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My day yesterday was super busy! I got a lot done, but more to do today (I so need a solid TO DO list) while the kids finish up school before Christmas.  I got a good back, shoulder, bicep and interval run done yesterday…plus an additional 25 mins of bike.

 

Today, I’ll do my morning bike and chest/triceps.  I am really sore from my leg workout a couple days ago, so no intervals will be a nice treat!

 

 

Can you believe there are just 13 Days left in 2014?

~ Friday
Today’s suggested workout-
The BLT: http://youtu.be/S5L9g7-afs0

Repeat this circuit 4 times
1) “B”- Booty Pops: Stand with all your weight on on leg with knee slightly bent, bend leg a bit more and push up through your heel to contract booty as you return to start position. Do 10 reps each side; alternating starting leg with each set.
2) “L”- Lunge: Forward lunge pushing up and back to starting position alternating legs 10 total (5per leg).
3) “T”- Twirl: Stand with feet in a wide stance and Twirl your hips in a big circle- do 5 clockwise followed by 5 counterclockwise. Alternate starting direction with each set.

Today’s Diet Challenge~
Eat cauliflower or asparagus. Eating a variety of foods is more important that you may think. Don’t get in a rut, try something new! How about cauliflower or asparagus? If they are staples, go for something more exotic! Greens are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals which help your body’s detox process. Be sure to add them to your shopping list and then EAT them!

Today’s Personal Challenge~
Friendly Friday!! Let’s strive to be extra friendly today:
• Smile more and make eye contact with people…it’s OKAY!
• Say HI to everyone you cross paths with
• Break the ice, introduce yourself; be conversational
• Lend a Helping HAND; open doors; offer to help carry something for someone, etc….
• Comment on a Friend’s Blog
• Send some e-mails or private message
• Call a friend, acquaintance, family member or even and ENEMY, lol!
• Text someone!
Just STRIVE to be EXTRA Friendly today!!! And HAVE FUN with it!!! You will be rewarded for planting those “energy seeds”

 

Time for me to roll!!

toodle, do!

-Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Sweet Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the MOMMAs I know.  Your sacrifices are awe-inspiring  and unconditional love is forever astonishing.  May God Bless you today and always! “The Lord watches over you. The Lord is like a shade tree at your right hand. The sun won’t harm you during the day. The moon won’t harm you during the night. The Lord will keep you from every kind of harm. He will watch over your life. The Lord will watch over your life no matter where you go, both now and forever.” (Psalm 121:1-8, NIRV)

I feel bad that I’ve been a bit MIA the past few days…I’ve been spending less time on the computer and more time CLEANING, lol! Yesterday we attacked the shop where Travis does his woodworking. It’s is a super mess, but already better.   He’s got to finish it up some today.  BUT after that we plan to build some FIRES.  It’s our tradition on MOTHERS DAY TO BURN IT  DOWN!! WHOOHOOO!!

Today, I got to sleep in a bit.  But now I’m prepping for my workout.  I’ve been doing well to get in my fasted biking and it’s been getting easier. HOWEVER, I have not been pushing it as fast as I did the first day.  My RPMs have been in the mid 60’s instead of low 70’s because I’ve been multi tasking.  Practicing singing and learning a monologue during the 20 mins– so I can’t push it too hard and do both, lol!  I actually think today I’ll get my lifting workout done and then bike. I have chest/triceps, and the LaCroix to do and then I’ll bike for 20.

Now for my weight update. Well…I started up taking L-glutamine again about 2 weeks ago and HOLY COW it makes me retain water like crazy!!  2 days ago I was UP 5 pounds from it, I decided I can’t handle it and stopped taking it yesterday. Already the water is shedding…I am now at 131 and hope it’ll be off within the week.  I’m wondering if the kind/brand/form of L-glutamine was crappy because in the past my body had not responded like that.  We’ll see, but for now, I’ll stick to my NO2 and Creatine, but no L-glutamine.

