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What is your point A? (starting point)

What is your point A?  Your starting point…are you a Pre-Beginner, Beginner, Experienced, Advanced or Elite runner?

  1. Pre-Beginner- couch potato, never workouts out, probably never has ran, may not be physically able yet
  2. Beginner- aspires to be in shape, walks, has never really run, but physically can a bit
  3. Experienced- has run in the past, or currently does a bit, but never super serious about it
  4. Advanced- has been a “runner” at some point, probably has been in a race or at least trained for one
  5. Elite- competitive runners, former track athlete, runs races and trains seriously


And What is your point B? what is your GOAL?

Just RUN June!

Happy June 1st!!  I just love JUNE, it’s an amazing month and this month our Theme is JUST RUN June!  I’ll be posting fun information about running through my Instagram,  Facebook Page and on YouTube. Please join in on the fun. My personal challenge is to run every other day in June.  Every “odd” numbered day of the month will be a running day for me!  What is your running goal for this month?  Are you determined to go from a NON-RUNNER to a runner?  Are you training for a road race?  Are you trying to get faster?  Are you working on your ability to run hills?  Are you wanting to lean up your legs?  Are you looking to prevent injury? etc…What is your goal?

A few tips:

  • Don’t run every day- it’s hard on your body! Even running every 3rd day will provide results!
  • Start conservative run for 1 min, walk to recover and repeat for 10 mins total.
  • Wear good shoes; it’s vital to your feet, knees, hips and back health
  • Mix it up- do some intervals, some hills, some sprints, some long slow runs
  • Breath with your belly and thru your nose and mouth- get that OXYGEN!
  • Use good form and posture- no slouching and lift your legs up (no shuffling or wogging)

Let’s JUST RUN this JUNE!!

5k

The past 2 times I’ve ran on the treadmill, I made it my goal to hit the 5K mark, that’s 3.1 miles for ya’ll that arn’t runners 🙂  It’s further than the 20 mins I normally run.  Saturday, I covered the distance in 25mins, so naturally yesterday I had to try to beat that mark.  I did it in 24:37.  I was running intervals during that time so it wasn’t a steady pace, but all in all I’m happy with that for the circumstances.  The long-term goal is to be back under 20 mins for a real outside 5K.  I may run one this spring??  Not sure on that, lol!  I like running races.

I also caught up on my JUMPSTART exercises. I did Bicep curls and Step Ups plus thew in some bench dips and pull ups. Then I stretched a bit. I was really stiff yesterday.   AS written on my POA I did do measurements and pictures. Both of which were BLAH but good to have for a starting point of this buffing phase. I’ll plan to take pics and stats again in 2 weeks.  I EXPECT to see some changes!  If you are curious about the pics they are in my private Team BuffMother group.  My goal is to be 136 by Feb 1.  Time to hit it a bit harder!!

Speaking of hitting it harder….I get many questions from beginners on where to start. Well I have several thoughts on this, but a very simple idea is to start by doing 10 of our Jumpstart exercises every other day… on the off days do some walking or running or other cardio type exercise you enjoy and that’s easy on your joints.

 

Ab/Butt Connection: “Fab Abs” Day 24

I talk a lot about how EVERY part of our body is important to our health. BUTT, there is no denying the fact that your ABS are connected to your BUTT.  Much of the same exercises that work your BUTT also work your ABS!

Day #24’s Fab Abs challenge is for you to Please try the following EXERCISES to FEEL the AB/BUTT connection yourself:

  1. Y Stretch- http://youtu.be/BWvF5OHBYVM
  2. Showgirl-http://youtu.be/VclChWWk3V4
  3. Adductors-http://youtu.be/YzOYkgZ6yZc
  4. Flash-dance- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-B-ZtMJr18
  5. Running ups- http://youtu.be/oGIGwi-2-98

 

Be sure to work hard, we have just 4 days to go!!

WHOHOOO!! Whittle that waist!!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Ab wheel or Repeat: “Fab Abs” Day #7

Hi!! It’s our 7th day…Congrats for making it 1 week in our Fab Abs Challenge. I would say that the first week is the hardest. Your body has been in shock and your ABS most definitely have been sore because of the extra effort.

 

I expect that this next week will be very encouraging to you~

  • you won’t get as sore
  • you will see improvement in your coordination
  • you will see your core strength improve
  • you may even notice some new definition in your waist

Today’s Challenge is to either do this fun little ab/shoulder workout or REPEAT on of your favorite challenges from the previous days.

Summary of Fab Abs contest posts:

Info and Instructions: “Fab Abs” Day 0

30 Ab exercises: “Fab Abs” Day 1

After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs” Day 2

6 pack of COKE: “Fab Abs” Day 3

Sit up Test: “Fab Abs” Day 4

“T” abs challenge: “Fab Abs” Day 5

After running ABS: “Fab Abs” Day 6

Ab wheel or Repeat: “Fab Abs” Day 7
Let’s get ready to SEE some fun SECOND WEEK results!!

