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Final Weigh In Day For April’s Challenge Is Tomorrow!!! — April 30, 2015

Final Weigh In Day For April’s Challenge Is Tomorrow!!!


Happy Thursday Everyone!!! Today is the last day of our 30 day challenge so let’s be sure to finish it strong! Tomorrow is our final weigh in day!!! Weigh yourself first thing in the morning after using the bathroom and let me know how many total pounds you have lost for the month of April! I can’t wait to hear your praise reports/final results on Friday!!!

Please share with your friends and family that our next 30 Day Challenge begins on this Saturday, May 2nd! Have them go to for more details on the challenge.

Make today great & healthy! Let’s go!!! 🙂


Finish This Week Strong!!! — April 28, 2015
Stay The Course No Matter What Life Throws At You!!! — April 23, 2015

Stay The Course No Matter What Life Throws At You!!!


Great day Everyone!!! Thank you for all of the weight loss feedback that you have given me from the weigh in this week! Some of you have lost 1-5 pounds and some of you lost none but maintained your weight and some of you actually gained a pound or 2. Listen we have all been there. Some weeks are better than others. Sometimes on your journey to weight loss you encounter detours on the road that can unexpectedly get you off course or delays your progress. Can I get a witness? (LOL) Yes I know there are many that can attest to this! This week has been a crazy one for me & probably my most trying week to date. I have been running into the challenge of time or the lack thereof that is. Each day this week I have had a full & relentless schedule, thus the time I would have spent working out or planning has been sucked up by activities, people, places & things! I am not making excuses I am just telling it like it is. Life Happened to me so NOW I am making the decision to take my LIFE back!!!! What about you? So let me ask you this…

What can we do to successfully manage & prioritize our time in such a way that we stop putting ourselves last? I would love to hear from you please respond to this post or send me a personal message at Well here are some suggestions that should help below.

1) Start each day with prayer – Ask God to help you prioritize your day so you can get it all done.

2) Write down or type in your plan for today – Use a day planner with hour slots or your Smartphone/Tablet/Google Calendar etc… & Set Reminders!

3) Execute the plan – Flex in case roadblocks come in your way & re-schedule it in a different time slot

4) Reflect at the end of the day to see what you can do to manage your time better the next day.

5) If your day does not go as expected Never Give-up! Try again the next day!

The most important take away from this is to make your time to exercise, plan meals, eat clean, sleep etc. a priority. You have set goals to meet & in order for you to meet them you have to work towards it. Take this time for yourself! Love yourself enough to implement these changes, because guess what Honey? YOU ARE WORTH IT! So…

download (2) Let’s Get It!!!

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It’s our 3rd Weigh In Day for April! — April 22, 2015

It’s our 3rd Weigh In Day for April!


Happy Wednesday All! It is Day 22 of our #30DayChallenge! How are things going this week? I pray all is well. Weigh Yourself 1st thing this morning after using the bathroom and let me know how you did! Make today great & stay focused on your goal. Let’s get it!!!! 🙌

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Motivation Monday – Healthy Recipe Sharing Day! — April 20, 2015

Motivation Monday – Healthy Recipe Sharing Day!


Happy Monday Everyone! How was your weekend? I pray all is well with each of you! Now it’s time to report back on your homework assignment from the weekend to share healthy recipe ideas and links on this post on the #30DayChallenge page today! I look forward to seeing you post today! Make today great, active & healthy! Love you bunches!

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New Music on SoundCloud! Check It Out! —

New Music on SoundCloud! Check It Out!


Hello my #30DayChallenge Team! I pray that all is well with each of you! Check out my latest single “Trust In You” Produced By Christopher Bostic @cmgmworld (Instagram) on SoundCloud! Click on the following link Trust In You on SoundCloud Once you listen please share the song with others or you can share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and/or the other Social Media Outlets listed at the bottom of this post. My desire for this song is to bring God glory #1 and to draw others and inspire them to trust in God also! Thanks for your Love & support. It truly means a lot! The release date will be announced soon. Stay tuned & have a phenomenally blessed & healthy week!!!

