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It’s a Christmas Miracle!

Last night Travis delivered some sad news- that one of our chickens had been killed. It was Dottie, the one that chases butterflies and is the fearless leader of the other remaining 4 (we had 1 other killed about a month ago). It was very sad news.  We were also distraught that the kids didn’t seem to care much that she died??  It left us wondering…Is something wrong with us as parents that our kids just don’t care??

 

Well, this morning, I let the chickens out of the coop and all 5 were there, INCLUDING DOTTIE!!!! It’s a Christmas Miracle!!

 

I’m not sure where she was– but my only guess she was hiding in the coop somewhere??? It truly makes no sense– Travis checked over and over again for her last night!

 

The Choir Concert went well last night. It got me inspired a bit more for Christmas Music! (I have some on now!) and Gracie did a great job!! I’ll try to upload the itty-bitty video I got of her signing.

 

The DIET BET contest has ended!! Congrats to all who participated, I know it helped so many of us from totally going bonkers over Thanksgiving and beyond! Weight loss or even no gain over the Holidays is a WIN for sure!

 

I didn’t make my goal weight, but that’s ok…I didn’t really need to lose the “vanity” weight right now and I’ve found that in certain seasons it’s important to focus on just feeling good vs. worrying about the 1-4 pounds I’d like to eliminate…LOL! it’s all good!

 

I got my workout done yesterday and it felt very good to run outside and HOLY COW my butt can tell I haven’t run hills for about 6 weeks!  It’s sore today!!

“i’m a SUNNY Gym Ange!” #gymangel

 

Can you believe just 22 DAYs left in 2014 and I have PIGs or HAM on my mind!!  I am honored to have been selected as a Local Celebrity Candidate for this year’s “Kiss A Pig” Gala~ Please like my page dedicated to the event: https://www.facebook.com/BuffMotherKiss

AND….Check out today’s suggested workout- The “HAM” sandwich: http://youtu.be/kRtrugCo68Y

Do this circuit 4 times~ it is not a RACE!

THE “Ham”:
Repeat this circuit 4 times
1) “H”- Hip-Ups : Place feet up on a bench (chair, box, couch, ottoman, etc) and lift hips up
5 reps slow and controlled being sure to hold the SQUEEZE for at least 2 seconds.
2) “A”- Around the Worlds: Stand holding something for balance, lift right leg out to side and move it in circle “around the world” switch legs and alternate directions on each set.
3) “M”- Money Makers: Stand with feet a bit wider than shoulder width, place right hand on hip, left hand on head and jut right hip out as you rotate slightly.

 

Big day for me here– my movie premier. Not sure what to wear on the RED CARPET, but I know whatever i choose will be fun!  May have to have ya’ll help me decide through some facebook interaction!

 

I’ll be sure to take a bunch of pics tonight no matter what!

Love ya’s,

Michelle

 

 

 

p.s. I’ll be making this a full page on my buffmother.com site soon– but here is the basic info about my newest “job”…to raise money for the ADA

Make Me “Kiss a Pig!”

I am candidate selected to help raise awareness and donations the American Diabetes Association’s Kiss a Pig Gala. Please cast your votes for me by donating through this web page. Every dollar you donate counts a vote for me. I would LOVE TO “KISS A PIG”!!  CLICK Here to DONATE!

 

Or purchase tickets to the event here- hurry they sell out fast!!

https://donations.diabetes.org…Tickets&id=43621

 

Michelle Berger, lovingly known as BUFFMOTHER,  is the Owner of www.BuffMother.com, which includes a line of healthy foods www.BuffMeals.com. Michelle’s passion to teach others to regain control of their hormones via exercise and nutrition has earned her Fitness Guru status. Michelle is a mother of 4, author, fitness professional and a motivational speaker/coach who studied Exercise Science and Nutrition at North Dakota State University. Michelle, her husband, Travis and children live in Gravette, AR.
You can donate by selecting the “Click Here to Sponsor Me” link. Our efforts will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes.

Help Make a Difference!

