I hope you’re having a great weekend!! I’m taking today off its cycle day one and wow it’s a doozy. Yesterday I went for a little hike/hunt with my husband we were doing some predator calling. The only thing we managed to call in with a bunch of crows it was crazy. There were about 30 crows circling us and crying and going nuts.
I am excited for the secret of success contest, we start in one week this week is about preparing and I have a lot of support videos on my YouTube playlist called the superstar success playlist. Those videos will be updated but the information and content is still very very helpful. Check out the week 0 ones and also there is full workout examples, too.
Today we are chilling out watching the show Peaky Blinders and also planning to watch the football games this afternoon really low key just trying to make it a true rest day.
For myself, I’ve found it very helpful to look into my past to see how best to move forward toward my goals. Honest evaluation of current habits, current mindset and current behaviors vs. those I had when I was at my best.
Today I’m just going to look back a month, lol….
At the end of December I posted my blog “Obsessed”…I was determined, on fire and totally excited for what was to come in 2016~ http://www.teambuffmother.com/blog/obsessed
“Bring on”FITNESS OBSESSED MICHELLE” for the next season of my life! I’m telling you this as a warning, HA!! When I unleash this my OBSESSIVE BEAST it’s crazy and competitive and compulsive and unrelenting!
I WILL BE TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH FITNESS/DIET/EXERCISE to become my most SEXY SELF!! “
Yes that’s the mentality I want for this SSS contest. 70 full days of being obsessed, maybe even being a FREAK about it!!
Then a week later I made my Jan goals/resolutions~
My 2016 Resolutions :
#1- BE POSITIVE at all times and Laugh More
#2- Workout on average 5x’s a week
#3- Get up earlier, my goal is 6 am on week days
#4- Eat at least 2 servings of GREENS every day this year–365 in a row!!
#5- Add at least 100 new videos to my YouTube channel this year
#6- AND…this Year’s theme is “twothousandsexteen!” meaning, my goal is to be sexy and enjoy some a lot of good sex this year!!
It’s so easy for me to FORGET my resolutions. Does that ever happen to you?? I’m going to really try to keep them in the forefront of my mind this year. Certainly reviewing them monthly will help– but I’m also going to print them off and put them around my house as a reminder!
Over all I am off to a good start on them. The 6 am morning wake up thing has been a work in progress. The past 2 weeks I’ve managed to do it 3 days each. Today, as every week day I got up at 6, fed my DH and got him and the kids off to school, then went to sleep again, was having bad Period and tummy issues last night and this morning. Once I got up (at 10am), I did feel better…The plan is to do the 6am wake up the remainder of the week.
My goal for February is to figure out and stick to a strict protocol to heal up my gut, to detox with some cleanses, dig into the blood tests from the Dr. that I’ll be getting done tomorrow. Along with keeping up with doing all I know how to stay free of a UTI.
2 of the big things I started today to assist with that is NO COFFEE and NO DAIRY. Coffee because it really seems to upset my tummy and dairy because I know in the past when I’ve been strictly off it, I’ve felt so much better. Less inflamed, less toxic, less cellulite, leaner, better tummy function, etc…
Some other things I plan to implement are to make and drink bone broth and learn more about fermentation.
Fitness wise, more of the same this month– just progressing with my weight training workouts and running. I want to be sure to add in more outdoor runs, hill runs and sprints in the coming weeks. The weather forecast looks very nice so it’ll make it much easier!
This week’s POA~
M- chest/tri, and intervals
W- Back Shoulders biceps
Th- Chest Tris and intervals (run) BUFFING STARTS
Sa- Back, shoulders, biceps and intervals (run)
MONDAY~ DAY 1 SSS!!
Today I got in my chest workout
warm up bike 5 mins
Bench 65×10, 95×10, 115x8x3sets
I flys 35’sx8x3sets
Bowflex press 50×15, 80x10x2sets
Bicep curls 55x3sets
Tricep extensions 50x10x3sets
Curl bar bicep curls 50×10
Kick backs 10#x10x3sets
A few abs between sets– probably 3 sets total
Ran intervals– added in some extra warm up and extra stretching between many of them treadmill was on a total of 27 mins for 3.1mi easy mins at 6mph, hard at 8– felt much better the second half than the first half
Overall it was a good workout considering how badly my tummy was hurting last night and this morning.
Herring and half avocado with salt
Carrot (boiled), salmon, celery
Ham, pickle, mustard, walnuts
Dinner is going to be left over baked chicken and something?? not sure what just yet, I left over have quiona in frig, but I ate that last night and seemed to make my tummy bad! I may go for just the chicken.
Sure hope you are as fired up as me!! To have an awesome next 11 weeks!!
Hey ladies, I can’t believe how fast this week is flying by!! I got my hair done today, yaya!! Feel so much better!!
Just a reminder that we are starting the SSS contest on MONDAY!! Be sure to GET READY and invite your friends!
