September highlights~

For years I have blogged every detail of my life publicly…After feeling like it’s gotten me NO WHERE.  I’ve decided to just do a monthly “highlight” public blog so I have it for myself–

Here’s the HIGHLIGHTS of my private blog from

Hey all…the end of the summer must mean it’s time for sickness???  Anyhow, I’ve been under the weather this week with a UTI, but truly getting better each day. HOPING (fingers crossed) to be feeling some good energy in time for my 22nd Anniversary weekend!!

Prayers would be great!!


I am BACK and feeling better. Last week consisted of NO real workouts, but I was well enough by Thursday to go golfing and then enjoy a weekend away with the hubby! Fun times!!


Now I’m determinded to back to it– slowly and gently. Got in a 20 min bike ride so far today and plan to do my HT BOOK upper body boosting workout after a bit.


I’ll post more tomorrow, but just wanted to say thanks for all the well wishes

Hi Ya!! September 1…oh fun, fall is upon us!! Are you ready for “pumpkin spice” everything?? HA!

Been thinking a lot about how I’ve been talking/thinking bad about my body…What are your favorite Positive body affirmations??

Here’s a few a friend of mine shared within our DietBet contest today

• Brand new month! Fall is upon us and I feel great to being slimming down before the holidays hit!

• The pounds I am releasing are gone for good! I refuse to give them a path to find their way back to me.

• Sticking to my health goals is easy so I can look and feel my best for all upcoming occasions and special events.

I would love to hear your favorites, please share!

Also, please like and share my DD’s newest song~ “The house of the rising sun”


Today’s workout was~

20 mins bike

chest press on ball


20’s x10x2sets

push ups

3 sets of 10

DB Lat row


Bent over row


Shoulder press- seated

20’s x10 x3sets

knee ups

15x 3sets (between sets of other exercises)

DB bicep curls


Bench dips

10reps x3 sets


Feeling very weak and still in recovery mode from being sick last week.  Trying to just take one day at a time and not over push myself until I’m ready.

HI Ya ladies…

Hope you are having a good week. I woke up finally feeling more like myself. Kidney pain from my UTI is almost completely gone and my body bloat is almost over. I am back down to my STARTING weight from 2 weeks ago for the DIETBET CONTEST. The workout I did yesterday has me a little sore, but I didn’t overdo it and feel good!!


Just thought I’d share with you today’s contest challenge FROM our GYM ANGEL page….Another day in our “LOSE IT” challenge, how are you doing??
We are 2 weeks in and have 2 weeks to go!!

~ Wednesday
This week’s diet focus is to Eat More Protein! Mooooo, cluck-cluck, glug/gurgle/swish ….what does the fish say? Our fitness focus for the week is gaining Speed. Can’t catch me!

Check out today’s suggested workout- Upper Body SlimChick Pink:
Today’s Diet Challenge
Eat lettuce or cucumbers. Now that summer is over you may not feel like garden veggies quite as much, but you still need them! Get your detox going by ingesting some fiber, nutrient filled, hydrating GREENS!

Today’s Personal Challenge
Wacky Wednesday…Have some fun. Snap a funny pic, read some funny cartoons or meme’s, watch a funny movie or show. Don’t let hump day get you down, get Wacky!

Day 15: ~5 goals-
11. Eat lettuce or cukes
12. Wacky Wed, lol!!
13. Eat More Protein
14. Gain Speed
15. Workout:

Have a great day!


let go of my “athlete’s mind”


I am in a TRANSITION time in my life right now.

It’s all for good, but here’s an example~


As an athlete I always thought workouts are a waste of time when they are not super intense or pushing the envelope. After all Challenge=Change right??  Yes, but just getting a workout done no matter how intense is challenging– it is mentally challenging even if not super physically challenging.  Workouts like yoga, light lifting, walking, golfing, etc… all are GREAT for our bodies! They do cause change in us both mentally and physically!


After getting sick with a bad UTI a couple weeks ago…I dreaded getting back to my workouts.  I knew I’d be killer sore and that I’d be weak and that I had “lost ground” THAT’s when it hit me! I didn’t need to KILL MYSELF with super intense exercise…I just needed to get back to it.  Going through the motions with light weights would produce positive results!  The truth is that every single workout is GOOD no matter how hard we push!


I have done just that, gently nudged my body back to working out this week.  Listening to it and letting my weights be light simply for the fact pushing too hard at this point could cause me to get sick again.  Being HEALTHY is the goal, my goal is to let go of my “athlete’s mind” and just let each workout be about health.


