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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

 

I have some free time this morning to get a few things done prior to heading to my next Movie SHOOT.  Tonight I get to kill someone and get shot! Fun stuff!!

 

Yesterday, I completed a recent “early morning” workout record for myself– started running at 7:15 am!! that’s very EARLY for me!!!!

Got my run done EARLY today- finished at 7:40am… After a 10min warm up ran 1 mile at 8mph with 3%grade– pushed into pain! #nopainnogain#workoutproof

 

 

Then after my run I had a weird thing happen.  I was getting my eggs cooked and rinsing off something in the sink and these words came to me: “And I will give you the Desires of your heart!”  It instantly made me cry with thankfulness~ God has GIVEN me the desires of my heart! He is amazing!!

I am so blessed!!

 

Here’s a pic I sent prior to heading out for the day– I knew we were shooting a Sleepy Middle of the night scene, so…limited my make up as not too look too made up…

Here’s a pic after we shot my first ever movie scene!! I will never forget it– thanks to everyone who made it happen! Dreams do come true — with Victoria Fox, Kim Pease and Jim Long.

 

Here’s a shot with one of the other Actors, Carl TheCoach Bailey— He plays Travis Tabor, the former Sheriff turned politician.

 

please keep me in your prayers as the shooting continues over the next couple weeks.  LOTS of Brains cells will be required for me to remember all my lines and stay sharp!

 

Have a happy Valentines day!!

Love, Michelle

p.s. my weight finally dropped back into the 120’s today for the first time in a several weeks! 127.8 on cycle day 5!! Yay for buffing!!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

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“D” is for DETERMINED! ~ Shine in 49: Day 12

 “D” is for Determined!

Be Determined to stay on track this weekend with your EATING and even an EXTRA workout!!

I am so DARN DETERMINED to get to my goal!! I love that feeling of FOCUS!!!
DETERMINATION is a GREAT thing!!!

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”
-Tommy Lasorda (American Baseball Player and Coach, b.1927)

“Some are destined to succeed, some are determined to succeed.”
– H. H. Swami Tejomayananda (Indian , b.1950)

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.”
– Sonia Johnson

My determination will lead me to workout hard again today!!! I am on fire!!
I hope you are equally DETERMINED to get your workout done and make it better than your last one!!  Lift heavier, push harder and focus on getting results at the gym!!

Today’s workout is: LEGs and ABS

Today’s Hormonal Timing (HORMONE CHARTING):
1- what cycle day is it for you? 5
2- what was your weight today?128
3- do you notice any water retention in your body? if yes, where? yes everywhere
4- are there any “other” factors of importance to note about your weight gain or loss today? I am looking leaner every day!! My tummy is shrinking and my arms are getting lean! FUN STUFF!!!

BE DETERMINED to reach your goals!! And remember that together we CAN change the world for the better!!! We can help every woman become their best

Love,
Michelle!!!

14 days to Go…Kicking the Haibt!!

14 days to GO!!

Well, 1 week of the contest is over and we are ready to rock the next 2!!

There are 14 days of the “Kick the Habit” contest left, and I feel my Mojo on the rise~
How are you doing?? More focused than ever I hope!!

Be sure to visit the rally room today for your task, some encouragement and workout ideas:

http://therallyroom.com/node/51849

I had a champion weekend as planned!!

Sunday- ran hills- I did 5 x approx 200m hills…and one killer LONG one of about 400 -500 meters~ i should measure them some day! Then I finished with 2 100 meter sprints on the flat grass– they felt so easy after the hills!

Monday- Chest
Tues- Legs
Wed- a run and mish mosh of plyo type exercises and abs
Thurs- back
Friday- Legs
Saturday- off
Sunday- a run and mish mosh of plyo type exercises and abs

Alright!!! it is starting to get close to “CRUNCH” time for this contest….I know that every day I get more and more intense  about kicking and attaining my habits!!!

Let’s make these next 2 weeks our best yet!!

-Michelle

 

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14 days to go…one thing

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Mon, 2012/02/13 – 9:24am — BuffMother

Welcome to week #2 of our 21 day Break the Habit!!  Just 14 days to Go…
I hope you enjoyed week #1 and that you feel 7 days closer to breaking or attianing your habit.

If you missed any of the posts from last weeek with tasks, workouts and tips for helping you “Break the Habit” take a look at the– 21 day Kick the Habit book-– below the main post there are links to each day’s email, tasks and my blog posts for the contest.  Enjoy!

Your task for today is to follow up on your POA (plan of attack) that you wrote up yesterday, by doing ONE item at a time. Since most mothers are forced to multitask, It may feel odd to focus your effort on ONE thing at a time. Studies prove that by focusing on “one thing” you’ll do a better job and feel less stressed while doing it. Singular focused actions will catapul you to breaking or attaining your habit!!

