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Feeling the MOJO

My Mojo towards being SEXY is rising!  I had a much better day yesterday…feeling good about life right now!
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 increase as I apply strategies to enhance my confidence and beauty!  I LOVE THIS CONTEST!!

Yesterday my workout was a baby one again, just playing it safe!  Working out on ANTIBIOTICS can be very dangerous!  They rob your body of all the good bacteria specifically the natural “lube” that’s within your joints.  Ligament and Tendon damage can occur if you push too hard while you are on antibiotics. Once I became aware of this, I started to really listen my body and alter my workouts during “medicated” times.

The workout went like this:

Light Lat pulls- 4 sets Light seated rows- 4 sets Stretching and some abs between sets Lower back hyper extensions- 3 sets A short treadmill run– Intervals for 10 mins– first 2: 1 min on, 1 min off~~ Next 4: 1 min on, 30 sec off

My shoulder/neck was really sore from the massage I had Thursday but It was a million times better than it had been on Mon-Wed!! Thank you Jesus!

Today, I have “mommy duty” running the kids to an fro to Church events and a birthday party.  It’s supposed to cloud up and rain this afternoon…so not sure what’s in store for the rest of my day besides doing a light leg workout.  I have just 2 more days on my antibiotic…Monday I’ll be back to normal workouts for the most part, YAY!!

Have a super Saturday!! LOVE YA!!

-Michelle

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

Make November Thank YOU month in your life!!

HEY THERE~~
I challenge YOU to make the most of the Thanksgiving season and make November “Thank You!!” Month~
Here’s some tips and ideas on how to do it:
1– take 10 minutes today and make a list of all the people in your life that you could say “thank you” to …aim for a list of 30- one for each day of November
2– take a couple minutes each day to say “Thank You” to that person at the beginning of your daily journal status or  blog  post
3– make sure to follow through by thanking them personally too!
Let’s have fun with it~~”
Thank YOU”!!!


Now here is my START to this Challenge:

NOV 1-Thank you my son, Gunner!
Thanks to Gunner, I am a Mommy!
Thanks to Gunner, I have a boy whom I can cheer on in Football and in all the BOY things of life!!
Thanks to Gunner, I realize how much of my own attributes were passed on!
Thanks to Gunner, I have yet another man who will love me and whom I will love forever!!!
Thank You Gunner for being the BEST son in the whole world!!!
I picked Gunner to thank today because he had his last 7th grade Football game tonight…It’s been a tough season for them. Lots of losses and getting used to their growing bodies, lol!
Thank you Gunner for being you~! I love you!

NOV 2- Thank you my Family!!
So for this second day of the month, I’d like to say “Thank YOU” to my Family…Meaning my extended family…My parents, siblings, the in laws, etc…I want to thank them for all the love and support they given me through the years. Family is important because at the end of the day, no one will ever care for you as much as your family.
I picked today to thank them because it is my youngest brothers birthday today, Matthew is  24 now married and on his honeymoon!!  Happy Birthday! I think God was preparing me a bit for motherhood by giving me a brother that was 14 years younger than me. I babysat him a ton the first 2 years of his life! And then I got a car, so I managed to do it less as I grew older, lol!
Thank YOU my family!! I love you!
Nov 3- Thank YOU TEAM BUFFMOHTER “ORIGINALS”!!
I want to thank the Originals!!! The original founding leaders of TEAM BUFFMOTHER and our Private Women’s only area www.TheRallyRoom.com. Did you know that at that we started way back when as a Yahoo! group??  I don’t believe yahoo groups even exist anymore, lol!!  We quickly out grew that format and as members wanted more security, leaders began to emerged there….The “originals”  were invited in in Jan of 2006 prior to us even opening the our membership area to the world on March 1, 2006. They tested it and were instrumental in welcoming all the newcomers when we did open up.
Since then they have all made an enormous impact on countless members of  TEAM BUFFMOTHER and the Rally Room, including ME!!
Thank YOU so much for your devotion, positive energy and leadership in making TEAM BUFFMOTHER and the Rally Room  the BEST support group for women in the WORLD!!!
I LOVE You!!

And TODAY!! November 5th– Thank you HUBBY!
Today, I want to thank my DH Travis! He is my best friend EVER and is the reason I am BuffMother!! Travis, I can’t begin to describe all the reasons why I love you so much and all the value you’ve added to my life, but I an so thankful to God that you are in my life!
Thank you for your encouragement!
Thank you for your sacrifices you make to care for me and our kids!
Thank you for your involvement in my life!
Thank you for your LOVE!
Thank you for your desire to be with me over anyone else in the world!
Thank you for desire to see me succeed! I love that you are my Lover and my Friend!!
Thank YOU!!

Who should you say THANK YOU to in your life?What’s stopping you~ take the challenge and shoot to say thank you to someone every day this month~ Make November Thank YOU month in your life!!

GET BUFF~ in mind, body and spirit!!
Love,
BuffMother!

Tues=Re-entry, Wed=Attack!

 

Now that I am finally out of bed, I am ready to “ATTACK”…lol!!
I got to sleep in today~ thanks to my sweet DH. He got up early, got the kids to school and let me snooze until 9am!! SWEET!!!

