Well, I guess all my "go, go, go" caught up with me a bit! I'm now a tiny bit sick~ way better than last night though! Hope that was the worst of it! I'm not the only person sick-- my lifting buddy is home again today with the same thing, but worse. He's got a horrible fever! Poor boy!
Anyhow, life goes on and I'm getting things done today-- my plan is to get some sun and a run in today.
The BIG News from yesterday is that my new www.BuffMother.com is up!! YAY!! It's really fun to see it up~ despite some work left to be done on it. AND my email was down yesterday totally-- so if you sent me an email I didn't get it :)
Okay, today's "work" is to get some more of my site working and send out an email blast for the new contest!! The link I'd like to have used for sign up is on my site www.buffmother.com/free-contests/
Please share with your friends!! We want as many women as possible to join us!!
I'm here to report that my "Buffing Phase" is going quite nicely this month~ Yay!! I'm on track to be at a good solid 125 for the Warrior Dash race in 3 weeks!!
The past 2 days I've weighed in at 127!!! And the cool thing is I'm at my "ovulation" time too~ NICE!! It's so nice to finally see the scale go down after months of being rather STUCK at 130!!
I attribute my success to a few things:
- SPRING TIME!! I have so much energy when it's warmer out- I'm more active and I'm outside so much more
- SQUATS!! I am back to doing REAL squats and deadlifts--the smith version just isn't the same!! I'm STOKING my fat furnaces!!
- SKIMPING on my CARB intake...I'm finally keeping my carbs under control! Eating less than 4 servings a day and upping my protein intake!
- SUPPLEMENTS~ consistentcy with supplements--Multi, Calcium, HT Pills, Fish Oil, Joint, Addrenal, NO2 and I've gone off of Creatine for a bit.
- SPINACH, salads and other greens-- I've been eating my greens!
- SUPER focus on increasing my AEROBIC fitness-- this helps your body build more mitochondria which helps a person burn fat!
Yesterday I had all intentions of going on a run, but I got sucked into working on the computer all day and then had to get ready to go to town. I hopped into the shower and it dawned on me that I totally gapped out about going for my run! OH Well...I had worked out 4 days in a row, so a day off must have been needed.
A run is on tap for today and then some OUTSIDE work on my farm.
Have a good one!!
OH Man!! Was I BEAT after yesterday...Thank GOD I don't have to go anywhere beside the gym today!! I am enjoying the laid back quality of today. Just me and my computer for a bit!
My day yesterday went well, but I didn't get in my upper body workout. I did get my run done and stayed active most of my day with moving junk and MOWING! I just wanted to get around the house a bit, but the Crazy mower was getting bogged down constantly- I had to clean it out and restart it over and over again! I can't wait to get a riding one~ just have to get HUBBY to pull the trigger on it. It's gonna be "his" deal, not mine, lol!
Anyway, the kids are good-- they have had benchmark testing all week. So NO HOMEWORK!!! YAY!! Silly Layla has lost her glasses AGAIN-- If they don't turn up today, I will have to get a new pair ordered ASAP. She has really bad vision in one of her eyes-- a muscle problem- so she's supposed to "patch" her good eye in order to make the bad eye work. Without glasses her good eye takes over even more-- so...I must get her a pair.
The AC guy was supposed to come this morning---- I guess that's not gonna happen being that it's past noon already. I just hope they don't decide to show up right at my "gym time". -my downstairs AC isn't working quite right-- part of the time it doesn't blow air thru the vents??
If you are still reading this, congrats, lol!! Blah, blah, blah--- time to eat!
Talk to you later babes!!
I have a sore booty today-- "happy dance" ...YIPPIE!!
My workout yesterday was Squats, Deadlifts, Knee Extensions and Lunges! I spent the day in at my "old" house- working on getting things out of the attic and shed, organizing, packing, mowing the lawn and uprooted about 20 more baby tress from my planter to transplant to our farm.
