Monday, 24 February 2014

Operation Get Lean // Week 3 Recap

Happy Monday y'all!  I am excited to report that after 3 weeks of clean eating (with the exception of cheesecake on my birthday and a terrible Sunday- more on that below) and lifting heavy weights 5 days a week, I am seeing some results!  Here's the latest picture from my Instagram (@honeywerehome).  I want to show you a real life representation so I don't use any filter on these pictures.  I've only lost about 1 1/2 pounds in 3 weeks (112.5 to 111), but I'm not too concerned with the scale since I know muscle weighs more than fat.  But, I am concerned with buttoning my jeans and I'm not having a problem with that anymore!


5 minute treadmill warmup (speed at 4.0), then go directly to planks - 3 for 1 minute & 30 seconds with a two minute rest in between.  This week I focused on lifting as heavy as I could for 8-10 reps of 3-4 sets, resting about 45 seconds to 1 minute in between sets.  I usually do at least 6 exercises during each workout. 

Monday - Biceps & Triceps, 20 minutes of cardio (18 incline at 2.5 mph - don't hold on)

Tuesday - Legs, 15 minutes of cardio (18 incline at 2.5 mph - don't hold on)

Wednesday - Shoulders 20 minutes (sprints 30 seconds on and off at a 7.0 mph) & 5 minutes (18 incline at 2.5 mph - don't hold on)

Thursday - Back - no cardio

Friday - Off

Saturday - Biceps & Triceps - no cardio

Sunday - off

I'm still on THIS MEAL PLAN.  I did very well Monday through Saturday, but I did indulge in cheesecake on my birthday (Thursday).  Saturday was good, except I drank 3 1/2 glasses of red wine  (which is a lot for me!) and then my son couldn't sleep, so in the middle of the night I had to go into his tiny bed and "sleep" with him (with the light on!).  Needless to say, I felt pretty bad on Sunday.  

Sunday was a complete BUST food wise.  We went to breakfast around 9:00 and I had a giant pancake with real butter and syrup.  Mmmm!  Ran some errands, came home and napped for an hour from 1:00 - 2:00 until I had to get ready for a Tupperware party at 3:00.  On the way there, I felt so sick/sweaty/shaky, then realized I hadn't eaten since the pancake.  I made an emergency stop at a gas station and ate a Twix candy bar, still shaky, I rummaged through my purse and found a protein bar. At the party, I ate some brie cheese and crackers and carrots.  Mexican food is always my cure for a hangover, so we went out for dinner and I had bean and cheese nachos.  Later that night, I couldn't sleep.  I got up around 11pm and ate a bowl of multigrain cheerios and 2 Ghirardelli chocolate and caramel squares.  Ug!  

It happens sometimes, but you just have to start over the next day and not let it get you down. 

We had beautiful weather on Friday and I got to enjoy a nice birthday lunch with my favorite girlfriends outside (half a glass of wine, a burger with no bun, and salad for me). 

Have a great week!

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