20 Minute Elliptical Hill Workout

Last night a dinner post just wasn’t happening. I spent the majority of yesterday afternoon writing blog posts that will debut when I’m cruisin’ this weekend and didn’t have another one in me. I’m pretty sure writing six blog posts in one day is my max! I just want to make sure PBF is alive and kickin’ while I’m downing mojitos like it’s my job away.

Today is a new day and my writing mojo is back!

Let’s hope it lasts throughout the day because I need to tie up a few loose ends on some projects.

Vacation count down is ON!

20 Minute Elliptical Hill Workout

Good news for my fellow elliptical fans! I have another challenging elliptical workout for you today.

I began my workout this morning with this 20-minute doozy:

elliptical workout

I’m calling it a “20 Minute Elliptical Hill Workout” because nearly the whole time I felt like I was slowly trying to get to the top of some crazy-steep hill. It was a great way to warm up my body and start sweating right off the bat.

I rounded out my workout with some strength training.


Breakfast was enjoyed in front of the computer to the tune of “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba thanks to my ‘90s station on Pandora.


You better believe that song got an enthusiastic thumbs up from this girl.

pandora thumbs up

I actually have a funny story about that ‘90s classic…

When I reached out to my mother-in-law about what song she wanted to select for the mother/son dance song at our wedding, she asked for a little guidance. I said, “What song makes you think of Ryan whenever you hear it?”

Her reply?

“That song that goes, ‘I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down!’”

Yep. Tubthumping.

Apparently Ryan was quite a Chumbawamba fan back in the day.

I laughed pretty hard and told her that they could dance to whatever song they wanted, but usually a slower song with more emotional lyrics is chosen for the mother/son dance. I was really tempted to fade out the slow song they inevitably chose and fade in Tubthumping just to see her reaction!

mother son dance

Back to breakfast!

egg sandwich 006-001

Another egg sandwich!

Two fried eggs + Strawberry jelly + Muenster cheese + Toasted whole wheat English muffin

egg sandwich 008-001

And a hot mug of coffee for a burst of caffeine.

anthropologie initial mug

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Claire Chappell says

    Morning Julie! For this elliptical hill workout, what resistance did you do? I did the 20 min elliptical workout that switches between resistance 11 and 15 last week and it was great, definitely challenged me on the elliptical and kept it interesting! Thanks so much!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *