Be sure to join Fab Abs February!

Hey All!! Can you believe January is coming to a close already??  We’ll I have a reason for you to get fired up for February!!!


Starting Feb 2nd I’m hosting a challenge– FAB Abs February!!

The challenge will be in 2 places– here in


On for a weight loss challenge of 4% of your bodyweight in 28 days.


Join in however you’d like, thanks! I’ll post more about it in a few days!


Oh wow, how did it get to be Friday?  I literally was in bed almost all day Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed and half of Thurs….CRAZY! I have not been knocked on my booty so hard in a long, long time! Glad that’s over, HA!!
3 of our 6 in the family got it bad- Gracie first, then Tia and I.  Hoping no one else has to lose a week of their life to this flu.


Anyhow enough about that, it seem like sickness is the only thing I’ve blogged about this week. Truth be told, I’ve had a lot going on in my BRAIN during the time off. I’ve been thinking about a lot!!


I had a fun question asked of me a couple week ago “What are 3 things on your bucket list?”  It’s an interesting question because I didn’t know off the top of my head…I had to think about it for a while.

Here are the 3 I came up with:

  1. To learn to sing
  2. To own a horse (and learn to ride it)
  3. To visit Germany During Oktoberfest


What 3 things are on your bucket list?


Like I said, I’ve been thinking about a lot of things Death, life, living, money, time, energy, work, being lazy, goals, vision, people, love, etc…

So much thinking has made me glad to get back to workouts, they clear my head.

Today’s plan, bike and do chest/triceps.

Gonna go for now, be sure to enjoy your FRIENDLY FRIDAY!!




p.s. I’m making a list can you please share some healthy “reward” ideas!!


The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

Errand Day

Hey all, I hopped out of bed this morning and got going on a ton of errands. Felt good to get things crossed off my “TO DO” list.  Lots of driving and finally getting home at 3:45 this afternoon, just in time for the kids to come home!


At about 5 I started my workout:

I did a good warm up of lunges, high knee grabs walking and side lunges.


Dead lifts

Hip ups

Knee/Leg Extensions


Then it was time to leave again to bring Gracie to guitar.

Just got home now and I’m exhausted but feeling accomplished.

Really looking forward to a slower “stay at home” kind of day tomorrow!

See you then,


p.s. here’s a video from today

Post by BuffMother!

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

Massages are GOOD!

Hey ladies, Sorry I missed blogging yesterday. I was busy getting a massage for a couple hours yesterday…don’t be too jealous, LOL!!


I was still not feeling quite myself yesterday, so the massage came at the perfect time.  Let me tell you, Massages are GOOD for so many reason! She worked on my psoas (by massaging the sides of my tummy),  my shoulder and my sciatic. WOW! All those areas were so tight and really needed some attention.  I pretty much considered the massage my workout for yesterday, so TODAY is the day that I get back to it for REAL!  I feel like my energy is finally on the normal side!!


I’ve really been trying hard to keep my diet on the cleaner side this week, in hopes that it’ll help the tummy heal up. Yesterday my weight was 130 so that’s down a couple pounds from last week already.  I am on cycle day 18 today– WOKE UP HUNGRY, a big sign that BOOSTING is on her way!


Time for me to read some of your posts!!


Track Excitement!

HEY YA!! Contest day 41!! S2S~ Day 41: Sexy Daughters?

My body said NO to my plan to workout yesterday…I had yet to take a rest day all of April– and My BODY KNEW IT!  So I had NO REAL WORKOUT YESTERDAY~ I did get in 100+ AWESOME Smith Lunges with 100#’s on the bar!! my booty is so happy, lol!!

Today I’ve got in my 20 mins fasted cardio on the bike

I’m gonna lift and go for a run in just about 10 mins!

I’ve been on the computer all day researching the US Track and Field events for Junior Olympics.  I registered as a coach and will soon be forming a track club here selfishly for myself and kids, lol!  Next year if all goes well we’ll open it up to other kids in the area.

I’ll be training for the 800m with my son and my girls will train for some events too–not sure which ones just yet for them?? — so we’ve got about 8 weeks to get ready for the Arkansas Meet, it’s on June 15th in Little Rock .

I’m excited about it!!

Gotta go for now, I’ll be back tomorrow to post a bit more!!

Love, Michelle

p.s. I’ll start my workout after I check out from

I’m Back!

Hey!! I’m back from my ski trip to Keystone…it was an amazing time!  I skied 2 days, fell approximately 30 times and have only 1 bad bruise to show for it!! LOL!!  It was a great break from real life and now I am trying my hardest to “RE-ENTER” life at full speed— TOUGH to do!!

Anyhow, I came home a sick little girl and the mess that occurs when Daddy babysits for 4 days   Layla stayed home today and I spent the day catching up on work, cleaning, cooking, shopping, laundry and got in a good chest workout with my boy.

Time to call it a night…but TOMORROW, I start the clean eats challege with Ya’ll!  Whohoo!!


