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SSS week 03- Mini Challenge: 100 Lunges

SSS Week #3 Mini Challenge- 100 lunges a day!!  Your mini challenge if you choose to accept it is to do 100 lunges each day this week!! That’s 100 total, so 50 each leg.

This week’s mini-challenge is one of MY FAVORITES!! To do 100 lunges a day takes mental and physical determination~ BUT I know you can do it!!!!

the way I approach the lunges are to use a VARIETY of types of lunges and to not get over zealous the first few days of the week  Most days I will opt to do just body weight lunges, but on my leg days I’ll add weight for sure.

For example:

  • On leg days- I HIT my lunges hard with WEIGHTS
    Weighted walking ones- weight on back or holding DB’s
  • Barbell Lunges
  • Smith lunges
  • Super booty smith lunges
  • On non-leg days – I do body weight lunges mostly of the walking or stationary ones.

Some variety of lunges you may want to try:

Stationary Lunges
Walking Lunges
Jumping Lunges
Side Lunges (including Skater and Jumping Side)
Box Lunge with Dumbells
Box Lunge (3 variations) body weight only
Forward Lunges
Backward Lunges
BB Foward Lunge (includes Russian variation)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (butt emphasis)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (basic)
Starter style Walking lunges no weight

A key point to keep your lunges working your booty is to focus on using your front leg for the majority of the movement.

And the KING of lunges for the booty have been shown to be WALKING lunges :)
You will feel them TRUST ME!!Laughing

To get more emphasis on your butt rather than your quad, remember to use your front leg for the motion and also leaning forward (chest to knee) adds extra booty emphasis.

have fun doing your 100 a day!!
Rock that Booty!!!
-Michelle

~~~~Here are some example workouts and how I fit in 100 lunges on this Mini-Challenge~~~~

Did my lunges just now~ 100 for today
also, a chest/tri/running treddy intervals workout at the gym

yesterday- ran outside and 100 lunges

Keep up the GREAT attitude about The LUNGES- it is more of a MENTAL exercise than physical–GET IT DONE, prove to yourself that you are a BUFFMOTHER!!

Love ya,
Michelle

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Booty workout day~

Warm up
r-bike 5 min
Squats (push through heels, focus on using glutes to lift weight)
45×12
95×12
135×10
155x6x2
135×10

Walking Lunges
60# barx15
30′sx15
60# barx15
30′sx15

One set walking calves

Butt Squats
90x10x2
110×8
110x10closer stance

Smith Lunges (alternating starting leg)
90×10
140x6x2
90×10

Bent over leg curls
60x10x2

Keep up the GREAT focus,
Michelle

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As for my workout, I Got it done, despite…feeling like I was a big weakling. I have a photoshoot tomorrow and I typically deplete myself for shoots because I like looking ripped and small…since we all know the camera adds 15 pounds

Here is my measly workout:
warm up 13 mins r-bike
lat pulls
130x10x2
150x10x2

Hammer bicep curls
45×10
45×8…I hate bicep curls!

Pull ups
7, 6.5

Standing Military
in front 45×10
behind 45x10x2

Barbell bicep curls
45x10x3

lower back extensions 2×12
knee ups on roman chair 25
knee ups on bench 30

Seated rows
80x10x2 full extension
90×10 super squeeze at end

13 mins on elliptical- high resistance focus on glutes – only 2 hard intervals in there. Ran out of time
I still have my 100 lunges to do today~ I will get them done, just not right now, lol!

Have a super Thurs night~~

Michelle

~~~

Well, I did legs today~ boy I love a good leg workout….My favorite workouts used to be chest, but these last few months~ LEGS totally rule my world.

