4-3-2-1 Workout

If you’re a fan of Jillian Michaels’ DVDs, then the workout I did yesterday will seem familiar. She follows the 3-2-1 method which is 3 minutes cardio, 2 minutes strength, and 1 minute of ab work. The 4-3-2-1 is very similar and consists of the following:

4 minutes of cardio

3 minutes of strength

2 minutes of core

1 minute of high intensity

There’s no resting in between moves and once you’ve completed a circuit, you will have done 10 minutes of work. That makes it easy to repeat and get in a 20 minute workout, 30 minute workout, etc. I love this because it keeps me from getting bored since the moves change so quickly. Here’s what I did yesterday:

4 minutes cardio
do each move for one minute
fast feet
jumping jacks
butt kicks
ice skaters

3 minutes strength
alternating lunges
push ups

2 minutes core
heel touches
plank (hold for one minute)

1 minute high intensity
mountain climbers

I did two rounds for a great 20 minute workout. It’s really easy to customize too. If you’re stuck on what moves to do, Bodybuilding.com has an awesome exercise guide where you can filter by cardio, strength, stretching, etc. and it has videos showing proper form.


honest tea moroccan mint green tea

OBSESSING OVER Honest Tea’s iced Moroccan mint green tea. It’s good stuff.

ANTICIPATING Going to San Francisco in December! I’ve never been to California before and am so, so excited!

THINKING ABOUT Where I put my resistance bands so I can do this workout after I finish up this post.

WORKING ON My make-up skills. I’ve been practicing here and there with this NYX eyeshadow palette I got at Ulta. I actually did a decent smokey eye for the first time ever thanks to the above video. If you’re looking for excellent make-up tutorials, then you need to visit Wayne Goss’ YouTube channel.

READING The last thing I read (a looong time ago) was Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (affiliate link).


EATING I’m getting ready to go make toast with egg, tomato, and lots of pepper here in a minute.

WISHING That it was warmer outside.

TALKING TO Waves. She talks non-stop and says the cutest/funniest things. She also asks “why?” a lot now so we are always talking.

WATCHING I’m still working my way through Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I watched the dance marathon episode last night. It’s one of my favorite episodes ever—love Kirk’s victory lap haha

Any other shows on Netflix you’d recommend? Don’t Trust the B—- In Apt. 23 is another one of my favorites.

Howdy, stranger.

Hey everyone! It has been awhile (like, seven months o_o) since I last blogged, but here lately I’ve found myself missing it and really wanting to get back to it. Before I get started with regular posts, I wanted to share what has been going on these past few months.


I am an NASM certified personal trainer! This was something I had been wanting to do for a very, very long time. I studied whenever I could and used flash cards/apps any moment that I had some down time to make sure I really knew everything since there is was so much information to cover. I’ll do a post about study prep, app/website recommendations and all that soon. My next step is to get certified to teach spinning classes.

Another biggie…


We moved from Knoxville to Chattanooga! Now, it’s not the biggest move as we are only a couple of hours away from Knoxville but it’s still pretty exciting for me since it’s the first time I’ve ever moved to another city. I love Chattanooga because there is so much to do here, the people are super friendly, and it is absolutely beautiful! It’s also nice still being a close drive to family. We are really loving it here so far!

I’m really excited to get back to blogging :] Have a great day!