No matter how small or large, your generous gift will help improve the lives of nearly 29 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Together, we can all make a difference!

Thank you for making a generous contribution to this cause that is so important to me!

Want to buy tickets or a table to the event?

https://donations.diabetes.org…Tickets&id=43621

or

Contact Krista Coffee at kcoffee@diabetes.org

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Success BREEDS Success!

HI Ladies!!

I’m so excited to announce that we are going to embark on the 6 weeks to SEXY contests starting Sept 22nd!! Please join in, it is going to be a BLAST!!

We ran this same contest in the spring of 2013…It was a HUGE success then and I expect it again to be a success now. When something creates success, we should do do it again!! Success BREEDS Success!

Sign up HERE: http://www.teambuffmother.com/topic/6-weeks-to-sexy

With the theme of revisiting success I found this helpful post about the 6 E’s of Success~

I’m continually learning and striving to be better…I’ve also had the pleasure of being able to coach MANY other women towards their success.

Here are The 6 E’s for Success ~as I see them!

 

  1. Expect
  2. Educate
  3. Engage
  4. Empower
  5. Edify
  6. Encourage

Let me expand on them a bit for you~ The 6 E’s for Success

 

  1. Expect~ Prior to success happening in any area of our life we must set our EXPECTATIONS for success.  I expect that each and every person I encounter is on a journey toward success. They have untapped potential and they have a HUGE mission that they are destined to accomplish.  I believe in those expectations often more times than that person does. I expect excellence, I expect effort, I expect change, I expect blessing, I expect challenge (fire is needed to sharpen iron), I expect courageous behavior, I expect supernatural energy, etc… In order to succeed you must raise your EXPECTATIONS above a mediocre standard.  Shoot for the STARS! Just this week during my first deer hunting in 16 years my husband mentioned that we must go into each hunt with the “EXPECTATION” of seeing a huge buck. That mindset will carry over into our preparations, our actions during the hunt and ultimate lead to the success or failure of our experience.  EXPECT the Best~ and BELIEVE it’s possible for you to do the impossible!
  2. Educate- I believe we were made for continual learning.  Constantly striving increase your knowledge base especially about things that impact your life and your goals in life is God’s plan for us~ we have insane brains that need to be used!  I don’t expect everyone to have as much passion as I do for certain topics (fitness, diet, supplements, sports, etc&hellip, and so I take it upon myself to help EDUCATE others in an interesting yet uncomplicated manner. I am a teacher and love teaching others what I KNOW~ but you each of us need to embrace the truth that learning doesn’t happen by OSMOSIS.  It’s our responsibility to educate ourselves through reading, listening, observing, trying, doing and at times failing.  We can’t sit around and wait for someone else to do it for you…you need to be your own self advocate.  Education is not only book learning…it’s putting what you learn into action. Dig into every piece of knowledge you can about the topics that impact you and your goals. Learning takes TIME, effort and dedication; Be Patient with it, there is NO expert born overnight.  In the book “Outliers” by Malcom Gladwell, he spoke about the fact that 10,000 hours of TIME was needed for someone to become a master at something.  Don’t expect to be an expert overnight. But instead look to the help of “EXPERTS” to educate you…Strive to learn from the best!
  3. Engage- People are our greatest resource.  Engaging with others who are successful or at least passionate about similar goals is vital to success. You can learn tons about how they’ve found success, creative ideas for implementation of ideas, camaraderie (mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together), motivation and healthy competition by ENGAGING with others.  God truly populated this earth and created us for relationship. ENGAGING with others exponentially increases synergy. Synergy is theenergy that we get from working with others towards common goals.  It rocks!  Together Everyone Accomplishes More! TEAM!
  4. Empower- This goes hand in hand with the first 3 e’s.  You will become EMPOWERED with the confidence, belief and knowledge about how to attain your goals from setting high expectations, educating yourself and by engaging with others who have accomplished similar goals.  Also, small successes lead to becoming empowered.  One good choice, One more discovery, one more confidence boost, one more day of having faith, etc…all build the power of your focus and EMPOWER you toward more success.  Other things also empower you…are your time with GOD.  God is the God of Power, believing that He’s got good blessings in store for you.  Believing in His Unconditional LOVE for you will allow you to operate in a new found confidence that is AMAZING!  Feeling secure in your mission on the earth and God’s plan for you to PROSPER is very empowering.   Empowerment also comes from ANGER…getting a “REVENGE” attitude at times causes us to really be stronger than we ever imagined.  RAW anger at your current status in life can help you feel the power you need to take action towards your goals.  Empowerment creates momentum in your life towards action.  Momentum can roll either direction– towards your goals or away…Get EMPOWERED with a momentum that brings success!!
  5. Edify-The most successful people in the world NEVER got there on their own.  Those who pretend to have attained greatness without the help of others are living a lie. To be a true success in anything you had others there to assist you.  Be sure to EDIFY their participation as you find success.  Edifying others is a hard skill to learn and often difficult because it takes effort, action and a selfless attitude.  Giving credit to others who help you, support you, enable you, encourage you, teach you and inspire you are vital to true success!  Edification of others shows that you are respectful and honorable…both qualities that attract others who want to help you become even more successful.  Edification is different than encouragement or even thankfulness.  It is an unsolicited public acknowledgement of others contributions to your success.

