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Finish Week 1 STRONG~ SSS 01

Let’s Finish Week #1 STRONG– weekends can be tough, but if you can stay strong through it you will set yourself up for getting results in week #2!!

I am going to be STRONG this weekend~ Ladies let’s keep our mojo STRONG all the way through week 10!!! (can you tell my “truth hammer” for is STRONG?)

At the end of each week you’ll find a place in your SSS journal to summarize how you did that week and make a plan of attack for next week:

 

Homework for week 01~

  1. Be sure to do Mini-Challenge #1 take your STATS and STARTING Pictures.
  2. Get your WEEK 01 workouts done– take a JUST DO IT mentality– Any movement counts!!

Stay engaged and accountable by posting a comments and encouraging others– that’s how I stay STRONG!!

Your STRONG friend,
Michelle Berger

P.S. If you missed any of the info for the week, you can always find it on my BLOG~  Here’s a nice summary for you….

El Sucko!

El workout, El Sucko! Losing my mojo means that the first workout back has the chance to SUCK big time and it did. The thing was is I WAS fired up to workout all day long but kept delaying it and by the time I tried I was tired and torn– torn by wanting to be hanging with my family vs. in my gym.

 

Other than my workout, my day was very good! I accomplished a lot!! We even got our VERY FIRST orders on www.BuffMotherMeals.com! SOOOO EXCITING!!

 

I also voted, GO REPUBLICANS!!

 

ALSO, Things have moved forward with www.GymAngel.com…look for an official announcement about our relationship soon. Isn’t my Gym Angel t-shirt cute? And my son too?

 

Nostalgic November… this is my true #beforepic it brings back some good memories of the fattest time of my life. When I lived in Dallas before we had kids my carb cravings were insane my stress level was through the roof and I kept on packing on the pounds.
I value that time of my life greatly…so happy I’m wiser now!

 

 

Now onto today…I have a busy HUMP DAY ahead. Need to buckle down and get in a GREAT workout! Plus, I am going to get in some good PAMPER time– a massage!! YAY!!  The only bad thing about it is that I’ll have to miss our chat.

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

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

Sunny Saturday

Sunny beautiful Saturday here!! It’s going to be in the 80’s~ a MUST to get outside today and enjoy.

Yesterday I ended up running outside, then rode bike for another 22 mins after that. Felt so TIRED last night but thanks to some afternoon coffee yesterday I could NOT fall asleep!

 

Anyhow…up now heading to my bike, then planning to eat some really good food today. I feel like a salad

Last night I got in my bikini pic~ looks like I’m leaning up a bit despite the water retention:

 

My weight was 135 this morning…something weird is going on with my body right now.  Tons of water retention and stiffness/inflammation.  NO FUN! Mojo is a bit down…Been a bit ill since about Wednesday this week. My bladder is causing me some issues…the thing about it is that I get re-curring UTI infections and typically STRESS is what triggers them. I don’t feel like I have a full blown UTI, but I do feel like it’s on the verge– this water retention is a sign of my kidneys being weird too. Hopefully, it won’t go full blown!

 

Regardless, I know I’ll feel better if I get moving and get in some sunshine today!!

Off to enjoy, hope you do too!!

Michelle

p.s. Here’s today’s SEXY POST~

My 6 for Wednesday!

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

  1. cycle day- today is day 28…I don’t feel sexy, but I am feeling a bit more mojo than the past couple days.  Happy my cycle is being at least normal length again.
  2. weight- I weighed in at 132.4 today…not bad but could be better. Excited to see the scale start moving down again next week!
  3. Sexy To do’s- This was yesterday’s topic:

     

  4. Workout- Plan is to Ride bike and this afternoon Lift Legs. Today’s Sexy Topic
  5. Meal POA- be strict, but smart.  I need to remember to eat a good pre-workout meal so I can have a killer leg workout! Speaking of MEALs I have a super fun announcement about the *coming soon* www.BuffMotherMeals.com!
  6. Sexy Actions- I will get dolled up for bringing my son to the Dr. and I will help him get his confidence on by giving him a hair cut, lol!  I will also try to do my SEXY WORKOUT today. The goal is to lift legs + do a butt sandwich

Gotta go, get ready for our Chat! Join us!

Don’t forget to SEXY-IFY your life and workouts this week!!

Love,

Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Mojo is on the rise!

