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Gearing up for 2017– Jumpstart Challenge

We are just a few days from 2017 and I for one am very excited!!

Today I announced our January Challenge….the “Jumpstart” January 1 daily exercise challenge– PLUS toward the end of January I’ll be announcing a BIGGER, longer contest type challenge!! Get ready to get BUFF in 2017!!

Jumpstart January will be all about JUMPSTARTING your strength training by doing 1 exercise per day. I’ll post a short video daily and your job is to do it then comment that it’s done!! The exercises will be simple moves that need very minimal equipment (dumbbells, a ball, a chair or an exercise band). Join in on the fun and JUMPSTART your fitness in 2017!! Who’s with me??

Today I filmed the first 14 days of exercises and I’ll be uploading them to YouTube. I’ll also be promoting them on social media daily.  You won’t miss them 🙂

In other news, yesterday I had a good workout day after having basically taken Tues off.  I say basically because I did train 2 clients which always involves me doing some exercising with them and I did run for about 8 mins of intervals with a client that day.  Yesterday I had a real workout. I ran outside in my tank and pants, it was 65!  It was the first time I had ran on the uneven trail for about 2 months, my joints are certainly telling me so today!  After the run I did a short lifting workout:

PBJ butt sandwich
Bench
Bent over Row
Kettle bell swings
Inverted Pull Ups
One arm KB rows

Then a stretching session– I was certainly a bit tired by this point.

This week I have also been dealing with bladder pain.  Not worried that it’s a UTI but still it’s annoying!  The same cycle day last month (cday10) was when it was bad also– I doubt it’s a coincidence.

Hope you join in on the JUMPSTART CHALLENGE!

Happy New Year, Michelle

May 4, 2016

HELLO!!
We’ve made it to day 3 of “Six to SEXY”
…are you sore?? or tired??
Well…I have great news- you can take today off workouts if you need it!!

Each Day of this contest I’d recommend you do 4  tasks-
#1- Visit the S2S daily post/blog on www.BuffMother.com/blog
#2- Comment, like and share the blog– thanks!!
#3- Post your own accountability daily SOMEWHERE  (try www.teambuffmother.com)
#4- Read and comment on at least 3 others who are in the journey with you– encouraging others gives you MOTIVATION!!

Taking 10 mins to accomplish the 4 tasks daily the over the remaining 40 days of the journey will pay off BIG TIME!! It’ll help you and everyone else stay engaged and involved during the 6 weeks.  We need your focus to stay strong!!

Let’s use keep our minds positive, strong and engaged!!

Now allow me to “REFLECT” on my own goals for my Six to Sexy  using the prompts from yesterday’s questions~

Today’s workout will be~
morning bike, afternoon Legs and ABS…

STEP #1 Goal Setting~ …what do I want to accomplish?
Honestly I am at a VERY good place for the countdown to my birthday. I am VERY insulin resistant and finally decided to take lower carb diet seriously about 2 weeks ago. Up until that point, I just didn’t feel healthy enough or have the energy to commit to it.  I weigh 136 now and My goal is to be 129 for my birthday on June 14th.

The EVENT I’m training for is a possible trip to MIAMI at the end of June!! There will be bikini time there, lots of photos and DANCING!! all of which I’ll be “training for” lol!! After that short trip we will be going to MN to visit family, so I want to look good for that too!


#2 Control your Thoughts~ Have purposeful thoughts…
Be sure to journal or blog here about what you are thinking.
Some questions to ask yourself:

  • Where am I at in taking care of my health? I am at a good place…I’m continually learning and realizing that being healthy is so worth the effort!!
  • Do I need to visit the Dr.? or enlist professional help? I have, I got my hormones tested in January again.  Found out I have a low Thyroid, it took  several dr appts and several months of adjusting, but this past month I think we got the meds closer to right.  I am set to have my levels retested in June. Taking time to go to the doctor is really hard for me to do~ so I am proud I did it!
  • What have I been doing with my time the past few months? I’ve been decent with my time…but could always get better.  I have an issue with running out of time in the afternoon when it comes to my workouts.  I really need to force myself to “STOP” and do it at 1:30 so it’s done before the kids start needing me.  Another thing I need to get better at is getting going in the mornings.  I plan to “make over”  my office area…it’ll help to have that spot set up for productivity!
  • I’m I “over-booked” OR “under-booked”  I have to say that right now I am the perfect amount of busy. I have the gym to go to a couple days a week, I have “my time” at home, I have a lot of things to keep me busy and if I were any more busy that would be stressful. I need a very low stress existence right now.
  • Am I happy? What will make me truly happy?  I am very happy but could always be more happy!!  Right now what will make me happy is to get to my goal!
  • Have I  been focusing on  fueling your body with the NUTRIENTS it needs? Not really…I’ve been a little off with my diet in 2 ways.  1- I have a BIG TIME love for beer,  lol!  I’m planning to really keep my consumption of beer to a minimum over these next 6 weeks! 2- I have been finding that I wait too long to eat lunch many days and the end up in an energy slump for my workouts– gonna work on that!

