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Week #1 MINI CHALLENGE – take measurements/stats and pictures

SSS Week #1 MINI CHALLENGE – take measurements/stats and pictures

*** Be sure to begin with the END in mind, by reading through the form***SEE BELOW****

Congrats to all of you for making the commitment to join us in the “Super STAR Success” contest!!! I am so excited that you are so fired up to work hard for the next 10 weeks (70 days) so that you can really enjoy your Success during this SPRING!!!  Let’s rock these next 70 days and along the way ENCOURAGE and INSPIRE others to “Take control of their own body LIFE and LEGACY!!!”

Week #1 MINI CHALLENGE – take measurements/stats, pictures, + these  Additional ITEMS: share your starting thoughts, chart your hormones and journal/blog daily

Part 1~ Get fired up!! Mini challenge intro

Part 2- taking STATS :measurements and body fat calipers

Part 3- How to take your photos demonstration:


Let’s break these 5 KEY points down a bit-

#1-Take measurements, stats~ very important to use the same tape measure each time. I have a tape measure that’s sole purpose is for measuring bodies Snicker

~have the same person measure each time- I measure myself each time

~Be sure to note what cycle day you measure and what time of day also–it really makes a difference!

~Taking measurements is a great way to see if you are losing fat and gaining muscle- often times the scale will not reflect any change, but measurements show change

~Bodyfat measurements are optional, but if you do be sure to get the caliper mm readings along with the %. So that `when you compare you can see changes in the mm’s. Percentage reading are calculated using equations…these vary a ton! Personally I don’t ever figure my %, I just go my my caliper mm readings to see if I am losing or gaining body-fat. BF should also be done by the same person/same method/same circumstances each time in order to have an accurate comparison.

~ Here are the Measurements and STATS I personally take, the Specific ones you MUST TAKE are Located on the FINAL ENTRY FORM:

Today’s Date:_________ height:_____________ weight:___________ age:_______

  • Today’s cycle day-
  • Please list the following measurements:
  • Bust (around breasts the biggest part):
  • Chest- relaxed (just under armpits above breasts with arms down at your sides):
  • Chest- flexed back and chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides):
  • Waist- relaxed (the smallest part):
  • Waist-sucked in (the smallest part):
  • Hips (the largest part of your butt):
  • Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides):
  • Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm):
  • Biceps (flexed at midpoint of upper arm):
  • Thigh-mid (about 8” above knee cap):
  • Thigh- upper (about 12” above knee cap):
  • Calf (about 7” below knee joint):

Caliper measurements (*these are the ones I like to track on myself and use to calculate my body fat, for further info on body fat measurements here is a link http://www.linear-software.com/online.html)

*Tricep:

*Thigh:

*Iliac:

Abdomen (I do this one for kicks, since I am an apple):

#2- Pictures

~Aim to produce photos that will be most comparable with the next set of progress photos you take.

~Photo are best taken in good lighting (during the day)

~take them with the same suit on, from the same distances and angles, on a light background and in heels.

~It is best for you to take following poses all full body*:

  1. straight on arms at sides
  2. straight on arms up and flexed
  3. from behind w/arms at sides
  4. behind with arms up flexing biceps
  5. from the side
  6. model or movie star pose- have fun!

* do them both relaxed and flexed.

~Have fun and SMILE.

#3-Starting Thoughts:

Where are you in your journey?
What are your goals and aspirations?
Where do you see this challenge taking you?
Do you feel that you are fully committed to completing it?
Do you have and fear or concerns?
What is your REASON for doing this, your WHY?
Are you excited about your support group?
How are you going to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?
Will you reward yourself if you hit certain goals along the way?
What other thoughts are in your head at the moment?
#4- CHART your HORMONES

GET to know your body~!

Chart how you feel on a daily basis…START NOW!!! Here is a GREAT chart to use straight from my book

#5- Journal/Blog Daily

~I like to use the Super STAR Success Journal during my “contest” to keep me on track towards success in every area of my life. The 10 Foundations contained withing my book “Hormonal Timing” are about more than my fitness

~ I love to journal my workouts so that they are more effective and so that I can see my progress in other ways than just my pics and measurements–”I got stronger!!!” or “I can run harder way easier now!!”

