The Most Brutal Exercise on the Planet

I think jumping lunges are making a run at burpees for the most brutal exercise on the planet.

In today’s Best Body Boot Camp lower body tabata workout, Tina paired jumping lunges with a lunge/squat combination exercise with only 10 seconds of rest between the two. During the workout I was cursing Tina, but afterward I wanted to give her a hug because the workout was tough yet doable and 10 times more entertaining than a basic leg workout.

My fellow boot bampers, did that combination kill you or what!?

(If you’re a Best Body Boot Camp fan or have been wanting to try it out, rumor has it that one of the Healthy Holidays Giveaway Week giveaways just maaaay include three free entries into the next round of BBBC!)


When I arrived home from the gym, I made myself a strawberry banana protein smoothie for breakfast.

strawberry banana protein smoothie

In the mix:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 spoonful cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup honey Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop GNC vanilla cream protein powder
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk

protein smoothie strawberry banana


See ya in a bit with an awesome giveaway! If you’re in the market for some new shoes and workout apparel, I think you’ll love today’s giveaway!

December Book Club

With 66 percent of the votes, the winning book for the PBF December Book Club is…

what alice forgot

What Alice Forgot!

We’ll be discussing this book on the blog on January 7. Happy reading!

Question of the Morning

  • What exercise do you think is the most brutal exercise on the planet?

While jumping lunges make me die a little inside, burpees still win the honor of the most horrific exercise in the whole wide world.


  1. Tara says

    I want to participate 1) because you rave about the workouts and 2) I’m bored with my current routine at my gym. Could use some direction during these winter months!


  2. says

    There’s the yoga version of crunches that will have you crying blood ; it’s called the boat pose. I started doing it to tighten and tone my abs, but the first few days were pure, unadulterated hell. You have your legs half raised while lying down, along with your torso. The only part of you that touches the floor is your tailbone. Great workout, but the pain? Enough to give you a hernia!




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