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Exciting Day 1

My day started with the exiting news that Osama bin Laden is DEAD! cheerleaders …it’s been a long time coming!  I’m so happy to hear that our troops were successful and we AMERICANS have a great reason to celebrate today!!

Excitement for our Sizzilin’ in 6 contest has been flowing in all day- We’ve had TONS (several hundreds) of people sign up for the contest and I can’t wait to see pounds of fat melt off the hundreds of ladies who are committed to the contest.

In today’s Day 1 email I assigned you 4 tasks-
#1- Visit my the blog post to get the day’s workout and motivation  (all of these are public www.blog.buffmother.com)
#2- Clean up your diet- commit to limiting or eliminating candy/dessert/alcohol for the contest
#3- Take starting stats and pictures (get this done this week)
#4- Post daily comment on the featured blog post on www.blog.buffmother.com for your accountability

Items #1 and #4 are things you should plan to do the entire 42 days of the contest…by reading a daily reminder about the contest daily and posting a comment you’ll be helping yourself and everyone else stay engaged and involved.

My day 1 has been so full of excitement that I’m just now prepping for a workout.  My Monday’s are always busy and often a rest day, but since I’ve committed to working out “EVERY DAY IN MAY” I’d better get it done!! In May of 2009 I did the same challenge successfully- so I know it can be done: http://blog.buffmother.com/1098/i-did-it/

My plan is to do Upright bike/push up/seated sprints as a circuit for my intervals- bike 2 mins, 15 push ups, sprint with my arms only 50 reps- repeat 5 times.

Time for this Momma to get her sweat on!

-Michelle

UPDATE- I did it, done at 10:40PM

Got my workout done- it was a good one- took just about 20 mins:
Upright bike/push up/seated sprints as a circuit for my intervals- bike 2 mins, 15 push ups, sprint with my arms only 50 reps each arm- repeat 5 times.
Fyi on those seated sprints (great for any one with leg injuries) this is what I mean: Sit on your butt on the floor with your feet out in front of you and mover your arms like you are jogging- after 1 min move your arms like you are sprinting fast!! do that for 60 seconds- rest for 1 min with jogging speed arm movement- repeat. It’s a great interval workout without using your legs~ ♥ NO EXCUSES!!

"Sizzlin' in 6": Week 1; Day 1

MONDAY MAY 2nd is DAY 1 of our contest!!!

Congrats!! and THANKS! for trusting me with your body~ Over the next 6 weeks my goal is to get you Sizzlin’ HOT for Summer.

We have a lot of work to do so let’s get started:

Today I’d like you to focus on 3 items:

#1- Getting in a great FIRST workout- Upper body, Intervals and ABS are on tap- please see Sizzlin’ in 6: Day 1

#2- Start improving your Diet- I challenge you to limit  DESSERTS/CANDY/ALCOHOL in your life for the next 6 weeks. For those of you who are really brave you can challenge yourself to completely ELIMINATE them all together!!  In the place of dessert- you can indulge in Fruit.  Let’s make a huge focus on what foods WE CAN EAT!!  You can always eat Fruit, Veggies, Proteins and FAT (yes, I said fat)!!

#3- Take a set of starting photos and stats.  You need to measure your success and you’ll be thankful when you are done that you have proof of where you started!!  Photos: take at least 3- front, side and back.  Stats: take ate least 5:  Weight, Bust, waist, hip, and thigh.

 

Remember to simply take 1 day at a time…BABY STEPS!  Each and every positive desicion will add up towards your success.

Let’s Sizzle!!

-Michelle

No Junk!! POA!

My NO JUNK focus today ON!!! I had a bit of a candy, junk food, low nutrient fest the past 2 days- BAD BUFFMOTHER!! It was a little fun though :hehe:

The POA is to get focused to be ripped and healthy for the CALI event!! I am stokked!!!

Now that my nasty “initial sorness” from resuming workouts is over and my lungs are healthy I’ll add in some intervals.

