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!


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!


  1. 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!!!!


  2. 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!


  3. 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.


  4. 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 🙂


  5. 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 😉


  6. 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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