I love working legs (and BOOTY) because of the RESULTS!! The positive changes I’ve seen in my legs over the last 2 months are UNREAL!!! The time while I was training for my 800m race, I couldn’t lift much with my legs for about 2 months and it ended up showing…don’t get me wrong, my legs looked great, worked great and felt strong…but they were different than they were prior to slacking off from my workouts. Now from LIFTING HEAVY and close to twice every week, I have less cellulite, less fat, more shape to my booty,etc….now than 2 months ago and I am SO EXITED!!!!
:yay:

I only had an hour so I did the MOST important moves~
5 min warm up elliptical
Squats
45×10 plie
45×10
95×10
135x10x2
155×5

Walking lunges
60#x30 steps
60#x30 steps…some extra BIIIIIIIG :)

Seated calf raises
90x10x3

Dead Lifts
135×10 stiffer legs
135×10 more bend in knee- romainian

Kneeling leg curl
25x10x2

Leg press
180×20- super booty squeeze
270x10x2
Calves betweens sets :)

Smith Lunges
70x10x4 on step
Leg ups on R-chair
15×2
Booty back extensions
20×2

Time was UP!!

Messy Monday

Our trash service, waste management, decided to stop picking up our trash about 2 months ago and no one wouldn’t tell me what was going on except for finally now we were told they got fired from our area. GUNZ and I packed up and brought 2 months worth of stinky, rotten garbage…yicky ‪#‎stinky‬

 

Meanwhile Gunner had a run in with a BEAR– Just kidding, this is from his snapchat, he’s my most creative one for his pics on there 🙂

 

After the Trash, I got in a good hill run– managed 6 uphills despite the heat, good thing i was able to run in the shade and the breeze was nice! Each hill was about 1 min up and I felt good enough to add in some 3 second speed bursts during my last 3.

Came back and did some booty work for a cool down– did the 4 rounds of the BLT and 1 each of the PBJ and SUB too!!

I recorded a short video recap on Snapchat and IG– follow me there I am @buffmother 🙂

Have a great one!!

Be sure to join Fab Abs February!

Hey All!! Can you believe January is coming to a close already??  We’ll I have a reason for you to get fired up for February!!!

 

Starting Feb 2nd I’m hosting a challenge– FAB Abs February!!

The challenge will be in 2 places– here in www.TeamBuffMother.com

AND

On www.Dietbet.com/buffmother for a weight loss challenge of 4% of your bodyweight in 28 days.

 

Join in however you’d like, thanks! I’ll post more about it in a few days!

 

Oh wow, how did it get to be Friday?  I literally was in bed almost all day Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed and half of Thurs….CRAZY! I have not been knocked on my booty so hard in a long, long time! Glad that’s over, HA!!
3 of our 6 in the family got it bad- Gracie first, then Tia and I.  Hoping no one else has to lose a week of their life to this flu.

 

Anyhow enough about that, it seem like sickness is the only thing I’ve blogged about this week. Truth be told, I’ve had a lot going on in my BRAIN during the time off. I’ve been thinking about a lot!!

 

I had a fun question asked of me a couple week ago “What are 3 things on your bucket list?”  It’s an interesting question because I didn’t know off the top of my head…I had to think about it for a while.

Here are the 3 I came up with:

  1. To learn to sing
  2. To own a horse (and learn to ride it)
  3. To visit Germany During Oktoberfest

 

What 3 things are on your bucket list?

 

Like I said, I’ve been thinking about a lot of things Death, life, living, money, time, energy, work, being lazy, goals, vision, people, love, etc…

So much thinking has made me glad to get back to workouts, they clear my head.

Today’s plan, bike and do chest/triceps.

Gonna go for now, be sure to enjoy your FRIENDLY FRIDAY!!

Love,
Michelle

 

 

p.s. I’m making a list can you please share some healthy “reward” ideas!!

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Giveaway and an app!

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5 Winners will be chosen at the end of the day tomorrow.  fyi-I pick the winners!!

 

in other news, I’m still sick today, but on the upswing for sure!  …took the day off of most movement, so no workout– lol! But I did manage to shower and make a quick trip to pick up the dry cleaning.

 

I also, got some important work done on my app…now it can be submitted for approval with the app stores— Apple takes up to 16 days to approve.

