Burpee Cardio Circuit

Hi everyone!

Sorry I’ve been MIA this week. I have been really busy with my internship. Which is going really well btw! I love occupational therapy more and more all the time. And I found this picture the other day that is awesome:

I can’t wait til I officially become an OT!

And now I have a great new workout for you all that I did today :). Wow was it challenging! It took me just over 20 minutes to complete and my chest was on fire throughout a lot of it haha.

Talk about completing a crazy amount of burpees! If you complete the workout the way I did, then you’ll do a total of 120 burpees at the end! However, I didn’t include push-ups in my burpees…I just didn’t feel like it…so you can choose which way to do it!

I followed this workout with a 20 minute walk through my neighborhood to cool down and get my heart rate lowered. All I can say now is bring on the food! This definitely worked up my appetite :).

If you are unsure of any move, you can search them on youtube!

I recently finished a great book called The Nightmare by Lars Kepler. It was awesome! This is Kepler’s second novel and the second in a series. I read the first one, The Hypnotist, last summer and it was really good as well! They are both swedish crime novels.

Here is the synopsis from Barnes and Noble:

On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. Her lungs are filled with brackish water, and the forensics team is sure that she drowned. Why, then, is the pleasure boat still afloat, and why are there no traces of water on her clothes or body?

The next day, a man turns up dead in his state apartment in Stockholm, hanging from a lamp hook. All signs point to suicide, but the room has a high ceiling, and there’s not a single piece of furniture around—nothing to climb on.

Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, but the logistics are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events. At its core, the most frightening aspect of The Nightmare isn’t its gruesome crimes—it’s the dark psychology of its characters, who show us how blind we are to our own motives.

This book was sooooo good! It was really intriguing and kept me guessing throughout it! If you like thrillers then I definitely recommend reading both of Kepler’s books!

Have a great weekend everyone :D.


About In Sweetness and In Health

I'm Lindsay! I'm a 23 year-old graduate student in occupational therapy. I love all things health and fitness related and this blog will document my life as I learn to really love myself, try to stop worrying so much about my body, and truly take advantage of all the sweet things that life offers us.

Posted on August 4, 2012, in Books, Fitness, Intervals, Review, Workouts. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. You’re going to make a fabulous OT! I love the OT at the school I teach at and it is so obvious the difference she makes in kids’ lives she works with… My kids LOVE visiting her and their confidence is always boosted!!

  2. Yay for OT’s! I always love the OT’s I work with. And I secretly kind of wish that I had gone into OT instead of school psych haha. But school psych has its perks, too! 😉

  3. I JUST decided to go back to school to be an OT. All I need is one more pre requisite class and my volunteer/observation hours. I can’t wait!

  4. So glad your internship is going great! You will be an awesome OT 🙂 Ummm… burpees are death. But awesome, too.

  5. You are going to be such an awesome OT. I love your passion!

    That workout looks AMAZING!!!!! I did Tina’s burpee circuit this past week and it was killer. I’ll definitely be doing your workout this week. Love you!!!!!!

  6. So glad you are enjoying for internship! You will be a great OT!! 🙂 Those burpees are no joke!

  7. A great workout for this weekend since I have no equipment. Love burpees!!!

  8. Soo so glad to hear the internship is going well Lindsay, that is just wonderful 🙂 I can’t blame you for being psyched to officially become an OT, you are well on your way! I actually didn’t know much about this area of work until recently… one of the kids I babysit for goes to OT once a week, and now I finally know what the heck it is 🙂 He seems to be benefiting from it as well

    And wow to that workout! If I did that, with the pushups especially, I would have no shoulders the next day.. burpees kill me!

    • Thank you Tessa! Aw that’s so cool that you can see he is benefiting from it! It’s funny because my hands were hurting the day after haha

  9. oh man that does sound like a hunger inducing workout, haha. will keep it! and you are going to be the best OT. such heart!!

  10. Ahh burpees, my biggest enemy 🙂 I wanted to read those books, but I’m not a fan of Dragon Tattoo — are these better? Hopefully?

    • I loved the dragon tattoo books, but these are definitely written differently! And the stories are different too. I would say they have less wordy descriptions about things!

  11. Hi!just started following your blog and love it! I’m in a clinical right now for PTA school and the OTs there are awesome! I love working together with them with the patients. Thanks for the book suggestion-I’m always looking for a good scary read! The Tattoo series was right up my alley soil glad to see there are more Swedish crime novels out there 🙂

  12. that workout looks TOUGH! pinned it to give it a go soon 🙂

  13. I love that little spiel on loving occupational therapy! Truly something your passionate about, which is a great way to feel about your future!

    You will make an amazing OT.

    Loving the workout!! Burpees are my favourite! I’ll have to try this one out when I move back in to more intense workouts.

  14. can you explain what an occupational therapist is? i’m a bit unsure. thanks 🙂

    • Sure! A lot of people don’t really know what it is, and sometimes it’s even hard for me to explain because we can do so much! An OT is someone that helps people across all age spans to participate in the things they want to do and need to do through the use of therapeutic activities (which are called occupations). Another way to describe it is that we focus on the meaningful activities for an individual to do and we use those same meaningful activities to help them get back to a more functional level! So for kids, what’s meaningful for them is often play and therefore we create therapeutic interventions through play! I hope that helps 🙂

  15. that burpee circuit looks insane! i’m pinning it immediately and want to try it right away!

  16. Hey, I just did this workout this morning and I loved it! Burpees are usually really hard for me so breaking it up like that and knowing that I did 120 total was a great feeling. I’m still working on getting better at my pushups so I didn’t include them, but maybe one day. Thanks for the workout!

    • YAY! I’m so glad you liked it!!! I didn’t do the push-ups either…that would have been too much for me haha.

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  18. YAY for a great internship!!

    And that workout looks killer. Burpees are so freaking tough!

  19. Pheeeewwwy! 120 burpees is a LOT. And I like it 🙂

  20. I have sooo much respect for OT’s and PT’s, you will change lives :)!

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