To WIN, no one needs to LOSE

~I believe… To WIN, no one needs to LOSE~ I read that statement somewhere last a while back…and it STRUCK me! I am very competitive, and LOVE to WIN…AND I also LOVE seeing others win.


HOWEVER, there are times when I catch myself in a contest with someone wishing that they would LOSE~so I can WIN. I DON’T want to EVER think that way!!!

That’s why I LOVE that no one has to lose in order for ME to win!! We can all win~ woohoo!


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I’m having issues with self sabotage lately in my diet.  It seems like the second I start seeing the progress I want, I throw it away with some really bad choices.  I’ve got to stop that this next half of our contest!  I need to be more consistently in control!!


a couple more food pics from last night, didn’t take pics of the “bad stuff” lol!


Gunner is having a friend spend the night tonight, so after I finish a bit of work (I get to talk with Roshanda the winner of the Conference call prize phone consult), I’ll need to do some big time cleaning!


I also need to get in a solid hills run outside– it is a BEAUTIFUL day here!!


TGIF ladies!!


Snow Day on Spring Break?

Snow day on SPRING BREAK?? What’s up with that??? It hasn’t started just yet, but we are expecting it to be a snuggle day for us here in Arkansas.

I’ve posted 2 items today already~ please check them out:

S2S VIP Conference CALL?

S2S~Day 18: Branded your SEXY!?

Now onto my recap–

yesterday I ran and did a short leg workout.

the run was hard– 6 hills on our trail–it takes about 1 min up and 1.5 mins for me to get back down the trail– i run the entire time

the lifting wasn’t so bad– It was cut short due to a few reasons, but mostly because it was getting late and we needed to eat supper

Squats warm up 45×20, 95x10x2sets, 135x10x2sets, 155×10 Deads warm up 45×15, 135x10x2sets, 155×10 plus some–knee ups, knee extensions3GuOtbSn53b5i2DUNgwD014z
Today, I’ll probably add in a few side lunges and other leg work between sets of my Back/Shoulder/Bicep and Ab workout

SOOOO….last night coming home from my daughter’s guitar lesson we drove by a lady selling bunnies– and I bought one, lol!  It’s our Easter bunny!

The kids love it and my dog is obsessed with it.  She wouldn’t go to sleep last night because she had to smell it/see it.

We’ll keep the bunny outside once it’s warmer and once it’s not a “baby” anymore, but for now I certainly hope the dog gets used to it soon.



My diet was better yesterday, but today “buffing” starts so it’ll be even better. I am NOT doing well on our challenge for the week– It’s seems I’ve been eating more cheese than ever– and I even ate a tortilla last night with my taco.  I haven’t had one of those in ages!

Oh well…maybe I can have the next 4 days be BREAD and DAIRY Free (minus my coffee’s half-n-half– i can’t seem to ever cut that out!)

Have a marvelous day 19!!



Shine in 49: Day 39 Conference Call

HI Ya!!

On today’s call I opened it up for questions.

The topics we covered included: final week info, contest training advice and tummy tightening after babies!

It was fun interacting and I hope some of the info was helpful, you can download and listen here:


Keep SHINING your LIGHT ladies!!



OUR CC!!!~ Day 32!!

We had a conference, listen here:



Until this morning, I had no idea this weekend was a HOLIDAY?? OM-Goodness!! where have I been??  Yesterday was the first day of summer break and I’m already exhausted!  LOL! My kids are fun and great, but it’s going take a bit of getting used to them being home.

With 20 more days to go in my 30 day in a row workout challenge, I am feeling good, yet hormonal as I’m on cday 25.  The past 3 days have looked like this-

Wed: 6 rounds of PBJ’s for my workout- I used Perfect push ups- added some rotation to my bulgarians, barefoot jumpin and did 3 sets of knee ups for abs too
Tues: Ran hills 6 (the first 3 no walking between–5 HARD MINS!) and 4 sprints
Monday: Full Body lifting (8th day in a row for workouts)


















My workout today is full body lifting routine I was supposed to do yesterday– and maybe a run?? I’ve been working out at home, so I’m not sure, it’s HOT and VERY WINDY here.  Maybe if I hit the gym I could use their treadmill.  WE’ll see as the kids want to go to the pool??  And tonight my girls have a Softball game in a neighbor city…means time will be cramped.

Okay, Sorry so scattered, that’s what my hormones do to me!


Shine in 49: Day 25~ Conference Call Recording

We are now halfway done with the contest!!
I’m having good success but also know these final 24 days will bring the most results for me!!  As I shared on our call my biggest success from the first half  of our contest has been that I finally feel “in shape”!!  I have been struggling since being sick in October/November of last year to get that feeling back!  It had seemed for months that I was PLODDING along pushing hard just to regain some sort of fitness level- always PLANTING ENERGY, but not getting any back.  NOW I feel like I’m harvesting energy from my workouts~ I feel the energy coming back to me finally after 6 months of PLANTING!! YAY!! I can’t wait to see where I can take it!! I’m going to the next level baby– right now I’m shining like a 40 watt bulb, but by the end of 49 days I’ll be at 100WATTS!!


