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SSS week 03- Mini Challenge: 100 Lunges

SSS Week #3 Mini Challenge- 100 lunges a day!!  Your mini challenge if you choose to accept it is to do 100 lunges each day this week!! That’s 100 total, so 50 each leg.

This week’s mini-challenge is one of MY FAVORITES!! To do 100 lunges a day takes mental and physical determination~ BUT I know you can do it!!!!

the way I approach the lunges are to use a VARIETY of types of lunges and to not get over zealous the first few days of the week  Most days I will opt to do just body weight lunges, but on my leg days I’ll add weight for sure.

For example:

  • On leg days- I HIT my lunges hard with WEIGHTS
    Weighted walking ones- weight on back or holding DB’s
  • Barbell Lunges
  • Smith lunges
  • Super booty smith lunges
  • On non-leg days – I do body weight lunges mostly of the walking or stationary ones.

Some variety of lunges you may want to try:

Stationary Lunges
Walking Lunges
Jumping Lunges
Side Lunges (including Skater and Jumping Side)
Box Lunge with Dumbells
Box Lunge (3 variations) body weight only
Forward Lunges
Backward Lunges
BB Foward Lunge (includes Russian variation)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (butt emphasis)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (basic)
Starter style Walking lunges no weight

A key point to keep your lunges working your booty is to focus on using your front leg for the majority of the movement.

And the KING of lunges for the booty have been shown to be WALKING lunges :)
You will feel them TRUST ME!!Laughing

To get more emphasis on your butt rather than your quad, remember to use your front leg for the motion and also leaning forward (chest to knee) adds extra booty emphasis.

have fun doing your 100 a day!!
Rock that Booty!!!
-Michelle

~~~~Here are some example workouts and how I fit in 100 lunges on this Mini-Challenge~~~~

Did my lunges just now~ 100 for today
also, a chest/tri/running treddy intervals workout at the gym

yesterday- ran outside and 100 lunges

Keep up the GREAT attitude about The LUNGES- it is more of a MENTAL exercise than physical–GET IT DONE, prove to yourself that you are a BUFFMOTHER!!

Love ya,
Michelle

~~~

Booty workout day~

Warm up
r-bike 5 min
Squats (push through heels, focus on using glutes to lift weight)
45×12
95×12
135×10
155x6x2
135×10

Walking Lunges
60# barx15
30′sx15
60# barx15
30′sx15

One set walking calves

Butt Squats
90x10x2
110×8
110x10closer stance

Smith Lunges (alternating starting leg)
90×10
140x6x2
90×10

Bent over leg curls
60x10x2

Keep up the GREAT focus,
Michelle

~~~

As for my workout, I Got it done, despite…feeling like I was a big weakling. I have a photoshoot tomorrow and I typically deplete myself for shoots because I like looking ripped and small…since we all know the camera adds 15 pounds

Here is my measly workout:
warm up 13 mins r-bike
lat pulls
130x10x2
150x10x2

Hammer bicep curls
45×10
45×8…I hate bicep curls!

Pull ups
7, 6.5

Standing Military
in front 45×10
behind 45x10x2

Barbell bicep curls
45x10x3

lower back extensions 2×12
knee ups on roman chair 25
knee ups on bench 30

Seated rows
80x10x2 full extension
90×10 super squeeze at end

13 mins on elliptical- high resistance focus on glutes – only 2 hard intervals in there. Ran out of time
I still have my 100 lunges to do today~ I will get them done, just not right now, lol!

Have a super Thurs night~~

Michelle

~~~

Well, I did legs today~ boy I love a good leg workout….My favorite workouts used to be chest, but these last few months~ LEGS totally rule my world.

I love working legs (and BOOTY) because of the RESULTS!! The positive changes I’ve seen in my legs over the last 2 months are UNREAL!!! The time while I was training for my 800m race, I couldn’t lift much with my legs for about 2 months and it ended up showing…don’t get me wrong, my legs looked great, worked great and felt strong…but they were different than they were prior to slacking off from my workouts. Now from LIFTING HEAVY and close to twice every week, I have less cellulite, less fat, more shape to my booty,etc….now than 2 months ago and I am SO EXITED!!!!
:yay:

I only had an hour so I did the MOST important moves~
5 min warm up elliptical
Squats
45×10 plie
45×10
95×10
135x10x2
155×5

Walking lunges
60#x30 steps
60#x30 steps…some extra BIIIIIIIG :)

Seated calf raises
90x10x3

Dead Lifts
135×10 stiffer legs
135×10 more bend in knee- romainian

Kneeling leg curl
25x10x2

Leg press
180×20- super booty squeeze
270x10x2
Calves betweens sets :)

Smith Lunges
70x10x4 on step
Leg ups on R-chair
15×2
Booty back extensions
20×2

Time was UP!!

Consistency!