 

Beginner Workout Option:

 

Circuit- do all exercises for upper body in the order listed and repeat the circuit 3 times.
EXERCISES
UPPER BODY
Push ups on knees
3 sets to  failure
Rows- bent over holding dumbells
3 sets of  10 reps
Chair dips- for triceps
3 sets to failure
DB Military Shoulder Press
3 sets of  10 reps
Bicep Curl
3 sets of  10 reps
Tricp extension
3 sets of  10 reps
Lateral Raises
3 sets of  10 reps

 

OR…

Experienced Workout Option-

 

Paired circuit- do the 2 exercises in the same color continuouly with very little (15 sec) rest between sets.
CHEST, TRICEPS
Bench Press or Chest Press
3×6-8
Tricep Extensions
3×6-8
Incline DB flys
3×8-10
Tricep bench dips
3xfailure
Cable flys
3xfailure
Tricep Push Downs
3xfailure
Knee Ups-to failure 2-3 sets
Crunches 3×15 slow

 

I am off to do ONE thing at a time, ONE step at a time toward success!!

-Michelle

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“21 Day: KICK the HABIT”– EMAIL for day 8; 14days to GO!!

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Mon, 2012/02/13 – 9:27am — BuffMother

Well, 1 week of the contest is over and we are ready to rock the next 2!!

There are 14 days of the “Kick the Habit” contest left, and I feel my Mojo on the rise~
How are you doing?? More focused than ever I hope!!

Be sure to visit the rally room today for your task, some encouragement and workout ideas:

http://therallyroom.com/node/51849

 

Let’s make these next 2 weeks our best yet!!

-Michelle

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“21 Day: KICK the HABIT”– EMAIL for day 8; 14days to GO!!

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Mon, 2012/02/13 – 9:27am — BuffMother

Well, 1 week of the contest is over and we are ready to rock the next 2!!

There are 14 days of the “Kick the Habit” contest left, and I feel my Mojo on the rise~
How are you doing?? More focused than ever I hope!!

Be sure to visit the rally room today for your task, some encouragement and workout ideas:

http://therallyroom.com/node/51849

 

Let’s make these next 2 weeks our best yet!!

-Michelle

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Weekend is ON!

Tonight Gunner and I got in our 4th lifting workout for the week, YAY!!  He’s already getting stronger and says he’s gained 7 pounds (not sure on that, but he is up to 114!)…I’m so proud of him and his effort. He’s going to be a big strong boy by this football season!

Anyhow, The kids are so fired up that the weekend is here and so am I!! I’m going out for dinner tonight: Tomorrow is watching some football, a bonfire,  the UFC and more football on Sunday will round out my weekend!!

In addition to the fun stuff one of my DD’s has a birthday party, so that’ll mean some driving around- I also would like to get in a solid squat workout.  My new gym doesn’t have a free weight squat rack, so I’m planning to go to my old gym or get in a good workout at my house on my squat rack!  THESE LEGS NEED THE WORK!!

Today is cycle day 3 and my first weigh in was horrid!! I was holding tons of water and weighed 132–eeeeekkkk!! But by 5pm tonight I weighed 129 again~ Whew!  I hate hormone bloats!  Anyhow~ buffing officially starts on Sunday and I plan to hit it VERY HARD!  Time to push myself to the limit, no more pussy footing around!!

Peace out….

It’s time for me to go OUT!!

-Michelle

Sizzlin' in 6~ WEEK #2 (day 8): "D" is for Determined!

D is for Determined!

 

I am so DARN DETERMINED to get to my goal!! I love that feeling of FOCUS!!!
DETERMINATION is a GREAT thing!!!

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”
-Tommy Lasorda (American Baseball Player and Coach, b.1927)

“Some are destined to succeed, some are determined to succeed.”
– H. H. Swami Tejomayananda (Indian , b.1950)

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.”
– Sonia Johnson

My determination led me to workout hard again today!!! I am on fire!!
I hope you are equally DETERMINED to get your workout done and make it better than your last one!!  Lift heavier, push harder and focus on getting results at the gym!!

Here’s a download for this week’s workouts:
week 2

Today’s workout is:

Upper body, ABS and Intervals

Be sure to start with a warm up- 10 mins on the recumbent bike is a great place to start

UPPER BODY- Circuit- do all exercises upper body in the order as listed; repeat the circuit 3 times.  #1 then immediately #2 then immediately #3 etc…then the entire series again for 3 rounds
EXERCISES DATE        
UPPER BODY          
#1-Chest press or Push ups regular or on knees lbs.        
3 sets to  failure reps.        
#2-Rows- machine or bent over holding dumbbells lbs.        
3 sets of  10 reps reps.        
#3- Tricep machine or Chair dips- for triceps lbs.        
3 sets of 10 reps each reps.        
#4-shoulder press machine or DB Shoulder Press lbs.        
3 sets of  10 reps reps.        
#5-Bicep machine curls or DB Bicep Curl lbs.        
3 sets of  10 reps reps.        
#6-Cable tricep push downs or Tricep extension lbs.        
3 sets of  10 reps reps.        
#7-Standing Lateral/Side shoulder Raises (flies) with DB’s lbs.        
3 sets of  10 reps reps.        