    Romans 14:19

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    19 So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.

     

  6. Encourage-It’s no secret that I feel the BEST way to stay motivated and excited towards your own goals is to ENCOURAGE others towards theirs.  It’s magic how much accountability encouraging others creates within yourself.  I’ve been asked countless times on how I stay motivated to stay in shape year after year. Let me tell you one thing, It’s not that I get ENCOURAGED to keep at it more than the average person.  It is instead that I GIVE OUT way more encouragement to others than the average person.  Motivation comes from deep within our soul, the power of ENCOURAGING another toward similar goals makes us want to rise higher to be a shining example for them.  We glean from their excitement and their accomplishments towards their personal success.

I know I need to be continually reminded to PRACTICE these 6 E’s for Success!

I plan to keep this list at the forefront of my mind in 2014 and I plan to ACT out EACH of the 6 E’s on toward BIG SUCCESSES!!  I pray that you do too!! We can change the world for good!!

 

Your friend,

Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com


 

Scattered

Every Day in May! ~ Day 15 WE ARE HALFWAY DONE!! and today starts our 3rd week– with NEW FOCUS… This week’s diet focus is to Eat More Protein! Our fitness focus for the week is gaining Speed. Check out today’s suggested workout: http://youtu.be/6SJFwlREe0A

 

So…I’ve been very SCATTERED lately.  I have a lot of stuff going on in my mind, body and life at the moment.  WHICH is nothing new, lol! It’s odd though how sometimes I can handle it with ease and at other times I just can’t FOCUS!  It’s a bit more than just female hormones for me currently. It’s deeper in my SPIRIT.  I’ve been looking for some solution, but the truth is I KNOW THE SOLUTION. The solution is getting ROOTED, GROUNDED and FOUNDED in my faith.  I’ve been slacking on my prayer time, my church time, my building faith time, my FELLOWSHIP with GOD time!  This cycle needs to end~ Actions towards feeding my “SPIRIT” need to start today.

 

That said, I will dig into a message during my “bike ride” in just about 10 mins.

First, I’d like to mention I’ve been consistent in my workouts all month despite being so scattered. Thank GOD for this Every DAY In May challenge. Without it I may just have forgotten to workout all together, lol!

 

Yesterday was a big win for me in the workout dept…got in my 20 mins fasted, then trained a couple sweet ladies, then ran some “pampering errands” and when I got home made myself do a hills run. IT WAS SO HARD! but afterwards I felt better and even did a couple sets of pull ups and abs.

 

 

this pic was right after my run, isn’t it pretty outside?! Sooooo GREEN!

Tuesday I did manage to do a good leg workout. It was shorted and way more scattered than I had hoped, but I am sore from it for sure!

