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Circuit Workout

Remember that time I said I had good intentions of posting a workout, and then my laptop died?

Well, now that lil’ m-swag is here, I’m holding true to my promise.

This is the workout I did with my awesome client, and we were both a hot mess by the end!

Each circuit consists of 15 reps of 3 different exercises (completed back to back with no – or minimal – rest) three times through.

*Complete circuit one all three times before moving to circuit two, and so on.


  • pike pushups

  • jump squats

  • overhead tricep extension with light to medium dumbbell (both hands on weight)


  • Bosu pushups side to side (each side counts as one rep)

  • burpees with pushup and jump

  • tricep kickbacks with a medium dumbbell (should be challenging for sure!)


  • squat curl press with medium to heavy dumbbells

  • tuck jumps

  • tricep dips

CORE CIRCUIT (you can do this circuit 1-3 times depending on core strength and time)

  • 60 second plank (if it feels easy or like it could be more challenging, try alternating leg lifts)

  • 60 second windmills (from pilates – hurt so good)

  • 60 second side plank (each side)

  • 60 second boat pose

I hope you enjoy this workout as much as we did!

Have a FABULOUS night – and get excited because tomorrow is Friday Eve! 🙂

Much love!


Back to Training

Because of my crazy schedule last week, I was unable to workout with Martha.  However, this morning it was back to our training schedule, and I am so thankful!  Here’s what today looked like:

Circuit One (two times)

  • squat curl and press with 12lb db’s – 15
  • wide pushups – 20
  • lunge fwd/back with pass 8lb db(as seen on a JM workout, not sure which one) – 15 each leg
  • figure 8 with 8lb db – 15
  • low plank – 1:15

Circuit Two (two times)

  • burpees – 15
  • lat raise with pour with 5lb db’s- 15
  • reverse flies 8lb db’s – 15
  • wide-to-narrow jump squats with 10lb db – 15 (thank you Megan)
  • butterfly crunches – 30

Circuit Three (two times)

  • wheel lunges – 10 each leg
  • plank pushups – 10 leading with each arm
  • pilates 100
  • side v-crunches – 20 each side
  • twist crunch with elevated feet (mason twists) – 30
  • side plank pushups – 15 each side

It was a great workout to get back into our routine.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

What is your workout today???

Above workout, teaching hip hop cardio dance at 4:30, teaching Zumba (it’s blacklight night –  YAY!) at 7:15.

Have a GREAT Monday!

Tooting my own horn

Today has been a great day!  I trained Martha this morning (you will hear a lot about her and our workouts) at 7, and we did the following workout:

Circuit One (two times)

  • Step-up pushups – 10 R and 10 L (inspired by Megan)
  • Heavy chest press – 15 with 20lb db’s
  • Twist crunches with 10 lb weight – 25
  • Tricep extension with bands – 15
  • Jumping jacks – one minute

Circuit Two (two times)

  • Burpees – 10
  • Flies – 15
  • Jumping wide to narrow squats with 10 lb weight – 15
  • Overhead tricep dips – 15
  • Side bend lunges with 8 lb weight – 12 (these are one of my favorites!)

Circuit Three (two times)

  • Pushups – 20
  • Reach with 12 lb weight – 20 and then hold up and pulse for 10
  • Tricep dips – 20 with R leg raised, then switch and do 20 with other leg raised
  • Ab blasters – 20

After our training session, I made a cookie dough cereal bowl topped with a few organic raisins and mini chocolate chips.  I caught up on my blog reading and then decided to finish reading Water for Elephants.  I really liked this book, and the ending was interesting!  By the time I turned the last page of my book, it was time for Insanity!  Today was Max Cardio Conditioning and Cardio Abs.  I wasn’t feeling the workout when it first started (my legs feel so tired by the time Friday rolls around), but after the warmup and stretch, I was good to go.

Once I showered and made myself presentable, I met up with my adorable friend Jade for lunch at Panera.  She was my Young Life leader in high school and we were close friends!  It was so good to catch up with her, and we both decided that we MUST talk more often!  We enjoyed our lunches (veggie sandwich and chicken berry salad for me) and talked for about an hour and half.

As I left Panera, I was headed to run some errands.  I came to an intersection where I was turning left, and the green arrow went off, so I decided to stop and wait before pulling out into the intersection too far.  I heard somebody lay on their horn like I was going to hit them, and I frantically looked around for a car I may not have seen…nothing.  Still the horn was blowing at me!  I looked at the SUV behind me and gave a “What’s your problem?” glance in my rearview mirror.  Then I realized I had my arm pressing down on my steering wheel, right across my horn.  That’s right, I was honking at myself.  I started laughing at myself because I probably looked like an idiot, but it was hysterical.  Go ahead, laugh at with me.

I’m cleaning the house now while Daniel helps the roofers finish up our house.  I’m hoping for some SUSHI tonight!

What was your workout today???


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