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Success BREEDS Success!

HI Ladies!!

I’m so excited to announce that we are going to embark on the 6 weeks to SEXY contests starting Sept 22nd!! Please join in, it is going to be a BLAST!!

We ran this same contest in the spring of 2013…It was a HUGE success then and I expect it again to be a success now. When something creates success, we should do do it again!! Success BREEDS Success!

Sign up HERE: http://www.teambuffmother.com/topic/6-weeks-to-sexy

With the theme of revisiting success I found this helpful post about the 6 E’s of Success~

I’m continually learning and striving to be better…I’ve also had the pleasure of being able to coach MANY other women towards their success.

Here are The 6 E’s for Success ~as I see them!

 

  1. Expect
  2. Educate
  3. Engage
  4. Empower
  5. Edify
  6. Encourage

Let me expand on them a bit for you~ The 6 E’s for Success

 

  1. Expect~ Prior to success happening in any area of our life we must set our EXPECTATIONS for success.  I expect that each and every person I encounter is on a journey toward success. They have untapped potential and they have a HUGE mission that they are destined to accomplish.  I believe in those expectations often more times than that person does. I expect excellence, I expect effort, I expect change, I expect blessing, I expect challenge (fire is needed to sharpen iron), I expect courageous behavior, I expect supernatural energy, etc… In order to succeed you must raise your EXPECTATIONS above a mediocre standard.  Shoot for the STARS! Just this week during my first deer hunting in 16 years my husband mentioned that we must go into each hunt with the “EXPECTATION” of seeing a huge buck. That mindset will carry over into our preparations, our actions during the hunt and ultimate lead to the success or failure of our experience.  EXPECT the Best~ and BELIEVE it’s possible for you to do the impossible!
  2. Educate- I believe we were made for continual learning.  Constantly striving increase your knowledge base especially about things that impact your life and your goals in life is God’s plan for us~ we have insane brains that need to be used!  I don’t expect everyone to have as much passion as I do for certain topics (fitness, diet, supplements, sports, etc&hellip, and so I take it upon myself to help EDUCATE others in an interesting yet uncomplicated manner. I am a teacher and love teaching others what I KNOW~ but you each of us need to embrace the truth that learning doesn’t happen by OSMOSIS.  It’s our responsibility to educate ourselves through reading, listening, observing, trying, doing and at times failing.  We can’t sit around and wait for someone else to do it for you…you need to be your own self advocate.  Education is not only book learning…it’s putting what you learn into action. Dig into every piece of knowledge you can about the topics that impact you and your goals. Learning takes TIME, effort and dedication; Be Patient with it, there is NO expert born overnight.  In the book “Outliers” by Malcom Gladwell, he spoke about the fact that 10,000 hours of TIME was needed for someone to become a master at something.  Don’t expect to be an expert overnight. But instead look to the help of “EXPERTS” to educate you…Strive to learn from the best!
  3. Engage- People are our greatest resource.  Engaging with others who are successful or at least passionate about similar goals is vital to success. You can learn tons about how they’ve found success, creative ideas for implementation of ideas, camaraderie (mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together), motivation and healthy competition by ENGAGING with others.  God truly populated this earth and created us for relationship. ENGAGING with others exponentially increases synergy. Synergy is theenergy that we get from working with others towards common goals.  It rocks!  Together Everyone Accomplishes More! TEAM!
  4. Empower- This goes hand in hand with the first 3 e’s.  You will become EMPOWERED with the confidence, belief and knowledge about how to attain your goals from setting high expectations, educating yourself and by engaging with others who have accomplished similar goals.  Also, small successes lead to becoming empowered.  One good choice, One more discovery, one more confidence boost, one more day of having faith, etc…all build the power of your focus and EMPOWER you toward more success.  Other things also empower you…are your time with GOD.  God is the God of Power, believing that He’s got good blessings in store for you.  Believing in His Unconditional LOVE for you will allow you to operate in a new found confidence that is AMAZING!  Feeling secure in your mission on the earth and God’s plan for you to PROSPER is very empowering.   Empowerment also comes from ANGER…getting a “REVENGE” attitude at times causes us to really be stronger than we ever imagined.  RAW anger at your current status in life can help you feel the power you need to take action towards your goals.  Empowerment creates momentum in your life towards action.  Momentum can roll either direction– towards your goals or away…Get EMPOWERED with a momentum that brings success!!
  5. Edify-The most successful people in the world NEVER got there on their own.  Those who pretend to have attained greatness without the help of others are living a lie. To be a true success in anything you had others there to assist you.  Be sure to EDIFY their participation as you find success.  Edifying others is a hard skill to learn and often difficult because it takes effort, action and a selfless attitude.  Giving credit to others who help you, support you, enable you, encourage you, teach you and inspire you are vital to true success!  Edification of others shows that you are respectful and honorable…both qualities that attract others who want to help you become even more successful.  Edification is different than encouragement or even thankfulness.  It is an unsolicited public acknowledgement of others contributions to your success.

    Romans 14:19

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    19 So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.

     

  6. Encourage-It’s no secret that I feel the BEST way to stay motivated and excited towards your own goals is to ENCOURAGE others towards theirs.  It’s magic how much accountability encouraging others creates within yourself.  I’ve been asked countless times on how I stay motivated to stay in shape year after year. Let me tell you one thing, It’s not that I get ENCOURAGED to keep at it more than the average person.  It is instead that I GIVE OUT way more encouragement to others than the average person.  Motivation comes from deep within our soul, the power of ENCOURAGING another toward similar goals makes us want to rise higher to be a shining example for them.  We glean from their excitement and their accomplishments towards their personal success.

I know I need to be continually reminded to PRACTICE these 6 E’s for Success!

I plan to keep this list at the forefront of my mind in 2014 and I plan to ACT out EACH of the 6 E’s on toward BIG SUCCESSES!!  I pray that you do too!! We can change the world for good!!

 

Your friend,

Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com


 

Lincoln, NE Team BuffMother Gathering June 26th

You’re invited to the Team BuffMother is Gathering in Lincoln, NE on the evening of June 26th, 2014!!!

The $20 ticket insures your admission to the Girls NIGHT OUT style event Including your meal. As the event draws closer we will be providing  more details.  For now please #1- SAVE THE DATE and #2- BUY YOUR TICKET!!

Limited tickets available so Purchase today!!

 

More details on the FACEBOOK event page.  Please feel free to join there and invite your friends!  https://www.facebook.com/events/296307103865673/

Michelle Berger and Suzi Velinsky will be your hosts for the evening. Please join us for a meal, a short seminar and fun!! Feel free to contact us with any questions customerservice@buffmother.com
This $20 ticket insures your admission to the Girls NIGHT OUT style event plus a meal. Join us for the fun, you’ll learn a lot, meet some new friends and find tons of encouragement.

Limited tickets available so Purchase today!!

S2S Winners!

Congrats to the winners of our Six weeks to SEXY CONTEST!!

All throughout the contest I was amazed at the insane encouragement and participation~ thanks so much for your effort and participation in this contest!!

PRIZES and WINNERS!!-

1st place~ $100 cash+ A starter pack BuffMother products (HT book, Ab Book, DVD’s, Bands, HT Pills+ dispensers, 2 shirts of your choice, and eBooks)

Our 1st place winner~

Crystal    

Crystal, you are one sexy woman!! You totally took this contest by storm and were 100% involved the entire 6 weeks!!  The encouragement you gave each and every person here in the rally room catapulted you to victory in that TRULY what you GIVE is what you get!!

Thanks so much for your effort and I am confident that your results attained in the past 6 weeks will give you mojo towards your next goals.  STAY SEXY MY FRIEND!!

2nd Place~ a BuffMother starter pack+ a “BuffMother!” shirt of your choice

Our 2nd place winner~

Leslie

Leslie!! congrats on being more sexy than ever~ your final photo-shoot spoke volumes to me about how you are getting more and more sexy each passing month.  It has been a true pleasure to be your friend over the past SEVERAL years!! You continually inspire me to be a better person!

6 Runner ups/Finalists– free BuffMother shirt of your choice

Our finalists~

HappilyFitKim

Jenny B

Carla

Heather H

Kayti

Bess

   

Congrats to each one of the 6 remaining finalists~ your entries were so fun and inpirational to read!!  I love how SEXY each one of you’ve become!! Let’s show the world that we can be sexy, confident and classy after children!!

And I must also say congrats to all the remaining entrants– you may have not won a shirt, but you certainly have won a prize that will keep on giving! CONFIDENCE is a magically quality– don’t let it slip away!

