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“Get Buff”- Day 25

“Get Buff”- Day 25

Wowie, just 6 days left until our 30 day contest is over…believe it or not what you do these next 5 days has a GREAT impact on your results.  Keep it tight and stay focused!!

 

Workout:

 

Day #25
Rest day
Or
long
steady
cardio
30-60
min.

If you missed any of the cardio or sprinting workouts from past days today would be a perfect day make up that workout~!! If you ever miss a day of workouts- SHIFTING your workouts a day forward is better than SKIPPING them entirely.

Your body needs RECOVERY days to stay healthy, grow new muscles and work optimally.  It’s very key to PACE yourself and incorporate REST DAYS into your workout program for your physical and mental success!

Today’s Diet focus:

Try new food or recipe- Variety is key to diet success!

“Get Buff”- Day 15

“Get Buff”- Day 15

 

CONGRATS!! today is our HALFWAY POINT!!  And guess what- MY plan is to take a set of fresh STAT and pictures to see what I’ve been able to change already!!  If you’ve been working hard~ I’d suggest you do the same!! It’s a great way to keep focused!!

Workout:

 

Day #15
Rest day
Or
long
steady
cardio
30-60
min.

If you missed any of the cardio or sprinting workouts from past days today would be a perfect day make up that workout~!! If you ever miss a day of workouts- SHIFTING your workouts a day forward is better than SKIPPING them entirely.

30 days isn’t a long time, but BURN OUT can happen fast- It’s very key to PACE yourself and incorporate REST DAYS into your workout program for your physical and mental success!

Today’s Diet focus:

Try new food or recipe- Variety is key to diet success!

“Get Buff”- Day 5

“Get Buff”- Day 5

Workout:

 

Day #5
Rest day
Or
long
steady
cardio
30-60
min.

If you missed any of the workouts from days 1-4 today would be a perfect day make up that workout~!! If you ever miss a day of workouts- SHIFTING your workouts a day forward is better than SKIPPING them entirely.
30 days isn’t a long time, but BURN OUT can happen fast- It’s very key to PACE yourself and incorporate REST DAYS into your workout program for your physical and mental success!

Today’s Diet focus:

Try new food or recipe- Variety is key to diet success!

The Rally Room has a GREAT Recipe section– check out some of the great ones listed and PLEASE add yours!!!

AND….please comment with ideas of NEW foods, what you tried for your food, and with any other questions, tips, or thoughts!

 

September Goals!

Well, I feel a bit soggy today as Isaac is here dumping it’s remnant rain on us today.  We need the rain since we’ve had a drought and are 11 inches behind for the year.  It’s a perfect day to work on the computer and think about my September goals.

September Fitness Goals:

  • Last year I had a goal to run every other day in September– I’m going to do that again.  I’ll start tomorrow and run on every ODD day of the month~ that’ll help me improve on my running a bunch!
  • I am starting the month with a Boosting phase– I am actually going to do a BIG TIME BOOST– eating a lot more than usual and trying to gain weight– I have been trying to “lose” for way to long– I need to RESET and BOOST my metabolism– then I’ll be set up to finish the month with a GREAT Buffing phase.
  • Another fitness goal of mine is to get my DH working out again– he wants me to “force” him to workout.  Not the easiest task, but I guess I can put on my DRILL SERGEANT cap for the task and get it done.
  • Keep up with my tennis lessons and try to get in ONE other day of playing each week– I’ll have to get my son, DD or my DH to help me with that.

 

September Personal goals:

  • Keep accomplishing renovation projects– the list is endless, but the main ones of focus are Gunner’s room completion and Fixing up the shed.
  • Learn to shoot a shotgun
  • TAXES!– once again I am behind, I must get them done
  • Get in the habit of going to church again– since we’ve moved, we haven’t gone…bad!!

September Business goals:

  • Keep everyone engaged and fired up for the SSS contest- keep sending out update emails, uploading content and promoting it on the web (Facebook, YouTube, etc.)
  • Continue work on site update
  • Get “band” workout DVD’s in store- i have 3 DVD’s from my “slimchick” program
  • Run a SEPTEMBER BLOWOUT sale– Big savings on stuff in my STORE! — look for this next week 🙂

September is going to be a great month!!
-Michelle

Practice Makes Perfect!! ~ Shine in 49: Day 13

 

Practice makes perfect~

I was just thinking today how little I knew when I first started lifting, I was so uncoordinated and weak…I was just BAD at most lifts, exercises, drills, etc- it was so HARD!!  But with PRACTICE those same “hard” things I do EASILY now.
I mention this because many women in our current Shine in 49 contest ARE Beginners… For the “beginners” out there remember ~ “practice DOES make perfect”.

The same thought came to mind when I read an e-mail recently sent to me about my “heavy” lifting…for some reason she assumed I’ve always been that strong and that if she wasn’t able to lift those same weights she wouldn’t get results.

Ladies trust me, I was VERY, VERY weak when I first started lifting consistently 7 years ago…I was SCRAWNY with no muscle tone yet VERY afraid I’d get bulky still! AND when I started I did get results lifting lighter weights than I am now– the Difference is that those weights CHALLENGED me then, but now they don’t….So in order to maintain or improve my results I have to keep lifting the weights that actually challenge me.

