mind/body. So completing workouts, creating your own workouts to submit, yoga workouts, recipes you can try or submit, etc. What do you think? What do you want to see?
Anyway, I hope everyone is doing super well. I’m happy to be back! :)