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SSS 2nd Place! Brenda of NC

 

“SuperSTAR Success” 2nd Place winner!! Brenda of NC

Brenda!! congrats on showing us how 50 is the new 30.  Your SMILE beaming in your after photos makes me unafraid of my next decade in life!! It’s so awesome to see how you took the challenge on and got such amazing results.  Congrats on your 2nd place finish.  I can’t wait to see you continue on with your fitness success!!

Name:  Brenda  of North Calrolina

Number of children and ages:   I have 3 children.  Two of my children are biological and one of them is adopted.  (I only mention that because I can’t claim stretch marks for all 3 of them! J)  Their ages are 19, 16, and 10 years—two sons and a daughter!)

Age:  51 & ¾ years young!  (Actually, I think that makes me more than half a century old!)

Why did you enter the “SuperSTAR Success” contest by BuffMother?  I entered the SuperSTAR Success contest because I wanted to get healthier (both physically and emotionally) and hopefully look better in the process.  I wanted to prove (at least to myself) that age is just a number.  If I was in shape “way back when,” I was hoping I could get in even better shape in my 50’s!  I needed an incentive to stick to my work out goals.

What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?  I checked out the Buff Mother website every day, watched the videos, and read suggestions from Michelle.  I kept a journal of my daily food intake (for the entire 10 weeks), and I made myself work out even when I did not really feel like it.

How do you feel about your success?  I am very excited about my progress!  I feel like I got a good jump start on getting back in shape, but I still have some goals to reach.  I know if I stay focused, consistent, and continue to gain information about the body (and hormonal timing) those future goals will be within my grasp.
What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals? I have a back and hip issue that can bother me on occasion, so I continually have to figure out how to work around/through that.  There is that moment of decision where you need to determine if it is more appropriate to “work it” or “rest it.”  I also struggle at times with what might be early peri-menopausal changes.  I would love to learn more about the exercise connection in that area!  In both of these cases, though, I am convinced that exercise and fitness can only be an asset!

What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?  Michelle, aka BuffMother, is so motivating!  If Michelle, with her 4 children, is able to achieve her fitness goals, then the rest of us can do it too!  I loved the way she demonstrated the exercises in the videos, and I loved the way she showed us how we can work out at home.  I prefer to go to the gym, because I feel like the limited distractions enable me to get a better work out.  However, after seeing Michelle model the exercises at home, I was inspired to do the same.  If I had a schedule change one day, I thought about Michelle’s demo, and I gave it my best shot at home.  Through Michelle’s coaching, I was inspired to try new exercises, perform exercises I have not done in years, listen to my body, and lift heavier weights.  I loved the “cooking” video (my kind of micro-veggies!)  And, the asparagus in the teeth made me smile!  I would highly recommend Buff Mother to anyone who wants the inspiration and information to get in shape!  Thanks, Michelle, for sharing your knowledge and gift of inspiration with all of us!
Can I have your permission to post your entry and photos online?  Yes—(first name only please).

#2-Beginning/Ending STATS-

To enter submit at least the basic 5 measurements~

DATES taken-    8/23/12              10/27/12                       

Height:               5’2”                   5’2”              
Weight:                        131 lbs             123 lbs             (Lost 8 pounds!)
Bust:                   37”                   36”                (Lost 1 inch!
L–It’s the only place I did not want to lose!)
Waist:                  31”                  28 ½”             (Lost 2 ½ inches!)
Hips:                   39”                  36 ½”             (Lost 2 ½ inches!)

 

#3- Before and After Pictures

Brenda from NC- Before

Brenda from NC – After 10 Weeks

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

 

SSS Final Entry Form

SSS Final Entry Form-

This is to be filled out and submitted to me via e-mail when you have completed your 10 weeks of the SSS contest.  We have a new “official” contest starting 1/24/11~ the end date will be the SUNDAY April 3rd and all entries are DUE the following Monday, April 11th.  Winners will then be announced the next week on April 18th.

For all who submit a Complete final SSS contest entry**

You will get a prize~
A FREE BuffMother! shirt!!!

