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Workout with someone~ SSS wk #5 Mini-challenge

SSS Week #5 Mini Challenge- Workout With Someone!!

HI GIRLS!!
Well this is week #5 already in the SSS contest~ AND so many of you are really kicking tail… This week we have a bottle of REGEN PM (sleep recovery supplement) to give away to whoever posts the most about “workout buddies”– use tag #buffmother and #workoutbuddy

 

Our mini challenge for the week  to “workout with someone” this week. Fitness is a fun, healthy activity for you to enjoy with friends, family, husbands, kids, new acquaintances, etc….
I know many of you regularly workout with partners, but many of us often go it alone.  WELL this week I challenge all of you in the SSS to workout with someone at least once this week!!!

GET it Booked NOW and have FUN!!!

-Michelle

p.s. Here’s a summary of the info coming your way this week– be sure to stay connected via my blog on www.buffmother.com!!

COACHING video– BELIEVE!! (week 05 coaching topic)

  • Homework~EACH DAY THIS WEEK WRITE AN “I BELIEVE…” STATEMENT
  • Some of MY BELIEFS
  • Belief Quotes

FEATURED Workouts~BOOSTING BIG MUSCLES!! (sss wk 05)

**PLUS**VIDEO Chat about Boosting BIG MUSCLES

  • Pull ups
  • One arm DB lat rows
  • Pull ups
  • Bent over Rows
  • Pull ups
  • Seated Rows on bowflex- focused on rhomboids
  • and MORE Pull ups!

DD Date Afternoon

HI Ya’ll, It’s so fun to have a little GET AWAY from the routine sometimes. Yesterday, I did just that…DD and I went shopping all afternoon ! It was supposed to rain so we drove the extra 20 mins to go to the indoor mall in Fayetteville. It’s been a long time since I’ve been there, crazy all the memories that cam flooding back of the days when our kids were little and a trip to the mall was our only “entertainment” we could handle with them, lol!

DD and I got lots of fun fall items and then some good eats at Olive Garden. We made it home around 6pm and then I did a short 2O min lifting workout. Bench, Inverted pull ups, Incline flys, knee ups for abs and a few other moves mixed in there.

Then we watched football, ate and chilled out as a family. It was a good solid family day!

Today, I have some “catch up” to do. Got to get orders out, Follow up on some emails, Get the 6 to Sexy workouts up for the VIP’s and scheduel the chats and conference calls for week #1!

To be honest the only reason I’m doing the contest is for myself HA! Not exactly, but I seriously need it! I’ve been in a funk for way to long and just need to PUSH past it!  Thanks for joining me on the journey to REGAIN that SEXY FEELING.  It’s easier to do it when others are WITH YOU! Synergy rocks!!

Okay, Time to get to it!!

Have a FUN FRIDAY!!

-Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

  1. www.BuffMother.com

Be a featured “SuperMom” this September!

“SuperMOM month” is coming in Sept….look for more info coming soon! I want to celebrate the super hero women in TEAM BUFFMOTHER all of SEPTEMBER. Be sure to Submit your info so you can be a featured SuperMOM!!
Submit 3 items to be featured via a message or an email (buffmother@gmail.com):
#1. Your “SuperMOM” success story: include stats and emotion in a short paragraph
#2. How “BuffMother.com or Michelle Berger’s sites/products have helped your success
#3. Send pics before and after or just current.

Thanks!!

Well, I was able to get a shoe on so my toe would be a bit protected during my workout.

Bench 45×10, 95×10, 115×10

Bent over rows 75x10x3sets

handstand practice holds against wall 40sec, 40 sec, 17sec landed on toe so I stopped

pull ups 6, 4 + 2 negatives, 12 inverted

dips 6, 10, 8

bent over lateral raises (shoulders) 10’sx10, 15’sx10x2sets

bench dips 10 with plank finish

bicep curls 55×10, 65x10x2sets

 

20 mins on bike steady

 

Took a video of  my second set of dips…I think it was10!! A new recent PR>

Too Many Kids Tuesday

I’m out numbered…there are 7 kids in my house and I’m the only adult!!  It was a very productive day…got my nails done even.

