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Holy Cow, time flies!!

Can you believe it!!

We are on the start of week #4 in our Summer Slim Down challenge!

http://www.teambuffmother.com/…mer-slim-down-week-4

As you may notice the focus is to AMP up the intensity on your ab work this week!

My POA is as follows:

(some of this may be adjusted as I’m traveling a lot this week)

Phase 5 Boosting

Monday – Back/Shoulders/Bi’s, ABS

Tuesday – Chest/tri, Intervals

Wednesday – Lift Lower Body, ABS

Thursday – Back/Shoulders/Bi’s, ABS

Friday – Chest/tri, Intervals

Saturday – Lift Lower Body, ABS

Sunday – off!

CHEST
Bench Press or Chest Press lbs.
4×10,6,6,6 reps.
Incline Chest Press lbs.
4×8,6,6,6 reps.
Cable Flys or Incline Flys lbs.
3×6 reps.
Chest Dips or push ups lbs.
2xfailure reps.
Barbell Tricep Extensions lbs.
3×6 reps.
Kick backs lbs.
3×6-8 reps.
Daily CORE- during rest between higher rep sets or post intervals
BACK
Pull ups- assisted lbs.
2xfailure reps.
Lat Pulls or Hammer Lat Pull lbs.
4×10,6,6,6 reps.
One arm DB lat rows lbs.
4×10,6,6,6 reps.
Rows or Hammer rows lbs.
3×6 reps.
Military Press or Dumbell Press lbs.
4×10,6,6,6 reps.
Upright rows lbs.
4×8,6,6,6 reps.
Lateral or Front Raises lbs.
3×6 reps.
Barbell Bicep Curls lbs.
3×6 reps.
Dumbell Hammer Curls lbs.
3×6 reps.
Daily CORE- during rest between higher rep sets or post intervals
LEGS
Squats lbs.
4×10,8,6,6 reps.
Butt Squats (squeeze) lbs.
4×10,8,6,4 reps.
Smith Lunges (think front leg) lbs.
3×8 reps
Knee Extensions lbs.
4×8,6,6,4 reps.
Leg Curls lbs.
4×8,6,6,4 reps.
Walking Lunges lbs.
2×15 reps.
Calf Raises lbs.
4×10,8,6,10 reps.
Daily CORE- during rest between higher rep sets or post intervals
Lower Back Extensions lbs.
3×15 reps.
Knee Ups lbs.
3×25 reps.
Crunches lbs.
3×15 reps.

Been having fun with the hubby during our “staycation” kinda sad it has to end so quick, but also VERY excited to go to Lincoln on Wednesday to meet our SSS2014 winner Dannielle plus hang with SUZI and meet up with nearly 50 other BuffMother’s on Thursday night!!

It’s going to be so much fun!!

Hope you have a fun week ahead too!!

Love,
Michelle

Too Many Kids Tuesday

I’m out numbered…there are 7 kids in my house and I’m the only adult!!  It was a very productive day…got my nails done even.

 

4 tips to SLIM DOWN!!
http://youtu.be/zaZPE3plpHU

 

Plus another video of 100 lunges~

http://youtu.be/yATY4chDNsU

 

Started my workout with 50+ lunges

 

Pull ups

6, 4+2negatives

Inverted underhand x10

Inverted over hand x10

Upright rows

15#db’x10

45barx10x3sets

 

Bent over rows
45×10, 65x6x2sets

Bicep curls

45×10, 65x5x2sets

 

40#KB bent over one arm lat rows x10x3sets

lateral raises

15’sx7

10’sx10

 

Standing DB militar25’sx10x3sets

Crunches, ab wheel, side crunches, knee ups

 

Curl machine 70×7

run intervals in treadmill…felt good

2 at 8.8 for 1:30

1 at 9.1…overall started slow but finished strong

finished with 50 final lunges
Time for me to go check on all these kids!!Have a great night!!-Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Blessed! (+ halfway report)

 

Hey Ya! Hope ya’ll are having a great week like I’m having!! Seriously GOD is good!! He’s been opening BIG doors for me like crazy recently.  I’m so very blessed!!

 

HT Book~ Foundation #3: Believe

 

Wednesday was full of excitement and fun!!  My tummy was finally feeling more normal, thanks for your prayers!!

