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Knee up Spots: “Fab Abs” Day 21

Today is Day #21,  In our “Fab Abs” challenge, just 1 week left!!

Holy cow…these 3 weeks have flown by, and honestly my abs have not been this consistently sore in a LONG, LONG time!! OUR extra effort WILL pay off I just know it!!

Your challenge today is to test out some of your furniture to see “where” you can do your knee ups throughout your home.

I’d like you to try at least 3 different places— For example: a kitchen chair, your couch, edge of the bed, on a lazy boy type chair, on an ottoman, on the edge of the toilet, etc…

Fab Abs challenge for Day #21 Do 3 sets of 15-25 knee ups

Here’s on of my favorite spots to do them– on my ottoman: knee ups on ottoman

Be sure to check in with a comment with your favorite spot!

-Michelle

Ab wheel or Repeat: “Fab Abs” Day #7

Hi!! It’s our 7th day…Congrats for making it 1 week in our Fab Abs Challenge. I would say that the first week is the hardest. Your body has been in shock and your ABS most definitely have been sore because of the extra effort.

 

I expect that this next week will be very encouraging to you~

  • you won’t get as sore
  • you will see improvement in your coordination
  • you will see your core strength improve
  • you may even notice some new definition in your waist

Today’s Challenge is to either do this fun little ab/shoulder workout or REPEAT on of your favorite challenges from the previous days.

Summary of Fab Abs contest posts:

Info and Instructions: “Fab Abs” Day 0

30 Ab exercises: “Fab Abs” Day 1

After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs” Day 2

6 pack of COKE: “Fab Abs” Day 3

Sit up Test: “Fab Abs” Day 4

“T” abs challenge: “Fab Abs” Day 5

After running ABS: “Fab Abs” Day 6

Ab wheel or Repeat: “Fab Abs” Day 7
Let’s get ready to SEE some fun SECOND WEEK results!!

-Michelle

p.s. an AB wheel is a super fun inexpensive piece of equipment but if you don’t have one you can do a similar exercise as a substitution (ball roll ups,  full sit ups, hanging knee ups, etc…)

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Fab Abs Day 0

Today is Day 0 in our “Fab Abs” challenge! During the Challenge EVERY DAY has a FAB ABS post, please follow along and comment on the posts for accountability.

This post contains a DIET for you…so that you can have OVERALL SUCCESS in addition to our ABS focus!

Here is more INFO and Instructions-

  • A quick link to each FAB AB challenge post is found on this page www.BuffMother.com/FabAbs   — take 1 day at a time please– read, do and comment daily PLUS, Please feel free to share the post.
  • Strive to apply the info to your day immediately! Try the exercises, think about your midsection, be focused on causing change, JUST Do it!!
  • This challenge encourages you to submit before and after pictures at the END of the challenge.  The photos should capture the area of focus– from your mid-chest to just below hips is about perfect.  A FRONT and SIDE photo are required you can choose any attire you’d like but strive to wear something that could show progress (for example; a bikini, sports bra and shorts, tight fitting tshirt/tank, etc…).  STARTING and ENDING shots should be in the same clothes, taken in the same location if possible and in similar lighting and angles.
  • this is a “Challenge” so there are no official Prizes or Winners however, anyone who has great success may be asked to be featured as a success story….those individuals will get prizes (a shirt? or set of books?)
  • I’ve put together a tentative “Calendar” of info for you that you. Please “print it” so you can stay engaged and ON TRACK!! It’s located HERE:   http://buffmother.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/FabAbsCalendar.pdf

 

As promised, here’s a STRICT diet to help you reveal your ABS!

“FAB ABS” Diet :

A lot of results can happen in just 28 days of working out but if you really want to get results you need to FOCUS on your diet also.  For this contest we will have a “Daily Diet Focus” and OVERALL “5&5+” Diet goal:

OVERALL “5&5+” Diet goal:

By “5&5+” I am referring to serving guidelines- let’s put are focus on what TO Eat in a day vs. What NOT to eat:

5 proteins servings daily
AND
5 Fruits and veggies

+Plus FAT = what ever FATS come with those proteins, fruits and veggies (meat fats, dressings, oils, butter, etc…)

Don’t go overboard with “extra fats” and be WISE about your food choices- but PLEASE enjoy your food and fats in moderation. They are good for you and needed for a healthy body! (FYI- this 5&5+ fits perfectly into my hormonal timing diet recommendations for buffing …more info on that is in my books)

Like I said-“FOCUS on what we CAN EAT vs. what we can’t- FOCUS on Solutions!!!”

