Just today a client of mine sent me a link to a Dr. Gundry video, I like him 🙂 He’s a highly experienced cardiac doctor who has turned to functional medicine. He talks my talk: microbiome, gut bugs, dna, gentics, eating meat and greens, etc… One thing that he also talks a lot about is Lectins which he believes is the ROOT CAUSE of leaky gut and the horrible problems that is causes because of inflammation in the body. Like heart disease, auto immune diseases and diabetes to name a few. I’ve watched about 4 of his youtube videos today and am excited to see more and possibly read his new book “The Plant Paradox”. Check him out
My booty is so sore today from my workout, sheesh. The workout certainly worked! I did back, shoulders, biceps and abs today:
Shoulder press 40×10, 40×10 backwards, 60×10, 80×9
Rows 90×10, 105×10, 120×8, 110×10
Lat pulls 90×10, 105×10, 110×10
Leg Extensions- 110×10 + some toes in x2sets, 130×10 + 5 toes in
Wide cable lat pulls on knees 32.5each sidex10x3sets
paired with Posedown bicep curls 15×12, 20×8, 20×8, 15×10
Straight arm pull downs 40x10x2sets
Cable bicep curl 40x10x2sets
Upright row on cable 20×15
Adductions 60x10forward far+10 forward+10 sitting normal
Weighted ab machine 80×15, 90×10
I also trained a couple clients, so that’s always some extra activity 🙂
We finally got some of our Christmas decorations out yesterday, so I spent the afternoon clearing out the spot for our tree and organizing/cleaning up the mess it makes to decorate. Hoping to get the tree up tomorrow.
My eating this week has been horrible! I start the day off good but then have not been prepared and end up eating pizza or a mcdouble– sheesh! I have good food in the fridge, I just need to EAT IT!. Off to prep some food now 🙂
Today I got on my workouts right away– started wtih my AB Routine from “After Baby Abs” and took a follow along video for you!! If you do this workout 7 days a week for 7 weeks, you will have a transformed tummy!! Complete this circuit 2x’s
Hands on Hammie Sit ups -15 reps
Vacuums- 3 reps of 10 seconds
Knee Ups- 15 reps
Crunches- 15 reps
Ball Sit ups- 15 reps
CATS (and dogs)- 3 reps of 5 sec each position
+ Passive ABS!! Suck it in 24/7 and have good posture
I also did a coaching video for my “MAX RESULTS” online training group and a video promoting our next group that is starting April 24! You should join us!!
The rest of my workout included today’s ab challenge the COKE, I did 3 rounds of it, plus bench, dips and stretching for my splits.
Now it’s time to chill as I have an afternoon date with the hubby!!
Thursdays are notoriously the most “tired” day of the week for my clients and myself – that’s why we call it: ” TIRED THURSDAY” ; Thursday is one of the hardest days of the week PERIOD!
But not just the day of the week alone causes all fatigue…For example, TODAY I figured out that my tiredness was due to 3 key factors beside it being THURSDAY:
I got up earlier yeseterday, worked out early, was “going” all day and didn’t get to bed until late last night!
I took an allergy pill with Ephedra in it yesterday, PLUS an allergy pill at bedtime— that wipes me out the next day!
I also hadn’t been feeling so good. I’ve had a bit of a cold since last week and now it’s kinda lingering with gunk in my lungs and nose. Makes it hard to sleep and just makes me extra tired.
What should you do when you have a super TIRED day like I experienced??
Well, you could take a nap or ADJUST, I adjusted:
Instead of a “real” workout, I went for a walk with a good friend of mine.
Don’t be afraid to listen to your body a bit, adjust your workout if you need to, because you do need rest in order to REBUILD your body.
Remember it’s never too late to get BUFF, but at times it can be TOUGH!!!!
Keep focused on the positive and BELIEVE that you can attain your BEST body, life and legacy!!!
Today’s workout suggestion:
Day 4- Thursday-Repeat Day 1″s workout=
UPPER BODY-Circuit-do all exercises upper body in the order as listed;repeat the circuit 3 times. #1 then immediately #2 then immediately #3 etc…then the entire series again for 3 rounds* 3 sets of each exercise total
#1-Chest press or Push ups regular or on knees
3 sets total* to failure
#2-Rows-machine or bent over holding dumbbells
3 sets of 10 reps
#3-Tricep machine or Chair dips-for triceps
3 sets of 10 reps each
#4-shoulder press machine or DB Shoulder Press
3 sets of 10 reps
#5-Bicep machine curls or DB Bicep Curl
lbs.3 sets total of 10 reps
#6-Cable tricep push downs or Tricep extension
3 sets of 10 reps
#7-Standing Lateral/Side shoulder Raises (flies) with DB’s
3 sets of 10 repsThen Intervals:
BuffMother Intervals S6 Phase 1:
20 min is always the goal
5 min. warm up -WALK
1 min. hard- JOG
2 min. easy-WALK
1 min. hard -JOG
2 min. easy- WALK
1 min. hard-JOG
2 min. easy-WALK
1 min. hard-JOG
5 min. cool down
This is 20 min total: 4 hard min. total *If you don’t feel exhausted by the end, increase the intensity of all hard and easy min. ABS-
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ABS–CPTME….SIMPLE 7 for 7 – REFER to my book “AFTER BABY ABS” for an explanation of these exercises and terms
SSS Week #5 Mini Challenge- Workout With Someone!!
