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$18 cash money homie!

Just found out today how much $$ I won my Diet bet game with Zuzka Light…I put up a bet of $30 and won $48!! SWEET way to make $18 cash! Join my contest we start 11-11, you could make some money for losing weight!! www.DietBet.com/BuffMother

 

I had a facial today, ran a couple errands and had my house cleaned…being pampered rocks!!  Then came home to an inbox full of awesomeness! Thanks for all the great responses to my plea for testimonials!! I’ve been working on responding to them, about half way there!

 

It’s day 39 in our contest

I’m going to take today as a rest day. I’m beat and we are fighting a cold at our house, so I don’t want to get too run down. Gunner has a game in about an hour, I’m going to eat something and get ready to roll!

 

here’s a good quote that gets you thinking!

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.

Stephen Covey

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Sunny Saturday

Sunny beautiful Saturday here!! It’s going to be in the 80’s~ a MUST to get outside today and enjoy.

Yesterday I ended up running outside, then rode bike for another 22 mins after that. Felt so TIRED last night but thanks to some afternoon coffee yesterday I could NOT fall asleep!

 

Anyhow…up now heading to my bike, then planning to eat some really good food today. I feel like a salad

Last night I got in my bikini pic~ looks like I’m leaning up a bit despite the water retention:

 

My weight was 135 this morning…something weird is going on with my body right now.  Tons of water retention and stiffness/inflammation.  NO FUN! Mojo is a bit down…Been a bit ill since about Wednesday this week. My bladder is causing me some issues…the thing about it is that I get re-curring UTI infections and typically STRESS is what triggers them. I don’t feel like I have a full blown UTI, but I do feel like it’s on the verge– this water retention is a sign of my kidneys being weird too. Hopefully, it won’t go full blown!

 

Regardless, I know I’ll feel better if I get moving and get in some sunshine today!!

Off to enjoy, hope you do too!!

Michelle

p.s. Here’s today’s SEXY POST~

My 6 for Wednesday!

6 Daily Goals– that will be topics in my daily journal

  1. cycle day- today is day 28…I don’t feel sexy, but I am feeling a bit more mojo than the past couple days.  Happy my cycle is being at least normal length again.
  2. weight- I weighed in at 132.4 today…not bad but could be better. Excited to see the scale start moving down again next week!
  3. Sexy To do’s- This was yesterday’s topic:

     

  4. Workout- Plan is to Ride bike and this afternoon Lift Legs. Today’s Sexy Topic
  5. Meal POA- be strict, but smart.  I need to remember to eat a good pre-workout meal so I can have a killer leg workout! Speaking of MEALs I have a super fun announcement about the *coming soon* www.BuffMotherMeals.com!
  6. Sexy Actions- I will get dolled up for bringing my son to the Dr. and I will help him get his confidence on by giving him a hair cut, lol!  I will also try to do my SEXY WORKOUT today. The goal is to lift legs + do a butt sandwich

Gotta go, get ready for our Chat! Join us!

Don’t forget to SEXY-IFY your life and workouts this week!!

Love,

Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Every Dayness

We are starting our second week of every day in MAY!! Congrats for making it the first 7 days!!

 

Week #2’s focus for diet is to EAT MORE GREENS and in our fitness “Strength”.  I write more about those later.

 

It’s Thankful Thursday today!! Be sure to think about something you are thankful for today. And/Or be extra thankful. The art of APPRECIATION is so powerful.  Reach out to and thank someone, you will be amazed at how much it impacts you in the positive!!

 

Our diet challenge for today is to eat some fish! Each day of the week we have a set diet challenge that is meant to get you thinking about your food intake and help you get out of the “grind” of eating the same things all the time.  Variety in food intake is vital for nutritional and mental reasons.  Try some fish today!  Tuna, Salmon and Talapia are some of the fish I eat.

 

 

Today,  is my first official day of buffing too, yay! The workout on tap is

May 8 (Day 4 of my 10 day training cycle)~ Legs 6-pack of PEPSI ab routine

 

Heading into town for some shopping now, THANKS for reading

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Another Snow Day

Snow day #2 for the week and my girls are screaming at each other. Just wonderful, lol!!

I’ve been trying to help my son Gunner get his website up and rolling the past day and I tell you what they don’t make it easy for you!! I’m going to be helping him with that today, plus trying to get more of my “PAPERWORK” done.

Crazy how much of that there is to do ALWAYS!

 

I’ve enjoyed reading your posts about food~ One of you posted about PERFECTION~ I’ve seen it so many times, people QUIT because of their ALL OR NOTHING mentality. Unfortunately many of the fitness professionals paint an skewed idea of how to be healthy and fit. They present themselves as PERFECT and never failing– which is a big lie. Everyone fails at times and no one eats 100% clean, healthy and perfect all the time.

 

I’ve already received several negative comments on my food pics this month because I ate something less than perfect.  I’ve never claimed to be faultless, I only claim to try to make wiser choices more consistently;  continually striving to improve myself and my health. Know that it’s a journey!! Learning the lifestyle of healthier eating takes years of effort and determination!!

 

Don’t ever judge others for not being where you are at in your food choices.  Just encourage them to improve and to expand their knowledge about how food affects their bodies.

 

Here’s some of my food pics~ Did much better yesterday, but still those darn CHIPS!! EEEKK!! they get me too often!

