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It’s a Christmas Miracle!

Last night Travis delivered some sad news- that one of our chickens had been killed. It was Dottie, the one that chases butterflies and is the fearless leader of the other remaining 4 (we had 1 other killed about a month ago). It was very sad news.  We were also distraught that the kids didn’t seem to care much that she died??  It left us wondering…Is something wrong with us as parents that our kids just don’t care??

 

Well, this morning, I let the chickens out of the coop and all 5 were there, INCLUDING DOTTIE!!!! It’s a Christmas Miracle!!

 

I’m not sure where she was– but my only guess she was hiding in the coop somewhere??? It truly makes no sense– Travis checked over and over again for her last night!

 

The Choir Concert went well last night. It got me inspired a bit more for Christmas Music! (I have some on now!) and Gracie did a great job!! I’ll try to upload the itty-bitty video I got of her signing.

 

The DIET BET contest has ended!! Congrats to all who participated, I know it helped so many of us from totally going bonkers over Thanksgiving and beyond! Weight loss or even no gain over the Holidays is a WIN for sure!

 

I didn’t make my goal weight, but that’s ok…I didn’t really need to lose the “vanity” weight right now and I’ve found that in certain seasons it’s important to focus on just feeling good vs. worrying about the 1-4 pounds I’d like to eliminate…LOL! it’s all good!

 

I got my workout done yesterday and it felt very good to run outside and HOLY COW my butt can tell I haven’t run hills for about 6 weeks!  It’s sore today!!

“i’m a SUNNY Gym Ange!” #gymangel

 

Can you believe just 22 DAYs left in 2014 and I have PIGs or HAM on my mind!!  I am honored to have been selected as a Local Celebrity Candidate for this year’s “Kiss A Pig” Gala~ Please like my page dedicated to the event: https://www.facebook.com/BuffMotherKiss

AND….Check out today’s suggested workout- The “HAM” sandwich: http://youtu.be/kRtrugCo68Y

Do this circuit 4 times~ it is not a RACE!

THE “Ham”:
Repeat this circuit 4 times
1) “H”- Hip-Ups : Place feet up on a bench (chair, box, couch, ottoman, etc) and lift hips up
5 reps slow and controlled being sure to hold the SQUEEZE for at least 2 seconds.
2) “A”- Around the Worlds: Stand holding something for balance, lift right leg out to side and move it in circle “around the world” switch legs and alternate directions on each set.
3) “M”- Money Makers: Stand with feet a bit wider than shoulder width, place right hand on hip, left hand on head and jut right hip out as you rotate slightly.

 

Big day for me here– my movie premier. Not sure what to wear on the RED CARPET, but I know whatever i choose will be fun!  May have to have ya’ll help me decide through some facebook interaction!

 

I’ll be sure to take a bunch of pics tonight no matter what!

Love ya’s,

Michelle

 

 

 

p.s. I’ll be making this a full page on my buffmother.com site soon– but here is the basic info about my newest “job”…to raise money for the ADA

Make Me “Kiss a Pig!”

I am candidate selected to help raise awareness and donations the American Diabetes Association’s Kiss a Pig Gala. Please cast your votes for me by donating through this web page. Every dollar you donate counts a vote for me. I would LOVE TO “KISS A PIG”!!  CLICK Here to DONATE!

 

Or purchase tickets to the event here- hurry they sell out fast!!

https://donations.diabetes.org…Tickets&id=43621

 

Michelle Berger, lovingly known as BUFFMOTHER,  is the Owner of www.BuffMother.com, which includes a line of healthy foods www.BuffMeals.com. Michelle’s passion to teach others to regain control of their hormones via exercise and nutrition has earned her Fitness Guru status. Michelle is a mother of 4, author, fitness professional and a motivational speaker/coach who studied Exercise Science and Nutrition at North Dakota State University. Michelle, her husband, Travis and children live in Gravette, AR.
You can donate by selecting the “Click Here to Sponsor Me” link. Our efforts will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes.

Help Make a Difference!

No matter how small or large, your generous gift will help improve the lives of nearly 29 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Together, we can all make a difference!

Thank you for making a generous contribution to this cause that is so important to me!

