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Diet Talk SSS Week 06

Happy week #6 of our Super STAR Success contest…this week we are going to talk more about DIET!

I know I rarely post what and when I eat…….mostly because I am not a traditional dieter, meal planning doesn’t work for me and neither does eating a set # of times each day. The way I approach it is this…I go through my day, eating when I am hungry. As I go along, I track my “portions” in my head or on the white board on my frig…most of the time aiming for around 5P-4C-3F-2+G-1T. When I eat it I FORCE myself to choose proteins and greens first. The only time I don’t is for my PRE workout meal…that’s when I choose a good complex carb- My favorite is Oatmeal.
Another KEY item about my eating is that I take into consideration my personal biorhythms…I am NOT a morning person! I don’t like eating in the morning at all, but I LOVE eating in the evening!! So instead of fighting my body I work with it. I don’t eat much early in the day and then I am able to eat more in the afternoon and evening.

Now since I am buffing these next 2 weeks…I get a bit stricter on myself. Mostly that means cutting out some CARBS and increasing my GREEN consumption. Also, I usually have to cut out a bit of FAT (I tend to overeat fat) and I like to limit my bread/grain intake and TOTALLY eliminate all Dairy (mostly I don’t have much, since I am lactose intolerant, but it tends to “sneak” into my diet sometimes)

Here are a few samples of how I eat during buffing:
7am- up drink water take supps: NO2, fish oil
8 am- coffee and atkins bar (PENUT BUTTER) PF
11 am- Veggies( asparagus stir fry) with tuna, spicy Sweet and sour sauce, a few cashews PGF
Vitamins post meal
1pm- NO2 supps
2- oatmeal C
3- workout
4:30 Boca Burger, Apple PC
6:30 Supper- Chicken tenderloins (big portion) with honey mustard sauce and Green Beans 2P C 2G
7-10 pm TEA (decaf herbal: sleepy time, tension tamer, chamomile, etc.)
Totals= 5P, 3C, 3F, 3G

7am- up supps
8 am- eggs (3 whole)PF
11 am- Brussell Sprouts- G
1pm- HUGE salad: Romain, Spinach, olives, carrot, nuts, egg, chicken, cucumbers, pickles, ranch dressing (1/2 serving, just enough to barley help flavor) 2G,P,1F,1/2C
3pm- Oatmeal C
4pm workout
5pm Burger (no bun), a tish of BBQ sauce, sweet potatoe 2P,1/2C,1C
7-10pm Beef Jerky, tea 1P
Totals=5P,3C,3F,3G

So that gives you a bit of an idea of how I am going to eat this week

I am off to get some WATER NOW!! Don’t forget to DRINK UP!!

-Michelle

p.s.Mini-Challenge- I LOVE IT, I plan to strut around in my bikini this week despite my pms bloat, hee, hee!!

FYI- eats for today- not the best choices
5P-eggs, protein powder, beef jerky
4C- bread, soy milk, Popsicles(2)
3F- olives, dressing, cashews
2C- cucumber, onions
1T- BUBBLE GUM, lol!!
(no workout)
Supps of interest 10g of fish oil and 10g of vitamin C- to help with back inflammation

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HI~ this is just going to be a post that I’ll update throughout the day with my eats- for MY ACCOUNTABILITY

weight- 126
EATS 6/18
Coffee (2 cups) w/ a bit of milk and sugar
Boca burger- plain P
salmon salad w/cabbage PPGF
asparagus G
BIG! bannana – pre workout C
post workout – NO2 wait 30 mins to eat
steak and toffee (thanks to YOU ALL!! and April, lol) PCF
bud light bottle C
Taco Salad (romain, carrots, olives, ranch, taco sauce, taco meat, tish of cz)
PGGF

I’d rate the day as a B+, the beer and the toffee were not exactly the greatest choices, lol! But I kept with in my alloted portions and my food timing was good!

total (buffing)
5P, 3C, 3F, 4G!!

Off to make some TeA! ~ Michelle

Focus, focus

I am feeling my fitness focus increase! YAY!! But I need to keep it and keep it improving! So,  I joined a 6 week bodybuilding.com contest. It’s an either shred or bulk focus, but as you know My goals/plan are a bit different than most, I’ll shred for 2 weeks, then bulk for 2 then shred again for 2. Right now my focus is to shred, since I’m staring my “Buffing Phase”… we have the end of our “6 Weeks to Sexy contest” and the dietbet.com contest weigh in is in a week, plus I’m now in my buffing phase– fat is gonna be coming off!

