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Happy Memorial Day!!!! Join me! — May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!!!! Join me!


Happy Memorial Day Monday Everyone! We have come to the end of another #30DayChallenge and I just want to thank you for your participation. I know many of you have stepped up to the plate during this challenge and I applaud you for your efforts and successes! I’m truly proud of each of you. Since today is a Holiday where there are plenty of cookouts I am going to end the challenge today. So feel free to eat hot dogs and burgers today with all the fixings!!! I have attached a link below that will give you tips on how to eat healthier even at a cookout so check it out and be inspired!

However I do have this huge request whatever you decide to do today take a moment to PRAY at 3pm for our nation, the leadership of our nation, those actively serving in our military and the families of those who have lost loved ones while serving in the military in war and/or in peace time. We are truly blessed as a nation to experience the liberties that many countries outside of the USA fail to enjoy. So let’s be thankful this Memorial Day. Let’s remember and honor those who gave their lives for the freedoms we so richly enjoy. The next 30 day challenge will begin next Monday June 2nd, 2014! Weigh yourself today and let me know how you did on this challenge. Love you bunches!!! Let’s get it!!!

Healthy Cookout Tips

Monica Hawthorne-Akerele
#EatClean #Exercise #30DayChallenge

We Are In The Homestretch! Let’s Get It!!! — May 19, 2014

We Are In The Homestretch! Let’s Get It!!!


Happy Monday Everyone! It’s Day 22 of our 30 Day challenge and I’m excited to say this is the last week of our 30 day challenge!!! How have these 3 weeks gone for you? Well tomorrow is Weigh day!! So take the time to weigh yourself first thing Tuesday morning and report back to me on your progress. We are in the home stretch now so let’s get it!!!

Monica J. Akerele
#30DayChallenge #GetFit #EatClean #GetSleep #Gym #Exercise #LetsGo

Make THIS Weekend Healthy!!! — May 16, 2014

Make THIS Weekend Healthy!!!


Happy Friday! It’s Day 19 of our 30 Day Challenge!!! How did your week go? I hope it well. Well it’s the weekend and usually that means we may be more tempted to splurge. Believe me I OVERstand! But here are some tips you can use on this picture that will help you position yourself for a healthier weekend!!! Make the weekend great, fun & healthy!!! 🙌

Let’s Go!!!

You Are A Winner!!! — May 13, 2014

You Are A Winner!!!


Happy Tuesday!!! It’s Day 16 of our 30 Day Challenge and its Weigh In Day! Yay!!! You are officially more than halfway through the challenge! Well today I weighed myself and I have lost a total of 8.2 pounds in the first 2 weeks of this challenge!!! Now that is EPIC!!! I know the reason is I have stepped up my game in exercising and in sticking to eating healthy snacks in between meals. Snacks, Potato chips, Candy, & Desserts can sabotage your efforts on this challenge so replace those snacks with healthy snacks like baby carrots, almonds, cashews, Chobani greek yogurt, celery, steamed edamame with sea salt, cucumbers or carrots dipped in hummus, fresh or freeze dried fruit etc…

Remember this REGARDLESS of what the scale says don’t allow the number to move you mentally or emotionally. Sometimes it can be a distraction to see a different number on the scale that you hoped would be there and allow it to sway your emotions, which may lead us into feelings of frustration, guilt, anger, or even defeat. But remember this you are not a number on the scale and it cannot measure or define your success. Your success in this challenge is measured by your willingness to improve by implementing healthy lifestyle changes one day at a time. Even a small change in your daily intake of food and/or an increase of exercise is a reason to celebrate. So if no one else has ever told you, or at least told you today, I would like to tell you that you are beautiful or handsome if you are a man (lol) and you are a winner!  Stay focused and be encouraged because you CAN do this!

Let’s go!!!

#30DayChallenge #EatClean #Exercise #LetsGetIt

Weigh In Day!!! —

Weigh In Day!!!


Happy Monday it’s the 15th day of our 30 Day Challenge!!! You have made it through the halfway point of the challenge!!! How are things going! Well tomorrow is our 2nd weigh in day! So make sure you weigh in first thing Tuesday morning and let me know how you are doing!!! Remember You CAN do it!! Don’t you ever give up!!!

Let’s get it!!!
#30DayChallenge #Exercise #EatClean

Happy Mother’s Day!!! — May 11, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day!!!


Happy Mother’s Day to All the Mother’s viewing this post. It’s not easy being a Mom. I know from experience having 2 kids myself but know this that God’s grace is sufficient for you to be the best Mom possible. I salute you ALL today including those who don’t have children from birth but still is a mother to someone else’s child. I celebrate you for the love and sacrifice you have displayed for your children, for your tenacity and for the hard work that may go on unrecognized and lastly for sleepless nights you stayed up to take care of or to pray for your kids. You absolutely Rock!!! Mothers you are blessed & highly favored by God and your children are also. Much love! Make today great!!!

God bless!!! 🙌

Our First Weigh In Day! — May 6, 2014

Our First Weigh In Day!


Happy Monday! It’s Day 8 of our 30 day challenge!!! How was your 1st week on the challenge? What challenges and successes did you have? Well Tuesday is our 1st weigh In day for this challenge!!! Please weigh yourself first thing in the morning so you can see what progress you have made so far! Let me know how it went! Continue to eat clean & exercise!

Let’s go!!!
30 Day Challenge

Push Through The Excuses & Exercise! Let’s Go! — May 3, 2014

Push Through The Excuses & Exercise! Let’s Go!


Happy Saturday Everyone! It’s Day 6 of our 30 Day Challenge and I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I got it in at the gym bright and early this morning!!! If you want the results you’ve got to do the work! No Excuses my friend! You CAN do it! Make this weekend great by staying consistent. Stick to the plan. Eat Clean and train mean!!!

Let’s get it!
30 Day Challenge

I Have A Confession!!!! Can I Trust You With It? — May 2, 2014

I Have A Confession!!!! Can I Trust You With It?


Happy Friday Everyone! It’s Day 5 of our 30 Day Challenge and I have a confession… Can I trust you guys? We’re all in this together right? I knew you guys were trustworthy that’s why I love ya’ll! Ok so here it goes, I had a semi-stressful day yesterday and I just wanted a big slice of cheesecake! You know the giant slices from The Cheesecake Factory??!! Yes!!! Why is that every time we seem to get stressed, usually one of the first things we want to do is eat? It’s like a natural reaction! Well let me tell you guys something, the devil is a liar! He was lying at the beginning of time and he still lies today! So you know what I had to do? I had to take that luscious image of that grandiose cheesecake and pull it out of my head, throw it on the ground, and stomp it with my size 11 shoe! Needless to say it experienced a horrible death!

What am I trying to say in all of this? There will be days when we will experience stress and a great temptation to emotionally eat as a result in order to cope but we have to make a choice. Do I make the choice to give in to my stress and allow stress, food, and emotional eating to control me? Or do I make the conscious choice to finally take a stand over any negative eating habits I may have and allow my stress to be subject to healthier food options, exercising, and a certificate of completion that reads “This certifies that (Insert Your Name) has SUCCESSFULLY completed all self-clinicals on Emotional Eating.” I chose the latter and my hope is that you will too! Remember it’s simply about replacing a bad habit with a good one. I chose to go harder in the gym as my stress relief or to go out for a walk & pray instead of doing a drive by Mickey D’s! What do you choose? It’s only a battle of the mind! Make the decision today to stay on course! Remember we are in this together. I know EXACTLY what you are going through but We CAN do this!!!

Let’s get it!!!

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