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 ;)) and made my plan.
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…
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.