 

here’s the info–

1) App Name –
“Diet & Workouts by BuffMother”
2) App Icon Name – “BuffMother”
3) App Description –

The official app of Michelle Berger, known worldwide as “BuffMother”.  As a Mother of 4, including twins via c-section, BuffMother is truly Living proof that you can be buff and beautiful no matter what obstacles stand in your way. Her story and unique training system on www.BuffMother.com has inspired thousands to take action towards their personal fitness goals. Besides being a fitness model Michelle is a hormone optimization expert, personal trainer, author, speaker and actress.Features include:

  • 28 Day video workout program by BuffMother including extra emphasis on abs and booty.
    Work with basic exercises; easy to perform in the comfort of our own home and results showing after 4 weeks. Michelle shares a workout routine that allows you to regain your youthful shape, endurance and healthy tone in as little as 11 mins a day!
  • App Nutrition – Follow a suggested diet system, food lists and food timing information is included.
  • Updates- This app is designed to evolve though regular updates. So stay stay connected and Michelle will continue to bring you new workouts and nutrition advice.
  • Workout log – Easily keep track of the workouts you do day to day with a log built right within the app.
  • Gym cam – Awesome transformation! Take pictures and save them. Show me your progress by emailing them to me.
  • App gallery – Be the first to see Victoria’s newest photo shoots as they are released along with app exclusive only photo’s.
  • Quick links-  to Social media and other helpful BuffMother sites- including www.TeamBuffMother.com a private women’s only social website

Nitetime for me now, see you on the healthy side tomorrow!

Love,

Michelle

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Last day of school!

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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

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Focus, focus

I am feeling my fitness focus increase! YAY!! But I need to keep it and keep it improving! So,  I joined a 6 week bodybuilding.com contest. It’s an either shred or bulk focus, but as you know My goals/plan are a bit different than most, I’ll shred for 2 weeks, then bulk for 2 then shred again for 2. Right now my focus is to shred, since I’m staring my “Buffing Phase”… we have the end of our “6 Weeks to Sexy contest” and the dietbet.com contest weigh in is in a week, plus I’m now in my buffing phase– fat is gonna be coming off!

 

I looked at a bunch of plans on BB.com and decided to just stick to my own. The goal is to  do a 3 day split : legs, back/bi/sh, chest/tri repeat…I’m striving to lift 6 days a week and 4 days of intervals (mostly running) post upper body lifting or on my day off of lifting. I’m focused on FINISHING this contest STRONG~ 6 to Sexy~ day 29: Finish It!!

 

Just 2 weeks left, meaning we are on week #5…my favorite challenge!!

6 to Sexy~ day 28: Wk #5 Bikini week

 

Here’s my bikini week:day 0 pic from yesterday~

 

 

Yesterday I got in my 20 mins bike; some Hiking around the farm (10mins worth) and a killer run! Out and back 9:45 out and 9 mins back- uphill even!

 

Let’s finish STRONG!

-Michelle

 

p.s. 6 Daily Goals–

  1. Cycle day- 5 Buffing is ON!
  2. Weight- 133 up today from bad food and some bad drinks this weekend. By tomorrow I’ll be down at least to 132. Goal for Friday is 129!!
  3. Sexy To do’s- do our week#5 challenge– bikini picture
  4. Workout- 20mins bike; Legs/abs and booty work!
  5. Meal POA- Protein, greens and fats (very low carbs the next 2 weeks)- buffing style P’s: protein powder, talapia, chicken, left over roast G’s: Cucumber, green beans,mushrooms, onions, radishes F’s: meat fat, dressing on salad, olives
  6. Sexy Actions- make Travis feel special…I think a good meal tonight will help that! Plus some sexy texts and sexual advances from me!

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HE created ME!

First off I wanted to share a word of wisdom for you….it will help you stop the insanity in your workouts/diet:  “MUSCLE BURNS FAT!!– do everything in your power to build muscle and you will burn the fat off your body!!”

