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Fitness Impacts EVERYTHING!

Taking care of your fitness will impact every aspect of your life!
I honestly am shocked so few people actually try to be fit!

Did you know?  Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day;2 only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.3

How can anyone have a good quality of life when they have no energy, no ability to do leisure activities, bad health, heart disease, low back pain, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune diseases, etc….??

  • Recent reports project that by 2030, half of all adults (115 million adults) in the United States will be obese.12

How can you feel confident to face life’s challenges or an emergency situation when you are totally physically incapable to do anything and are out of shape?

Optimal fitness and health is not just about the physical side of it (i.e.how fast you can run a mile), it also encompass your mental, social, emotional and spiritual fitness.

Fitness impacts ALL of your Quality of Life, Being Fit allows you to:

  1. work effectively
  2. enjoy leisure time
  3. be healthy
  4. resist hypokinetic diseases (heart disease, obesity, diabetes, low back pain, etc.)
  5. meet emergency situations

News Flash!! your Fitness is not only important to you!  It’s important to any business owner on the planet.  Your fitness affects a company’s ROI. ROI is “Rate of Investment”, the most important number in accounting for employers, they want their investment of employing you to pay off!  If you are not physically fit, it impacts more than just you! It impacts your ability to have a successful career, and earn income!  We can take that a step further and say that without fitness you cannot make your “mark on the world”.  Fitness tops the list of Billionaire Success Secrets for a reason, without it you just can’t perform well! https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/28/mark-zuckerberg-and-richard-branson-exercise-is-key-to-success.html

What to do? Where to start? Or should I be asking, HOW do you start?

You start in you brain! That’s right, a fitness lifestyle starts with your belief that you will be better if you invest time into your fitness.  If you don’t believe that, then you are a lost cause.  Exercise is not about burning a certain number of calories or losing weight, it is about changing every cell in your body in a positive way.  Just 30 mins of extra activity a day will change how every cell in your body works!  You may not notice any difference on the scale but you will notice more mental clarity, more physical ability, more emotional stability, more confidence, etc….Once you get that, you can attack bigger fitness goals like incorporating more of the 11 Components of Fitness into your life.  If you believe in fitness, feel free to START HERE for a comprehensive simple workout routine that you can do at home with just a set of Dumbbells, a ball and chair…. https://wp.me/P4kaPT-2QK   The biggest obstacle to being fit isn’t your body it is your mind! Believing in fitness will change your mind and allow you to change your body!

Please feel free to reach out to me anytime, I am here to help!

Believe you can be BUFF,
Michelle “BuffMother” Berger

 

Some websites with more stats:
https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/resource-center/facts-and-statistics/index.html

https://phpartners.org/health_stats.html

https://www.healthdata.gov/

11 Components of Fitness

What does being fit mean to you? WHAT IS FITNESS?

How you define it will most likely be very different from what many other people think. Similar to politics and religion the question can lead to heated debates!

Scholars have whittle down the meaning of fitness to this summed up definition:  Fitness is the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively. It is comprised of 11 components that contribute to one’s quality of life.

11 components are a lot! Seriously, no wonder fitness is so diverse and hard to define for the average Joe!  Basically, there are 5 components that are HEALTH related and 6 that are SKILL related.  As a trainer it’s my job to try to integrate all the Health related components into a client’s lifestyle while also teaching and integrating the more “athletic” or SKILL components into a client’s workout plan in order to create optimal fitness.  What are the components of Fitness? The first 5 are HEALTH and the last 6 are SKILL:

  1. Body Composition
  2. Cardiovascular Fitness
  3. Flexablility
  4. Muscular Endurance
  5. Strength
  6. Agility
  7. Balance
  8. Coordination
  9. Power
  10. Reaction Time
  11. Speed

Many popular fitness programs do not incorporate all 11 components. For example: yoga…is mainly about flexibility and balance, so can a yogi be truly fit by definition?  What about a marathon runner? They run an run and run some more so they are mainly working their Cardiovascular Fitness and Muscular Endurance.   Is a marathon runner fit?

