Dayle of ID
Meet BuffMother! Dayle of ID!
Dayle of ID
I wanted to see where I could take my body and mind with a more committed mindset. I wanted to lower my BF% and lose 10 lbs. I also wanted to show ladies that they CAN fit fitness into their busy schedules (and even at home) whether they are a stay-at-home mom, single mom, working mom…whatever. I reached all but 1 of these goals (I only lost 7.5 lbs.) I proved to myself that when I set my mind to something that I CAN DO IT no matter what life stresses come my way.
This challenge underlined the fact that achieving a healthy body is not all about vanity; it can benefit you in more ways than one can ever imagine. This challenge showed me just how powerful my mind is. I was determined to be both mentally and physically strong during my time spent in Oklahoma. When my dad was still alive but was quickly deteriorating, I told myself that I HAD to continue to workout and take care of myself so I could physically help my mom with housework and physically help my dad if he fell or needed help walking or if he needed to be moved in his bed. When I went back for the second time I told myself that I HAD to continue to workout to keep me mentally strong and to channel my feelings into my workouts in order to keep me sane and keep me strong for my family.
My girls saw me continue to work out no matter what was going on. They were able to see me fit my healthy habits into my daily grind just as I would any other daily task. Now after they wake up and get dressed, part of their before school tasks is to do 5 minutes of exercise!
RECENT 10 WEEK SSS results
Name: Dayle S
Number of children and ages: 4 and 9
Today’s Date: 9/14/09…11/22/09
Height: 62 inches…same
Today’s cycle day-CD 29…CD37
Bust (around breasts the biggest part): 37…36.5
Chest- relaxed (just under armpits above breasts with arms down at your sides): 36…35
Waist- relaxed (the smallest part): 29…28.5
Hips (the largest part of your butt): 37.5…36
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides): 39.5…38.5
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm): 11…11.25
Biceps (flexed at midpoint of upper arm): 11.5…11.75
Thigh-mid (about 8” above knee cap): 20…19.5
Thigh- upper (about 12” above knee cap): 22…21.75
Calf (about 7” below knee joint): 13.5…13.75
Why did you enter the SSS contest by BuffMother?
To get back on track…I had been getting the workouts in but not as consistent or as INTENSE as I used to and it shows!! Not only was I feeling sluggish and non-motivated but my lack of BUFFNESS had resulted in a loss of muscle tone and a gain of about 10 lbs. since December ’08!! I joined the contest because I needed the committment to accountability and the support of the RR to achieve my goals. This was also my first challenge BC *FREE* and I was excited to see what changes were ahead of me…good or bad.
What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?
KathyK and I either texted or emailed our POA’s to each other daily. I returned to more consistent blogging and changed the tone of my blogs to document more of my eating plans. I had my DH join me for the first half of the SSS and I loved the support and the togetherness. I also fed off of the new energy! There are many new RR members that are in their BuffMother “honeymoon” phase and it was energizing!
How do you feel about your success? I feel great! I did not make much physical change (and actually suprised that I did actually go down a few inches) but I am super excited about the other changes…my consistency was back and my eats had a major shift! I went from working out off and on to scheduling it into my daily life again. It also seemed like all of a sudden the eating part just clicked! I was choosing foods because I wanted to, not because I felt like I had to buckle down because of a contest. For several weeks I ate 90% clean every day with only 1 big cheat meal for the week! That is *HUGE* for me. The eats clicked mentally for me this time! WOOHOO!
What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?
Can you say FT job, 2 kids and a husband? I am not special in any way…I am not unlike any other woman, but I do have a lot to juggle and the inconsistency with balance, lack of energy and overscheduling myself contributed to why I lost the muscle and gained the 10 lbs. over the past year. Jeff worked out with me for the first few weeks of the SSS. I used to always workout on my own so this gave me a different kind of motivation. After about 5 weeks Jeff got really sick and had to take some time off…he never really got back in. I never realized how much I depended on his presence during workouts until he was gone. Honestly, I think that was when my workouts got a little sluggish.
What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother?
I would like for women to know that HT is the key to unlocking their potential! You ARE different and that is alright! With HT you learn to listen to your body and respect your hormones! Stop looking for quick fixes, the pills and the surgeries. YOU can do this! YOU can make these changes and you want to tell people that YOU did this! Earn this! This is why I love BuffMother. It is something you can put hard work into and earn all on your own!