Archives

Be sure to join Fab Abs February!

Hey All!! Can you believe January is coming to a close already??  We’ll I have a reason for you to get fired up for February!!!

 

Starting Feb 2nd I’m hosting a challenge– FAB Abs February!!

The challenge will be in 2 places– here in www.TeamBuffMother.com

AND

On www.Dietbet.com/buffmother for a weight loss challenge of 4% of your bodyweight in 28 days.

 

Join in however you’d like, thanks! I’ll post more about it in a few days!

 

Oh wow, how did it get to be Friday?  I literally was in bed almost all day Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed and half of Thurs….CRAZY! I have not been knocked on my booty so hard in a long, long time! Glad that’s over, HA!!
3 of our 6 in the family got it bad- Gracie first, then Tia and I.  Hoping no one else has to lose a week of their life to this flu.

 

Anyhow enough about that, it seem like sickness is the only thing I’ve blogged about this week. Truth be told, I’ve had a lot going on in my BRAIN during the time off. I’ve been thinking about a lot!!

 

I had a fun question asked of me a couple week ago “What are 3 things on your bucket list?”  It’s an interesting question because I didn’t know off the top of my head…I had to think about it for a while.

Here are the 3 I came up with:

  1. To learn to sing
  2. To own a horse (and learn to ride it)
  3. To visit Germany During Oktoberfest

 

What 3 things are on your bucket list?

 

Like I said, I’ve been thinking about a lot of things Death, life, living, money, time, energy, work, being lazy, goals, vision, people, love, etc…

So much thinking has made me glad to get back to workouts, they clear my head.

Today’s plan, bike and do chest/triceps.

Gonna go for now, be sure to enjoy your FRIENDLY FRIDAY!!

Love,
Michelle

 

 

p.s. I’m making a list can you please share some healthy “reward” ideas!!

10390240_894150250624641_6145371191111091674_n

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Happy Friday

This week has flown by! I can’t believe it’s Friday??  I want to congratulate so many of you on your KILLER first week in the BB.com transformation contest. You are inspiring me with your awesome reports of lifting hard and being sore!!

 

I have had a decent week of workouts, I’ve not been lifting as hard as I had planned but I am getting good running workouts done and am lifting some.

 

Tue- ran hard hill sprints

Wed- did my lower body buffing from my book

Thurs- ran outside 12 loops plus 3 1 min hills– good longer type run

 

Win free Energy Angel pre-workout supplement by answering: How do you get “energized” for your gym time? Do you read social media while on your bike like me? Do u stretch, listen to music, read magazines, etc??? Post a pic showing us how and share this contest pic with your friends! Be sure to tag us and use hash tag ‪#‎gymangel‬ so we see your entry! @gymangelbrand @thebuffmother

Here’s a little video from yesterday–Sunshine in my eye energizes me ‪#‎gymangel‬ for my Gym time. WHAT ENERGIZES YOU?! Tell me and I may send you a tub of Energy Angel ‪#‎preworkout‬. Contest is through 1-20-15, 5 winners will be announced 1-21-15

As you can see, I’ve taken a bunch of pics of my NEW and improved HT PILLS!! Watch for a big “sales” announcement about them coming next week!

 

We’ve had Gracie home sick now 3 days this week. She’s had a fever and sinus/cold type symptoms…Stayed home Tues and Wed– went to school yesterday and now home again today.  Hoping she’ll get feeling better now that she’s got the whole weekend to recoup.

 

Today I have to run some errands into Bentonville.  Then pick up Grandma so she can come hang out with us again.   She splits time between here and my SIL’s house during the winter– in her escape from MN!

 

Okay, time to roll!!

Love ya’s,

Michelle

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!!

 

Free Giveaway!!! Win a full line of Gym Angel Supplements!!

#1 post an Angel theme picture
#2 tag 4 of your most “Angelic” friends
#3 tag me, Gym Angel, and use hash tag ‪#‎gymangel‬
3 winners will be announced on Friday!
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

Errand Day

Hey all, I hopped out of bed this morning and got going on a ton of errands. Felt good to get things crossed off my “TO DO” list.  Lots of driving and finally getting home at 3:45 this afternoon, just in time for the kids to come home!

 

At about 5 I started my workout:

I did a good warm up of lunges, high knee grabs walking and side lunges.

Squats

Dead lifts

Hip ups

Knee/Leg Extensions

Adductions

Then it was time to leave again to bring Gracie to guitar.

Just got home now and I’m exhausted but feeling accomplished.

Really looking forward to a slower “stay at home” kind of day tomorrow!

See you then,

Michelle

p.s. here’s a video from today

Post by BuffMother!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

New Week, New Plan!

New week, new plan!

I’ve joined in with Darcie on the workout every day challenge she made to herself…I am 3 days in Friday was 20 mins fasted cardio/lower body, Saturday was upper body lifting and yesterday was a hills run for the first time since I broke my toe– it hurt a bit on the last 3, PLUS, I spent a lot of time outside cleaning up the yard and chicken coup AND watching football!!

I’m so loving fall and football…all the teams I wanted to win, won!