Yesterday, I did the boosting lower body workout from my HT book with light weights and feel very good about it!

Today, I may or may not do a workout– my goal for the next 10 days is to get in a true workout at least “every other day” and then be “active” on the days between.




Just been hanging out with the family this weekend trying to live up the last few days of “summer”.

Here’s a recap of my last couple days–

Friday went golfing again, the 3rd time in a little over a week.  Improved even more and actually really drove the ball on the 9th hole! for 150 yard nice and straight, fun feeling!!

Saturday, I ran outside, nice and easy for 14 mins– down my trail and back up. It was good to run again, but also glad I took it easy.

Yesterday, I did a 20 min bike followed by 20 mins lifting upper body and WOWIE, I am so sore!

Today, I’m just gonna rest.


For eats today I’ll grill burgers and probably eat some of the left over roasted chicken I made yesterday.

Enjoy the holiday ladies!!


Hey all!! hope you are off to a great start on this TueMonDay!

So…yesterday was a success. Had a good “rest” day, and ended up mowing the lawn.


My kids are all such sweethearts.  3 of them were “away” a bit over the 3 day weekend and each one was admittedly a bit “HOME SICK” when they were gone. Too cute! They just love being HOME with the family! I don’t blame them, we truly live in paradise! God is so good to us!


I have been still driving the kids around a lot, because we’ve cut back on Gunner’s driving. Gunner had an accident with Travis’ truck about 4 weeks ago, so we only have 1 good vehicle at the moment, which one of the big things that’s been going on in my life besides this stupid UTI issue. By the way, i THINK (knock on wood) the UTI effects are finally almost over. I’m getting more energy daily and my potty breaks are becoming less stressful. My fear of bladder pain and the recurrence of the infection is lessening, so I’m getting more confident about getting in some more runs and workouts this week.  I’m still going to take it slow, no use rushing it– there is no rush!


The goal is to find a vehicle this week. It’s a hard decision on what to get because we live off a dirt road but also need something that will be decent in appearance for Travis’ job and make the 45 min commute daily.   We can’t get get a car, but also don’t want a huge SUV or a “girl car”, LOL!  PLUS, we don’t want to take out a loan because we’ve already got one on the HUMMER.

I’m sure we’ll find something but it’ll be interesting and take some work!





Tue-20 mins on bike; Run on trial and 6pack of COKE:; Gracie VB game away

Wed- Legs; Gracie Guitar @4pm

Thur- 20 mins steady on bike; Big business meeting; Gracie HOME game

Fri- Upper body lifting and maybe a run?; Gunner first HS HOME football game

Sat- off– active rest

Sun- run on trail


Other to do’s:

Buy Tia and Gunner new shoes
Get Gunner’s booster shot

Sign up for Direct TV

Get Layla signed up for Dance

Film Video for HT promo

Work on APP Launch


Well time to get to it!! HAVE A GREAT TUEMONDAY!

Hi Ya! I just noticed today there are 4 ladies with birthdays in the RR!! Happy birthday Jami, Kara, Ro and Staci!!abies are born in September?  That’s due to NEW YEARS EVE celebrations, lol!!


Anyhow…Got the monthly visit from TOM today– so I am looking forward to the debloat that is coming, ha!!


I’ve been looking back at pictures today, trying to organize my computer a bit….fun to see how much my kids have grown!! And also, it made me yearn to lose a little of the fluff I’ve put on this summer. Time to get back into the 120’s…129 would be perfect   I’ve got about 5 “real” pounds to lose and figure by Mid-October they can be gone!!


Didn’t get in a workout yesterday, instead had a bit of a date day with DH.  I was STARVING and ate a big burger at Beef O’Brady’s…Cycle day 28 does that to me!  It was worth it!


Anyhow, gonna hit the running trail now for a run then see do my COKE ab workout this evening. I’m gonna try to get my daughters to join in on it with me.

I love to MOW! I did again yesterday– this time my running trail and the area where I run sprints.


So…not sure if you’ve visited my site but it’s a cool “HOT NEWS” type of site. Daily we post articles there that are fun, controversial, educational and sometimes CRAZY!  Anyhow…as we go along with it I plan to make it more MY STYLE– here’s some of the theme ideas we are shooting to hit as we move along into the fall:
Features on FIT MOMS (famous or “in the news” ones)
Mother STAY AT HOME stuff…mothering stuff.  “let me be your BuffMother”

Wife- how to be a great one
More Fitness
More Recipes and cooking ideas
Religion– Christianity, Self Help, etc…
More SCIENCE articles on nutrition, obesity, supplements
Sarah Palin type politics- TRUMP supporter

Pro life, Anti-planned parenthood,
NRA supporter, HUNTER

Right wing conservative- Rush Limbaugh

SPORTS– I love football (VIKINGS) and UFC!


