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And the Scale goes DOWN>>>>

Down to 124.8 this morning!! That’s 5 pounds since Sunday, YAY!!  I’ve been taking a capsule of Mangodrin daily since Monday and I know it’s helped me with the little extra “boost” I needed to get my eating and workouts back on track.

I ran early again today:
3.5 miles total intervals during the first 15 mins…then during
one stretch I competed with myself on and “out and back”…the out was from the time of 12:30 to 18:30…so 6 mins.  The back was from the time of 18:30 to 23:15 so 4 mins and 45 seconds…and it was on a slight uphill grade.

The time at the 3 mile marker was 23:30…so that’s a 30 second improvement from the last time I ran the same route about 2 weeks ago. My overall time was 27:30 for the 3.5 miles (which included 1:30 sec of a walk) after my hard out/back segment 🙂

I had an amazing conversation with Sherry after my run. She’s so full of insight and delightful energy. I could talk for her for 5 days straight!!  We are getting her ready to hit the stage for a contest at the end of October.  We talked a ton about it, but also so many other topics: track, kids, husbands, sales, education, missions, fundraising, California, Kenisha’s contest journey, Brenda’s contest, infomercials, ski trips, trips to Nebraska/Council Bluffs, trips to Arkansas, trips to the beach, etc….  Thanks for the great call Sherry!!

Later today, I have a meeting about amping up my local business efforts, but first I must go pick my 3 sweet little ladies up from school- they have 1 week left.

Have a wonderful FRIENDLY FRIDAY!!

-Michelle

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

“All-Star!” KQ Smith of SC and CT

“All-Star!” KQ Smith

Well Where do I begin… I had the pleasure of meeting KQ  over 5 years ago via www.buffmother.com.  She’s been a member of  TEAM BuffMother~ almost since we began!
KQ is one wonderful, motivated, fun, excitable lady!!   We got to “meet” in person a little over a year ago and I knew then that this lady was truly destined for big BEAUTIFUL things in her future-and FYI- she is Strikingly Beautiful herself!!  Over the years, KQ has been on a journey…one filled with a few potholes here and there, but the one constant in her life has been her commitment to become her BEST!  and to surround herself with the BEST!   KQ is truly an “All-Star”.  Please follow her as she preps for the next stop in her journey.  the Fitness America Pageant in SC on Aug 14th!! She will be rocking the stage for SURE!  I love this lady!

Kenisha and Michelle Berger in LA Dec 2008

Connect with KQ:

Follow her BlogSpot:  http://kqfitness.blogspot.com/

Friend her on FB: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1346161964


KQ and Michelle Berger other TEAM BUFFMOTHER members on the set in LA Dec 2008

I’m a 33yr old mother of 1, I work 2 jobs, I have a LIFE and I STILL GET IT IN!! I work hard, I play hard & I train EVEN HARDER!!! I make NO EXCUSES and I’m not holding anything back . . NOW IS MY TIME TO LIVE MY DREAM!!!

~~~~~~~

A DREAM COME TRUE~!  KQ Competed at the Fitness America (Atlantic) in April of 2010!!

Her first show~ She is GORGEOUS!!

~~~~~~10 week www.BuffMother.com SSS contest results (Fall of 2009)~~~~~~~

Name: KQ Smith
Number of children and ages:
Age: 32

Why did you enter the SSS contest by BuffMother?
I entered b/c I am a BUFFMOTHER at heart and I wanted to use this competition to help me get back on track and continue working towards my goal which is competing in my first competition along with moving towards my goal of doing fitness modeling. This challenge has really helped me get myself refocused and I was able to start a Bootcamp at home and really get my personal training going.

What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?
I decided I was a winner and I was tired of complaining about my weight gain and I knew I had the ability to lose the weight and get myself jump started again. I have just really been taking this time as a reevaluation period and it has been WELL WORTH IT. I also used my boyfriend as a motivation. He believes in me completely and has stayed on me hardcore when it came to some of my bad habits like my snacking. I also used his desire to get back in shape to help me to b/c I have to keep myself on track if I’m going to help him get on track. I also refocused on hormonal timing again and getting paying close attention to my cycle and weight gain. How do you feel about your success? I am truly excited and overjoyed about my success. At one point I thought I had really fallen off the wagon and I was so hard on myself about getting back on but this challenged allowed me to focus and obtain my goals.


What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?