 

This week’s POA~

Today: fasted cardio on Bike and lift Chest Tri’s in pm

Tues: fasted cardio and a run in pm

Wed: fasted cardio and legs in pm

Thurs: an interval run

Fri: lift Back/Shoulders/Biceps

Sat: lift Chest/Triceps and Run

Sun: some fasted cardio

A bit more cardio this week to get my body rolling on a detox phase. I am boosting, but will be pushing towards more endurance and “cleaning” up the diet.

We’ve got a bit of a cold rolling through our house, Gunner and Gracie are both home from school today.  I’m hoping no one else gets the crud full force!  I can tell I’m fighting it a bit, but I won’t let it win!  My plan is to have an amazing week!!

Hope you have a great week too!!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

What is it you really WANT?

Just finished with some fasted biking and will lift later…didn’t get in any workout yesterday.

Life is so good! I’m very excited for September in many ways…but have this question running through my brain recently… “What is it that you really WANT?”

I’m going to work on answering that for myself this September!

Fitness wise, My goals for the next 3 months are just to be HEALTHY and very CONSISTENT in my workouts.  I’ve been researching and RE-learning much about how the thyroid and insulin hormones work to regulate our bodies for a SEMINAR I’m teaching on Sept. 11th…it’s VERY TRUE that hormones affect EVERYTHING in our body! If we operate blindly without that realization we will NOT have the best results.

Mexico was a blast, Travis and I both really needed the time to “CHILL”, we needed to just escape.

The weather was very nice, a big mish-mosh but overall NICE most of the time.  We had 1 day where the sun was full blast and we made it a “TOTAL BEACH DAY”…it was fun to get in the water with the waves. Thankfully my toe handled most all of what we did great.  It continues to improve daily.  We worked out all but 2 days of the trip, played some ping pong, danced a bit and played pool volleyball too!

The most fun times were the conversations we had– we just really enjoy spending time together!!  We met a few interesting people too… One guy was from England, named Gram…we saw him spend HOURS trying to learn to windsurf. He would not give up! It was inspirational and fun to see him get after it at the age of 46 It inspired both Travis and I to keep trying NEW things in our life.

The kids and Grandma seemed very happy to see us, it’s so fun to come home to people that love you. Last night we all went to Gunner’s first game of the season.  He played mostly linebacker but also played some blocking back on offense. He’s very strong and much bigger than most of the kids on the field. He had some very nice hits and played very aggressive. It was fun to see!

Tonight the twins are going off to sleep overs, Gunner is going to the HS football game and Gracie’s got a friend coming over. There’s always action going on with 4 kids…They are awesome!

Time for me to get rolling on my to do’s…

Love ya,

Michelle

P.S. finally updated my measurements that I hurriedly took before we left on our trip. Can see the increase in bodyfat, mostly “Belly fat”.  Overall though, I am OVER IT…having the time to just CHILL in Mexico this past week really made me understand how blessed I truly am!

 The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

I know you may feel…

Yey ladies!! I can’t believe the final week of our 2014 SuperSTAR Success contest is already here!!

This week’s Challenge is to FINISH the contest!!

Please know that 10 weeks is a long time and I understand if you may feel you didn’t stay as intense or focused or as consistent as you had hoped, but no matter what you did progress!! Just Trying creates a lot of mental and physical changes that you need to acknowledge.  PLEASE FINISH and complete your entry.

The act of FINISHING itself is a HUGE WIN! You owe it to yourself,  you have nothing to lose and a FREE “BuffMother!” shirt to gain for your final entry submission!!  I also know that once you take stock of your results you will be surprised at how you did change in MIND, BODY and Spirit!!

This past weekend, NDSU Bison Basketball team played SanDiego State University in the March Madness Division 1 tournament.  They exceeded everyone’s expectations.  I love how well the Bison BB team did…a true testament that “Success breeds Success”!!  As their football program have been National Champs for the past 3 years.  I have all the confidence in the world that NDSU will be a GREAT Division 1 contender in all Sports as the years move forward!! GO BISON!!  It’s a great reminder that if you want to be successful surround yourself with success!!

Are you unsure of your goals, mission or purpose in life?? No worries, start attacking an interest and pray…you will be lead you to your goal, mission and purpose! God drives us to accomplish our dream, through our actions!!
“How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.” -R. Buckminster

Here’s a great pic of my 3 girls from this weekend:

Gracie, Tia and Layla

 

My POA for the week:

*Not much UPPER BODY, due to very sore right shoulder.  I’m giving myself 2 more weeks off most upper body stuff. On a side note, my shoulder was very sore from just running even…that’s how I know I really need to baby it still.

 

M- run hills outside with some sprints at end and do some extra bike afterwards T- legs and possibly some steady bike

W- longer run of intervals + extra steady, about a 30 min total duration. Outside if possible. Th- try a few upper body things- stuff that isn’t heavy or use much of the shoulder– some biceps?  kids are out of school…will be very active

F- LEGS AGAIN hard!!

Sa- run @track maybe!! Acceleration work plus some fun stuff with kids, like long jump

Su- off workouts, but will do pics and stats and final entry stuff.

