Darcie such an interesting lady. She is chock full of adventure and loves her hobbies (gardening, gaming, outdoor challenges, pets, painting, etc…). Darcie is a very special person to me because she is my “helper”…she is an integral part of the behind the scene happenings with Team BuffMother’s . Each day she helps me with internet stuff, emails, the rally room and by being my friend. I can share and be honest with her about anything that’s going on with my life. I love Darcie!! We’ve been close friends for over 4 years now…and I’ve seen her go Up and Down as she’s seen me do the same. However- despite every trial she’s NEVER QUIT the fight! Darcie is 100% an ALL-STAR!!
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Darcie from FL!
Darcie is an All-Star!! If I had to pick one characteristic that I admire most it would be her infectious positive energy. She is a very creative person and often shares pictures of her creations with us in the Team BuffMother Rally Room. Darcie has been applying Hormonal Timing with meticulous effort and has transformed the look of her body from a fluffy mother into that of a young fitness model.
When I got into the rhythm of Hormonal Timing, I could not believe the difference it made to work with my cycle instead of against it. To realize that there are times during the month when I can handle a large workout and times when my body is not equipped to do so was a key moment for me. Knowing that during certain times I need to eat a few more calories took away the guilt of “failure” when I would eat more close to my period.
Thanks so much for Hormonal Timing – it has been great!!! ~Darcie
Update! I have been using the HT system now for 8 months. Not only have I been able to maintain my weight loss but I have added muscle and look even leaner. Pushing myself hard for 2 weeks when my body is able and giving it a break when it needs it has made it easy to stick to my plan. I’m not saying I don’t have to work hard – but working with my body has taken away the feeling of struggling against the tide.
Thank you Michelle!~Darcie
|Darcie of FL – When I got into the rhythm of Hormonal Timing, I could not believe the difference it made to work with my cycle. To realize that there are times during the month when I can handle a large workout and times when my body is not equipped to do so was a key moment for me. Knowing that during certain times I need to eat a few more calories took away the guilt of “failure”.|
~~~~~~~~Recent 10 week Super Star Contest entry ~~~~~~
Number of children and ages (it’s okay if you have 0):1 – age 12
Today’s Date:_9-13-09 / 11-22-09__ height:_____5’5″________ weight:_132.0 / 129.6_____ age:__37_____
Today’s cycle day- 23/ 17
Chest- relaxed: 34 / 34
Chest- flexed back and chest: 36 / 35.25
Waist: 27.75 / 27.50
Hips : 37.25 / 36.75
Shoulders : 40.25 / 40.75
Biceps: 10.5/ 11
Biceps (flexed at midpoint of upper arm): 11.25/ 11.50
Thigh-mid (about 8” above knee cap):19.25 / 18.50
Thigh- upper (about 12” above knee cap): 20.75 / 20.50
Calf (about 7” below knee joint):13 / 13
Why did you enter the SSS contest by BuffMother?
I needed to get back in shape after a long time off. I needed the accountability to be able to stick with it.
What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?
I kept seeing myself looking better than I ever have so far.
How do you feel about your success?
I have mixed feelings. I really thought I could accomplish so much more. And yet I’m very happy to have been consistent throughout the whole challenge even through the different things life threw at me. And I’m very happy about not just giving up!
What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?
I had to get over my fear. Fear that “trying” would be too stressful and I would end up like I did last year. Fear of failing. Then Jake was diagnosed with diabetes and that was a shock to say the least. We live life by a totally different schedule now. Then there was my niece’s wedding (food!), family picnics (food!), my 19th year anniversary (food!). LOL, lots of food obstacles as well.
What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?
There’s nothing quite like BuffMother! Or even more specific there is no place like the Rally Room! Also, even when I try different programs and routines, they are all centered around hormonal timing. Even sometimes when I just don’t WANT to think about hormones I can’t help but factor them in now.