 

All in all being scattered is the worst of what I’m dealing with at the moment. Everything else in life is wonderful! I am truly blessed!! THANKS be to GOD, He has given me so much that I can’t do justice by even listing everything but I am going to list some: My husband, my kids, my puppy, my land/home, my chickens, my friends, my TEAM BUFFMOTHER ladies!!, my super family, my finances, my health, my computer(s), my clothes, my shoes (OH HOW I LOVE SHOES), my drive, my personality, my looks, my hair, my legs, my abs, MY LOVE for others, my passion to learn…Oh my, I could go on and on.  Simply I am VERY THANKFUL for all that is part of my life– All of it is so appreciated I could EXPLODE with Excitement about how much I am BLESSED!!

 

Time to go listen and ride!!

LOVE YOU All so much thanks for sharing a bit of your life with us here in the Rally Room and being such super members of our team!!

Thank you, thank you!!

-Michelle

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Kim our “28 Days of Chirstmas Winner!!”

28 Day Christmas Challenge Contest WINNER!!
HI!! You are the WINNER!!
Congrats and thanks so much for your SUPER participation via my BuffMotherPage on facebook!! You were a stand out during the entire contest and I love your willingness to share your passion for fitness with the world!!
Thanks and Congrats~
Love,
Michelle Berger
Kimberly Of NY
I am 41 years old
I have 2 children (13 and 11)
  1. How do I feel the 28 days of Christmas Challenge helped me during the crazy holiday season?
    The contest helped through a lot of stress this time of year. Gave me something to focus on instead of worrying about things I wasn’t in control of right now. I am someone who loves     to give gifts. Deciding, finding, and giving a gift is one of my favorite things to do. We had to cut back a lot this year, so I was unable to ‘give’ as much as I would have liked. The     contest helped me deal with the situation and focus on things that matter more than monetary things. The kids stepped up and helped as well. A great holiday!
  1. Summarize my performance in this contest…
    I realized early on during this contest that even though I was working out most days I wasn’t pushing myself as hard as I could. Reading other Buffmother posts helped me see that.     So I began looking for and planning tougher workouts. Now I am trying new gadgets and heavier weights. Trying hard to think outside the box and give it all I got. Thanks,     Buffmothers!
  1. Are you happy with your results?
     I was very consistent and on track with my workouts throughout the challenge. Had a strong start with my eats, but had trouble Christmas week. Getting back on     track as type this. This is my 2nd contest and I always feel that my results could have been better. I put a ton of effort into the contest, but there is always something I could have     done differently or better. Always a work in progress. So overall I am happy with the things I have learned along the way, but I can do better each day.
  1. Encouraged by? Denyse W. and Suzi V.. I love our dynamics as a group. We work well together for accountability and encouragement. Inspired by? Robin W.. I love her enthusiasm, dedication and sense of humor. She has been a great addition to the group. I look forward to seeing how far she can go.
  1. I shared my pics most days on the Team Buffmother and the Buffmother sites. Lots of fun!
  1. In closing: As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed the contest. It is an amazing thing to have so many wonderful women to discuss common interests with and help those women when they need a word of encouragement. I enjoyed the workout proof pics. A great add on to this contest. Gave us a chance to show a different side to ourselves, open up and be creative. The occasional questions you passed along to us was helpful to me as well. They made me pause and think. I started a separate journal to keep those answers to look over when I need to regroup or refocus. I’ve made so many great friends these past 6 months. Can’t thank you enough, Michelle Berger, for changing my life. I have my goals set for the new year and a renewed focus on what I want from my life. Thank you!

Here are several of Kim’s “workoutproof” pictures from the contest~

Forgot to post day 1 here, too. Stats done this morning. Eating lots of protein and veggies today. Looking forward to fruit as my treat later. Waiting for DH to come home for some P90X plyo. Wonder if he will come home. Lol! See ya’ll later:)

 

#workout proof 2…p90x plyo style

#workout proof 3. Love my photo helpers 🙂

#workout proof 5. Almost didn’t happen, but abs are done!!

Hot weights instead of yoga today. Very warm workout with the wood stove going. #workout proof 6 legs and abs day.

