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BELIEVE!! (week 05 coaching topic)

This week’s coaching topic is about Belief!! We all have things we believe deeply in.  I challenge you to increase your BELIEF level this week!! You need to BELIEVE!
In this video I assign a “homework” task for you…
EACH DAY THIS WEEK WRITE AN “I BELIEVE…” STATEMENT IN YOUR JOURNAL DAILY!
Here’s the video:

 

A few of my Beliefs:

~I believe… in Jesus! My Christian Testimony

~I believe… I LOVE YOU ALL!! It is fun to have such great friends like you~ and it is really fun to realize I truly LOVE YOU!!

~I believe… thistles have beautiful flowers  Isn’t that amazing…that a horrible icky weed like thistles can have VERY beautiful flowers?! I was running outside today around the yet to be built area of our neighborhood and the lots were full of TALL thistles…and noticed how pretty the purple flowers were on them. God probably made them that way as a reminder that even things (or people) in life that poke us, hurt us, stick us, cut us, etc…. still can produce beautiful flowers!!

~I believe… in the power of REST! In looking back at this week, I had a GREAT one. I took a couple extra days “off” of working out, but made my workout days count and It was great despite it is usually one of my roughest hormonal times (c-days: 19, 20, 21, 22) of the month!!! I am pumped about it~ I followed my own advice and RESTED more than I usually let myself REST and it keep myself HAPPY, unstressed, productive, loving, patient and healthy! In addition to the rest I was a good girl about taking my “boosting” supplements and they always help with keeping my hormones balanced. Soooo, I feel great! and ready to hit my LEG workout today HARD and have another super week of Boosting!!

~I believe… in Adrenalin~ I love thrills and wild rides- watching wild fight, wild sports etc…I am an adrenalin junkie and I’m excited for the adrenalin to come this week!

~I believe… in PURPOSE. WE ALL have a purpose for our lives…do you have a vision of what your’s is? I know mine…it is to HELP WOMEN- as simple as that! I’d like to help every woman in the world have HOPE- I want to share the message that YOU have the power to change YOUR body, life and legacy.Does that sound do-able? LOL! I BELIEVE it is!!Now, I have not always had this VISION for my PURPOSE…it has taken time, effort and GOD’s timing to reveal it in my life. I’ve only had a CLEAR VISION for my purpose for the past 2-3 years. Until then I was searching and honestly more than a little frustrated…I had an uneasy feeling, I knew I was supposed to do something, but WHAT??I really believe that God put me through every part of my life for a reason…even the bad parts. I now see how things that seemed bad at the moment, have turned to work for my favor NOW. I’ve also gained a ton of WISDOM through my struggles and my triumphs. Without the past 32 years of my life I wouldn’t be me and I wouldn’t be ready to attack my PURPOSE.A couple books that helped me in finding my purpose are: the BIBLE, “Reduce me to LOVE” by Joyce Meyer and “The Prayer of Jabez” by Bruce Wilkinson Keep on Believing and keep striving towards your PURPOSE…YOU HAVE ONE!!

~I believe…in PAIN without it we don’t know the joy of being pain free, lol!
NO PAIN, NO GAIN is also true~ if you want results you have to push into some pain…lactic acid pain, the pain of sacrifice, the pain of having to take ANOTHER shower! ON AND ON…. PAIN is an important part of life!I
~I believe… To WIN no one needs to LOSE~I read that statement somewhere last week…and it STRUCK me! I am very competitive, and LOVE to WIN…AND I also LOVE seeing others win. HOWEVER, there are times when I catch myself in a contest with someone wishing that they would LOSE~so I can WIN. I DON’T want to EVER think that way.
That’s why I LOVE that no one has to lose in order for ME to win!! We can all win~ woohoo! WooHoo!

~I believe… in leading by my actions…case in point my workout today. I don’t ask my clients to do anything I am unwilling to do myself. SOOOO…Since, I am on the same workout schedule as one of my clients LISA of NE, I decided to do the same workout as her today. The friendly “competition” really helped push me to excel and be relentless! Thanks LISA!
~I believe… my day was a good one! I am rather sore…I guess that’s what happens when you don’t workout for a week or so, lol!

