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Super Star Success 2009 – Finalist Tania Y.

Name: Tania Y
Number of children and ages: 3 kids 8, 6, & 4
Age: 39

CD: 6

Height: 5’6″
Weight: 169 (-7)
Bust: 37 (-1.5)
Waist: 31.5 (-2)
Hips: 42 (-1) (I sure wish this number would get lower lower lower!!!)

Why did you enter the SSS contest by BuffMother?

I entered the SSS contest so I could be more accountable for the work I need to do to reach my goals.  I love the challenges and support I get in these challenges. It seems like all entrants want EVERYONE to succeed.
What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days? I tried to check in often and keep up to date with everyone’s blogs.  I tried to be honest about my efforts and sometimes LACK of effort.  I took some focus off eating and just tried to meet each mini-challenge head on so I could see the most result.  Most of all I tried to find more of a balance in all areas.  It seems as though sometimes when I get dedicated to workouts or eats that my home and family suffer.  This time I really tried to make sure I attacked from all directions so NO part of my world was neglected.
How do you feel about your success? I am happy with the scale weight I have lost.  I love that my belt is 2 holes tighter now.  I would’ve loved to have seen even more but who doesn’t want MORE?  Just fuels me for heading into holidays and BEYOND!!
What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals? With my 3 girls and all their activities it is mostly a time and energy obstacle.  I sometimes get into a mental slump and I really had to reach out and push past all of that to keep going.
What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother? I just want everyone to come here and spend time get to know all these lovely ladies.  It is one of the most wonderful places to be and can really help you stay on track and learn so many new things!

Happy Mother’s DAY!!

Today was the BEST Mother’s Day EVER!!  It started off with sleeping in, then waking up to 4 loving little angles screaming “Happy Mother’s DAY”.  Next I was spoiled with presents- a cool homemade HAPPY MOTHERS DAY stack of bubble letters made by my 7 year old…an Ipod shuffle and a nice  outdoor chaise lounge.  VERY sweet and nice…the rest of the day was full of relaxing, a workout and an MEAL out at OTB.

Now to report my workout… it is about 1 month until my b-day and that always seems to get me fired up to look my best. SOOOO….my booty is in a slump- if I am not constantly building it up it starts to regress to its flat, saggy, flabby form–thus I need to revive my focus on booty. SO every leg workout will be about building my butt!!

Here is what I did today with that in mind:
Warm up
Elliptical 10 min
Squats (push through heels, focus on using glutes to lift weight)
45×12
95×12
135×10
155×6
135×10

Butt Squats
90x10x2
110×8
90×12 closer stance

paired with rotary calves
135x12x3

Walking Lunges
60# barx15
30’sx15
60# barx15

Smith Lunges (alternating starting leg)
90×10
140x6x2
90×10

Bent over leg curls
50×10
60x10x2

Leg Extensions
105×10+5toes out
125×10+5toes out
145×10
165×6
125x10all toes out

So done!!

Let’s have another stellar CONSISTENT week!!!
Love ya,
Michelle