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HI ladies!! We’ll we’ve made it through to THURSDAY and I’ve made it through to be “BUFFING” once again!! YAY!!  I had a very successful modified boosting– it was all about maintaining my weight and uppping the volume of my cardio. It went really well the first week of boosting– then the 2nd week was more of a struggle, YET I am here starting my buffing at 128#’s.  I expect that in the next week I’ll be down at my goal of 126 for VEGAS!! YAY!!

Fyi- I am still sore from my track workout- especially in the bottoms of my feet and quads/hip flexors.

 Yesterday’s workout was a good upper body day- I did 3 rounds of 7 mins on my upright bike through out the day.

pull ups 3sets x 7 reps

Bench press 95x10x3sets

Rows with my 40# KB 3 serts of 10 Incline flys 30’sx10

Dips- 1 set on bench the other 2 sets of 7 reps  regular dips (on my dip station)

I also did one round of this- it was posted by a BuffMother member Theresa of Omaha— she’s crazy and did this in a hotel in vegas last week.  All 10 rounds with little rest!

I did one round and told her to Give me 10 days, thenI should be able to complete the 10 rounds, lol– did 1 today!! It took 4 mins

I’m getting very excited for VEGAS!! the weather for our trip looks great!!

BIG NEWS!! our next contest will be a BOOTY CONTEST!   I’ll announce it and start promoting it as soon as we return from VEGAS!

right now finishing up the S2S contest results and VEGAS is enough for me to handle–but come May my booty is where my attention will be!!

It’s going to be 3 weeks long– start day may 6th- final day may 26th

Be sure to get your friends to join us!!

Here’s my workout proof pic from yesterday– with my friend “BuffBunny”…she hangs out in my gym!

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Let’s all be “BuffBunnies”–much better than the playboy bunny kind!

LOVE YOU~

Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

Practice Makes Perfect!! ~ Shine in 49: Day 13

 

Practice makes perfect~

I was just thinking today how little I knew when I first started lifting, I was so uncoordinated and weak…I was just BAD at most lifts, exercises, drills, etc- it was so HARD!!  But with PRACTICE those same “hard” things I do EASILY now.
I mention this because many women in our current Shine in 49 contest ARE Beginners… For the “beginners” out there remember ~ “practice DOES make perfect”.

The same thought came to mind when I read an e-mail recently sent to me about my “heavy” lifting…for some reason she assumed I’ve always been that strong and that if she wasn’t able to lift those same weights she wouldn’t get results.

Ladies trust me, I was VERY, VERY weak when I first started lifting consistently 7 years ago…I was SCRAWNY with no muscle tone yet VERY afraid I’d get bulky still! AND when I started I did get results lifting lighter weights than I am now– the Difference is that those weights CHALLENGED me then, but now they don’t….So in order to maintain or improve my results I have to keep lifting the weights that actually challenge me.

IT IS ALL RELATIVE!  Just remember Challenge= Change…as long as you are challenging your body it will change!

My life is absolutely amazing right now~ VERY busy, but I LOVE IT!! I thrive when I am busy doing what I love!! Love
AND I am getting my workouts done– NO EXCUSES!!! The yay yippee guy

Last night I did legs and today I was rewarded with a sore booty!!!
I am weighing 127 at the moment~ and expect that for my birthday next month , I’ll be 125 smile

Gotta GO~ but just remember…Keep Practicing you CAN Be PERFECT!!
Love,
Michelle

Sizzlin' in 6~ WEEK #2 (day 8): "D" is for Determined!

D is for Determined!

 

I am so DARN DETERMINED to get to my goal!! I love that feeling of FOCUS!!!
DETERMINATION is a GREAT thing!!!

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”
-Tommy Lasorda (American Baseball Player and Coach, b.1927)

“Some are destined to succeed, some are determined to succeed.”
– H. H. Swami Tejomayananda (Indian , b.1950)

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.”
– Sonia Johnson

My determination led me to workout hard again today!!! I am on fire!!
I hope you are equally DETERMINED to get your workout done and make it better than your last one!!  Lift heavier, push harder and focus on getting results at the gym!!

Here’s a download for this week’s workouts:
week 2

Today’s workout is:

Upper body, ABS and Intervals

Be sure to start with a warm up- 10 mins on the recumbent bike is a great place to start

UPPER BODY- Circuit- do all exercises upper body in the order as listed; repeat the circuit 3 times.  #1 then immediately #2 then immediately #3 etc…then the entire series again for 3 rounds
EXERCISES DATE        
UPPER BODY          
#1-Chest press or Push ups regular or on knees lbs.        
3 sets to  failure reps.        
#2-Rows- machine or bent over holding dumbbells lbs.        
3 sets of  10 reps reps.        
#3- Tricep machine or Chair dips- for triceps lbs.        
3 sets of 10 reps each reps.        
#4-shoulder press machine or DB Shoulder Press lbs.        
3 sets of  10 reps reps.        
#5-Bicep machine curls or DB Bicep Curl lbs.        
3 sets of  10 reps reps.        
#6-Cable tricep push downs or Tricep extension lbs.        
3 sets of  10 reps reps.        
#7-Standing Lateral/Side shoulder Raises (flies) with DB’s lbs.        
3 sets of  10 reps reps.        