7 days to Go!!

Just 7 days to go in our 21 day kick the habit contest!! That’s just ONE WEEK…
I know you can focus for 1 week~ WE GOT THIS!!

Today’s post:

Hit it hard!! I’m watching you, lol!!

My plan for the week.. is to lift a bit heavier this week.
The last couple I have been doing sets of 10 now this week I am going to go to sets of around 6 reps.

Here it is:
Workout at noon with dh…lift chest/tri’s and do intervals(most likely run)

Workout:back/bi’s/shoulders intervals or spin class 🙂

Workout:LEGS!! I love leg day. The goal is a sore butt and I will get one!

Run intervals outside and some sprints!!

Friday: Workout: Chest/tri’s and spin? or intervals on upright bike

Sat: PICTURES??? I never got my starting contest pictures done, I am way over due for a set of progress pics…the last ones were done in early Dec
Workout: Back/Bi/Shoulders and run outside

Sunday:Church…we will make it this week!!

I am so excited for the week!!


7 Days to Go! “Top of the HOUR” to YA!!

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Sat, 2012/02/18 – 2:46pm — BuffMother

7 Days to Go!

Just one week– you and I can focus for 1 week…we can do it!!
Today’s task is simple– I want you to ask yourself this question at the top of every hour:
“What do I need to do right now to move towards breaking my habit?”

Here are some of how I expect to answer:

6:00am- Get my young and spry body out of bed!! GET UP!!!
7:00 am- Kiss my kids goodbye for the day…make sure they know I love them
8:00 am- Eat some eggs and then Clean my Kitchen
9:00 am- do my online time
10:00 am- eat a mid morning snack of an apple
11:00 am- prepare my errands for the day- post office trip, trip to dry cleaners, etc.
Noon- eat a healhty clean lunch like: romain/spinach salad with chicken, olives, tomoatoes, nuts and some ranch dressing
1:00pm- clean the kitchen up
And so on….

Use the top of each hour as a cue to keep asking yourself “what do I need to do right now”… to progress towards my short-term and LONG TERM Goals!

Workout ideas for today-

Lift Lower body Circuit


3 sets x15 reps
Calf raises
Stationary lunges
Romainian Dead lifts
Ball Leg Curls
Laying side leg lifts

Lift Back


Pull-ups (assisted)
Upright rows
DB Bicep curls
Lat pull downs
Bent over lateral raises
Standing DB W-Military
Crunches 3×15 slow
Barbell bicep curls
Knee Ups- to front and sides

Focus, Focus, Focus and Do what you need to DO!



It’s working!! top of the hour cues!!

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Mon, 2012/02/20 – 10:52am — BuffMother

The task for today is working “Use the top of each hour as a cue to keep asking yourself “what do I need to do right now”… to progress towards my short-term and LONG TERM Goals!”…I’m staying focused, keeping my kitchen clean and getting stuff done!


Yesterday was a great day off…I worked outside clearing some brush, burning some brush and found that my tulip bulbs that I planted last fall are sprouting.  I had planted them upside down and thought they wouldn’t work, but at least some of them found their way to the surface :garden:

The twins and I also practiced some softball…they are total beginners and it’ll be fun to see how they progress this season.  Gracie did really well at her try out, but the poor girl got hit in the shin with a grounder!  She’s convinced she does NOT want to play anymore, which is really too bad!!!

I missed my second leg workout last week, so that’s on tap for me and my workout buddy, Gunner, today!  Everyone is healthy here finally and I am feeling excited for the spring.  I can feel MARCH coming.

March 1 I’m headed to Keystone for a ski trip…I’m thinking I need to prep for that a bit this week.  I need to be sure I have clothes and a body that can endure the altitude, cold and crazy muscles involved. I’m also going to go tanning and get my hair done this week….I feel the need to primp a bit!

I spent a bit of time this morning looking at my last set of progress pictures.  They were on December 5th…it was a couple weeks after I had been sick for a month.

Here’s one of them:

I think I’m looking a bit leaner since then, but I do need to take a set of pictures to compare.  I’ll plan to do that this Saturday.

We’ll the TOP of the hour is coming again– time to refocus and stay productive!!

Have a super day!!


Friendly Friday & Weekly Q! (S6 day 5)

It’s Day 5!!  Workout assignment for today is the same as Tuesday- LEGs!!
Here’s a link to Day 2 for the workouts:


Hey, hey, HEY!! IT’S FRIENDLY FRIDAY~ So let’s strive to be extra friendly today:

  • Smile more and make eye contact with people…it’s OKAY!
  • Say HI to everyone you cross paths with
  • Break the ice, introduce yourself; be conversational
  • Lend a Helping HAND; open doors; offer to help carry something for someone, etc….
  • Comment on a Friend’s Blog
  • Comment on a STRANGER’s Blog
  • Send some e-mails or private message
  • Send some letters or Thank You cards or B-day cards, etc…
  • Send some flowers~or balloons~ or fruit~ or candy (toffee?)
  • Call a friend, acquaintance, family member or even and ENEMY, lol!
  • Text someone!

