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.
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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!