Day 27

 

I can’t believe there’s only 3 days left of this 30 day kick in the pants program! Tuesday is the weigh in and on day 30 I will do another weigh-in as well as my measurements.

 

One of you mentioned that because you have been going to Yoga every day since starting this program, that it has become like eating. You must do your Yoga or it feels like missing a meal. What a great analogy!! That’s exactly what it feels like.

 

Since starting this, my daily workouts have made a HUGE difference! I feel stronger, I can do more, and things are tightening up slowly but surely. Not to mention the fact that during my workout something amazing happens to my energy. I get on this natural high and it feels wonderful. I am energetic and able to hang out with my son without feeling like I’ve been hit by a truck, and I even get things done around the house. It’s amazing!

 

My eating patterns are not great right now, but they’re not terrible either. I am definitely adjusting to suburban life. I miss the days of being able to walk down the street and get any kind of food I wanted. I am going to have to figure out a way to get to the grocery store more often so I can get the kind of foods that nourish me.

 

Here’s what I ate today:

 

Breakfast: oatmeal, blueberries, banana, cinnamon, home made granola, coffee w 1% milk

 

Lunch: celery with peanut butter (I know, I know. We ran around all day and when we got home I had limited time to grab something quick)

 

Dinner: salmon, steamed swiss chard, spinach, carrots with feta. I also had  another cup of coffee because I couldn’t stay awake.

 

Workout:

 

Warm up with 30 alternating 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

 

4-Run down & up stairs

 

5- Jump Rope for 1 minute (averaging only 40 jumps per minute now. Somehow I get worse at this when I am more tired. Makes me feel like I’m made of lead and it’s harder to jump)

 

Repeat 1-5

 

6-Rear Delt Flies- 15x with 10lbs

 

7-Bicep curls- 10 lbs 15x both arms at the same time, balancing on one leg

 

Repeat 5-6 (other leg for bi curls)

 

7- Rear Delt Flies with 5lbs 20x

 

8- Lateral Arm Raises w 5lbs 20x

 

9- Tricep Kickbacks both arms w 5lbs 20x

 

10- Jumping Jacks no arms- 30x

 

11- Side kick into a squat- 20x each side

 

12- Jumping Jacks no arms- 30x

 

13- Donkey Kicks- 40x each leg

 

14- Fire Hydrants- 30x each leg

 

15- Plank 10 seconds, Side Plank 10 seconds, Plank 10 seconds, Side Plank 10 seconds, Plank 10 seconds

 

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

 

17- Reverse Plank 1 minute

 

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

 

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

 

20- Stretch (I did the first 10 minutes of my mirlates class here, but do what works for you)

 

What I did today that moved me forward: I did not give in to the urge to eat the rest of that cheesy parmesany thing that my mil makes that tastes AWESOME, that was in the fridge. Also, did not give in to the filling quinoa. Another thing I’ve noticed is that I do not think about drinking alcohol. Saving myself from a lot of useless calories there. And I’ve been consuming a healthy amount of fruits and veggies

 

What I did today that held me back: Although it could’ve been worse, my ‘lunch’ of celery and peanut butter is not something I would recommend as a meal. I was influenced by circumstance. Running around all day left me with limited time to fix myself an actual meal, so I opted for this instead. Oh, and the 2 cups of coffee. I really REALLY like coffee, but 2 cups I think is excessive.

 

3 days left!!!

 

Your Fitness Coach,

Miranda Zukowski