Day 17


Still going… Today I have guests in town, and while I had 2 servings of pasta, I still managed to fit my workout in. I just did it right in the living room while chatting with my guests. I did get interrupted twice for feedings, but I must say I am determined to get 30 days straight working out!


Here’s what I ate today


Breakfast: Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal with 1% milk and strawberries & blackberries. 1 cup coffee with 1% milk. Was in a hurry so I grabbed the cereal instead of making oatmeal.


Lunch: Started with chicken and butternut squash. Was still hungry so I waited a few minutes and then ate the leftover haddock. Was still hungry so I decided to give it some time and went for my mega-hill walk with stroller. But when I got back I was STILL hungry so I gave in and had some of the pasta with tomato, basil and mozzarella. I also think I was wrong and that it’s not whole wheat pasta. I’m not sure.


Snack: red seedless grapes


Dinner: Whole wheat pasta (I bought it so I know it’s whole wheat), with tomato, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms, carrots, spinach and a light cream sauce. Salad with spinach, mesclun, tomato, mushroom, cucumber, red pepper, and home made strawberry vinaigrette. And chicken. It was a damn good meal. My friend spent 3 hours in the kitchen preparing all of this VERY well. Also had half a glass of wine. Would’ve drank the whole glass, but Ron stole it from me at some point. Thought he was doing me a favor, I’m sure.




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


1-    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


6- Run up and down stairs


Repeat 4-6 (other leg for bi curls)


7-Donkey Kicks- 30x each leg


8- Fire Hydrants- 30x each leg


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


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


11-On back Both legs up: Alternate scissor legs down and back up for abs- 30x


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


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


What I did that moved me forward: I ate a ton of veggies, and I worked out! I am really impressed with the fact that I’ve worked out 17 days in a row. These workouts are still kicking my butt at this point, but I feel the need to add in a little cardio. Have to figure out how to fit that in…


What I need to work on: 2 servings of pasta in one day. I tried to put off the 1st serving so I ate something healthier for lunch, but then I was still hungry so I went for the pasta. If it wasn’t’ here, I wouldn’t have gone seeking it out. I keep going to this same default. This is my weakness to a degree. I’m not giving in 100%, because those cookies are STILL calling my name and I’m not eating them, and that Justin Bieber Pinata candy is STILL on the shelf (also calling out to me). Somehow I can resist those things. I guess what it is, is two things. A- I don’t want to be wasteful, and B- I allow myself to get hungry so I eat things I normally wouldn’t eat. I need to control what is in my environment better.


How the heck are YOU doing?


Your Fitness Coach,

Miranda Zukowski