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Reader’s Choice Workout

by Courtney on April 10, 2012

You know those days where you feel like a chicken running around with its head cut off? Yeah, that pretty much sums up everything I’ve got going on today. Wowweee. So much to do, so little time, and a dwindling motivation are all a recipe for chaos.

I’ve managed to hold it together so far and am doing my best to power through. After my couple morning sessions at work this morning, I found a little bit of time to squeeze in today’s workout. I spent a quick, steady 15 minutes on the elliptical (since the treadmill is still making my lungs feel like they’re going to collapse) and followed that up with an awesome circuit workout.

Today’s circuit was actually the same circuit that I completed last Tuesday, but I never got a chance to mention it since last week was so busy. One of my favorite moves from today’s circuit? Bench Hops!

bench hops

They may seem simple, for 45 seconds worth of these is definitely not simple. It was a great bootcamp workout, indeed. Oh, and speaking of bootcamp? I really have lost my marbles…yesterday, I mentioned that this week was my last week of bootcamp. But I quickly discovered that I actually have two more weeks coming after this one, which made me super excited. I’m seriously loving Tina’s workouts!

Once my workout was finished, I came back home and had a much later than normal breakfast…but I’m saving that for tomorrow’s WIAW post so you’ll just have to wait to see the goods. Winking smile


I spent the remainder of the morning and some of the afternoon working on about a zillion things, and am now getting ready to head back to work. I have a feeling I may be making a quick pit stop on the way…

It just seems necessary today. Smile

Blog Birthday Giveaway Winners

So when I first decided to do this little giveaway for the bloggy birthday, I certainly did not expect to receive so many supportive, encouraging, and just overall awesome comments and compliments from you all. I’m pretty sure I’ve spent the last few days grinning from ear to ear thanks to all of you.

So again, thank you all for continuing to follow me and STSL – whether it’s been for two months or two years – along on this crazy journey we call life. It’s been quite an adventure, and I’m even more excited to see what the future holds!

That being said, I’m sure you’ll all anxiously awaiting the announcement of the giveaway winners and I really wish I could afford to give all 413 of you commenters a gift card. But unfortunately, my bank account is nowhere near capable of that, so we’re going to have to stick with the original plan of two winners…


Congratulations, Julissa & Kendra! Please email me at sweettoothcourtney[@]gmail[.]com so we can get you set up with your gift cards! Smile


As a quick side note, there’s only three more days of voting open for the Fitness Magazine Blog Awards – if you feel so inclined, I’d love to have your votes in the Best Personal Trainer category! You can vote by clicking HERE.

To thank you all, I’ll work on putting together a brand-spankin’ new workout for you all later this week. Cool? Cool. Now I just need you guys to decide what kind of a workout you’d like next?

  • Full Body Circuit
  • Upper Body Circuit
  • Lower Body Circuit
  • Treadmill Routine
  • Exercises for a specific body part/region
  • Other

Whichever one ends up with the most votes by tonight will be the “Reader’s Choice” and I’ll start putting it together ASAP. In the meantime, feel free to check out some older workouts that you may not have yet seen.

Alright my friends…it’s back to work I go!

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1 April April 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm



2 ABas April 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Full Body Circuit Please! :-)


3 Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I would love another full body circuit that just uses your body weight!! :)
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4 Faith @ For the Health of It April 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I’d LOVE to see a Courtney-ed up abs workout!


5 Alysia @ Slim Sanity April 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I’d love to get a new lower body workout.. heavy on toning the glutes! :)


6 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables April 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

full body circuit!
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7 Kelsey April 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Abs or lower body!


8 Lindsay @ LindsayInNYC April 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I’d also love some more circuits – full body, upper and/or lower body!

I had been following the Jamie Eason Live Fit trainer and made it through week 9 (of 12) before work commitments took priority. I enjoyed the results but couldn’t manage the time commitments. A lot of workouts took an hour and a half which got tough to fit in. I enjoyed sprints and want to keep doing them/HIIT cardio but would like to combine them with quicker circuits too.
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9 Rachel April 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Lower body please!!!


10 Khushboo April 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Love your treadmill workouts…can never have too many!
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11 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third April 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I’d love to see a full body circuit workout!!! :)
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12 Michelle@Peachy Palate April 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

A full body circuit!!! Yes I’m like a headless chicken 90% of the time, there are never enough hours in the day, the main thing is to stop and breath occasionally! :)
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13 Jill April 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I was just thinking i need to mix up my weight routine… a full body circut with compound movements would be great!


14 Ashley April 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I vote for an upper body circuit! I feel like there are just so many muscle groups and I never know how to put together an effective workout to cover everything!


15 Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat April 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I would love a challenging arm workout- both bi’s and tri’s or a challenging glute workout!


16 Sherry April 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I’d love to see a full body circuit that can be done at home.


17 Maggie April 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Upper body! Preferably one that can be done at home that just uses body weight or dumb bells :D My arms are pathetic.


18 A.V. April 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I like workouts that can be done at home with minimal equipment, like the 7 Moves to Shredded Shoulders one! How about a workout for the legs or glutes?


19 Brittani April 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Full body please!


20 Yellow Haired Girl April 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm

My vote is for full body!


21 Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls April 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I’d love another full body circuit pretty please!
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22 Kattreena April 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Full body circuit! Or a Tabata workout! :)


23 Karleen April 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm

full body circuits of yours are always awesome:)


24 Claire April 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm

How about an abs workout? I’m getting pretty bored with my basic core exercises and would love to learn some new ones!


25 Sejal M April 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Treadmill pls.


26 Heather L April 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Biceps workout! :)


27 Alexandra C April 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Full body cirbuit!! Definitely include lots of abs fot bikini season :)


28 Charlie@therunnerbeans April 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I’ve just started reading your blog, and am really enjoying it. I would love to see a full body workout please!


29 Maggie April 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Upper Body!!


30 julia April 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

full body circuit!!


31 Jill April 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Full body!!


32 Liz April 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

lower body please!!!!


33 Erin April 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Full body circuit workouts for at home would be great!


34 Hannah R. April 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

New Ab moves would be nice. I’m getting stuck in a rut with mine!


35 Georgia @ Trying Something New April 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I’d LOVE a full body circuit workout, focusing on strength and not cardio. Something that one could do in a park or at home.
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36 Maddie April 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I vote for abs or upper body!
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37 Abby F April 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm



38 Marley April 10, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I would love a full body circuit. I always find those the most challenging and they make me feel great after! :)


39 SARAH April 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

full body circuit!


40 Seema April 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I vote for either a full body circuit or something very specific to buns+thighs!


41 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt April 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

Full body please! but if you ever do any spot training tips I hope to see some on the saddlebag area. It’s the one area I never seem to find any training tips for.
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