I believe the answer is Yes! Yogis and Marathoners are fit. One does not need to be an expert at all 11 components in order to be fit.  But, I do believe, one needs to be conscious of all 11 and understand that in order to be your best, your fittest, you do need to incorporate all 11 components. You do not have to be an expert them but you do need to incorporate the concepts connected with them.

It is quite often that a new client comes to me with very little basic fitness knowledge, most of what they know about fitness has been gleaned from fitness product commercials and elementary school PE class.  Very few clients have ever been exposed to what i term Fitness 101 information.  I take it for granted because I grew up an 4+ sport athlete, loved PE, read fitness books and magazines in my free time and went on to study exercise science in college. I am a fitness nerd and forget that the average person has very limited TRUE knowledge about fitness.

My goal is to empower you to be your fittest! I want to empower you with the knowledge of Fitness 101 that will enable you to understand your body and become your BEST!  Watch for more posts and video content digging deeper into Fitness!  We’ll call it Fitness 101, just like in college 🙂

 

Be thankful to lose 50 pounds

 

On the top of my mind today are many things.  One of which is WHY some clients really succeed vs. all the others who get mediocre results.  The biggest difference is their THANKFULNESS!! The ones who look for, push into acknowledge and are THANKFUL for every little change that they see or feel, they are the ones who get more changes and BIGGER results.

The clients who complain, find excuses and don’t celebrate the small successes….those clients don’t get the results they desire.

Gratefulness, Thankfulness, Positive outlooks lead to RESULTS!  Focusing on what you can do, Focusing on those who encourage you, Focusing on the small wins, Focusing on never quitting, Focusing on the blessings that you have, etc… One of my current clients Denise of California, she has had amazing success and has lost over 50 pounds in the past 5 months! I attribute much of her success from her thankfulness. She was thankful from day 1, constantly positive, being grateful for the opportunity that was ahead of her and every day since she’s pushed into being thankful. She’s endured many HARD days along the way.  She’s been lonely, upset at the scale, she’s worked through weight loss plateaus but SHE’s Remained Thankful!! That’s the key to her success!

Be thankful for all the little things like:

  • Today I woke up without that sludge feeling
  • Today I don’t have any allergies
  • My headaches have gone away
  • I can see some shape in my arms
  • I can wear a fun workout outfit now
  • I have enough stamina to do a full 30 mins of cardio now
  • I can lift 10 pounds more than I did a month ago
  • My daughter said I look slimmer
  • I am happier and less stressed

This concept of Gratitude and Thankfulness spills over into every area of life.  If you are thankful, God wants to give you more! It only makes sense! When my kids say thanks and act truly grateful for the meals I cook , it makes me want to do it more often.  If they don’t say thanks, or complain that it’s not their favorite, it makes me regret doing it and makes me limit my cooking.

You are in charge of your attitude about things. Get GRATEFUL, Be THANKFUL!!  Always push into what you have and what you can do and what little things you toward the goal. Look for the tiny signs you are heading in the direction you desire and BE blatantly overly thankful and GRATEFUL for them!!  Journal about them, Give praise about them, Boast about them, Get excited because you are on the cusp of your goal.  God will keep giving you more and more if you are truly thankful!!

 

Sept 18th, 2017

Today, I decided that it’s been far too long since I seriously blogged/journaled.  I used to every day (see the ARCHIVES) and I became quite a good writer and typist because of it. Now I can’t seem to even type 2 words without errors…sheesh. If you don’t use it you lose it. I am thankful that I can regain that ability, and already after typing this I feel progress!!

Customized and Personal Group online training!! Starts April 24th

We are halfway done with our first “3 Months Max Results Training Group”.  The 16 ladies who started in February have had huge success!!! Weight and inches are falling off and everyone is more fit now than they were 6 weeks ago, it’s very inspiring!!