Stay sexy my friends!!

Love you all!!

-Michelle

Grand opening and CONTEST!!

It’s been and exciting past few weeks for TEAM BUFFMOTHER!! We have a NEW RALLY ROOM!! and New Contest!! Http://TeamBuffMother.com
7 years ago Tomorrow, March 1st, we launched our original Team BuffMother Rally room!!  It’s been an AMAZING 7 years! It was only natural that March 1st would be our official “GRAND OPENING” the new Rally Room please JOIN US!
Once you join the site, please visit this POST for a special GRAND OPINING Coupon code that will get you 50% any order on BuffMother.com! http://www.teambuffmother.com/…t/313871913813089021
IN addition to the GRAND OPENING Celebraion, we have he “Six to SEXY” contest starting Monday, March 4th. Participation is free and completely within the new rally room!!
Contest details: http://www.teambuffmother.com/…t/312464485498560678
Thanks so much for all your love, support and encouragement. You are the reason TEAM BuffMother is AMAZING!! Love, Michelle Berger

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

 

28 Days of Christmas: Day 6

I’d like to take a bit  of time today to talk about “Keeping Motivated”…or as I like to call it keeping your MOJO!!! 

It is so easy for us to get GUNG HO about our fitness goals for 1, 2 or 3 days and then totally fizzle out…the #1 requirement for being eligible to win this 28 Days of Christmas contest is meant to HELP-you, HELP-yourself stay motivated… by posting comments and giving ENCOURAGEMENT to other ladies in the contest.

MY #1 solution for staying MOTIVATED … is to take the focus off of me and give energy to someone else.

That’s why the motto of the Rally Room is “The Key to your Motivation is to encourage OTHERS!”

Just try it- give a little of your energy to
someone else and you will be amazed at the motivation
you get in return!!   The way to do that here is to COMMENT on others blogs.  Even just saying a quick “HI” or “AWESOME” does amazing things.

A GRAND Prize will be given to the contestant who shows the MOST holiday spirit throughout the contest. Participate with feedback ,comments, questions, input, ect during the duration of the Contest on our BuffMother Page: http://facebook.com/buffmotherpage

If you want MORE of a connection~ hook into our TEAM BuffMother Rally Room  Http://therallyroom.com

The Sole Purpose of the Rally Room is for you to have a place to GIVE your energy to others through Encouragement, Excitement, Love, Support, Help, Friendship, etc..~ I call it planting “energy seeds”!

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Now on to today’s workout– It’s the same as Day 2, but if you have access to only DB’s and an exercise ball…here is the “At Home Version” for you:

 

Exercise #1 DB Chest Press on ball
3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)

ABS between sets of presses

Exercise #2- One arm DB LAT rows
3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)

ABS between sets of

Exercise #3- DB Flys on ball
3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)

ABS between sets of Flys

Exercise #4- Bent over DB Rows

3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)

ABS between sets of rows

BONUS BURN OUT Exercise #5- Push ups
2x15reps or to  failure

Then… Intervals:

20 min is always the goal here is an example for you:

  • 4 min. warm up-marching in place or a short walk around the block
  • 1 min. hard- jump rope
  • 1 min. easy-march
  • 1 min. hard-jump rope
  • 1 min. easy-march
  • 1 min. hard-jump rope
  • 1 min. easy-march
  • 1 min. hard-jump rope
  • 1 min. easy-march
  • 1 min. hard-jump rope
  • 1 min. easy-march
  • 1 min. hard-jump rope
  • 1 min. easy-march
  • 1 min. hard-jump rope
  • 3min. cool down-march or walk again

This is 20 min total: 7 hard min. total

 

Let’s all focus extra hard on GIVING ENCOURAGEMENT to others, you will reap the rewards!! “GO TEAM” cheerleaders

Your Cheerleader,

Michelle

Thank you SPORTS

Hi!! I’m in a total time warp this week…Holidays do that!!

I’m so excited on many fronts~ We are getting geared up for our next contest…Hope you got the email and signed up, DETAILS are HERE.  The sign up for the sock exchange ended yesterday: We had 68 ladies sign up to participate, It’s gonna be some crazy wild fun to see all of those sock pictures!!

I got in a workout today at the gym with my mma friend Lylna~ we worked our backs, shoulders and did squats– then to finish up she put me through some boxing drills~ it was fun!!

