SSS 2012 Finalist – Jenny B of NE

I am so VERY proud of Jenny for “finding herself” again through BuffMother.  She over came her Mommy guilt and overcame her fear of the “meat heads” in the weight room.  I’m very impressed with how 7 pounds of weight loss transformed her!! Way to go Jenny~ I expect your fitness future to bring many more successes!!

Name: Jenny B of NE
Number of children: 1

Why did you enter the “SuperSTAR Success” contest by BuffMother?  I wanted to challenge myself and learn more healthy ways to attain my fitness goals. I also wanted the extra guidance that I got from the Youtube videos, emails, journal, Rally Room and fellow BuffMothers.

What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?  I really utilized the Rally Room for support, I also used my husband because he also helped keep me accountable, watching the YouTube videos, journaling as well as continuing to reference “Hormonal Timing” book. All of these together helped me keep my focus.

How do you feel about your success?  I am very happy with my results and excited to see how I will look and feel months from now after continuing to live a healthy lifestyle.

What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?  Some of the obstacles I had to overcome were to fit working out into my already busy schedule, having “mommy guilt” after leaving my daughter to go to the gym to workout, eating healthy and prepping meals. It took me some time to figure out the meal prepping thing.  I also had to overcome the “haters” and being criticized for what I was trying to accomplish.  Another big one was using the weight room at the gym and not feeling intimidated by the equipment as well as the “meat heads”.

What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?  I was able to find myself again through BuffMother.  The knowledge I gained about eating, hormones, and workouts will stay with me for years.  I met some great friends through the Rally Room, which I found to be a very safe place for me to express my feelings and share my successes as well as struggles. I wish every woman wanting to learn and make changes could be a part of the BuffMother community.

Can I have your permission to post your entry and photos online? Yes

#2-Beginning/Ending STATS-

DATES taken- 08/20/12   11/01/12

Height: 5’4”
Weight:   130       123
Bust:        34         32.5
Waist:     29          27.5
Hips:       39.5      37

Before Picture

After Picture

Additional Measurements:

Today’s Date: Before 08/20/12         After 11/01/12
height:_5’4___ weight:_130_____ age:_33______
**Start of your last period date:_2 years ago____
Length of last 2 monthly cycles (average is 28 days): Unsure
Today’s day in your monthly cycle (c-date)-Unsure   C-21

Please list the following measurements:
Bust (around the biggest part, women only): 34  32.5
Chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides): 33.5  29
Waist (the smallest part): 29   27.5
Hips (the largest part of your butt): 39.5   37
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides): 40   39
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm): 11.5  11
Thigh (8” above Knee cap): 20  21.25
Thigh (12” above Knee cap): 22.25   21.75
Calf (7” below knee joint): 13  13.5

Now is the time for TRUTH!

Over the past several months, TRUTH has been a recurring theme in my life. What is the TRUTH about a situation, a circumstance, a thought or a perspective?  TRUTH is hard to pin down.  Even when we believe that something is TRUE, it may or may not be true at all??  The world is not black and white…TRUTH is elusive.  Our minds can trick us into believing something is true that is utterly false.  Satan (the DEVIL) – the ultimate deceiver- loves to attack us which makes our search for the TRUTH even more elusive.

I have discovered that TRUTH is dependent…what is TRUE to one person is not True to others.  What is TRUE in one situation is not often true in another almost exact situation.  Truth in life is dependent on all the circumstances, thoughts, emotions, relationships and ideas that surround it.  Searching for TRUTH is frustrating and confusing and empty.  Every year as experiences, hurts, failures, and even successes occur…the search for truth can make us literally insane!  In my humaness, I have less of an understand about TRUTH now than ever.  BUT…..

Jesus said “I am the way, the TRUTH and the Life”…Now is the time for TRUTH!  The TRUTH is that I need Jesus or my head will keep spinning out of control trying to figure out TRUTH on my own.  I cannot do it!  I need the TRUTH- I need JESUS.  Through faith in Him, I will be set free form the bondage of being confused about TRUTH!  I don’t need to know the TRUTH when I have Jesus.  In all essence the truth does not matter~ LOVE matters!  And that’s why Jesus is TRUTH because he is LOVE (God is LOVE).  And LOVE covers a multitude of sins…TRUTH is irrelevant when true love exists.  The only TRUTH in life is LOVE…the UNCONDITIONAL Love that God has given us through Jesus Christ.  I want that love, I want that TRUTH in my life…And I want to BE a GIVER of that TRUE LOVE!

That’s the TRUTH!

And I LOVE YOU!  Because God Loves you!

Today my little Layla is home sick…I am not sure how sick she actually is, but she was determined that she didn’t want to go to school today and that she felt bad enough to stay in bed with NO TV all day. So…she’s in bed.  I hope she gets feeling back to her “spunky” self soon.

My workout yesterday was attacked by HIF~ I warmed up for  a little over 20 mins on the r-bike and then only got in 2 of my lifts (bench and lat pulls) and they were cruddy at that.  I just didn’t feel it and I had back pain to boot…needless to say my period came a few hours later.  Today I feel a bit better and am happy it’s already cycle day 2…buffing is coming soon!! YAY!!  The good thing about yesterday is that I was totally “nesting”…so that means I was a total Domestic Diva!  I cleaned, cooked, did laundry, sheets, etc… I even cooked a turkey!  YUM!

POA- run outside, finish up some upper body exercises that I skipped yesterday and do some abs too.

Other to do items:
Phone calls regarding bills, taxes, business, etc…

Have a good day and remember what is TRUE today…Love is TRUE!