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Giveaway and an app!

Hi!
If you have not noticed, I am doing give aways WEEKLY for Gym Angel. Please feel free to invite your friends to join in on the fun!

Does anyone want a FREE Tub of Energy Angel???
Win, Win, Win!!!
Win free Energy Angel pre-workout supplement by answering…..

How do you get “energized” for your gym time?

Do you DANCE like me? Do u stretch, listen to music, read magazines, etc??? Post a pic showing us how and share this contest pic with your friends! Be sure to tag us and use hash tag ‪#‎gymangel‬ so we see your entry! @gymangelbrand @thebuffmother 5 winners will be selected on 1-20-15 Enter now!! Gym Angel BuffMother!

 

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

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Get buff by kissing!

Our monthly RR theme is “Kiss-able March”; be more kissable and give more kisses!!
This is a Fun kissing fact: “Mucus membranes inside the mouth are permeable to hormones such as testosterone. Through open-mouth kissing, men introduced testosterone into a woman’s mouth. Testosterone is absorbed through the mucus membranes in the woman’s mouth and increases arousal and the likelihood that she will engage in reproductive behavior.”

 

That makes sense and also makes me think it’ll help us get buff to KISS more!!

 

 

I’ve been kissing on these 3 ladies a bit more this week…makes it easier when they are home all day from school due to snow days, LOL!!

 

This pic was taken on Saturday at my niece’s baby shower~

Yesterday I got in a very solid workout:
10:30 warm up bike

15 handle push ups
Bench 45×15 75×40 pump run challenge practice Jumping 1 min Rest 1 min 95×10 Knee ups 30 Jumping high 30 each foot (20;10) 115×6 135×2+1 with spot- bad form 135×4+2 spot 115×6
Incline flys– higher position 35’sx6 35’sx4 30’sx4
Chest Dips 6,5 Dancing abs between sets
Perfect push ups 8, 6, 10 Vacuums between– did a total of about 5 during workout, then I did 5 others during the day for our challenge to do at least 10 daily
Tri extension 55×4, 45×8 , 45×10 Knee ups on bench 30 x2sets
Tri kick backs 15#x10x3sets Hanging knee ups 25

Bicep curls 55x10x2sets Lateral sh raises 10#x10 Run treadmill intervals

4 min warm up 3% grade 8mph 1 min 9mph 1 min 6mph 1 min 9mph 1 min 6mph 1 min 9mph 1 min 6mph 1 min 9mph 1 min 6mph 1 min 8mph 4 min (just over a half mile) Walk 3min

bike 11

 

Then I cooked burgers for the family~ it was a good post workout meal.  Then at a bit of dessert in the form of sticky popcorn and a couple mini candy bars.

 

Today is cycle day 23 and my weight is 129.2, I did much better at drinking my water yesterday and staying away from dairy and gluten.

 

My workout today will be legs~ but first I need to get some stuff DONE!!

See ya later babes,

Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

“Get Buff”- Day 30

“Get Buff”- Day 30

Congrats you made it do day 30…It just so happens today is a day off of workouts, but YOU STILL HAVE WORK TO DO~ You need to submit your final entry!!
Winners get a Prize package worth $150!!! 

 

4 Simple steps to enter and WIN:

1. Take your starting/ending 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, PLUS ~ a written paragraph sharing your thought about the contest, and if you took them your before and after photos.

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

“Get Buff”- Day 29

“Get Buff”- Day 29

Once more day of SPRINTS~ Can you believe how hard SPRINTS can be…They are so effective!  Strive to do sprints at least once a week and you’ll benefit from a strong powerful core and lower body!

Workout:

Day #29
Sprints!
Run 10 mins
4x100m sprints
run 4 mins
Full recovery 2-5 mins between sets.  Push hard run FAST!! Each sprint should take only 15-20 seconds of all out effort

Today’s Diet focus:

Supplements- TAKE THEM! learn about them, review them, buy them, organize them, experiment with them, etc….

Often times we have the best intentions when purchasing supplements and then they sit in the cupboard and ROT!  Don’t let that happen! Take your supplements daily- they do help!!

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Body, Soul/mind and Spirit are synergistic; they work together. Take some time today to address your “mental and spiritual fitness” and you will find being fit in BODY will comes much less effort.

Your friend, Michelle

“GET Buff”- Day 28

“GET Buff”- Day 28

Workout:

Day #28
“Heavy day”
Chest:
Bench
4×6
Legs:
Squats
4×6
Back:
Lat Pulls
4×6
lateral raises
3×6
ABS:
High knees
4×25
Ab wheel
2×15
Rest time between sets- 2-4mins: full recovery

Today’s Diet focus:

Protein Variety- strive to eat from a variety of protein sources daily for optimal nutritional impact.  Protein comes in many forms red meat, poultry, fish, pork, eggs, soy, beans, supplements, etc… ENJOY them all!!

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Let’s get after it and keep our focus!! Consistency is key!!!

Your friend, Michelle

“GET Buff”- Day 27

“GET Buff”- Day 27

Workout:

 

#Day 27
“Buffing” Intervals:
5 min. warm up
#1-30 sec hard
1.5 min easy
#2-30 sec hard
1.5 min easy
#3-30 sec hard
1.5 min easy
#4-30 sec hard
1.5 min easy
#5-30 sec hard
1.5 min easy
#6-30 sec hard
1.5 min easy
#7-30 sec hard
1.5 min easy
#8-30 sec hard
2.5 min.+ cool down
This is 20 min total: 4 extremely hard min. total

Today’s Diet focus:

No Dessert- let’s strive to get out of the dessert habit! Break that habit and watch your belly be gone!!