#3 Commitment to your goals~ Quitting is not an option..

I’m committed!! I haven’t quit in my fitness for over 12 years now…I will never quit!! I’ll be striving to lead by example as BUFFMOTHER forever!!

What are you goals?
love ya, Michelle
p.s. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you have in a comment below or in our forum area

Workout with someone~ SSS wk #5 Mini-challenge

SSS Week #5 Mini Challenge- Workout With Someone!!

HI GIRLS!!
Well this is week #5 already in the SSS contest~ AND so many of you are really kicking tail… This week we have a bottle of REGEN PM (sleep recovery supplement) to give away to whoever posts the most about “workout buddies”– use tag #buffmother and #workoutbuddy

 

Our mini challenge for the week  to “workout with someone” this week. Fitness is a fun, healthy activity for you to enjoy with friends, family, husbands, kids, new acquaintances, etc….
I know many of you regularly workout with partners, but many of us often go it alone.  WELL this week I challenge all of you in the SSS to workout with someone at least once this week!!!

GET it Booked NOW and have FUN!!!

-Michelle

p.s. Here’s a summary of the info coming your way this week– be sure to stay connected via my blog on www.buffmother.com!!

COACHING video– BELIEVE!! (week 05 coaching topic)

  • Homework~EACH DAY THIS WEEK WRITE AN “I BELIEVE…” STATEMENT
  • Some of MY BELIEFS
  • Belief Quotes

FEATURED Workouts~BOOSTING BIG MUSCLES!! (sss wk 05)

**PLUS**VIDEO Chat about Boosting BIG MUSCLES

  • Pull ups
  • One arm DB lat rows
  • Pull ups
  • Bent over Rows
  • Pull ups
  • Seated Rows on bowflex- focused on rhomboids
  • and MORE Pull ups!

Experienced Boosting Leg workout in detail with Video

I’ve had a ton of requests for more workout videos demonstrating an actual workout for an experienced level lifter who is in their BOOSTING phase.  The Boosting phase is all about lifting HEAVY with good recovery between sets.  The goal is to take about 2 minutes between each set.

SSS live workout: Experienced Boosting Legs

 

Experienced Boosting Legs (ph 3 log)

Lift Lower Body

LEGS
Squats
4 sets total×10, 8, 6, 10
Bulgarians
3×8-quads
Pliet Butt Squats
3×10-glutes/hams
Knee Extensions
4 sets total ×10, 8, 6, 10
Leg Curls (NOTE- I substituted DEAD LIFTS)
4 sets total ×10, 8, 6, 10
Walking Lunges- go HEAVY
2×10-15 -butt focus
Calf Raises
3×10

Videos- of this workout

Part 1- Squats

Bulgarians

Part 2- Pliet Butt Squats

Part 3-Knee Extensions

Part 4- Dead Lifts

Walking Lunges- do these with holding DB’s

and…

Calf Raises

6pack of MUG: “Fab Abs” Day 20

Saturday Feb 21st; Day 20 Repeat day 11- 6pack of MUG: “Fab Abs” Day 11

In honor of my love for ROOT BEER~ the “Fab Abs” Day #20 Challenge is to do the 6pack of “MUG” ab workout

the “MUG”~ repeat circuit 3x’s
“M”= Mountain Climbers x30 reps
“U”= Underbutts on floor x 10
“G”= Good Morning ABS with vacuums 3x’s 10 sec


Check in with a comment when you are finished!!
Have fun!!
-Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

6-pack of LACROIX: “Fab Abs” Day 18

Thursday Feb 19th; Day 18 Repeat day 9- 6-pack of LACROIX: “Fab Abs” Day 9 

In our Fab Abs Challenge we are going to be enjoying some nice 6 packs of Lacroix, coke,pepsi, mug,7up and my favorite BudLt!Today’s 6pack ab workout is theLACROIX:
“6 pack of LACROIX” repeat this circuit 2 timesL= Leg raises: 7each leg
A= Around the worlds: 7 each direction
C= Crunches  (feet on floor): 14 reps
R= Reverse crunches: 14 reps
0= Oblique Twists: 7 each direction
I= Incline Bicycles: 14 reps
X= X leg raises: 14 reps

