Sunday, 3 March 2013

Circuit Workout Sunday

This morning I had very limited time to workout before heading out to meet a friend for brunch (one of my favourite things to do) so I decided to put together a quick circuit to work hard in a short amount of time.

I've loved circuit workouts every since I first did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred dvd about a year ago. Once I'd done it I started doing circuit workouts all the time. Now however for the most part I follow the Advanced Lean and Fit exercise component only of the 12WBT but I always add extra workouts to it or mix it up with my own stuff like longer runs and pilates. I'm currently reading Jillian Michael's new book that I'll post a review on soon and she talked all about the benefits of circuit training and it made me crave wanting to do one today.

Here's the circuit I put together for today:

I love adding in some Tabata training to get me really working hard. I use one of the free Tabata apps on my phone that counts the 20 sec on/10 sec off for you and it makes doing these workouts that much easier. All up it took me just under 24 minutes to complete:

Once I was done it was off to brunch:

Poached eggs on top of a field mushroom served with buckwheat, lentils, grapes and goat's cheese, delicious!!

Do you like doing circuit workouts? What's your favourite quick go-to workout?


  1. I should try to do more tabata and circuit workouts, I normally just do my constant cardio or weights. Breakfast sounds amazing!

    1. They are a nice change from steady state cardio for when you want some variety :)

  2. Your meal at brunch looks amazing! Poached eggs are awesome, and the addition of lentils and mushrooms sounds fantastic :).

    1. I've tried and tried to make perfect poached eggs at home but nothing beats the ones you have when you are out for brunch :)