~AND also, I love to blog! I blog about whatever pops into my head, some days that isn’t much Laughing

But other days it is a longer more intense “pump up” session for my soul!!

~ it is so fun to have that journal/blog to look back at as a record of my life!!

REMEMBER that this contest is about being CONSISTENT not about being perfect~ Don’t feel you have to “do it all perfectly”…THAT’s impossible!  The key is to JUST DO IT, do your best and know that if you can consistently be a tiny bit better better this week than  you were last week you will be successful.  Keep moving forward!!  Don’t allow your self to quit!

KEEP it simple, take your starting stats and pics this week…get your workouts done this week, then repeat that again for the next 10 weeks.  the KEY is to stay focused and JUST DO IT for 10 weeks….  at the end of the contest, you’ll feel proud about FINISHING the contest!

NO QUITTING ALLOWED!!

LET’s COMPLETE the TASK that we started and get some GREAT SUCCESS!!!

YOU DESERVE IT!!!

LOVE,

Michelle

p.s. here’s the final entry form

“SuperSTAR Success” Final Entry Form (3 parts)-

#1-General INFO and Questions~

Name:
Address:
Number of children and ages (it’s okay if you have 0):
Age:
e-mail address:
Why did you enter the “SuperSTAR Success” contest by BuffMother?
What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?
How do you feel about your success?
What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?
What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?
Can I have your permission to post your entry and photos online?

#2-Beginning/Ending STATS-

To enter submit at least the basic 5 measurements~

DATES taken-

Height:
Weight:
Bust:
Waist:
Hips:

I’d highly encourage you to submit more detailed measurements. These are what I have my training clients take:

Today’s Date:_________
height:_____________ weight:___________ age:_______
**Start of your last period date:__________
Length of last 2 monthly cycles (average is 28 days):
Today’s day in your monthly cycle (c-date)-

Please list the following measurements:
Bust (around the biggest part, women only):
Chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides):
Waist (the smallest part):
Hips (the largest part of your butt):
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides):
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm):
Thigh (8” above Knee cap):
Thigh (12” above Knee cap):
Calf (7” below knee joint):

OPTIONAL- Caliper measurements (*these are the ones I like to track on myself and use to calculate my body fat, for further info on body fat measurements here is a link http://www.linear-software.com/online.html)
*Tricep:
*Thigh:
*Iliac:
Abdomen:

 

#3- Before and After Pictures
I need only 2 your most dramatic before and after shot in JPEG form.  Please take more but send only 1 of before and 1 after with your entry.

PHOTOS- take the following photos all full body a light background is best:
1. straight on,
2. behind w/arms at sides,
3. behind with arms up flexing biceps and
4. from the side.
*You can do them both relaxed and flexed. Have fun and SMILE.

 

At the completion of your 10 weeks, Be sure to e-mail all 3 items (stats, photos and questionnaire) to michelle@buffmother.com; I will respond that I got it- (if you don’t get a response, I didn’t’ get it).
Have fun!! I can’t wait to see the final Submissions for the “SuperSTAR Success” Contest!!
ALL FINALISTS= anyone who submits a complete final entry- you will get a FREE “BuffMother!” shirt


Man Men??

Who has watched the TV Series Mad Men?  Travis and I are addicted to it and have been watching it like crazy the past couple weeks.  It’s so interesting to think back to the 1960’s and realize how life was SOOOO very different. People were so “PRESENT”…fewer distractions and life was so much more simple. But at the same time the basics of ADVERTISING is still true. Copy writing is an art and finding a way to market is still very much worth money!  The internet and smart phones has certainly changed the way people do business over the past 2 years!!

 

Today, I awarded 10 winners of my YouTube “Energy Angel” pre-workout supplement give away. CONGRATS to the winners!!

If you weren’t a winner, be sure to get in on this BYGO special!

