Day 11


Oh, I ate too much today. Ugh. BUT I had my Dr’s appt and I am cleared to work out! Which, yes, I was doing anyway, but not as vigorously as I need to.


Anyway, here’s what I ate today:


Breakfast: Oatmeal (a new box!) banana, blueberries, cinnamon (didn’t need any honey with all that fruit.) Coffee w 1% milk


Lunch: Again, I let myself get all starving again and ate too much. This was avoidable. The reason was that I went on a bunch of errands. If I had brought a snack with me on the errands I would not have come home starving. So I ate salad: lettuce, tomato, cucumber, broccoli, mushrooms, chicken, mozzarella, oil & vinegar dressing,  Then, still hungry, I ate a serving of that leftover chicken, eggplant, parmesany thing. That’s where I went wrong. I was still hungry after that, but I let it go. Also had another ½ cup of coffee, which I don’t think was the healthiest choice, but it sure did feel necessary at the time!


Dinner: One of the Moms in the Moms Club I just joined made me dinner!! So nice! It was all organic. Turkey meatloaf, the best broccoli ever, and a baked potato with that weird salt free breakstone butter that comes in the round container. If you’re going to have butter, this is the way to go.


Dessert: Oh, my downfall!! I am ashamed to say that I ate banana, raisin bread with chocolate in it!! I said I wasn’t going to eat chocolate this week, but then that nice mom made this banana bread just for me, and it would be a shame to waste it. So I had a piece. Ok , two pieces.


I worked out despite a crying baby and having to split the workout up into 3 segments because of various interruptions. I STILL got it done!




Same as 2 days ago with a couple add-ons.


Warm Up: 30 alternating reverse lunges




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- 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-On back, both legs up, alternate like scissors (I just made this more challenging with the whole “scissors” thing) 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 1x (am going to add to this every day). I forgot to count how many stairs. Guessing about 20.


What I did today that was awesome: I managed to fit my workout in despite being interrupted about 3 times.  Took one break when a friend came over. She wanted to hold the baby and chat, and I enjoyed that as well, so we took a little time. Then after I got back to the workout the baby wanted to be fed, so I took a half hour break to feed the baby. Still went back and finished the workout.


The other awesome thing I did was to walk away at lunch even though I still felt hungry


What I did that was crap: I ate chocolate! Not that I think chocolate is evil. But the point is that I said I would not eat any chocolate this week and I did it anyway. And I’m telling you right now I am going to do it again tomorrow. The thing is, if it weren’t here, I wouldn’t go out seeking it. So what I need to do in the future is figure out to not even let it in the door in the first place.


The other crappy thing I did was to let myself get to the point where I was ravenously hungry again. I can avoid that by bringing snacks with me on errands from now on. That one is an easy fix. Hopefully I will learn it this time.


Until tomorrow!!


Your Fitness Coach,


Miranda Zukowski