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I DECLARE- November “I am Thankful” month!! Entry for November 2, 2006

As the highly successful October–“I am proud Month” is now OVER–I think it would be fun to continue on with the tradition into November.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I am declaring that NOVEMBER is “I am Thankful month” –So be sure to start off your daily posts with a reason you are thankful!!

I am thankful for my brothers and my sissy

Here is a pic of us all together about 2 years ago-

in the back row you see my brothers Matthew (today he is 17!!), James (he’s about 22 now) and David (2 years older than me so 33 now)–he is holding his little girl…then next to me is my sissy Jeanette(she is now 24)

On tap for me today is the TRACK again…today it is much nicer weather here, so I will take my 3 little girlies with me. I am sure that will be an adventure!

Wish me luck!!!
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Here is my Track Report:
It was a crazy time at the track, but MAN what a perfect day for it–sunny 60 degrees–perfect!
here is the low down on how it went
Warm up 800m
First 3 400m- 69 seconds with 4 min recovery
4th- 71 seconds–this one almost killed me! so I had a longer recovery of 8 mins then did
5th- 70 secs…would have been 69 but Tia was in the way so I had to yell at her TWICE to move–poor thing!

We went to the park afterwards and I am still dying an hour afterwards…so time to rest, and refuel and think about what I am gonna do in the gym tomorrow and Saturday!

It was a GREAT experience to be running 400 repeats again…I have a huge love hate relationship with them…they are killers, but UBER EFFECTIVE!!

Love,
BuffMother

Headstart on I am PROUD month! Entry for September 29, 2006

I am proud of myself today because I figured out how to download some software to make mp3 files using a microphone I purchase over a year ago…to start the process of moving toward podcasting!! FUN STUFF!!!–I think it would be a great addition to www.buffmother.com to include podcasts, don’t you?

Does anyone have any first hand experience with creating a podcast? I am doing my usual “learn as I go” thing with the it.

On the workout front, I didn’t do what I had planned yesterday–so no pilates and no leg workout…due to my tummy pain and pms…but I did get in a TENNIS workout–and ouch I am sore in some weird places. The plan for this evening is a super leg workout and then turkey with stuffing, YUMMY!!

so far on eats today
1.5P
CCC
FF
So you can see I need more P’s and G’s
I have another P in about an hour–just had oatmeal–YUMMMY—Maybe I’ll have a salad or some asparagus with my turkey tonight (I plan on eating about 3P’s of turkey, LOL)… and my Treat will be extra stuffing Smiling

Off to work,
BuffMother!

p.s. if you missed this yesterday–

I Declare October is- “I am Proud Month”

Inspired by one of my BuffMother Leaders who suggested that all of our post should start with “I am proud of myself today because: _________” . I am declaring October–I am Proud MONTH….so at the start of every post you write this next month, dig deep and find a reason that you can be proud of yourself every day!!!

The foundation of BuffMother! is POSITIVITY…there is such power in being positive—positivity is contagious and inspiring. Sharing your Proud moments will lead to greater positivity in your life…So Let’s shoot to be even more positive and look at what is good in our lives this October.

Any questions or suggestions?

I am so PROUD of YOU!!

xoxox~BuffMother!
www.BuffMother.com

I love legs- Entry for May 10, 2006

I had a FAB LEG workout!!
Warm up r-bike for 7 min plus a quick run out to my van to get my phone Smiling
Sissy Squats
20
Squats
45×15 All the way down
95×10
95×10 All the way down
135×10
145×10- i almost didn’t make it Sad
135×10

Dead lifts paired with Sissy Squats
DL- 95x12x4
SS- 15 repsx3 sets

Leg Extnsions paired with leg curls
LE-
110×10
120×10
130×10
140×10
LC-
75×10
80x9x2
Butt Smith Squats
50x10x2
Smith Lunges
50×12
70×12
90x10x2*paired with abs

