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Abs April Results!

Abs April Ending Picutres and Stats for Michelle Berger

Height: 5-6.5

Starting weight: 138
Ending weight: 136.5 1.5 lost

Starting waist relaxed: 29
Ending waist relaxed: 27.5 1.5 lost

Starting waist sucked in: 27
Ending waist sucked in: 26.5 .5 lost

Starting Waist at belly button 30.5
Ending Waist at belly button 29 1.5 lost

Caliper by belly button=20mm
Ending= 14mm 6mm lost!!

Caliper Suprailliac= 10mm
Ending= 7mm 3 mm lost

Starting Cycle day= 14
Ending Cycle day= 16

B4 and After PHOTOS~

 

Thoughts about the contest~ a short essay about how the contest helped you, what your favorite info was and your progress during the 28 days:

Start…I am excited for this contest. Last time I did this program was last August. I was getting amazing results a little over halfway in but ended up getting really sick with a UTI (actually a total of 3 of them in a row).  Since that point my abs became the worst they have in years.  It also felt like I had strained something in my bladder/stomach up until about the end of February.  I plan to “be careful” but also aggressive in my goals to get FAB ABS!  My diet will be a very low carb style, so I plan to focus more on GREEN veggies than fruit for my carbs.  I have a goal to compete in the Masters track meet this June– running the 100, 200 and doing the long jump. That meas I’ll be hitting the track 2x’s a week for sprint and jumping workouts. I also plan to get in my daily 20 mins of steady cardio during the 28 days in addition to my normal strength training/interval workouts.  Should be good!!

END…

The contest really made me accountable to DO my AB work!! i really enjoyed all the challenges!  I especially liked the Bud Lt ab routine!! the Decline sit ups really made me sore!  The fasted cardio is really helping me shed fat, I’m very happy with the progress and excited for more to come in MAY!!
I only started “no carb” 2 weeks ago and that’s when I stared to see more results.  I have decided to NOT DO the track meet.  Instead, I hope to go to MIAMI the third weekend in June!! I have increased my running and sprinting  a bit more too, but haven’t hit the track just yet.

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

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Sat- Upper and

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The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

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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

Nostalgic November- Catch Up

First off, I just uploaded a new video about “ENERGY ANGEL” To enter give away, comment on video and share video! I’m giving away 10 tubs of Energy Angel. It’s a killer supplement that will give you more power, focus, strength during your workouts and help you recover from them and accelerate your results!http://youtu.be/SGQqgB_HSeQ

 

It’s time for my Nostalgic November- catch up!

 

 

Travis with our tiny Cuji puppy about 4 years ago on Christmas Eve

My kids hanging with their cousins– we had a blast shopping COWBOY STYLE! in 2010

Just about 10 months ago when we awarded the winner of the 90 day Dr. Tammy transformation contest– Great job for all the “losers”

 


After a hard workout in VEGAS BABY!! with my BuffMother friends– it’s time for another BuffMother Gathering!!
— with Jen Bender Brummels and Suzi Velinsky.

 


2010 BuffMother California Gathereing, this was our group before we hit the club- DANCED the night away! AMAZING MEMORIES!!

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

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SSS2012 Finalist- Theresa T of NC

Theresa may not have any children, but she is certainly a “BuffMother”!!  I am so inspired by Theresa’s determination to use EXERCISE as her medicine.  Through her transformation she has a new sense of happiness and a new found belief that it’s not over for us at the age of 48….it’s now where NEAR over!! Keep up the excitement you’ve found for the future Theresa, I expect you to be fit forever!!

Name: Theresa T of  NC
Number of children and ages (it’s okay if you have 0):  0
Age:  48

Why did you enter the “SuperSTAR Success” contest by BuffMother?

I began this contest depressed and hopeless.  My clothes no longer fit; I was at my heaviest weight ever and was told I was in danger of high blood pressure and a heart attack if I didn’t lose body fat.  I was experiencing premenopausal symptoms and really felt as if it was over for me; I’m a “has-been” is what kept going through my thoughts.  I felt as if my hormones had knocked me down and were kicking me around.

When I got Michelle’s email announcing the contest, I thought to myself, I don’t have the energy to even get out of bed in the morning, I’ll never be able to keep up with an exercise/meal plan for 10 weeks… but something inside me kept saying, yes, this is exactly what I need to get back on track.

What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?

I developed a plan to eat clean, take my supplements, and get my daily exercise.   I realize now how vitally important all three are to my wellbeing.

How do you feel about your success?