Want to buy tickets or a table to the event?

https://donations.diabetes.org…Tickets&id=43621

or

Contact Krista Coffee at kcoffee@diabetes.org

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

New Treadmill

HI Ya!!

I’m not sure if I told you but I got a new treadmill…I have never owned a treadmill in my life– amazing for a runner/fitness guru like me– but it’s true.  I got a TRUE brand used treadmill and it’s great!!

I used it for the first time today since it was COLD and VERY wet outside~

So the time was 40 mins total– I didn’t run the entire time and had a couple breaks in there~

2% Incline:

6 mins walking 4 mins at 6mph 1min@6mph 1mim@7mph 1min@8mph

Then I paused the tread mill so I could go change my shoes- My Addidas have been hurting my foot the past 3 months when I try to run in them– I tried and they failed me again.

I put on some other NIKE’s that i haven’t hardly worn- I bought them last year

1.5 min@ 6mph 1mim@7mph 1min@8mph

Then I paused the treadmill AGAIN, so I could change my shoes once more– I went to my “stand by” worn out pair of R4’s– I love them! Nike stopped making them and I’m in a shoe crisis!

Got back to it~

1 min@ 6mph 1mim@7mph 1min@8mph

3:20 @9mph (6:40/mi pace)= 800m after 1 min @6mph HR was still around 140

1 min@ 6mph 1mim@7mph 1min@8mph

1:40 @9mph =400m; HR @ 150-160

2 min@ 6mph Increased Incline to 3% 1min@7mph 3:45min@8mph(7:30/mi pace)=800m finished at the time of 36:35 HR @ 160 final 3:15 @6mph and 2% grade

Total of 40 mins on treadmill

So…to combat my shoe issues I

Found some r4’s to buy tonight– they are girls’ size so we’ll see if they work~

 

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After the run I did Dead Lifts, Squats and some Abs.

I did 3-4 sets of each with only 95#’s– I’m still so sore from Monday I didn’t want to “push it” too hard.  Next week’s training will be much better.  I also realize I can’t handle only lifting 2 days a week.  More than likely I’ll switch to a full body workout plan where I’ll be lifting 3 days a week in addition to my track training.

 

FYI~ I’ve named our contest– “ASS ASSAULT”– sorry for the “bad word”…but I don’t actually consider it a bad word– I like asses!

Abs and Ass are My two favorite topics

— invite your friends to join www.TeamBuffMother.com in May for our next contest “Ass Assault!”

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Okay…

Today’s plan is to get some important work done and then off to the races for the evening– all kinds of stuff going on tonight!

 

See Ya later babes!!

-Michelle

p.s. thanks so much for all the super kind compliments on my S2S entry!!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

Free BuffMother! Gathering, Nov 11th-13th 2010


FREE BuffMother! Gathering- November 11-13th, 2010
Don’t miss out on this chance to train with, socialize with and learn from some of the most amazing women on this planet- TEAM BuffMother!

Dates: November Thurs. the 11th, Fri. the 12th and Saturday the 13th- the main gathering is on the 13th @ noon. We’d love for you to come the entire 3 days weekend, but understand if you can only come 1 or 2 days. The big main event is on the 13th at Noon

The Main EVENT- free for all…open to all women!!:

FREE!! Healthy Lifestyle Seminar! (For women only)

Author, Entrepreneur, Fitness Guru, Mother of 4, Michelle Berger and other TEAM BuffMother leaders, will inspire and energize your fitness life with tons of helpful information. Our mission is to help you be healthy and happy!!! Come learn more about healthy diet, exercise, supplementation, your hormonal cycle and MORE….

When: Saturday November 13 @ Noon

Where: Pleasanton, CA Marriott

How: Dressed casual eager to learn and inspired

Why: You deserve it!! And it is FREE!!!

For more info email Teresa Williams teresaew@sbcglobal.net

Hotel: Marriott of Pleasanton, CA-

http://marriottpleasanton.com/location.htm

For a discounted rate please book under “BuffMother”

TEAM BuffMother! Events:

All Team BuffMother! members staying at the hotel for the weekend will be meeting up for FUN informative FREE Team BuffMother sessions and events starting Thursday afternoon thru Saturday. In the evenings of the 11th, 12th and 13th we will gather for dinner and even dancing afterward!! It will be a fun bonding time for all.

