The Extra Dirty Thirty Full Body Workout

This past weekend was amazing! I could not have asked for a better 30th birthday. I’ll share it all below. But first, there is one more thing left to do:

This workout.

I may have indulged in a few too many bites of chocolate fudge ice cream cake and a few too many glasses of wine.

Do I feel bad or guilty? No!

After all, a girl only turns 30 once. But I was very very excited when Dan and I decided to head to the gym yesterday. My body craved the movement, the sweat and the burn. And I actually love working out just as much as I love wine and chocolate, so it only made sense to workout on my birthday… doing the things I love most.

The Extra Dirty Thirty Workout

Ask my boot campers and they will all agree that I should have been a kindergarten teacher. I love creating workouts around holidays and special events. It adds extra spice and makes each workout just a bit more fun. And fun, is really what exercise should be about!

Just because there aren’t a ton of exercises, don’t think that this workout can’t deliver results. I assure you by the end of your first round, you’re heart will be racing and muscles very much awake.

Here’s what you’re going to do for the workout (just in case you don’t have time to watch the video):


Complete 5 Rounds: 

    • 6 Spiderman Burpees
    • 30 High Knees
    • 30 Lunges
    • 30 Mt Climbers
    • 30 Shoulder Taps

Set a timer and see how long it takes you from start to finish! Try to keep your rest to a minimum and really go all out. Love to hear what you think!

Not sure about some of the moves? 

Spiderman Burpees

    • Jump down to a push-up position, do a push-up.
    • Perform a spiderman crunch with each leg before jumping back up to the sky.

High Knees

    • Run in place, driving your knees up as high as possible.


    • Perform these standing in place, with a reverse step.
    • Keep the shoulders back, chest up and back straight.

Mt Climbers

    • Start at the top of a push-up position and quickly drive the knees forward one at a time.
    • Keep the hips down and core engaged. Shoulders should remain over the wrists.

Shoulder Taps

    • Stay in plank from the Mt Climbers.
    • Keep the core tight so that as you perform the exercise, the hips do not rotate from side to side.
    • Tap the right shoulder with the left hand and vice versa.

After filming this video, I also filmed a Fit Women’s Weekly workout and then finished a new upcoming kettlebell program that Dan and I have been working out (details to come SOON).

To say my body was tired by the end is an understatement. And to be honest, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I feel blessed to be able to do what I do. To feel my body getting stronger with age, not weaker.

Happy Birthday To Me

Like I mentioned above, I had an amazing weekend celebrating the end of my 20s. I am so thankful for my family and friends!

Here’s a quick recap in “mostly” pictures! After all, I don’t want to keep you too long so that you can get the workout in!


Friday, the birthday festivities kicked off when my friend Ashton showed my at my door with this gorgeous display of chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. They were delicious… and some how have all disappeared.

Saturday morning, Dan and I woke up and enjoyed breakfast together before going on what I thought was a trail run. On the way to a new trail (that’s what he told me), we made a pit stop at Starbucks. Except, that as we walked to the coffee shop, I was shoved into the spa right next door and informed I was getting a message instead.

I was shocked. I just stood looking at him going “really?”.


Urban Nirvana is hands down the best! I walked out refreshed and feeling amazing.

Originally we had made plans to go rock climbing, but because of the Cooper River Bridge run, the indoor climbing wall was closed for the day. Quick change of plans had us driving out to see the Charleston Tea Plantation. It wasn’t that awesome but at least we can say we’ve been.


After the quick lesson in tea we needed some excitement so we decided to go downtown to a new to us beer garden: The Biergarten on East Bay.


The atmosphere was crazy because of the bridge run but it made it a lot of fun for people watching. After a few cocktails and sun, it was time to get home where Dan treated me to an amazing dinner.


This is seriously the 4th time in 9 years that he’s cooked. Which is crazy because he’s a great cook! It just takes him a LOOONNGGG time to get dinner on the table. His creation was stuffed peppers with brussel sprouts, chicken and caramelized onions. It was delicious!


