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Half-Way Done!! SSS wk 06

HALF WAY DONE in the SSS contest!! be sure to fill out the halfway done report in your Success journal– answer questions, be honest and get EXCITED to hit these final 5 weeks harder than the first 5!! Let’s do it!!


Homework for SSS week #6

  1. Halfway done report
  2. WRITE down you food intake 3 days this week(all of it!)
  3. Try on bikini Daily

… DIET!! Let’s focus hard on diet!!

p.s. Next week~ We’ll talk about ABS!!

 

Try on your bikini DAILY!! SSS week 06

This week’s mini challenge…

SSS contest~~ WEEK #6 Mini-Challenge “try on your bikini DAILY”~

The reasoning behind this challenge is to get you looking at yourself and motivated to take action towards making your bikini look even better on you!!

I know for me trying on bikinis can be fun or painful! Know that you can create a better body…taking action daily and doing the little things will add up!!! BELIEVE you can wear your bikini with confidence and you will soon be strut your stuff on the beach !!!! Know that you can create a better body…taking action daily and doing the little things will add up!!!

BELIEVE you can be confident in your bikini by next summer!!!!

A fun option on this challenge is to take a daily picture of you in your bikini…I’ve done this before and it was very fun!

Get after it and be relentless, we are closing in on the finishing weeks of the SSS contest and I plan on kicking it in!!
Love Ya!!
-Michelle

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!

Experienced Boosting Leg workout in detail with Video

I’ve had a ton of requests for more workout videos demonstrating an actual workout for an experienced level lifter who is in their BOOSTING phase.  The Boosting phase is all about lifting HEAVY with good recovery between sets.  The goal is to take about 2 minutes between each set.

SSS live workout: Experienced Boosting Legs

 

Experienced Boosting Legs (ph 3 log)

Lift Lower Body

LEGS
Squats
4 sets total×10, 8, 6, 10
Bulgarians
3×8-quads
Pliet Butt Squats
3×10-glutes/hams
Knee Extensions
4 sets total ×10, 8, 6, 10
Leg Curls (NOTE- I substituted DEAD LIFTS)
4 sets total ×10, 8, 6, 10
Walking Lunges- go HEAVY
2×10-15 -butt focus
Calf Raises
3×10

Videos- of this workout

Part 1- Squats

Bulgarians

Part 2- Pliet Butt Squats

Part 3-Knee Extensions

Part 4- Dead Lifts

Walking Lunges- do these with holding DB’s

and…

Calf Raises

Check-in time and Week #4= NO DAIRY!!

SSS Week #4 Mini Challenge- NO Dairy

BE SURE TO Check in with your SSS progress here with a comment on this blog!!
How are you doing?
Are you staying on track?
Are you seeing results?
Have you participated in the  Mini-Challenges?

Let’s have a little interaction and conversation
about where your are at.  Please post a comment
here and we’ll “talk”~

And watch this video about our SSS contest~~ WEEK #4 Mini-Challenge NO DAIRY~~

Dairy is any product made from COW’s milk.
Now to this week: NO DAIRY!! totally DO-ABLE!!! let’s rock this week cheerleaders

Let’s shoot to eliminate it from our diets this week and just see what happens~

Life without dairy is very doable and actually not bad Wink

Be sure to share you thoughts and results on this challenge.
AND let me know if you have any questions,
Michelle

p.s. A couple pics  to help inspire you:

Belief quotes:

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” -Frank Lloyd Wright

“One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one’s life has meaning, that one is needed in this world.”
-Hannah Senesh

SSS week 03- Mini Challenge: 100 Lunges

SSS Week #3 Mini Challenge- 100 lunges a day!!  Your mini challenge if you choose to accept it is to do 100 lunges each day this week!! That’s 100 total, so 50 each leg.