 

Other than that, I’ve been working hard on my BuffMeals.com business. I’m getting more and more excited about the business every day! I didn’t get a chance to do my “chef” pics yet, but will very soon!  I did put up a short video about pre- and post- workout eating.  Here’s that video:

 

 

 

The DietBet is going well, what do ya’ll think?  Should I commit to holding another one?  I like the extra motivation, but am not sure how well others are liking it?  Anyway, I do know this time of year is one of the toughest to get people inspired towards fitness, so it’s actually going well

 

We all want a hot holidays right??

My #1 tip to stay on track during this time of year is to CONTINUE to workout!!

be sure to get in 4 days of working out per week!~!!!!!~!!!

 

Yesterday’s Nostalgic November:

http://youtu.be/5RX7uTr3zXA

 

Guess what? I was a semi-professional football player…And I rocked it! http://youtu.be/F6V78SYnRbs

 

So, yesterday I made a plea on my BuffMother facebook page for help. I want more of a good productive following there instead of perverts. My solution was to make a plea for help….

 

Dear followers… I need your help!!
I need those of you who are UPSTANDING and KIND to let me know what info you’d like to see more on this page. I try to provide accountability by leading by example with my own workout proof pics. I try to provide helpful tips through blogs, videos and motivational quotes. I try to help endorse worthy products and people. I am truly here to HELP OTHERS…Let me know what I can do to help you! Please? thanks!!
-Michelle (BuffMother!)
— looking for things to do.
35,840 people reached

Hot Holidays Contest!! Join us!!

It’s the the first week of November and can’t believe how quickly the Holidays are coming.  Just a little over a week ago I was outside in my bikni!  It felt good in so many ways!

  • The sun on me was HOT
  • My mindset was HOT full of fire and spunk
  • My bikini on me looked HOT

I will not let THAT HOT FEELING leave me as the winter rolls in; I will strive to KEEP IT  it as we go into the holidays!

I want a HOT HOLIDAY! If you do too, join my Hot Holidays contest

The game starts 11-11…be sure to invite your friends too!!

Those that invite the most will win free PRIZES from me. I’m giving away my ebooks, printed books, DVD’s and shirts!!

http://www.dietbetter.com/buffmother

 

 

START DATE is NOV. 11th!!  Weigh in begins November 9th so sign up ASAP!…
**Sign up here: www.DietBet.com/BuffMother ***

How it works is simple…
#1Join the game on www.DietBet.com/buffMother
#2 Put up your bet of $30**
#3 You’ve got 4 weeks to lose 4% of your starting weight. To begin, everyone puts money into the pot. After four weeks, whoever hits their 4% goal is a winner and splits the pot.
**FYI- I just completed a game there for a bet of $30 I got $48 when I won!!

All contestants who place a BET on www.DietBet.com/buffmother get access to free 28 day workout program by signing up for the email list located on here http://buffmother.com/dietbet-…others-hot-holidays/

**Sign up here: www.DietBet.com/BuffMother ***

Feels Weird

It feels weird to not be “in” a contest right now.

If you feel like I do and want another contest to keep your MOJO high, be sure to check out my diet bet, we START 11-11 but join now so you are READY for weigh ins starting on the 9th. Sign up here: www.DietBet.com/BuffMother
Then also sign up for the mailing list here:
http://buffmother.com/dietbet-…others-hot-holidays/
I’ll send you a free 28 day workout plan plus helpful motivation to stay on task towards WINNING!

AND!! …Just wanted to encourage you to invite your friends! The game “MVP” is awarded to who invites the most…Starting Wednesday thru the 11th I’ll be giving daily prizes to the MVP ! INVITE, INVITE, INVITE

Just because I’m between contests it doesn’t mean I’m not working hard. I’ve still got to do my own final entry. It’s going to have to wait until later this week. Too much going on right now to get it done.