 

I looked at a bunch of plans on BB.com and decided to just stick to my own. The goal is to  do a 3 day split : legs, back/bi/sh, chest/tri repeat…I’m striving to lift 6 days a week and 4 days of intervals (mostly running) post upper body lifting or on my day off of lifting. I’m focused on FINISHING this contest STRONG~ 6 to Sexy~ day 29: Finish It!!

 

Just 2 weeks left, meaning we are on week #5…my favorite challenge!!

6 to Sexy~ day 28: Wk #5 Bikini week

 

Here’s my bikini week:day 0 pic from yesterday~

 

 

Yesterday I got in my 20 mins bike; some Hiking around the farm (10mins worth) and a killer run! Out and back 9:45 out and 9 mins back- uphill even!

 

Let’s finish STRONG!

-Michelle

 

p.s. 6 Daily Goals–

  1. Cycle day- 5 Buffing is ON!
  2. Weight- 133 up today from bad food and some bad drinks this weekend. By tomorrow I’ll be down at least to 132. Goal for Friday is 129!!
  3. Sexy To do’s- do our week#5 challenge– bikini picture
  4. Workout- 20mins bike; Legs/abs and booty work!
  5. Meal POA- Protein, greens and fats (very low carbs the next 2 weeks)- buffing style P’s: protein powder, talapia, chicken, left over roast G’s: Cucumber, green beans,mushrooms, onions, radishes F’s: meat fat, dressing on salad, olives
  6. Sexy Actions- make Travis feel special…I think a good meal tonight will help that! Plus some sexy texts and sexual advances from me!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

SUPERHERO, Day 3!!

Just a reminder that daily the suggested workouts are posted to my BuffMother! page…I’ve been trying to add them here daily also.

CONGRATS on 2 amazing first days!! I am so proud of your excitement and focus. STRIVE to keep ON TASK this weekend!! GET IN THOSE WORKOUTS!!!

Every Day in May! ~ Day 3
This week’s diet focus is to Drink More Water! Gulp, Gulp. Our fitness focus for the week is building Endurance. Keep at it!

Check out today’s suggested workout: http://youtu.be/koK7KyCHMVU

ABS/BOOTY!!

PLUS: It’s SUPER HERO Saturday and your challenged to Drink some TEA today

SUPERHERO Saturday is all about you doing EXTRA ORDINARY things today– I love getting in the mood with a super hero shirt, thinking about how cool it would be to have a super power and taking action towards being physically strong like a super hero.

Why TEA? Well, it’s a fun way to get some nutrients, to detox, to get a bit of caffeine, and to spice up your water intake

 

My Day 2 didn’t go exactly as planned….I only managed the 11 minute Lower Body SlimChick Band workout.  I was too busy having outdoor adventures to even change into my workout duds.

 

 

I also failed to eat cukes or lettuce   I did get in some carrots and green beans though!  I’ll eat a cucumber salad today for lunch and I plan to make some ICE TEA to drink while I sunbath a bit today. It’s a GORGEOUS day here today!!

 

I will do the SlimChick ABS/Booty workout today PLUS I’ll get in my missed leg lifting to boot.  I may also hit the trail for a run SINCE I am a SUPERHERO!! …I plan to mow it today first though. The grass is getting so long!

 

I’m off to be a superhero!!

-Michelle

p.s. I keep forgetting to take my starting pic.  I’ll add that to my to do list!

“Get Buff”- Day 12

“Get Buff”- Day 12

Workout:

 

DAY #12
“1 minute Intervals”
20 mins total: (7 hard mins )
3 min. warm up
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
4min. cool down

 

Today’s Diet Focus:

Up your veggie intake- especially GREEN VEGGIES

Ideas:

The way I get 3 in a day is to start my day with a GREEN, focus on eating greens for my “snacks” and having greens with dinner.

Greens are so good for your digestion, your body’s acidic balance, for nutrition, for energy, etc…. My favorite Greens lately are: Cucumbers, Peppers, Green Beans, Radishes, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts

Others I eat quite often include: Stir fry veggies, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Green and Red Cabbage and Spaghetti Squash

Get after those greens~

They are SO good for you and REALLY help lean you up!!! YUMMY!!!

Greens list

Here is a HUGE list of what I consider GREENS-

  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Beet Greens
  • Bock Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Celery Root
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Green Beans
  • Hearts of Palm
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mache
  • Millie lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Okra
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Peppers (any color)
  • Romain Lettuce
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Sauerkraut
  • Scallions
  • Snow Pea Pods
  • Sorrel
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Spinach
  • String beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Wax beans
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini

 

Hope that helps,

Michelle

I Challenge YOU to Eat 3 greens daily!!