That’s why I want to do it again!! Please join me!  We are doing this as a SMALL ladies only group, I need about 10-15 committed ladies who want to work with me to become your best!  We will start April 24th.  Purchase ASAP spots will go fast! Group closes April 17th.
http://buffmother.com/product/3monthtraining/

Members will get 3 months of in depth training that uses ALL of the resourced I have on hand: books, ebooks, success journals, workout calendars, customized diet recommendations, extensive training programs customized to each person, phone coaching, texting, email support, video coaching, group support, etc…  This program is worth at least $1000!!  But, the Cost is only $300 total. And I’ve even split up the payments to make it easier for you: $75 initially, $75 2 weeks later, then $75 for the remaining 2 months. I am pulling out all the stops to get you results!

If you have questions feel free to message me or email me at buffmother@gmail.com.  You can also text or give me quick phone call to answer questions 479-531-4324.

Thanks so much!!

-Michelle Berger

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!

Sit up Test: “Fab Abs” Day #4

A couple years ago we ran a “Just do it!” contest that contained a sit up test

 

Today’s Day #4 “Fab Abs” challenge is to do THIS SIT UP TEST~

 

TEST notes:

  1. The test is to do as many sit ups as you can in 60 seconds- similar to what you did as a kid in Presidential Fitness Tests
  2. If you don’t feel “sit ups” are for you, you can choose to test using and alternate exercise. Ideas: crunches,  hands on hammies sit ups, knee ups–
  3. As many as you can in 60 seconds– aim to improve over the next couple weeks.  Plan to retest on Fab Abs Day #27
  4. The goal is to measure is for core strength. A 6 pack is not the only goal– we need to have strong lower backs, hips, t-abs and good posture

 

Have fun and be sure to report in once you are done!!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Giveaway and an app!

Hi!
If you have not noticed, I am doing give aways WEEKLY for Gym Angel. Please feel free to invite your friends to join in on the fun!

Does anyone want a FREE Tub of Energy Angel???
Win, Win, Win!!!
Win free Energy Angel pre-workout supplement by answering…..

How do you get “energized” for your gym time?

Do you DANCE 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 5 winners will be selected on 1-20-15 Enter now!! Gym Angel BuffMother!

 

5 Winners will be chosen at the end of the day tomorrow.  fyi-I pick the winners!!

 

in other news, I’m still sick today, but on the upswing for sure!  …took the day off of most movement, so no workout– lol! But I did manage to shower and make a quick trip to pick up the dry cleaning.

 

I also, got some important work done on my app…now it can be submitted for approval with the app stores— Apple takes up to 16 days to approve.

 

here’s the info–

1) App Name –
“Diet & Workouts by BuffMother”
2) App Icon Name – “BuffMother”
3) App Description –

The official app of Michelle Berger, known worldwide as “BuffMother”.  As a Mother of 4, including twins via c-section, BuffMother is truly Living proof that you can be buff and beautiful no matter what obstacles stand in your way. Her story and unique training system on www.BuffMother.com has inspired thousands to take action towards their personal fitness goals. Besides being a fitness model Michelle is a hormone optimization expert, personal trainer, author, speaker and actress.Features include:

  • 28 Day video workout program by BuffMother including extra emphasis on abs and booty.
    Work with basic exercises; easy to perform in the comfort of our own home and results showing after 4 weeks. Michelle shares a workout routine that allows you to regain your youthful shape, endurance and healthy tone in as little as 11 mins a day!
  • App Nutrition – Follow a suggested diet system, food lists and food timing information is included.
  • Updates- This app is designed to evolve though regular updates. So stay stay connected and Michelle will continue to bring you new workouts and nutrition advice.
  • Workout log – Easily keep track of the workouts you do day to day with a log built right within the app.
  • Gym cam – Awesome transformation! Take pictures and save them. Show me your progress by emailing them to me.
  • App gallery – Be the first to see Victoria’s newest photo shoots as they are released along with app exclusive only photo’s.
  • Quick links-  to Social media and other helpful BuffMother sites- including www.TeamBuffMother.com a private women’s only social website

Nitetime for me now, see you on the healthy side tomorrow!

