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Seek and you will find

I have been SEEKING this year.

Matthew 7:7-8: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Looking, thinking, digging deep, praying and truly SEEKING to find what road to take next in my journey.  At this point I have found 2 things-

#1 I need to leave behind some of the old in order to make room for the new
#2 I need to make my life a bit more private by limiting and adjusting my social media

I’ll keep pushing into SEEKING as I am still looking, but at least I can take action on somethings until then.

Workouts this week have been:
Monday: Back, shoulders and some legs @gym +Stretch and Slip-drill Abs
Tuesday: Hills + sprints run outside +Stretch and Bulgarians
Today is Legs!! YAY!! and Shoulder Press

 

HAVE YOU been doing our JUMPSTART CHALLENGE exercises?? I post them daily on social media, just jump in and do them with us!! Also, please comment that you did it when complete.

I have been cleaning all afternoon.  Got my office clean, the entryway floor mopped, and the Christmas tree down!! I have to finish with the workout room.  It need to keep it clean for my clients.  If you would like to train with me here’s more info http://buffmother.com/shop/personal-training/

Life is looking up!
Have a great HUMP DAY!

Love, Michelle

Jumpstart Challenge

Join the free “Jumpstart” 1 daily exercise challenge–

JUMPSTART your Strength training by doing 1 exercise per day.
JUMPSTART your Momentum
JUMPSTART your Discipline
JUMPSTART your Pride
JUMPSTART your body’s natural Hormone production
JUMPSTART Yourself with this Month long challenge

I’ll post a short video demo of 1 exercise daily and your job is to do it,  then comment that it’s done!! The exercises will be simple moves that need very minimal equipment (dumbbells, a ball, a chair). Join in on the fun and JUMPSTART your fitness! Who’s with me??

DAILY Summary (*I will update as I get videos filmed and uploaded):

  1. Push ups
  2. Squats
  3. Knee ups
  4. Chest Press
  5. Lunges
  6. Adductors
  7. Lat Rows
  8. Dead Lift
  9. Slip-drill Abs
  10. Bulgarians
  11. Shoulder Press
  12. Side Lunge
  13. Pump Ups
  14. Underbutts
  15. Bicep Curls
  16. Step Ups
  17. Ladders on the ball
  18. Hip Ups
  19. Dips- on chair
  20. Calf Raises
  21. Leg Raises for ABS
  22. Booty Pops
  23. Arnolds
  24. Walking Lunges
  25. Dancing Abs
  26. Side Leg Raises
  27. Kick Backs
  28. Ball Leg Curls
  29. Cat and Dogs
  30. Hip Thrusts
  31. Upright Rows

Congrats you are done!! Be sure to comment and share the challenge with your friends!!

ALSO– A Big thanks to my workout wear sponsor “FAITH FIT”
CHECK THEM OUT http://faithfitlife.com

 

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Gearing up for 2017– Jumpstart Challenge

We are just a few days from 2017 and I for one am very excited!!

Today I announced our January Challenge….the “Jumpstart” January 1 daily exercise challenge– PLUS toward the end of January I’ll be announcing a BIGGER, longer contest type challenge!! Get ready to get BUFF in 2017!!

Jumpstart January will be all about JUMPSTARTING your strength training by doing 1 exercise per day. I’ll post a short video daily and your job is to do it then comment that it’s done!! The exercises will be simple moves that need very minimal equipment (dumbbells, a ball, a chair or an exercise band). Join in on the fun and JUMPSTART your fitness in 2017!! Who’s with me??

Today I filmed the first 14 days of exercises and I’ll be uploading them to YouTube. I’ll also be promoting them on social media daily.  You won’t miss them 🙂

In other news, yesterday I had a good workout day after having basically taken Tues off.  I say basically because I did train 2 clients which always involves me doing some exercising with them and I did run for about 8 mins of intervals with a client that day.  Yesterday I had a real workout. I ran outside in my tank and pants, it was 65!  It was the first time I had ran on the uneven trail for about 2 months, my joints are certainly telling me so today!  After the run I did a short lifting workout:

PBJ butt sandwich
Bench
Bent over Row
Kettle bell swings
Inverted Pull Ups
One arm KB rows

Then a stretching session– I was certainly a bit tired by this point.

This week I have also been dealing with bladder pain.  Not worried that it’s a UTI but still it’s annoying!  The same cycle day last month (cday10) was when it was bad also– I doubt it’s a coincidence.

Hope you join in on the JUMPSTART CHALLENGE!

Happy New Year, Michelle

VEGAS!! and Join Every Day in MAY

Today is the 3 year anniversary of our VEGAS trip…I love the memories I have from that fun time!!  I’d love to get my body back to how it felt then!! I will do it!! I’ve decided to do an EVERY DAY IN MAY challenge again this year, please join me!  The goal is to workout every day in May for at least 11 mins.

Today has been a much better day than yesterday, yay!! I did end up sleeping in this morning and it made such a difference~ I seriously need more sleep than the average human!

