Spooky Circuit Workout

I’m not one to ever shy away from a circuit workout, so when two women at the gym this morning asked if I wanted to complete a functional training circuit with them, I was more than game.

My gym has a white board that features a different functional training workout once a week. I sometimes use the exercises on the board for inspiration when I make up my circuit workouts, but the workouts are usually quite short, so I often feel the need to amp them up a bit since I typically like my circuits to last 20 to 30 minutes.

Today we used the exercises on the white board as the base of our workout, but changed them up a bit and swapped in some different exercises. At the end of our first round, I quickly jotted the exercises down so we could repeat them and I could remember them to share with you guys!

In the end our circuit looked like this:

halloween circuit workout

I named this circuit the “Spooky Circuit Workout” even thought there’s nothing inherently spooky about this workout (unless burpees freak you out, which I fully understand). The new festive Halloween-themed features on PicMonkey (the website I use to create my workout images) have been calling to me since they first debuted a couple of week ago and I couldn’t resist any longer.

PicMonkey = Blogger Playtime!


All I wanted for breakfast this morning was a cold and creamy smoothie.

key lime pie smoothie

I ended up making my key lime pie protein smoothie and it hit the spot!

The key to this smoothie is the added lime juice, 1 1/2 frozen bananas (extra creaminess!) and the use of a quality vanilla protein powder so it doesn’t taste chalky.

gnc protein powder

I made my smoothie with GNC’s vanilla cream 100% whey protein powder that I received through my partnership with the company and it was perfect. Smooth, filling and not chalky!

healthy key lime pie protein smoothie

I wish I had cinnamon graham crackers for dipping!

I never think to buy graham crackers unless we’re going camping and I am buying s’mores supplies. Whenever I think about graham crackers, I am reminded of summer camp snack time. They were a staple!

Time to make myself a hot cup of coffee. That smoothie gave me the chills and I’m in need of a little burst of caffeine.

See ya at lunchtime!

Question of the Morning

  • What is the most unusual or creative smoothie you’ve ever made for yourself? Feel free to leave a link to it in the comments section so we can check it out!

Though it wasn’t really all that unusual, I think my banana cheesecake smoothie was one of the most delicious smoothies I’ve made recently. Mmm!


  1. Lauren says

    Hi Julie – I’m a huge fan of your blog! Just wanted to let you know that I just did the Spooky workout and it kicked my butt! I’ve taken a mini break from the gym the past few days and this was definitely needed. Thanks!


  2. Lucio Richmeier says

    I WANT TO WIN THE REVEAL GIVEAWAY! I can’t wait any longer! I need Deity now! This series reminds me why I love to read!



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