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Sorry, I’m a bit slow at getting the contest post for today written, but think it’s got some GREAT info in it:

Also, be sure to READ and COMMENT on Kim’s Featured “SEXY ARTICLE”:
Today has proven to be a good day of DEEP Thoughts.  I’ve been in a time of indecision on how to proceed with my business.  I am 100% committed to being a leader in the fitness industry forever, but I am not sure of my NEXT BIG MOVE?  If you would, could you please pray for guidance and for God to open up doors toward the right path that will help me complete my MISSION on earth?  I want so much to help people know what I know about fitness, life, confidence, hormones, goals, dreams, business, etc…  And I want to learn more!  I am hungry for SUCCESS and wanting to help others BE SUCCESSFUL in the process!

6 Daily Goals– that will be topics in my daily journal

  1. Cycle day- 12 I feel like I’m close to ovulation…a bit of ovary tenderness, a bit of a tummy bloat, a bit more emotional, but overall really happy.  I am really at peace despite being “injured” and I even feel a bit sexy
  2. Weight- 132.8..I didn’t end up weighing yesterday, but this number being up was pretty much expected.  Sitting on my butt doing NOTHING, taking advil, etc… doesn’t lead to weight loss, lol!  I think a short walk will be nice and tomorrow I’ll attempt a light workout.
  3. Sexy To do’s– Finish my “pedicure” that I started yesterday.  Also, I’ve been going through my extra make up and cleaning it out along with discovering some fun items I forgot.   I’d also like to organize my thoughts about my APRIL THEME- “ABS APRIL”!  Should be a fun SEXY focus for the month.
  4. Workout- a walk– probably only 10 mins, but it’s something
  5. Meal POA- NO CARBs…no workouts for my body means no glucose burned which means my insulin resistance is in full force and carbs can’t be consumed or I FEEL IT as “Sludge” in my veins. Sad but true   Some foods I do plan to eat: salad and STEAK.  I have a ribeye that needs to be grilled ASAP!  Gonna cook it now!
  6. Sexy Actions– Wear perfume.  Hubby accused me of not wearing any last night…he said he was the only one who smelled good in this relationship~ WHAT?! I’ll show him, HA!

Time to get some things done besides THINKING today!! Toodles!!

-Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

SSS 2012 Finalist – Jenny B of NE

I am so VERY proud of Jenny for “finding herself” again through BuffMother.  She over came her Mommy guilt and overcame her fear of the “meat heads” in the weight room.  I’m very impressed with how 7 pounds of weight loss transformed her!! Way to go Jenny~ I expect your fitness future to bring many more successes!!

Name: Jenny B of NE
Number of children: 1
Age:33

Why did you enter the “SuperSTAR Success” contest by BuffMother?  I wanted to challenge myself and learn more healthy ways to attain my fitness goals. I also wanted the extra guidance that I got from the Youtube videos, emails, journal, Rally Room and fellow BuffMothers.

What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?  I really utilized the Rally Room for support, I also used my husband because he also helped keep me accountable, watching the YouTube videos, journaling as well as continuing to reference “Hormonal Timing” book. All of these together helped me keep my focus.

How do you feel about your success?  I am very happy with my results and excited to see how I will look and feel months from now after continuing to live a healthy lifestyle.

What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?  Some of the obstacles I had to overcome were to fit working out into my already busy schedule, having “mommy guilt” after leaving my daughter to go to the gym to workout, eating healthy and prepping meals. It took me some time to figure out the meal prepping thing.  I also had to overcome the “haters” and being criticized for what I was trying to accomplish.  Another big one was using the weight room at the gym and not feeling intimidated by the equipment as well as the “meat heads”.

What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?  I was able to find myself again through BuffMother.  The knowledge I gained about eating, hormones, and workouts will stay with me for years.  I met some great friends through the Rally Room, which I found to be a very safe place for me to express my feelings and share my successes as well as struggles. I wish every woman wanting to learn and make changes could be a part of the BuffMother community.

Can I have your permission to post your entry and photos online? Yes

#2-Beginning/Ending STATS-

DATES taken- 08/20/12   11/01/12

Height: 5’4”
Weight:   130       123
Bust:        34         32.5
Waist:     29          27.5
Hips:       39.5      37

Before Picture

After Picture

Additional Measurements:

Today’s Date: Before 08/20/12         After 11/01/12
height:_5’4___ weight:_130_____ age:_33______
**Start of your last period date:_2 years ago____
Length of last 2 monthly cycles (average is 28 days): Unsure
Today’s day in your monthly cycle (c-date)-Unsure   C-21

Please list the following measurements:
Bust (around the biggest part, women only): 34  32.5
Chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides): 33.5  29
Waist (the smallest part): 29   27.5
Hips (the largest part of your butt): 39.5   37
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides): 40   39
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm): 11.5  11
Thigh (8” above Knee cap): 20  21.25
Thigh (12” above Knee cap): 22.25   21.75
Calf (7” below knee joint): 13  13.5