It’s HUMP DAY and Guitar lesson day here for us…I’ll be heading to pick up my 3 sweet little ladies from school so we can get to my Gracie’s lesson.  She’s been slacking on her guitar lately, but now that track is over, I am hoping she’ll get a bit more serious about it!

I got up this morning finally at about 10:30 and decided to hit the trail for a run instead of sitting on the boring bike.  I ran intervals 6 total then a walk jog back up the hill– total time was 22 mins.  I also did a few drills after the run.  Came back home and ate.

Do you like my long socks? I have to wear them so the weeds don’t get me so much, lol!

My weight was up a lot yesterday, I think I was 140 actually, so today it felt nice to see the scale at 137 again.  Ovulation Hormone spike is almost over and i expect to see a nice low weight come Friday!!

Time for me to go clean some more…I opted to stay home from the gym today to do that instead. Seriously, I must be going loony tunes!!

Try on your bikini DAILY!! SSS week 06

This week’s mini challenge…

SSS contest~~ WEEK #6 Mini-Challenge “try on your bikini DAILY”~

The reasoning behind this challenge is to get you looking at yourself and motivated to take action towards making your bikini look even better on you!!

I know for me trying on bikinis can be fun or painful! Know that you can create a better body…taking action daily and doing the little things will add up!!! BELIEVE you can wear your bikini with confidence and you will soon be strut your stuff on the beach !!!! Know that you can create a better body…taking action daily and doing the little things will add up!!!

BELIEVE you can be confident in your bikini by next summer!!!!

A fun option on this challenge is to take a daily picture of you in your bikini…I’ve done this before and it was very fun!

Get after it and be relentless, we are closing in on the finishing weeks of the SSS contest and I plan on kicking it in!!
Love Ya!!
-Michelle

Check-in time and Week #4= NO DAIRY!!

SSS Week #4 Mini Challenge- NO Dairy

BE SURE TO Check in with your SSS progress here with a comment on this blog!!
How are you doing?
Are you staying on track?
Are you seeing results?
Have you participated in the  Mini-Challenges?

Let’s have a little interaction and conversation
about where your are at.  Please post a comment
here and we’ll “talk”~

And watch this video about our SSS contest~~ WEEK #4 Mini-Challenge NO DAIRY~~

Dairy is any product made from COW’s milk.
Now to this week: NO DAIRY!! totally DO-ABLE!!! let’s rock this week cheerleaders

Let’s shoot to eliminate it from our diets this week and just see what happens~

Life without dairy is very doable and actually not bad Wink

Be sure to share you thoughts and results on this challenge.
AND let me know if you have any questions,
Michelle

p.s. A couple pics  to help inspire you:

Belief quotes:

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” -Frank Lloyd Wright

“One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one’s life has meaning, that one is needed in this world.”
-Hannah Senesh

Ab/Butt Connection: “Fab Abs” Day 24

I talk a lot about how EVERY part of our body is important to our health. BUTT, there is no denying the fact that your ABS are connected to your BUTT.  Much of the same exercises that work your BUTT also work your ABS!

Day #24’s Fab Abs challenge is for you to Please try the following EXERCISES to FEEL the AB/BUTT connection yourself:

  1. Y Stretch- http://youtu.be/BWvF5OHBYVM
  2. Showgirl-http://youtu.be/VclChWWk3V4
  3. Adductors-http://youtu.be/YzOYkgZ6yZc
  4. Flash-dance- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-B-ZtMJr18
  5. Running ups- http://youtu.be/oGIGwi-2-98

 

Be sure to work hard, we have just 4 days to go!!

WHOHOOO!! Whittle that waist!!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

6pack of 7UP: “Fab Abs” Day 22

The COUNTDOWN is on– Our 28 days to a tight tummy only has 6 days remaining!! 6,5,4,3,2,1–0!!  Be prepared to KICK IT IN!!!

Today’s challenge is to do the “6-pack” of 7up

Repeat 3x’s
“7”- 7/7/7 sit ups 7 front and 7 to each side
“U”- Upper rotations 7 each direction- think MATRIX
“P”- Puppet abs 10 front/10 sides /10 free play

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Knee up Spots: “Fab Abs” Day 21

Today is Day #21,  In our “Fab Abs” challenge, just 1 week left!!

Holy cow…these 3 weeks have flown by, and honestly my abs have not been this consistently sore in a LONG, LONG time!! OUR extra effort WILL pay off I just know it!!

Your challenge today is to test out some of your furniture to see “where” you can do your knee ups throughout your home.

I’d like you to try at least 3 different places— For example: a kitchen chair, your couch, edge of the bed, on a lazy boy type chair, on an ottoman, on the edge of the toilet, etc…

Fab Abs challenge for Day #21 Do 3 sets of 15-25 knee ups

Here’s on of my favorite spots to do them– on my ottoman: knee ups on ottoman

Be sure to check in with a comment with your favorite spot!

-Michelle