Today my to do list is crazy full again and I've already gottent the trash out, done the dishes and made breakfeast :
- Get Cuji into groomers
- Meet with the painter for an estimate
- Get truck tires aligned
- Coaching call with a client
- Workout- run (from and to the tire place so that I don't have to sit there an WAIT!) and lift upper body
- Plus, get to work on the 4 training programs I have to write this week!
Busy, busy, but GREAT!!
Hope your booty is sore like mine, lol!!
The NEW Team BuffMother contest will be starting on April 23rd.... The main place that the contest info will be promoted is on my blog on www.buffmother.com I'll be sending out more info this week- I've decided it will be a 7 week contest-- The first week will be about "getting ready" and the remaining 6 will be all about kicking tail!!
Any ideas on what to call it??
Yesterday was great...I spent the whole day with my Buddy TRAVIS!! I got dolled up-- Here's a couple pics:
and then We went shopping (for him), had a steak lunch and then come home to build a fire.
Travis started the fire with his "Flame Thrower"
The kids are STOKED for EASTER tomorrow-- and I am too...just have to go buy the basket stuffers today.
It's rainy here--which is fine, cuz I have work to complete on the computer-- so I'll see you later!!
Have a Wonderful Easter EVE!
Sorry I missed posting yesterday here in the rally room...I had another busy day. I wonder sometimes if I'm "manic", LOL! I go like a mad woman for a couple days and now today it's almost noon and I'm still in my bathrobe?? HA! :hehe: Actually, I am so very, very thankful I have a handsome "Sugar Daddy" who works his tail off so I can "PLAY" with my own business, on my farm and as a stay at home mom! God has really blessed me! I am at a wonderful place in life and expect it to continue FOREVER!!
Yesterday, I got my SQUAT on! It's been a couple months since I've done free bar squats. My new gym doesn't have a squat rack- only a smith machine. My squat rack is still at my old house-- Here's a picture I snapped after I squatted and while I was doing dead lifts....and YES, that's the CUTEST puppy in the world there with me!
All together the leg workout included:
7 sets squats- 45, 95, 95, 115 x4 sets
5 sets knee extensions- 2 super high rep sets single legs x45#, 3 sets with 90 pounds
5 sets dead lifts- 45, 95x10-20 reps
3 sets of mule kick/jumps- from Zuzuka Light's workout
about 100 side jump lunges broken into 2 sets
1 set sumo pushups with a row/twist at top
Hip rotations- standing in a lung position rotating hips like a dancer, sort of... I need to video this! 2sets of 10
one set knee ups for abs
My workout on Monday went great too-- Gunner and I lifted chest hard and heavy-- my high set was 135x2 reps (didn't trust him to spot me)
and I ran on the treadmill afterward. even minute intervals 7 for my easy 9 for my hard-- during 2 hard mins I did 30 sec at 9; 30 sec at 10. The incline was at 2 most the time, but I did up it to 2.5 for about 4-5 mins. During the 20 mins (including warm up and cool down) ...I covered 2.5 miles.
Today is running day again... I guess I need to hit the trail and do hills?? I'll also be lifting back with Gunner at 3...
I should be up for it mentally and physically-- it's cycle day 3 for me today....feeling that buffing mojo coming soon!! I love BUFFING!!
In other news....
Once I get my updated site up and running, I'll announce the new contest-- hoping for that this week!! Here's a peek at it under construction--http://buffmother.mockingbirdcreative.com/
The new site for now is just the exterior portion for now, but we are going to be transitioning the rally room to a similar format within the next month or 2-- it's gonna be a process, but it'll be worth the pain as it'll enable us to grow bigger and for us to communicate easier in the long run!
I had a little conversation about "insanity" on facebook-- thought I'd share-- Keep in mind I have NOT done the workouts, but I KNOW They are INTENSE and very HARD!!