Hanging sit ups
15/5/5,15,15
supersetted with
roman chair knee ups
15/5/5,15,10

All in all I loved this workout!! A+

At this point my foot was cramping and I was DEAD…so the plan is to do my walking lunges this afternoon outside infront of my house

Keep those bikinis on you mind,
Michelle

BIG NEWS For TEAM BUFFMOTHER!!! March 02, 2006


HI! All!! Last night I made a big announcement to TEAM BuffMother!! Our very own *Women’s Only* membership area, The Rally Room, is now open. Here is the note I posted in our Yahoo Group:

I am sure you are well aware of the difficulty we are having as a TEAM in keeping up with all the excitement and growth on the Yahoo! Group. I am very pleased that in less than 12 months, at 1650 members we have outgrown the Yahoo!Group!!! In order to make Team Buffmother Awesome and take it to the next level, we now need to transition to the Team BuffMother! Rally Room :

The problems we currently face on the Yahoo! group:

* Public- everyone in the world can see our posts and pictures
* Safety issues, nasty men bothering the TEAM members
* Confusing- who is who, names to faces, progress, background, finding common ground etc
* No organization to posts
* Too many posts to possibly keep up with
* Problems with the chat system
* Login problems with Yahoo
* Annoying advertising
* Message posting problems, late and out of order

Exciting features of the Rally Room :

* Private- only the members of the TEAM will have access to our pictures, information and posts. ALSO, a private area will enable me to share “secret” training and diet information with the TEAM. I have limited this information to paying clients up to this point.
* Women only- This will be easier to monitor than on the Yahoo! Group, it will be much easier to keep men out.
* More organized, easier to use- There is a good forum, that is organized by topics and the entire area is laid out for ease of use
* Each member can have their personal blog, photo gallery and profile- this will be fun because we all can keep track of our journeys and our friend’s journeys so much easier.
* I will have an extended gallery that will include short video segments detailing lifts, techniques tips and other helpful information for BuffMothers. This is going to be a great teaching tool and resource area. I plan to do segments called “four week focus” on different body parts, eating plans, hormonal timing, housework fitness, supplements, etc..
* Chat- this area has it’s own easy to use chat system so chatting will be more fun and frequent.
* I will also be able to HELP all the members easier, since I will be able to read up on their progress, profile and see progress pictures all in one easy to access place

I have asked about 10 BuffMothers to TEST the Rally Room area in order to work out the kinks. They have faithfully been posting in for a while now, so there is already tons of fun stuff to read in the area. I want you to know that by your being part of TEAMBuffMother! you have the power to encouraged and inspired countless women to action!!! I appreciate you so much and know that I alone can’t reach every woman. I need the support and help from wonderful women like you!! Thanks so much for being part of my life and such a great part of the TEAM.

We are currently offering a 2 week free trial for all BuffMothers. Afterthat time there will be monthly dues of $9.95 (with price breaks at 6 and 12months- see below). *All memberships are subscription based and will be billed through PayPal. You can cancel at any time.

Discounted Memberships:

Save 16%!!! – 6 months for only 49.95

Save 25%!!!- 12 months for only 89.95

Note*** I will not turn anyone away,and I want every BuffMother to be able to utilize the Rally Room, so if someonehonestly can not afford the dues, I will offer a “scholarship” to thosewomen. All you need to do is e-mail me and ask. ***

What are the dues for?

1. The cost of the site and site maintenance
2. Contest prizes!!
3. Help with the future growth of BuffMother! Allowing us to set up Camps, Cruises, Contests, Conferences, Etc.
4. Scholarships for those who can�t afford the dues

Thanks so much for everything and I am so excited for our future as TEAMBuffMother! grows!!
To JOIN the Rally Room please go here: http://buffmother.com/rallyroomerror.html and sign up for your free trial. Once you get your password from paypal you will gain access to the Rally Room page http://members.buffmother.com/ There you need to create your own user name and password. I look forward to seeing you there!!

If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail me at michellemberger@sbcglobal.net.

Your friend,
Michelle