Added more reps to my burpee workout challenge. My shoulders were on fire!! Also completed 30 squats for the squat challenge. #workout proof 8, part 1. Everyone keep up the great work!!

Tried something new for abs. DH took video. #workout proof 10. Total of 5 exercises. Love them!

Workout felt great today (except for IT Band)…I am stretching daily. Squats with bicep curls in between sets and ab intervals. Gonna feel it tomorrow. #workout proof 12

Love, love, love Zumba Sentao! Especially with my favorite instructor. #workout proof 13 — with Anna Rivelo.

Ladder drills with DD for some outdoor fun. #workout proof 14

Got ’em! Love my Sassy Socks from Heather Dobbs O’Callaghan. So warm and snuggly. Have to keep an eye on my DD…she wants them:) Thank you so much! #workout proof 16 bis/tris maxed out #buffing phase #Buffmother

 

#workout proof 17…leg day. #Buffmother and my new favorite shirt. Keep up the great work girls!

 

Yoga and squat day here with my snowman guy 🙂 #workout proof 18

 

Abs and squats day! #workout proof 20. Eeked out my workout…feel a little better now. Have a great day!

Elliptical, abs, and 100 squats for #workout proof 23. Sassy socks make working out lots more fun :))

P90x cardio workout. Was finally able to push myself harder. Feel great! #workout proof 22

Was feeling stressed this morning, so I kicked booty with a shoulders, back, bis, abs, and squats workout. Nothing will stop me now. #workout proof #buffmother

#workout proof 27 of shoulders and tris, squats, abs, and a little cardio. Finishing strong!

SuperHERO!! ~S6day15

Which Superhero are you?

She’s a superhero”; “You’re a superhero”; “Man!! I’d love to be a Super Hero” ; “GSP is a Super Hero!!”  It is cool to be a super hero!!
The definition of a super hero used to be based upon fictional “super powers”…if you had a super power you were then able to claim SUPER HERO status.  I my mind this isn’t’ the case…Super Heros are all around us they are in many forms, shape, sizes and most often do not have fictional super powers!    It’s fun to rev up our imagination  and by comparing ourselves and others to superheros!!   Please comment with your own thoughts and ideas about superheros and be sure to tell us about the super heros in your life!!

One thing that I know all Super Heros posses is PASSION!! they are so deeply passionate about their beliefs that no matter the obstacles or villains that stand in the way…they ALWAYS win!  It’s their PASSIONATE PASSION that makes them Super!!  I challenge you to get more passionate about your passions this month and you too can be a Super Hero!!

I have so many passions which makes it impossible to be passionate about all of them… that’s why we are so much stressed and feel so frazzled!!  We are simply pulled and  pushed into so many different directions that NOTHING seems to be SUPER about us…we just end up being Goood at a lot of things vs. SUPER at 1 or 2.

That’s why this month I am going to focus on  being extra super passionate  2 things:

#1- www.BuffMother.com – my business and passion~ I founded BuffMother because  I am passionate about helping women attain their best body life and legacy!!   I am so blessed to be in the position to help others!!
#2- Love~ I LOVE people…especially my family, Hubby Travis and my 4 kids.  I want to learn more about love, exude love, give love, feel love  and become LOVE!!

In order to have a SUPER HERO month of  we need to figure out….Which Superhero are you?

http://www.thesuperheroquiz.com/

My results:
You are Hulk

Hulk
100%
The Flash
100%
Supergirl
92%
Wonder Woman
77%
Robin
77%
Spider-Man
75%
Superman
70%
Green Lantern
70%
Batman
65%
Iron Man
60%
Catwoman
45%
You are a wanderer with
amazing strength.


Click here to take the “Which Superhero am I?” quiz…

Well that tells a bit to much about me, lol!!  I didn’t know I was so full of rage?? Maybe I should train to be a cage fighter after all~ LOL!!

Take the quiz it’s fast and fun!!  and please let me know your result!  I love getting to know you~

I’m Off to SAVE THE WORLD! HULK STYLE!!