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It works if you work it!! xoxoxo~ Michelle

 

“Get Buff”- Day 26

“Get Buff”- Day 26

We have a Killer day in store for us!!!

Workout:

 

Day #26
“Others day”
Chest:
Incline flys
4×10
Legs:
Dead lifts
4×10
Lunges
4×10
Back:
Seated row
4×10
ABS:
Ball crunches
4×25
REST between sets= 2mins-feel free to stertch and do abs between sets!

Today’s Diet Focus:

No Bread

Bread is a sneaky way for carbs to come into your diet.  If you focus on NO BREAD, you’ll open up a world full of new food possibilities. The goal of this diet focus is to make you aware of that there are MANY other great carb choices besides bread to choose from.  FRUIT, Veggies, Rice, Beans, Sweet Potatoes, etc…

Using lettuce in place of bread is another great option~

Bread is most often made from wheat and wheat can cause stomach irritation for some people- “GLUTEN” is a substance that is rough and can “scratch” the insides of our digestive track- sometimes it leads to stomach aches, gas,  IBS or even digestive diseases.  If you are someone who sufferers from bloating, constipation, gas, etc… Limiting gluten intake may help your body be HAPPY.

Are you wondering what is considered bread??

Honestly I want you to choose your own definition but in general terms~

Bread= any baked grain product made with yeast (yeast is another thing that can cause an unhealthy physical reaction in women especially)

REMEMBER! Don’t get too technical…

Just KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetheart)!!!

Your friend,

Michelle

 

“Get Buff”- Day 25

“Get Buff”- Day 25

Wowie, just 6 days left until our 30 day contest is over…believe it or not what you do these next 5 days has a GREAT impact on your results.  Keep it tight and stay focused!!

 

Workout:

 

Day #25
Rest day
Or
long
steady
cardio
30-60
min.

If you missed any of the cardio or sprinting workouts from past days today would be a perfect day make up that workout~!! If you ever miss a day of workouts- SHIFTING your workouts a day forward is better than SKIPPING them entirely.

Your body needs RECOVERY days to stay healthy, grow new muscles and work optimally.  It’s very key to PACE yourself and incorporate REST DAYS into your workout program for your physical and mental success!

Today’s Diet focus:

Try new food or recipe- Variety is key to diet success!

“Get Buff”- Day 24

“Get Buff”- Day 24

Workout:

Day #24
Sprints!
Run 10 mins
4x100m sprints
run 4 mins

Time between Sprints= full recovery  2-5 mins

Sprints EXAMPLE-

Then last evening,  I had a good run~

I ran 2 times around my block- about a 10 min run (.7mi each block) rested (walked) for 1.5 mins Sprinted 100m- fire hydrant to fire hydrant on the street in front of my house rested (walked) for 2 mins- walked back to starting place Sprinted 100m rested (walked) for 2 mins

As an extra I ran 1 more time around the block (5mins)

**EXTRA!!**

Small shoulder workout:

DB Military, DB Upright rows, bent over lateral raises, font raises – 3×10 circuit

Today’s Diet focus:

No Dairy products

“Get Buff”- Day 23

“Get Buff”- Day 23

Today’s workout is a circuit style lifting workout.  What that means is to do a set the first exercise, then the next, then the next, etc…until the entire list of exercises is complete- then REPEAT the entire series for the allotted sets.

For this specific workout we are focusing on “auxiliary” lifts- different exercises than we did on day 1 that will “hit” our muscles a little differently.  The mover are mostly for smaller muscle groups than BASIC moves, thus termed Auxillary.

Workout:

Workout  Day #23
“Auxiliary day”
CIRCUIT very little rest between sets= 15-30 seconds
Exercises: Upper:
1. Push ups
3×15
2. Tricep extensions
3×10
3. Bicep curls
3×10
4. Shoulder press
3×10
Lower:
5. Leg curls
3×10 
6. Leg extensions
3×10 
ABS:
7. Old school sit ups
8. Cats/dogs

Substitutions:

Push ups- On knee push ups, wall push ups, perfect push ups, chest press machine, DB press on ball, etc….

Tricep extensions- chair dips, tricep push downs, tricep kick backs, french press, tricep machine, overhead db extensions, etc…

Shoulder press- DB overhead press, military/shoulder press machine, Arnolds, etc…

Leg Curls- dead lifts all varieties, ball leg curls, froggy squats

Leg Extensions- lunges -stationary, walking, smith, etc…, Close stance squats, front squats, leg press, etc….

NOW is the time we need to

NOW is the time we need to focus!! The end is in sight~ it’s go time!! I challenge you to hit it hard and have a no excuses mentality for the remainder of the contest!! we are getting close to the halfway mark!!

Today’s EXTRA-

AFTER your lifting circuit do the following-

HEAVY Smith lunges 4×6-8 reps

Here’s a video- they are for your BUTT!!

“The Key to your Motivation is to ENCOURAGE others!”

Today’s Diet Focus:

NO Carbonation!

Carbonation throws our entire body’s pH balance off- eliminating it will help you eliminate toxins from your system and allow your body to function in a less stressed state.  Less stress=more results!

Here’s some cool info on it:http://www.ehow.com/about_6362…healthy-kidneys.html

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Keep us posted on how you are doing by taking a few mins to blog in the rally room.  Blogging is easy- just write what you are thinking, what you did for the day, how you feel, what you ate, what your plans are, etc…

You can’t do it wrong~ so JUST DO IT!!

Your friend,

Michelle