Move It Monday: Countdown Workout & Some News

by tinareale on December 30, 2013

Yawn! Anyone else out there having to get used to an alarm again this week? Between the week I had the flu and the holidays, I haven’t had to wake up to an alarm in two weeks. This morning’s 4:45 am wake-up hit pretty hard. It came with good reason…to have some time to get a new workout to you! AND to share a couple bits of news with you, too. Let’s hit those first.

  • Registration for Winter 2014 Best Body Bootcamp begins TODAY! The eight week Winter 2014 session workouts will start on January 20th, but you can register beginning today. And as a little holiday week gift to you, use code HOLIDAYBBB for $5 OFF – through Friday January 3rd. If you need additional BBB details, then check out the Best Body Bootcamp page for all the info.


  • The Holiday Workout Plan is only available through tomorrow! If you want to have a stockpile of 20 time-effective, practical workouts then get your copy TODAY. The Back To Basics nutrition e-book is also only available through tomorrow.

If you’re not sure about the workouts, then you know I got you covered. For today’s Move It Monday post I’ll give you a little sneak peek look into one of the workouts from the holiday workout plan – my own take on a 100 countdown workout. Start with 100 reps of one exercise, 90 reps of the next exercise, 80 reps of the next, and so on. It all adds up to quite the muscular endurance workout with a nice cardiovascular boost that can be done in under 20 minutes. Bonus? You will need ZERO equipment!

100 Countdown

And because I feel like being extra generous with the recently holiday cheer, I’ll even include access to the demo video of this workout for you. Heads up – you get these demos with EVERY workout in any Best Body Bootcamp plan. I like to take the guesswork out so you only need to focus on your workout.


This workout takes approximately 20 minutes, including the 10 minute cardio to finish. If you have time, feel free to go through the workout a second time through (with or without the final 10 minutes of cardio). If you don’t have a full twenty minutes, then go through just the strength exercises and finish off with 10 burpees (or other cardio exercise) instead! Have fun!

Ever done a countdown workout? Have any favorite high-rep exercises you would include?


1 Ashley @ Power, Love, and Self-Discipline December 30, 2013 at 7:00 am

Thanks for sharing! I love countdown workouts because it’s easy to remember the reps – I don’t always have to be checking my notes.

2 tinareale December 31, 2013 at 6:42 am

I’m with you! I like not having to think too much during the actual workout.

3 MizBeAWalker December 30, 2013 at 7:00 am

I have never done a countdown workout till today!
for starters ILL DO—the child can count :-)

4 Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life December 30, 2013 at 7:19 am

I can’t wait for bootcamp! Ask my husband, I have been counting down the days! ;)

5 lindsay December 30, 2013 at 7:27 am

i love count down workouts. It’s more challenging mentally! ha

6 [email protected] December 30, 2013 at 8:20 am

I want to do your Best Body Bootcamp someday! I probably won’t be able to sign up today because we just spent a lot for Christmas and are trying to save now, but hopefully next time! I love your workouts!

7 tinareale December 31, 2013 at 6:42 am

I definitely plan on doing another 2-3 after this one in the 2014 year. :)

8 Linz @ Itz Linz December 30, 2013 at 8:30 am

love love love!

9 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 30, 2013 at 8:53 am

Great workout! This might just have to happen today since I don’t feel like figuring out what my workout should look like! ;)

10 tinareale December 31, 2013 at 6:43 am

I have days like that too. Let me know if you tried it. :)

11 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables December 30, 2013 at 9:08 am

I always love your workouts friend! xoxo

12 tinareale December 31, 2013 at 6:43 am

Thanks! And I was thinking about you just the other day. How happy I am for you with the adoption and I hope I get to see you again soon. :)

13 Laura @ Mommy Run Fast December 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I love the idea of a countdown workout! And wow- did you do all the videos for the next round? That is impressive!!

14 tinareale December 31, 2013 at 6:44 am

Yep. The last round and the holiday workouts – every. single. one. It’s a lot of time and work but I definitely think worth it to add to the program. Good thing I love what I do. ;)

15 Jesica @rUnladylike December 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I love this workout! I am going to try to do it this week! Happy almost 2014!

16 tinareale December 31, 2013 at 6:45 am

Same to you!!! And I hope you have fun with it. It seems to fly by since you only have to do reps of each exercise one time through. Unless you do two rounds of course. Ha!

17 Runningwithscissors December 30, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Looking forward to trying this on Thursday, my easy run day. I’m determined to cross train and strengthen my core in 2014. Thank you for sharing!

18 tinareale December 31, 2013 at 6:46 am

Great! I’m a big believer in cross training to help support running. Many BBB participants have seen their running improve from adding in the workouts too.

19 Christine @ Love, Life, Surf December 30, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Love this workout. Can’t wait to try it!

20 Kim December 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I love workouts like this! I think that if I make the group go through this 2x it will be great when we start boot camp back up!
Thanks for sharing!!

21 tinareale December 31, 2013 at 6:48 am

I think it would be a great boot camp workout! And a fun twist too with the higher reps and the counting down as a group effort.

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