Summer Stuff & Diet Talk

Its almost 9:30 and all my kids are still asleep…crazy summer vacation!  Anyhow…We have lots of stuff on our TO DO list for the summer yet I think my kids may just sleep through the entire thing!


Anyway…I thought I’d share a short video about diet with you today:



Over the next couple months I’ll be striving to add some more content to our forums.  Please feel free to use the forums for TOPIC driven discussions.  Blogs are great for your general thoughts, journal and connection, but they get “Lost” and harder to find when you ask a topic driven question.

Here are some of the new posts I made just yesterday:

FYI- I’ve suspended the weekly Wednesday chats for the June/July…We’ll start them up again come August.  BUT you are always free to schedule any of your own that you’d like!
AND in other news, I will soon be starting a radio show.  I’m VERY excited about that venture!!
I’ve gotta get rollin’ to complete my ERRANDS for today.  I’ll be back soon!!
Love, Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

SuperStar Succes Contest~ 2012

The 2012 SuperSTAR Success Contest!!!


SIGN UP HERE and PLEASE SHARE THE LINK with your friends!!!!

The 2012 SuperSTAR Success Contest!!!

Think back to when you were in high school and summer vacation arrived…did you feel a resolve to return to school as an “new” person? A cooler cat, a more popular person, a thinner teen, a trend setter, etc…?? Well I think we can still have that same resolve~ just think how proud your kids will be to walk into school with their newly TRANSFORMED mother…their SuperSTAR of a mother!!!

I challenge you take the next 10 weeks and work your hardest so that you can attain SuperSTAR Success!

And you’ll be Hot for just in time for Halloween!!!


    • It’s FREE!!

    • 10 weeks of intense focus on getting you fit, buff, hot and just plain HOT for Halloween plus the HOLIDAYS!!

    • 70 days of support from Michelle Berger, founder of through emails, challenges, info and online encouragement

    • FREE Info includes: support info, a success journal page, hormonal timing chart,  articles, how to videos, example training plans and inspirational success stories.

    • Additional support materials and training are available for a discounted rate for participants

    • Extra PRIVATE encouragement and support will be a click away in our TEAM BUFFMOTHER Support area-

    • Open to every WOMAN to join, please INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!

  • Prizes will be given for 1st & 2nd place finishers and free “BuffMother!” shirts to ALL final entrants

Join us, what do you have to lose except for some FAT?

Let’s get HOT for the HOLIDAYs !!

SIGN UP HERE and PLEASE SHARE THE LINK with your friends!!!!

1st Place– a 3day/2 night day visit with Michelle Berger, BuffMother!! I will fly you to me and I’ll treat you like the SUPER STAR you are!!! PLUS “The Royal Treatment”~ you get all of my products FREE

for an entire year~ Books, supplement, shirts,  6 week customized training and the Rally Room!

2nd Place– The Royal Treatment~ you get all of my products FREE for an entire year~ Books, supplement, shirts, 6 week customized training and the Rally Room!and the Rally Room!

Each and every one of you CAN WIN this Contest~ Please participate and let’s enjoy the synergy of TEAM BuffMother! working together towards being CONSISTENT!!!!

A panel of 5 judges (leaders in Team BuffMother) will pick their top 3 picks for the WINNER based on participation, results, attitude, their Super STAR quality and consistency. Each judges picks will be put on a piece of paper (15 little pieces of paper) will be placed in a hat and the winner drawn from there.

Suggested Optional Participation:

  • Be an active member of the Rally Room (the judges of the contest are Rally Room leaders, so the more “visible” to them you are the better chance you have at winning)
  • COMMENT on the Video Coaching videos on You Tube- comments help a ton, Please comment!!
  • Blog your progress and encourage others in the contest (a great place to do this is in the Rally Room )
  • Weekly post your POA (plan of attack) for the next week
  • Weekly do your best to participate in the “weekly MINI challenge”

Final Entry Questionaire***– Once the 10 week contest is complete….please copy and paste this into a word document, fill out your questions and send it along with your stats and photos to

This is the information the judges will receive and will judge you upon~ so do your best!!!

Let’s see what we can do in 10 weeks of FOCUSED effort!!!

Go for it~ you can be a SuperSTAR Success!!!

I am ready to ROCK, How about you??
Let’s GET BUFF!!

We need to get as many women as possible involved~ so feel free to spread the word! EVERY woman is welcome to join!!


***NOTE- The only set in STONE requirement to complete the contest is The FINAL ENTRY FORM (which includes before and after pictures, stats and info)

40 days to FIT!! Day 9 & 10~ a fourth of the way there!!

Back in the day…when I was in sports the way I got through nasty training sessions like “otters” in basketball, “hills” in cross country, “laps” in soccer or “400’s” in track was to break my training sessions into fractions.  If we had 10 hills to run after 2 done…I’d think in my mind~ “wow, we are already 1/5th done.”  It was a good way for me to get through it with a positive outlook~ SOOOO… on our “40 days to Fit” Challenge I am taking the same approach.  I am already a fourth of the way done with the 40 days!!!  AND I DO think I am at least a FOURTH better than I was when I started 10 days ago!!!

FYI~ if you haven’t joined the challenge yet you still can…and PLEASE invite your friends, relatives and others to join us! “40 days to FIT” join the challenge!!!

Today is my Day 10…and let’s just say Day 9 didn’t go as planned for my workouts, I didn’t do one! …but that’s OKAY!! I had a great day and refused to let missing my workout spoil all the fun we had as a family.  With this being the last week of summer vacation I knew I’d be busier than usual.  We went to see G-Force in 3-D yesterday afternoon~ neat to see a 3D movie…but I didn’t think G-Force was very good, which doesn’t matter much because the kids liked it!  then we went out to eat~!  IT was GOOD!

