My Current Favorite 20 Minute Workout

Happy Halloween!! What are you making for breakfast?? These amazing pancakes??

Spider Web Pancakes | Mama.Papa.Bubba.

Healthy Whole Wheat Flax Pancakes

Yeah, me neither.

I had full intentions to do something cute (trying to rival the cutesy Halloween snacks I made last year), but the holiday really snuck up on me this year and I didn’t buy a squeeze bottle. C’est la vie.

In fact, I’m just hoping I have everything we need for our costumes tonight (homemade for the win!), but at the end of the day, Hailey is 3 and wants to be a pink kitty cat so the fact I have ears for her to put on is more than enough. After all, she was over the moon with just this.

pink cat

It’s been a busy week around here, coupled with the fact I woke up at 2am the other night with the throbbing pain of a clogged duct and was up for a nice chunk of time pumping and hot compressing. That was fun. But that’s life, right? I’ll bet there is at least one thing going on in your life throwing off your routine right now, right? (Please say yes). Since that’s just how life seems to be lately, I’ve found a new workout that fits the chaos.

simple effective workout

It’s awesome because you can pretty much do it anywhere- at the gym with a track or treadmill, in your front yard, in a field.

I can’t take credit for it of course; I found it on Jen’s blog, which is always my go-to for workout inspiration. I used this one (that she has a great instructional video for).


Since I first tried this one a couple weeks ago, I’ve tweaked it every time and it keeps me entertained.

At the gym, I’ve done tricep dips, step ups, crunches with a half mile run in between each set.

At home, I’ve done push ups, lunges and side planks then ran up and down my street in between each set. (Stroller friendly!)

Realistically I’m only doing it about twice a week right now, but it serves it’s purpose and offers me a nice strength/cardio blend that feels like a solid workout in only about 20 minutes. Right now I’m all about efficiency because it’s either that or nothing at all.

20 minute workout

These workouts, the short yoga youtube videos with David and double stroller walks are my intentional exercises of the moment. I hope to build back up intensity and duration, but that will come with time. But not today. Today is about spooky fun, costumes and trick-or-treating! Happy Halloween!

What workout are you loving lately?

Any great Halloween costumes out there?

What are your Halloween plans?

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