 

I met up with  Lylna Thao for the AWESOME an jujitsu lesson yesterday~ I had so much fun learning some new sweeps, escapes and mounts with my partner in crime Emily McArthur!! LOVE these Ladies!! I do plan on taking more lessons as it fits into my life, plus attending your women’s boxing at 6:30pm class in Rogers on Tues and Thurs very soon!! — with Lylna Thao and Emily McArthur.

Went shopping for food after wards and then came home to workout and take my Bikni day 3 pics:

Then last night I got in my 3rd lifting workout for the week.   Back/Shoulders/Biceps with some abs

 

I’ll try to recall it from memory: Warm up: Bike 6 mins and DB Lat rows 35#x10

 

Pull ups

One set inverted One set of 6 NEGATIVES, HOLY WOW!!

One set of inverted

paired with upright rows 15#DB’sx10 45#curl bar x10 x2sets

 

Bent over rows 55#x10x3sets paired with bicep curls 55#x8reps

 

KB bent over lat rows

40#x10x3sets paired with lateral raises 15’Sx8x3sets

 

Standing BB Military press

45×10 65x8x2sets

paired with bicep curls

65x8x2sets

 

also did a set of snatches and shrugs.

 

 

Today, I weighed 131 but my DH didn’t believe it, HE thinks I look really thin and ripped!!  Nice to know that my composition is changing,  the workouts DO pay off!!

 

I WILL get in my run– maybe outside?? I’ll have to see how warm it feels out there.  Also, chest, triceps and abs are on tap too!!

 

How are you doing?

I am very pleased with my energy levels, drive and focus when it comes to getting in my workouts NOW.  It was tough the first few weeks due to being busy and having the tummy flu…but I feel like it’s really coming together this week!!

 

Do you feel any different?

YES!  I can feel/see progress in both my mojo,  body compostion, strength and fitness levels!! Typically I see this happen almost every FEBRUARY as the days get longer and temps warm up.  I can’t wait to see how much energy I get in MARCH!!

 

 

Are you seeing results?

Yes mainly in more consistent energy levels.  More muscle definition and in my aerobic fitness!  The scale has not been moving down as much as I’d like, but I KNOW that number is relative and would be moving down if I could keep my diet a bit tighter!

 

What obstacles are you facing?

Diet issues!

I’ve been struggling with food choices and frustration over my food sensitivities.  I feel like I have to “pick my battles” in regards to what is worse– eating some items that I’m sensitive to or just not eating at all?

And…Hip/pelvic pain flare up~ not sure what’s going on here? but I think it may have just been some of the flu symptoms?? It’s been better the past couple days

 

Are you still on fire/focused?

Yes, my focus is better now than at the start of the contest!!

 

What does relentless mean to you?

never quitting! I’m in this for the long haul and am not afraid to lead by example in that belief!

 

Hope you are feeling BLESSED today!!

Love,

Michelle

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

www.BuffMother.com

Halfway Point: Fresh Start

I took the 2 weekend days OFF of official workouts.  Today is a fresh start…

Here’s my plan of attack (a modification of the workout listed in the SSS week #6 post)

Monday and Thurs:

Chest/Triceps and intervals plus 20 mins extra cardio

CHEST, TRICEPS

Paired circuit #1- Chest Press or Bench Press 3×6-8 Tricep Extensions 3×6-8

Paired circuit #2- Incline DB flys 3×6-8 Tricep bench dips 3xfailure

Paired circuit #3- Flat bench flys 3xfailure (10 rep range) Tricep kickbacks 3xfailure (10 rep range)

Paired circuit #4- Knee Ups-to failure 2-3 sets Crunches 3×15 slow

INTERVALS: see Tuesday for interval format~ opt for NON-impact type (elliptical, bike, stairmaster, etc) +20 mins additional steady cardio after intervals…move to another mode if bored

 

Tues and Friday:

Legs, Abs and 20 min cardio

LEGS

Paired circuit #1- Squats 4×6-8 Calf raises 4×6-8 2 sets toes in, 2 sets toes out

Paired circuit #2- Plie Butt Squats 3×8-10 Walking Lunges 3×15

Paired circuit #3- Knee Extensions- toes out a tish 4×6-8 Leg Curls 4×6-8 Paired circuit #4- Dead Lifts 2-3×8 Laying side leg lifts 2-3×25

Paired circuit #5-ABS~ Knee Ups- to front and sides Lower Back Extensions

20 min cardio- example: walking on incline on Treadmill

And some more abs~

Paired circuit #6- hands on hammies sit ups -2 sets to fail knee ups on roman chair-2 sets to fail

