Hi guys and gals! This is a 20-minute arms, core and cardio workout. I reversed the order a little bit, and did 30 seconds of a bodyweight exercise, followed by 50 seconds of cardio (I usually do it the other way around). For this particular workout, I chose to jump rope for the cardio. You can jump rope, do mountain climbers, Burpees, speed skaters, jump lunges, squat jumps or ropeless jumping (just mimic jumping rope). If you can, try to repeat this workout once or pair it with another one of your favorite challenge workouts or a workout from my YouTube channel, Phoenix Wellness.

By the way, you’ll see in the video that workouts don’t always go according to plan. First of all, I didn’t feel like workout out. It was already 1pm, I wasn’t even showered for the day and still had a ton of stuff to do…But I knew it was for the best (and my husband kind of encouraged me to get moving). And so I began. You’ll see that in this particular workout, it was super windy, which made my mat fly all over the place, knocking over my water bottle and making me lose my written down workout. My shoelace became untied, which made jumping rope rather difficult because the rope kept getting stuck on them. And to top it all off, my neighbor started cutting down some trees, so you’ll hear that fabulous noise in the background. So, there you have it. I was happy I got the workout in (especially because it started raining about 8 minutes after I finished!). But it was messy. And it didn’t go how I had hoped. And it just felt like one of those days.

But I feel like that’s important to share with you. You know as well as I do that it’s sometimes difficult to get motivated and moving (even for me), but a gentle prod from an accountability partner, a loved one, or even from yourself will many times get you moving. So when you don’t feel like it or when things aren’t quite going right, just get moving. You’ll be glad you did.


Day 27 Arms, Core and Cardio (30 seconds bodyweight exercise/50 seconds cardio) – 20 minutes

**Cardio between each exercise is Jump Rope (High Knees, Burpees, Mountain Climbers, Squat Jumps, Speed Skaters)

  1. Cross Body Knee Push-up
  2. Low Plank
  3. Sumo Push-ups
  4. Knee à Tricep/Wrist Plank R
  5. Knee à Tricep/Wrist Plank L
  6. Walking Push-ups
  7. Plank Jacks
  8. One-legged Push-ups
  9. Leg-Lift Low Plank
  10. Side Plank Push-ups
  11. Cheek to Cheek Plank
  12. One-handed Push-ups (2/side at a time)
  13. Ankle Touch Down Dog Plank
  14. Plank Step-Out Push-ups
  15. Plank Froggers

*Injury disclaimer: Not all exercises are suitable for everyone. You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. Any person using this video assumes full risk of injury resulting from performing the exercises in this video.