My workouts for the past few days:

Saturday: bike 23mins fasted; afternoon back, bi, shoulders + treadmill intervals +Cleaned shed for at least 4 hours Friday: Legs +Ham- plus cleaned all day! Thursday: Shopping with Travis (It was EXHAUSTING); 6 pack of PEPSI

Wednesday: 40mins fasted bike; Trail hills run +2 sprints

I’m a day behind on my POA, so I’ll shift just shift them forward a day:

Sun May 11 Day 6 FASTED BIKE 20min;Chest 6-pack of LaCroix ab routine

Mon May 12 Day 7 Legs the “BLT” Butt workout

Tue May 13 Day 8 FASTED BIKE 20min;Back, Run Upper Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

Wed May 14 Day 9 FASTED BIKE 20min;Legs Lower Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

Thurs May 15 Day 10 FASTED BIKE 20min;Chest, Run Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

Hope you have a wonderful SPIRIT filled day 11 of Every Day in May and get to enjoy some yummy GREENS today!  I’ll have some asparagus in my stir fry veggies and I’m going t eat some extra celery, yellow and red peppers.  YUMMY!

Love you!

-Michelle

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

EVERY Day In May

EVERY Day IN May Challenge starts MAY 1!! JOIN US~

  • Goals= Workout for at least 11 minutes EVERY DAY in MAY
  • Use some of the suggested workout ideas and FOCUSES
  • Enjoy any an all of the extra info given away
  • Encourage others with comments, friendly competition and through tags, etc..
  • EVERYONE is welcome to join!! Males and Females, Kids, Adults and even PETS!!
  • Post for accountability SOMEWHERE! TeamBuffMother.com, FB (event page, teambufmother group, my page/profile etc), IG, Twitter, Pinterest, Bodyspace
  • Use TAGs in your accountability posts– I love when I’m tagged or BuffMother.com is mentioned, etc… or use hashtags like #workoutproof #workout #everydayinmay #buffmotherchallenge #michelleberger #teambuffmother
  • You are highly encouraged to snap a starting photo and ending photo for this challenge…I’d love to see them!

Workout ideas are based upon my workout DVD system that uses bands and my butt or abs series of workouts.  Each of the SlimChick workouts are only 11 minutes in duration, so you have no excuses.  I am placing the workouts on YOU TUBE for FREE during the month of May only.  Normally you’d need to purchase them through BuffMother.com.

FYI- each SlimChick workout uses a band. Pink is a more stretchy, lower resistance band.  Purple is a less stretchy, thicker, higher resistant band. You can purchase the bands at most sporting goods stores or if you purchase my DVD’s the bands are included.

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Workout idea

1

Upper Body- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

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Lower Body- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

3

Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

4

ABS video- Slim Chick

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Upper Body- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

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Lower Body- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

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Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

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6-pack of PEPSI ab routine

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the “HAM” Butt workout

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6-pack of LaCroix ab routine

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the “BLT” Butt workout

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Upper Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

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Lower Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

14

Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

15

ABS video- Slim Chick

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Upper Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

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the “MAC” Butt workout

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the “PBJ” Butt workout

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Lower Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

20

Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

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6-pack of COKE ab routine

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the “WRAP” Butt workout

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Upper Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

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6-pack of MUG ab routine

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the “FRISCO” Butt workout

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Lower Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

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Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

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the “MELT” Butt workout

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ABS video- Slim Chick

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the “TUNA” Butt workout

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Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

 

 

Weekly Diet Focus:

  1. Drink More Water
  2. Eat More Greens
  3. Eat More Protein
  4. Cut Carbs to 60g
  5. Final 3 days of challenge: Cut Carbs to 15g

Weekly Fitness Focus:

  1. Endurance
  2. Strength
  3. Speed
  4. Lactic Acid
  5. Final 3 days of challenge: Depletion

 

 

Daily food challenge:

S: eat spinach/asparagus

M: eat red meat

T: eat olives or avocado

W: eat eggs

T: eat fish

F: eat cukes/lettuce

S: drink tea

 

PLUS!!  Daily Themes:

  • Mojo Monday
  • Text a lot Tuesday
  • Wacky Wednesday
  • Thankful Thursday
  • Friendly Friday
  • Super Hero Saturday
  • Spirit Sunday

 

I’ve uploaded an excel spreadsheet and PDF. Please feel free to create and share your own MEME’s and info Graphics about the contest. I want as many to participate as possible!!

