Hot Bod in a Box

How much did that title totally confuse you?

Last summer, I picked up this awesome Jillian Michaels workout card set called “Hot Bod in a Box.” I had forgotten all about it, but busted it out again this week and wanted to share it with you guys!

This awesome set is fantastic for people who are just getting started with going to the gym and lifting weights. Β The box comes with 9 pre-designed circuit style workouts as well as a collection of cards demonstrating over 70 different exercises, so you can design our own workouts too! It also comes with “training techniques” information cards so that you can learn the lingo and design your own workouts effectively. These cards are awesome to take on the go– they are very durable and covered in a plastic coating– ready to take on sweat πŸ™‚ The cards also include body-weight exercises, which came in handy at the cottage last summer! So, if you are looking to get started with incorporating strength training into your workout regimen, but aren’t sure how, you can grab this set at Chapters or Amazon for under $20!

It was another major scorcher outside today, and for some unknown reason, yet again I insisted on taking my workout outside. I used some of these “Hot Bod in a Box” moves at a local park that was about a 2.5km run away– I also ran home πŸ™‚ I clearly ended up a sweaty MESS.

Pictured above isΒ the most delightful post-workout shake I have had in ages. I made it with 1/2 a frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen mangoes, 1 cup almond milk and 1 scoop About Time vanilla protein. It was gone in approximately 5.6 seconds. I am totally addicted to these frozen mangoes. I put them in my oats this morning too.

Smoothie game changer.


And just because, here is Lemon getting her sunbathe on.

She’s giving me that look because she cannot understand what she did to deserve my smelly post-run Vibrams next to her head.


I am so excited for this weekend! Tomorrow I am going to see two of my oldest friends from elementary school! One of whom is EXPECTING A BABY GIRL! Cray-zay. THEN, on Sunday, I get to meet some of my FAVOURITE BLOGGERS! If you (readers included!) want to join Jess of TrulyJess, Christina of The AthletarianΒ (as long as she gets a puppy sitter!), Krysten of Darwinian Fail and I for a workout/hike on Sunday morning, shoot me a message! Β So excited!


How did you get started with strength training?

Have you ever made friends on the internet and turned them into REAL LIFE friends?


Happy Friday! πŸ™‚






  1. We should do some of those moves this weekend! πŸ˜‰ I’ve made a few real life friends and you are my next victim muahahahahaha!

  2. I just came across your blog and adore it. Heck yes for a fellow Canadian blogger πŸ™‚ Those set of cards sound pretty good, especially because you can get more than one routine out of them! Frozen mangoes are definitely the best in smoothies! I’ve made lots of blogger friends online, but not in real life. I wish more bloggers lived in my area!

    • Danielle says:

      Aw! Thanks so much Lisa! Where in Canada are you? Actually, I think I will mosey on over to your blog and find out! πŸ™‚

  3. YAY So Happy we met this weekend!! xox

  4. I love Jillian Michaels and I could use a hot bod in a box..think I’ll check it out!! I used to use mangos in my shakes all the time…they are one of my favs with 1/2 a banana and some spinach! I’m still pretty new to the bogosphere, so no real friends yet, but I’ve met a ton of people (mostly women) that I think are just great and would make wonderful friends, I’m sure πŸ™‚