 

4 tips to SLIM DOWN!!
http://youtu.be/zaZPE3plpHU

 

Plus another video of 100 lunges~

http://youtu.be/yATY4chDNsU

 

Started my workout with 50+ lunges

 

Pull ups

6, 4+2negatives

Inverted underhand x10

Inverted over hand x10

Upright rows

15#db’x10

45barx10x3sets

 

Bent over rows
45×10, 65x6x2sets

Bicep curls

45×10, 65x5x2sets

 

40#KB bent over one arm lat rows x10x3sets

lateral raises

15’sx7

10’sx10

 

Standing DB militar25’sx10x3sets

Crunches, ab wheel, side crunches, knee ups

 

Curl machine 70×7

run intervals in treadmill…felt good

2 at 8.8 for 1:30

1 at 9.1…overall started slow but finished strong

finished with 50 final lunges
Time for me to go check on all these kids!!Have a great night!!-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

relationships

Let me start today’s post with a BELIEF of mine…but first let me say how much I’ve been enjoying reading yours!! I just love the inspiration!! THANKS!!

I believe in relationships…we are made for this purpose. The reason God created man was so he could have “relationship”…that is AMAZING! And makes me realize that the HAPPIEST times of my life have been when I am actively seek out relationships with other people. I am a very independent person and have at times a tendency to isolate myself from interacting with others. It is my natural “I can do it better by myself” attitude. However, it is not very fun nor is it very rewarding when others are not involved in the process or the reward. That’s why I love the Rally Room! It keeps me in relationship with others and gives me a place to easily give my energy away through encouraging others!! I love the RELATIONSHIPS I have been blessed with in TEAM BUFFMOTHER!!

Weird that it is already Thursday??? Where does the time go~

Yesterday I was BEYOND tired!! Finally seemed to get some energy at about 4pm, but literally was dragging all day. It was cycle day 10 and now today I feel some “hormonal” stuff going on in my head.  Must be ovulation~ Oh the joys of being a woman! I wore my cowboy hat yesterday because the thought of washing my hair was exhausting:

 

My workout last night was a good one– just upper body stuff.

– push ups, bowflex flys, bench, rows, bicep curls, incline flys, abs, pull ups, dancing abs, bike cool down and more!

 

Okay…so today I did it!! I had no cream in my coffee!! I’m a big girl now, straight up BLACK coffee drinker, YAY!!

 

Time for this lady to get in some SQUATS!!

Have a good one yourself,

Michelle

 

 

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Met my Vince!!

I don’t have much time to blog today a MILLION and 1 things going on. But I wanted to be sure to stick to blogging for my accountability.  I am feeling almost 100% recovered from the tummy flu ~ thanks again for your prayers!

 

at 2 I worked out with my favorite client, Miss Emily McArthur!!
here’s what we did, circuit style with little rest–Try it:
2 sets of each pair then move to next pair:
Pair 1-
Squats 20 reps
Jumps one leg at a time 10 reps
Pair 2-
Backward lunges 20
jumps 20 each leg
Pair 3-
Push up 10
Stretch hip flexors
Pair 4-
Wide squats 10
Shoulder press 10 reps
Pair 5-
Ladder Abs 20+10 crunches
Calf raises 10
Pair 6-
Lay side raises 20 each
Adductor v’s 15

Here are some of my eats from yesterday:

 

 

 

Bowflex rows 3x60x15
Pigeon toe push ups 3×10

Inverted pull ups 3 sets
Lat row 40#kb

Bicep curls 45×10

Lateral raises 15’sx10 + front x5 x3sets

Bench 45×25
95×10
115×8
115×8

115×7

Then intervals on treadmill– went up to 4% grade at 9mph for my hardest interval

I felt great!

Now on to my title….Vince is the name of the character in the movie I’m in…Diedra (me) and Vince are very flirty with each other during the movie and even have a bit of a bedroom scene.  I met him yesterday.  Thankfully, we hit it off

 

Gotta go,

Have a fun HUMP DAY!!

-Michelle

 

p.s. here’s a pic I took last Saturday== then got too sick to post it:

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

“Get Buff”- Day 21

“Get Buff”- Day 21

We made it through the second 10 days~ 2/3 of the contest~ and guess what??? NOW it’s time to kick it in for ten days!!!  For these final 10 days- let’s be RELENTLESS!!!

