Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi on Her Exercise Goals: ‘I Want to Gain 10 Lbs. of Muscle’

08/20/2015 at 03:50 PM ET

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has come a long way since her Jersey Shore days.

The former reality star, 27, may be busy with her two young children, Lorenzo Dominic, 3, and Giovanna Marie, 10 months, but that doesn’t stop her from stay in fighting shape — in fact, it’s what motivates her.

“I just really want to be a fit mom,” she told PEOPLE in May. “I want to be able to keep up with them, run after them.”

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And now, Polizzi shares exclusively with PEOPLE Now exactly how she maintains that fit physique.

“I’m on a strict, strict diet because I want to gain a lot of muscle,” she says. “I don’t really do cardio. I’m not looking to lose weight and be skinny; I want to gain 10 lbs. of muscle.”

“I do a lot of weight lifting, a lot of plyometrics, like burpees and stuff like that,” she continues.

As for meals? “I get them delivered from my trainer,” Polizzi says. Here’s what’s on the menu on her average day.


Protein pancakes and turkey bacon


Turkey burger with sweet potatoes (no bun), whole wheat pasta, or chicken and vegetables


Either a salad with vegetables or a steak

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cammom on

Hey people magazine how is this news??? No one cares!!!!

minirooper on

She has the worst trainer ever. She is seriously undereating. In order to gain muscle, you need to eat a surplus. In no way will 3 meals a day ever be enough. 5-6 small meals with plenty of carbs and fat. Jeez.

wut on

Well, one thing’s for sure: she’s immune to gaining an ounce of grey matter.

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