I believe in relationships…we are made for this purpose. The reason God created man was so he could have “relationship”…that is AMAZING! And makes me realize that the HAPPIEST times of my life have been when I am actively seek out relationships with other people. I am a very independent person and have at times a tendency to isolate myself from interacting with others. It is my natural “I can do it better by myself” attitude. However, it is not very fun nor is it very rewarding when others are not involved in the process or the reward. That’s why I love the Rally Room! It keeps me in relationship with others and gives me a place to easily give my energy away through encouraging others!! I love the RELATIONSHIPS I have been blessed with in TEAM BUFFMOTHER!!

Some GREAT Belief Quotes:

Mark 11:23,24 Jesus said ” I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this Mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.”
“You’ve got to believe you’ve got it, before you get it”- Joyce Meyer

“As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities.” -Voltaire

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”-Oprah

“God didn’t have time to make a nobody, only a somebody.I believe that each of us has God-given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition.”~Mary Kay Ash

“Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.”
-Norman Vincent Peale

“You can do it if you believe you can!”-Napoleon Hill

Keep on Believing Ladies~
LOVE,
Michelle

Now is the time!

My theme for this month is “NOW IS THE TIME”

~Now is the time for WHAT? ~
~Now is the time for NO EXCUSES ~
~Now is the time for LOVE ~
~Now is the time to get FIT ~
~Now is the time for making TIME ~
~Now is the time to plant ~
~Now is the time to identify your goals ~
~Now is the time to identify the SEASON of your life ~
~Now is the time for Thanksgiving ~
~Now is the time for warmer clothes, jeans, scarves, coats and mittens ~
~Now is the time limiting treats, sugars, carbs and calories ~
~Now is the time for TEA ~
~Now is the time Hot Baths ~
~Now is the time for lotion and oils ~
~Now is the time for baking ~
~Now is the time for TURKEY ~
~Now is the time for NO REGRETS ~
~Now is the time to love yourself ~
~Now is the time for JESUS ~
~Now is the time to be proactive about your immunity ~
~Now is the time to be an encourager ~
~Now is the time for change ~
~Now is the time to learn ~
~Now is the time to FINISH ~
~Now is the time to change your normal “holiday mentality” ~
~Now is the time for Football ~
~Now is the time to DO! ~
~Now is the time to expect results ~
~Now is the time for proper perspective ~
~Now is the time for going for your purpose ~
~Now is the time for FAMILY ~
~Now is the time for practical proven strategies ~
~Now is the time for Shopping ~
~Now is the time for Festivals ~
~Now is the time for limits ~
~Now is the time for LOVE!! I could go on and on… My goal this month is to reflect and start each of my daily blogs with “NOW IS THE TIME…” not later, not when the new year comes, but NOW being the TIME!! I encourage you to do the same…Let’s make this a fun Monthly theme and START each of our blogs with “NOW IS THE TIME….” Let’s live in the NOW this November
~ love, Michelle

Thoughts…

I’ve been thinking a lot of thoughts lately…do I sound like POOH bear?

Anyhoo…Thoughts about my mission, my current existance, my goals, my frustrations, etc…  Overall this October has been filled with un-rest…stress…contemplation…and SICKNESSES!  ICKY!  I know the mental really affects my physical. I also know that the definition of INSANITY is to continue to do the same thing over and over expecting different results.  Thus…my blog about CHANGE on Tuesday.

I am sick of the unrest and sick of the lack of peace…So where do I start?  I KNOW where to start…with GOD!  He is the start of it all and my #1 priority, my first love.  I’ve been neglecting HIM for too long, taking HIM for granted and separated from HIM due to my own stupidity. 

The past 3 days I’ve been pouring into who I love the most~ God, Travis and my family and guess what…I feel better both emotionally and physically.  I’ve listened to several amazing messages from pastors I HIGHLY respect to fill my heart and mind with wonderful thoughts about my Jesus, my KING, my Father, my Love!  And that love has spilled over to my DH…I had a GREAT date with Travis yesterday~ The first in a long time!   Because God is LOVE, I need HIM and HIS love in order to have love to give to others.  He holds a stockpile of Love and gives it to us when we give HIM LOVE.  It’s so wonderful!!  God is GOOD!!

