Jump Rope Circuit Workout

Not only do I get so excited when I do a new circuit workout, but I get so pumped to share it with you guys!

Today, after 20 minutes on the elliptical, I hopped off and made up a brand new cardio circuit workout that took me about 30 minutes to complete. It focused on a lot of jump roping and got me super sweaty!

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Let me just say that the 30 seconds of rest between each exercise simply flew by and I felt like I was moving around like a madwoman. It was awesome and a workout you could easily do at home.

I also liked this workout because it was a primarily cardio-focused workout and I didn’t want to do a circuit that worked my arms or legs too much since I just did workouts that focused on strength training on Monday and Tuesday of this week. It was a winner!

Breakfast

We did a pretty good job of going through the eggs in our fridge this week and only have one little guy remaining, but he should be okay through Christmas since eggs take a while to expire.

Today’s morning meal included two fried eggs, served atop a toasted bagel with muenster cheese and raspberry jelly.

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A staple in this house!

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The Violets of March

Guess who finished The Violets of March last night? Yep, it was definitely the kind of book that I just had to get through in two sittings. I have a lot to say about the book – particularly the ending and my thoughts on Esther – and can’t wait for the discussion on January 4.

Time to get to work! Christmas break officially begins for me and Ryan tonight (assuming I am really productive today, that is) and I am stoked!

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  1. says

    ay yay yay that workout looks intense!! jump rope is some serious business!

    your bagel sammie looks delish as always. we are in florida and i finally spotted some of those alternative bagels at publix yesterday. can’t wait to give them a try!

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  2. says

    Your breakfast sandwiches always look so good! I finally have some raspberry preserves in my house. I think I’m going to try making this sometime soon for breakfast :)

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  3. says

    I have a lot to say about that book too!! SO good–and intriguing–I finished it in 2 sittings as well. Hah.

    Love me a good workout in the a.m.! My sister is coming to my BodyPUMP class I teach today–so I am stoked!

    And I’ll prob have an egg sandwich after…..just sayin’ 😉

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  4. says

    Yeah, no kidding– that workout looks tough! I go to a class at my gym that has a similar circuit, and I leave absolutely drenched. Great way to start Tuesdays and Thursdays :)

    The only thing is that I worry about my knees a bit with moves like squat jumps.

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  5. says

    HOORAY for Christmas break! I haven’t read the Violets yet, but I may try to pick it up this week and do some extra reading during my TWO four day weekends coming up! [just in time for discussion :) ]

    Your having read it so quickly makes me think I’ll get through it in a jiffy!

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  6. says

    Wow, I can’t believe you finished a book in 2 sittings!!! Great workout too… I’ve been doing toonnnns of skipping lately as well, and designing workouts that I can do over the holidays when I’m in Italy and without gym access! This one sounds like a winner!

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  7. says

    I just finished the Violets of March, also! I know what you mean – I couldn’t wait to find out how it turned out!! I wasn’t sleeping until that baby was done!

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  8. says

    I like the looks of that workout! I might have to give that a try today since the rain seems to have put an end to my hopes to run.

    I also finished Violets of March last night! I loved the story, but I also have a lot of unanswered questions. I’d like to see a book written from Bee’s point of view!!

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  9. Jillian says

    Thanks for making all of your new work outs ‘pinable’. My hammies are still sore from the incline warm up. Looking forward to the jump circuit. Merry Christmas!

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  10. says

    Ahh I can’t wait to finish Violets of March…it has completely sucked me in :). And that circuit workout looks awesome! I’m going to pin it right now and maybe I’ll try it later this week. I don’t know if I can handle 60 seconds of burpees though haha.

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  11. says

    i love the looks of this cardio circuit workout! it’s especially appealing to me because like you said, it can be done at home. i think i’ll plan on this one tomorrow for my cardio workout! i’m curious too, since your half marathon training, do you have a new workout “schedule” in place? or are you just kinda doing what you feel each day?

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  12. Kaelin says

    I love the looks of that workout! I don’t have a gym nearby, and I could definitely do this at home while I am watching TV. Thanks Julie!!

    I downloaded the audio version of The Violets of March to listen on the drive home for Christmas. Can’t wait to get it started this afternoon!

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  13. Briana says

    I’m a littttttle behind and just now starting hunger games which I love so far! And that cardio workout looks awesome; I’m getting tired of my usual ones. I just have one question though. Why do you do 20 minutes of cardio on the elliptical if you knew you were going to be doing a 30 minute cardio circuit? If that’s just what you’re used to that’s great, just makes me feel a bit lame doing one or the other 😉 hahah

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      i almost always do 20 min. of light cardio as a warm up (light being cardio i can do while maintaining a steady conversation) unless i’m going for a run. today i wasn’t sure what i was gonna do for a workout right when i got to the gym (as is the case most days) and just did my usual warm up!

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  14. tamsin says

    love your workouts! nice to change things up a bit. just wondering what a skater exercise involves? thanks and love your blog – i find myself reading it all the time!! tam xx

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  15. says

    I’ve done a set of jumping jacks and lunges the past couple of days and danggg, they’re making my legs burn! Doing them reminds me of playing youth sports- we’d always do them as a “warm-up” and now I’m incorporating them into my workout… I feel old 😛

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  16. dee says

    I’m glad you’re raving about the violets of march! I’m a tutor, and have been searching for a good book to buy my tutee (she’s in the 10th grade)! She’s into mysteries and all that jazz; so based on some reviews I read online, this book sounds facinating! I’m intrigued and want to pick up a copy for myself NOW..I can’t wait to read and discuss with her!

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  17. says

    The Violets of March. I never heard of it, but you had me intrigued so I googled it. I read the first chapter online, now I must go find it. Sounds really good. I won’t read your review on it until I have a chance to read the book, but, I’m curious if you liked the it? (If you read it in two sittings, I take it you did!)

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  18. says

    Omgosh I can’t believe this!!! I have been following your posts about the Violets of March and how good of a read it is so I just googled/amazon’d it – based on Bainbridge??!! I live on Bainbridge Island!!!! NOw i MUST read it!!!!

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  19. Kari says

    Love your blog, Julie! I did this jump rope circuit today and it was AWESOME! I worked up quite the sweat! Also, I tried (keyword) to do 100 squats earlier this week. Let’s just say I am still feeling the burn. Holy moly, my boyfriend says it look like my legs are going to give out every time I walk, ha! Thanks for sharing all your great fitness ideas. Happy holidays!

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  20. Melissa R says

    I know you finished Violets of March, which I haven’t read yet, but just wanted to let you know that the author has a new book coming out next week (or very soon). Just read a interview with her on anther blog.

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  21. Gina says

    I just finished The Violets of March today. I couldn’t put it down and I haven’t felt so engrossed in a book in such a long time, it felt so good! Looking forward to the discussion :)

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  22. Jordan says

    So I did the jump rope workout two days ago and my calves still hurt so bad I can hardly walk. I love it!!! I’ll definitely be doing this again as soon as I’m not waddling around like penguin 😉

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  23. Lexi says

    This workout is absolutely fantastic. I have not been able to run as much as I usually do from a lacrosse injury, but your jump rope workouts really get the job done. I find myself breathing just as hard as if I were running. These workouts are amazing, thanks for all of them!!

    P.S 1-minue of burpees seems so daunting and is no easy task at all, but there are few things as satisfying as the burn after that.

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