Day 15


Halfway through our first 30 days!!! And today was the 2nd weigh-in. I have lost 4lbs officially- which is right on target for 2lbs per week.  Yay!! I’m also starting to feel much stronger and my face seems to have thinned out along with my waist.  Yay again!! I am continuing on with drinking the 72 ounces of water, plus my supplement. Someone pointed out that I am not getting enough calcium, so I looked up what foods supply the most calcium. This webmd article is what I came up with: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/calcium-vitamin-d-foods

I definitely consume some of these foods everyday, but the question is, am I getting enough? A supplement might be in order here.


Here is what I ate today:


Breakfast: Oatmeal, walnuts, blueberries, strawberries, cinnamon, 1 cup coffee with 1% milk


Snack: 1 hard boiled egg


Lunch: Almost a serving of the pasta from yesterday (whole wheat pasta with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella


Snack: Red Seedless Grapes


Dinner: 2 servings haddock with lemon and olive oil, mesclun salad with tomato and oil & vinegar dressing, 2 servings steamed spinach,





Warm Up: 30 alternating reverse lunges




1-Reverse lunge right leg back, right hand touches the floor- 20x

Repeat on the left


2-Side lunge opposite hand to foot 20x each side


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


Repeat 1-3 (except do only 15 reps the 2nd time)


4-Rear Delt Flies- 15x with 8lbs


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


Repeat 4-5 (other leg for bi curls)


7-Donkey Kicks- 30x each leg


8- Fire Hydrants- 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 scissor legs down and back up for abs- 30x


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


12- Stretch (I did the first 10 minutes of my Mirlates class here, but insert whatever stretchy exercises feel good to you.


13- Run up and down the stairs 2x



Almost the same as 2 days ago, except I added 5 extra reps to the first round of the first 2 exercises. Little steps forward. Can definitely feel I am getting stronger. And it looks like I’ve created the habit of fitting this in, somehow. Still have no idea how I am getting this done!! I always get to it about 8pm at night, and always think the day will be over before I can take time for myself, but somehow it always happens! 15 days in a row. Ha! I should give myself a reward just for that! But, that’s not the plan. I’m sticking with the sexy shoes after I lose that first 10 pounds.


What I did today that moved me forward: Sticking with the healthy, fueling breakfast instead of giving in to cereal like I wanted to do. Also, the fish and spinach were really healthy. AND Ron got out the chocolate and started to make happy noises. I had to turn away, and I did NOT partake!


What I did today that held me back: There wasn’t anything terrible. But there is always a better option than pasta. I hardly had any of it, so no biggie. And it was good and gave me energy, so not the worst thing in the world.


I love this little section! I think it is important to always give yourself credit for any accomplishment, large or small. I also think it’s important to look at what can be improved upon. And typing it out like this really gets it into my head.  I encourage you to do the same!


Your Fitness Coach,

Miranda Zukowski