***NOTES ABOUT CARB INTAKE***

5 fruits/Veggies is the goal- CARBS are in many fruits and many veggies

it’s up to you on how few carbs you get in by the selections you make-

In an optimal weight loss “buffing” style diet (the 5-3-3-3)- you’d want about 3 of the choices to be CARB based (like fruit or complex carb veggies like sweet potatoes, etc..) and the other 2 from greens

BUT PLEASE let’s keep this simple! If you focus on 5 Proteins &5 fruit/veggies + the accompanying Fats you will lose weight!

NOW a bit more housekeeping, I believe in beginning with the END in mind~

At the end of the Challenge please submit a “Fab Abs”  28  challenge Final to Michelle@BuffMother.com or on your www.TeamBuffMother.com blog titled “Fab Abs Entry for __________ (your first name and last initial)”

Name:
user name:

Height:

Starting weight:
Ending weight:

 

Starting waist relaxed:
Ending waist relaxed:

 

Starting waist sucked in:
Ending waist sucked in:

 

*Optional extra stats can be included like cycle day, caliper or body fat measurements.

PHOTOS~
Starting Front photo:
Ending front photo:

 

Starting side photo:
Ending side photo:

 

Thoughts about the contest~ a short essay about how the contest helped you, what your favorite info was and your progress during the 28 days:

 

Thanks and Let’s get FAB ABS!!

-Michelle

 

 

 

 

Giveaway and an app!

Hi!
If you have not noticed, I am doing give aways WEEKLY for Gym Angel. Please feel free to invite your friends to join in on the fun!

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5 Winners will be chosen at the end of the day tomorrow.  fyi-I pick the winners!!

 

in other news, I’m still sick today, but on the upswing for sure!  …took the day off of most movement, so no workout– lol! But I did manage to shower and make a quick trip to pick up the dry cleaning.

 

I also, got some important work done on my app…now it can be submitted for approval with the app stores— Apple takes up to 16 days to approve.

 

here’s the info–

1) App Name –
“Diet & Workouts by BuffMother”
2) App Icon Name – “BuffMother”
3) App Description –

The official app of Michelle Berger, known worldwide as “BuffMother”.  As a Mother of 4, including twins via c-section, BuffMother is truly Living proof that you can be buff and beautiful no matter what obstacles stand in your way. Her story and unique training system on www.BuffMother.com has inspired thousands to take action towards their personal fitness goals. Besides being a fitness model Michelle is a hormone optimization expert, personal trainer, author, speaker and actress.Features include:

  • 28 Day video workout program by BuffMother including extra emphasis on abs and booty.
    Work with basic exercises; easy to perform in the comfort of our own home and results showing after 4 weeks. Michelle shares a workout routine that allows you to regain your youthful shape, endurance and healthy tone in as little as 11 mins a day!
  • App Nutrition – Follow a suggested diet system, food lists and food timing information is included.
  • Updates- This app is designed to evolve though regular updates. So stay stay connected and Michelle will continue to bring you new workouts and nutrition advice.
  • Workout log – Easily keep track of the workouts you do day to day with a log built right within the app.
  • Gym cam – Awesome transformation! Take pictures and save them. Show me your progress by emailing them to me.
  • App gallery – Be the first to see Victoria’s newest photo shoots as they are released along with app exclusive only photo’s.
  • Quick links-  to Social media and other helpful BuffMother sites- including www.TeamBuffMother.com a private women’s only social website

Nitetime for me now, see you on the healthy side tomorrow!

Love,

Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Need to think!

Emotionally strong posts abound online right now, lots of 2014 recaps and lots of 2015 resolutions!! It’s fun to see!

It’s also a bit overwhelming as I try to figure out my goals for the upcomming year. Much of what I had envisioned for 2014 turned out quite differently than expected.