 

 

“Get Buff”- Day 22

“Get Buff”- Day 22

It’s our 4th and FINAL week of the contest!! BE SURE to kick it in!!!

~ LET’s Be RELENTLESS!!!

Workout:

DAY #22
“1 minute Intervals”
20 mins total: (7 hard mins )
3 min. warm up
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
4min. cool down

Some EXTRAs you can add today are- sprint drills and walking lunges AFTER your intervals-

Drills/Plyo/Intervals/Cardio:

Today’s Diet Focus:

Up your veggie intake- especially GREEN VEGGIES

Ideas:

The way I get 3 in a day is to start my day with a GREEN, focus on eating greens for my “snacks” and having greens with dinner.

Greens are so good for your digestion, your body’s acidic balance, for nutrition, for energy, etc…. My favorite Greens lately are: Cucumbers, Peppers, Green Beans, Radishes, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts

Others I eat quite often include: Stir fry veggies, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Green and Red Cabbage and Spaghetti Squash

Get after those greens~

They are SO good for you and REALLY help lean you up!!! YUMMY!!!

Greens list

Here is a HUGE list of what I consider GREENS-

  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Beet Greens
  • Bock Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Celery Root
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Green Beans
  • Hearts of Palm
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mache
  • Millie lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Okra
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Peppers (any color)
  • Romain Lettuce
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Sauerkraut
  • Scallions
  • Snow Pea Pods
  • Sorrel
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Spinach
  • String beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Wax beans
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini

 

Hope that helps,

Michelle

 

 

“Get Buff”- Day 12

“Get Buff”- Day 12

Workout:

 

DAY #12
“1 minute Intervals”
20 mins total: (7 hard mins )
3 min. warm up
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
4min. cool down

 

Today’s Diet Focus:

Up your veggie intake- especially GREEN VEGGIES

Ideas:

The way I get 3 in a day is to start my day with a GREEN, focus on eating greens for my “snacks” and having greens with dinner.

Greens are so good for your digestion, your body’s acidic balance, for nutrition, for energy, etc…. My favorite Greens lately are: Cucumbers, Peppers, Green Beans, Radishes, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts

Others I eat quite often include: Stir fry veggies, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Green and Red Cabbage and Spaghetti Squash

Get after those greens~

They are SO good for you and REALLY help lean you up!!! YUMMY!!!

Greens list

Here is a HUGE list of what I consider GREENS-

  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Beet Greens
  • Bock Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Celery Root
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Green Beans
  • Hearts of Palm
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mache
  • Millie lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Okra
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Peppers (any color)
  • Romain Lettuce
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Sauerkraut
  • Scallions
  • Snow Pea Pods
  • Sorrel
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Spinach
  • String beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Wax beans
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini

 

Hope that helps,

Michelle

“Get Buff”- Day 2

“30 days to “GET Buff”- Day 2

HEY!! it’s day two~ Just wanted to remind you to be sure to take your starting STATS and pictures if you have not already.

Remember there are….

4 Simple steps to enter and WIN:

1. Take your starting stats (pictures optional)

2. Participate at least 3 times during the duration of the Challenge with a blog entry, workout proof picture, a “SHARE” or even a measly “like”, lol!

3. After the 30 days, Take your ending stats

4. Submit your entry to michelle@buffmother.com by November 5th- Entry= starting stats, final stats, a written paragraph sharing your thought about the contest, and at least photo of yourself.

 

So for #1- STATS and Optional Pictures need to get done ASAP!

Please be sure to  take these standard 5 measurements:

  1. WEIGHT*:
  2. Bust:
  3. Waist:
  4. Hips:
  5. Thigh:

*Ladies be sure to note your CYCLE DAY also!!!  It makes a BIG difference!