Tennis was canceled for this week…due to the holidays.

Today I want to say thank you to sports…Thank you SPORTS for teaching me tons of PHYSICAL Skills, but more so mental skills like : Determination, Hard work, Consistency, Team Work, Encouragement and the Ability to KEEP Pressing on knowing that PRACTICE makes PERFECT.

Well, time for some relaxation!!

Love,

M

 

Let’s Stay Connected!!!

Our SuperSTAR Success contest is going great!! Thanks for all the feeback you’ve given this week during “check in” time!! It is always so much fun to have interaction from you!!

I’ve been posting tons of information, videos, encouragement and answers on my blog, facebook, youtube and most of all in the rally room.  Please be sure to take some time to connect by posting a bit in any of these amazing online places.
Thanks for all your support of BuffMother~ I am truly blessed by each an every action you take to help me reach more people!!

Let’s stay connected, FOREVER!!
Love, Michelle

Helpful ways to Connect:

Official BuffMother Website: http://BuffMother.com
TEAM BuffMother Rally Room:  http://therallyroom.com
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/buffmother
Facebook BuffMother Page: https://www.facebook.com/BuffMotherPage
Facebook TEAM BuffMother Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buffmother/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BuffMother
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/buffmother
Pinterst: http://pinterest.com/buffmother/

And some quick links to the Latest From My Blogs~

    • SSS Week 04- Ph 1 log~Beginner Buffing Upper Body and example interval workouts  READ MORE..

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      SSS Week 04- Ph 1 log~Beginner Buffing UB and example interval workouts SSS Week 04- Ph 1 log~Beginner…

    • SSS Week 04- MORE ON Buffing  READ MORE..

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      MORE ON Buffing- “the first half of the month”- Sweet happiness –2 weeks… Mindset…

    • Check-in time and Week #4= NO DAIRY!!  READ MORE..

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      SSS Week #4 Mini Challenge- NO Dairy BE SURE TO Check in with your SSS progress here with a…

    • Let’s talk about HORMONES!  READ MORE..

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      SSS week 03- Let’s talk about HORMONES! Boosting- “the second half of the month”- PMS..

    • Stationary Forward Barbell Lunges  READ MORE..

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      Today’s Lunge of the DAY~ Stationary Forward Barbell Lunges You can also do them with…

       

SuperStar Succes Contest~ 2012

The 2012 SuperSTAR Success Contest!!!

NEW CONTEST~ SIGN UP NOW!!!

SIGN UP HERE and PLEASE SHARE THE LINK with your friends!!

http://buffmother.com/free-help/free-contests!!

The 2012 SuperSTAR Success Contest!!!

Think back to when you were in high school and summer vacation arrived…did you feel a resolve to return to school as an “new” person? A cooler cat, a more popular person, a thinner teen, a trend setter, etc…?? Well I think we can still have that same resolve~ just think how proud your kids will be to walk into school with their newly TRANSFORMED mother…their SuperSTAR of a mother!!!

I challenge you take the next 10 weeks and work your hardest so that you can attain SuperSTAR Success!

And you’ll be Hot for just in time for Halloween!!!

Details:

    • It’s FREE!!

    • 10 weeks of intense focus on getting you fit, buff, hot and just plain HOT for Halloween plus the HOLIDAYS!!

    • 70 days of support from Michelle Berger, founder of www.BuffMother.com through emails, challenges, info and online encouragement

    • FREE Info includes: support info, a success journal page, hormonal timing chart,  articles, how to videos, example training plans and inspirational success stories.

    • Additional support materials and training are available for a discounted rate for participants

    • Extra PRIVATE encouragement and support will be a click away in our TEAM BUFFMOTHER Support area- www.TheRallyRoom.com

    • Open to every WOMAN to join, please INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!

  • Prizes will be given for 1st & 2nd place finishers and free “BuffMother!” shirts to ALL final entrants

Join us, what do you have to lose except for some FAT?

Let’s get HOT for the HOLIDAYs !!

SIGN UP HERE and PLEASE SHARE THE LINK with your friends!!

http://buffmother.com/free-help/free-contests!!

