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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

Look at that Body!

Body, body, body!! Organs, joints, muscles, blood, nerves, dna, skin, hair, etc… Bodies are complicated! With so many moving parts and systems, how can we be expected to take care of it all?? Well we can’t. That’s why we AGE, That’s why we get Injured and that’s why we get Sick. It’s basically impossible to keep our bodies in mint condition. Yet I REFUSE to use that fact as an EXCUSE. I will not stop striving to take care of my body. And Actually as each year passes and science progresses I gain more confidence that I can slow down the aging process with my efforts.

The word “body” conjures up the visual aspects of a persons physique- “Oh wow!! look at her BODY!”, but Body is so much deeper than appearance. I teach that every step you take towards a healthly lifestyle l change your body on the “CELLULAR” level.: drinking water, eating nutrient dense foods, every rep or each second of effort in your workouts, taking supplements, etc.. affect your CELLS. Every part of your body is made up of cells. Each cell has components to it that need nutrients from your food, the also need oxygen, and they also need to get rid of toxins…all of which are helped by your healthy lifestyle efforts. The more consistent you are with your effort the better every single cell in your body performs. The better they perform directly affects how much AGING of your body occurs!

It’s not VAIN to take care of your body. It’s WISE! Many diseases, surgeries, medical conditions, prescription drugs and doctor visits could be eliminated by simply taking care of our bodies. PREVENTION works! I don’t expect everyone in the world to have the same passion for their body as I do. I am hard wired and blessed by God with a passion for Bodies! However every person has a responsibility to themselves, to their families and to society to do their best to learn the basics of nutrition and fitness so that they can keep their body healthy. And that’s why I love teaching others basic, simple tips for staying healthy. I believe that if of us took a slightly higher level of responsibilty for our personal health we could quickly reduce the incidence of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer in our socitey. Let”s do it!! Let’s strive to learn more and integrate more FIT Tips into our lives.

I have a GREAT challenge for you~ sign up for my “40 days to FIT Challenge” and you will be on your way to a better BODY!! You can do it! NO EXCUSES!!

Your Body Guru,
Michelle

Free BuffMother! Gathering, Nov 11th-13th 2010


FREE BuffMother! Gathering- November 11-13th, 2010
Don’t miss out on this chance to train with, socialize with and learn from some of the most amazing women on this planet- TEAM BuffMother!

Dates: November Thurs. the 11th, Fri. the 12th and Saturday the 13th- the main gathering is on the 13th @ noon. We’d love for you to come the entire 3 days weekend, but understand if you can only come 1 or 2 days. The big main event is on the 13th at Noon

The Main EVENT- free for all…open to all women!!:

FREE!! Healthy Lifestyle Seminar! (For women only)

Author, Entrepreneur, Fitness Guru, Mother of 4, Michelle Berger and other TEAM BuffMother leaders, will inspire and energize your fitness life with tons of helpful information. Our mission is to help you be healthy and happy!!! Come learn more about healthy diet, exercise, supplementation, your hormonal cycle and MORE….

When: Saturday November 13 @ Noon

Where: Pleasanton, CA Marriott

How: Dressed casual eager to learn and inspired

Why: You deserve it!! And it is FREE!!!

For more info email Teresa Williams teresaew@sbcglobal.net

Hotel: Marriott of Pleasanton, CA-

http://marriottpleasanton.com/location.htm

For a discounted rate please book under “BuffMother”

TEAM BuffMother! Events:

All Team BuffMother! members staying at the hotel for the weekend will be meeting up for FUN informative FREE Team BuffMother sessions and events starting Thursday afternoon thru Saturday. In the evenings of the 11th, 12th and 13th we will gather for dinner and even dancing afterward!! It will be a fun bonding time for all.

PLUS….**PHOTO-SHOOTS!!** are open to anyone interested~!! The GREAT Emily McArthur will be traveling with Michelle to California!! Don’t miss your opportunity to have a personal professional photo-shoot done while you are in California!!! MORE INFO HERE!!

Body – Mind – Spirit

Body-Mind-Spirit are intertwined, you cannot separate one from the other. If one area is neglected the others feel the side effects. Intellectuals and highly spiritual people alike tend to NEGLECT their physical bodies on the false belief that it is an “EXTRA” or “Selfish” or “Vain” activity. WHY??

In the same regard so much of the popular fitness/diet programs neglect the mind and spiritual component of fitness. WHY???

I believe much of the failure we see in the world when it comes to people taking care of their bodies is that we, as a society, to not understand that ALL areas of our life (Body-Mind-Spririt) are connected. True success in any area of our life MUST utilize a comprehensive approach that addresses our Body, Mind and Spirit.

You may be saying to yourself, “Michelle you are crazy! What the heck do you mean by my “spirit” affecting my body? you are overcomplicating fitness.”

Oh really, am I? Do you feel consistently successful in your approach to diet, exercise, nutrition, supplementation and in your overall health? Are you where you want to be with your body?

Well, I do feel successful and I am where I want to be with my body!!
….And I know why I’ve been successful:

I’ve made a huge effort to cultivate a healthy lifestyle in which I purposely care for my Body, Mind and Spirit! I’ve taken actions on purpose to keep all 3 areas intertwined. What I mean is this: when I am working on my BODY I consider my mind and my spirit, when I am working on my MIND I consider my body and my spirit and when I am working on my SPIRIT consider my body and my mind!