Please comment with your own thoughts and ideas about superheros and be sure to tell us about the super heros in your life!!

NOW onto our contest…It’s week 3, Day 15 and the start of a new phase.

Here’s the link to download the NEXT 2 week’s worth of workouts:

Weeks 3 and 4

Today’s workout in detail is as follows:

Day 15

Lift Upper Body- traditional lifting- do one exercise at a time with 1-2 mins rest between sets, once complete move on to the next exercise.
Intervals

and of course….
ABS

DB Press-on ball
3×10
push ups on knees
3×10
One arm DB lat row
3×10
Bent over rows
3×10
Shoulder Press
3×10
Bicep curls
3×10
Tricep dips
3x 10

Intervals
“Boosting”Phase 2:
4 min. warm up
2 min. hard
2 min. easy
2 min. hard
2 min. easy
2 min. hard
2 min. easy
2 min. hard
2 min. cool down
This is 20 min total: 8 hard min. total

And ABS!! You can do these between sets of your lifting during your “rest” if you’d like:

ABS–CPTME….SIMPLE 7 for 7
Passive Abs
Sit ups- hands on hammies
Vacuumes!! 10- 10 seconds daily
Knee ups- roman chair are best
Traditional AB crunch
Ball Crunches
Cats/Dogs

"All Star" Julie in CA

Julie in CA

Julie’s STORY is just AWSOME~ the words she wrote about believing say it all!!  Julie and has become one of TEAM BuffMother’s greatest leaders on and off of the internet..  Julie is constantly sharing her passion for fitness by working out with others and investing her time to help them.  Over the last year I have witnessed her receiving great rewards from the energy she’s given others.  I am so proud to have such a generous person in my life!

Julie Before Julie After

Here is what Julie wrote about her experience with her own belief:
My name is Julie and I’m a 47-year-young mother of 3 adult children.  I had my first child at the age of 20 and my other two by the age of 26.  I gave all I could to my children and their upbringing.  I believed that I needed to put them first and I always put myself and my husband second.  Then at the age of 39 something happened to me that changed the direction of my life as I knew it.  I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  My health became my number one goal.  It was a lonely life, though, as none of my friends had this priority and they just didn’t understand the new evolving me.
While surfing the web I found www.BuffMother.com, and life changed for me. As I was reading Michelle’s introduction on “Believing” I realized that I was that mother that she was describing.  I believed that if I tried to give myself that extra time in the day for ME to reach my desires that I would have been selfish. I had the belief that as you got older that you were just destined to look a certain way and age.  This was a real light bulb moment.  I realized that I wasted a lot of time and there was no more time to waste.  I could achieve a new and improved me!
Since joining TEAM BuffMother, I finally got it. You can make changes and reach the goals that you set for yourself as long as you BELIEVE you can.  I not only feel like this with my body now, but also with life in general.  You can do anything you want and be anything you want. You just need to believe and you can achieve this and be a good mother, daughter, friend to others in the process. I now BELIEVE that I can do anything I set my mind to.  I’ve learned to set fitness goals. I’d never really done that before.  I’ve learned to set challenges for myself.  I’ve been working out for many years, but with no real goals and no real diet.  I now know how to fuel my workouts, how to CHALLENGE myself and receive the results that I’m looking for.  As BuffMother! always says….Challenge=Change…I really BELIEVE that!!

Carrie Peck rocks!!

One of my contest team training clients from www.buffmother.com is competing in her first NPC figure contest this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia!! AND she rocks!!

I’ve found that one of the most joyful things for me is helping others SUCCEED!  Success stories like Carrie’s fuel me to keep pushing hard through all the stress and maintain my passion to HELP women succeed!! Joy is truly in found in Helping other Succeed!!

Carrie is an amazing lady who has successfully overcome a severe eating disorder and being in menopause (due to a hysterectomy) to become a FIGURE COMPETIOR and a true BuffMother!  At her lowest point she weighed only 86 pounds.  Since joining Team BuffMother and our support group www.therallyroom.com Carrie has physically and mentally transformed!  The biggest changes I see in  her are on the inside. Carrie has become a proud, confident, content and truly JOYFUL woman!!