Love,

Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Need to think!

Emotionally strong posts abound online right now, lots of 2014 recaps and lots of 2015 resolutions!! It’s fun to see!

It’s also a bit overwhelming as I try to figure out my goals for the upcomming year. Much of what I had envisioned for 2014 turned out quite differently than expected.

July 2nd I wrote my last “goals list”

http://www.teambuffmother.com/blog/revisit-my-goals

 

One thing I do know is that I won’t be “hosting” a new year transformation contest this year, instead I figured we’d Piggy back on the BodyBuilding.com Transformation contest, more info here…

http://www.teambuffmother.com/…ansformation-contest

 

I had a solid yet tough day of accomplishing stuff yesterday…

Did insurance elections

Paid some bills

canceled some recurring expenses

posted some items for “work”

got a few packages sent and a few more ready to roll

ETC…

on the workout front, did 20+ mins on the bike in morning; Chest/Tricep/Abs and some bicep lifting plus 3.1 miles of intervals on treadmill

Workout details:

Warm up bike

push ups- 3 sets of 10 on handles with pigeon toe booty pops for about 20 of them

Bench-

95×10

115x7x3sets

 

Bicep curls with 25#Db’s

20 reps

 

Knee ups on Bench 2sets of 20

 

Incline flys

25#’sx10

30#’s x10 x2sets

 

ab wheel

15 reps x 2 sets

 

Dips

2 sets of 7

 

Bicep curls with barbell

45#x10

 

Ran treadmill: 9mph intervals with 7mph recovery, finished 3.1 miles total in 23.45

 

Today Legs are on tap, but that’s later…first I’m going finishing some VERY IMPORTANT WORK (six to sexy prizes announcement), then going tanning and getting some FOOD!

 

 

2 days of 2014 left, are you going to finish strong??

~ Tuesday~
Check out today’s suggested workout- The WRAP: http://youtu.be/3wm0-KVsKhA

 

THE WRAP

Repeat this circuit 4 times

1)    W- Wiggle It- Stand with legs slightly further than shoulder width apart. shift weight from one side to the other lifting right hip and bending knees of left leg to do so and switch back and forth giving a “wiggle” type dancing motions.

2)    R- Running Ups- Stand holding a bar or back of chair infront of you.  Bring knee up to chest (like running) and then extending foot back behind you about 1.5 to 2 feet with a “bounce” between.  Do 15 on each leg then switch.

3)    A- Adductions- Lay on your back with feet up in the air and butt propped up with hands. Made a V with legs being sure to get it as wide as possible and then close V and repeat.  SLOW and controlled for 10 reps. You can vary foot position to emphasize certain muscles.

4)    P- Pilate UPS- Stand with toes out like a ballerina, squat down low with knees out to side then extend all the way up onto toes with arms above you.  Repeat 5 times.

 

EXTRA Fitness Focus~ Lactic Acid.

Our focus for this week is LACTIC ACID

Here’s a little video “Vlog” I recorded talking more about lactic acid training http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohIuXa3DoQ0…

 

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Gym Angel Products & Review

Michelle Berger introduces the full line of Gym Angel Supplements!! http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/gym-angel.html

Gym Angel is dedicated to producing formulas that are specifically geared towards the needs of today’s modern woman. Gone are the days of women simply wanting to be “skinny”. Today’s woman wants to be strong and sexy!
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I love this product it is easy to take and full of the BEST omegas– I really feel it helps decrease my inflammation allowing my joints to withstand more training!

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Omega Angel™ is a very high quality Nordic fish oil product that is 60% DHA/EPA. This is an extremely high level which allows for the overall consumption of less fat and cholesterol from your omega 3 intake. Not only are these Nordic fish oil softgels a nutritional masterpiece, but they are enteric coated and citrus flavored so they smell/taste very good and you will not get any regurgitation (fish oil burps) that is common with cheaper more crude fish oil formulations. Our Nordic fish oil is also free from all contaminants and is molecularly protected with the inclusion of vitamin E so you can be assured of the utmost quality.