Our conference call today was about measuring success and also why the scale goes up sometimes even when we think we are doing everything right.  One of the key points I must share is,  “you MUST be thankful for the success you have in order for you to blessed with more!”

If you missed the call- here’s the link to listen:




Sorry the call had some rough audio…that happens sometimes. I am thinking next week, that I may do a video chat instead of our call??  Not sure, but it’s an idea- I really enjoyed the interaction at the end of the call~ so maybe that’s what the whole call should entail??  Any input would be great!

Okay- my workout for today is: full body lifting and a run– I’m looking forward to it!!
Have a great Thursday!!


Shine in 49~ Day 4…Conference Call Recording

HI Everyone!! We just finished our first conference call for “Shine in 49”!! It was awesome hearing everyone’s voice and I love the participation.  If you can make it for the LIVE call…please do!! I’d love to “dig” in and help you toward success.

Today some of the items we talked about included:

  • How the Conference calls are going to progress over the 7 weeks- set topics and  feature coaching with a couple callers each week
  • Adrenal Fatigue- eating saturated fats, protecting your hormone production
  • The Rally Room- encouraging others, finding like minded people, update coming
  • Motivation- setting goals, finding your passions, gaining momentum

Click here to listen– Recorded conference
Recording start time: April 26 2012

Talk to you next THURSDAY!!
Love ya, Michelle


How to WIN the “Shine in 49” Contest (day 3)

Winning!! ~ how to win “Shine in 49” (day 3)

I am a competitor, I don’t enter into a contest without the determination to actually win it! In order to win, we must begin with the end in mind– that’s part of why I encouraged you to journal earlier this week and why I am sharing the final entry form with you today:

Shine in 49 ENTRY FORM

Read it so you can BEGIN with the END in mind.

I challenge you take the next 7 weeks and work your hardest so that you can attain a body that SHINES with confidence!!

Contest Prizes*:
1st Place– an 8 week MIRACLE 8 Customized online training program with Michelle Berger, BuffMother (worth $2000)!! PLUS “The Royal Treatment”~ you get all of my products FREE for an entire year~ Books, supplement, shirts, video coaching and the Rally Room!

2nd Place– The Royal Treatment~ you get all of my products except customized online training for FREE for an entire year~ Books, supplement, shirts, video coaching and the Rally Room!

FINALISTS= anyone who submits a complete final entry- you will get a FREE “BuffMother!” shirt

A panel of 5 judges (leaders in Team BuffMother) will pick their top 3 picks for the WINNER based on participation, results, attitude and the “light” shining within. Each judges picks will be put on a piece of paper (15 little pieces of paper) will be placed in a hat and the winner drawn from there.

Suggested Optional Participation:

  • Be an active member of the Rally Room (the judges of the contest are Rally Room leaders, so the more “visible” to them you are the better chance you have at winning)
  • Consider joining our TEAM BuffMother Facebook group:
  • Blog your progress and encourage others in the contest (a great place to do this is in the Rally Room )
  • Weekly post your POA (plan of attack) for the next week
  • Weekly do your best to participate in the “weekly MINI challenge”

Each and every one of you CAN WIN this Contest~ Please participate and let’s enjoy the synergy of TEAM BuffMother! working together towards being continually FOCUSED on being our BEST!!!!

Shine in 49 ENTRY FORM– Once the 49 day contest is complete….please submit this word document  along with your stats and photos to

This is the information the judges will receive and will judge you upon~ so do your best- SHINE!!!
Here’s a awesome video that give you an insight into what the judges are looking for in a WINNER:

CAN YOU PLEASE COMMENT WITH TOPIC IDEAS/?’s  that you’d like me to address.


No "S6" Conference call this week, VIDEOS instead!!!

HI All~

I made an executive decision to NOT have a conference call this week for our “Sizzlin’ in 6” contest.

Too few contestants have been able to make the noon time slot.

Instead I made you a couple videos!!

These videos are similar to the ones contained within my private

Video Coaching website:

Please leave a comment on the videos, It really helps promote!!



Intervals Video :



Stretching Video:



Had a great conference call today about “ABS: 3 Focuses to Accelerate Resutls!!”  We talked about all sorts of important factors that go into making great abs, but we highlighted 3 Focuses that will impact and accelerate results:

  1. Momentum (daily work)
  2. Poise (posture, form)
  3. Digestion (strategies to eliminate bloat and enhance nutrient absorption)

Here is my quick presonal recap:
my personal goal to workout “Every day in May” is still perfect!!

Sun- hike 2hours

Monday- Chest, Tri, Abs and Intervals Ran hard outside intervals for 20

Tuesday- football practice,

Wednesday- Legs

Thursday- probably football again.  I am in a bit of a time crunch with work (yes, I do work, lol), so not sure if I can sacrifice the time to get there tonight or not.  If not I’ll do a short but sweet at home back, shoulder, bicep workout.

As I said, I am in a time crunch to get some important work done, so gotta GO!!