I’m in the middle of my leg workout so I gotta roll, See ya on HUMP DAY!@!
Frump? is that a word?? Let me look it up for you….Here’s a funny description from the URBAN DICTIONARY
A woman who is generally not concerned with her appearance and doesn’t make any attempt to look womanly or sexy. Frumps are very common in the Seattle area. They need not be overweight but commonly are somewhat “doughy” and are characterized by lack of makeup (except for ugly art-school or Goth-style makeup), poorly-fitted, unstylish clothing, general lack of muscle tone or a tan. They sometimes wear very bright red lipstick or substitute teacher cat-eye glass to make themselves even less appealing to men although they are not dykes. They’ll often complain loudly that they can’t find a man yet make no attempt to present themselves in a manner that might attract a man (showing skin or cleavage for instance). They might even be somewhat attractive (do-able)if they made an attempt at dressing better and wearing makeup and/or a better hairstyle.
SAY NO TO THE FRUMP and yes to the HUMP!!
You may be asking yourself, am I a frump?? Well, I’m not the one to judge but I challenge you to do something every day this month of February to be less frumpy! NO FRUMP FEBRUARY!
Now in other news…
Our SSS contest starts MONDAY! official Sign up www.BuffMother.com
Here’s some of the GET Ready Resources I’ve put up to this point (more to come!!)
10 week SuperSTAR Success– Feb 1st thru April 10th
SSS Journal~ FREE VIP download
SSS Week 0 ~ Preparation +Extra info!!
Hump day for me is going well…
I did get up again this morning at 6, 2 days in a row…also it’s my 3rd day without any coffee!! Doing great with that, feeling good too!
Eats yesterday were weird since I was in town half the day and couldn’t stand the thought of any fast food.
4 Eggs in coconut oil PF
Cucumber, carrot, banana and apple (first apple and banana I’ve eaten in ages!) GCC
salmon and 1/2 avocado PPFG
green olives, big burger, pickles, mustard PPFG
bone broth 8 oz
Leg workout was good:
warm up bike
Conventional deadlift (haven’t done these in too long so went light)
Squat 45×10, 135×10, 155x8x3sets
Dead lifts (stiff and Romanian) 135x10x2sets
Knee extensions 4 sets, went heavier on last set 135#
Side lunges- just bodyweight, I’ve found that I’ve been neglecting my side movements a ton, can barely do this!
The workout was not as long as i wanted it to be- needed to be done to cook burgers for family, plus energy was low and back was stiff, but it was good one
My SSS STARTING THOUGHTS questionnaire, Do your’s too!!
Where are you in your journey?
Oh man, my journey seems long…My twins are almost 13, that means I’ve been done having babies for a long time. Thankfully for me it’s not about regaining my pre-pregancy body anymore, it’s about keeping my body from getting old and fat. I’ve really struggled the past couple years actually. Been trying many methods, medicines and yet come back to the “natural” cures. I just had some new blood work done, wondering if it shows anything interesting?? I’ll keep pushing into the natural until I find out. I have been learning a ton about the gut, bone broth, fermentation, vagus nerve, brain/gut connection, gut hormones, etc…
What are your goals and aspirations?
My goal is to weigh 129 by April 10th, I also have the aspiration of feeling sexy, confident and energetic! I want to fit into my summer clothes nicely this year!
Do you feel that you are fully committed to completing the 10 week challenge?
Yes, I am. I love the sense of accomplishing finishing a challenge gives and I love how much difference I can create in my body over that time.
Do you have any concerns?
I am concerned about family birthday month– which is FEB we have 3 bdays and it’s always so busy on top of the already busy time. I’m also concerned about the threat of getting sick again. I’ve had a rough patch with getting UTI’s the past 8 months and if I get over trained or I over-diet or over stressed those come on more easily. Plus when I get sick over and over again making progress is difficult!
What is your reason for doing this, your WHY?
My why is my health. I want to be healthy vs. sickly– I feel like recently I’ve been more sickly than healthy– That trend has to stop!
Do you have a support group?
Yes, the best one in the world, TEAM BUFFMOTHER! Also, my husband…he’s on a kick to be more healthy too, so that helps a ton!
How are you going to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?
Blogging daily, reading others blogs, commenting and also striving to LEARN MORE daily! I’ll also be doing the monthly focuses in Team BuffMother NO FRUMP and FOODIE FEB to start!
Will you reward yourself if you hit certain goals along the way?
No plans on this, being happy when I look in the mirror will be my reward!
What other thoughts are in your head at the moment?
I’m ready, I’m also hoping the ladies who are also in this contest realize it’s more MENTAL than anything. My body is capable of amazing things, but often my mind holds me back. Time to tune up my MIND so I can tune up my body!!
(this is from page 26 of the SSS journal*)
Also, be sure to join in on our FEBRUARY TEAM BUFFMOTHER focus~ Foodie and NO Frump February