A few more details:

  • Start date MONDAY 1/24/11!!
  • to be eligible to win You must: sign up for the contest prior to or on the start date
  • Submit starting stats/photo no later than 2/2 to contest@buffmother.com (more info here)
  • Submit final stats/photos along with your Final Entry Questionaire no later than 4/11 to contest@buffmother.com
  • 10 weeks duration- a perfect amount of time to get great results
  • We’ll follow the SUPER STAR SUCCESS journal format
  • I offer additional Online training/Video Coaching for those who truly want to succeed- Check it out SSS Video Coaching

**To be eligible for prizes You need do 3 things: Sign up for the contest by 1/24/11;  send in beginning stats and photo by 2/2/11 ; Send in final entry for by 4/11/11

SSS Final Entry Form (3 parts)-

#1-General INFO and Questions~

Name:
Address:
Number of children and ages (it’s okay if you have 0):
Age:
e-mail address:
Why did you enter the SSS contest by BuffMother?
What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?
How do you feel about your success?
What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?
What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?
Can I have your permission to post your entry online?

#2-Beginning/Ending STATS-

To enter All you need to take are the basic 5~

Height:
Weight:
Bust:
Waist:
Hips:

#3- Before and After Pictures– I need your most dramatic before and after shot in JPEG form.  Please send only 1 of each with your entry.

At the completion of your 10 weeks, Be sure to e-mail all 3 items (stats, photos and questionnaire) to contest@buffmother.com
Have fun!! I can’t wait to see the final Submissions for the SSS Contest!!

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I know that all of you who’ve participated are WINNERS!!!
Thanks so much for your effort~

Your friend!!
-Michelle (aka BuffMother!)

p.s.Additional  helpful notes:
STATS

If you really want to see how ever aspect of your body changes over the contest~ Here are the Measurements and STATS I personally take:

Today’s Date:_________ height:_____________ weight:___________ age:_______
Today’s cycle day-

Please list the following measurements:
Bust (around breasts the biggest part):
Chest- relaxed (just under armpits above breasts with arms down at your sides):
Chest- flexed back and chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides):
Waist- relaxed (the smallest part):
Waist-sucked in (the smallest part):
Hips (the largest part of your butt):
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides):
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm):
Biceps (flexed at midpoint of upper arm):
Thigh-mid (about 8” above knee cap):
Thigh- upper (about 12” above knee cap):
Calf (about 7” below knee joint):

Caliper measurements (*these are the ones I like to track on myself and use to calculate my body fat, for further info on body fat measurements here is a link http://www.linear-software.com/online.html)
*Tricep:
*Thigh:
*Iliac:
Abdomen (I do this one for kicks, since I am an apple):

PHOTOS:

~Aim to produce photos that will be most comparable with the last set and next set of progress photos you take.

Please take at least beginning and ending 3 shots-
1. straight on arms at sides
2. behind with arms up flexing biceps
3. from the side

Contest reminder…


My new website is in the works and I hope to announce the winner of
this contest in coordination with it’s completion (November 1?). So
if you have not entered yet, please do it now!!

The How has BuffMother! impacted your life? contest please enter by
filling out the form found here:
http://www.buffmother.com/contestform.html

I want to mention you do not need to be on the BuffMother! fitness program to enter, just a member of TEAMBuffMother!

***ENTER THIS CONTEST!****The “How Has BuffMother! Impacted Your
Life?” Contest. We want to hear how BuffMother! has impacted your
life. It doesn’t matter if you just heard about BuffMother! today. We
want to hear your heart-felt stories about how BuffMother!, Team
BuffMother! and our Yahoo! group have changed you. The winner of this
contest will receive $100 cash and 2 BuffMother! shirts OR a FREE
BuffMother! customized fitness program ($149 value) and 2 BuffMother!
shirts. Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

xoxoxo~Michelle

A contest for you!


***ENTER THIS CONTEST!****
The “How Has BuffMother! Impacted Your Life” Contest
?

We want to hear how BuffMother! has impacted your life? It doesn’t matter if you just heard about BuffMother! yesterday. We want to hear your heart-felt stories about how BuffMother!, Team BuffMother! and our Yahoo! group have changed you. The winner of this contest will receive $100 cash and 2 BuffMother! shirts OR a FREE BuffMother! customized fitness program ($149 value) and 2 BuffMother! shirts. Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

Also, Please join us for our weekly BuffMother! Chats (for women only) at 8pm central on Wednesday nights by joining our Yahoo! group.


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