Success is inspiring~ Shine in 49: Day 40

I love Success Stories!! And we have a ton of GREAT ones here on Team BuffMother!! I am working hard towards updating and adding Success Stories to www.BuffMother.com and it’s been really fun!! I have a very rewarding “job”~ I’d love to feature each and everyone of you as a SUCCESS STORY!!! That’s the GOAL!

Some more success stories for you too~
http://buffmother.com/success-stories

I got in a good little leg workout today despite a kink in my neck- OUCH! I finally broke down and took some advil to help relieve the pain. I hope that tomorrow I’ll be back to normal. I’ve done well with this week’s challenge….I had 3+ greens yesterday: Lettuce, pickle and veggies in chick tortilla soup. And so far today I’ve had a Red pepper and SALSA & I plan on having a chicken salad for dinner.

let’s all strive to be inspiring SUCCESS STORIES!!!
Your friend,
Michelle

P.S.
I didn’t seem to have much to write today for some reason so I’ll share some of my recent “Q&A’s” with you~
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Title : Re: Herbal Remedies for Breasts
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Q:
Hi, I wanted to know your thoughts on herbal remedies for breast enhancement. I have had 3 babies who are now all in their teens. With age and significant weight loss recently I have found that my breasts have totally “lost their starch”. I have read that herbal remedies can promote hormones to enhance this problem. As a mother and woman into fitness, can you tell me if these are worth while? I really have no desire to have surgery for improvement and know that your theories through your website are hormonal based. I would be most grateful for any of your thoughts on this subject.

A:
Well,
Despite big promises, don’t believe the hype. Herbal supplements don’t work to regain breast tissue. I personally tried it, lol!
Great job on getting back in shape as a mother and know that a great body outweighs having boobs any day.
BTW- I’ve never regretted my breast augmentation or have known any woman who has regretted it:)

Take care!
-Michelle

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Title : Re: Creatine?
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Q:
Hi buffmother~
I just read your article on creatine for women, I think that it would be beneficial for me to start taking it. Would you mind giving me a recommendation on your favorite brand/type?
Thanks!

A:
I personally prefer creatine that is in a punch form…Like 6 star brand Creatine, BSN NO-EXPLODE or I’ve also taken the Body Fortress Creatine Punch from Wal-mart…it’s good.
The key is to take it consistently and LIFT HEAVY and often while on it 🙂
Go for it!
-Michelle

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Title : Re: tips for beginners..
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Q:
when and/or how often do you change your workouts? as far as lifting, that is…. also, any tips you may have for a beginner, i would love to hear! thanks!

A:
HI! thanks for your nice friend request and note!
I us my Hormonal Timing training program. the program consists of 2 – 2 week phases~ so every 2 weeks I change things up.
As for beginner tips, stay focused on creating consistency in your workout routine. I started with the goal of working out every other day. NO EXCUSES– once I got that habit down I upped my frequency. Also, remember the fact “Muscle Burns Fat” so strive to build and keep muscle on your body~ it is the key to you getting lean.
If you are interested in learning more, please check out my site www.BuffMother.com.
thanks! and BELIEVE you can reach your goals!!
-Michelle

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Title : Re: some insight
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Q:
hello I wanted to say hello and say that I think you look great. I am currently getting ready to start my goal to fitness. I have always read about it wanted to be that person with great abs and toned body but struggled to make it happen but I am now on a mission starting this week to make a difference in myself and I am looking for motivation and others who have been there and accomplished it and you look to have done that and you look great. My goal is to loose weight of course and with that gain muscle and get toned I like muscle and would love to someday see it on me. Can I asked what worked for you? I know all our bodies are different but some insight is always great. I am going to start a 3 month program of weights cardio and healthy eating I just know the first month is always the hardest for me to get past. Any input would be awesome and appreciated. Keep up the great work.

A:
HI! thanks for your nice friend request and note!
I us my Hormonal Timing training program. the program consists of 2 – 2 week phases~ so every 2 weeks I change things up.

As for beginner tips, stay focused on creating consistency in your workout routine. I started with the goal of working out every other day. NO EXCUSES– once I got that habit down I upped my frequency. Also, remember the fact “Muscle Burns Fat” so strive to build and keep muscle on your body~ it is the key to you getting lean.