And dinner wouldn’t have been complete without dessert…


That would be dark chocolate fudge ice cream cake…. homemade. The ice cream was made out of dark chocolate cocoa and coconut milk. While the cake was made of peanut flour, chocolate and a whole bunch of love.

It was to die for, if I do say so myself!

New York, New York

Sounds like a great birthday, right? Well, it was! And it didn’t end there.

Yesterday, on my actual birthday, we went to my parents to celebrate. My mom and sister-in-law surprised me BIG time.

My first present…

This new Spartina purse for the summer



A surprise trip to New York City for the end of April! 

I’ve never been to NY before and I couldn’t be more excited. For a moment I just sat staring at my plane itinerary before I realized what was happening. There may have been tears.

This truly the best birthday I’ve ever had. Why would anyone not want to turn 30?

Have you ever been to New York?
Where should we go!? 


  • What a great surprise to end up in a spa when you thought you were going for a trail run!

    I love New York and I visited recently. I basically spent the weekend eating A LOT of great food. I would recommend Russ & Daughters for their bagel sandwiches, Big Gay Ice Cream (seriously good soft serve ice cream), and Laduree for macarons

    • Thank you! I’ve heard of Big Gay Ice Cream so I am thinking it will be on the must do list for sure!

  • Sheena

    Sounds like a fabulous birthday 🙂 I’m very happy (and a little jealous, haha!) for you!!! That workout just might be death, I’ll show my girlfriends and see if they’re willing to give it a go this weekend!

    I have no idea what’s good in NYC but I hear they have some world renowned restaurants so plan to indulge!

    • Yes, i am planning on lots of indulgences! haha. It was a wonderful birthday.

      Let me know if they agree to do it with you!

  • WOW! What a weekend!! Urban Nirvana is amazing. Glad you got a massage in. And a trip to NY! Cool. Good stuff- happy happy birthday

    • It was quite an amazing weekend! Hope ya’ll had a great one too!

  • This workout looks awesome.. except for your love of burpees 😉 Sounds like you had an amazing birthday and I’m so excited for your trip to NY! You’re going to have so much fun there.

    • Hahaha, you know I love burpees! It was an amazing weekend, and I can not wait until NY!

  • It sounds like you had an amazing birthday! I turned 23 on a cruise ship and that was my best so far but I think your 30th takes the cake. Especially since it involves a trip to NYC at the end of the month :). I love how Dan surprised you with the massage, the cooking, and going to Bay Street Beer Garden. I’m sure it was a weird trip with the post-bridge run crowd. We just ended up going out to Zen Asian Fusion bc we didn’t wanna deal with the Saturday crowds.

    I hope you find some fun things to do in NY. I’ve never been there, but I use Yelp a lot, it’s an app or website and that might help?

    • Being on a cruise must have been a blast! Love cruises!

      It was pretty crazy but not insane, all the people made for fun people watching We use Yelp a lot too, I will check it out for recommendations! Thanks

  • ahh what a good man! you deserve it! and enjoy NYC!!!

    • Haha, yes he was a good man!

  • YEAHH For the surprise visit!!! sorry the events of your weekend didn’t go as planned, you had so many fun ideas!! hopefully you’ll just work them in over the coming weeks. And welcome to the 30 club, life is awesome!

    • I know we had a ton of great things on the agenda, but there will be other weekends and I can’t complain about how things ended up. It was fabulous! I kinda wish I had been inducted into this 30-club earlier!

  • Happy Belated Bday and welcome to the 30s!! Pinning this workout!

    • Thanks! Enjoy the workout!

  • Kim

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Sounds like an incredible weekend – so glad!
    And – love the purse! The trip to NY will be so much fun!!!
    BTW – I can’t remember if I’ve told you – I love your haircut!!

    • Thank you! I’m still getting used to the hair! And yes, it was an incredible weekend, i feel so lucky!

  • yowza this looks like a tough workout! i’ve just been to new york twice – i have no recommendations, but i know you’ll have a blast!

    • Thanks Linz, it will be a blast! Can’t wait 🙂

  • Happy Birthday girl!!! That workout looks like a killer!

    • Thanks! It’s a good one!

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