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. 

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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!



  1. February 24, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    Such a difference! You're doing great! I have about 40 pounds to lose {thanks to moving and losing my stepdad in the past year…stress = EATING for me!}. I'm training for a half, but I'm also going to start lifting TONIGHT. My husband has a weight bench and a Total Gym and there's no good reason I shouldn't START using those. TONIGHT. 🙂

  2. Chic Coastal Living
    February 24, 2014 / 11:17 pm

    You look incredible!!!!!!!! I need to try this ASAP!!!!

  3. February 25, 2014 / 2:17 am

    Keep up the awesome work Megan! NO worries on slipping up now and then. I feel like that's what helps me keep my sanity 🙂 Just encouragement for you to workout super hard at the next session. Really proud of you lady! You should totally try tabata! I am completed addicted to it and have been doing it since my journey. Keep us posted!

  4. February 25, 2014 / 11:31 am

    I love your total honesty. We all have days that we wish we could re-do or take back, but it's just extra motivation to wake-up the next day and do better!

  5. February 25, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    Thanks for being honest! I'm so glad to hear that you too have "those days". I was so good about logging my food for over a year. Then I stopped and I cannot get back into it. I start out logging but by lunch, I eat something that I don't want to write down and it goes downhill from there.

  6. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    February 25, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    girlllll, you look so good! And your Sunday 'bad day' sounds like a regular day to me?!?! How can I get skinny thighs and a tight butt without working out? Or will 2 planks a day get me there? 😉

  7. February 25, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    I had a bad day yesterday too. I think its my PMS and the fact that I tried a new recipe for dinner that sucked. So, I had so have some chips, and cookies. OH BOY, not good at all 🙁

  8. February 25, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    You look great!! Thanks for being real about eating more than you wanted. It's nice to know that everyone has those days 🙂 Keep going!

  9. February 26, 2014 / 12:01 am

    You look FANTASTIC! I've eaten fairly clean for a few years now, but last week I started eating completely clean (with one cheat meal a week). It's great to know that clean eating really does pay off!

  10. February 26, 2014 / 10:29 am

    You look A-mazing!!! It's nice to know that other people fall off the clean-eating food wagon also. Thank you for keeping it real!!

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