What do you think? any topics I should cover?


Had a good leg and bicep workout too. Kinda a weird combo for me, but I am not ready to have a full blown  ALL LEGS day.

Here’s a bit of what I did–

Deads 95x10x3sets (final set was conventional from the floor)

Bicep hammer curls 20’sx10

DB shoulder press 20’sx10x3sets

Squats 95x20x3sets

barbell curls 45x10x3sets

Knee Extensions 90×20, 115×10+5vmo x3sets


I am killer sore already!!



Hey, hey, hey!!

It’s our final day in the 28 day diet bet contest…needless to say I LOST, lol!

But I feel positive about the next month or two– I’m planning to stay healthy and be more strict on my diet.


Anyhow~ now I’m back to doing more GYM ANGEL give-aways!!

Check out the posts on Instagram and Facebook~ You can win a bottle of SLIM ANGEL this week!!


Win a bottle of Slim Angel! Your skinny jeans will thank you.
To enter share this give away and comment on picture! 1 winner will be picked every other day this week!‪#‎gymangel‬‪#‎buffisbeautiful‬

Now to catch you up on my past couple days– my last post was about Friday.  Saturday turned out to be a fun day/night.  I got in a really good run and then WHAM, I realized I was sick! I got the flu!!!~

…had a fever, a sore throat and then didn’t move out of bed on Sunday.  Thankfully, I felt much better yesterday- I managed to also ride bike for 20 mins and now today seem to be doing ok but feeling it in my lungs! And now Travis is sick– not fun!


So, here’s my plan for the remainder of the week:

T- off rest day

W-lift legs

Th- chest/tri/abs


Sa- hopefully a run– gotta let my lungs heal a bit before


I’m confident I’ll be feeling myself by next week and I plan a “NEW START” for then…Hope you are excited for fall like me!



P.s. Here’s the diet bet post from today

Day 28~

Check out today’s suggested workout- Abs Video SlimChick:

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Today’s Personal Challenge

Gain Mojo!!- Get fired up for the week and months ahead. Plan, set goals, write to do lists, journal your thoughts and prayers, etc…

Today’s Diet Challenge

Today’s Diet Challenge: Eat Eggs

September 18, 2015 1:50 PM

I am starting my own personal 6 week challenge on Monday.  I have complete faith that I’ll stay healthy through it and I will emerge feeling more like myself!

The last 4 weeks of the 6 will be a 4 week contest for us here in the RR during that time– Oct 5th looks to be a good START date for that!


I like the 4 week contests because they are long enough to see results but short enough to keep people engaged!  The workout program will be fun and good for pretty much all fitness levels~ I’m excited to get some ACTION back here in the Rally Room.

I plan to make a good PUSH to get more busy with my BuffMother business during the next 6 weeks too– People love getting fit in the FALL!! And so do I, it’s so much easier to workout when life is in routine and it’s not so HOT!!


I have some fun items to promote too– we’ll be launching a new app, we are going to be getting a workout program up on bodyspace and I’m going to be working with a video editor to put up more engaging videos on my YOU TUBE channel.  Plus, I’ll keep being a spokes model for Gym Angel and Fitmark bags ambassador.



I’m really glad today is FRIDAY.  This week has been so weird! The flu has been “lingering”, but I’ve been trying to ignore it the past couple days.  I got in my leg workout on Wed. and yesterday opted to go for a run instead of doing a lifting workout since my neck has been stiff from the flu.  I’m really sore all over from the sprints I threw in at the end of my run– sheesh! Running fast works!!  Been trying to eat more protein to combat the soreness…here’s what I cooked for dinner last night.  Our family ate all of it!

And  here’s my leg workout from Wed– almost a “normal one” finally:

Today the plan is to get in an upperbody lifting workout…not sure though, DH and I have to go look at cars. He’s still without one– we are horrible at car shopping…The idea came up to day about LEASING a vehicle instead of buying. That’s an idea we’ll look into– not sure I can swollow a monthly payment for something I’ll never own?? I’m sure we’ll figure it out soon!


The other GREAT thing about today being FRIDAY is football!! My son is playing tonight in the Gravette HS game against Jay, OK.  It’s kinda weird to play an out of state team, but really they are only about 35 mins away from us. I’m hoping he’ll play well….I think he’s had a little tish of the flu this week too.  I certainly wouldn’t be up for playing footbal the way I’ve been feeling.