If you are interested in learning more, please check out my site www.buffmother.com

thanks! and BELIEVE you can reach your goals!!
-Michelle

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Title : STRETCH MARKS, TWINS??
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Q:
I’ve seen your progress looks terrific- question= You had twins?? did u get stretch marks cause does not look like it- but if u did just wondering if they do go away if the more muscle you build or what? fill me in please—thanks

A:
Hi, No stretch marks here, PRAISE GOD!! But I can tell you my tummy was a mess after having my 4 kids and YES building up your abs and all your core muscles really, really is the key to regaining your tummy!
You can do it!!
-Michelle
p.s. I wrote a book “After Baby Abs” that may interest you~ you can get it on amazon.com or on my website www.buffmother.com
day 31

INTERVALS-
“BuffMotherobics!”- any mode you like (running, swimming, biking, elliptical, jumprope, rowing, etc…)
20 minutes of “Even Minute” INTERVALS
Min 1-3: Warm up
Min 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 hard/ “on” even minutes
Min 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 easier/recovery minutes
Min 16-20 cool down

Then ABS- as a circuit twice through (2 sets of each) a) Roman Chair Knee UPS- 2×20
b) Ball Crunches- 2×15
c) Standing High Knees- 2×20 each leg
d) CATS- 2 x 3 reps of each position- holding both up (CAT) and down (DOG) for 5 seconds each
e) Vacuums- 2 sets of 5 10 second vacuums (10-20 sec rest between reps)

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  1. I love it when you put up ques/answer stuff. Sometimes I see answers to questions that I forget I want to ask….know.

  2. I’ve hit a slump. I’ve had tons going on for the last three weeks and have somehow managed to get my work outs in and for the most part eat well. Now things have settled down and I find myself having no energy what so ever to do ANYTHING! You would think now that I have more time, it would be easier to stay on track but I guess I’ve been sooo busy that now I’m feeling lazy…

  3. I know I don’t comment very often, but I do enjoy reading your blogs and other people’s posts.

    I work out daily, but have not been putting enough time in. I would like to have another baby and I guess that I just am waiting for that. Granted I have 4 and am not really “trying” so it must be an excuse.

    I am in pretty good shape. Look good with clothes on, but not a cover model without. I don’t know what would get me out of the slump.

    Thanks for listening. Always enjoy your encouragement. As a christian I appreciate that you give credit where it is due.

    You are an inspiration to all mother’s

  4. LOve the question and answer section and the first one on brease augmentation. This is my secret wish…if the $ flow..one day..one day…meantime Im just loving the experiment between my body and gravity and metabolism!

  5. Good stuff! I gotta get back on the blog!! My body pooped out on me (my fault), and I had to recover for a week. However after going to 120, 119 then for two weeks…after taking a break–the scale said 118 lbs today!!!

  6. Where are you at in your hormonal cycle Danielle?…it could just be your hormones. Or it could be you need a GOAL. Or maybe you just need a good nap 🙂

  7. Maria!!
    Thanks so much for the comment!! I really do appreciate each and every kind word- thanks!!
    I do think you are right about your baby situation…I know that can really cause a person to be lax about going to the next level in their fitness.
    It’s well worth the effort to get in great shape prior to getting preganant, it makes bouncing back all the easier. SET A GOAL and go for it…you have nothing to lose. And heck you may end up so hot, you get pregnant even easier, lol! That’s what happened to me a couple times! HA!

  8. C-Day 15. I pushed thru and had a fantastic leg work out (bc I skipped yesterday) I feel a little like I’m letting myself down because the Sizzlin’ In 6 is my current goal/motivation. I KNOW I’ve made great progress because I am considerably stronger and have more stamina. Just gotta push thru! I know my ultimate goal is going to take time. Maybe I do just need a nap! 😉

  9. Glad you got some salsa, Michelle!

    Went back to the shoe store and got some better running shoes. Still not ready to wear them outside, but my hopes are higher that they’re the right fit.

    Finished the workout. Abs were harder than they’ve been recently … maybe because it’s been three days in a row? Anyway, break tomorrow: good thing cuz we’re traveling. Back at it on Friday, PLUS walking all over Chicago with the baby while the rest of the family sails. Don’t feel bad for me: I get seasick so I like to stay on land.

  10. Good stuff. I love the Q&A and I love the success stories. It’s great to get reminders and to get some motivation that if I stick with it i can do it too. Must keep going!

  11. Thank you Lisa!!
    Yep Michelle, Im feeling so ON today that I think c-day 15 is my BEWARE day!! Just need to keep charting to find those out!!

  12. Checking in….betting getting the work out in. I am going to copy you and get those 3 greens in a day.

  13. Sorry have posted awhile thanks for the inspiration today. I had take bit of time off and am pretty much going to start challenge over which I love being able to having kept the emails u send. I have been in bit of a funk mood lately just too much on my plate and exercising just seemed to add to it but I know it is best for such moods. So I am back in the game.

  14. I love the success stories and the Q&A–really lets us know our goals are possible. We are not alone in our journey to SHINE!

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