Carrie wrote this 2 years+ ago when she first started her journey towards competition:

Hello to you all…My name is Carrie Peck..I am 30, almost 31, on March 10..So not that far away.  I am competing in my first competition in May..I am very excited..I am also very nervous at the same time.  I know I will do awesome with you all on my side..I have 2 boys, Gavinn Apen, whom is 3 and Tanyon Skyler, whom is 10..I have been with my husband, Michael, for 9 years..We have been married for 6..He is my soulmate and I am very lucky to have such a wonderful man in my life..I am a stay at home mom for now..I am going back to work in August due to my baby will be in preschool..Sad but true..I look forward to working with you all..I will give my word that I will give you all 200% and make all of you Buffmothers so proud on that stage..I am so glad and thankful to be here..

Unfortunately Carrie was unable to compete then due to health issues and found out later that she was in full MENOPAUSE at the young age of 31.

But you can’t keep a good woman down….Carrie will be fulfilling her dream by competing in her first figure contest on SATURDAY!!’

GO CARRIE!! you are a sweet angel of a woman and you deserve to see your Dreams COME TRUE! Thanks for not giving up!! You are an inspiration to us all!!!

Love,

Michelle

Passion in MUSIC!!

Passion in MUSIC!! … can bring great JOY. Music is capable of bringing forth an indescribable raw joyous emotion!!  Isn’t it amazing how a song can change your MOOD FAST!  I love it!!

One of my new favorite songs:

Here are a few more of my favorite fun workout songs:
Name Artist
You Know I’m No Good Amy Winehouse
The Way I Live Baby Boy Da Prince featuring P. Town Moe
Pump It Black Eyed Peas
Piece of Me Britney Spears
Break the Ice Britney Spears
Ooh Ooh Baby Britney Spears
Mother Danzig
Sexy Bitch (feat. Akon) David Guetta
Pour Some Sugar on Me Def Leppard
Last Night (Featuring Keyshia Cole) Diddy featuring Keyshia Cole
Love Is Like a Butterfly Dolly Parton
Mercy Duffy
American Boy (feat. Kanye West) Estelle
Dance, Dance Fall Out Boy
This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race Fall Out Boy
I Don’t Wanna Be In Love (Dance Floor Anthem) Good Charlotte
Wings of a Butterfly H.I.M. (His Infernal Majesty)
Stranger Hilary Duff
Gypsy Woman Hilary Duff
Play With Fire Hilary Duff
Hallelujah Jeff Buckley
Intuition Jewel
Love Lockdown Kanye West
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (Radio Version) KT Tunstall
Suddenly I See KT Tunstall
Just Dance Lady GaGa
See You Again Miley Cyrus
Maneater Nelly Furtado
Sober P!nk
I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) [More English Extended Mix] Pitbull
When I Grow Up The Pussycat Dolls
SOS (Edited) Rihanna
Shut Up and Drive Rihanna
Disturbia Rihanna
Pon de Replay (Radio Edit) Rihanna
Dragula Rob Zombie
She Wolf Shakira
Blood Is Pumpin’ 2005 (Radio Edit) Voodoo & Serano
My past 2 workouts have been legs and back…so today is Chest 🙂
I’ve been working out hard and my body is SORE~!!
Travis and I worded out on Wednesday at the Lowell World’s Gym- it was nice becsause they have an outdoor pool so the kids got to swim while we worked out.
It’s been beautiful here this week, Summer is ON! I love it.
Yesterday was Back day (by the way- this includes shoulder, bicep and ab work)- I am sore today from it!  I did a few new machines and really worked on my biceps.  Bicep work really helps my shoulders POP!
Anyhow…I’ve been updating my blog Plugins today and have added quite a few neat features~ you need to check it out www.blog.buffmother.com and www.buffmother.blogspot.com
Have a great JOYOUS Muscial day~
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 existence, 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!  Because 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

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