I plan to keep going after God; Keeping HIM my #1 priority in life above ALL else…and YES even above my husband and above my children.  HE has to be FIRST!  Becuase I know from horrible past experiences that when HE is not #1, everything else falls apart!!  I want HIS love so I can GIVE MORE LOVE and have more passion for the all those looking for true LOVE!  I want to really make an impact on this world and there is no way I can do that if I don’t have massive amounts of LOVE! 

Thanks for reading this!  I love that I have friends who love me~ I LOVE YOU too!!

God Bless us all!!
LOVE,

Michelle

Happy Easter!


Happy EASTER my dear friends!!!

Today I am Praising Jesus for the miracles he’s done in my life and body!! I am going to live in paradise for eternity because of HIS love!!!

Last-night we “the BEST party ever” as my DD Gracie put it….we had a fun family bonfire.
Here are a couple pics:

Today we’ve basically ATE and watched the Masters…I was really rooting for Mickelson to win..he had a CHANCE but didn’t, tooo bad!  I cooked fajitas for lunch and a turkey dinner tonight.

The gym was closed today and it was raining out today~perfect for a DAY OFF!!

I am fired up for a great week of weight loss~
WHOOOHOOO!!!
-Michelle

Thank YOU JESUS that it’s Friday!!

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Thank YOU JESUS that it’s FRIDAY!!!

What a beautiful day here after a crazy stormy night…we had some STRONG winds and lots of rain.  Trampolines were blown all over the neighborhood!  Once I got the kids to school this morning I headed for a massage and a chiro adjustment, my back is getting BETTER!!! 

 Yesterday I did a good workout I rode the r-bike for 20 mins, did legs, then rode for another 20 mins on the r-bike…the rest of the day yesterday I was EXHAUSTED.  So today, I came to the re-realization today that doing cardio makes me very sleepy, lol!   So I am going go back to limiting my cardio to just intense intervals 🙂 

I just got home from the gym and it was good~
Focused on LIFTING rather heavy and on my big muscles!!!

Cybex Lat pulls
110×15
130×10
150×8×3

Bicep curls on hammer machine
45×10-15repsx4 sets

Leg extensions
130×10
150×10×2

Seated Rows
100×10×3

Lower back extensions no weight 3 sets– focused a bit on my booty by bending legs slightly

High lat pulls (hammer)
45×10 together+10 singles
70×4 together+6 singles x4 sets

Leg curls
90×7×3

shoulder press machine backwards
70×10
90×10

That was it!
I am excited to finish out this RELENTLESS Challenge~ just 2 more days-  One of which I’ll run intervals and one of which I’ll lift chest/tris

I plan to take pictures on Sunday or Monday~ we’ll see how it shakes out!

Keep rockin’~~~
-M

Fantastic Friday!!

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I had a FANTASTIC day today!!! Lots of things happening in my life that are utterly FANTASTIC!!!

One of which is BB.com (BodyBuilding.com) getting a very cool article of mine upCheck it out!What’s your Body Worth by BuffMother!

Just to recap my workout from yesterday rocked~did Back, Bi, Sh and abs….Then today I did legs :)tomorrow is a RUN of intervals and CHEST~

That little pink polka dot bikini is gonna be looking good on me within a WEEK~

Happy Good Friday~ Thank you JESUS!!

Love, BuffMother!

Thankful Thursday

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Thank YOu all for the super sweet welcome home!
I really am so thankful to have been able to go with DH to Chicago in the first place.  I needed the “rest” so badly!!!
Other amazing things I am thankful for:
All of you~ it is so awesome to have friends and teammates who have such a great enthusiasm for life!!
My MIL~ she watched the kids for us when we were away
Family Friends~ took Gunner with them on a ski trip to CO!!!
My DH~ man he ROCKS!
My Kids~ I sure am blessed with amazing little people in my life!!!
My Jesus~ I am free from the bondages of my sin because of HIM~ AMAZING GRACE!!!
Last night when I layed down to sleep in MY BED! I was very thankful for it…hotels are never as comfy as your own bed :)…
I slept like a baby :)

Anyhow~
on tap for today is to work on a few training programs
workout
go to the park…It is AMAZING outside!!!
unpack

let’s get after the DAY and make it a THANKFUL DAY!!! We all have so many amazing blessings…take a moment to thank God for them!!  Isn’t “thank you” one of the magic words?

