Do you wanna hang out?

Okay so get this. I was supposed to go to Chicago this weekend, but then I realized I had to work on Saturday so I couldn’t. Then I was going to go to Grand Rapids (where I went to college) for the weekend because my day cleared up on Saturday, BUT NOW I HAVE TO WORK STILL AND I CAN’T GO. So basically I had my whole weekend cleared and now I have no plans and all 5 of my friends are out of town. So what do I decide to do as I’m writing this on Thursday afternoon instead of doing all the stuff for work that really needs to be done? I turn on Bridesmaids and drink some wine. Like yeah, good idea Allison.

But that’s okay, because I literally have 5 days now with barely anything to do at all. And what’s on my big list of important things to get done?:

  • get a fancy pedicure
  • go shopping for everything in the world
  • organize my client files for the first time in, um, ever
  • make a million and five calls for work
  • get some tan lines that aren’t from my running clothes
  • apply for some “real” jobs, ugh
  • figure out a way to clean the 5 years of dust out of my laptop
  • clean out my car…..that may take all 5 days in itself
  • go through all the crap on my computer and delete all the random old things I have so it runs faster than taking a half hour to start up; too bad I’m technologically challenged and this will probably also take me 5 days

Don’t I have an exciting life? I swear, one of these days I’ll get it together, but let’s be real. That’s probably not happening anytime soon.


So I actually did do something productive and develop a few new circuit workouts for some of my clients. And look at that, I actually have pictures to show you how to do them! This very well may be the first and last time I ever do this, so enjoy it while it lasts.

I use 5 lb. dumbbells for these circuits and repeat them each 2x for a full body workout.

Circuit #1:

  • Static squat row (25 total)


  • Crescent lunge kickback (15 each side)


  • Standing side crunch (20 each side)


  • Lift off lunge with shoulder press (15 each side)


  • Warrior 2 row (10 each side)


Circuit #2:

  • Plie punch (30 alternating)


  • Long leg crunch (20 alternating)


  • Clock lunge (5 rounds each side)



  • Push up to side plank (10 alternating)


  • Booty side kicks (15 each side)


Don’t judge me and my awkward facial expressions please. Kbye.

What are you doing this weekend?! Let me live through your exciting lives since I don’t have one of my own.


  1. Okay, you may not think your life sounds that exciting, but all of that sounds like a lot of fun to me! I guess that’s because I like cleaning my car out though… Wish I could help with that and going shopping for everything in the world!

    LOVE this workout too. The pictures totally help. Nice job for getting those up!

  2. You are so dang toned girl! Love it! PS. Where are you applying for jobs??! I may or may not be looking in the San Fran area – we could be neighbors ;)

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Oh my goodness, thank you! I haven’t started to apply yet…I just know I need to get out of here and go somewhere different. Cali would be perfect; I need someone to come give me a kick in the ass and make me go out there.

  3. You so look like a teacher with these moves, you really do. Perfect form and all.

  4. Girl where are you applying for jobs?! I may or may not be looking for some too :)
    Oh and I am totally going to use this workout, the pictures are super helpful too!

  5. Love the workout! Definitely stealing some of these moves for my classes!

  6. Those 5 days sound pretty delightful to me! I love using days off to get stuff done…don’t have to rush to get everything done on Saturday for once which is great :) Oh and your Thursday afternoon sounds perfect…I plan to have one of those next week…maybe more :P

  7. I am glad to know that I am not the only one who is super excited for the Bachelorette!!

  8. SO excited for The Bachelorette!!

    Bridesmaids and wine are both amazing :)

  9. Um how do you look so perfect doing all of these circuit moves! You are gorgeous!

    Also, I am irrationally excited for our Internet bachelor + a bottle of wine parties to start up again.. Yay!!!

  10. You look great doing all of these moves!! Thanks for the workout :) I have to say that your list for the weekend looks pretty darn awesome ! Bummer you had to work yesterday though so you couldn’t do all those other plans :(

  11. Great form girl!! If it makes you feel any better, i don’t have any fun plans for the holiday weekend since Joshua is working. If only we lived closer :( :(

  12. Sounds like a pretty good list to me! Love getting stuff done when I have lots of time. Of course getting some nice relaxing in as well though ;)
    Love the circuits!


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