HEW!! I’ve had a weird week…It’s been very busy, very good and bad all at the same time, lol!! The GREAT part of my week has been the SUPER Start of the Six to Sexy contest!!  I’m so excited for us to have stellar results!! The MOJO is definitely there and we are going to continue to have a blast as we move along this FALL!!

 

The not so great part of my week…I got horrible chigger bites last weekend while i was in the woods, it took until Thursday to finally be feeling more normal. Then, add to that a nasty bruise cut on the back of my heel from moving a chair on Tues, I was limping all over on Wednesday. All those issues are better now– it’s going to be a great day and weekend ahead!

 

My Mojo towards being SEXY is rising!  I had a much better day yesterday (a rest day)…feeling good about life right now!

Today’s post~ Day 6:

 

 

And here’s a summary of this week’s posts for you just in case you’ve missed any:

 

6 Weeks to SEXY!

VIP item: 6 to Sexy Workout/Diet Plan

Week #1~ 6 Weeks to SEXY! (6toSexy) Stats, pics and WHY?

6 to Sexy ~ Day 1

VIP item: “Get STARTED” VIP call *recording added

6 to Sexy ~ Day 2: It takes BRAINS

6 to Sexy ~ Day 5: Freindly is SEXY
Next week we’ll really be able to start digging into the essence of what we need to do to feel and BE SEXY!  I can’t wait to see how my sexy mojo increases as I apply strategies to enhance my confidence and beauty!  I LOVE THIS CONTEST!!

 

Also…I need a couple more Volunteers to write FEATURED posts about sexy topics.  If you’d like to help out, please comment on this post-

HELP Please! Sexy Volunteers?

 

 

Today’s about my GARAGE make over~
I am working towards clearing it out to move all my gym equipment into it. I have to give away a bunch of stuff and also put a bunch of stuff in the attic or other sheds.  I also have an area that never got painted to finish.  Once I get at least half of it empty I can buy flooring and have my HOME GYM assembled. It’s a nice piece of equipment that would really ADD to my workouts!

 

 

Other things on my TO DO List:

  • complete my starting stats (pics and thoughts already done)
  • bring Gunner to a b-day party
  • trip to post office
  • workout- upper body lift (a mish-mosh of NON-SORE bodyparts) and run

We’ll time to GO!!

I’ll be back in a bit!

-Michelle

Fight for it!

I wanted to get DAY 4’s post UP for you HERE:

http://www.teambuffmother.com/…sexy-day-4-get-tough

 

Fight for it!

My Wednesday was 28 mins morning fasted bike then legs and abs in the evening:


Bike 7 min
Squats 3×10
45×10 warm up
135x10x3
abs between sets
Knee Ups on bench
15front/10side/10side x 2 sets
1 set hip swivels

Bulgarians- single leg squat 3×10
Body x 10
15’s x10x2 sets
Abs between sets
Crunches on ball
15 + 10 ea side x 2 sets
2 sets hip ups 15 ; 10 (2nd set hanging)

Dead Lifts- romainian 3×10
75 x 10
135 x 10 x 2 sets
Abs between sets
Reverse crunches
2 sets x25reps

Knee Extensions 3×10
90×10+5toes out x 3 sets

Leg Curls on ball
3×15

Calf Raises 3×10

Cats
2 sets x5reps of 5 sec ea tummy/back

Walking lunges
2 setsx15reps body weight

let’s keep the MOJO Rollin’!! Just 38 more days!

Keep fighting for it!!

-Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

EVERY Day In May

EVERY Day IN May Challenge starts MAY 1!! JOIN US~

  • Goals= Workout for at least 11 minutes EVERY DAY in MAY
  • Use some of the suggested workout ideas and FOCUSES
  • Enjoy any an all of the extra info given away
  • Encourage others with comments, friendly competition and through tags, etc..
  • EVERYONE is welcome to join!! Males and Females, Kids, Adults and even PETS!!
  • Post for accountability SOMEWHERE! TeamBuffMother.com, FB (event page, teambufmother group, my page/profile etc), IG, Twitter, Pinterest, Bodyspace
  • Use TAGs in your accountability posts– I love when I’m tagged or BuffMother.com is mentioned, etc… or use hashtags like #workoutproof #workout #everydayinmay #buffmotherchallenge #michelleberger #teambuffmother
  • You are highly encouraged to snap a starting photo and ending photo for this challenge…I’d love to see them!

