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Upcoming: New Store, College, Buff Company, Year End Rear End

Over last 2 years I have blogged/journaled the least amount in my entire adult life.  I blame social media for that, lol.  Pictures and videos, snaps and live posts have taken over and the written blogs have dwindled in my life.  Another thing I know has changed the way I blog was when I opted to shut down my private site TeamBuffMother.com due to the inactivity caused by facebook groups being preferred and the ease of access.  We have a very active TEAM BUFFMOTHER! facebook group, but it’s just not the same to blog there for some reason.

I have made blogging “come back” attempts repeatedly, but have failed in those attempts due to various reasons: my computer broke down, my webiste/blog wasn’t loading properly, my time was spent on my phone which I refuse to type on, a resolve to vlog on facebook instead, etc….  SO as you see I had valid excuses 🙂

Today I am starting again.  I am set to finish my college degree this spring by going back after 20+ years to complete 15 credits online. I’m excited and scared about the workload. I’ll be on my computer typing a lot! So why not take 10-15 mins to blog that journey and plus I may just share some of what I am learning with a captive audience of this blog.  In preparation I have really cut back on my business responsibilities and training clients.  I am not taking on new clients a the moment, and haven’t been for the past 6 months or so… I still have several that I’ll keep on training, but I think that workload will be manageable.  My goal is to get through the semester of school ready to hit the ground running in my Corporate Fitness business: Buff Company.  I am certain much of the coursework I am doing will help focus my attack on that goal.

Just in the past couple weeks I’ve taken time to fix up my site a bit- if you are looking to buy anything at the moment I am without a store during the hottest buying season of the year.  My timing is perfect!  But I am integrating a new “STORE” system at the moment. I’ll be using Woo-commerce instead of the 1shoppingcart system that I used for the past almost 10 years. Part of the big reason for my switch is the ease of use and the cost. I was paying about $140/month for 1 shopping cart.  Making a business online is NOT CHEAP, trust me!  Everything cost and if you aren’t striving hard to make that money back each month you can get into big time business losses!  My website hosting was being very problematic…I had a VPS that was causing site errors and my site to crash a bunch.  Every time I published anything it would crash. Come to find out HostGator does not recommend VPS hosting for WordPress sites.  Good to find that out after 3 years, lol.   I have now switched it to a more simple WordPress type hosting (that is way cheaper too!) and now hope to be able to integrate some updated features to my site.  I’ll be changing the theme, adding more features and certainly re-organizing information on BuffMother.com   Plus I will be re-launching BuffCompany.com– I had made a free trial site thru Go Daddy but didn’t opt to pay soon enough and they deleted it entirely. It was a loss but I’ll make the new one better.  It will be a site focused on Corporate Fitness.  Which is basically my college degree, it was originally called Corporate and Community fitness. I also have a minor in coaching and nutrition.

This morning I got out a very good, but very old college textbook of mine.  “Concepts of Physical Fitness”  the 8th edition by Charles B. Corbin and Ruth Lindsey with a 1994 copy-write.  Much of the the information talks about goals for our Wellness for the year 2000, lol!  I can honestly tell you those goals have not been accomplished even now in 2017!  I plan to look for an updated version of the textbook for my personal reference and I also need to find a couple other “bargains” on the textbooks I need for my courses.  Textbooks are still way overpriced for books– it’s a crime!

My fitness goals for the month are to do a YEAR END REAR END challenge! It’s all about the booty baby!! We did a my booty challenge http://buffmother.com/mybooty/ in May and I plan to do many of those workouts, plus I plan to also integrate many moves from the Hot Hinney challenge we did a couple years back, my famous “Butt Sandwich” http://buffmother.com/articles/10-butt-workouts/ workouts are always fun!!

That’ll be all for now, Catch you on the flip side!

 

 

 

Weekly Q! Week 3, 2009


It’s Wednesday today…so that means it’s “Weekly?” TIME!!!
Our question for this 3rd week of 2009 is….Do you have pets? …or have you had any in the past?(Week #3-2009)
I was amazed last week when EVERY news station in the world was covering WHAT kind of DOG the new president should get?? It is amazing how much value is placed on pets in our society! Pets are fun, they bring joy, laughter and love into our lives…plus they also help teach responsibility and often times provide helpful services in the lives of owners (security, assistance)
So…with that said. Please tell me about all about your pets!
Currently the Berger household has NO pets! We have 4 small children and I look at adding pets to our home as seriously as adding more children~ I have too much on my plate already without adding more. However, I do expect that we will have have pets in the future. We’ll probably start with a Dog, then depending on how that goes…add other animals to our life from there.
I have had pets in the past. When I was 5 my parents got us a dog- SMOKIE was his name~ he was fun, but CRAZY. We ended up giving him up for adoption about a year later and I didn’t have a pet until I was in college. We got a ferret names SQUIRT and then a few months later a cat, who got sick and passed away, then another ferret name BRUTUS. The ferrets were fun for that “season” in our lives, but they were a mess and in the end we moved and gave them away.


Do you have any pets? or have you had any pets in the past? Do you have any funny, heartfelt stories to share about pets?
let’s have fun by sharing~
-Michelle

DH and I are Buddies~

I am so thankful for my DH~ we are total buddies and had a blast “hanging” out together today! We’ve now been together for almost 15 years–actually it was about exactly 15 years ago when we met…he was recruiting for the HS weight room program (which he, a college JUNIOR, supervised in the summer). I guess he “sold” me because couple weeks later I joined up in the weight room and when I told him I was only 16…Travis about died!! I soon turned 17 and shortly after that we were “in love”. The next year he proposed and 2 months after that we were married! It has been an amazing 15 years together and I am so thankful GOD put us together and has KEPT us together!!!

OKAY~ enough gooshy, mushy stuff~ I know you want to hear about my powerhouse workout today!!
It was a powerhouse one for sure!!! I love lifting with DH~
warm up r-bike 12mins- while talking MMA with one of our gym buddies

Chest press warm up
50×10
70×10

Bench
95×10
115×10
135x 4!!! recent PB!! and then 1 with assistance

Incline Hammer press
90×10
110×10
120×9

t-bar row (back warm up)
45×20
One arm Hammer low rows
70x10x2

pull ups 12~ recent PB!!
Hanging knee ups 15
Knee ups on bench 25
dips 12

Then we came home and I went for a run
first time to run real intervals outside since forever- my knee/muscle cramp issue is almost 100%!!!
I did even minute intervals starting at min 4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18 soooo 8 total hard mins- 20 mins total- about 2.7 miles

Felt GREAT!
Now time for a SHOWER~
Michelle