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to dive deeper into this subject so please bear with me, hear me out and realize that even though I am at a great place in my Body-Mind-Spirit, I am still yearning for more! I’ve just begun!!!

I have HIGH expectations for all areas of my life and I expect that you do too…so let’s Go For it!! Let’s strive to keep our Body-Mind-Spirit taken care of and Success will follow!!!

Your friend,

Michelle Berger

Big BuffMother! Gathering- November 11-13th, 2010

Big BuffMother! Gathering- November 11-13th, 2010

Dates: November Thurs. the 11th, Fri. the 12th and Saturday the 13th- the main gathering is on the 13th @ noon.  We’d love for you to come the entire 3 days weekend, but understand if you can only come 1 or 2 days. The big main event is on the 13th at Noon.

Hotel: Marriott of Pleasanton, CA-

http://marriottpleasanton.com/location.htm

Room rate is $69/room for up to double occupancy, $10 more for 1 additional person per room.
Teresa Williams will be coordinating roommates and available to help you with your travel and event questions

please don’t hesitate to email her teresaew@sbcglobal.net

Airport: San Francisco or Oakland both work nicely- check for best rates.

Transportation:
BART to Pleasanton
Shuttle to Hotel

*We’ll have shuttle use the entire stay at the hotel plus we have Julie’s car and I may rent a van- depending on how many women come. Plus if it is nice we could rent bikes for an afternoon!!  That’d be fun!

More Details:

TEAM BuffMother! Events:

We will be meeting up for morning and afternoon workout/boot camp/informational sessions on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday.  In the evenings of the 11th, 12th and 13th we will gather for dinner and even dancing afterward!!  It will be a fun bonding time for all.

PHOTO-SHOOTS!! my photographer The GREAT Emily McArthur will be traveling with me!! Don’t miss your opportunity to have a personal professional photo-shoot done while you are in California!!!  MORE INFO HERE!!

The Main EVENT- free for all- geared toward the NON- Team BuffMother member…open to all women!!:

FREE!! Healthy Lifestyle Seminar! (For women only)

Author, Entrepreneur, Fitness Guru, Mother of 4, Michelle Berger and other TEAM BuffMother leaders,  will inspire and energize your fitness life with tons of helpful information.  Our mission is to help you be healthy and happy!!!  Come learn more about healthy diet, exercise, supplementation, your hormonal cycle and MORE….

When: Saturday November 13 @ Noon

Where: Pleasanton Marriot

How: Dressed casual eager to learn and inspired

Why: You deserve it!! And it is FREE!!!

For more info visit www.BuffMother.com or  www.therallyroom.com

or email Teresa Williams  teresaew@sbcglobal.net

****Rough Draft of Agenda***

Thurs,  November 11th, 2010
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Arrival day- afternoon activity and evening dinner/dancing
Friday, November 12th, 2010
7:30 am to 9:00 am Gym Time/Breakfast
10:00 am Morning activity time

Hike or Bike or Bowling

12:30 Break for the afternoon
3:00 pm to 5:00 REST or Workout time- afternoon run, lift, swim or activity
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Meet to go to Dinner then Dancing
Saturday, November 13, 2010
7:30 am to 10 am Breakfast
8:00 am to 10:00 am Gym Time
10:00 am-11:30 Brunch
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Group Photos for Team BuffMother
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Presentation: BIG EVENT- Seminar
1:00 pm to 1:40 pm 4 Break-Out Groups 15 mins @ each
1:40 pm to 3:00 pm General Mingling
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm BuffMother Group SPECIAL AWARDS
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Closing BuffMother Group Dinner

More group fun ideas:

  • Bike rental
  • Video scavenger hunt
  • Group runs
  • Group training
  • Interviews
  • Photographer
  • Posing clinic
  • Booty boot camp
  • Abs
  • Model Mom
  • Chiro care
  • Testimonials
  • Gift bags- make up, lisa, suits, soap, toffee, push ups, Noah’s  naturals, samples (nrgx)
  • Dinner out
  • Dancing
  • 24hour fitness- Julie’s said OKAY @ $10 per person
  • Peir 39
  • Warf
  • Bowling
  • China town
  • Wintay Winery
  • Julie’s house

Knockout international YES YOU CAN!!

I just read this little article from my Newbeat newsletter…YES YOU CAN be what you Dream!!

Program Shows Kids That Yes, They Can
OXNARD, CA — Teaching children boxing, kickboxing, fitness and nutrition is just part of Henry Castro’s reason for founding his company’s Yes You Can program. The CEO of Knockout International also founded the program to help children ages 11 to 16 of different backgrounds and economic levels learn basic business skills and become “great contributors to society.”

The eight-week program gives 16 children a feeling of teamwork, individual drive and respect for people, Castro said. Participants meet for two hours, three times a week. Each class can include a variety of topics, including how the body works, how boxing and kickboxing can maximize coordination skills, how to eat out or at home on a budget and overcoming obstacles to obtain a healthy lifestyle. Guest speakers and tutors also visit with the children, explaining the importance of balancing education, fun, work and life. Youth of different backgrounds and economic levels come together for the program that also emphasizes business skills. Once participants graduate they meet with some of the program’s corporate sponsors and go through a job interview process. Currently, the program is enrolling participants for its Feb. 28 program. By late summer, Castro hopes to expand the program.