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!!!
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!!
I’ve had a ton of requests for more workout videos demonstrating an actual workout for an experienced level lifter who is in their BOOSTING phase. The Boosting phase is all about lifting HEAVY with good recovery between sets. The goal is to take about 2 minutes between each set.
SSS Week #3 Mini Challenge- 100 lunges a day!! Your mini challenge if you choose to accept it is to do 100 lunges each day this week!! That’s 100 total, so 50 each leg.
This week’s mini-challenge is one of MY FAVORITES!! To do 100 lunges a day takes mental and physical determination~ BUT I know you can do it!!!!
the way I approach the lunges are to use a VARIETY of types of lunges and to not get over zealous the first few days of the week Most days I will opt to do just body weight lunges, but on my leg days I’ll add weight for sure.
On leg days- I HIT my lunges hard with WEIGHTS
Weighted walking ones- weight on back or holding DB’s
Super booty smith lunges
On non-leg days – I do body weight lunges mostly of the walking or stationary ones.
Smith Lunges (alternating starting leg)
Bent over leg curls
Keep up the GREAT focus,
As for my workout, I Got it done, despite…feeling like I was a big weakling. I have a photoshoot tomorrow and I typically deplete myself for shoots because I like looking ripped and small…since we all know the camera adds 15 pounds
Here is my measly workout:
warm up 13 mins r-bike
Hammer bicep curls
45×8…I hate bicep curls!
in front 45×10
Barbell bicep curls
lower back extensions 2×12
knee ups on roman chair 25
knee ups on bench 30
80x10x2 full extension
90×10 super squeeze at end
13 mins on elliptical- high resistance focus on glutes – only 2 hard intervals in there. Ran out of time
I still have my 100 lunges to do today~ I will get them done, just not right now, lol!
Have a super Thurs night~~
Well, I did legs today~ boy I love a good leg workout….My favorite workouts used to be chest, but these last few months~ LEGS totally rule my world.
I love working legs (and BOOTY) because of the RESULTS!! The positive changes I’ve seen in my legs over the last 2 months are UNREAL!!! The time while I was training for my 800m race, I couldn’t lift much with my legs for about 2 months and it ended up showing…don’t get me wrong, my legs looked great, worked great and felt strong…but they were different than they were prior to slacking off from my workouts. Now from LIFTING HEAVY and close to twice every week, I have less cellulite, less fat, more shape to my booty,etc….now than 2 months ago and I am SO EXITED!!!!
I only had an hour so I did the MOST important moves~
5 min warm up elliptical
60#x30 steps…some extra BIIIIIIIG
Seated calf raises
135×10 stiffer legs
135×10 more bend in knee- romainian
Kneeling leg curl
180×20- super booty squeeze
Calves betweens sets
70x10x4 on step
Leg ups on R-chair
Booty back extensions
In our Fab Abs Challenge we are going to be enjoying some nice 6 packs of Lacroix, coke,pepsi, mug,7up and my favorite BudLt!Today’s 6pack ab workout is theLACROIX:
“6 pack of LACROIX” repeat this circuit 2 timesL= Leg raises: 7each leg
A= Around the worlds: 7 each direction
C= Crunches (feet on floor): 14 reps
R= Reverse crunches: 14 reps
0= Oblique Twists: 7 each direction
I= Incline Bicycles: 14 reps
X= X leg raises: 14 reps
Your Day #3 TT Challenge is to do the LaCroix ab workout and comment/like on the YOU TUBE video pretty please
Keep it tight, Michelle
The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!
Passive Abs- 24/7, posture, tummy-in
Sit ups- hands on hammies x15 reps focus on Crunch
Vacuums!! 10- 10 seconds daily these work Transverse
Knee ups- 15 reps focus on Eccentric
Traditional AB crunch- 15 reps focus on Crunch
Ball Crunches- 15 reps full extensions focus on Eccentric motion
Cats/Dogs-3 reps of 5 counts each position Transverse
I know you can regain your beautiful tummy, after babies and even after years of neglect— just use the info and put in the work!!