The ONLY way you are going to see results in your diet and fitness efforts is through CONSISTENCY!  One of the main reasons Hormonal Timing and TEAM BuffMother work is because they help you stay more CONSISTENT!  Try using this “Weekly Consistency Report”– it’s easy to copy+paste into your blog posts every weekend to help you stay consistent! Be Accountable to yourself!

 

 

Weekly Consistency Report

How many weight workouts did I complete last week: How many intervals training sessions did I complete last week: How many days of the week did I workout:

What obstacle did I overcome in order to get it done? Who did I encourage this week?

 

 

MY POA (Plan Of Attack!!!!) for this week #___________- Date:___________
What is my main goal this week with my workouts? What is my main goal this week in my diet?

 

How do I see my workouts shaping up this week?

Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

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Time to get TOUGH! ~ S6 Day 4

Time to get tough…cuz’ it’s “Tired Thursday”!


Thursdays are notoriously the most “tired” day of the week for my clients and myself – that’s why we call it:  ” TIRED THURSDAY” ; Thursday is one of the hardest days of the week PERIOD!

But not just the day of the week alone causes all fatigue…-For example,  Last Thursday I figured out that my tiredness was due to 3 key factors beside it being THURSDAY:

  1. I was on my period, c-day 4 today to be exact and I had  been ignoring that and basically trying to kick it into fat loss gear too fast.  I KNOW better than that and should let my body rest a bit more until about c-day 5!
  2. I stopped taking NO2 and Gamma-O (a supplement that naturally helps hormone production)  about a week earlier so that I’d loose the extra water weight they cause me to retain. I felt the energy from taking them…and now without I feel like I could SLEEP at any second. I think the 2-3 pounds of water I retain from taking them is worth it; I hate feeling so tired!!!
  3. I also hadn’t  been sleeping so good. I’ve had a bit too much of afternoon caffeine, so I’ve had a hard time falling asleep at night. I need change that habit…I preach keeping caffeine intake to the am hours and I need to follow that advice!!!

What should you do when you have a super TIRED day like I experienced??

Well, you could take a nap or ADJUST, I adjusted:

I went for a walk with a good friend of mine. Emily is my favorite photographer and she designed my book layout…(she’ the one who made it pretty)!! She had her first son last September and he’s so CUTE!!! OMGoodness, for the first time since my babies were little I held a BABY!!! and It was GREAT!!! His blue eyes memorized me!! Emily is going to do a shoot with me in about  around my birthday~ Anyhow, My workout was perfect for my tiredness…

Don’t be afraid to listen to your body a bit, adjust your workout if you need to, because you do need rest in order to REBUILD your body.

Remember it’s never too late to get BUFF, but at times it can be TOUGH!!!!
Keep focused on the positive and BELIEVE that you can attain your BEST body, life and legacy!!!

You ROCK!!!
-Michelle

Today’s workouts:

Day 4- Thursday-Repeat Day 1’s workout=

Upper body, Intervals and ABS (PDF for download)

UPPER BODY-Circuit-do all exercises upper body in the order as listed;repeat the circuit 3 times. #1 then immediately #2 then immediately #3 etc…then the entire series again for 3 rounds* 3 sets of each exercise total
EXERCISES

#1-Chest press or Push ups regular or on knees
lbs.
3 sets total* to failure

#2-Rows-machine or bent over holding dumbbells
lbs.
3 sets of 10 reps

#3-Tricep machine or Chair dips-for triceps
lbs.
3 sets of 10 reps each

#4-shoulder press machine or DB Shoulder Press
lbs.
3 sets of 10 reps

#5-Bicep machine curls or DB Bicep Curl
lbs.3 sets total of 10 reps

#6-Cable tricep push downs or Tricep extension
lbs.
3 sets of 10 reps

#7-Standing Lateral/Side shoulder Raises (flies) with DB’s
lbs.
3 sets of 10 reps

 

Then Intervals:
BuffMother Intervals S6 Phase 1:

20 min is always the goal

5 min. warm up -WALK

1 min. hard- JOG

2 min. easy-WALK

1 min. hard -JOG

2 min. easy- WALK

1 min. hard-JOG

2 min. easy-WALK

1 min. hard-JOG

5 min. cool down

This is 20 min total: 4 hard min. total

*If you don’t feel exhausted by the end, increase the intensity of all hard and easy min.

ABS-

ABS–CPTME….SIMPLE 7 for 7 – REFER to my book “AFTER BABY ABS” for an explanation of these exercises and terms
Passive Abs
Sit ups- hands on hammies
Vacuumes!! 10- 10 seconds daily
Knee ups- roman chair are best
Traditional AB crunch
Ball Crunches
Cats/Dogs

SX70- Week #3 MINI-Challenge

SX70- Week #3 MINI-Challenge

Hey Ya’ll What’s Up with you this week?? I am on fire and ready to get after it. ARE YOU?