 

Here’s the log from my last run on Saturday. On treadmill…the first 20 mins were intervals ranging from 8 to 9mph with the incline of 2-3.5%, easy minutes were done at 7mph. The second 15 mins was a steady pace of 8mph, 7:30 pace at 2.5% grade.  I ran hard but felt good!

 

 My weight today is 128.0 and I am on cycle day 14.  Feeling good overall, but still a bit more tired than I’d like.  I learned some new info about hemoglobin and ferritin (iron) levels this past weekend plus have been doing some research on the treatment options for MTHFR gene mutation.

I’ll share more about all that with you very soon!!

My “final” contest weight goal will be 126…I don’t plan on doing any sort of dehydration or depletion for my photos. However if you’d like some “photoshoot” prep tips, look for me to post those later today in the forum.

Time for me to ATTACK my to do list!

Let’s kick it in this week,  Ellie

Christmas is ON!

Can you believe Christmas is only a week away~ WOWSERS!! I am so fired up for the Holiday.

First off I’d like to ask for your continued prayers for my sister’s baby Eliana, She is in surgery now getting a shunt placed in her head.  The poor little thing is not even 2 weeks old and is having the 2nd major surgery of her life

 

I’ve been enjoying my kids big time this year during the festivities.  Last night my daughter Gracie had a choir concert last night~ it was fun to see her class sing!

Pretty much EVERY night until Christmas Eve is full with activities– Go, Go, Go!!

 

Yesterday, I took the day off of workouts– it was a total Boosting day! Today is Cycle day 24 and my plan is to workout for sure! Not sure doing what exactly?? I should do legs, but I also want to run or maybe do stair intervals??   I’ll figure it out.

 

I got a new pair of boots and a Christmas shirt that I wore yesterday:

 

I have a busy day of errands and such, but I’ll be back to report my workout and catch up with ya’ll!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Half Year Resolutions

Do you even remember your New Year’s Resolutions??  I’ve honestly had to look back at mine a few times already this year, HA!

Mine were simple-

  • To Blog Daily
  • To Shower Before 11 am daily
  •  Pen to Paper journal 3+ times a week…

I have been slacking on a couple of them recently but overall I am happy with my progress and READY TO ADD TO THEM!!

 

After reading a blog post from my first journey though our 40days to fit and today’s tip about setting GOALS;  I was inspired to redo the some of the same Half Year Resolutions I had then~

 

Fitness: 3 day split lifting routine- 6 days a week; run 3 x’s a week including sprint 1x a week

Work: create radio show; upload new video; schedule august photo shoot;chore time daily

Family: Have summer fun~ family vacation, canoe trip, amusement park, etc…

Spirit: Kids book of devotions daily, Get back to attending church on Sundays

Today, I have a back/bicep/shoulder workout + treadmill intervals on tap

Then guitar lessons for my DD Gracie.

Time to roll…

Have a great day and remainder of 2013!!

-Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Fit Skill Set

I am just sitting here watching the birds, the rain and the grass litterally growing in front of my eyes! Everything is suddenly GREEN!  I may even need to mow my lawn this weekend??

CRAZY how quickly seasons change!

Seasons in my life change quickly also! It seems like I am always “adjusting” to the new routine, the new circumstance, a new set of goals or interests.  Life is anything but STATIC!

I take pride in knowing that through all the change I’ve encountered over the past  almost 10 years I’ve manage to keep in shape through it all!!  I’ve been consistently FIT and overall HEALTHY!

I truly hope an pray that YOU too will learn the SKILL set needed to continually stay fit and healthy as you progress through the seasons of your life!  Keeping a constant awareness that your health is not automatic, you must fight for it.  It’s a battle!  You can’t let your guard down or you’ll lose ground…you must be on the offensive!

Yesterday, turned out to be a nice day– I spent the morning organizing things for our Gathering in VEGAS!! I can’t wait to hang out and get to know the TEAM BuffMother ladies who are going!! Our goal will be to simply have fun!!

Then yesterday afternoon, I went out on a “Date” with my DD Gracie!  She had a tough orthodontist appt first and then I had a work errand to run, but after that it was all fun!!

We ate at Olive Garden then hit the mall, Target and then Krispy Kreme!  It was a good bonding time in celebration of her STRAIGHT A report card!!

Gracie got some earrings, a bow, 2 lace headbands, 2 pairs of shorts, a shirt and a bikini. I got a hat, some earrings, a purse and 2 ear cuffs.

When I got home I did a mini workout~

Lunges paired with shoulder exercise

5 sets of 20 lunges total; 3 sets lateral raises, 3 sets shoulder press and 1 sets front raises between sets

Please chime in on today’s contest post ~

I’m off to get some orders shipped, go get groceries and get in my workout~ I’m hitting the gym for a mish, mosh of back and legs–HEAVY SMITH LUNGES BABY!! Then after school it’s off to the races again– Guitar lessons and Awana.
Let’s have STELLAR DAY ladies!!
Love,
Michelle

 

IMG_9370

 The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!