July 2nd I wrote my last “goals list”

http://www.teambuffmother.com/blog/revisit-my-goals

 

One thing I do know is that I won’t be “hosting” a new year transformation contest this year, instead I figured we’d Piggy back on the BodyBuilding.com Transformation contest, more info here…

http://www.teambuffmother.com/…ansformation-contest

 

I had a solid yet tough day of accomplishing stuff yesterday…

Did insurance elections

Paid some bills

canceled some recurring expenses

posted some items for “work”

got a few packages sent and a few more ready to roll

ETC…

on the workout front, did 20+ mins on the bike in morning; Chest/Tricep/Abs and some bicep lifting plus 3.1 miles of intervals on treadmill

Workout details:

Warm up bike

push ups- 3 sets of 10 on handles with pigeon toe booty pops for about 20 of them

Bench-

95×10

115x7x3sets

 

Bicep curls with 25#Db’s

20 reps

 

Knee ups on Bench 2sets of 20

 

Incline flys

25#’sx10

30#’s x10 x2sets

 

ab wheel

15 reps x 2 sets

 

Dips

2 sets of 7

 

Bicep curls with barbell

45#x10

 

Ran treadmill: 9mph intervals with 7mph recovery, finished 3.1 miles total in 23.45

 

Today Legs are on tap, but that’s later…first I’m going finishing some VERY IMPORTANT WORK (six to sexy prizes announcement), then going tanning and getting some FOOD!

 

 

2 days of 2014 left, are you going to finish strong??

~ Tuesday~
Check out today’s suggested workout- The WRAP: http://youtu.be/3wm0-KVsKhA

 

THE WRAP

Repeat this circuit 4 times

1)    W- Wiggle It- Stand with legs slightly further than shoulder width apart. shift weight from one side to the other lifting right hip and bending knees of left leg to do so and switch back and forth giving a “wiggle” type dancing motions.

2)    R- Running Ups- Stand holding a bar or back of chair infront of you.  Bring knee up to chest (like running) and then extending foot back behind you about 1.5 to 2 feet with a “bounce” between.  Do 15 on each leg then switch.

3)    A- Adductions- Lay on your back with feet up in the air and butt propped up with hands. Made a V with legs being sure to get it as wide as possible and then close V and repeat.  SLOW and controlled for 10 reps. You can vary foot position to emphasize certain muscles.

4)    P- Pilate UPS- Stand with toes out like a ballerina, squat down low with knees out to side then extend all the way up onto toes with arms above you.  Repeat 5 times.

 

EXTRA Fitness Focus~ Lactic Acid.

Our focus for this week is LACTIC ACID

Here’s a little video “Vlog” I recorded talking more about lactic acid training http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohIuXa3DoQ0…

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Last day of school!

Pretty please support me with a like for Gym Angel…I am a spokes-model and Sponsored Athlete for the brand. THANKS for the love <3 <3 xoxox https://www.facebook.com/GymAngelbrand

 

Michele Allen, Danielle Kiker and Angela Ellefson are our ANGELIC picture/tags contest winners
Congrats ladies!

 

My day yesterday was super busy! I got a lot done, but more to do today (I so need a solid TO DO list) while the kids finish up school before Christmas.  I got a good back, shoulder, bicep and interval run done yesterday…plus an additional 25 mins of bike.

 

Today, I’ll do my morning bike and chest/triceps.  I am really sore from my leg workout a couple days ago, so no intervals will be a nice treat!

 

 

Can you believe there are just 13 Days left in 2014?

~ Friday
Today’s suggested workout-
The BLT: http://youtu.be/S5L9g7-afs0

Repeat this circuit 4 times
1) “B”- Booty Pops: Stand with all your weight on on leg with knee slightly bent, bend leg a bit more and push up through your heel to contract booty as you return to start position. Do 10 reps each side; alternating starting leg with each set.
2) “L”- Lunge: Forward lunge pushing up and back to starting position alternating legs 10 total (5per leg).
3) “T”- Twirl: Stand with feet in a wide stance and Twirl your hips in a big circle- do 5 clockwise followed by 5 counterclockwise. Alternate starting direction with each set.

Today’s Diet Challenge~
Eat cauliflower or asparagus. Eating a variety of foods is more important that you may think. Don’t get in a rut, try something new! How about cauliflower or asparagus? If they are staples, go for something more exotic! Greens are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals which help your body’s detox process. Be sure to add them to your shopping list and then EAT them!