 

My plan for todays is  to run hills; back, shoulders, biceps + abs…that workout will be done AFTER I get home from my Date Day with with Gunner. He earned a “DATE” with me with STRAIGHT A’s!! So proud of how smart he is!!

Last night we attended his HIGHSCHOOL orientation/registration.  He’s going to be a 9th grader, OMGoodness!!

 

I got in a good workout day yesterday– 22 mins fasted on bike, then last night some legs/abs/booty work.  I had to slightly modify what I did due to the fact I my legs are SORE!!  But I did still do squats, dead lifts, the PBJ and some of the SUB, plus some other items.

 

I also took some time to journal my eats. It looks like I was at about 1900cals total yesterday.

Here’s the breakdown:

P:eggs, beef, chicken (2), jerky

C: carrots, BBQ sauce, honey mustard, grapes

F:salad dressing, cream, meat fat, cheese

G:radishes, mushrooms, onions

All but 400 calls came in after 5pm and I ate a total of 4 meals.

 

My weight is still at 130, but am expecting a drop tomorrow!

 

GOD Created ME!! He created me for purpose…it’s a very unique one and many don’t understand, but I live to glorify GOD in mind body and spirit!!

 

God Created you TOO!!

Love,

Michelle

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Photoshoot Set

Did I tell you??? I have a photo-shoot set for Thursday the 29th= 9 days away and I am rusty, lol! It’s been a while since I’ve done a shoot and PREPARATION is needed.  It’s a lot like getting ready for a figure contest, one should practice posing and give a bit of extra attention to the details.  My main objective during the shoot is to get some updated photos for my portfolio and to knock the rust off so that I can be ready when duty calls

That said my POA for the remainder of the week is as follows:

T- bike 20 mins fasted; lift lower body +abs/booty focus

W- run hills; back, shoulders, biceps + abs

Th- bike 20 mins fasted; lift chest/triceps/abs and boxing intervals

F- run road intervals + sprints

Sa- LEGS

Sun- fasted treadmill run; back/shoulders/biceps

Monday- chest/triceps/abs; Happy Memorial Day!!

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I’m off to get on my bike!!

Have a stellar day 20 of every day in MAY!!

-Michelle

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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

 

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POA

We are already on DAY 6!!

 

Today Diet challenge is eat olives or avocado PLUS Drink water!!  Good healthy fats and FIBER are in these fun garnishing fruits.  Be brave and try some fun new ways to enjoy olives and avocado!

 

Today’s Personal Challenge- Text a lot Tuesday…why you ask. It’s a fun way to stay connected, encourage others and to quickly let someone know you are thinking about them. STRIVE to text a lot today.  My goal is to scroll down through my text list and say HI! to some of those LOWER ON THE LIST, lol!

 

Today’s workout focus is ENDURANCE!! and Lower Body- Slim Chick Purple Boosting 11 minute workout!

 

 

My POA~for my next 10 days:

 

(DONE) May 5 Day 1 FASTED BIKE 20min; Back Interval Treadmill Run

May 6 Day 2 FASTED BIKE 20min; Chest Lower Body- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

May 7 Day 3 FASTED BIKE 20min; RUN Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

May 8 Day 4 Legs 6-pack of PEPSI ab routine

May 9 Day 5 FASTED BIKE 20min; Back Run the “HAM” Butt workout

May 10 Day 6 FASTED BIKE 20min;Chest 6-pack of LaCroix ab routine

May 11 Day 7 Legs the “BLT” Butt workout

May 12 Day 8 FASTED BIKE 20min;Back Run Upper Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

May 13 Day 9 FASTED BIKE 20min;Legs Lower Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

May 14 Day 10 FASTED BIKE 20min;Chest Run Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

 

I ended up having a very fun day yesterday…got to talk with SUZI!!  She’s such a firecracker.  I cleaned up my office a bit more to make room for a new work station my husband is building me.  Got in a solid workout and then  Went out on a little date with the hubby.

 

Now today I’ve been working, cleaning, working and soon to be getting in my workout then run some errands.

 

I’ll check in later with ya’ll!!

have a super day 6!

-M

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