"All-OUT April!!" Is ON!!...I am going all out on my running this month~ prepping for my first 5k race in 10 years~ eeekk!!! What's your fitness goal for this month?
Let me catch you up on the past 3 days:
Friday I worked out like a banshee...I had 30 mins and I got in a killer HEAVY upper body lifting workout during that time-- I even threw in some abs.
Then, I came home did a Zuzuka workout-- ZWOW #11... I had a hard time mastering the mule kicks...but I think by the end of the 10 mins I figured them out-- it's fun to try new exercises!!
and then I Saw a couple long lost friends in the mirror..Ms Hammie and Miss ITband! My running legs are coming back!!
Right after this picture on Friday, I went for a great 5k (3.1 mile run) of intervals outside.
THEN I strapped on my boots, put on my pants and hat--and got my FIRE ON!! Here's a picture of our fire that we built Friday night at the base of TWINS Falls...there was a bunch of old wood that had washed down the gully-- Travis and I lit it up and a BLAST doing it!
Saturday, was another busy, active day--without and official workout. I was SORE from my workouts on Friday + Tired from staying up so late on Friday night. Somehow I found the energy to run errands, bring Gunner to a friend's house, and I dug up about 20 little yearling trees from my old house to bring out to the farm.
On Sunday, I worked in my garden. While I was out there, I got SCARED to death by this big BLACK snake. When Travis heard me scream he knew it was a snake and came to my aid in killing it. He held it down with the rake and I cut it's head with the clipper you see on the ground. NASTY Thing! Black snakes are not dangerous to humans, but I don't like having this big one around to scare me or the girls. I'm sure there are plenty more out there to help keep the rodent population under control, lol!
Anyhow, even after seeing the snake the girls decided to go down to the creek. I bought them all new boots to wear on their journey. Arn't they CUTIES?!
I'm almost done planting my garden-- got some seeds left to plant. AND I have a bunch more trees to transplant from town....I'll be keeping busy outside for a while...I LOVE IT!
I had tentatively planned to do a hill run yesterday, but opted out of it. I'll be getting my run in today instead. It's actually been working great for me to run M, W, F each week.
Well, I have a "to do" list to attack!! Have a great MONDAY!!
p.s. The 21 day kick the habit winners are announced : http://therallyroom.com/node/52256
My wednesday was spent on the MOVE-- working hard on mowing, fertilizing, weeding, moving, cleaning, sorting, and then RUNNING!! I am very proud of myself for getting in my second run of the week.
Today I was down to 128.6...the first time I've seen 128 in a few weeks, YAY!! Staying active works and running works! Now if I can keep losing a pound a week for April, I'll be very happy to have my weight come in at about 125 for the WArrior DASH! It's so much easier to run a bit lighter!!
Tuesday- I didn't get a leg workout in, instead Gunner and I played tennis. So Legs are on tap for today!
I have to go unload my van, get some boxes unpacked and eat lunch so I'm fueld for my workout at 3!
Keep working hard!!
p.s. my plan is for us to start a 10 week contest on th 9th or 16th...I'm just waiting for my new website to be finished prior to starting.
The Warrior Dash is less than 6 weeks away and I'm Running SCARED!! Scared of the race KILLING me! Literally I am SCARED of failing, feeling horrible in the race and dying of physical exhaustion, lol!!
I've been striving to get in my runs lately and feel like I am improving on them each time. At this point I've been consistently hitting it 3x's a week. Last night I ran 6 hills despite being so tempted to skip it all together...I am very happy that I did it, but my body is EXHAUSTED from them and the upper body lifting workout I did before it yesterday afternoon.
The weather has been so amazing since Saturday-- it's so energizing!! the kids have been out exploring on our land-- playing in the creek a bunch-- catching all sorts of tad poles, crawfish and butterflies. Here's TIA with a really beautiful butterfly on her arm-- simply amazing!!!
Anyhow- today I am in Bentonville at our old house--working on a BIG "to do" list that needs to be done so we can get finished with this move/leasing process. I certainly hope that by mid April we'll have it DONE!!