This week’s mini-challenge is one of MY FAVORITES!! To do 100 lunges a day takes mental and physical determination~ BUT I know you can do it!!!!

the way I approach the lunges are to use a VARIETY of types of lunges and to not get over zealous the first few days of the week  Most days I will opt to do just body weight lunges, but on my leg days I’ll add weight for sure.

For example:

  • On leg days- I HIT my lunges hard with WEIGHTS
    Weighted walking ones- weight on back or holding DB’s
  • Barbell Lunges
  • Smith lunges
  • Super booty smith lunges
  • On non-leg days – I do body weight lunges mostly of the walking or stationary ones.

Some variety of lunges you may want to try:

Stationary Lunges
Walking Lunges
Jumping Lunges
Side Lunges (including Skater and Jumping Side)
Box Lunge with Dumbells
Box Lunge (3 variations) body weight only
Forward Lunges
Backward Lunges
BB Foward Lunge (includes Russian variation)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (butt emphasis)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (basic)
Starter style Walking lunges no weight

A key point to keep your lunges working your booty is to focus on using your front leg for the majority of the movement.

And the KING of lunges for the booty have been shown to be WALKING lunges :)
You will feel them TRUST ME!!Laughing

To get more emphasis on your butt rather than your quad, remember to use your front leg for the motion and also leaning forward (chest to knee) adds extra booty emphasis.

have fun doing your 100 a day!!
Rock that Booty!!!
-Michelle

~~~~Here are some example workouts and how I fit in 100 lunges on this Mini-Challenge~~~~

Did my lunges just now~ 100 for today
also, a chest/tri/running treddy intervals workout at the gym

yesterday- ran outside and 100 lunges

Keep up the GREAT attitude about The LUNGES- it is more of a MENTAL exercise than physical–GET IT DONE, prove to yourself that you are a BUFFMOTHER!!

Love ya,
Michelle

~~~

Booty workout day~

Warm up
r-bike 5 min
Squats (push through heels, focus on using glutes to lift weight)
45×12
95×12
135×10
155x6x2
135×10

Walking Lunges
60# barx15
30′sx15
60# barx15
30′sx15

One set walking calves

Butt Squats
90x10x2
110×8
110x10closer stance

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

Bent over leg curls
60x10x2

Keep up the GREAT focus,
Michelle

~~~

As for my workout, I Got it done, despite…feeling like I was a big weakling. I have a photoshoot tomorrow and I typically deplete myself for shoots because I like looking ripped and small…since we all know the camera adds 15 pounds

Here is my measly workout:
warm up 13 mins r-bike
lat pulls
130x10x2
150x10x2

Hammer bicep curls
45×10
45×8…I hate bicep curls!

Pull ups
7, 6.5

Standing Military
in front 45×10
behind 45x10x2

Barbell bicep curls
45x10x3

lower back extensions 2×12
knee ups on roman chair 25
knee ups on bench 30

Seated rows
80x10x2 full extension
90×10 super squeeze at end

13 mins on elliptical- high resistance focus on glutes – only 2 hard intervals in there. Ran out of time
I still have my 100 lunges to do today~ I will get them done, just not right now, lol!

Have a super Thurs night~~

Michelle

~~~

Well, I did legs today~ boy I love a good leg workout….My favorite workouts used to be chest, but these last few months~ LEGS totally rule my world.

I love working legs (and BOOTY) because of the RESULTS!! The positive changes I’ve seen in my legs over the last 2 months are UNREAL!!! The time while I was training for my 800m race, I couldn’t lift much with my legs for about 2 months and it ended up showing…don’t get me wrong, my legs looked great, worked great and felt strong…but they were different than they were prior to slacking off from my workouts. Now from LIFTING HEAVY and close to twice every week, I have less cellulite, less fat, more shape to my booty,etc….now than 2 months ago and I am SO EXITED!!!!
:yay:

I only had an hour so I did the MOST important moves~
5 min warm up elliptical
Squats
45×10 plie
45×10
95×10
135x10x2
155×5

Walking lunges
60#x30 steps
60#x30 steps…some extra BIIIIIIIG :)

Seated calf raises
90x10x3

Dead Lifts
135×10 stiffer legs
135×10 more bend in knee- romainian

Kneeling leg curl
25x10x2

Leg press
180×20- super booty squeeze
270x10x2
Calves betweens sets :)

Smith Lunges
70x10x4 on step
Leg ups on R-chair
15×2
Booty back extensions
20×2

Time was UP!!