PLUS….**PHOTO-SHOOTS!!** are open to anyone interested~!! The GREAT Emily McArthur will be traveling with Michelle to California!! Don’t miss your opportunity to have a personal professional photo-shoot done while you are in California!!! MORE INFO HERE!!

Big BuffMother! Gathering- November 11-13th, 2010

Big BuffMother! Gathering- November 11-13th, 2010

Dates: November Thurs. the 11th, Fri. the 12th and Saturday the 13th- the main gathering is on the 13th @ noon.  We’d love for you to come the entire 3 days weekend, but understand if you can only come 1 or 2 days. The big main event is on the 13th at Noon.

Hotel: Marriott of Pleasanton, CA-

http://marriottpleasanton.com/location.htm

Room rate is $69/room for up to double occupancy, $10 more for 1 additional person per room.
Teresa Williams will be coordinating roommates and available to help you with your travel and event questions

please don’t hesitate to email her teresaew@sbcglobal.net

Airport: San Francisco or Oakland both work nicely- check for best rates.

Transportation:
BART to Pleasanton
Shuttle to Hotel

*We’ll have shuttle use the entire stay at the hotel plus we have Julie’s car and I may rent a van- depending on how many women come. Plus if it is nice we could rent bikes for an afternoon!!  That’d be fun!

More Details:

TEAM BuffMother! Events:

We will be meeting up for morning and afternoon workout/boot camp/informational sessions on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday.  In the evenings of the 11th, 12th and 13th we will gather for dinner and even dancing afterward!!  It will be a fun bonding time for all.

PHOTO-SHOOTS!! my photographer The GREAT Emily McArthur will be traveling with me!! Don’t miss your opportunity to have a personal professional photo-shoot done while you are in California!!!  MORE INFO HERE!!

The Main EVENT- free for all- geared toward the NON- Team BuffMother member…open to all women!!:

FREE!! Healthy Lifestyle Seminar! (For women only)

Author, Entrepreneur, Fitness Guru, Mother of 4, Michelle Berger and other TEAM BuffMother leaders,  will inspire and energize your fitness life with tons of helpful information.  Our mission is to help you be healthy and happy!!!  Come learn more about healthy diet, exercise, supplementation, your hormonal cycle and MORE….

When: Saturday November 13 @ Noon

Where: Pleasanton Marriot

How: Dressed casual eager to learn and inspired

Why: You deserve it!! And it is FREE!!!

For more info visit www.BuffMother.com or  www.therallyroom.com

or email Teresa Williams  teresaew@sbcglobal.net

****Rough Draft of Agenda***

Thurs,  November 11th, 2010
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Arrival day- afternoon activity and evening dinner/dancing
Friday, November 12th, 2010
7:30 am to 9:00 am Gym Time/Breakfast
10:00 am Morning activity time

Hike or Bike or Bowling

12:30 Break for the afternoon
3:00 pm to 5:00 REST or Workout time- afternoon run, lift, swim or activity
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Meet to go to Dinner then Dancing
Saturday, November 13, 2010
7:30 am to 10 am Breakfast
8:00 am to 10:00 am Gym Time
10:00 am-11:30 Brunch
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Group Photos for Team BuffMother
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Presentation: BIG EVENT- Seminar
1:00 pm to 1:40 pm 4 Break-Out Groups 15 mins @ each
1:40 pm to 3:00 pm General Mingling
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm BuffMother Group SPECIAL AWARDS
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Closing BuffMother Group Dinner

More group fun ideas:

  • Bike rental
  • Video scavenger hunt
  • Group runs
  • Group training
  • Interviews
  • Photographer
  • Posing clinic
  • Booty boot camp
  • Abs
  • Model Mom
  • Chiro care
  • Testimonials
  • Gift bags- make up, lisa, suits, soap, toffee, push ups, Noah’s  naturals, samples (nrgx)
  • Dinner out
  • Dancing
  • 24hour fitness- Julie’s said OKAY @ $10 per person
  • Peir 39
  • Warf
  • Bowling
  • China town
  • Wintay Winery
  • Julie’s house