Gotta go for now~ I'll check back in with you tonight after my workout! Legs are on tap-- if you want some inspiration for a leg workout, check out this old blog post of mine-- http://blog.buffmother.com/206
Have a productive day!!
It's interesting how life progresses....It's always a battle to stay balanced through each "SEASON". Weather seasons last just 3 months but life seasons last odd amounts of time and seem to change without warning--I'm not sure I like that? My life seasons seem to last anywhere from 1 to 3 years--and most certainly contain some "Indian summers" within each one, lol!!
Most recently in 2011 I went through a season of Transition-- (spring)
Prior to that in 2009-2010 I went through a season of change, rest and challenge--(fall/winter).
Previous to that in 2005-2008 I went through an excited, dream filled, productive, growth, season... (summer)
And previous to that, well....I can't remember! I was in the throws of FULL-ON MOTHERHOOD, lol!! 2001-2004 were my crazy busy momma years! (fall/winter)
Looking forward...It only makes sense that it's time to revisit the "Excited Dream Filled Productive Growing Season", another SUMMER of my life!! ...BUT FIRST I must go through a SPRING....
Spring time is about Planting, prepping, preparing, fertilizing, pollinating, WORKING! It's about laying the foundation for a productive GROWTH season-- It's about putting in the work needed to make harvest time plentiful!
What to do I need to do in EACH area of my personhoood to have the best spring possible??
Mind- DREAM about each seed planted...PLAN for the outcome I desire...PREPARE with a mindset that will allow no other outcome than success...Stay positive throughout any challenges that could through my harvest plans off target...Take a flexible, yet diligent mindset to every task at hand.
Body- work it, feed it, rest it properly so that each day will be productive...Once harvest time comes I want to have the physical energy to enjoy it! I am living for the long haul...I won't overtax my system and over burden myself-- I will slow down the pace enough to smell the flowers! Each day will be a physical triumph-- my body was made for the labor in front of me this SPRING and each season to come!!
Spirit- I will press into the deep reason behind my existence-- what is my purpose? What is the ULTIMATE GOAL of my labors? I am meant to love and show love to others. Every thought in my mind and each physical act should reflect the love I have been given by GOD for others. I can't control if others accept that love, but I can live through that SPIRIT!
A HUGE part of my season right now is teaching my children. My 12 year old son and my 10 & 9 year old daughters need my guidance, instruction and TIME! When they were younger I was FORCED to give them time...now it's more MY CHOICE. I need to be ON PURPOSE about investing in them...I need to be self sacrificing and self less enough to realize this "SEASON" is a SPRING TIME in their life. What they learn NOW will reap a harvest later in my children's life-- it want it to be a GOOD harvest!
Teaching them about responsibility, pressing into their talents, working hard, finishing jobs, being a good friend, about their bodies, about the world, etc...It's my job, not the TV's or their friends or their school teacher's....The JOB is mine! Time to PLANT within them the seeds of Success!!
MY life is not only about my kids, nor do I think It'd be healthy if it was just about them. I look at my life in quadrants-- Like a pie-- 1/4 of it is about partner in life to my husband! EVERY portion of the PIE is owned by my GOD...He's the ruler over each piece. I have 100% confident that HE is good and will guide me the wisdom I need for each area of my life.
The tricky part of each season is to practice that wisdom and show to stay properly balanced in each area of life without staying "static" or just maintaining. The goal is to continually GROW weather it be Spring, Summer, Fall or even Winter! I'm thankful that I am in a "Spring" of my life...it'll make it that much easier to grow, enjoy, dream and produce!! I love it...SPRING IS HERE!!
Have you thought about what "season" of life you are in? Rest assured that what you do today will affect the length and outcome of not only this season, but those to come. I pray that no matter where you are at, you will press into being your best!! Keep BELIEVING that you can attain your DREAMS!!