Your Day #3 TT Challenge is to do the LaCroix ab workout and comment/like on the YOU TUBE video pretty please

Keep it tight, Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

6pack of PEPSI: “Fab Abs” Day 17

Wednesday Feb 18th; Day 17 Repeat day 8- 6pack of PEPSI: “Fab Abs” Day 8

Today’s Fab Abs workout challenge is to have a 6 pack of PEPSI~
“6 pack of PEPSI” repeat this circuit 3 times

P= Plank: 20 seconds
E= Eccentric abs on ball: 10 reps
P= Pump Ups: 10 reps
S= Slip drill: 10 reps in each stance
I= Itty-bitty ball crunches: 20 reps

Once you complete it PLEASE post a comment here and on the video, thanks a bunch!!

-Michelle

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs” Day 16

Tuesday Feb 17th; Day 16 Repeat day 2-  After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs” Day 2

It’s Day #16 in our “Fab Abs” challenge and Today I am sharing my AB Secrets with YOU!!

Your CHALLENGE for today is  to do the AB following AB workout from the AFTER BABY ABS BOOK!

TeamBuffMother.com MEMBERS!! I’ve uploaded my EBOOK version of the book free (this week only) for you!!

Download it here~

 http://www.teambuffmother.com/topic/s2s-abs-book-free-download

 

If you don’t have the book*…. this detailed video is an instructional how to do it and below you’ll find the exercises.

This video goes over the exercises contained within the book “After Baby ABS”

Starting on Page 12 of “After Baby ABS”

ABS–CPTME….SIMPLE 7 for 7 Do as a circuit 2x’s

Passive Abs- 24/7, posture, tummy-in
Sit ups- hands on hammies x15 reps focus on Crunch
Vacuums!! 10- 10 seconds daily these work Transverse
Knee ups- 15 reps focus on Eccentric
Traditional AB crunch- 15 reps focus on Crunch
Ball Crunches- 15 reps full extensions focus on Eccentric motion
Cats/Dogs-3 reps of 5 counts each position Transverse

 

 

I know you can regain your beautiful tummy, after babies and even after years of neglect— just use the info and put in the work!!
Love ya,
Michelle

 

 

Stand and Dance abs: “Fab Abs” Day 13

NO Equipment, no problem– you can still get a great cardio workout and for your abs too!

Your Challenge for Fab ABS day #13 is to do this STANDING ABS + Dancing abs for at least 13 minutes! Put on some music and get moving!!

STANDING ABS

Be sure as you do this workout to use good posture- tummy in, keeping core nice and tight, we want to create a long lean midsection
1- hopping with variations of side to side “ski jumping” keep chest high, long lean torso and tummy tight- use a mirror to make sure you are not favoring one side over the other.
2- Do some runner drill high knee skipping with the variation of forward, more side to side movement and exaggerated crunch by bringing upper body toward knee.
1 min of it followed by 1 minute of recovery in just marching= interval training!!

Dancing- ab twist

WORK IT HARD!!

Your BuffMother, Michelle

Ab Secrets: “Fab Abs” Day 12

“Fab Abs” day 12 is all about Ab Secrets!!

First off let’s talk EXERCISE~ let’s LEARN more about your tummy and how to apply exercise and diet strategies that will create an optimal waistline.

I am a big believer that ab work can be done daily…and should be done that often when you are in “REBUILDING” mode. If you want to truly transform your tummy, constant focus and EFFORT is the only way you’ll get the change you desire. It’s not just doing SIT UPS– it’s more than that– That’s why we’ve had daily EXERCISE Challenges in this contest to expose you to a variety of exercise that shape your tummy.

Fab Abs day #12 Challenge–  read the 4 pages (attached and below- click to enlarge) from my AFTER BABY ABS BOOK And DO This circuit 3x’s

“C” ABS– 10 Ab Crunches focus hard on CRUNCHING hold if for 3 seconds each crunch

“T” ABS- Plank for 20 Seconds – keeping core tight and sucked in

“E” ABS- 10 Knee ups on a bench or chair…focus on LOWERING your legs slowly- resist the stretch, take 5 seconds to lower them on each rep

Have a super INFORMED day #12!!

Love ya’s,

Michelle

p.s. you can also take today and this weekend to “make up” any missed challenges!!

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