 

Wednesday and Saturday:

Back/Sh/Biceps and Intervals

BACK, BICEPS, SHOULDERS

Paired circuit #1- Pull-ups (negatives 5sec) 3×6-8 Upright rows 3×8-10

Paired circuit #2- Rows 3×6-8 DB Bicep curls 3×6-8

Paired circuit #3- Lat pull downs 3×6-8 one arm at a time lateral raises 3×6-8

Paired circuit #4- Standing DB Military 3xfailure (10 rep range) Crunches 3×15 slow

Paired circuit #5- ez bar bicep curls 3×5-6 Knee Ups- to front and sides

Intervals-immediately after lifting- running on treadmill @2%incline 3 min. warm up 1 min. hard 1 min. easy 1 min. hard 1 min. easy 1 min. hard 1 min. easy 1 min. hard 1 min. easy 1 min. hard 1 min. easy 1 min. hard 1 min. easy 1 min. hard 4min. cool down This is 20 min total: 7 hard min. total

Sunday= OFF DAY.

 

Saturday, I kept busy outside I brush hogged and trimmed trees.

Then yesterday accidentally spent the day painting our chicken coop. I say accidentally because the painting started with a job to paint the new garbage bin, then my DD wanted to paint something.  I said what about the finishing the coop but we didn’t have enough paint to complete it so we “started over” with some better outdoor paint.  4 hours later we were finally done.  At least now it should weather better and we are more ready than ever to get some laying hens.

Part of the reason for the 2 off days this weekend is due to my hips bothering me.  My pelvis, lower back and sciatic were very achy/sore this weekend.  I am pretty sure it was a combo of ovulation and doing a too hard of a hills run on Friday the day after a very hard leg day.  It feels some better today, so hopefully a run this afternoon will be therapeutic and relatively pain free. I may need to get in for a massage soon– it really does help!

I’m excited but dreading this week’s bikini challenge.  I do feel like I’ve made progress in the first half of the SSS but not as much as I would have liked…Time to kick it in the final 5 weeks!!  I really do need to be better on my diet consistency.  I’m trying hard to keep items that my blood test showed I am sensitive to: gluten, dairy, sugar, peanuts/almonds and corn out of my diet.  Which means a lot of items are off limits! A few other items that I registered slightly allergic/sensitive to are chicken, turkey and lettuce/cabbage type veggies– those I’ll keep in in moderation, but I have noticed ill effects when I eat them.

One thing I’ve really been enjoying are eating raw carrots daily– they do me good!  I am also very proud that I’ve been drinking my coffee black for the past several days, A FIRST for me!

I realized yesterday that for the first time since SEPTEMBER I am not overbooked!  With no 90 day contest or MOVIE commitment, My time is once again my own…it’s a good feeling to not have external expectations and time investments placed on my shoulders!

I’m going to take this day to organize and accomplish some of the “To Do’s” that have been put on hold for months.  AHHHH it will feel good!!

Let’s have a great week #6!!

-Michelle

P.S. don’t forget to do your half way report this week and if you are up for it take a set of pics and stats too!!

“Get Buff”- Day 24

“Get Buff”- Day 24

Workout:

Day #24
Sprints!
Run 10 mins
4x100m sprints
run 4 mins

Time between Sprints= full recovery  2-5 mins

Sprints EXAMPLE-

Then last evening,  I had a good run~

I ran 2 times around my block- about a 10 min run (.7mi each block) rested (walked) for 1.5 mins Sprinted 100m- fire hydrant to fire hydrant on the street in front of my house rested (walked) for 2 mins- walked back to starting place Sprinted 100m rested (walked) for 2 mins

As an extra I ran 1 more time around the block (5mins)

**EXTRA!!**

Small shoulder workout:

DB Military, DB Upright rows, bent over lateral raises, font raises – 3×10 circuit

Today’s Diet focus:

No Dairy products

“Get Buff” – Day 14

“Get Buff”- Day 14

 

Workout:

Day #14
Sprints!
Run 10 mins
4x100m sprints
run 4 mins

Time between Sprints= full recovery  2-5 mins
Sprints EXAMPLE-
Then last evening,  I had a good run~
I ran 2 times around my block- about a 10 min run (.7mi each block) rested (walked) for 1.5 mins Sprinted 100m- fire hydrant to fire hydrant on the street in front of my house rested (walked) for 2 mins- walked back to starting place Sprinted 100m rested (walked) for 2 mins
As an extra I ran 1 more time around the block (5mins)