Yesterday was a total “re-entry” day for me….
Re-entry into the world of being MOMMY
Re-entry into the world of being Cook, Cleaner, Shopper, Laundry, etc….
Re-entry into DRIVING…weird to drive again after not for 10 days
Re-entry into the world of the internet, e-mails and business
Re-entry into my gym workouts
Re-entry into being a part of the BEST Team of women in the world…the TEAM BuffMother! Rally ROOM!!!

Just to let you know a bit about why my vacation wasn’t the grandest…I was sea-sick I also didn’t realize how stressful a vacation like a cruise could be, lol. Too many decisions, time lines, events, etc…. All the reasons I thought I’d like a cruise were all the reasons I ended up not liking it. The good news is that NOW I know!! It was a good lesson learned for sure!!
The food on the ship was good and it was VERY nice to not have to cook or clean or care for kids, etc…I also got a good tan! I didn’t even gain any weight on the trip…I worked out twice (lifted legs twice and ran twice ) on the boat, did a ton of walking and ran on the boardwalk in Miami. So…In all I felt like I maintained my fitness well on the trip. I did take a few pictures…I’ll get those posted tomorrow.

Yesterday, I got in a good chest/tri/interval workout…It’s the workout I almost always pick to do when I’ve been off for a few days. Now today- Just in a few mins I’ll be going to do LEGS/Hammies!!! I am ready to ATTACK!! How about you?!

LET’s Do this THING!!!
-Michelle

Back, Sh, Bi and NO PP!!

Well there is no other way to describe my day up to about 2:30 than as CHAOS!!
All morning and early afternoon, my kids were very wild and needy…all while I was trying to get some work done so that we could go to the Pumkin Patch. I instructed them many times to go OUTSIDE to play to no avail. At about 1 I decided to just GO…so I got ready, all the while telling the kids to get ready to go…
And then I noticed that the house was an enormous disaster…this after It was 100% clean just yesterday.
So…the punishment for my naughty kids was cleaning the mess up…and going to the GYM instead of the pumpkin patch.

Here is my workout:
warm up on bike 12 mins

lat pulls
110×10 then one set of assisted pull ups- about 10 negatives with 60 assist
150×6 too soon after the pull ups
150×8
160×6
ab roller in between
25 reps x3 sets’

Seated rows
100×10
110x10x2
knee ups between sets (1 set on bench, 2 sets on roman chair)

Behind the neck lat pull (hammer machine)
90×10
140x6x3

a hammer lat raise machine
15×10
10x10x2

hammer bicep curls
45x15x3 (short rom)

cable bicep curls
60x10x3

bent over rear lat raises
12’sx8 to 10 x 3sets

wide grip high cable lat pulls on knees
50×4 together, 10 each side, 3 together
60×3 together, 8 each side, 2 together x 2sets

r-bike for 18 min steady

Then off to the MOMMY races…piano, FB, home supper prep- post blog, back to FB.

See ya later babes!
-M

Thursday Already???

I am so confused…It feels like MONDAY to me for some reason today??

….Let’s first catch up on my PEACE!
I felt peace yesterday from accomplishment…I got a lot of important stuff done in the morning for business.
I felt peace today when I was in the shower…some days showers just feel soooooo good!

As many of you know I am in a time crunch to LAUNCH a huge Hormonal Timing by BuffMother! campaign…we are putting together several things all set to launch this fall…SO, I am BUSY! I have website stuff going, products being designed, my book to finish, business stuff to track, etc…. I am really enjoying much of it, but I am so excited to have this phase soon behind me. And the FUN part of really HELPING tons of people to do! I realized the other day when designing a fitness program for one of my clients, that is what I enjoy the most…my mission is simple to HELP people with my God given abilities.

Workouts have been tough to get done, in all this craziness…but yesterday I did! I had about 20 mins to spend and so I ran 5 mins warm up and then 6 approximately 100m sprints with less than 1 min rest. It was perfect!

Today, I had a leg workout on tap, but SEVERAL things have kept me from it so far…I may do a mini workout for legs in my HOME gym later, but I’ll have to see how much energy I have left after I get done with my “evening mommy chores”

Overall I am VERY determined to at least maintain a decent level of fitness and nutrition during this amazingly busy time of my life, it is SO important…and being BUFF is SOOOO worth the effort!!!

Love ya,
Michelle

Free Wallpaper!!


Hey ya,
Everybody look at this!
a wallpaper of me!

Cool huh?

I had a Tiny Tuesday workout today and I am proud of myself for making time to call my Mommy on the phone today while laying in the tanning bed, multitasking at its best!

Ran on the treddy for only 7 mins…my knee started being all weird again…so I then hopped on the elliptical for a tish.

Then lifted back and bi’s–not much as I was starving. I had to stay fasted this morning for a Dr. visit and hadn’t eaten anything yet when I was at the gym… SO I cut my workout short to eat!

That fasting must have made me tired because I took a cat nap this afternooon. NOW I am off to go for a walk in the beautiful fall weather! AND I might get some intervals in on the upright bike right after that.

Toodles,
BuffMother!