 

Here’s the info link if you missed it:

My Nostalgic post for today is about being “Miss Hawaiian Tropic FARGO, ND” twice… A free trip to Hawaii for DH and I in 1995 and again in 1997!! Both trips were a blast and laid the foundation for my current profession. 
I didn’t end up doing my leg workout last night, too tired and lazy. Hormones are starting to ramp up! Boosting is ON!
Instead of a POA, I’m going to post my workout goals for the week:
5 lifting workouts (at least 2 leg days); 4 fasted biking days (at least 20mins each); 3 runs (a long, a treadmill intervals and a hills run)
To Do’s:
Send email about www.BuffMeals.com
Finish gathering testimonials for HT pills
Finish up some paperwork
Get taxes into accountant
Catch ya later ladies!!
-Michelle
Gotta go, pray for my tummy please, I’m hoping it’ll stop hurting soon!
Love,
Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Weekend News!

HI Ya’ll,

It’s a rainy day here in Arkansas…cool too, 54 is supposed to be the high. Very weird considering Thursday it was in the mid-80’s. That’s how it goes here though. You never know what the weather will be like one day to the next.

Anyhow, thought I’d share some updates with you:

 

#1- On November 11th I will be hosting my first game BuffMother’s Hot Holidays on www.DietBet.com; they have asked me to become one of their “celebrity” host…a very cool honor!

Be sure to check it out, it’s a great concept to PUT your MONEY where your Mouth is, You basically BET $30 that you can lose 4% of your body weight in 28 days and then follow along with the game striving to attain your goal. If you do lose the weight you get your money back, plus possibly more because all the winners SHARE the pot… and that works for extra motivation!!

 

I’ve also started a group on DietBet: you can join for free! Let’s be sure to REPRESENT Team BuffMother there! We are such an amazing FORCE of POSITIVITY!!

 

 

#2- Be sure to read and comment on today’s featured “SEXY” posts:

6 to Sexy~ day 20: Rest is SEXY

Romantic Movies = Sexy

 

#3- I uploaded this short video with 4 tips about revealing your SEXY ABS yesterday Please comment and share

 

#4- I am close to making the decision to develop an APP…Please let me know what kind of items you’d love to see featured on it. So far I’ll be including workouts, diet, some meal plans, access to the Rally Room, shopping options, an INTERACTION board where we can “talk” and a camera for you to upload progress pics, etc…  www.GrandApps.com is who will be developing it for me.

 

I have more “stuff” to talk about, but not quite the time yet to share. Loads of stuff going on to help us help more people!! Go Team BuffMother!!

 

I’m off to ride my bike then CLEAN– the “deal” I’m swinging with my DD’s is to clean for 3 hours then our reward will be to go to a MOVIE!

 

Should be good, have a SEXY SATURDAY!!

Love,

Michelle

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Holy Holidays!

Today is the last day to sign up for our

 