Today’s Personal Challenge~
Friendly Friday!! Let’s strive to be extra friendly today:
• Smile more and make eye contact with people…it’s OKAY!
• Say HI to everyone you cross paths with
• Break the ice, introduce yourself; be conversational
• Lend a Helping HAND; open doors; offer to help carry something for someone, etc….
• Comment on a Friend’s Blog
• Send some e-mails or private message
• Call a friend, acquaintance, family member or even and ENEMY, lol!
• Text someone!
Just STRIVE to be EXTRA Friendly today!!! And HAVE FUN with it!!! You will be rewarded for planting those “energy seeds”

 

Time for me to roll!!

toodle, do!

-Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Birthday Success

Gracie’s 13th bday was a fun success. Her Aunt extended an invite to do a “SURPRISE” party at her house for her with a special guest of honor all the way from MN, Grandma Mary!

It was a difficult task to get Gracie to the event due to the fact she wanted to SHOP, lol!  But I prevailed and got her there for the lunch surprise!

 

The day ended up feeling very long for all of us– I couldn’t believe how exhausted I was by just 5 pm!

Anyhow, It was a day off for me.

Today, the fun continues as we still have b-day shopping to do today.

 

POA: a basic 3 days split with for a 6 days a week workout plan. I’m going to be adding in ABS daily and try to add in extra biking (fasted) in the mornings

Monday~Chest/Tris and run

Tues~ Legs

Wed~ Back/Sh/Biceps and run

Thurs~ off

Friday~Chest Tris and run

Sat~Leg

Sun~ Back/Sh/Biceps and run

 

I better get rollin’!! But be sure to join our give away!!

 

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Feel free to enter often (with unique tags)!!

This will be fun and full of HOLIDAY LOVE!

 

Love ya,

Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Man Men??

Who has watched the TV Series Mad Men?  Travis and I are addicted to it and have been watching it like crazy the past couple weeks.  It’s so interesting to think back to the 1960’s and realize how life was SOOOO very different. People were so “PRESENT”…fewer distractions and life was so much more simple. But at the same time the basics of ADVERTISING is still true. Copy writing is an art and finding a way to market is still very much worth money!  The internet and smart phones has certainly changed the way people do business over the past 2 years!!

 

Today, I awarded 10 winners of my YouTube “Energy Angel” pre-workout supplement give away. CONGRATS to the winners!!

If you weren’t a winner, be sure to get in on this BYGO special!

 

Other than that, I’ve been working hard on my BuffMeals.com business. I’m getting more and more excited about the business every day! I didn’t get a chance to do my “chef” pics yet, but will very soon!  I did put up a short video about pre- and post- workout eating.  Here’s that video:

 

 

 

The DietBet is going well, what do ya’ll think?  Should I commit to holding another one?  I like the extra motivation, but am not sure how well others are liking it?  Anyway, I do know this time of year is one of the toughest to get people inspired towards fitness, so it’s actually going well

 

We all want a hot holidays right??

My #1 tip to stay on track during this time of year is to CONTINUE to workout!!

be sure to get in 4 days of working out per week!~!!!!!~!!!

 

Yesterday’s Nostalgic November:

http://youtu.be/5RX7uTr3zXA

 

Guess what? I was a semi-professional football player…And I rocked it! http://youtu.be/F6V78SYnRbs

 

So, yesterday I made a plea on my BuffMother facebook page for help. I want more of a good productive following there instead of perverts. My solution was to make a plea for help….

 

Dear followers… I need your help!!
I need those of you who are UPSTANDING and KIND to let me know what info you’d like to see more on this page. I try to provide accountability by leading by example with my own workout proof pics. I try to provide helpful tips through blogs, videos and motivational quotes. I try to help endorse worthy products and people. I am truly here to HELP OTHERS…Let me know what I can do to help you! Please? thanks!!
-Michelle (BuffMother!)
— looking for things to do.
35,840 people reached

Sunday, not a rest day :(

I’ve not been good about taking the weekends off of work recently. This weekend especially!  Just so much going on…BUT I’m determined to take next weekend off entirely!

That’s a good goal for sure!