 

Workout:

Workout # DAY #21
“Basics”

DAY

Exercises: Chest:
Bench
4sets of x10 reps
Legs:
Squats
4×10
Back:
Pull ups
2xfailure
ABS:
Knee ups
4×25
Crunches
2×15
1-2 mins between sets

 

Substitutions:

Bench: Push ups, wall push ups, DB Press, Chest press

Squats: Body weight squats, Band Squats, Dumbell Squats, Leg Press, Lunges

Pull ups: Band over hook pull downs, Pull downs, inverted/supine pull ups, DB rows, etc…..

 

Some video links-

http://buffmother.com/video

 

Today’s Diet Focus:

Drink more WATER! Strive for at least 1 gallon a day~ You need water to keep your body hydrated, kidnesy working properly, flush the toxins and fat out of your system.  Also be aware that you need more water to digest protein than any other type of food…so as you up your protein intake you need to up your water intake.

 

“Get Buff”- Day 11

“Get Buff”- Day 11

We made it through the first 10 days~ 1/3 of the contest~ and guess what??? NOW it’s time repeat the first ten days again!!!  For Day 11 we have the same workout as day 1 and same diet focus, day 12 the same as day 2 and so on…. The program is designed this way for many reasons:

  • THIS will give you GOALS!
  • you can compete with others performance on the same workouts (many of you posted GREAT ones in your blogs)
  • the first 10 days set a standard- now you can compete with yourself
  • you NOW know what each workout feels like, what weights challenged you, what exercises were your favorites, etc…
  • You can also challenge yourself to do better on each daily diet focus!! And try some of the strategies utilized by other contest members etc…
  • Gives you an opportunity to “get it right this time”

***Please note*** I will be adding to the number of sprints each week and giving you “optional EXTRAS” for your workouts.

Workout:

Workout # DAY #11
“Basics”DAY
Exercises: Chest:
Bench
4sets of x10 reps
Legs:
Squats
4×10
Back:
Pull ups
2xfailure
ABS:
Knee ups
4×25
Crunches
2×15
1-2 mins between sets

 

Substitutions:

Bench: Push ups, wall push ups, DB Press, Chest press

Squats: Body weight squats, Band Squats, Dumbbell Squats, Leg Press, Lunges

Pull ups: Band over hook pull downs, Pull downs, inverted/supine pull ups, DB rows, etc…..

Some video links-

http://buffmother.com/video

Today’s Diet Focus:

Drink more WATER! Strive for at least 1 gallon a day~ You need water to keep your body hydrated, kidneys working properly, flush the toxins and fat out of your system.  Also be aware that you need more water to digest protein than any other type of food…so as you up your protein intake you need to up your water intake.

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Let’s get after it and keep our focus!! Consistency is key!!!

Your friend, Michelle

off my HINEY

Yesterday was cycle day 23…enough said, lol!  No seriously it wasn’t bad at all…I actually had a good day! Today in contrast has already been a hormonal struggle~ I must remember “It’s just my HORMONES!”…Chill out Michelle!

 

Today is Day #2 of our HH Contest and in the forum post I talk more specifically about ways to really CHANGE your butt: BIG Butt Work

 

My butt goal~ build up/keep my butt muscles throughout my track training; My visual is of my own butt Hormonal Timing downladed e book 8-5-09.pdf_page_128_of_130

 

My butt habit to incorporate~ Lift heavier! I’ve been in “recovery mode” from a neck injury for the past couple months…now that I am healthy again it’s time to challenge myself on the weights.  Lower reps and higher weights~ Heavy lifting provides amazing muscle growth!

My butt habit to eliminate~ Sitting! get off my HINEY! I’ll be using my standing work station

 

Yesterday, I was really  sore and tired from Sunday’s track workout. But I did manage to do a short back workout

Bent over DB Lat rows- 2 sets Inverted Pull ups- 4 sets Ab Wheel- 1 set Lateral and front raises- 10#plates 1 set Bicep Curls- 2 sets Pull ups- one set of 8

 

Today my plan is to lift Chest/triceps/Abs and run hill intervals. I also need to take my butt starting pictures!

 

Off to get off my HINEY! I’ll be using my standing work station a lot over the next 3 weeks!

Have a happy day~

Michelle