-Michelle

p.s. an AB wheel is a super fun inexpensive piece of equipment but if you don’t have one you can do a similar exercise as a substitution (ball roll ups,  full sit ups, hanging knee ups, etc…)

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

After running ABS: “Fab Abs” Day #6

Day #6 ALREADY!!!

Today’s challenge today is to go for a run (at least a 5 min)  and the do this

“After Running ABS” workout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBIptTcQEd0

 

In this video I coach you through an advanced ab routine that is stellar for getting you six pack abs:

  1. Old School sit ups to burning (about 15-30 reps)
  2. “Hands on Hammie” sit ups to burning (about 15-30 reps)
  3. Sit ups to each side to burning (about 15-25 reps)
  4. Labor sit ups x10 reps
  5. Ab Wheel x15
  6. Leg raises x 15reps each leg
  7. Knee ups x 15 reps be sure to focus on the eccentric
  8. Sit up with oblique twist x10 each side

After cardio/intervals/running is one of the VERY best times to challenge your abs! Take on the challenge and work it hard!!

Make me proud!!

-Michelle

p.s. any comments/likes/shares of my YouTube videos is such a blessing to me, thanks!!

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Fab Abs Summary

Summary of the 28 days “Fab ABs” challenge posts–  Also a FREE 28 day calendar download for you~

http://buffmother.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/FabAbsCalendar.pdf

Week 1:

Info and Instructions: “Fab Abs” Day 0

30 Ab exercises: “Fab Abs” Day 1

After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs” Day 2

6 pack of COKE: “Fab Abs” Day 3

Sit up Test: “Fab Abs” Day 4

“T” abs challenge: “Fab Abs” Day 5

After running ABS: “Fab Abs” Day 6

Ab wheel or Repeat: “Fab Abs” Day 7

 

Week 2:

6pack of PEPSI: “Fab Abs” Day 8

6-pack of LACROIX: “Fab Abs” Day 9 

Want SORE abs?: “Fab Abs” Day 10

6pack of MUG: “Fab Abs” Day 11

Ab Secrets: “Fab Abs” Day 12

Stand and Dance abs: “Fab Abs” Day 13

Revealing Abs info: “Fab Abs” Day  14

 

Week 3- Repeat Week:

Day 15 – 6 pack of COKE: “Fab Abs”

Day 16 –  After Baby ABS! “Fab Abs”

Day 17 – 6pack of PEPSI: “Fab Abs”

Day 18 – 6-pack of LACROIX: “Fab Abs”

Day 19 – 30 Ab exercises: “Fab Abs”

Day 20 – 6pack of MUG: “Fab Abs”

 

Week 4:

Day 21 – Knee Up Spots: “Fab Abs”

Day 22 – 6-pack of 7Up: “Fab Abs”

Day 23 – Tight Tummy Tips “Fab Abs”

Day 24 – Ab/Butt Connection: “Fab Abs”

Day 25 – 6pack of BudLt: “Fab Abs”

Day 26 – Jumping Abs: “Fab Abs”

Day 27 – Retest Situps: “Fab Abs”

Day 28 – Final Entry Info

 

i sick :(

I fought the good fight FOR DAYS, but last night my body gave in and got the cold that’s been going through our household.

I’m here sitting inside SICK! BUT the sunny side is that Tons of GREAT THINGS are on TV today– the AFC, the NFC and the UFC!  Getting ready to watch them now.

I ran a killer workout yesterday AFTER cleaning the coop and starting a fire….

15 hills– 5 steep, 5 fast low grade–walking down recovery, 5x 30 sec with 30 sec walk/30 jog recovery.  It feels really good to be progressing with my running again. After the lifting I did some upper body lifting.

 

On Friday, I did only my biking, but also packed up the the PRIZE PACKS for the 6 to Sexy Winners and sent off my first orders of our NEW HT PILLS!! Speaking of which I am offering YOU a FREE TRIAL OF THEM!!

 

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I also have lowered the price of my books– check it out in my store

 

 

Love my big duffle…great for more than just my workouts. Heading our to Post Office to mail transformation contest prizes and orders of #hormone support supps #nicebag www.fitmarkbags.com @fitmarkbags #winners #hormones

 

My POA for the week is:

Monday- Lift legs even it is wimpy

Tuesday- try running again

Wednesday- lift upper

Thurs-Run

Friday-Legs

Sat- Upper and

Sun- OFF

 

DID NO WORKOUT TODAY-

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The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Happy Friday

This week has flown by! I can’t believe it’s Friday??  I want to congratulate so many of you on your KILLER first week in the BB.com transformation contest. You are inspiring me with your awesome reports of lifting hard and being sore!!

