Can’t get to the gym? Try my ‘Hundred at Home’ workout!

Some days, despite your best intentions, a wrench gets thrown into your schedule making a trip to the gym impossible.

Yesterday was day 2 of the B.C. teacher’s strike, and although I was able to get my youngest two into a last-minute rec center program (we’re calling it ‘strike camp’), my oldest had no plans and was spending the day at home. While he’s old enough to be on his own for an hour or so during the day, I feel guilty leaving him in an empty house with only the cat for company.

So instead, he and I spent the morning ‘together’; he on his computer in his room, me on mine in the room next to him!

Determined to get even a quick workout in, I got up, threw on my workout clothes (once they’re on, I find it more difficult to find excuses not to follow through ;))Β and made my plan.

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No turning back, now! (Yes, another new Lululemon piece)

In between writing and household chores, I would aim for a total of 100 repetitions of each of five different exercises. No showering and getting dressed in ‘real clothes’ until all the reps were complete! I’m calling it my ‘Hundred at Home’ workout, although technically, there are 500 reps in all…

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Total elapsed time? About 20 minutes, scattered throughout my morning. What are you waiting for?

For more, home-workout ideas, head over to Bite Size Wellness (I just happen to have a guest post there on a similar theme!).

Do you have a go-to at home workout for days you can’t get to the gym?

Disclaimer: Although I am a registered Personal Trainer, I am not YOUR Personal Trainer. Always adapt workouts to suit your body and fitness level. Always consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.

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  1. Great blog Tamara. I’ll be sharing this one on my Facebook page tomorrow πŸ™‚
    And Lululemon….I remember that brand well from Canada!

    • Lulu is down under too (I believe). Although, best stay away if you like exercise clothes and have no self control!

      • Really? I didn’t know that. Here all the cool kids wear Lorna Jean, who most def make cute work out clothes but I refuse to wear them just because! Maybe I will track down some Lululemon and show them how it’s done canuck style πŸ™‚

  2. Good Morning Tamara,
    What a great idea to scatter the reps throughout the morning, I always feel it’s not a ‘W/O’ if it’s not done all at once. I will try to squeeze some reps in at work today…when no one’s looking πŸ˜‰

    • Hi Denise!
      I got my 100’s in yesterday, but was able to get to Boot Camp this morning. Day 3 of our Teacher’s Strike and counting!

  3. At first I thought you did all 500 of these in a row and I was thinking….I knew you were good, but that makes you a beast! In any case I LOVE this idea and I love the home gym ideas you shared over at BSW even more:)

  4. LOL! Holy cow, that would be a lot of reps! I broke them down into batches of 20; 20 of each exercise during a break from the keyboard and the laundry!

  5. Love this! I like all of those exercises and the fact that the workout incorporates the whole body :).

  6. GIRL you KNOW I love this.


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