Finish Week 1 STRONG~ SSS 01

Let’s Finish Week #1 STRONG– weekends can be tough, but if you can stay strong through it you will set yourself up for getting results in week #2!!

I am going to be STRONG this weekend~ Ladies let’s keep our mojo STRONG all the way through week 10!!! (can you tell my “truth hammer” for is STRONG?)

At the end of each week you’ll find a place in your SSS journal to summarize how you did that week and make a plan of attack for next week:

 

Homework for week 01~

  1. Be sure to do Mini-Challenge #1 take your STATS and STARTING Pictures.
  2. Get your WEEK 01 workouts done– take a JUST DO IT mentality– Any movement counts!!

Stay engaged and accountable by posting a comments and encouraging others– that’s how I stay STRONG!!

Your STRONG friend,
Michelle Berger

P.S. If you missed any of the info for the week, you can always find it on my BLOG~  Here’s a nice summary for you….

Off to the races

Off to the races!

Hey ya ladies!! GUESS WHAT?? We have 168 ladies in the SSS contest with us!!

Many of you are participating both here and in our Facebook Private group! (if you would like to be added to the group, message me on facebook please)

THANKS FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT!!  Darcie who is my super HELPER– made this really colorful Fun Printable for you…be sure to print it off to help you stay accountable during the 10 weeks~  SSS InfoGraphic Checklist
In conjunction with our contest we have 2 focuses this February– No Frump and FOODIE February. Details here~ Foodie and NO Frump February

Starting this month’s “no frump February” off strong!! wearing my new leather look pants , earrings and boots….do at least 1 thing daily to fight the frump this February! #nofrump #buffmother

 

My eats day 1 went well too…

up at 6am

apple cider vinegar and water
Detox tea
3 poached eggs
Kipper Snacks and carrot
~Planted trees for 1.5 hours~ got about 50 in the ground
Burger (small) and Cucumber
Chips- while running errands with son
Took starting stats, pics–ended up cramping like crazy! Drank salt water and took some Ionic Magnesium
~Workout- Lift upper and intervals
Steak more cucumbers, glass of wine 6oz
Spinach Salad with Pecans, Turkey, Red onion and Olive Garden Italian DressingMore tea

Overall, My eating was good– didn’t plan on the chips or wine, but I kept both to a small portion and really have no desire to keep up with that.  I am on my 2nd week of no coffee and no dairy.  I did have a slight cheat on the dairy with some cheese on Sunday, but honestly I’m not missing it much at all!! My tummy is so much happier without both!

Very happy with how my body is starting to feel stronger and leaner than last month for sure!!  Also my tummy is so much better!!….but I HATE the state of my legs right now. NEVER have I carried fat/water retention in my legs like this and NEVER have I had such bad cellulite. I really am worried something is amiss with my kidneys or thyroid…hoping to find out my test results from the Dr. today!

My workout was weird, as I mentioned in my food log, I was dealing with cramps and being HUNGRY, but I can’t run with food in my tummy so I powered through.

Circuit 1:
Push up on handles 12reps x3sets
Bicep curls 50#x12x3sets
Hyper-extensions 15 reps x2sets

Circuit 2:
Bench 95×10, 105×8, 105×8
Bicep Curl Machine 55×10, 65×10
Hip Ups and Knee ups- one set each

Run intervals- 8 mphx1min 3x’s, 8mph x 2 mins 3x’s 20mins on treddy total for 2.2 mi FELT the tree planting in my rt. hip and left knee~ I was EXHAUSTED!