Workout ideas are based upon my workout DVD system that uses bands and my butt or abs series of workouts.  Each of the SlimChick workouts are only 11 minutes in duration, so you have no excuses.  I am placing the workouts on YOU TUBE for FREE during the month of May only.  Normally you’d need to purchase them through BuffMother.com.

FYI- each SlimChick workout uses a band. Pink is a more stretchy, lower resistance band.  Purple is a less stretchy, thicker, higher resistant band. You can purchase the bands at most sporting goods stores or if you purchase my DVD’s the bands are included.

Please, like, comment, share, like and subscribe to my you tube channel. Word of mouth advertising is how I build my business. Thanks!!

 

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Workout idea

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Upper Body- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

2

Lower Body- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

3

Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

4

ABS video- Slim Chick

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Upper Body- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

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Lower Body- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

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Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Purple Boosting

8

6-pack of PEPSI ab routine

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the “HAM” Butt workout

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6-pack of LaCroix ab routine

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the “BLT” Butt workout

12

Upper Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

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Lower Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

14

Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

15

ABS video- Slim Chick

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Upper Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

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the “MAC” Butt workout

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the “PBJ” Butt workout

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Lower Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

20

Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

21

6-pack of COKE ab routine

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the “WRAP” Butt workout

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Upper Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

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6-pack of MUG ab routine

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the “FRISCO” Butt workout

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Lower Body- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

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Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

28

the “MELT” Butt workout

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ABS video- Slim Chick

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the “TUNA” Butt workout

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Abs/Booty- Slim Chick Pink Buffing

 

 

Weekly Diet Focus:

  1. Drink More Water
  2. Eat More Greens
  3. Eat More Protein
  4. Cut Carbs to 60g
  5. Final 3 days of challenge: Cut Carbs to 15g

Weekly Fitness Focus:

  1. Endurance
  2. Strength
  3. Speed
  4. Lactic Acid
  5. Final 3 days of challenge: Depletion

 

 

Daily food challenge:

S: eat spinach/asparagus

M: eat red meat

T: eat olives or avocado

W: eat eggs

T: eat fish

F: eat cukes/lettuce

S: drink tea

 

PLUS!!  Daily Themes:

  • Mojo Monday
  • Text a lot Tuesday
  • Wacky Wednesday
  • Thankful Thursday
  • Friendly Friday
  • Super Hero Saturday
  • Spirit Sunday

 

I’ve uploaded an excel spreadsheet and PDF. Please feel free to create and share your own MEME’s and info Graphics about the contest. I want as many to participate as possible!!

 

 

Blessed! (+ halfway report)

 

Hey Ya! Hope ya’ll are having a great week like I’m having!! Seriously GOD is good!! He’s been opening BIG doors for me like crazy recently.  I’m so very blessed!!

 

HT Book~ Foundation #3: Believe

 

Wednesday was full of excitement and fun!!  My tummy was finally feeling more normal, thanks for your prayers!!

 

I met up with  Lylna Thao for the AWESOME an jujitsu lesson yesterday~ I had so much fun learning some new sweeps, escapes and mounts with my partner in crime Emily McArthur!! LOVE these Ladies!! I do plan on taking more lessons as it fits into my life, plus attending your women’s boxing at 6:30pm class in Rogers on Tues and Thurs very soon!! — with Lylna Thao and Emily McArthur.

Went shopping for food after wards and then came home to workout and take my Bikni day 3 pics:

Then last night I got in my 3rd lifting workout for the week.   Back/Shoulders/Biceps with some abs

 

I’ll try to recall it from memory: Warm up: Bike 6 mins and DB Lat rows 35#x10

 

Pull ups

One set inverted One set of 6 NEGATIVES, HOLY WOW!!

One set of inverted

paired with upright rows 15#DB’sx10 45#curl bar x10 x2sets

 

Bent over rows 55#x10x3sets paired with bicep curls 55#x8reps

 

KB bent over lat rows

40#x10x3sets paired with lateral raises 15’Sx8x3sets

 

Standing BB Military press

45×10 65x8x2sets

paired with bicep curls

65x8x2sets

 

also did a set of snatches and shrugs.

 

 

Today, I weighed 131 but my DH didn’t believe it, HE thinks I look really thin and ripped!!  Nice to know that my composition is changing,  the workouts DO pay off!!

 

I WILL get in my run– maybe outside?? I’ll have to see how warm it feels out there.  Also, chest, triceps and abs are on tap too!!

