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SSS 2012 Finalist – Jenny B of NE

I am so VERY proud of Jenny for “finding herself” again through BuffMother.  She over came her Mommy guilt and overcame her fear of the “meat heads” in the weight room.  I’m very impressed with how 7 pounds of weight loss transformed her!! Way to go Jenny~ I expect your fitness future to bring many more successes!!

Name: Jenny B of NE
Number of children: 1
Age:33

Why did you enter the “SuperSTAR Success” contest by BuffMother?  I wanted to challenge myself and learn more healthy ways to attain my fitness goals. I also wanted the extra guidance that I got from the Youtube videos, emails, journal, Rally Room and fellow BuffMothers.

What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?  I really utilized the Rally Room for support, I also used my husband because he also helped keep me accountable, watching the YouTube videos, journaling as well as continuing to reference “Hormonal Timing” book. All of these together helped me keep my focus.

How do you feel about your success?  I am very happy with my results and excited to see how I will look and feel months from now after continuing to live a healthy lifestyle.

What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?  Some of the obstacles I had to overcome were to fit working out into my already busy schedule, having “mommy guilt” after leaving my daughter to go to the gym to workout, eating healthy and prepping meals. It took me some time to figure out the meal prepping thing.  I also had to overcome the “haters” and being criticized for what I was trying to accomplish.  Another big one was using the weight room at the gym and not feeling intimidated by the equipment as well as the “meat heads”.

What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?  I was able to find myself again through BuffMother.  The knowledge I gained about eating, hormones, and workouts will stay with me for years.  I met some great friends through the Rally Room, which I found to be a very safe place for me to express my feelings and share my successes as well as struggles. I wish every woman wanting to learn and make changes could be a part of the BuffMother community.

Can I have your permission to post your entry and photos online? Yes

#2-Beginning/Ending STATS-

DATES taken- 08/20/12   11/01/12

Height: 5’4”
Weight:   130       123
Bust:        34         32.5
Waist:     29          27.5
Hips:       39.5      37

Before Picture

After Picture

Additional Measurements:

Today’s Date: Before 08/20/12         After 11/01/12
height:_5’4___ weight:_130_____ age:_33______
**Start of your last period date:_2 years ago____
Length of last 2 monthly cycles (average is 28 days): Unsure
Today’s day in your monthly cycle (c-date)-Unsure   C-21

Please list the following measurements:
Bust (around the biggest part, women only): 34  32.5
Chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides): 33.5  29
Waist (the smallest part): 29   27.5
Hips (the largest part of your butt): 39.5   37
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides): 40   39
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm): 11.5  11
Thigh (8” above Knee cap): 20  21.25
Thigh (12” above Knee cap): 22.25   21.75
Calf (7” below knee joint): 13  13.5

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.
please consider some getting some extra
“support” by by joining The Rally Roomhttp://therallyroom.com

"All Star" Kathy K. of NE

Kathy of NE!

I was introduced to BuffMother by my friend and fellow chiropractor, Lisa Staudt.  At that point in my fitness “career”, I had been doing Jazzercise 5-6 days a week for 6 years.  I was frustrated due to the fact that I was working out hard, yet getting nowhere.  I felt like I was losing muscle and shape and gaining weight.  Talking with Lisa about BuffMother just made sense.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to give up Jazzercise, but my true love had always been lifting weights.  I liked the idea of being able to do whatever exercise program you wanted.  I was also intrigued by the thought of my hormones directing how I worked out.  I think everything in our body is connected in some way, shape or form. I am thrilled with my weight loss, inches lost/gained, the way I look and how my clothes fit.  But I’m more excited to know that I am STRONG!  It has given me the confidence that I had lost over the years.  It’s very intimidating to step into a gym after 18+ years.  Having the knowledge and “plan” from “Hormonal Timing” helped me ease back in.