Thanks!!!
-Michelle

Tremendous Tues; MB~day 2

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TREMENDOUS Tues;MB~day 2
Today is TREMENDOUS TRAINING day!! I am so blessed to have the honor of training some AMAZING clients…it is so fun!!!
Just recently SEVERAL of them have blown me away with super awesome results~ in just 4 week time frames.  It is TREMENDOUS!!

Success Tool1- chart cycle
c-day 27
Weight 128
symptoms- night sweats, bloated belly, tired, relaxed, happy, better mood, less anger

2 I am boosting- today is a rest day…I’ve worked out for 5 days in a row…time for a day off (but I’ll still do 3 sets of squats!!)
3- Truth Hammer today- Delight yourself in the LORD!

4-Focus on Solutions; take action list

grocery shopping
e-mails
post office
5 Who did I energize today?
My RR friends…especially Stacy, Helen and Trisha

6 Legacy Perspective
I snuggled with Tia and Layla this morning
I spend a bit of time with my MIL working on a puzzle of Jesus on the Cross
i worked hard!
I will have some quality relax time with DH tonight

7 The Little things~ my MOJO

Ate Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast…that always gets my MOJO going!!

8 Plan of Attack!
Squats- 3 sets of 10 in garage after a short walk outside.

Daily core- Vacuums while waiting in line at the store
p- abs while walking around shopping

Extras: grocery shopping (didn’t make it last night as planned…so i did it today)

9 the 5-4-3-2-1 Diet
Soo far at 6pm
PP- beef, protein powder (filet planned for dinner)
CC- Carbs in stew, juice,
GG- brussel sprouts
F- fat in meat
T- little debbie pb/choc snack bars (I bought these at a moment of weekness last week on c-day 20)
water is a bit low…but catching up
10 This Journaling ROCKS!!~~~
I am once again planning to do my MINI challenge tomorrow~ fill out my starting stats and get my starting pictures up.

Other plans on tap for tomorrow (kid free day):
SHOP- go to TARGET first thing in the morning, then the outdoor mall to the Buckle for JEANS and get nails done there
need a pair of jeans
sunglasses
jewelry

Then register twins for school

A Massage at 2 pm!!!  I a so excited

Phone calls from 4-6pm

Then my workout: Squats for sure~ LEGS! or run~ we’ll see what happens :)
BUSY DAYS!!
As usual~
Love ya,
Michelle

Happy BuffMother Day!

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Today is the last day of our LOVE Month and I’d like to take a moment to talk about my FIRST LOVE…<a href=”http://www.buffmother.com/MyTestimony.aspx”>JESUS CHRIST my savior.</a>

I yearn to be Christ like in my love towards others…he was such a wonderful testament to true love.
He was PERFECT!  He was a Servant.  He was a Leader.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit. He was a Friend to sinners.  He was Giver.  A Healer. A compassionate soul and HE GAVE HIS own life for ME!!  Now that is some AMAZING LOVE!!

Jesus is my First Love-
“Jesus Loves me this I Know!
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to HIM belong they are weak but HE is STRONG! 
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
THE Bible tells me SO.”

Here are some GREAT verses about Jesus’ commandment to LOVE others~
‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ “This is the great and foremost commandment. “And a second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” ( Matthew 22:37-40)

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” ( John 13:34-35)

“Whatever you want others to do for you, do so for them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” ( Matthew 7:12)

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward in heaven will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.” ( Luke 6:35)

“Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many.” ( Mark 10:43-45)

“If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.” ( John 13:14-15)
LET’s all strive to LOVE like Jesus Loved!!!
~AMEN~

So…today is a beautiful day and I am so thankful for my wonderful life!!  I am SO blessed~
My legs are sore, my butt is sore and I am HAPPY!!
I got my hair done today too!