Also, one thing i KNOW is true Sweet Taters and my tummy ARE NOT friends.  I Can’t eat them!

 

And the banana was not nice to me either– I’m weird that way…part of why I can’t eat them– they make me CRAMP!  I had all sorts of weird cramps in my shoulder yesterday–I blame the banana because it happens every time I eat one!

 

 

 

Roast before it was cooked, with onions, sweet taters and carrots~

Roast after we dug into it~

 

Snack of some nuts, minus the almonds- I’m sensitive to them…

Okra for a snack, I actually only ate 2~

 

I did get in a small leg workout– I was having an issue with my left hip that kept me from doing a full workout.

I did do side lunges, and forward ladder lunges up to 5 and down from 5. to make my 100+ goal for the day.

I also got in dead lifts and leg lifts + some biking.

Next leg workout will be better!

 

 

Today, I have a some biking to do– I’m getting on it now.  Then later I’ll be running and probably do some lifting…I love lifting and since my errands for today got canceled I have more time

 

have a good one!!

-Michelle

“Get Buff”- Day 18

“Get Buff”- Day 18

Workout:

 

Day #18
“Heavy day”
Chest:
Bench
4×6
Legs:
Squats
4×6
Back:
Lat Pulls
4×6
lateral raises
3×6
ABS:
High knees
4×25
Ab wheel
2×15
Rest time between sets- 2-4mins: full recovery

Today’s Diet focus:

Protein Variety- strive to eat from a variety of protein sources daily for optimal nutritional impact.  Protein comes in many forms red meat, poultry, fish, pork, eggs, soy, beans, supplements, etc… ENJOY them all!!

 

“Get Buff”- Day 8

“Get Buff”- Day 8

Workout:

Day #8
“Heavy day”
Chest:
Bench
4×6
Legs:
Squats
4×6
Back:
Lat Pulls
4×6
lateral raises
3×6
ABS:
High knees
4×25
Ab wheel
2×15
Rest time between sets- 2-4mins: full recovery

Today’s Diet focus:

Protein Variety- strive to eat from a variety of protein sources daily for optimal nutritional impact.  Protein comes in many forms red meat, poultry, fish, pork, eggs, soy, beans, supplements, etc… ENJOY them all!!

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Let’s get after it and keep our focus!! Consistency is key!!!

Your friend,
Michelle

Make it GREAT!

Another week starts….2 weeks until kids go back school- I can’t wait!! My kids have gotten progressivly more lazy as the summer’s go on and I’ve had enough of it, lol!  Prodding them to do “anything” has been wearing me out! They need school!!!

Today is also Day #21 in our 40 days to fit.  Today’s FIT tip is very interesting human experiment: Switch Hands!  If you snack with your non-dominant hand you will eat less..try it, but beware it may get messy!!

Day #21-Featured ARTICLE- http://buffmother.com/?p=134

Today marks the start of “Boosting” for me- my biggest focus these next 2 weeks is to stay consistent with my workouts- lifting 6 days a week + 3 runs/week.  I’m going to build some good fat burning muscles these next 2 weeks!  BOOYEAH!!

Let’s make it great~ Michelle

Shine in 49 Runner Up- Kim Hurt

Name:  Kim Hurt of NE
Number of children and ages (it’s okay if you have 0): Alexys (7), Justys (5), Skylar (3 1/2)
Age:  34

Why did you enter the “Shine in 49” contest by BuffMother? To get fit and lose weight!
What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 49 days?  The numbers on the scale helped.  The more the numbers went down, the more motivated I was to eat healthy.  I also noticed how much better I felt, the better I ate.   But the biggest change seemed to be in my strength and heart rate.  My recovery was a lot shorter and I felt a lot more tone.   
How do you feel about your success?  While I was wishing for more weight loss, I absolutely loved getting toned up and feeling great. 
What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?  A lot of family get togethers and with 3 kids, trying to find the time to workout.  
What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?  It is a great overall fitness routine.
Can I have your permission to post your entry online?  Yes

 

Take the Challenge TUESDAY!! ~ Shine in 49: day 9

HI!! Each Tuesday of our Contest I’ll be issuing a weekly “Mini-Challenge”…This week’s Week #2 MINI CHALLENGE- Eliminate BREAD from your diet this week…

NO BREAD simply means what YOU think NO BREAD means, lol! I want you to choose your own definition but in general terms~

Bread= any baked grain product made with yeast

The goal of this challenge is to make you aware of that there are MANY other great
carb choices besides bread to choose from. Rice, beans, sweet potatoes, etc…

Take this challenge as a prompting to
explore other alternatives to bread for your carbs. I personally LOVE fruit for
carbs. Also life without “bread” helps me to keep my gluten and yeast intake at a
minimum~ which in turns helps eliminate bloat for many people.

REMEMBER! Don’t get too technical…
just KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetheart)!!!

If you want to take the challenge up a notch~

One step further- eliminate all grains except for rice and oats from your diet.

If you wan to go even further- eliminate all grains from your diet

Personally, I don’t eat much bread anymore. I have found other better sources
for carbs than grains. My tummy is much happier when I limit the amount of gluten
I eat. For this week I plan to eliminate all grains from my diet including rice.

Have fun with this challenge and embrace it as a human experiment!!

Your fellow competitor,
Michelle
p.s.
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