BuffMother Christmas gift exchange

~~~~~

Man the Holidays are off to a RUNNING START for sure! I’m not ready at all…but am inspired to get into the spirit FAST!

I’d like to have a totally HOLY HOLIDAY this year. One that is truly Gloriously filled with Angels, Baby Jesus, Bible stories, Powerful Praise, Joyful laughter, Loads of Love and the Supernatural Spirit of GOD!

As I mentioned last week in my POA, I’m going to be striving to do a “fast” starting this Wednesday. The goal will be 7 days of only liquids…

The fast is for 2 reasons:

  1. Rest. Reset, Cleanse, HEAL my digestive system allowing my body to detox and cleanse itself from toxins, allergens, etc… My hopes is to help eliminate some of my food sensitivities and get my entire body working more optimally!
  2. My Spirit. Grow closer to God, find clearer, stronger, firmer more loving connection to HIM!

POA for the next 10 days~

S- Legs M- Upper body/run

T- off my workouts~ train clients in person and teach class at Project Fabulous W- start FAST Th-Tu…just be active take one day at a time in regards to workouts but don’t STRAIN body too much, without food too intense exercise can be very damaging!

W- ease back into eating

FYI- I’ve never gone more than 3 days on a fast…I’m SCARED!

I’ll post often to let you know how it goes

Have a wonderful SUNDAY!!

Love, Michelle

GET BUFF contest!!

Our NEW Contest 30 day GET BUFF contest starts as the day after you sign up!

Sign up under the CHALLENGES tab on www.buffmother.com

It’s an internet wide contest for both women and MEN…
BUT the Rally Room (http://www.teambuffmother.com) as always is the BEST
place to participate for the ladies!!

Daily I’ll be posting the workouts for the day on the BuffMother facebook page http://facebook.com/buffmotherpage

I’ll also be posting more details and info on my blog on http://www.BuffMother.com

Check in on those two spots and be sure to invite your friends (men and women) to join.
Let’s work hard the next 30 days to be BUFF !

Please join in on the fun,
Michelle Berger
p.s.

“Get Buff”- Contest Overview: Who, What, When, Where and HOW TO WIN!!

Who: Any man or woman who wants to get focused and their fitness MOJO Rollin’ and connect to other like minded people, synergy is powerful

What: 30 day Contest

When: starts the day after you sign up

Where: #1 spot women’s only Team BuffMother Rally Room the Rally Room is the most supportive group of Women on the PLANET!! #2 spot www.facebook.com/buffmotherpage

Why:  think of this 30 days as jump start!

HOW:

  1. Sign up and share your excitement by inviting friends to join you!!
  2. Read and utilize links found in the daily support info found in the rally room, on the buffmother facebook page and on www.BuffMother.com
  3. Support your fellow teammates by commenting sharing your mojo with pics, motivational quotes and blogging your own journey~ then in turn commenting on other’s posts blogs
  4. Focus on your fitness/health goals-for the entire 30 days
  5. Share your progress by blogging often in the Rally Room
  6. Finish the contest no matter what!!! by submitting your results to michelle@buffmother.com

4 Simple steps to enter and WIN:

1. Take your starting stats (pictures optional)-More info about stats/pics will be given on day #2

2. participate with posts and comments of your own during the duration of the Contest, feel free to tag me and buffmother  in any post or pic you’d like

3. Take your ending stats

4. Submit your entry to michelle@buffmother.com by November 5th- Entry= starting stats, final stats, a written paragraph sharing your thought about the contest, and at least photo of yourself.

 

We are going to have a blast during the 30 days! It’ll go by fast so be prepared to ROCK IT!

Your Friend,

Michelle

Thank you SPORTS

Hi!! I’m in a total time warp this week…Holidays do that!!

I’m so excited on many fronts~ We are getting geared up for our next contest…Hope you got the email and signed up, DETAILS are HERE.  The sign up for the sock exchange ended yesterday: We had 68 ladies sign up to participate, It’s gonna be some crazy wild fun to see all of those sock pictures!!

I got in a workout today at the gym with my mma friend Lylna~ we worked our backs, shoulders and did squats– then to finish up she put me through some boxing drills~ it was fun!!

Tennis was canceled for this week…due to the holidays.

Today I want to say thank you to sports…Thank you SPORTS for teaching me tons of PHYSICAL Skills, but more so mental skills like : Determination, Hard work, Consistency, Team Work, Encouragement and the Ability to KEEP Pressing on knowing that PRACTICE makes PERFECT.

Well, time for some relaxation!!

Love,

M

 

SuperStar Succes Contest~ 2012

The 2012 SuperSTAR Success Contest!!!

NEW CONTEST~ SIGN UP NOW!!!

SIGN UP HERE and PLEASE SHARE THE LINK with your friends!!

http://buffmother.com/free-help/free-contests!!

The 2012 SuperSTAR Success Contest!!!

