New Circuit Workout

I had a very productive morning and it’s only 6:45 a.m.

I made up a little workout that I did this morning and man, it was hard.  After only running for the past three months, these moves were a little difficult, but it was definitely a great workout.  It looked like this:

*NOTE: all cardio moves are performed for 20 seconds followed by a 10 second rest and repeated two more times.  The strength moves are all done for either 25 reps or 25 seconds depending on the move (and, as always, take a longer rest if you need it)*

- Cardio: mountain climbers

- Strength: push ups

- Cardio: squat jumps

- Strength: lunges

- Cardio: burpees

- Strength: tricep dips

- Cardio: skaters

- Strength: plank

- Cardio: high knees

- Strength: crunches

- Cardio: butt kicks

- Strength: wall sit

After you get through this circuit once, rest for two minutes and repeat.

The whole thing took me about 30 minutes.  I can’t believe how much I hate burpees.  I don’t think they should exist, but I guess that means they are doing their job.

Switching from running to this circuit was pretty difficult — good thing I didn’t try to start up Insanity right away.  Soon enough though!


After the workout, I made my breakfast and lunch.  For breakfast, I made my favorite oatmeal combo — oatmeal with peanut butter and honey.

This guy loves when I add peanut butter to my oatmeal because he knows he can get a little bit.

Gimme some PB!

Licking his chops

I usually make it with almond milk, which is my favorite way to make oatmeal, but we were out, so I used skim instead.

I used to hate oatmeal when I was growing up, but now it’s almost the only thing I eat for breakfast these days.  Weird.

I also made a smoothie for lunch (along with several other snacks, not just the smoothie).  The smoothie today is an odd combo, but it tastes great (I sampled a bit to make sure).

I had about a cup of each of these bags of frozen fruit left, so I threw it all in the blender — mostly strawberries, but also bananas and mangoes.









I added a 6 oz container of blueberry greek yogurt, a 1/4 c of milk (plus a little more), and a T of honey.



It tastes so refreshing, I’m excited to have this treat for lunch.

Time to get ready for my Thursday.  Have a great day everyone!


  1. That circut sounds painful! Mountain climbers + burpees + tricep dips = my worst enemies. But they sure do get the heart pumping!

  2. Sounds like a challenging circuit!

  3. That circuit looks intense – but awesome!

  4. Great circuit workout there! Definitely my favorite way of working out, and will be trying this soon!

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