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!
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.
A staple in this house!
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!
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!!!!
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!
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.
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 🙂
Loved the book! 2 nd half flew by! Stayed up to midnIght to finish!!! Can’t wait to discuss Wednesday!!!!!
sooo glad you liked it!!
Hahah Merry Christmas!!
Let’s see if you can figure out why everyone keeps mentioning Christmas 😉
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 😉
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.
thanks so much for the comment, lexi! i hope you heal quickly! 🙂
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