Squatting Again!

HI Ya!!

Sorry I missed posting yesterday here in the rally room…I had another busy day.  I wonder sometimes if I’m “manic”, LOL!  I go like a mad woman for a couple days and now today it’s almost noon and I’m still in my bathrobe??  HA! :hehe: Actually, I am so very, very thankful I have a handsome “Sugar Daddy” who works his tail off so I can “PLAY” with my own business, on my farm and as a stay at home mom!  God has really blessed me!  I am at a wonderful place in life and expect it to continue FOREVER!!

Yesterday, I got my SQUAT on!  It’s been a couple months since I’ve done free bar squats.  My new gym doesn’t have a squat rack- only a smith machine.  My squat rack is still at my old house– Here’s a picture I snapped after I squatted and while I was doing dead lifts….and YES, that’s the CUTEST puppy in the world there with me!

All together the leg workout included:

7 sets squats- 45, 95, 95, 115 x4 sets 5 sets knee extensions- 2 super high rep sets single legs x45#, 3 sets with 90 pounds 5 sets dead lifts- 45, 95×10-20 reps 3 sets of mule kick/jumps- from Zuzuka Light’s workout about 100 side jump lunges broken into 2 sets 1 set sumo pushups with a row/twist at top Hip rotations- standing in a lung position rotating hips like a dancer, sort of…  I need to video this!  2sets of 10 one set knee ups for abs

My workout on Monday went great too– Gunner and I lifted chest hard and heavy– my high set was 135×2 reps (didn’t trust him to spot me) and I ran on the treadmill afterward.  even minute intervals 7 for my easy 9 for my hard– during 2 hard mins I did 30 sec at 9; 30 sec at 10.  The incline was at 2 most the time, but I did up it to 2.5 for about 4-5 mins.  During the 20 mins (including warm up and cool down) …I covered 2.5 miles.

Today is running day again… I guess  I need to hit the trail and do hills??  I’ll also be lifting back with Gunner at 3… I should be up for it mentally and physically– it’s cycle day 3 for me today….feeling that buffing mojo coming soon!!  I love BUFFING!!

In other news….

Once I get my updated site up and running, I’ll announce the new contest– hoping for that this week!! Here’s a peek at it under construction–http://buffmother.com/

The new site for now is just the exterior portion for now, but we are going to be transitioning the rally room to a similar format within the next month or 2– it’s gonna be a process, but it’ll be worth the pain as it’ll enable us to grow bigger and for us to communicate easier in the long run!


I had a little conversation about “insanity” on facebook– thought I’d share– Keep in mind I have NOT done the workouts, but I KNOW They are INTENSE and very HARD!!

What’s your take on Insanity? Have you done it? Would you recommend it and why?

I think it’s good…anything that gets you moving is good. It’s worth doing for a “season” to challenge yourself to another level (not for the rest of your life, lol). Personally I’m not a big fan of the long duration and frequency of intense workouts—Your body needs a day or two between high intensity training like that. Plus, I believe in the long run traditional heavy weight training needs to be the foundation of your workouts…It keeps you YOUNG, strong and in a good HORMONAL place :) Too much “cardio” is catabolic and can leave a person skinny fat. My hour of workout time daily consists of 40-60 mins LIFTING- challenging my muscles to grow and 3-4 times a week I’ll add 20 mins of intervals. It’s effective and efficient and keeps me buff, healthy and happy!
Okay, time to get some food in my BELLY!!-Michelle



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