Think back to when you were in high school and summer vacation arrived…did you feel a resolve to return to school as an “new” person? A cooler cat, a more popular person, a thinner teen, a trend setter, etc…?? Well I think we can still have that same resolve~ just think how proud your kids will be to walk into school with their newly TRANSFORMED mother…their SuperSTAR of a mother!!!

I challenge you take the next 10 weeks and work your hardest so that you can attain SuperSTAR Success!

And you’ll be Hot for just in time for Halloween!!!

Details:

    • It’s FREE!!

    • 10 weeks of intense focus on getting you fit, buff, hot and just plain HOT for Halloween plus the HOLIDAYS!!

    • 70 days of support from Michelle Berger, founder of www.BuffMother.com through emails, challenges, info and online encouragement

    • FREE Info includes: support info, a success journal page, hormonal timing chart,  articles, how to videos, example training plans and inspirational success stories.

    • Additional support materials and training are available for a discounted rate for participants

    • Extra PRIVATE encouragement and support will be a click away in our TEAM BUFFMOTHER Support area- www.TheRallyRoom.com

    • Open to every WOMAN to join, please INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!

  • Prizes will be given for 1st & 2nd place finishers and free “BuffMother!” shirts to ALL final entrants

Join us, what do you have to lose except for some FAT?

Let’s get HOT for the HOLIDAYs !!

SIGN UP HERE and PLEASE SHARE THE LINK with your friends!!

http://buffmother.com/free-help/free-contests!!

Prizes*:
1st Place– a 3day/2 night day visit with Michelle Berger, BuffMother!! I will fly you to me and I’ll treat you like the SUPER STAR you are!!! PLUS “The Royal Treatment”~ you get all of my products FREE

for an entire year~ Books, supplement, shirts,  6 week customized training and the Rally Room!

2nd Place– The Royal Treatment~ you get all of my products FREE for an entire year~ Books, supplement, shirts, 6 week customized training and the Rally Room!and the Rally Room!

Each and every one of you CAN WIN this Contest~ Please participate and let’s enjoy the synergy of TEAM BuffMother! working together towards being CONSISTENT!!!!

Judging:
A panel of 5 judges (leaders in Team BuffMother) will pick their top 3 picks for the WINNER based on participation, results, attitude, their Super STAR quality and consistency. Each judges picks will be put on a piece of paper (15 little pieces of paper) will be placed in a hat and the winner drawn from there.

Suggested Optional Participation:

  • Be an active member of the Rally Room (the judges of the contest are Rally Room leaders, so the more “visible” to them you are the better chance you have at winning)
  • COMMENT on the Video Coaching videos on You Tube- comments help a ton, Please comment!!
  • Blog your progress and encourage others in the contest (a great place to do this is in the Rally Room )
  • Weekly post your POA (plan of attack) for the next week
  • Weekly do your best to participate in the “weekly MINI challenge”

Final Entry Questionaire***– Once the 10 week contest is complete….please copy and paste this into a word document, fill out your questions and send it along with your stats and photos to michelle@buffmother.com.

This is the information the judges will receive and will judge you upon~ so do your best!!!

Let’s see what we can do in 10 weeks of FOCUSED effort!!!

Go for it~ you can be a SuperSTAR Success!!!

I am ready to ROCK, How about you??
Let’s GET BUFF!!

We need to get as many women as possible involved~ so feel free to spread the word! EVERY woman is welcome to join!!

Your Fellow COMPETITOR~
Michelle

***NOTE- The only set in STONE requirement to complete the contest is The FINAL ENTRY FORM (which includes before and after pictures, stats and info)

Challenge yourself!! with me….

I’m challenging myself to my “40 days to FIT” for the remainder of the summer…then on AUGUST 20th we’ll start a 10 week Contest!!! JOIN ME!! Let’s show summer who’s boss!!
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“40 days to FIT!” Challenge

Join the Challenge!!!
It’s simple…sign up here and I’ll send you a daily e-mail for 40 days.







Name
Email

All you need to do is follow along and stay motivated towards your personal fitness goals…and in just 40 days you can be FIT! If you would like to be honored as a graduate of the 40 days to Fit program…simply comment on each of the “feature” links I’ll send you daily.

  • Commenting will keep you accountable and help you stay focused~ it’s also a fun way for me to interact with you along the way!
  • Please….Invite your friends to participate in the challenge! Everyone is welcome to join~ It’s going to be a FUN way to get your mind focused on FITNESS!! “40 days to FIT!!”

FYI~ you can start with your 40 days at any time!! Just fill out the form!

Your FIT friend,
Michelle Berger
www.BuffMother.com

Congrats to all GRADUATES of our “40 Days to FIT”!!! It has been an honor to get to know you better over the 40 days!!