**EXTRA!!**

Small shoulder workout:
DB Militay, DB Upright rows, bent over lateral raises, font raises – 3×10 circuit

Today’s Diet focus:

No dairy

New Video Links

EXERCISE VIDEOS

Chest and Tricep Exercises:

 

Back, Shoulder and Bicep Exercises:

 

Legs and Butt Exercises:

 

Abs and Core Exercises:

 

Drills/Plyo/Stretching:

 

Intervals/Cardio:

 

Full Body/Upper/Lower

 

Coaching/Promo/Contest

 

SUPERSTAR SUCCESS

Diet and Cooking:

VLOG & FUN STUFF:

 

 

Video links

EXERCISE DEMOS~

Chest/Tri:
How to Bench Press by BuffMother
push up progression
Strecthing for bench press by BuffMother
Tricep kickbacks by BuffMother
Tricep push downs by BuffMother
Tricep bench dips by BuffMother
DB tricep extensions
Cable Flys
Bench Press

Back/Sh/Bi:
DB Lat Row
Cable Upright Rows by BuffMother
Seated Rows and Shoulder Press
Lateral Shoulder raise (cable) REAR VIEW
Lateral Shoulder raise (cable)
Cable Bicep Curls (posedown)
Lat Pulls

Legs/Butt:
Bulgarian or Single leg squat -no weight demo
Leg Curl
Froggy Leg Curl
barbell db dead lifts
ball leg curls
squat
Standard DB dead lifts
Starter style Walking lunges no weight
Walking lunges no weight
wide stance db dead lifts
BuffMother leg workout instruction (1 of 3)
BuffMother leg workout instruction (2of 3)
BuffMother leg workout instruction (3 of 3)
BuffMother! Butt Squats on Smith
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (butt emphasis)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (basic)
BuffMother Squats
Leg stretches

Abs/core:
knee ups on ottaman
decline sit ups
in gym core work.wmv
Ab Crunch- Isolation
STANDING ABS
Dancing- ab twist

Drills/Plyo/Intervals/Cardio:
High Knee progression plus butt kicks Running Drill
Paw the Ground Running Drill
Running High Knees Running Drill
Skip High Knee Paw ground RunDrill
Skipping High Knees Running Drill
Walking calves RunDrill
Walking High Knees Running Drill
Walking Shin RunDrill
BuffMother! Hip Flexor drill

Workouts:
Buffing workout buffing video re-done 11-21.wmv
boosting 8-08.wmv
workout demo
Beginner Upper body Buffing DB circuit
Lower body DB workout at home- circuit style
Home upper body workout circuit

Coaching and Promo
buffmother com – thanks for visiting site
It’s Friday!! end of contest week 1 – how working out keeps diet on track
SSS intro
Video Coaching
40 days Congrats
“Hormonal Timing” look inside
BuffMother’s webcam recorded Video – September 03, 2009,
After Baby Abs by BuffMother Book promotion
Best AB product available for FREE!!
GG BuffMother dot com
cycle day 7.wmv
cycle day 6.wmv
cycle day 5.wmv
cycle day 4.wmv
cycle day 3.wmv
cycle day 2.wmv
Posing suit and AB posing tips by BuffMother!
Back figure posing

VLOG

Hair Day before and after 9 17 09
New Computer Cam with KIDS vlog 9 16 09
BuffMother’s webcam recorded Video – September 03, 2009, 1
Goin’ Golfing!! Michelle Berger, BuffMother vlog 8-26
the “Video AGE”~ BuffMother, Michelle Berger Vlog 8-23
R Bike Laundry Housework Fitness by BuffMother
My son! Gunner running 40’s 7 3 09 part 1 of 2
My Birthday movie 0001
BuffMother! WINS a college 800M race

Goofing around
MJ tribute (Higher quality edit)
BuffMother! birthday shoot
BuffMother photoshoot dec ’05
5 11 06 bikini challenge before video
photo test2
running silly intro
Michelle Berger in yellow bikini BuffMother!
BuffMother Photoshoot red/white bikini
Michelle Berger BuffMother slideshow
Six weeks to sexy final.wmv
cycle day 7 what I wear dance.wmv
sexy dance cycle day 6.wmv
New outfit