Week #8 Mini Challenge- Eat 3 servings of greens each day!!

Eating GREENS takes effort and determination.

The way I get 3 in a day is to start my day with a GREEN, focus on eating greens for my “snacks” and having greens with dinner.

Greens are so good for your digestion, your body’s acidic balance, for nutrition, for energy, etc….
My favorite Greens lately are:
Cucumbers,
Peppers,
Green Beans,
Radishes,
Asparagus,
Brussels Sprouts

Others I eat quite often include:
Stir fry veggies,
Spinach,
Romaine Lettuce,
Green and Red Cabbage
and Spaghetti Squash

Get after those greens~

They are SO good for you and REALLY help lean you up!!!
YUMMY!!!

Please share with us some of your favorite GREENS with a comment below!!

Enjoy eating GREEN this week~ Michelle

P.S. Check out this post ~ Chef BuffMother! cooks some GREENS for you~(SSS week 06) READ MORE.. http://buffmother.com/?p=6781

"Thin in 30"- Day 22

“Thin in 30”- Day 22

It’s our 4th and FINAL week of the contest!! BE SURE to kick it in!!! 

Attached you will find the workout PDF for download~ LET’s Be RELENTLESS!!!

Thin in 30 – Week 4

Workout:

DAY #22
“1 minute Intervals”
20 mins total: (7 hard mins )
3 min. warm up
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
4min. cool down

Some EXTRAs you can add today are- sprint drills and walking lunges AFTER your intervals-

Drills/Plyo/Intervals/Cardio:
High Knee progression plus butt kicks Running Drill
Paw the Ground Running Drill
Running High Knees Running Drill
Skip High Knee Paw ground RunDrill
Skipping High Knees Running Drill
Walking calves RunDrill
Walking High Knees Running Drill
Walking Shin RunDrill
BuffMother! Hip Flexor drill

Today’s Diet Focus:

Up your veggie intake- especially GREEN VEGGIES

Ideas:

The way I get 3 in a day is to start my day with a GREEN, focus on eating greens for my “snacks” and having greens with dinner.

Greens are so good for your digestion, your body’s acidic balance, for nutrition, for energy, etc….
My favorite Greens lately are:
Cucumbers,
Peppers,
Green Beans,
Radishes,
Asparagus,
Brussels Sprouts

Others I eat quite often include:
Stir fry veggies,
Spinach,
Romaine Lettuce,
Green and Red Cabbage
and Spaghetti Squash

Get after those greens~

They are SO good for you and REALLY help lean you up!!!
YUMMY!!!

Greens list

Here is a HUGE list of what I consider GREENS-

  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Beet Greens
  • Bock Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Celery Root
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Green Beans
  • Hearts of Palm
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mache
  • Millie lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Okra
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Peppers (any color)
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Sauerkraut
  • Scallions
  • Snow Pea Pods
  • Sorrel
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Spinach
  • String beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Wax beans
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini

 

Hope that helps,

Michelle

"Thin in 30"- Day 2

“Thin in 30”- Day 2

HEY!! it’s day two~ Just wanted to remind you to be sure to take your starting STATS and pictures if you have not already.

Remember there are….

4 Simple steps to enter and WIN:


1. Take your starting stats (weight, height, bust, waist, hips, thigh) and pictures in workout wear or a bikini

2. Comment on daily blog posts at least 5 times during the duration of the 30 day Contest

3. Take your ending stats and pictures

4.  Submit your info to michelle@buffmother.com by Sept 10th- Entry= starting stats, final stats, a short written paragraph sharing your thought about the contest, and at least 1 before and after photo of yourself.

ENTRY INFO HERE : http://blog.buffmother.com/4064/thin-in-30-final-entry-form/

 

So for #1- STATS and  Pictures you need to get done ASAP!

Please be sure to  take these standard 5 measurements:

  1. WEIGHT*:
  2. Bust:
  3. Waist:
  4. Hips:
  5. Thigh:

*be sure to note your CYCLE DAY also!!!  It makes a BIG difference!

