I post progress pictures on my Instagram (@honeywerehome) and use #honeywerehealthy if you want to follow along.
I’m also realizing that incorporating 3 planks into the workouts makes for a long workout- (3 planks for at least 3 minutes and 2 minutes rest in between = 15 minutes + 5 min warmup = 20 minutes before I even get to weights). Now that I’m lifting heavier, I rest at least one minute between sets, so the workouts take longer there too. And if I’m doing cardio at the end, that can be almost 2 hours at the gym on those days. So, I may do one plank and then pushups. Or just add in abs between sets and skip planks all together. I could easily just do planks at home. We’ll see.
Also, I want to build my booty, so I’m doing squats and kickbacks every couple days (even on non-leg days).
Finally, I find that I really need more rest to recover. My body is tired! I’m trying to get at least 8 hours a night but it’s hard because I’m a night owl. My alarm goes off at 6:30 a.m. and those mornings come fast! (Especially last week with the time change.)
Monday – Shoulders, 3 planks (3 min each)
Tuesday – Back & Booty, Cardio (20 minutes on stair master at Level 60)
Wednesday – Bicep/Tricep, 3 planks (3 min each), Cardio– 30 minutes on stair master at Level 60
Thursday – Legs, 3 planks (2 for 3 min- was going on 5 hours of sleep) Cardio– 15 minutes on treadmill at 3.5 (this isn’t really a cardio workout, but more of a way to stretch my legs after lifting heavy leg weights to make me less sore later).
Friday – Off
Saturday – Off
Sunday – Shoulders & Booty, 3 planks (5 min, 2 min, 2 min)
You can see my specific workouts here:
It’s not difficult to prepare the meals since I usually cook in big batches (I find it’s actually more time consuming and hard to come up with different meals for each day and then cook that night), but it’s hard to be eating every few hours. The times above are a guide, but if I’m hungry, I eat and if I’m not, I don’t. I’m not “forcing” myself to eat at those times. I also keep my portions on the smaller size, and I don’t eat until I’m stuffed. I’ve found that this way of eating has helped keep my energy steady throughout the day.
I hate running low on my food and worrying about quickly having to cook something, so this week I’m prepared!
Saturday– BBQ (2 ribs, loaded baked potato (but they forgot the bacon:( 1/2 cup jalepeno creamed corn.