How To Help: Shine in 49~ Day #7

EXERCISE DEMOS~

Chest/Tri:
How to Bench Press by BuffMother
push up progression
Strecthing for bench press by BuffMother
Tricep kickbacks by BuffMother
Tricep push downs by BuffMother
Tricep bench dips by BuffMother
DB tricep extensions
Cable Flys
Bench Press

Back/Sh/Bi
DB Lat Row
Cable Upright Rows by BuffMother
Seated Rows and Shoulder Press
Lateral Shoulder raise (cable) REAR VIEW
Lateral Shoulder raise (cable)
Cable Bicep Curls (posedown)
Lat Pulls

Legs/Butt:
Bulgarian or Single leg squat -no weight demo
Leg Curl
Froggy Leg Curl
barbell db dead lifts
ball leg curls
squat
Standard DB dead lifts
Starter style Walking lunges no weight
Walking lunges no weight
wide stance db dead lifts
BuffMother leg workout instruction (1 of 3)
BuffMother leg workout instruction (2of 3)
BuffMother leg workout instruction (3 of 3)
BuffMother! Butt Squats on Smith
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (butt emphasis)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (basic)
BuffMother Squats
Leg stretches

Abs/core
knee ups on ottaman
decline sit ups
in gym core work.wmv
Ab Crunch- Isolation
STANDING ABS
Dancing- ab twist

Drills/Plyo/Intervals/Cardio:
High Knee progression plus butt kicks Running Drill
Paw the Ground Running Drill
Running High Knees Running Drill
Skip High Knee Paw ground RunDrill
Skipping High Knees Running Drill
Walking calves RunDrill
Walking High Knees Running Drill
Walking Shin RunDrill
BuffMother! Hip Flexor drill

Workouts:
Buffing workout buffing video re-done 11-21.wmv
boosting 8-08.wmv
workout demo
Beginner Upper body Buffing DB circuit
Lower body DB workout at home- circuit style
Home upper body workout circuit

Coaching and Promo
buffmother com – thanks for visiting site
It’s Friday!! end of contest week 1 – how working out keeps diet on track
SSS intro
Video Coaching
40 days Congrats
“Hormonal Timing” look inside
BuffMother’s webcam recorded Video – September 03, 2009,
After Baby Abs by BuffMother Book promotion
Best AB product available for FREE!!
GG BuffMother dot com
cycle day 7.wmv
cycle day 6.wmv
cycle day 5.wmv
cycle day 4.wmv
cycle day 3.wmv
cycle day 2.wmv
Posing suit and AB posing tips by BuffMother!
Back figure posing

VLOG

Hair Day before and after 9 17 09
New Computer Cam with KIDS vlog 9 16 09
BuffMother’s webcam recorded Video – September 03, 2009, 1
Goin’ Golfing!! Michelle Berger, BuffMother vlog 8-26
the “Video AGE”~ BuffMother, Michelle Berger Vlog 8-23
R Bike Laundry Housework Fitness by BuffMother
My son! Gunner running 40’s 7 3 09 part 1 of 2
My Birthday movie 0001
BuffMother! WINS a college 800M race

Goofing around
Bob Likes boobies
MJ tribute (Higher quality edit)
BuffMother! birthday shoot
BuffMother photoshoot dec ’05
5 11 06 bikini challenge before video
photo test2
running silly intro
Michelle Berger in yellow bikini BuffMother!
BuffMother Photoshoot red/white bikini
Michelle Berger BuffMother slideshow
Six weeks to sexy final.wmv
cycle day 7 what I wear dance.wmv
sexy dance cycle day 6.wmv
New outfit

"Thin in 30"- Day 14

“Thin in 30”- Day 14

Workout:

Day #14
Sprints!
 
Run 10 mins
4x100m sprints
run 4 mins

Time between Sprints= full recovery  2-5 mins

Sprints EXAMPLE-

Then last evening,  I had a good run~

I ran 2 times around my block- about a 10 min run (.7mi each block)
rested (walked) for 1.5 mins
Sprinted 100m- fire hydrant to fire hydrant on the street in front of my house 🙂
rested (walked) for 2 mins- walked back to starting place
Sprinted 100m
rested (walked) for 2 mins

As an extra I ran 1 more time around the block (5mins)

**EXTRA!!**

Small shoulder workout:

DB Militay, DB Upright rows, bent over lateral raises, font raises – 3×10 circuit

Today’s Diet focus:

No dairy

Week #3 workouts attached for download!!

Thin in 30 – Week 3