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Gym Angel Pure Angel Product Guide

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  • Helps maintain a healthy weight*
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Some women wrongly proclaim themselves “FAT”. For many, that puffy belly may not be fat at all, but instead accumulated feces in the digestive tract. Unless you have a high fiber diet, chances are you have lots of thick buildup in your gastrointestinal tract. It’s sometimes difficult to keep your system functioning smoothly with many of the highly processed foods that we consume on a daily basis. Processed foods can be very rough for your body to handle and excrete properly. Pure Angel™ can help!

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I’ve been using this product for over a month, at first I was skeptical but after the first couple half doses of 1 pill I increased to the full dose of 2 at night before bed. I felt it helped my digestion and decreased my morning bathroom issues.  I will continue to take this product.

 

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Day 10 ~ Thursday

This week’s diet focus is to Eat More Greens! Our fitness focus for the week is increasing Strength. You want to add a few pounds….to your barbell!
Check out today’s suggested workout 6pack of LACROIX: http://youtu.be/egrPlp_NMzI

“6 pack of LACROIX”

Repeat this circuit 2 times

1)   L= Leg raises: 7each leg

2)   A= Around the worlds: 7 each direction

3)   C= Crunches  (feet on floor): 14 reps

4)   R= Reverse crunches: 14 reps

5)   0= Oblique Twists: 7 each direction

6)   I= Incline Bicycles: 14 reps

7)   X= X leg raises: 14 reps

 

Today’s Diet Challenge

Drink some TEA today…Why TEA?  Well, it’s a fun way to get some nutrients, to detox, to get a bit of caffeine, and to spice up your water intake

 

Today’s Personal Challenge

It’s Thankful Thursday…Be sure to think about something you are thankful for today. Simply,   just say “thank you” MORE! The art of APPRECIATION is so powerful.  Reach out to and thank someone, you will be amazed at how much it impacts you in the positive!!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Hi Ya’ll….Dentist Appts today

Another, go, go, go day here! WE have kids dentist appts. So I’m off to the races.

I did make time to get in my fasted 20 mins of bike this morning and tonight I’ll do my full workout.

Here’s some info and inspiration for you today:

 

Making good food choices doesn’t have to be difficult. Let’s keep it simple and doable. Here’s my KISS Diet…

http://youtu.be/8ol0m-C7cQY?li…vL-oyuUbEkkAejOlj3uv

You can make it even SIMPLER by utilizing my prepared www.BUFFMEALS.com

16 Days left in 2014~ Tuesday

This week’s diet focus is to Eat More Greens! Our fitness focus for the week is increasing Strength.
Check out today’s suggested workout- 6pack of PEPSI: http://youtu.be/xcjyDsX4cMA

“6 pack of PEPSI”
Repeat this circuit 3 times
1)    P= Plank: 20 seconds
2)    E= Eccentric abs on ball: 10 reps
3)    P= Pump Ups: 10 reps
4)    S= Slip drill: 10 reps in each stance
5)    I= Itty-bitty ball crunches: 20 reps

Today’s Diet Challenge~
Eat some Fish. Each day of the week we have a set diet challenge that is meant to get you thinking about your food intake and help you get out of the “grind” of eating the same things all the time.  Variety in food intake is vital for nutritional and mental reasons.  Try some fish today!  Tuna, Salmon and Talapia are some of the fish I eat.

Today’s Personal ~
Text a lot Tuesday…why you ask. It’s a fun way to stay connected, encourage others and to quickly let someone know you are thinking about them. STRIVE to text a lot today.  My goal is to scroll down through my text list and say HI! to some of those LOWER ON THE LIST, lol

 

Have a good TUESDAY!!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com