Just STRIVE to be EXTRA Friendly today!!!  And HAVE FUN with it!!! You will be rewarded for planting those “energy seeds”

And…. let’s get friendly by getting to know each other a bit through my “Weekly Question” series… Please participate. If you have any thoughts, a reaction, input or ANSWERS to our “question of the week” please comment…. the more involvement the better friends we become.

This Week’s “Weekly Question”:

Who’s your BEST friend? Why? What do you do together?

My Answer:

My best friend is hands down my husband. No friend of mine has ever been even close to THE BEST compared to him. We are so compatible in every way! WE think alike about almost every topic -Religion, Politics, Money, Business, Family, Values, etc…. WE also LAUGH at the same stupid things. Our all time favorite movie is “Dumb and Dumber” …we’ve watched that movie together at least 6 times and laugh harder each TIME!! Travis and I “DO” a lot together~ We talk a lot, work together, workout together, sleep together, watch sports together, play together, eat together… basically we do almost everything together!! I love my best friend!!

Who’s your BEST friend? Why? What do you do together?


Your Friend,


p.s.Here are some fun articles about best friends

How to be a GREAT best friend-

Best friend QUOTES-

2 better days of eating

HEY!! My confession to you worked! I’ve now had 2 better days of eating…I’ve been eating my P’s and G’s …along with my 3 fats,  4 boosting  carbs and a daily treat 🙂  I’ve been doing GREAT!

Tonight Travis and I got in a good chest workout:

Chest press
Hammer Strength Bench
knee ups
lower back extensions
Roman chair knee ups

Just now I finished eating my post workout meal of chicken cashew stir fry with brown rice- VERY GOOD!!

It’s been dark and RAINY here all day~ But I’ve been actively working on my PMA!  I listened to a message about the “Garden of our Mind”…so I’ve been weeding all day Gardening  AND  it’s been working!! Amazing since it’s cycle day 23 (one of my worst days)!  God is so good!!

Gotta go for now~See ya tomorrow!!



Joyous June!

HEY ALL!! June is here and I LOVE IT!!  June has to be my favoirite month- it’s full of  FUN and excitement!!!  June is JOYOUS!!

That’s why I’ve decided to make “Joyous June” my daily blogging theme for this month.

Joyous is a descriptive word that personifies happiness!! Joy is a wonderful emotion!!  Some of it’s shynonyms include: blessed, blithe, cheerful, delighted, ecstatic, exuberant, festive, glad, gleeful, heartwarming, jocular, jolly, joyful, jubilant, merry, mirthful, pleased, spirited, upbeat, vigorous, wonderful

June goals:

Finish SX70 Strong!! 2 weeks to go!! then it’s my Birthday
Stay HAPPY!! HEALTH and HORNEY! LOL!! SEX is on the mind!!
R&R in AZ with my sissy- NO PRESSURE!!  Sun Pool, LAUGHING, reading, relaxing and working out-all fun stuff!
Have fun with my kids the last week of school- Field days!!
Celebrate the success of our Competition TEAMS’s Success and the SEXY in 70 entrantants!! WHOOHOO!!

I’ve gotta go get a few NEW things posted for the SX70 contest!! It’s our final PHASE~ PHASE 5!!!  TIME TO KICK IT!!

your JOYOUS Friend,



SX70- Halfway Done Report!

Halfway Done Report- Time

Congrats!! You made it to the halfway point!!! Now it’s time to refocus- dig deep and continue on towards the finish!!!

How are you doing?

Do you feel any different?

Are you seeing results?
What obstacles are you facing? (what are the SOLUTIONS?)

Are you still on fire and focused?…If not take a bit of time to look back at your journal. GET the fire again!!!
REFOCUS~ set some new goals, adjust you plan if needed, etc. You can do this!!! Just keep believing!These next few weeks you need to be RELENTLESS!

RELENTLESS is an awesome word!!!
I love the energy it brings, the determination, the fire, the enthusiasm!!!

One of’s definitions:
relentless- adjective
without pity; not allowing anything to keep one from what one is doing or trying to do
Example: The police fight a relentless battle against crime.

Some synonyms associated with Relentless include:
persistent, importunate, unyielding, inexorable, unremitting, ruthless, insistent, constant, determined, continual, steadfast, firm, uncompromising, obstinate, adamant, unrelenting, persevering, resolute, adamant, unrelenting, assiduous, interminable, incessant, unrelieved, obdurate, unbending, unwavering, stubborn, harsh, pushy, fixed, resolute, inflexible, lasting, enduring, unshakable

What does RELENTLESS mean to you?

Let’s be relentless and get some great results over the final 5 weeks of the “SEXY in 70” contest!!! :yay:

HEY~it’s Week #6! and we are now at the “half way” point in the contest!! Can you believe it…it’s
time to KICK IT IN!!!



~~ 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!!