During the 70 days I experienced some great highs and some terrible lows by having crazy weight gains every now and then. I struggled with my issues that I call “drive-by snacking”. It’s not that I eat bad I tend to pop in the kitchen and grab some nuts, a piece of this, a piece of that and that all adds up unfortunately. I have also been traveling a lot during these last 70days and I have really worked hard at staying focused and on track by running and doing my workouts at the house, hotel or any gym I could find.
What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?
You already know I am a BUFFMOTHER thru and thru and I will preach it from the roof top. As I stated earlier I have really refocused myself on hormonal timing again. So much so that I know what CD day it is just by how I feel without even looking at the calendar. That is one of the best parts about this challenge which is KNOWING YOURSELF mentally & physically!!! That has to be one of the best parts of Buffmother besides creating the bonds with the other ladies who are going thru the same things as you are. Another great thing is the challenges b/c it forces you to have a starting point and to track your numbers that way you are able to see your success first hand b/c sometimes without the numbers and pictures we would drive ourselves nuts thinking we’re not getting anywhere and that’s exactly what I had been doing in the past. Most of all I will tell the world that I LOVE BUFFMOTHER AND I LOVE MICHELLE for bringing it to us!!

STATS  beginning vs. after 10 weeks

Today’s Date:____9/14/09 11/21/09 ____ height:___5’10 still 5’10___ weight:__165 158_ age:___32 still 32___
Today’s cycle day-

Please list the following measurements:
Bust (around breasts the biggest part): 34 33.5
Chest- relaxed (just under armpits above breasts with arms down at your sides):33.5 33
Chest- flexed back and chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides): accidently forgot this one in the beginning
Waist- relaxed (the smallest part): 27.5 26.5
Waist-sucked in (the smallest part): almost 27 26
Hips (the largest part of your butt): 38.5 37
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides): 41 1/4 40
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm): 11.5 11
Biceps (flexed at midpoint of upper arm): 12.5 12
Thigh-mid (about 8” above knee cap): 21 3/4 20.5
Thigh- upper (about 12” above knee cap): 24 rt=23, left=23.25
Calf (about 7” below knee joint): 15 15

SuperStar Success 2009 ~ Finalist Kenisha S.

Name: Kenisha S
Number of children and ages (it’s okay if you have 0): 1
Age: 32

Today’s Date:____9/14/09 11/21/09 ____ height:___5’10 still 5’10___ weight:__165 158_ age:___32 still 32___
Today’s cycle day-

Please list the following measurements:
Bust (around breasts the biggest part): 34 33.5
Chest- relaxed (just under armpits above breasts with arms down at your sides):33.5 33
Chest- flexed back and chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides): accidently forgot this one in the beginning
Waist- relaxed (the smallest part): 27.5 26.5
Waist-sucked in (the smallest part): almost 27 26
Hips (the largest part of your butt): 38.5 37
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides): 41 1/4 40
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm): 11.5 11
Biceps (flexed at midpoint of upper arm): 12.5 12
Thigh-mid (about 8” above knee cap): 21 3/4  20.5
Thigh- upper (about 12” above knee cap): 24 rt=23, left=23.25
Calf (about 7” below knee joint): 15 15

Why did you enter the SSS contest by BuffMother?
I entered b/c I am a BUFFMOTHER at heart and I wanted to use this competition to help me get back on track and continue working towards my goal which is competing in my first competition along with moving towards my goal of doing fitness modeling. This challenge has really helped me get myself refocused and I was able to start a Bootcamp at home and really get my personal training going.

What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?
I decided I was a winner and I was tired of complaining about my weight gain and I knew I had the ability to lose the weight and get myself jump started again. I have just really been taking this time as a reevaluation period and it has been WELL WORTH IT. I also used my boyfriend as a motivation. He believes in me completely and has stayed on me hardcore when it came to some of my bad habits like my snacking. I also used his desire to get back in shape to help me to b/c I have to keep myself on track if I’m going to help him get on track. I also refocused on hormonal timing again and getting paying close attention to my cycle and weight gain. How do you feel about your success? I am truly excited and overjoyed about my success. At one point I thought I had really fallen off the wagon and I was so hard on myself about getting back on but this challenged allowed me to focus and obtain my goals.


What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?
During the 70 days I experienced some great highs and some terrible lows by having crazy weight gains every now and then. I struggled with my issues that I call “drive-by snacking”. It’s not that I eat bad I tend to pop in the kitchen and grab some nuts, a piece of this, a piece of that and that all adds up unfortunately. I have also been traveling a lot during these last 70days and I have really worked hard at staying focused and on track by running and doing my workouts at the house, hotel or any gym I could find.
What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?
You already know I am a BUFFMOTHER thru and thru and I will preach it from the roof top. As I stated earlier I have really refocused myself on hormonal timing again. So much so that I know what CD day it is just by how I feel without even looking at the calendar. That is one of the best parts about this challenge which is KNOWING YOURSELF mentally & physically!!! That has to be one of the best parts of Buffmother besides creating the bonds with the other ladies who are going thru the same things as you are. Another great thing is the challenges b/c it forces you to have a starting point and to track your numbers that way you are able to see your success first hand b/c sometimes without the numbers and pictures we would drive ourselves nuts thinking we’re not getting anywhere and that’s exactly what I had been doing in the past. Most of all I will tell the world that I LOVE BUFFMOTHER AND I LOVE MICHELLE for bringing it to us!!