Anyhow, I’m off to car shop!

Talk to you tomorrow~


The first day of fall is officially on WED, so I’m getting a bit of a head-start

I’ve taken some time to create a 6 week Fall Fit plan for myself– I’ll assess how the first 2 weeks go and may adjust–  here are my first 2 weeks~


Phase 1


2day split

4 lifting

4 intervals


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Week 1 Lift Upper


Lift Lower Body






Lift Upper


Lift Lower Body






Week 2 Lift Upper


Lift Lower Body






Lift Upper


Lift Lower Body









Exercise DATE        
Upper body day          
Bench Press or Chest Press lbs.        
4×10,6,6,6 reps.        
Incline DB Press lbs.        
4×8,6,6,6 reps.        
Cable Flys bowflex flys lbs.        
3×6 reps.        
DB Lat Row lbs.        
4×10,6,6,6 reps.        
Pull ups (inverted) lbs.        
3xfailure close grip focus on full stretch reps.        
Bent over BB rows lbs.        
4×10,6,6,6 reps.        
Seated Rows- on bowflex lbs.        
3×10 reps.        
Leg Day          
Squats lbs.        
3×10 reps.        
Dead Lifts- romainian lbs.        
3×8 reps        
Walking Lunges lbs.        
2x15steps reps.        
Hip UPS – weighted lbs.        
3×8 reps        
Bulgarians (think front leg) lbs.        
3×8 reps        
Leg Curls feet flexed, straight and close lbs.        
4×8 reps.        
Leg Extensions- can pair with leg curls lbs.        
4x feet straight 8,6,6,4+ 2 sets toes out x10reps reps        
Calf Raises toes straight- can pair these with another exercise lbs.        
4×10,8,6,10 reps.        



The program is intense especially since I’m coming off being sick, hoping having the “PLAN” in place will help me be more determined to get it done no matter what.  I’m going to print it off and put up on the wall in my workout room.  That way I’ll have it top of mind at all times!


In addition to the workouts, my diet will be much more about eating to perform. I plan to strictly follow my 5-4-3-2-1 program and ignore the boosting scale numbers. I really need to fuel my body right now and with the workouts RECOVERY is vital!


I sure hope all of you had a nice weekend like we did. Gunner’s game went well, he played great when he was in…he’s just a 10th grader so most of the playing time goes to 11th and 12th graders.  Anyhow, he had several tackles and his team had a come back win! It was a fun game to watch!!  He’s got a JV game tonight in Jay, OK…so we’ll head there to watch. He’ll play the whole game for that team.


We also did some car shopping, on Friday we test drove a Range Rover– it was nice but, not the right fit. Now DH is looking at BMW’s. There are quite a few really nice used ones around.


As for my workouts this weekend, the only one I got done was an interval run on the treadmill yesterday (5x’s 2 or 3 hard mins @8mph with recovery at 6mph). It felt good, but I was EXHAUSTED the rest of the day from it!


Well, time for me to roll, I’ll write more after I get my workout done!

Let’s have a killer week!!


Day 1 of my 6 week challenge was a success~

Incline DB Press
Bowflex flys
KB Lat row
40 x6 x3sets
Inverted pull ups
3sets of 10
Bent over Rows
95×6 x3sets
Bowflex rows
120 x10x3sets


Then I finished with 10 mins of intervals on the bike– pushed it fast for 3 x1min during the 10 mins and then called it good~

All in all I was happy with the workout, and excited to see improvement over the next couple weeks.

Eating– woke up really late today 11am- still recovering from being sick


First meal was basically lunch


M1:eggs 3 on 1 piece of toast (no butter)

coffee 2 cups with half and half

1P, 1F, 1C


Workout @2:30pm- lifted upper + 10 min intervals on bike (ran out of energy)



M2:talapia 3oz

cheese burger 4oz with bbq and pickles

2P, 1F, 1G, .5C

Drove to Jay, OK for Gunner’s football game

home @8pm- poor guy was sick with a fever/flu during the game and got a nasty bruise on his upper left arm



M3:roast beef 6oz (2P) with bbq sauce

cooked carrot

3 slices sweet potato


2P, 2.5C, 1F, 1G


snacks/treats: 1 laffy taffy T- thanks to DH being a stinker!

2 beers (this threw me off- Monday Night football’s fault, lol)


Not bad considering I wasn’t counting as closely as I should be, It’s a reminder that CARBS sneak in easily! 1 treat is not much– AND Beer has no place in a buff diet



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