Let’s see…I need to recap the past week:

Sun: no workout

Mon: SICK, tummy flu
Tue:?
Wed: short workout some upper body stuff and tried to run

Thurs: Killer leg day
Fri: just 20 mins bike, but I rode hard– felt great power in my legs

Sat: Back, Shoulders, Abs and Interval run

Not the week I had planned, but it ended on a high note… and I have no clue what I did on tuesday?

 

Next week, I’ll do much better:

M: fasted bike in am; Mish-Mosh lifting- need to do some biceps, abs and calves? Run outside

T: fasted bike; LEGS!!

Wed: fasted bike; Back and run intervals

Thurs: OFF (maybe some bike, I’ll see how I feel)

Fri: fasted bike; Chest/Tri and interval run

Sat: LEGS!

Sun: fasted bike but off lifting

 

Yesterday’s Back workout I just copied and pasted this from my bodyspace profile-

 

Chin-Up
Chin-Up
Muscle: Lats
Equipment: Body Only
Sets: 3
 

REPS 7

REPS 6

REPS 5

 

Bent-Arm Barbell Pullover
Bent-Arm Barbell Pullover
Muscle: Lats
Equipment: Barbell
Sets: 3
 

WEIGHT/REPS 25 Lbs. x 10 Reps


WEIGHT/REPS 25 Lbs. x 10 Reps

WEIGHT/REPS 25 Lbs. x 10 Reps
Elevated Cable Rows
Elevated Cable Rows
Muscle: Lats
Equipment: Cable
Sets: 3


WEIGHT/REPS 100 Lbs. x 20 Reps

WEIGHT/REPS 120 Lbs. x 20 Reps

WEIGHT/REPS 120 Lbs. x 20 Reps
Standing Dumbbell Upright Row
Standing Dumbbell Upright Row
Muscle: Traps
Equipment: Dumbbell
Sets: 3
 

WEIGHT/REPS 30 Lbs. x 10 Reps

WEIGHT/REPS 30 Lbs. x 12Reps


WEIGHT/REPS 30 Lbs. x 12 Reps
Barbell Shrug
Barbell Shrug
Muscle: Traps
Equipment: Barbell
Sets: 2
 

WEIGHT/REPS 135 Lbs. x 10 Reps

WEIGHT/REPS 135 Lbs. x 10 Reps
One-Arm Dumbbell Row
One-Arm Dumbbell Row
Muscle: Middle Back
Equipment: Dumbbell
Sets: 3

WEIGHT/REPS 40 Lbs. x 10 Reps

WEIGHT/REPS 40 Lbs. x 10 Reps

WEIGHT/REPS 40 Lbs. x 10 Reps
Bent Over Barbell Row
Bent Over Barbell Row
Muscle: Middle Back
Equipment: Barbell
Sets: 3

WEIGHT/REPS 65 Lbs. x 10 Reps

WEIGHT/REPS 85 Lbs. x 10 Reps

WEIGHT/REPS 85 Lbs. x 10 Reps
Inverted Row
Inverted Row
Muscle: Middle Back
Equipment: None
Sets: 4

REPS 10

REPS 10

REPS 10

REPS 10


Ab Roller
Ab Roller
Muscle: Abdominals
Equipment: Other
Sets: 3

REPS 15

REPS 10

REPS 10


Decline Crunch
Decline Crunch
Muscle: Abdominals
Equipment: Body Only
Sets: 3

REPS 15

REPS 20

REPS 20
Hanging Leg Raise
Hanging Leg Raise
Muscle: Abdominals
Equipment: Body Only
Sets: 3

REPS 10

REPS 10

REPS 10
It was a good, long lifting workout and afterward I ran hard! It was really good since my legs were fresh from not running all week!t…2 miles in 6:14 first 2 1min intervals at 8mph with 6 recovery next 5 1min at 9 with 7 recovery. Ended with 2 min cool down fueled by www.GymAngel.com Energy supplement. I’m really liking the effects of it!
Time for me to go workout now…I did 30 mins fasted bike this morning. Now it’s time to lift Chest/Triceps and I may throw some biceps in there- didn’t give them much attention yesterday.
Bye, bye!
-M

p.s.

I’m sending out this info tomorrow via an email blast…but thought you may want the info here too:

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Please if you have any questions or feedback, simply respond to this message and I’ll get back to you ASAP!

Happy Holiday Season!!

Love,

Michelle Berger, BuffMother

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

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