Summer is just a few short weeks away…are you ready? I know I’m ready in my head for it, but my body has a little ways to go. Let’s keep the visions of us in our bikini front and center in our brains so that we STICK to our diet, workouts and supplementation routine. The COUNTDOWN to Summer is here!! Let’s rock it so we can really enjoy those HOT summer months in skimpy clothes.

Today marks the start of week #3 for me and I just noticed I have 57 days until my Birthday. That’s so MOTIVATING to me!! I want a rock hard, tight, cellulite free booty for my birthday this year and100 lunges daily this week will surely help me attain that “present”!!

This mini-challenge is one of my FAVORITES, lol!! To do 100 lunges a day takes mental and physical determination~ BUT I know you and I can do it!!!!

The way I approach the lunges are to use a VARIETY of types of lunges and to not get over zealous the first few days of the week. Most days I will opt to do just body weight lunges, but on my leg days I’ll add weight for sure.

Some variety of lunges you may want to try:

Stationary lunges
Walking lunges
Side lunges
Jumping lunges
Skater lunges
Jumping Skater lunges
Starter lunges
Box/Step lunges
Smith lunges
Forward lunges
Backward lunges
DB lunges
Barbell lunges
Russian lunges (lean way forward)

A key point to keep your lunges working your booty is to focus on using your front leg for the majority of the movement. And the KING of lunges for the booty have been shown to be WALKING lunges.

have fun doing your 100 a day!!
Rock that Booty!!!
-Michelle

Holy Tired Thursday!


I was sooooo tired yesterday morning and then I realized It’s TIRED THURSDAY! Thursday is one of the hardest days of the week PERIOD! I figured out that my tiredness may be due to a few factors~
I am on my period, c-day 4 today to be exact and I’ve been ignoring that and basically trying to kick it into fat loss gear too fast. I KNOW better than that and should let my body rest a bit more until about c-day 5.
I stopped taking NO2 and Gamma-O about a week ago so that I’d loose the extra water weight they cause me to retain. I felt the energy from taking them…and now without I feel like I could SLEEP at any second. I think the 2-3 pounds of water I retain from taking them is worth it; I hate feeling so tired!!!
I haven’t been sleeping so good. I’ve had a bit too much of afternoon caffeine, so I’ve had a hard time falling asleep at night. I need change that habit…I preach keeping caffeine intake to the am hours and I need to follow that advice!!!
My workout was perfect for my tiredness…I went for a walk with a good friend of mine. Emily is my favorite photographer and she designed my book layout…she made it pretty!! She had her first son last September and he’s so CUTE!!! OMGoodness, for the first time since my babies were little I held a BABY!!! and It was GREAT!!! His blue eyes memorized me!! Emily is going to do a shoot with me in about 1 month~ which brings me to the fact that we are going to do a contest here in the RR. 4 weeks to FIRE HOT for the FOURTH count down starting June 4th, lol!!! Lot’s of 4’s!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
Keep watching for details, I’ll be posting more about it over the next couple days… the sign up starts MONDAY!!! Don’t miss it, because it’s never too late to get BUFF!!!!
Love Ya’ll sooooo much, keep focused on the positive and BELIEVE that you can attain yoru BEST body, life and legacy!!!
You ROCK!!!
-Michelle

What's Up?

 

Hey Ya’ll What’s Up with you this week?? I am on fire and ready to get after it. ARE YOU?

Summer is just a few short weeks away…are you ready? I know I’m ready in my head for it, but my body has a little ways to go. Let’s keep the visions of us in our bikini front and center in our brains so that we STICK to our diet, workouts and supplementation routine. The COUNTDOWN to Summer is here!! Let’s rock it so we can really enjoy those HOT summer months in skimpy clothes.

Today marks the start of week #3 for me and I just noticed I have 69 days until my Birthday. That’s so MOTIVATING to me!! I want a rock hard, tight, cellulite free booty for my birthday this year and100 lunges daily this week will surely help me attain that “present”!!

This mini-challenge is one of my FAVORITES, lol!! To do 100 lunges a day takes mental and physical determination~ BUT I know you and I can do it!!!!

the way I approach the lunges are to use a VARIETY of types of lunges and to not get over zealous the first few days of the week. Most days I will opt to do just body weight lunges, but on my leg days I’ll add weight for sure.

Some variety of lunges you may want to try:

Stationary lunges
Walking lunges
Side lunges
Jumping lunges
Skater lunges
Jumping Skater lunges
Starter lunges
Box/Step lunges
Smith lunges
Forward lunges
Backward lunges
DB lunges
Barbell lunges
Russian lunges (lean way forward)

A key point to keep your lunges working your booty is to focus on using your front leg for the majority of the movement. And the KING of lunges for the booty have been shown to be WALKING lunges.

have fun doing your 100 a day!!
Rock that Booty!!!
-Michelle