20 Minute Jump Rope Workout

Get both your cardio and bodyweight training done with this quick 20 minute jump rope workout. All you need is a jump rope and some space!

I’m really excited to share this workout with you! I’m obsessed with interval training and love workouts that combine both cardio and toning. This workout fits the bill — your heart rate gets elevated during the jump rope portion and then recovers a bit during each bodyweight exercise. I did the workout yesterday and it’s awesome.

Plus, jump roping is pretty darn fun. It takes you right back to your elementary school days… doing Double Dutch on the blacktop during recess. (Maybe that’s just me.) Speaking of, did you ever do those Jump Rope for Heart competitions in gym class? Oh my goodness, I LOVED those and always tried to get a super high number of consecutive jumps. Those physical fitness tests on the other hand, not so fun for me because I could never do a pull-up. Still can’t… I don’t want to talk about it. 😉

20 Minute Jump Rope Workout

Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

The perfect healthy weeknight meal, this flavorful Thai Green Curry with Shrimp comes together in less than 30 minutes! Can be served over brown rice or zucchini noodles for a low-carb dish. 

Thai Green Curry with Shrimp -- healthy, quick and perfect for weeknights!

What’s for dinner? It’s the perpetual question — we’re either getting asked it or we’re asking ourselves it. Am I right? A couple months ago (around the holidays) I noticed that Isaac and I weren’t planning dinners very well.

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ve never been a huge meal planner. We have a stocked pantry and once I pick up from fresh staples from the grocery store I’m pretty good at tossing meals together with what we have. That approach works, but we ended up eating a lot of the same meals or just grabbing take-out from our favorite Vietnamese restaurant instead of cooking. The take-out situation happened twice in one week before I finally I decided I needed to do a better job at planning. I mean, I like make-your-own spring rolls, but grabbing take-out twice in one week isn’t ideal.

So for the past few weeks I’ve been sitting down on Sunday, picking out at least 3-4 dinner recipes to make and going to the store to grab the items I need. I typically write down a planned dinner for each night of the week, but sometimes we’ll switch up which night we have what — just based on prep time or what foods we’re in the mood for. It’s been working out pretty well. Not only have we been eating healthier, we’ve also been trying a bunch of different recipes, which has made dinner fun again.

One dinner we’ve been loving lately is this Thai Green Curry dish.

Thai Green Shrimp Curry over Zucchini Noodles #lowcarb #healthy #cleaneating

Apple Pie Larabar Balls

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Filled with apple cinnamon flavor these healthy Apple Pie Larabar Balls are the perfect portable snack. Monday Funday! <— This is such a joke my computer wouldn’t even let me type it. It kept autocorrecting Funday to Sunday. Of course I know that Mondays are usually never Fundays, but I’m taking the “fake it ’til […]

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Clementine Greek Yogurt Parfaits

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A healthy winter treat, these Clementine Greek Yogurt Parfaits feature layers of creamy yogurt and juicy clementines along with a Hemp Heart and cacao nib crumble. Recipe created in partnership with Manitoba Harvest.  Snow and citrus fruit are two of winter’s redeeming qualities. We’ve already got the snow happening (at least in this neck of […]

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Top Health and Fitness Resorts + Retreats

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Get fit while on vacation with these health and fitness focused retreats. I think cabin fever has gotten the best of me because for the past few days I’ve been daydreaming about traveling somewhere warm. This led me to start researching vacation spots and health focused retreats. Since visiting Rancho La Puerta, which is lovely […]

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Blueberry Muffin Larabar Balls

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Make your own healthy, naturally sweet snack bites with this recipe for Homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabar Balls. They really do taste like blueberry muffins!   Hi from sparkly snow covered land. Our yard is still glistening. Did you get a ton of snow too? Are you getting cabin fever yet? We kinda, sorta are. Our cars are horrible […]

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