Went to bed pretty early last night and am SORE from all I did yesterday– swinging a pick axe and planting 50 trees is not easy!

I’ll post my starting pics and stats in a different post….

Hope our DAY 2 is great too!!

Love ya,
Michelle

P.S. Sent this out to all in the contest~ please get in on the free supplement deal, it’s an awesome one!!

Thanks again for joining us on this SuperStar Success
 contest!
 As a thanks, I have a special offer for you!!
 Do you ever suffer from JOINT PAIN??  If so please
 click "REPLY"
 to
 this message and I'll send you a coupon code for amazon
 to get an bottle
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 Please remember, OUR Week #1 SSS MINI CHALLENGE- take
 measurements, stats, 
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 Let's make this week GREAT!!
 
 -Michelle
 p.s. Don't forget to REPLY to get your coupon
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All about preparation– SSS: week 00

HI!! The info contained in this post is RELEVANT for anyone wanting to become fit and healthy!! Even if you are not in our upcomming contest you will find the info very helpful!!

For those of you IN the CONTEST~ Just a quick reminder: “The contest HAS NOT STARTED YET”…  That’s why I’ve titled this Week 00..this week is all about preparation.  PLEASE INVITE others to join you!!  Go to www.BuffMother.com to sign up!!

Thanks again for  joining the SuperStar Success contest~ I’m excited for you to transform your body, mind and spirit over the next 70 days!

Here’s a coaching video that talks about PREPARATION:

**Please comment on the YOU TUBE VIDEOS  they are highly appreciated**

Prepping to start on a fitness journey takes the right mindset…. So let’s take this week to focus on getting READY~!!
I’ll be sending you several emails over the next few days with content to assist you in your preparation.

The goal of this Super Start Success contest is to keep you CONSISTENT so that you can attain Success!

To get READY I’d like you to start with  the following 2 tasks:

1.  Go shopping and the entire time think~”Protein and GREENS”

Stock up on good healthy proteins items like:

  • Chicken,
  • Turkey,
  • Roast,
  • Tuna,
  • Salmon…

Fill your cart up the rest of the way with greens:

  • Celery,
  • lettuce,
  • peppers,
  • radishes,
  • cucumbers,
  • spinach, etc…

2 . JOURNAL…take some time to JOURNAL.
Write it down!! I’d like to encourage you to write about 3 specific things:

  • When were you at your peak physical condition?
    Do you remember how great you felt both mentally and physically?
  • What do you have to change about your
    current habits to attain results like that again?
  • What is your #1 goal for the next 70 days?
    What are the “solutions” you must stay focused upon in order to attain that goal?

 

 

I can’t wait to see all the amazing triumphs we

will share during this contest.

Let’s get Prepared!!

I’ve  put a list of recommended materials here-

http://buffmother.com/6523/recommended-materials-sss-contest-wk-00
REMEMBER to use the code SSS16 for additional 35% “SPECIAL” discount offer just for your participation in our contest.
The contest is free and I’ll be giving away a ton of info and support away for free.
The option to purchase recommended materials (journal, workouts, diet info, books)
and hooking into support via www.TEAMBuffMother.com will
help you along the way are often vital to success.

Thanks so much,

Michelle

Relapse?

Since Wednesday I’ve been dragging, then last night a sinus head ache hit along with tightness in my lungs again…I’m having a bit of a flu relapse.  Either that, Or it’s manifest into a sinus/lung infection of sorts.  I hit the DR. office today and got a Z-pack in hopes of feeling normal by next week

 

Anyhow, I’ve still been working on my role and added a few videos for our SSS contest   Got a couple more coming very soon!!

 

Check out these links:

 

 

I did manage a tiny workout tonight, just to get my blood flowing.  13mins bike, 1 set of push ups and 2 sets of DB Bench press and DB rows.

 

Now to relax the night away with THE FAMILY!!

Congrats on a GREAT WEEK 1!! We are rockin’ it!!

Love, Ellie