Honestly, I don’t see much difference in my physical appearance but I can without a doubt say my mental outlook is a complete 180 turn around.  I really believe I am a “BuffMother” even while going through menopause.  I haven’t reached my goal weight but give me another 6 weeks and I truly believe I will be where I want to be.

My entire outlook on life is different because of this contest.  Before, I was thinking about retirement and looking at life as though it was passed; but now, I’m going back to school in January, setting new goals for my future and feel like I’m 20-something again with my entire life ahead of me.  I’m very excited about what the future holds for me and feel like I can accomplish any challenge life throws at me. As the saying goes, “BRING IT”!!!

The most important lesson I learned from this contest is how vitally important supplements are at this stage of my life.  Without them, I felt out-of-control but with them, I can conquer the world.

What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?

Half way through the contest, I had surgery and then went on a two week vacation; both of which sidetracked my motivation.

I managed to maintain my weight while away and when I returned from vacation, I was even more determined to get back on track, and thanks, to Michelle and all my fellow buffmothers’ motivational posts and emails; it was no trouble at all.  I used the FaceBook “TEAM BUFFMOTHER” group to lift my spirits.
What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?

I know Michelle’s mission is to help women after pregnancy but I think she should expand to include “after menopause”.  Our well-being doesn’t have to end when we reach midlife; our hormones might say otherwise but we are all over comers and with the BUFFMOTHER support groups, we can be victorious for the rest of our lives.

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

Michelle, thanks again for all that you do.  You are an amazing woman and have made a huge impact on my life.  You are truly a lifesaver.

#2-Beginning/Ending STATS-

DATES taken-  20 August 2012/27 October 2012

Height:  60”
Weight:  130 lbs/127 lbs
Bust:  37.5/35.5
Waist:  34/32
Hips:  40/38

Teresa Before:

Teresa After:

Additional measurements:

Please list the following measurements:
Bust (around the biggest part, women only):  37.5/35.5
Chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides):  36/35
Waist (the smallest part):  34/32
Hips (the largest part of your butt):  40/38
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides):  43/42
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm):  12/11.5
Thigh (8” above Knee cap):  19/18.5
Thigh (12” above Knee cap):  23/22.5
Calf (7” below knee joint):  11.5/11

Super STAR Success Finalist- Lindsey K of ND

CONGRATS to Lindsey on her amazing transformation over our 10 week contest. She averaged losing a bit over a pound a week and definitely shaped up here post baby body!!  I’m so proud of you and very excited for the MOJO you’ve regained as a busy mom of 2!! 

#1-General INFO and Questions~

Name:  Lindsey K of ND

Number of children and ages : 2
Age: 32
Why did you enter the “SuperSTAR Success” contest by BuffMother? To lose the baby weight…she was born in March and change my habits to be a better example for my family!
What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days? Rally Room, preparation for each week POA and meal planning
How do you feel about your success? Fabulous!
What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals? Getting to the gym on days following bad nights of sleep and changing habit of ice cream with my hubby after kids go to bed.
What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?  Buffmother and the RallyRoom are awesome!  BuffMother is so encouraging and makes this journey accessible to any women in any circumstance.  More than anything, there is consistent information, motivation and accountability.  LOVE!
Can I have your permission to post your entry and photos online? Sure

height: 5’ 11

Starting  Date:__8/29/12_______ weight:___165.0________
Ending Date:__10/31/12_______ weight:___153.6_____ 11.4 pounds lost!!
Today’s cycle day- not sure…don’t have a cycle due to nursing

Please list the following measurements:                                                                                             Before     After
Bust (around breasts the biggest part):                                                                                               35”           34”
Chest- relaxed (just under armpits above breasts with arms down at your sides):                        34”           33”
Chest- flexed back and chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides):                        36.5”        35”
Waist- relaxed (the smallest part):                                                                                       32”           28.5”
Waist-sucked in (the smallest part):                                                                                    30”           27”
Hips (the largest part of your butt):                                                                                      40”           37”
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides):                  42”           41”
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm):                                                                        12”           11”
Biceps (flexed at midpoint of upper arm):                                                                          12.5”        12”
Thigh-mid (about 8” above knee cap):                                                                                                20.5”        19.5”
Thigh- upper (about 12” above knee cap):                                                                         23.5”        21.5
Calf (about 7” below knee joint):                                                                                          15”           14”

#3-FinishingThoughts:
Where are you in your journey?  I’ve made major progress over the last 10 weeks.  I lost the remainder of my baby weight and then some and I’m feeling stronger, more confident and happy to be back in my pre-pregger clothes.  My daily habits have adapted considerably and take less thought…like my water intake, protein and green focused meals, etc.