My plan is to run here in about 15 mins then EAT and then shower….interesting HUH? LOL!!

Have a GREAT Friday, I LOVE YOU!!
-Michelle

p.s. here is a little piece of literature that inspired me today~
<i>An excerpt from www.notreligion.com

FIRST LOVE

John 21:15-23

Once more he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep” (John 21:17, NLT).

“Do you love me?” 

After the third time, it probably sounded like a nagging question. However, Jesus wasn’t asking merely to pump up His own ego; He was digging to find Simon Peter’s deepest convictions.

Love is a word we throw around very lightly these days. But it’s way more than hearts, chocolate and romantic movies. Real love involves commitment, sacrifice and loyalty. And Jesus wanted to know if Simon Peter was all talk or if he was ready to live out the love he’d professed. 

Jesus deserved first place in Simon’s life and in his heart, so He continued to drive His point home by asking if Simon really loved Him. Simon, now Peter, wouldn’t be prepared to teach and care for other Christ followers (the sheep) if Jesus wasn’t his first and primary love.

So what about you? Do you love Jesus? Is it just in your head, or does it show in your life? Is He number one or does He get squeezed into the occasional short prayer?

Maybe Jesus is trying to get your attention because He desires your love, your loyalty, your commitment. Let love grow between you and Him. It’s the most amazing love there is.

My FIRST LOVE!…JESUS!!

www.BuffMother.com

Today is the last day of our LOVE Month and I’d like to take a moment to talk about my FIRST LOVE…<a href=”http://www.buffmother.com/MyTestimony.aspx”>JESUS CHRIST my savior.</a>

I yearn to be Christ like in my love towards others…he was such a wonderful testament to true love.
He was PERFECT!  He was a Servant.  He was a Leader.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit. He was a Friend to sinners.  He was Giver.  A Healer. A compassionate soul and HE GAVE HIS own life for ME!!  Now that is some AMAZING LOVE!!

Jesus is my First Love-
“Jesus Loves me this I Know!
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to HIM belong they are weak but HE is STRONG! 
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
THE Bible tells me SO.”

Here are some GREAT verses about Jesus’ commandment to LOVE others~
‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ “This is the great and foremost commandment. “And a second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” ( Matthew 22:37-40)

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” ( John 13:34-35)

“Whatever you want others to do for you, do so for them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” ( Matthew 7:12)

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward in heaven will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.” ( Luke 6:35)

“Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many.” ( Mark 10:43-45)

“If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.” ( John 13:14-15)
LET’s all strive to LOVE like Jesus Loved!!!
~AMEN~

So…today is a beautiful day and I am so thankful for my wonderful life!!  I am SO blessed~
My legs are sore, my butt is sore and I am HAPPY!!
I got my hair done today too!

My plan is to run here in about 15 mins then EAT and then shower….interesting HUH? LOL!!

Have a GREAT Friday, I LOVE YOU!!
-Michelle

p.s. here is a little piece of literature that inspired me today~
<i>An excerpt from www.notreligion.com

FIRST LOVE

John 21:15-23

Once more he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep” (John 21:17, NLT).

“Do you love me?” 

After the third time, it probably sounded like a nagging question. However, Jesus wasn’t asking merely to pump up His own ego; He was digging to find Simon Peter’s deepest convictions.

Love is a word we throw around very lightly these days. But it’s way more than hearts, chocolate and romantic movies. Real love involves commitment, sacrifice and loyalty. And Jesus wanted to know if Simon Peter was all talk or if he was ready to live out the love he’d professed. 

Jesus deserved first place in Simon’s life and in his heart, so He continued to drive His point home by asking if Simon really loved Him. Simon, now Peter, wouldn’t be prepared to teach and care for other Christ followers (the sheep) if Jesus wasn’t his first and primary love.

So what about you? Do you love Jesus? Is it just in your head, or does it show in your life? Is He number one or does He get squeezed into the occasional short prayer?

Maybe Jesus is trying to get your attention because He desires your love, your loyalty, your commitment. Let love grow between you and Him. It’s the most amazing love there is.