These are all I will require- BUT MORE IS BETTER!!  Here’s a link about how to take more stats and your pictures:  http://youtu.be/8cv_kuE8umw

Day #2 Workout:

DAY #2
“1 minute Intervals”
20 mins total: (7 hard mins )
3 min. warm up
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
4min. cool down

 

Today’s Diet Focus:

Up your veggie intake- especially GREEN VEGGIES

Ideas:

The way I get 3 in a day is to start my day with a GREEN, focus on eating greens for my “snacks” and having greens with dinner.

Greens are so good for your digestion, your body’s acidic balance, for nutrition, for energy, etc….
My favorite Greens lately are:
Cucumbers,
Peppers,
Green Beans,
Radishes,
Asparagus,
Brussels Sprouts

Others I eat quite often include:
Stir fry veggies,
Spinach,
Romaine Lettuce,
Green and Red Cabbage
and Spaghetti Squash

Get after those greens~

They are SO good for you and REALLY help lean you up!!!
YUMMY!!!

Let’s keep the MOJO! ~ Michelle

I Challenge YOU to Eat 3 greens daily!!

Week #8 Mini Challenge- Eat 3 servings of greens each day!!

Eating GREENS takes effort and determination.

The way I get 3 in a day is to start my day with a GREEN, focus on eating greens for my “snacks” and having greens with dinner.

Greens are so good for your digestion, your body’s acidic balance, for nutrition, for energy, etc….
My favorite Greens lately are:
Cucumbers,
Peppers,
Green Beans,
Radishes,
Asparagus,
Brussels Sprouts

Others I eat quite often include:
Stir fry veggies,
Spinach,
Romaine Lettuce,
Green and Red Cabbage
and Spaghetti Squash

Get after those greens~

They are SO good for you and REALLY help lean you up!!!
YUMMY!!!

Please share with us some of your favorite GREENS with a comment below!!

Enjoy eating GREEN this week~ Michelle

P.S. Check out this post ~ Chef BuffMother! cooks some GREENS for you~(SSS week 06) READ MORE.. http://buffmother.com/?p=6781

“What I Eat Wednesday”~ Shine in 49: Day 10

Sorry I’m a bit late with today’s post– I’ve had an unusual day– 2 sick kiddos home from school with ear infections~ Ouch!

“What I EAT” is going to be our Wednesday theme– so I’ve been taking pictures~ and I’ll be taking more…

So far today:

Over Easy Eggs- 4 of them salted
Coffee with half-n-half

Guac- 1 avacado smashed+ salsa+ salt and garlic salt
Baked Corn Chips

a Snack of a protein + water shake is coming up soon
I’ll be having a big salad with a large portion of chicken for dinner tonight– seriously close to 3 portions of protein can be in 1 breast!

Some other meal ideas:

  • small (3-4oz) chicken breast w/onions and mushrooms and some celery = P, G
  • 4oz tuna with salad dressing and relish on bread =1P,1C,1F
  • large green salad , with avocado or olives, w/grilled steak, dressing  and fruit for dessert = 1 P, 1G, 1C, 1F, 1W
  • Big lettuce salad with 2 cups romaine/spinach/baby greens –garninshed with tomatoes, onions, cucumbers+ 3oz Chicken and fixings- dressing, nuts, bacon bits, (fats)=PFGG
  • 3 whole eggs and blueberries (or another fresh fruit: apple, orange, strawberries, etc…) =PFC
  • Salmon 4oz and with a red/yellow pepper or spinach salad with a vinaigrette dressing= PFCG
  • protein shake = PC (ideas: OJ+ vanilla protein powder; Choc whey+ unsweetened almond or coconut milk; choc protein powder+ water+ 1 cup frozen berries; Choc protein+ water+ a couple ice cubes+ banana mixed with hand blender)
  • 6-7 oz of chicken (seasoned or marinated to your desire cooked in olive oil on 1 cup rice or beans and 1 cup of green veggies (asparagus, brocilli, pea pods or onions/peppers) with 2PCGF

 

FOR more info on diet check out this article I wrote: “EAT TO FUEL YOUR LIFE”- http://buffmother.com/free-help/articles/eat-to-fuel-your-life

 

The foods you choose eat can really accelerate your results– focus on proteins and greens!!
Work it this Wednesday!!

Love ya,

Michelle

Habit BROKEN or ATTAINED!

Habit BROKEN or ATTAINED!

If you participated in the contest, Be sure to Submit your official entry by March 4th= starting stats, final stats, a written paragraph sharing your thought about the contest,  and at least 1 photo of yourself to michelle@buffmother.com.

Stats (start and end):

Height
Age

Weight:
Chest:
Waist:
Hips:
Thigh:

A short paragraph on your  contest results, did you break or attain your habit??

 

Send your info and at least 1 photo to, michelle@buffmother.com

Thanks!!

Submitted by BuffMother on Mon, 2006/02/27 – 8:20pm

Tonight’s workout was great! Once I got moving that is 🙂

Todays workout was basically just intervals plus a tish extra cardio.

10 min warm up on r-bike
run intervals
3min warm up at 7mph
9mph
8 for 1
9 for 2min
8 for 1
10 for 2
8.5 for 1
10 for 1
8.5 for 1
10 for 2
8.5 for 1
11 for 1
8.5 for 2
11.5 for 1
cool down at 7

Total of 23 min on treaddy

upright bike
easy on off intervals…additional 10 min

Then 3 sets of bent over flys for rear delts
on hard set of knee ups on bench
3 sets of calves
one hard set of roman chair knee ups
oblique machine 2 sets

Done

NOW I ate for post workout
1/4 c almonds
6 oz of sweet tater
2 cups asparagus stir fry
5 oz chicken
1 teaspoon ranch dressing

and I have a gut ache…I think it could be the sweet tater–ouchy~xx(

Tomorrow is Chest tri’s more intervals :)…but no running

Have a super night!
-Michelle

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Submit your entry “21 day Kick the Habit” contest:

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Mon, 2012/02/27 – 10:16am — BuffMother

The 21 day Kick the Habit contest is over…Congrats for taking on the challenge!!
I am sure you are an improved version of yourself after these 21 days!!

Please visit this last link for some insight and instructions on
how to officially enter our contest:

http://therallyroom.com/node/51920

Entering is easy…Simply submit your official entry by
March 4th= starting stats, final stats, a written paragraph sharing your thought about the contest,
and at least 1 photo of yourself to michelle@buffmother.com

Thanks!!

-Michelle

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0 Days to go….of “21 Day Kick the Habit”: Mission Complete

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Sat, 2012/02/18 – 2:58pm — BuffMother

You did it!!  You completed the “21 Day Kick the Habit” Contest, Was your Habit BROKEN or ATTAINED!?

No matter what the outcome, striving to make positive change in your life makes you a winner!! Congrats….

Please, Submit your entry~

If you participated in the contest, Be sure to Submit your official entry by March 4th= starting stats, final stats, a written paragraph sharing your thought about the contest,  and at least 1 photo of yourself to michelle@buffmother.com.

Stats (start and end):

Height
Age

Weight:
Chest:
Waist:
Hips:
Thigh:

Write a short paragraph on your  contest results, did you break or attain your habit??

Send your info and at least 1 photo to, michelle@buffmother.com

Thanks so much!!

Now that this contest is complete, what are you going to do????

Please consider:
Keeping up with your new friends in the Rally Room,
and Start another challenge ( a personal one or join in our next Team BuffMother contest at the end of March)?

What about finding another scary goal, Like a new hobby of dancing or road racing? or think about doing the 21 days again to tackel another habit?

 

No matter what, keep after improving yourself!! It takes time to reach your goals, stay consistent and know every baby step forward changes you!

Thanks so much for being YOU!!

Love,
Michelle

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21 Day Kick the Habit winners

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Mon, 2012/04/02 – 1:05pm — BuffMother

Congrats to our Top 5 in the “21 Day Kick the Habit” contest!! They each get a long sleeved BuffMother! T-shirt for their prize!!!  Way to go April Ramirez, Lara Braddy, Sheena Ellington, Donna Buchanan, and Nicole Winfield!!