10 Minute Cardio and Abs Circuit

After dealing with some computer issues yesterday, I’m back!

Ryan ended up getting off the trails at a decent time yesterday and called me in the late afternoon to tell me that he was on his way back to Ocala. I decided to drive home last night to see him when he arrived around 10 p.m.

It’s good to have our little family back together!

Since Ryan wasn’t supposed to be back until today, he has the day off from work and we slept in and headed to the gym together around 7:30 a.m.

It felt good to sweat and I completed 40 minutes of cardio split between the stair master, rowing machine and the elliptical. I followed my cardio with a brief 10 minute cardio and abs circuit.

Cardio and Abs Circuit Workout - Only 10 Minutes

A quick and efficient ab workout! Moving directly from plank jacks into a plank hold was the biggest challenge for me. Phew!


Breakfast this morning centered around a gigantic Honeycrisp apple.

Honeycrisp Apple with Almond Butter

Following my visit to the Harry & David orchards in Oregon in October, I was enrolled in their 6-month fruit of the month club and received a big box of the most delicious and perfectly crisp apples yesterday. I cut one up and dipped the slices in a bit of almond butter for breakfast this morning.

apples almond butter eggs

Served with some scrambled eggs on the side for a little protein!

Today’s agenda includes writing, studying and a conference call.

See ya after lunch!


  1. says

    Julie! Yours is one of my favorite blogs and I love basically every post you put up. You actually inspired me to start my own blog, and I followed your tips and instructions while spending 5 hours getting it set up yesterday. Thanks for the inspirations, all the workouts and the recipes!
    Andrea Burgwin


  2. Amy says

    Hi Julie! Since we know about your love of Harry & David, I wanted to let you know that there is a 50% off Harry & David coupon on living social right now! It’s $15 for one box of Fresh Royal Riviera Pears!


  3. says

    Ever since reading your blog I’ve starting breaking up my cardio at the gym by using different machines and doing circuits in between. I used to dread the full 40 minutes on one machine, but breaking it up makes all the difference. Thanks!


  4. LG says

    Well, thanks a LOT, Julie. Hrumph. I subjected myself to this 10 minute workout because I only had a tiny slot of time tonight. (I’m going to a Stella & Dot party.) Anyway, my abs are killing me now!!! Urgggg. :0)


  5. says

    I have a lot of honey crisp apples on-hand. The local orchard taught me a trick last Fall–put the apples in a freezer bag, get the air out, and store in the fridge. Last year I had honey crisp apples last for 4 months. I was a happy camper eating them in March!


  6. says

    I love apples! I eat one everyday! Granny Smith and Gala are my favorite. Question did you ever end up getting a laptop? I know you were in the market before. I am looking to replace my macbook with something less expensive and don’t know where to start!


  7. says

    I love Honeycrisps! We have actually had them {{gasp!}} on sale recently here in California, but everytime I buy them they are gone in the blink of an eye 😉

    I would also love a recap of Ryan’s hike, I have no idea what the Appalacians looks like! Especially from the view of a seasoned hiker!



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