These are all I will require- BUT MORE IS BETTER!!  Here’s a link about how to take more stats and your pictures:

http://blog.buffmother.com/2632/sexy-in-70-sx70-stats-and-pictures/

 

 

Workout:

DAY #2
“1 minute Intervals”
20 mins total: (7 hard mins )
3 min. warm up
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
1 min. easy
1 min. hard
4min. cool down

 

Today’s Diet Focus:

Up your veggie intake- especially GREEN VEGGIES

Ideas:

The way I get 3 in a day is to start my day with a GREEN, focus on eating greens for my “snacks” and having greens with dinner.

Greens are so good for your digestion, your body’s acidic balance, for nutrition, for energy, etc….
My favorite Greens lately are:
Cucumbers,
Peppers,
Green Beans,
Radishes,
Asparagus,
Brussels Sprouts

Others I eat quite often include:
Stir fry veggies,
Spinach,
Romaine Lettuce,
Green and Red Cabbage
and Spaghetti Squash

Get after those greens~

They are SO good for you and REALLY help lean you up!!!
YUMMY!!!

Diet HARD!! "S6" ~Day 10

The plan is to DIET HARD!

 

HI Girls!!…well I made it through another boosting phase!!! Today was the last day~ WHEW!!! I am so excited to be buffing again!!!
The Plan is to DIET HARD!! I haven’t been this serious about cutting down/leaning up in a long time! I’ve been at a comfortable nice weight for the past year or two and haven’t had an BIG reason to diet. I actually wouldn’t “have to” right now…but I want to feel super confident and thin for my birthday!!

So here is my POA for this first week of buffing:
**DIET** Each day get in my protein and greens– LOWer carbs!! follow 5-3-3-3 portions and tons of water!**

W-football practice
Th-LEGS!! hard and abs too
F- Back, Sh, Bi, run
Sa-football game in Kansas City
Su-hike with the family

HERE’s a quick Q & A on DIET-

Question #1. How do you deal with cravings for junk foods, sweets and salty food? I can stay on a diet for maybe a few weeks but I eventually get really bad cravings and binge on snacks and fast foods.

Michelle’s Answer: My answer is to not be quite so strict.  I allow myself a daily treat to head off future binges.

Question #2. I’m trying to create a healthy shopping list to stick with. What are some of the main foods I should include to maintain a lean and muscular physique?

Michelle’s Answer: Protein and Greens: Eggs, chicken, turkey, hamburger, tuna, salmon, whey protein, beef jerky, romaine lettuce, cabbage, cucumbers, celery, broccoli, asparagus, green beans

Question #3. I’m about 35 pounds over weight. I have never started an exercise program and really don’t know where to start. What tips can you give me to get started on the right track?

Michelle’s Answer: Just start out shooting to build the habit of activity and exercise.  Shoot for doing “something” 3 days a week.  Once you have that a solid habit, increase your frequency and intensity.  Always remember that Challenge=Change.

Question #4. I tend to eat out most of the time and really don’t know what healthy foods to order from the menu. What tips do you recommend for eating out at restaurants to make sure my diet will not suffer?

Michelle’s Answer: Choose meat first…stay away from tons of rice, pasta, sauces etc.  and always have a good green salad first…Also say no to BREAD.

 

Let’s plan on having a productive finish to the week~ I am totally going to be focused on my workouts and diet!! it will be FUN!!!

PMA all the way!!!
-M

Tally-Licious Tuesday!!

Hey Chickas!!  What a super fun yet exhausting weekend I had!  It was all good despite my sprained ankle….Travis and I went out on a date Friday night and on a whim decided to stay at a hotel vs. going home- It was so fun to get away for a night with HIM!!  Then on Saturday we kept busy with some good family time then finished the night by watching the UFC event!  It was really fun to see the fits all go the way I wanted!!  Sunday was a bit more active- we had several errands to run and my son had footbal practice.  I skipped my football practice again- which made me sad!  I was very frustrated about my ankle sprain Sunday afternoon~ but my man made me feel better by playing catch with me.  I couldn’t move around too much but It was really fun and I felt so much better after wards!

My workouts for the weekend were non- existant, which is not what I planned, but I’m not regretting it.  I needed the time off my ankle and needed the quality time much more than I needed to go to the gym.