Prizes*:
1st Place– a 3day/2 night day visit with Michelle Berger, BuffMother!! I will fly you to me and I’ll treat you like the SUPER STAR you are!!! PLUS “The Royal Treatment”~ you get all of my products FREE

for an entire year~ Books, supplement, shirts,  6 week customized training and the Rally Room!

2nd Place– The Royal Treatment~ you get all of my products FREE for an entire year~ Books, supplement, shirts, 6 week customized training and the Rally Room!and the Rally Room!

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 CONSISTENT!!!!

Judging:
A panel of 5 judges (leaders in Team BuffMother) will pick their top 3 picks for the WINNER based on participation, results, attitude, their Super STAR quality and consistency. 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)
  • COMMENT on the Video Coaching videos on You Tube- comments help a ton, Please comment!!
  • 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”

Final Entry Questionaire***– Once the 10 week contest is complete….please copy and paste this into a word document, fill out your questions and send it along with your stats and photos to michelle@buffmother.com.

This is the information the judges will receive and will judge you upon~ so do your best!!!

Let’s see what we can do in 10 weeks of FOCUSED effort!!!

Go for it~ you can be a SuperSTAR Success!!!

I am ready to ROCK, How about you??
Let’s GET BUFF!!

We need to get as many women as possible involved~ so feel free to spread the word! EVERY woman is welcome to join!!

Your Fellow COMPETITOR~
Michelle

***NOTE- The only set in STONE requirement to complete the contest is The FINAL ENTRY FORM (which includes before and after pictures, stats and info)

Challenge yourself!! with me….

I’m challenging myself to my “40 days to FIT” for the remainder of the summer…then on AUGUST 20th we’ll start a 10 week Contest!!! JOIN ME!! Let’s show summer who’s boss!!
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“40 days to FIT!” Challenge

Join the Challenge!!!
It’s simple…sign up here and I’ll send you a daily e-mail for 40 days.







Name
Email

All you need to do is follow along and stay motivated towards your personal fitness goals…and in just 40 days you can be FIT! If you would like to be honored as a graduate of the 40 days to Fit program…simply comment on each of the “feature” links I’ll send you daily.

  • Commenting will keep you accountable and help you stay focused~ it’s also a fun way for me to interact with you along the way!
  • Please….Invite your friends to participate in the challenge! Everyone is welcome to join~ It’s going to be a FUN way to get your mind focused on FITNESS!! “40 days to FIT!!”

FYI~ you can start with your 40 days at any time!! Just fill out the form!

Your FIT friend,
Michelle Berger
www.BuffMother.com

Congrats to all GRADUATES of our “40 Days to FIT”!!! It has been an honor to get to know you better over the 40 days!!

Not just BUFF… Beautiful too!! ~Shine in 49: Day 38

I’ve got 15 days to go until my birthday~ whoohoo!!! cheerleaders Why is it that I get so fired up to be fit for my birthday EVERY YEAR???   It’s so motivating for me!! I just love feeling my best on “MY DAY”!!

This year Travis is actually going to be home on my Birthday!! He’s missed more than half of my birthdays in the past 10 years due to travel.  Anyhow~ the whole family will be here for my day and trust me we will have a PARTY! And the whole week AFTER my b-day is going to be a VACATION for me- I will be totally UNPLUGGED and KIDLESS!! They are going to MN with Grandma 🙂

Yesterday was a great “RESET” day for me with workouts– but not so much for my diet.  I had more dairy than normal, more junk than normal and ended up going to bed with a tummy ache.  The goal today is to get DIET on track and I’ll be good to go for the next 15 days until my 37th B-day!!  The goal is to not only be buff for my birthday, but BEAUTIFUL also.

I’ve been doing my best to add some extra effort on that department- I got another facial yesterday to help my face be glowing and radiant. I also bought some “manicure” supplies, a new “miracle” face cream and have an appt with my dermatologist for Friday.  I’ve also got plans to get a manicure, pedicure, hair highlight/trim and I will also be TANNED for my day!!  It takes effort to be beautiful 🙂

Today- my girls are determined to go buy some summer clothes- and my son is determined to go spend the night with his lifelong buddy.  He’s had this friend since he was 2!

I’m just loving the final push of our Shine in 49–we have just 11 days left!!  Thanks so much for all the effort, posts, encouragement and thoughts about the contest!! You ladies are “SHINING STARS”~ I love you!!

Have an amazing Wednesday!!

Love,
Michelle