Day 7


Let me first say, I have NO idea how I am doing this. I feel like I often have to choose between sleeping, eating and bathing myself since I am caring for my infant. Sleeping usually wins, and not by choice. Like yesterday when I slept through lunch.  I also missed my shower (hey, don’t judge! It happens. Lately anyway). BUT I am have somehow managed to work out every day for 7 days.


And being that today was the 7th day, it is weigh in day! How did you do? Did you lose any, gain any, stay the same? Why or why not? Chances are if you ask yourself this question out loud, you will find you know the answer.


I had an interesting experience with my weigh-in. Last week I started off at 169 with a goal of losing 30 pounds in 3 months.  This morning I weighed myself and I was 137. Say wha? I thought I was delirious, so I got off the scale and got back on. Still 137.  Later (when I finally got to take my shower!), I went on the scale again and it said 157. I got off and got back on and it said 161. Point is, I have NO idea how much I weigh, and it seems my scale is broken.


I’m sure people claim ‘broken scale’ often, but hopefully you can see that in my case it is actually true. Anyway, I don’t think I lost 32 pounds in a week and then gained back 20 pounds the same day. That would be a mess!


I’m guessing, judging by how I feel, that I lost between 2-5 pounds this week.  2 was the goal. 5 would actually be a bit much, but it is possible.  I am going to purchase a new scale on amazon right… about… now!


Oh! Since I missed lunch yesterday I ended up starving at midnight and ate another kashi bar- this time chocolate cherry something or other. I have no idea how much sugar it had, but as far as bars go, it’s not the worst. If you are desperate for a snack, it’s not a terrible option, but always better to go for REAL food. The kind with one ingredient. Like broccoli. Or grapes. 1 ingredient. The best.


Breakfast: Oatmeal, cinnamon, honey, blueberries, coffee with 2% milk


Snack: Nuts (cashews, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, brazil nuts- unsalted) and 1 clementine


Lunch: 12 shrimp with cocktail sauce (again, was pressed for time, but at least managed to get something in)


Snack: 1 slice 15 grain bread with organic peanut butter, 1 clementine


Dinner: 3 slices of pot roast (thin), brown rice, broccoli with muenster cheese and a salad (cucumbers, mushrooms, tomatoes, feta, oil and vinegar homemade dressing with some sort of lettuce I don’t know what kind but not iceberg)

Juice: spinach, celery, fuji apple, cucumber


Not the worst day. Not the best. Staying on track for the most part. Except I am going to start this week over with the no chocolate thing, because I messed up this week with the kashi bar and the chocolate in the coffee. Interesting that I managed to get in chocolate.


And no, I don’t think chocolate is the worst thing in the world. I just think if I say I’m not going to do something that I need to be capable of following through. Builds confidence and discipline. All good things.




Warm Up: Alt Reverse Lunges 30x




1-Reverse lunge right leg back, right hand touches the floor- 15x

Repeat on the left


2-Side lunge opposite hand to foot 15x each side


3-Squat with an overhead press: Pick up the 8lb weights- Squat with arms down by side. Bicep curl as you stand up and squeeze, overhead press. 20x


4- One arm Row w 15 lbs 15x right and then left


Repeat 1-4


5-Rear Delt Flies- 15x with 8lbs


6-Bicep curls- 15x both arms at the same time, balancing on one leg


Repeat 5-6 (other leg for bi curls)


7-Donkey Kicks- 30x each leg


8-Plank 10 seconds, Down Dog 10 seconds. Repeat 4x


9-On your back press up to a bridge- one leg up- lower hips to floor then press back up 20x each side.


10-Both legs up: Alternate legs down and back up for abs- 30x


11-In same position- reverse crunch (lift your hips) 30x


Stretch  (I did the first 10 minutes of my Mirlates class here- insert what feels good to you).


How’d you do with week 1? Check in on the fb page.


Here we go with week 2!!






Your Fitness Coach,

Miranda Zukowski





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