I resolved last night that I’d get to the gym first thing today to do my leg workout and I did it!! It was a good one~

Warm up- 15 mins r-bike

Knee Extensions
Squats (up to 115#x10 for 2 sets!!)
Lunges-one set w/ 45#Bar
Seated Calf
Leg Press
Walking lunges- one set only- my knee was hurting
Leg curls

Now we are getting ready to go bowling for our “fun” today~ I hope to at least break 100 🙂

Enjoy your day!!!


40 days to FIT!! Day 6 & 7~ the weekend

Good MONDAY morning all!!! I am attacking the day~ day 8 of my “40 days to FIT”!! I am going to go for a run and do a chest/tri/abs workout!!

BUT FIRST>>>> let me catch you up on my Day 6 and Day 7…AND THANK YOU for all the amazing comments on the blogs for the “40 days to FIT” challenge!! You are doing GREAT~ i wish I had time to respond to each one the comments!! Thanks!!!!

Saturday was my day 6 and I did great~ I went to the gym, had a great upper body– more back/biceps and ABS workout…then did some cardio~ 7 mins on the r-bike and 15 mins of intervals on the stair monster.

Sunday~ ended up being a day off…I had really sore/tired hips from that stair mill!!  I did great on my eating thought and have been keeping my carb count low….so this morning I woke up at 127.5 pounds.  that’s 2.5 pounds since buffing started on Thursday and really great considering I am on creatine!!!

I am VERY happy with my progress so far and now that we are over an 1/8 of the way done with the Challenge~ I feel like I am an 1/8 of the way closer to my goal for sure!!!!

This week is the LAST week of summer vacation for the kids and instead of going to Branson, we’ve decided to do activities around home: Go bowling, To the Movies, to a state park, miniature golfing, to the pool, etc….It should be easier since the weather is supposed to be a bit stormy this week.  The kids find out who their teachers are going to be on Wed and have open house on Thursday.  All 3 girls are very excited about it, but my 10 year old son is DREADING school!  Poor guy!  I hated school when I was his age too!

In other news, my sister just moved to Arizona (from MN) over the weekend.  I am so excited for her and her husband’s new life there.  She’s teaching 3rd grade at a charter school– it’s a SPORTS ACHEDEMY!  Man I’d love to go to that school!!

Anyhow…here’s my POA for the week:

M-chest/Tri/Abs and run
W-Back/Bi/Sh/Abs and intervals
Th-chest/Tri/Abs and run
S-Back/Bi/Sh/Abs and run

Let’s all have a GREAT Week!!!!
Just Belive you can do it~ it’s amazing what happens when we believe!!

I BELIEVE in you~

Totally Terrific & In Love! w/Weekly Q!

I had a tired day today~ but I still got in a good workout and was in a good mood.

Workout w/ my DH~
warm up r-bike 5 mins
45×25 warm up
push ups 15
push ups 15
135×4+2 with assistance
135×3+3 with assistance

Incline hammer press

Flat hammer press

knee ups on roman chair
1 set to failure
tricep extension machine
9, 6

Flat bench flys
25’s x15 x1 set
Bench tricep dips
tricep push downs

Then we went home and I ran outside~ i went for a little over 2 miles HARD. then I did some more abs…It was a GOOD workout!

While I was blow drying my hair today I was flexing, crunching my abs and I noticed they are leaning up from the top down to about my belly button~ They are really starting to pop….in another 22 days I will be exactly where I want to be for our trip!!!
I love Buffing!!

I also LOVE our question of the week this week:
With Valentines day just around the corner…this week’s question is :

What’s your LOVE story??

To help you along these memory jogging questions may help you tell your STORY~
Where did you meet your DH?
Was it Love at first site?
How did he propose to you?

Where did you meet your DH?
My Love Story began back in rural MN at my Highschool….I met Travis one day when he was recruiting teens to lift at the weight room over summer vacation. He tried to “sell” me on the idea and I was NOT BUYING, lol! Then a friend of mine talked me into it and soon after I was getting up EARLY to hit the weight room, just so I could spend time with the DREAM BOAT instructor (Travis). We hit it off and despite a huge age difference. I had just turned 17 and he was 22, we’ve been together ever since (it’ll be 17 years this summer, WOW!!).

Was it Love at first sight?
I wouldn’t say that it was exactly love at very first sight, but CLOSE…we had instant chemistry! We were made for each other!! When we fist met that I had my guard up quite high. I wasn’t even thinking that he was “boyfriend” material when we first met because I was so much younger than him. Plus he was SUPER HOT!! I didn’t feel like I was even in his league!

How did he propose to you?
Travis proposed to me in a wonderful way! It was a few days after my 18th Birthday. He blind folded me and drove me about 10 mins away…When he took the blindfold off we were on my Grandfather’s farm up on a hill under a tree looking at a beautiful sunset. Then he gave me a gift~ a teddy bear with a box…a ring box!! He asked me to marry him and I said YES instantly!! It was PERFECT!

Remembering my LOVE story is SOOO fun and makes my LOVE feel more alive than ever!!

What is YOUR love story?


Day off Sort of :)

What would a REAL day off be like??? I can hardly remember…when we went to LA a couple weeks ago that was a taste of it and I LIKED IT!!

Anyhow…today I’m not working out due to my neck/shoulder injury or whacked outta place issue. The chiro can’t get me in until tomorrow…so that’s why I am just hanging out today.

Me and the girls went for 2 walks short (so far) and played in the pool for a bit.

Now we are off to go get BUBBA- GUNNER Smiling from school…he goes to a year round type so he’s in until the 24th…I don’t like that!! It doesn’t feel like summer vacation yet because of it. Oh well, it is easier on me to have him in school.