ABS:

ABS–CPTME….SIMPLE 7 for 7 – REFER to my book “AFTER BABY ABS” for an explanation of these exercises and terms
Passive Abs
Sit ups- hands on hammies
Vacuumes!! 10- 10 seconds daily
Knee ups- roman chair are best
Traditional AB crunch
Ball Crunches
Cats/Dogs

Then intervals like these:

Stair mill
15 mins of intervals
hard mins at 8 and 9 easy mins at 6
+ 8 mins on r-bike

Today’s Hormonal Timing (HORMONE CHARTING):
1- what cycle day is it for you? 2
2- what was your weight today?128
3- do you notice any water retention in your body? if yes, where? yes everywhere
4- are there any “other” factors of importance to note about your weight gain or loss today? I am looking leaner every day!! My tummy is shrinking big time! FUN STUFF!!!

BE DETERMINED to reach your goals!! And remember that together we CAN change the world for the better!!! We can help every woman become their best

Love,
Michelle!!!

Joyous June!

HEY ALL!! June is here and I LOVE IT!!  June has to be my favoirite month- it’s full of  FUN and excitement!!!  June is JOYOUS!!

That’s why I’ve decided to make “Joyous June” my daily blogging theme for this month.

Joyous is a descriptive word that personifies happiness!! Joy is a wonderful emotion!!  Some of it’s shynonyms include: blessed, blithe, cheerful, delighted, ecstatic, exuberant, festive, glad, gleeful, heartwarming, jocular, jolly, joyful, jubilant, merry, mirthful, pleased, spirited, upbeat, vigorous, wonderful

June goals:

Finish SX70 Strong!! 2 weeks to go!! then it’s my Birthday
Stay HAPPY!! HEALTH and HORNEY! LOL!! SEX is on the mind!!
R&R in AZ with my sissy- NO PRESSURE!!  Sun Pool, LAUGHING, reading, relaxing and working out-all fun stuff!
Have fun with my kids the last week of school- Field days!!
Celebrate the success of our Competition TEAMS’s Success and the SEXY in 70 entrantants!! WHOOHOO!!
 

I’ve gotta go get a few NEW things posted for the SX70 contest!! It’s our final PHASE~ PHASE 5!!!  TIME TO KICK IT!!

your JOYOUS Friend,

Michelle

 

PB Day!

Today’s workout was with DH again…we’ve workout 3 days together this week!! FUN STUFF!!
Today…I hit a recent Bench pb~ 135×6 times; 145x3times and I did 155×1 with a LITTLE TINY help 🙂
Here’s the breakdown of my workout
Warm up chest press 2 sets and 1 set of push ups (15 reps)
Bench 45×25 95×10 135×6!! 145×4 (3 by myself, the 4th with assistance) 155×1- like a said with a tiny bit of help
135×5 Wide Hammer flat Bench machine 90×10 110×10 140x8x2
Dips 10 (another recent high), 8
Incline Flys 40’sx8x2sets
Tricep push downs- 4 sets lots of reps!
Intervals on treadmill- 20 mins most high mins at 9 with recovery at 7. 1 min was at 10.8mph
In an e-mail today I read the following and though it was good enough to share:
“The goal of life is NOT to be happy. The goal of life is to know what time it is. In the words of King Solomon:
“Everything has its season. And there is a time for everything under the heaven.” “A time to be born and a time to die.” “A time to weep and time to laugh.” “A time to wail and time to dance.” “A time to rend and time to mend.” “A time to be silent and a time to speak.” “A time to love and a time to hate.” “A time for war and a time for peace.”
What time is it for you ? 
Have a super fantastic day!!
-Michelle

40 days to Fit! Day 36~another Monday!

Another Monday!  My plan for today’s workout is to work my BUTT with lots of LUNGES~In order to hit your GLUTES when lunging there are several things you can do-

  1. Focus on using your Front leg for the movement.
  2. Bend forward at the waist (chest to knee) at the bottom of the movement to gain a GOOD stretch in your glute
  3. Pre exhaust your other muscles with exercises like – squats, leg extensions, leg curls, etc…
  4. Utilize WALKING LUNGES with weight they are proven to be the most effective at hitting butt muscles

Here’s a couple on of my FAVORITE moves for working my butt~ Smith BUTT Lunges: By bringing my  front foot in and leaning my chest towards my knee, my glutes are stimulated much more. BE PREPARED for a sore BUTT the day after these, lol!