 

I have had a decent week of workouts, I’ve not been lifting as hard as I had planned but I am getting good running workouts done and am lifting some.

 

Tue- ran hard hill sprints

Wed- did my lower body buffing from my book

Thurs- ran outside 12 loops plus 3 1 min hills– good longer type run

 

Win free Energy Angel pre-workout supplement by answering: How do you get “energized” for your gym time? Do you read social media while on your bike like me? Do u stretch, listen to music, read magazines, etc??? Post a pic showing us how and share this contest pic with your friends! Be sure to tag us and use hash tag ‪#‎gymangel‬ so we see your entry! @gymangelbrand @thebuffmother

Here’s a little video from yesterday–Sunshine in my eye energizes me ‪#‎gymangel‬ for my Gym time. WHAT ENERGIZES YOU?! Tell me and I may send you a tub of Energy Angel ‪#‎preworkout‬. Contest is through 1-20-15, 5 winners will be announced 1-21-15

As you can see, I’ve taken a bunch of pics of my NEW and improved HT PILLS!! Watch for a big “sales” announcement about them coming next week!

 

We’ve had Gracie home sick now 3 days this week. She’s had a fever and sinus/cold type symptoms…Stayed home Tues and Wed– went to school yesterday and now home again today.  Hoping she’ll get feeling better now that she’s got the whole weekend to recoup.

 

Today I have to run some errands into Bentonville.  Then pick up Grandma so she can come hang out with us again.   She splits time between here and my SIL’s house during the winter– in her escape from MN!

 

Okay, time to roll!!

Love ya’s,

Michelle

Need to think!

Emotionally strong posts abound online right now, lots of 2014 recaps and lots of 2015 resolutions!! It’s fun to see!

It’s also a bit overwhelming as I try to figure out my goals for the upcomming year. Much of what I had envisioned for 2014 turned out quite differently than expected.

July 2nd I wrote my last “goals list”

http://www.teambuffmother.com/blog/revisit-my-goals

 

One thing I do know is that I won’t be “hosting” a new year transformation contest this year, instead I figured we’d Piggy back on the BodyBuilding.com Transformation contest, more info here…

http://www.teambuffmother.com/…ansformation-contest

 

I had a solid yet tough day of accomplishing stuff yesterday…

Did insurance elections

Paid some bills

canceled some recurring expenses

posted some items for “work”

got a few packages sent and a few more ready to roll

ETC…

on the workout front, did 20+ mins on the bike in morning; Chest/Tricep/Abs and some bicep lifting plus 3.1 miles of intervals on treadmill

Workout details:

Warm up bike

push ups- 3 sets of 10 on handles with pigeon toe booty pops for about 20 of them

Bench-

95×10

115x7x3sets

 

Bicep curls with 25#Db’s

20 reps

 

Knee ups on Bench 2sets of 20

 

Incline flys

25#’sx10

30#’s x10 x2sets

 

ab wheel

15 reps x 2 sets

 

Dips

2 sets of 7

 

Bicep curls with barbell

45#x10

 

Ran treadmill: 9mph intervals with 7mph recovery, finished 3.1 miles total in 23.45

 

Today Legs are on tap, but that’s later…first I’m going finishing some VERY IMPORTANT WORK (six to sexy prizes announcement), then going tanning and getting some FOOD!

 

 

2 days of 2014 left, are you going to finish strong??

~ Tuesday~
Check out today’s suggested workout- The WRAP: http://youtu.be/3wm0-KVsKhA

 

THE WRAP

Repeat this circuit 4 times

1)    W- Wiggle It- Stand with legs slightly further than shoulder width apart. shift weight from one side to the other lifting right hip and bending knees of left leg to do so and switch back and forth giving a “wiggle” type dancing motions.

2)    R- Running Ups- Stand holding a bar or back of chair infront of you.  Bring knee up to chest (like running) and then extending foot back behind you about 1.5 to 2 feet with a “bounce” between.  Do 15 on each leg then switch.

3)    A- Adductions- Lay on your back with feet up in the air and butt propped up with hands. Made a V with legs being sure to get it as wide as possible and then close V and repeat.  SLOW and controlled for 10 reps. You can vary foot position to emphasize certain muscles.

4)    P- Pilate UPS- Stand with toes out like a ballerina, squat down low with knees out to side then extend all the way up onto toes with arms above you.  Repeat 5 times.

 

EXTRA Fitness Focus~ Lactic Acid.

Our focus for this week is LACTIC ACID

Here’s a little video “Vlog” I recorded talking more about lactic acid training http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohIuXa3DoQ0…

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com