 

How are you doing?

I am very pleased with my energy levels, drive and focus when it comes to getting in my workouts NOW.  It was tough the first few weeks due to being busy and having the tummy flu…but I feel like it’s really coming together this week!!

 

Do you feel any different?

YES!  I can feel/see progress in both my mojo,  body compostion, strength and fitness levels!! Typically I see this happen almost every FEBRUARY as the days get longer and temps warm up.  I can’t wait to see how much energy I get in MARCH!!

 

 

Are you seeing results?

Yes mainly in more consistent energy levels.  More muscle definition and in my aerobic fitness!  The scale has not been moving down as much as I’d like, but I KNOW that number is relative and would be moving down if I could keep my diet a bit tighter!

 

What obstacles are you facing?

Diet issues!

I’ve been struggling with food choices and frustration over my food sensitivities.  I feel like I have to “pick my battles” in regards to what is worse– eating some items that I’m sensitive to or just not eating at all?

And…Hip/pelvic pain flare up~ not sure what’s going on here? but I think it may have just been some of the flu symptoms?? It’s been better the past couple days

 

Are you still on fire/focused?

Yes, my focus is better now than at the start of the contest!!

 

What does relentless mean to you?

never quitting! I’m in this for the long haul and am not afraid to lead by example in that belief!

 

Hope you are feeling BLESSED today!!

Love,

Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Focus on your STRENGTHS!

HI Ladies!! I have got to say that week #1 of our contest has been AMAZING!! There are so many new faces that I’m having a hard time keeping track   I know that within a few weeks, I’ll have a better understanding of who each of you are… So please keep posting, so that we all can get to know each other more. 🙂

I ran across a great quote the other day- “Your fully exploited strengths are of far greater value than your marginally improved weaknesses.”- Andy Stanley

It’s so true!! What are your strengths? focus on them and use them!!!

 

My personal week #1 started off GREAT.  But, by Wednesday I knew I was a bit sick.  I still pushed through it to keep my mojo rollin’, but I expect to have a much better week #2!! Thanks everyone for your well wishes, I’m on day 3 of my z-pack today and already feeling much better!!!

Here’s my consistency report:

http://www.teambuffmother.com/topic/consistency-

Weekly Consistency Report

How many weight workouts did I complete last week:

M: runHills + back T: chest tri + full body weight workout w/client

Wednesday: OFF,

Thurs: took pics, stats, video boosting wo’s +a short run(buring lungs!!) then legs F: tiny upper on fri – started Z pack Saturday: light hiking outside

Basically 5 ish, workouts

How many intervals training sessions did I complete last week: Hills monday, bike 13mins on fri, short run on thurs prior to legs (burning lungs); light hike Sat

Only 1 true interval workout- the other stuff “counts” a bit

How many days of the week did I workout: 5

What obstacle did I overcome in order to get it done? Being sick Who did I encourage this week? Loads of people, but specifically my acting coach KIM

MY POA (Plan Of Attack!!!!) for this week #2- Date:1-27-14
What is my main goal this week with my workouts? regain energy from being sick; keep joints healthy

What is my main goal this week in my diet? Keep it clean no chips! and focus on drinking water!!

antibiotics are very dangerous to lift heavy on because they attack the good bacteria found in your Joint’s lubrication system.  If you are on a antibiotic, be VERY careful in your lifting so that you don’t injure your ligaments, tendons and joints.

How do I see my workouts shaping up this week? Sunday: run outside I’ll be careful with this, but it’s sunny and 60+!!

Monday: on antibiotic  (

antibiotics are very dangerous to lift heavy on because they attack the good bacteria found in your Joint’s lubrication system. If you are on a antibiotic, be VERY careful in your lifting so that you don’t injure your ligaments, tendons and joints.

and long day for work, just light lifting (buffing workouts from book- get on video) Tuesday:  On antibiotic Another BUSY work day– Interval run only Wednesday: Return to REAL workouts~ Legs Thursday: Back/Shoulders/biceps + intervals Friday: Chest/triceps Saturday: Legs Sunday: off or maybe a run??

That may be a bit of an aggressive POA, but I tried to  make it “do-able”…we’ll see.

As I mentioned today is gorgeous outside, so I must get off this computer now and get into the sunshine again today. I was out in it yesterday and I KNOW it’s helping me feel better!!

Your friend, Michelle,”Ellie” Berger

 The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!