Oh- I did add in some yesterday- on the upright bike I did 20 mins total with 5 30 second intervals pushing the speed on my bike up to over 24 for 4 and over 25 for the final interval. I am really focusing on speed during my bike intervals- trying to get my fast twitch muscles activating! After my intervals I did quite a bit of stretching and some leg lifts, calf rotations, abs, etc…

Sun-
After I post this blog I am going for a run! a no pressure one- so no intervals and probably around 20 mins duration.
At home Lift Legs

Mon-
Lift Chest/Tri/ABS and bike intervals
Football game for Gunner

Tues-
Lift Back, Bi, Shoulders and run intervals

Wed-
Lift LEGS HARD!!

Thurs-
off Dr. Appt and Dance for the girls

Fri-
Lift Chest/Tris/ABS; Run Intervals

Sat

I have 3 focuses this week:

1.NO JUNK!! except for 1 daily treat allowed in my diet 🙂
2.Get in all of my workouts!! NO EXCUSES
3.Have fun with my kids! Gunner is off school on Monday and the girls are off all week again. I worked at ton last week due to needing to catch-up- this week is more about having fun!

Let’s have a GREAT Week Ladies!!
-Michellle

Friendly Friday~

Hey, hey, HEY!! IT’S FRIENDLY FRIDAY~ So 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
Comment on a STRANGER’s Blog
Send some e-mails or private message
Send some letters or Thank You cards or B-day cards, etc…
Send some flowers~or balloons~ or fruit~ or candy (toffee?)
Call a friend, aquaintance, 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”

Lunge-O-Ramma!! was my workout for today!!

I did video demos of MANY types of lunges today~ whoohoo!! it was a booty blast!!

Tomorrow~ I am hitting the gym hard and I will do intervals. I am confident I’ll rock my workout!!

Love ya,
Michelle

Love ya MY FRIENDS!!
-Michelle

In HONOR OF The END of the week and IN Honor of LUNGES (they are what made my booty possible):

STRIVE to be EXTRA Friendly~

Hey, hey, HEY!! IT’S FRIENDLY FRIDAY~ So 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
Comment on a STRANGER’s Blog
Send some e-mails or private message
Send some letters or Thank You cards or B-day cards, etc…
Send some flowers~or balloons~ or fruit~ or candy (toffee?)
Call a friend, aquaintance, 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”

My plan for today is UPPER BODY workouts~ I have more videos to make…and I will do my lunges.

Love ya MY FRIENDS!!
-Michelle

In HONOR OF The END of the week and IN Honor of LUNGES (they are what made my booty possible):

Like a Kid in a Candy Store


Happy Friday!!

I was like a Kid in a Candy Store today at the gym…
To make a VERY long story short…I was a member at the gym I joined yesterday from the time my twins were 5 mo old until last year. It is a franchise who just this month opened a new gym a mile from my house and is in the process of opening a GIAGANTIC new gym in another town about 15 min. from me. So anyhow…I went back to My “old gym” today and felt HAPPY…I missed the good hard core weight training equipment SO much!! So many of my favorite pieces of equipment were still there plus more new ones I am gonna have to try…It was fun.

So I met up with DH at noon and we did my first real Chest/Tri workout in a while…Here it is:
Warm up on r-bike 6 min

Chest press mach warm up
50×15
70×15

Bench
95×10
115×10
115×7 (wimped out here)

Incline Hammer Press (one of my favorites!!!)
70×15
90×12
110×12- these felt great and I am still very strong despite not doing this machine for a year!

Dips-
15…these always bother my shoulder for some reason…it just feels like its gonna come out of the socket…so I quit them early
Tricep push downs
50×15
60×15
70×15

Tricep extensions with barbell
30×15
40x10x2

Bench dips
15

Knee ups on Roman Chair
25 reps

Walking lunges
100 in a row with 50#’s on my back

Stair mill
20 min of intervals ranging from 40 seconds to 4 min …I have missed this machine, sweat was drippin off of me!!

IT WAS GOOD TO BE BACK!!

On the personal front, thanks so much for your support for me this month…I have had some BIG challenges and am glad this month is almost in the books. I have learned a lot about myself, my GOD and my friends this month.

You all ROCK!
Love, Michelle