Yesterday I hit the gym for a good sweaty workout- and the TWO WEEK TALLY helped push me harder!!
Tan for warm up
Bench
45×25
95×15
115x10x2
125x8x2

knee ups on bench 3 sets

pull ups
10, 8

intervals on r bike- these felt great!! 20 mins

Pull ups 11
Roman chair knee ups 2 sets
Lower back extensions- 1 set

Then I was going to do more cardio on the elliptical but my ankle didn’t like that motion- so I opted to lift a bit more to get in more workout time

Seated One arm rows
70x15x2 sets
Bicep Curls
45x15x2sets

Tally recap-

Workout time- 60mins= 15 points- 20 min lifting; 20 min intervals; 20 min lifting
Bench- 6 sets= 10 pts
Pull ups- 3 sets= 5
Abs- 6 sets=5

Diet=5 points- weird eating day….I didn’t have appetitie- plus my bladder was bothering me a bit
4- P’s protein powder (2), hamburger (2)

5- Greens
Salsa (2) and I guess I could counts some corn for the chips I ate with it 🙂
Tomoato sauce
Cucumber
Green beans- raw
 

TOTAL for day 1/14= 40points

Have a Tally-licious  TUESday ladies!!
-Michelle

“Two week TALLY!” RR contest~!!

 

Here’s how it will work- Starting today Sept 27th and Ending October 10th we’ll TALLY points for 2 weeks based upon how we eat and what we do for exercise- it’s easy to get points and it’ll be easy to tally up if you make it a habit to blog your eats and workout daily.

Diet:

5 protein portions in a day 5 points
5 total portions of  fruits or veggies/greens in a day 5 points

 

Exercise:

Each 20 minutes of any exercise 5 points
3 sets of Squats  5 points
3 sets of Bench or DB
Presses or Push-Ups
5 points
3 sets of Pull-ups (assisted or inverted) or Lat Pull-downs 5 points
5 sets of AB/Core exercises 5 points
100 lunges 5 points

A great goal is to shoot for at least 15 points every day…but honestly you could attain more than 40 points in a day! 

Let’s go for it and see how many points we can tally over the next 2 weeks!  It’s up to you to tally your points- I’d suggest doing it daily in your blog!

To officially participate:

  1. Count your point tally
  2. Submit your final 2 week tally on “FINAL TALLY” post  we are done!

2 weeks is the perfect amount of time to stay FOCUSED!! Let’s go for some HIGH SCORES!!

cheerleaders

**notes about counting***

I’d like to keep the point counting very simple. 

The points are 5 for each 3 sets of an exercise …no dividing.  So if you do 3 sets you get 5, if you do 6 sets you can get 10. But if you do only 2 sets you get 0 points and the betweens (4 or 5 sets) don’t count towards points.

Same thing with the food, 5 points for if you get 5 p’s, but 0 points if you get 4 protiens eaten.

5 for if you get in 5 friuts or veggies- 0 if you get in only 4.

some examples-

15 points  for a 60 min long workout

5 for 5 sets squats

5 for 3 sets of bench press

5 for your fruits/veggies

0 points for 4 portions of proteins

For a total of 30 points for a day- that’s awesome cheerleaders

Calves!

Baby Calves that is 🙂   They are everywhre here in the fields and so CUTE!!  I just love how they are always running around and full of spunk! 

I had a good day yesterday- I took it off and feel so much more refreshed and energized today because of it!!  Hubby got back into town last night- It’s so good to have him home.  Right after I picked him up we HIT the OUTBACK for some filet, ceasar salad, green beans and of couse some coconut shrimp!! YUMMY it was perfect!!

Today, I just got done with an appt. at the accountant, have a coaching call at 12, a trainining session @ 1 and then another call at 3pm- BUSY, BUSY Friday here!!  Maybe at 2 I can get in a run and then later workout with my hubby, and at some point also work on my passing/catching with my son and/or hubby.  It’s gorgeous here today- I’ve gotta get outside and enjoy it some!!

I’ve been having 26 day cycles the last few months ,but this month I went a bit longer- YAY!! Eating more, supplementing and consisten workouts are to thank for that!  It was 29 days–  I hope I stay at 28-29 days for next cycle too….A great app that I use for my I-phone to track my cycle days is : FMC Menstrual Calendar by Tamtris Web Services

Today is cycle day 1- weight 129
tummy upset- very normal for me on cday 1
pain- medium, I have a bit of sciatic irriation- normal for me this cycle day
last night had night sweats and had to get up to pee 2x’s- expelling water!!
no zits
clear head
a bit tired this morning- but good energy now

C.Date Mood Stress Anxiety Pain Craving Bloat Fatigue
1

3-11-11

happy medium low med-low low- no hunger upset tummy but low bloat Needed some extra sleep- but now feel good energy

Well, I have not eaten anything yet today- I’ve only had coffee with some sugar and cream! So I MUST go feed myself!

Have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY!!

-Michelle