ABS:

ABS–CPTME….SIMPLE 7 for 7 – REFER to my book “AFTER BABY ABS” for an explanation of these exercises and terms
Passive Abs
Sit ups- hands on hammies
Vacuumes!! 10- 10 seconds daily
Knee ups- roman chair are best
Traditional AB crunch
Ball Crunches
Cats/Dogs

Then intervals like these:

Stair mill
15 mins of intervals
hard mins at 8 and 9 easy mins at 6
+ 8 mins on r-bike

Today’s Hormonal Timing (HORMONE CHARTING):
1- what cycle day is it for you? 2
2- what was your weight today?128
3- do you notice any water retention in your body? if yes, where? yes everywhere
4- are there any “other” factors of importance to note about your weight gain or loss today? I am looking leaner every day!! My tummy is shrinking big time! FUN STUFF!!!

BE DETERMINED to reach your goals!! And remember that together we CAN change the world for the better!!! We can help every woman become their best

Love,
Michelle!!!

Time to get TOUGH! ~ S6 Day 4

Time to get tough…cuz’ it’s “Tired Thursday”!


Thursdays are notoriously the most “tired” day of the week for my clients and myself – that’s why we call it:  ” TIRED THURSDAY” ; Thursday is one of the hardest days of the week PERIOD!

But not just the day of the week alone causes all fatigue…-For example,  Last Thursday I figured out that my tiredness was due to 3 key factors beside it being THURSDAY:

  1. I was on my period, c-day 4 today to be exact and I had  been ignoring that and basically trying to kick it into fat loss gear too fast.  I KNOW better than that and should let my body rest a bit more until about c-day 5!
  2. I stopped taking NO2 and Gamma-O (a supplement that naturally helps hormone production)  about a week earlier so that I’d loose the extra water weight they cause me to retain. I felt the energy from taking them…and now without I feel like I could SLEEP at any second. I think the 2-3 pounds of water I retain from taking them is worth it; I hate feeling so tired!!!
  3. I also hadn’t  been sleeping so good. I’ve had a bit too much of afternoon caffeine, so I’ve had a hard time falling asleep at night. I need change that habit…I preach keeping caffeine intake to the am hours and I need to follow that advice!!!

What should you do when you have a super TIRED day like I experienced??

Well, you could take a nap or ADJUST, I adjusted:

I went for a walk with a good friend of mine. Emily is my favorite photographer and she designed my book layout…(she’ the one who made it pretty)!! She had her first son last September and he’s so CUTE!!! OMGoodness, for the first time since my babies were little I held a BABY!!! and It was GREAT!!! His blue eyes memorized me!! Emily is going to do a shoot with me in about  around my birthday~ Anyhow, My workout was perfect for my tiredness…

Don’t be afraid to listen to your body a bit, adjust your workout if you need to, because you do need rest in order to REBUILD your body.

Remember it’s never too late to get BUFF, but at times it can be TOUGH!!!!
Keep focused on the positive and BELIEVE that you can attain your BEST body, life and legacy!!!

You ROCK!!!
-Michelle

Today’s workouts:

Day 4- Thursday-Repeat Day 1’s workout=

Upper body, Intervals and ABS (PDF for download)

UPPER BODY-Circuit-do all exercises upper body in the order as listed;repeat the circuit 3 times. #1 then immediately #2 then immediately #3 etc…then the entire series again for 3 rounds* 3 sets of each exercise total
EXERCISES

#1-Chest press or Push ups regular or on knees
lbs.
3 sets total* to failure

#2-Rows-machine or bent over holding dumbbells
lbs.
3 sets of 10 reps

#3-Tricep machine or Chair dips-for triceps
lbs.
3 sets of 10 reps each

#4-shoulder press machine or DB Shoulder Press
lbs.
3 sets of 10 reps

#5-Bicep machine curls or DB Bicep Curl
lbs.3 sets total of 10 reps

#6-Cable tricep push downs or Tricep extension
lbs.
3 sets of 10 reps

#7-Standing Lateral/Side shoulder Raises (flies) with DB’s
lbs.
3 sets of 10 reps

 

Then Intervals:
BuffMother Intervals S6 Phase 1:

20 min is always the goal

5 min. warm up -WALK

1 min. hard- JOG

2 min. easy-WALK

1 min. hard -JOG

2 min. easy- WALK

1 min. hard-JOG

2 min. easy-WALK

1 min. hard-JOG

5 min. cool down

This is 20 min total: 4 hard min. total

*If you don’t feel exhausted by the end, increase the intensity of all hard and easy min.

ABS-

ABS–CPTME….SIMPLE 7 for 7 – REFER to my book “AFTER BABY ABS” for an explanation of these exercises and terms
Passive Abs
Sit ups- hands on hammies
Vacuumes!! 10- 10 seconds daily
Knee ups- roman chair are best
Traditional AB crunch
Ball Crunches
Cats/Dogs

40 days to FIT!! Day 5~Rally Room "rest intervals"

Hey all!!

I am right in the midst of my workout and using my “rest intervals” for
Rally Room time!! I love it!!

My workout is going like this:

run 20 mins

3 rounds of sprints/drills:

Sprint 100m (fire hydrant to fire hydrant)
Walk 25m driveway to driveway
Walking High knees- 25m
Skipping High knees*- 25m
walk 25 m
REPEAT

pull ups
10, 6

3 sets of the following-
5 pull upsx10 bent over lateral raises with 15#db’s+ 5 upright rows

One arm DB lat rows- alternating arms no rest between sets
30#DBx10x3sets

Now I am done and off to enjoy the family and some summer sunshine!!
Have a FAB Weekend!!!

your friend,
Michelle
FYI~ during buffing I am eating really low carb- shooting for 3 servings per day- about only 75grams…it’s hard while I am on creatine, but doable.
and *here is a video of the “Skipping High Knee” drill I did today: