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After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs” Day 16

Tuesday Feb 17th; Day 16 Repeat day 2-  After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs” Day 2

It’s Day #16 in our “Fab Abs” challenge and Today I am sharing my AB Secrets with YOU!!

Your CHALLENGE for today is  to do the AB following AB workout from the AFTER BABY ABS BOOK!

TeamBuffMother.com MEMBERS!! I’ve uploaded my EBOOK version of the book free (this week only) for you!!

Download it here~

 http://www.teambuffmother.com/topic/s2s-abs-book-free-download

 

If you don’t have the book*…. this detailed video is an instructional how to do it and below you’ll find the exercises.

This video goes over the exercises contained within the book “After Baby ABS”

Starting on Page 12 of “After Baby ABS”

ABS–CPTME….SIMPLE 7 for 7 Do as a circuit 2x’s

Passive Abs- 24/7, posture, tummy-in
Sit ups- hands on hammies x15 reps focus on Crunch
Vacuums!! 10- 10 seconds daily these work Transverse
Knee ups- 15 reps focus on Eccentric
Traditional AB crunch- 15 reps focus on Crunch
Ball Crunches- 15 reps full extensions focus on Eccentric motion
Cats/Dogs-3 reps of 5 counts each position Transverse

 

 

I know you can regain your beautiful tummy, after babies and even after years of neglect— just use the info and put in the work!!
Love ya,
Michelle

 

 

After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs” Day 2

It’s Day #2 in our “Fab Abs” challenge and Today I am sharing my AB Secrets with YOU!!

Your CHALLENGE for today is  to do the AB following AB workout from the AFTER BABY ABS BOOK!

TeamBuffMother.com VIP MEMBERS!! I’ve uploaded my EBOOK version of the book free for you!!

Download it here~

 http://www.teambuffmother.com/topic/s2s-abs-book-free-download

 

If you don’t have the book*…. this detailed video is an instructional how to do it and below you’ll find the exercises.

This video goes over the exercises contained within the book “After Baby ABS”

Starting on Page 12 of “After Baby ABS”

ABS–CPTME….SIMPLE 7 for 7 Do as a circuit 2x’s

Passive Abs- 24/7, posture, tummy-in
Sit ups- hands on hammies x15 reps focus on Crunch
Vacuums!! 10- 10 seconds daily these work Transverse
Knee ups- 15 reps focus on Eccentric
Traditional AB crunch- 15 reps focus on Crunch
Ball Crunches- 15 reps full extensions focus on Eccentric motion
Cats/Dogs-3 reps of 5 counts each position Transverse

 

 

I know you can regain your beautiful tummy, after babies and even after years of neglect— just use the info and put in the work!!
Love ya,
Michelle

p.s. visit  my site www.AfterBabyAbs.com for a free assessment of your After baby body.

 

Whacky Wednesday

Time to get a bit Whacky! I’m so sick of dealing with the UBER SERIOUS side of people. My solution is to get even more WHACKY than ever!!

Did ya’ll know that I’m kinda crazy?  I am a bit of a goofball and I love making fun of myself.  I just spent some time watching the “Swedish Chef” on YouTUBE! Love him!!

I would love to make a spoof video in his honor for my “BuffMother Meals”…I could even use my chickens?! http://youtu.be/B-OFXUaMIv8

 

By the way, I put up more info on the meals here:

http://buffmother.com/buffmeals/

 

This video I just a quick little blog I did over the weekend…

Okay, so last night turned out quite exciting here. I was in the middle of my workout when I heard a gun shot! Travis shot a BIG BOBCAT about 50 feet from our chicken coop! I think the cat was HUNGRY for a Chicken Dinner!

DH was so excited, it’s his first bobcat ever and it was very big and beautiful. Needless to say, my workout was over.

Anyhow, may have been for the best, I was very sore and tired from the past 3 days of workouts. I did manage to do some bench, some abs, and a few tricep dips.  I also did get in my 20 mins of biking in the morning.

Today, I’ll do a bit more upper body lifting with some boxing and I’ll get in a good solid run too.

Tia is home sick today with a very sore throat…so I’ll be making her some soup and praying she’ll recover quickly.

 

let’s remember to have some fun today, Joy, Laughter and HUMOR are supposed to be a part of life. Just take some time to get a little WHACKY!! it’s fun!!

Love ya’s,

Michelle

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Sunny Saturday

Sunny beautiful Saturday here!! It’s going to be in the 80’s~ a MUST to get outside today and enjoy.

Yesterday I ended up running outside, then rode bike for another 22 mins after that. Felt so TIRED last night but thanks to some afternoon coffee yesterday I could NOT fall asleep!

 

Anyhow…up now heading to my bike, then planning to eat some really good food today. I feel like a salad

Last night I got in my bikini pic~ looks like I’m leaning up a bit despite the water retention:

 

My weight was 135 this morning…something weird is going on with my body right now.  Tons of water retention and stiffness/inflammation.  NO FUN! Mojo is a bit down…Been a bit ill since about Wednesday this week. My bladder is causing me some issues…the thing about it is that I get re-curring UTI infections and typically STRESS is what triggers them. I don’t feel like I have a full blown UTI, but I do feel like it’s on the verge– this water retention is a sign of my kidneys being weird too. Hopefully, it won’t go full blown!

 

Regardless, I know I’ll feel better if I get moving and get in some sunshine today!!

Off to enjoy, hope you do too!!

Michelle

p.s. Here’s today’s SEXY POST~

Filthy Friday

My house was/is filthy…so I’ve been cleaning all day.  Got more to do before I have to go pick up my DD and her friend for a sleep over.  But I will get in my workout after I get them.
Been hanging out with the DH a lot this week…he’s just put up my new workstation. It’s so beautiful. I’ll upload a pic.
TGIF ladies!! -Michelle p.s. ya’ll are doing great on the EVERY DAY in MAY!! it’s so fun to hear how many of you are still 100%!! YAY!!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

To WIN, no one needs to LOSE

~I believe… To WIN, no one needs to LOSE~ I read that statement somewhere last a while back…and it STRUCK me! I am very competitive, and LOVE to WIN…AND I also LOVE seeing others win.

 

HOWEVER, there are times when I catch myself in a contest with someone wishing that they would LOSE~so I can WIN. I DON’T want to EVER think that way!!!

That’s why I LOVE that no one has to lose in order for ME to win!! We can all win~ woohoo!

 

i’ve had a few people talking and asking about abs/butt workout info and help– please if you are a VIP take advantage of these great programs:

 

20 day AB program~

http://www.teambuffmother.com/…ontest-posts-summary

 

21 day Butt Program~

http://www.teambuffmother.com/…-21-day-butt-program

 

I’m having issues with self sabotage lately in my diet.  It seems like the second I start seeing the progress I want, I throw it away with some really bad choices.  I’ve got to stop that this next half of our contest!  I need to be more consistently in control!!

 

a couple more food pics from last night, didn’t take pics of the “bad stuff” lol!

 

Gunner is having a friend spend the night tonight, so after I finish a bit of work (I get to talk with Roshanda the winner of the Conference call prize phone consult), I’ll need to do some big time cleaning!

 

I also need to get in a solid hills run outside– it is a BEAUTIFUL day here!!

 

TGIF ladies!!

-Ellie

Not just BUFF… Beautiful too!! ~Shine in 49: Day 38

I’ve got 15 days to go until my birthday~ whoohoo!!! cheerleaders Why is it that I get so fired up to be fit for my birthday EVERY YEAR???   It’s so motivating for me!! I just love feeling my best on “MY DAY”!!

This year Travis is actually going to be home on my Birthday!! He’s missed more than half of my birthdays in the past 10 years due to travel.  Anyhow~ the whole family will be here for my day and trust me we will have a PARTY! And the whole week AFTER my b-day is going to be a VACATION for me- I will be totally UNPLUGGED and KIDLESS!! They are going to MN with Grandma 🙂

Yesterday was a great “RESET” day for me with workouts– but not so much for my diet.  I had more dairy than normal, more junk than normal and ended up going to bed with a tummy ache.  The goal today is to get DIET on track and I’ll be good to go for the next 15 days until my 37th B-day!!  The goal is to not only be buff for my birthday, but BEAUTIFUL also.

I’ve been doing my best to add some extra effort on that department- I got another facial yesterday to help my face be glowing and radiant. I also bought some “manicure” supplies, a new “miracle” face cream and have an appt with my dermatologist for Friday.  I’ve also got plans to get a manicure, pedicure, hair highlight/trim and I will also be TANNED for my day!!  It takes effort to be beautiful 🙂

Today- my girls are determined to go buy some summer clothes- and my son is determined to go spend the night with his lifelong buddy.  He’s had this friend since he was 2!

I’m just loving the final push of our Shine in 49–we have just 11 days left!!  Thanks so much for all the effort, posts, encouragement and thoughts about the contest!! You ladies are “SHINING STARS”~ I love you!!

Have an amazing Wednesday!!

Love,
Michelle

Branded~ Shine in 49: Day 23

Today our 23rd day of contest and I’m hitting it harder than ever!! Hope you are on fire too!

I was reading part of a book by the preacher T.D. Jakes this morning. It was the first time I’ve ever read anything of his. He seems to be a good writer…He wrote about that we should all “BRAND” ourselves. Similar to how Oprah has branded herself. When we hear the name Oprah~ we know what kind of quality she stands for and we expect that something with her name on it should be a certain way. Each of us should be able to name at least 3 things that are the qualities of our personal BRAND. For instance this would be and example mine:

“Hi, I am Michelle Berger….my mission is to help women by giving them hope to persue their dream body, life and legacy! My method is to lead by example in my own life, showing love to others and giving encouragement to women who God brings into my life.”

Another example of a brand is how NARNIA branded their movies with a beautiful LION~ As depicted in this picture.

Have you ever thought about what your brand is? or what you want your brand to BE?

Yesterday we (hubby and I) lifted CHEST~
here’s how that went:
6 min r-bike

Bench
45×20
one set push ups (15reps)
95×10
115×8
135×6 (help with 2)
145×4 (help with 2)
155×4 (help with 4)
135×5 (help with 3)

Dips
9,7,5

Cable flys (one arm at a time)
30x12x2
40×10

Bench dips
3 sets to fail

knee ups
2 sets of 15

I cooked a chicken for dinner~ it was good and will have some of that meat for eats today!
I’m CERTAIN that people are watching you,
What are you advertising?
I want to advertise glorious shining confidence!!

Think about it,
Michelle

 

 

Photo-shoots availiable @ BuffMother Gathering!!

Photo-shoots available @ the” 2010 BuffMother Gathering!!” November 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th

I am very excited to announce that professional photo-shoots will be available at our Team BuffMother Gathering!!!  Please book now so that you can get a spot with my awesome photographer- Emily McAurthur!!  Emily is booking shoots for November 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th.
Emily’s Website: www.EmilyMcArthur.com
Emily and I have had several photo-shoots together over the years and most of the photos you see of me online and in my book are by Emily! She is one amazing photographer and by far the most fun photographer I’ve ever worked with!!  Don’t miss this chance to shoot with her while you are at our BuffMother! Gathering in Beautiful Northern California! Purchase now!!  Oh and don’t forget photo-shoots are a great motivator for you to get buff!! Lock in your photo-shoot goal now, Hit is hard for the next several weeks to be photo-shoot ready come November!!!

Purchase Options:

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$300 for a 2 hour photo-shoot- all images  are yours to keep including 10 beautifully edited photos (disc sent to you of images), 4-5 outfit changes, option of change of location (inside/outside) and option of change of background for more info about Emily please visit www.EmilyMcArthur.com

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#2-

$170/1hour shoot-  no edits, disc of images, 2- 3 outfits
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$85 for a 30 minute photo-shoot: 1-2 outfits & all raw images are yours to keep

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Once you purchase Emily will be contacting you to scheduel your shoot.

If you have any questions please contact emily@emilymcarthur.com

Plus…

Event photos by Emily will be also be available  for sale on an individual basis after the event.

Purchase  now so you get your spot!!!

Thanks,

Michelle

p.s. feel free to join Emily’s Fan page on face book also :http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=111737352189067#!/?ref=home

40 days to FIT~ Days 25 & 26- "Boosting"=bad blogger, LOL!

Hey~ I feel like such a scatter brain and a bit antisocial during several days of my boosting phase- mostly cycle days 21-26.  I feel much better today and am ready to enjoy the beautiful weather, a GREAT workout, my kids being out of school, and some good food!  My DH and son are going to go armadillo hunting this afternoon and maybe we can have some Armadillo stew! J/K Laughing

My workouts have been hit or miss this week…Missing more than I want!  I’ve been really extra busy with some work projects and my son’s Football stuff.  It’s crazy how much time it takes when there is even 1 “extra” event added to the day.  I plan to make up for the missed workouts this weekend with 3 good days in a row- Chest  and some intervals today, Legs tomorrow and Back  with some more intervals on Sunday.  Then I plan on taking MONDAY off and getting a ton of work done!!

Well…I’ve gotta go, GO, GO workout!!! :jump:  But I’ll be back to hang out with you, my “friends” , for a bit this afternoon~

Toodles!!!
-Michelle

P.S. sorry about the double up on the feature for day 25 & 26 of the “40days to FIT”~ I’ve fixed it now…but for those of you who missed the actual day 26 feature…http://blog.buffmother.com/242/fun-day/

Love ya!!