Did you reach your goals and aspirations?  Yes, my goal was to be more fit at 32 and after two babies than before.  I’m  feeling leaner than before and have been bit by the lifting bug.  I hadn’t focused on strength training since college so it’s amazing to be back at it.

Where do you see this challenge brought you?  It brought back some of my focus to me when I was accustomed to caring for everyone else first.  Now, at least I’m on the daily agenda!

Do you have any lingering concerns?  No, just hoping to recommit and focus on my next goals.

Do you feel you made an impact on your legacy during this contest?  Yes!  I’ve got my mojo back!

your WHY?  I want to show my daughter, now 7 months old, how to be a strong and confident woman and lead my family by example. I tell myself all the time…be the example and also challenge= change! J

Did you feel the support group helped you stay on track?  Yes, I enjoy the rally room but read more than blogging myself.  I’ve fallen off over the last several weeks but look forward to staying connected.  Knowing there is a network of women out there striving toward similar goals is motivating and  inspiring.  Plus, whenever I have posted, I got great feedback and positive boosts from the ladies.

What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?  I set my POA every Sunday and making those intentions a conscious decision helped me.  Also, making sure I kept the house stocked with my good eats was crucial.

Did you reward yourself when you hit certain goals along the way?  Yep, I finally got my hair cut since having the babe!

What other thoughts are in your head at the moment?  I loved the weekly challenges and will miss those or have to set them for myself again!  My favorite weeks were the 100 lunges a day, 10 vacuums per day and the three greens a day.

#4- Comment about your HORMONES 
Did you GET to know your body? Yes and no.  I still don’t have a cycle due to nursing  and have been tracking how I feel but I think it will take a few more months for me to figure out my c-days.

Did you learn about your good c-days, your bad c-days, your weight fluctuations, etc?… Sort of.. I had much more awareness of my body and  how I was feeling.  It was the first time I was really evaluating how I felt daily and considered the impact that hormones could be playing.  Before this challenge, I never even considered hormones as a factor.  OF course with two small kids, I always assumed my physical and mental state was a reflection on how much sleep we were getting.  Now, I’m aware of our sleep but also hormones, water, nutrition, etc.
Did anything surprise you?  Yes, I was really concerned about nursing and keeping up my production while upping my workouts and changing my diet with significantly more greens.  I worried that it could make our baby, Joy, gassy or something if my milk changed.  Thankfully, It hasn’t had any negative impact on that front. Yay!

 

#5- Favorite Journal/Blog Posts
take a peek back at your blogs– what were some of your favorite entries from the 10 weeks?  Probably just my enthusiasm and eagerness at the beginning of the 10 weeks.

Did anyone else’s impact you along the way?  Yes, definitely.  I love that the RR is filled with women of all ages and stages of fitness.   Whether someone was prepping for a competition or just trying to lose some lbs, the group is very inviting and supportive.  They continue to inspire me to get better!

BEFORE~

AFTER~

 

NEW CONTEST– “Shine in 49!” days with TEAM BuffMother!!

“Shine in 49”

Our New 7 week contest…officially starts APRIL 23rd

Details:

  • 7  weeks of intense focus on getting you fit, buff, hot and just plain SHINING for Summer!!

  • 49 days of email support from Michelle Berger, founder of www.BuffMother.com

  • Daily features include: articles, videos, exercise plans and inspirational success stories.

  • GROUP Conference calls each Thursday at Noon (central time)

  • Additional encouragement and support will be a click away in www.TheRallyRoom.com

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

  • Prizes will be given away for ALL final entrants

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

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Your friend,
Michelle Berger

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In the SuperSTAR Success contest we will be focusing on the the biggest stumbling block to fitness success …

lack of CONSISTENCY. I challenge you to BE CONSISTENT over the next 10 weeks!

Shoot to do a “workout” at least every other day that would be 3-4 days a week and if you can CONSISTENTLY do that you will see results!!

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BuffMother J’nea ROCKS!!


I am so proud and excited for one of my dearest friends from my BuffMother Rally Room, J’nea!! She was chosen to be featured as a “Transformation of the week on Bodybuilding.com”. She is like me in a lot of ways, she is my height, has 4 kids, loves to lift weights, loves to blog, etc…BUT there is one HUGE difference—she not only has one set of twins but TWO sets!!! I don’t think I could handle that~~ She is proof that you have to take a “no excuses” attitude towards getting your workouts done. I am inspired by her every day!!

Well here is the direct link to her transformation
J’nea’s Transformation of the WEEK!!

And her is a link to her personal blog…make sure to leave a comment telling her CONGRATS!!

She Rocks!!