Welcome to the 1st day of our challenge! I hope you guys are just excited as I am. I want to 1st give you All kudos for the last challenge. The top 3 biggest weight loss achievers were Sha-Kia with a 10 pounds loss, Jasmine with an 8 pound loss and 3rd place was Niecee with a 7 pound loss. Congrats to you and everyone else with the progress you made during the last challenge. I encourage each of you to do your best to be consistent with eating clean (No processed food), getting in 5 days of exercise and getting at least 6-8 hours of sleep daily. If you are going to eat starches (pasta, bread, rice or potatoes) make sure it is whole wheat, whole grain or brown. The bulk of your meals and snacks should include lean meats, vegetables and fruit. If you are going to have a starch try to limit it to once per day and let the serving size be no more than ½ cup to 1 cup max. You are free to eat nuts(preferably almonds) and beans as well. Please don’t forget to download the MyFitnessPal app and track your food and exercise in it daily. Remember do not eat the calories you have earned through exercise! Tomorrow will be what I call knowledge sharing Tuesday. It’s where we all will share any tips, meal ideas, website links or anything you think would help us all out on our journey. Feel free to post motivational pictures, quotes etc that you feel will help motivate us. We are in this together and I am so blessed to be a part of your journey to wellness!