IT IS ALL RELATIVE!  Just remember Challenge= Change…as long as you are challenging your body it will change!

My life is absolutely amazing right now~ VERY busy, but I LOVE IT!! I thrive when I am busy doing what I love!! Love
AND I am getting my workouts done– NO EXCUSES!!! The yay yippee guy

Last night I did legs and today I was rewarded with a sore booty!!!
I am weighing 127 at the moment~ and expect that for my birthday next month , I’ll be 125 smile

Gotta GO~ but just remember…Keep Practicing you CAN Be PERFECT!!
Love,
Michelle

"Thin in 30"- Day 15

“Thin in 30”- Day 15

CONGRATS!! today is our HALFWAY POINT!!  And guess what- MY plan is to take a set of fresh STAT and pictures to see what I’ve been able to change already!!  If you’ve been working hard~ I’d suggest you do the same!! It’s a great way to keep focused!!

Workout:

Day #15
Rest day
 
Or 
long 
steady
cardio
30-60
min.

If you missed any of the cardio or sprinting workouts from past days today would be a perfect day make up that workout~!! If you ever miss a day of workouts- SHIFTING your workouts a day forward is better than SKIPPING them entirely.
30 days isn’t a long time, but BURN OUT can happen fast- It’s very key to PACE yourself and incorporate REST DAYS into your workout program for your physical and mental success!
 

Today’s Diet focus:

Try new food or recipe- Variety is key to diet success!

The Rally Room has a GREAT Recipe section– check out some of the great ones listed and PLEASE add yours!!!

AND….please comment with ideas of NEW foods, what you tried for your food, and with any other questions, tips, or thoughts!

"Thin in 30"- Day 5

“Thin in 30”- Day 5

Workout:

Day #5
Rest day
 
Or 
long 
steady
cardio
30-60
min.

If you missed any of the workouts from days 1-4 today would be a perfect day make up that workout~!! If you ever miss a day of workouts- SHIFTING your workouts a day forward is better than SKIPPING them entirely.
30 days isn’t a long time, but BURN OUT can happen fast- It’s very key to PACE yourself and incorporate REST DAYS into your workout program for your physical and mental success!
 

Today’s Diet focus:

Try new food or recipe- Variety is key to diet success!

The Rally Room has a GREAT Recipe section– check out some of the great ones listed and PLEASE add yours!!!

AND….please comment with ideas of NEW foods, what you tried for your food, and with any other questions, tips, or thoughts!

I DECLARE- November “I am Thankful” month!! Entry for November 2, 2006

As the highly successful October–“I am proud Month” is now OVER–I think it would be fun to continue on with the tradition into November.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I am declaring that NOVEMBER is “I am Thankful month” –So be sure to start off your daily posts with a reason you are thankful!!

I am thankful for my brothers and my sissy

Here is a pic of us all together about 2 years ago-

in the back row you see my brothers Matthew (today he is 17!!), James (he’s about 22 now) and David (2 years older than me so 33 now)–he is holding his little girl…then next to me is my sissy Jeanette(she is now 24)

On tap for me today is the TRACK again…today it is much nicer weather here, so I will take my 3 little girlies with me. I am sure that will be an adventure!

Wish me luck!!!
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Here is my Track Report:
It was a crazy time at the track, but MAN what a perfect day for it–sunny 60 degrees–perfect!
here is the low down on how it went
Warm up 800m
First 3 400m- 69 seconds with 4 min recovery
4th- 71 seconds–this one almost killed me! so I had a longer recovery of 8 mins then did
5th- 70 secs…would have been 69 but Tia was in the way so I had to yell at her TWICE to move–poor thing!

We went to the park afterwards and I am still dying an hour afterwards…so time to rest, and refuel and think about what I am gonna do in the gym tomorrow and Saturday!

It was a GREAT experience to be running 400 repeats again…I have a huge love hate relationship with them…they are killers, but UBER EFFECTIVE!!

Love,
BuffMother

Weird sore muscles


Okay~ so yesterday…I did Dead lifts with 155# on the bar…now I’ve done them in the past, but not consistently this heavy–also my lifting gloves were missing so I used straps instead.

Well this morning I woke up with super sore muscles —not in my booty or legs, but in my hands!! Specifically, the muscle between my thumbs and index finger–OUCH, I can barly type.

So needless to say today was not the most perfect day to lift BACK/Bi’s/ Shoulders—my hands were killing me the whole time, lol

I am not really such a *whiner* but this is WEIRD!

Lat pulls
110×10*
130×12*
150×10
175×8
130×5

*Bicep curls- hammer machine
45#x10x2

Rows
100×10
110×10
120×8

Pull ups 5 full and slow

Cable wide lat pulls- one arm at a time
60×5 together- 10 singlyx3
paired with posedown cable curls
30x10x3

assisted pull ups
20×8
Shoulder press
80×10
90×10
100×10
110×10

Then done~
Now to get ready for Gunner’s kindergarten program tonight! 2 days left of school for my little man Smiling
-Michelle