5-minute Kettlebell + Burpee Workout

I have been choosing sleep over morning workouts lately and I am finally realizing that it is OK! Now that I am done with school, I actually have my nights to myself and low and behold, I actually made it to the gym after work last night! And I had a great workout! Double win!

I started on the elliptical and sweat it out for a 20 minute interval workout out with a five minute cool down. I covered 2.20 miles and according the the machine, torch 250 calories. I never trust those calorie counters though. I rounded out my time at the gymΒ with thisΒ 5-minute Kettlebell + Burpee Workout.

Kettlebell Burpee Workout

I set my phone timer for 5 minutes and got work finishing 3 full rounds plus 2 kettlebell swings. I am already dying to do this quick workout again! I was in and out of the gym in about 35 minutes and was a sweaty beast. I loved using kettlebells again too!

The inspiration for this speedy workout came from the Zuzka Light blog (I can’t seem to find the original post). But her video of the workout is here. Follow along with her cues as well if you are new to kettlebells. She has plenty more kettlebell workouts on her channel as well.

Today was supposed to be a Barry’s Bootcamp day but in order to save some dinero I am going to hit up the good old gym after work today or do a little at home HIIT workout in my living room. Maybe I can convince SL to do it with me? Better yet, maybe I can convince him to cook dinner while I workout!

Happy hump day!

Have you recently rekindled a fitness love now that summer is over and life is back to normal?

Quick Weekend Recap + Weekly Schedule

Hey hey hey!

Another amazing weekend flew by for me. Here is how it all went down.


SL and I cooked dinner at home which included ALL.THE.VEGGIES from the garden. We hung out on the couch for a while then went out to chase the Northern Lights. No luck though. It’s no where near dark enough anywhere close to our house to see them. Womp womp.

all the veggies


Got my nails did. Bought a new dress and got dressed up for an amazing wedding. My sister’s best friend finally married her man after 9 years together. She looked beautiful and my sister killed her MOH speech. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say about my next October!

the chins


Work emergency! I was tied to my laptop all day but that didn’t stop me from cheering on the Patriots in their win over the Vikings. After the win, grocery shopping, cooking dinner (stuffed peppers!) and a little chill time before bed.

stuffed peppers

I actually woke up about 15 minutes before my alarm this morning and tried to figure out what day it was and ran through a quick checklist in my head and realized it was Monday. Worst. But at least the worst wake up of the week is already over.

I felt like I got hit by the plague last week and my workouts didn’t go as planned. So this week I will try to redeem myself.

Monday: R.I.P.P.E.D.

Tuesday: Cardio + New kettlebell workout (I will post later this week)

Wednesday: Barry’s Bootcamp – Chest, Back & Abs Day!

Thursday: Cardio + Strength

Friday: Swim 30 mins.

Weekend: Don’t know yet!

Time to get back to work my friends!

What are you up to this week?