And a couple other links to BUTT exercise videos:

Walking Lunges:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhyjC_TAvKo

Starter Style Walking Lunges: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UfmobVOGOk

In other news…We have ton of FUN Stuff going on and many great tools that will help you get buff!
i’ll be sending out a newsletter with more info on all if it VERY SOON~ so please be sure you name is on the list.  You can sign up here www.buffmother.com

Now to catch you up on my workouts for the past 4 days~

Thursday- Did legs- had a GREAT workout!!
Friday- Had a great RUN outside!
Sat- Did a good Chest/Tris/Shoulder/bicep workout
Sun- Did a GREAT run Outside

The PLAN for this week is:
M- legs
T-Back, intervals (run)
W-Chest, intervals
Th, F, Sa- REPEAT M, T, W 🙂
Sunday- OFF

Let’s all have a GREAT WEEK!!

-Michelle

Sunny Day & I Hungry!

First off I have to tell you….
I got to see the infomercial on actual TV for the first time today!! AND It was amazing…I really love the show~ I even started to cry again! At the taping we all broke out in tears during the Rally Room segment…It was so emotional!! IT WAS SO AMAZING!! I love seeing it on TV~~!!!! I feel like a proud MAMMA to see all the success stories featured in the show!! It is really fun~ I am so blessed to have all of you in my life!!!The past couple days I’ve been totally JAZZED about the show finally airing and the fact that the crazy busy project is almost “DONE” on my end ~ Whew!! It has been very consuming! Now all the FUN stuff will start happening and I can be free to do more fun/creative stuff.It will be a fun year ahead!!! I am truly blessed!!

SECONDLY….

“I HUNGRY!!! ”
Have you seen that commercial about the fuzzy orange monster called “HUNGRY”?? It’s funny!! and I feel like him today! HUNGRY!! In all honesty I’ve been feeling like him the past couple of days~ HORMONES!!

I am so happy that it’s sunny today…yesterday it was snowy and icy! I thought we were done with that winter crud for the year, but I guess not! The sun has already melted off the snow and ice, but it’s a bit chilly out still– MAN!! I can’t wait for my trip!! I’ll be on the beach next SUNDAY!! Due to the weather and the fact my back was EXHAUSTED from my Heavy lifting the past couple of days….I took the day off yesterday. I am going to go today though!! It’ll feel good to get in a good SWEAT!

My little DD Gracie has had a fever on and off since yesterday…so I hope she gets better and no one else gets sick! We’ve been really blessed this year in with health kids ~ It’s been really nice.

So…to catch you up a bit on what I’ve been doing:

Thurs-
Lifted CHEST!! I got a PB too!!!
my benching that day went kinda like this…
warm up really well
45’sx15
95×10
115×6
135×4+2with assist
145×2!! PERSONAL BEST!!! + I did 2 more with assistance
155×0 by myself, but 2 with a little assistance….155 felt HEAVY and I kinda lost my form as I brought the weight down– I lowered it too slow and too high on my chest, thus I didn’t get it up by myself. I will try again next Chest day (Monday) and add in extra “negatives” to prepare myself for the heavy weight.
115×10

LOVE YA,
Michelle

D is for Determined!

I am so DARN DETERMINED to get to my goal!! I love that feeling of FOCUS!!!
DETERMINATION is a GREAT thing!!!

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”
-Tommy Lasorda (American Baseball Player and Coach, b.1927)

“Some are destined to succeed, some are determined to succeed.”
– H. H. Swami Tejomayananda (Indian , b.1950)

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.”
– Sonia Johnson

My determination led me to workout hard again today!!! I am on fire!!
Warm up r-bike 20 mins

bicep curl machine
50×20
55×15
60x10x2
paired with lower back extensions (major booty focused)
75×25
90×20
95×20

hammer strength bicep curls
55#x10+ several short rom reps x 3sets
paired with
Knee ups on bench
2 sets- 15 front/10 rt side/10 left side

walking lunges 30 steps w/55# on back x2 sets
paired with 1 set bicep curls with 55# barx10 reps

walking calf raises- 2sets

rotary calf machine
180×10
190x10x2
paired with froggy hammie curls
55x20reps x 2 sets

Stair mill
15 mins of intervals
hard mins at 8 and 9 easy mins at 6
+ 8 mins on r-bike

Today’s HR:
1- what cycle day is it for you? 15
2- what was your weight today?125
3- do you notice any water retention in your body? if yes, where?no
4- are there any “other” factors of importance to note about your weight gain or loss today? I am looking leaner every day!! My tummy is shrinking big time! FUN STUFF!!!

BE DETERMINED to reach your goals!! And remember that together we CAN change the world for the better!!! We can help every woman become their best

Love,
Michelle!!!