“Burn it to earn it” circuit

 Morning, friends! Happy Monday. Hope you had a lovely weekend <3

I went to the track for a running workout, but the lights were out and it was totally dark. Since I have yet to invest on a headlight, I came home for a little Barre3 online workout instead.

Barre3 2

It was fun to do something new -I used their free 15-day trial– and while I don’t “get” all of the moves yet, I still got in a great workout. 

Protein yogurt makes a comeback:

Protein yogurt

(1 container of goat Greek yogurt, 1/2 scoop of protein powder (I’ve been using Raw Fit this time and really like it) and cinnamon in a waning sun butter jar)

While I was getting in my quick workout, I had two chefs in the kitchen…

Chef livi

Livi, who eventually transitioned from her play kitchen to the real kitchen to help the Pilot make dinner.

We had grilled BBQ chicken drumsticks, baked sweet potatoes and green beans. It was amaaaaazing. Why does food always tastes better when someone else makes it? πŸ˜‰

This post is going to be a quick one since I’m off to the eye doc. Guess I’m not destined for eyelash extensions:


A good friend, who always has gorgeous extensions, convinced me to give them another try. I went to a new place and while I loved the tech -no pain at all and she did a great job- my left eye has been red for almost 48 hours. It’s been glasses city for this girl….which are attached around the back of my head with a rubber band because they’re stretched out haha. (Don’t tell anyone.)

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day <3



Something to do: This functional workout circuit! It’s one of my favorites when I’m short on time. Warm up, and then complete as many rounds as possible within 15 minutes, using good form (<– don’t let form sacrifice for the sake of completing more rounds. Work quickly, but efficiently.). As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes. 

Burn it to earn it

Let me know if you give it a try! 

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  1. That protein yogurt sounds delicious!

  2. Oh no! I’m sorry to hear about the extensions not working out. It definitely isn’t worth the eye irritation!
    Thanks for the workout! I am always looking for new workout ideas. πŸ™‚

  3. I lovvvve the idea of eyelash extensions, but I just a) couldn’t deal with the upkeep and b) couldn’t justify the price. They look great, though!

  4. I like that circuit. Not enough people do burpees so I really like it when workouts incorporate burpees. It covers chest, legs, back, and some cardio with the burpees and jumping squats. This will be one of my go to workouts when I’m pressed for time! πŸ™‚

  5. Sorry about the eyelashes! Yours do look gorgeous right now, though. Hopefully the redness goes away soon!

    Great circuit πŸ˜€

  6. I just had some “protein yogurt” the other day for a snack with some salted almonds thrown in, and it was the BEST snack! I totally go in phases with yogurt, and I think I’m back on the yogurt train for awhile. πŸ˜‰

    Good luck with your eye doctor appt! Eye problems are the worst!

  7. Eeek I hope your eye feels better!

  8. Gina, I have a question. I saw recently a Living Social deal for a Barre3 DVD workout program. Would you recommend it? (Here’s the link: https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/852636-barre-workout-dvd-package-core-ball?index=1) I don’t have access to any type of barre/ballet facilities, but have heard the programs are awesome. Thanks for your input and I hope your eye is better!! Going to the eye doctor is probably my least favorite thing ever!

    • Fitnessista says:

      i’ve only tried one live class (in an instructor’s garage) and one of the online workouts, so i’m not sure how the dvds are. i really love what i’ve tried so far, though!
      i just looked at the link and think it’s an awesome deal. usually studio classes are $$$$ and you’d get to try quite a few new options at home. if anything, you could do one of the online workouts for free (using the 15 day trial) and decide from there if you want to get the living social deal πŸ™‚

  9. Oh no! Hoping you get rid of the red eye today at the Drs.. thanks for the workout! It looks awesome!

  10. I have always wanted to try Barre I may have to look up this website!

    Good luck at the eye Dr! I hope they are able to figure out what is bothering you πŸ™‚

  11. I LOVE barre3. I have been reading up on it over the past year and a half and have finally bought five of their take home DVDs, as well as a playground ball. How do you feel about it compared to Physique 57!?


  12. Great circuit, burpees suck, guess that is why that are so good for you.

  13. Your daughter’s chef hat: AMAZING. I want one…!

  14. Which Barre 3 workout did you do? Thinking about doing the free trial. Thanks!

  15. Oh no! I hope your eye feels better! I used to get red eyes when I wore contacts as a teenager. Thankfully my eyes eventually adjusted. Do you think something got in your eye or the eyelashes are rubbing agaisnt your eye?

  16. That play kitchen looks amazing!! I wish mine looked like that when I was a kid.

  17. I also started my day with barre toning and protein yogurt! Great minds think alike!
    Also pinning this workout for another day. With this winter weather I have been doing workouts at home since I am trapped inside!

  18. You definitely don’t want to mess up your eyes. Not worth it. They look nice, though. I heard someone say once that you need to take really good care of your feet and your eyes. Makes sense.

    • Fitnessista says:

      totally agree πŸ™ that’s why i got a doc appt asap. usually i drag my feet with medical stuff (for myself) but not with eyes.

  19. Oh no! So sorry to hear about your eye.

  20. Just finished your workout and loved it!! Am over 50 so taking it a slower to see how my body responds:). I completed two full sets in 15. Thanks for the workout!

  21. Good luck with your eye, I hope everything is OK. I’ve been wanting to give the eyelash extensions a try but it’s so pricey!!

  22. What brand is the greek goats yogurt? I would like to try it for my daughter. Right now I give her regular goats yogurts from WFS but assume the greek has more protein?

  23. I tried the Barre3 too but I didn’t love the classes. Some were better than others but overall I thought the pace was a bit slow and I found it hard to motivate myself to do them. I do, however, love online workouts in general because they are so convenient!

  24. I had the same breakfast!

    I’m going to have to try that circuit!

  25. Shaina Anderson says:

    ooh I’ll try that circuit tomorrow since its a lift day! Today was incline sprints on the treadmill and a squat routine. I’m doing a squat challenge this month with a friend that lives in VA. Supposedly I’ll be able to do 200 in a row by day 30….we’ll see haha. That doesn’t take into account the fact that I’m putting weight ON instead of dropping it like she is. πŸ˜‰

  26. Hope they get your eyes back in shape! I hate when my eyes hurt!

  27. The eyebrow threading place by my house was offering a deal on lash extensions for NYE. I was going to get them but I decided against it πŸ™‚ I think I’ll just stick to my stick on eyelashes when the occasion calls for them πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista says:

      ughhhh i wish i would have done the same. they look great, but i’m not really stoked about the eye thing. not worth it

  28. Liv is too cute in her chef outfit πŸ™‚

    Hope your eye gets better soon!

  29. This workout looks awesome! I plan to try it later this week!

  30. looks like an awesome circuit!! Can’t wait to try it!

  31. Ooooohhh… I like this circuit workout. This might be exactly what I need! I’m currently trying to figure out how to keep my exercise mojo going during our vacation to cold states!


  32. That looks like a fun home workout!
    I’ll be putting it in my workout notebook to try sometime.

  33. It just did the circuit, it kicked my booty. I made it thru three times with 2 minutes to spare but that was all I had. I am really getting into working out at home to save money so thanks for all of the great workouts.

  34. Hey Gina!

    Thanks for the circuit workout. I am just getting back into the gym routine and this was a perfect end to my upper body weights day. (also it was hard, hahahah)


  35. this was a tough one! The burpees straight to squats, then squat jumps>>Woooo! Did 5 rounds in 15 mins with a 20 sec break thrown in there. This is def a keeper πŸ™‚

  36. Natalie says:

    4.5 rounds! Killer!

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