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Weekend Healthy Diet Recipe Assignment! — April 18, 2015

Weekend Healthy Diet Recipe Assignment!


Happy Saturday!!! I hope you are having a great weekend! I have an assignment for you for the weekend! Find a healthy recipe website that you think would be helpful for us to use during our challenge. Here is one to give you some ideas. Paleo is one of the diet plans that are the closest to what we are doing so anything Paleo will do! Be ready to share your recipe findings on Monday! Let’s go! Make the rest of your weekend great & healthy!!!! Press Like, Share & Follow me on my blog at

Share Your HEALTHY Knowledge With Me! — April 16, 2015

Share Your HEALTHY Knowledge With Me!


Happy Thursday Everyone!!!! We are a little more than halfway through this #30DayChallenge!!! Thursdays are officially declared as our Knowledge Sharing day! I want you to share with me what food/meals you are eating today, also share tips on recipes and/or exercises that have been working out for you during the challenges you have taken with me. We all are in this together. We can truly learn a lot from each other.


Attached is a picture of my breakfast today! Greek yogurt and water lol. Let’s make today great and healthy!!! Love you bunches! Let’s get it!

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It’s Weigh In Day 4-15-15 — April 15, 2015
Put To Death Emotional Eating, It’s Not Worth It… — April 14, 2015

Put To Death Emotional Eating, It’s Not Worth It…


Today is Day 14 of our 30 day challenge! How are things going? What challenges and successes have you had thus far? For me I have had some challenges & successes so far. I will share with you high level both. My biggest challenge has been resisting the temptation to emotionally eat. This was my old go to/habit/method of coping when I was dealing with stress. Instead of drinking alcohol and taking drugs I chose food as my drug of choice. Which is how I became overweight in the first place. I was averaging a weight of over 260 pounds for most of my life… Thank God I can say that was the old me… That person is gone now! Thank God I can say that I have not fallen into the emotional eating trap but just fighting off the temptation has been a challenge. This month has been one of the most stressful months this year between work stress, family stress, ministry stress and interpersonal stress. Trying to juggle all of the hats that I wear daily can be challenging at best but I thank God for giving me the grace to handle each issue successfully.

Instead of emotionally eating to deal with the stress I decided to first pray, second praise & thank God for what he has already done and what he is going to do and lastly I got in some extra exercise. Instead of falling off the wagon and getting a dessert or ice cream, eating chocolate or an extra helping of food I decided that when I get stressed that I would take it out on the treadmill or the elliptical trainer and I also threw in some sit ups, flutter kicks and some push-ups! I felt so much better after doing that. I had to shift from my old patterns of dealing with issues and shift to something new, beneficial and healthy for me. I had to have a paradigm shift in my thinking. I have come too far to turn back now. Can I get an AMEN? We all have to make the decision to just say no to bad and unhealthy habits and build/implement a list of new ways that you will handle things in stressful times. I would encourage you to get a pen and paper or your tablet or smartphone and write a list of activities you can do in times of stress. I’ll start us off:

Instead of Emotionally Eating I am going to do the following:

  • Pray alone or reach out to someone trusted to pray with you.
  • Meditate on the word of God
  • Praise/Worship God
  • Go EXERCISE at the Gym, Outside or at Home!
  • Reach out to a trusted friend or accountability partner that you can talk to who can help encourage you
  • Listen to or sing a Christian/Inspirational song
  • Listen to Christian/Inspirational Preaching/Teaching podcasts
  • Read a Christian/inspirational book or blog
  • Drink a nice cold glass of Lemon Water 🙂

Feel free to add to this list but this is what I do to get through those stressful times. If you find yourself needing additional support coping with life and issues from your past I would highly recommend you getting an appointment to meet with a highly rated Professional/Licensed Counselor/MSW Therapist (If you are in Charlotte, NC I recommend Dominion Counseling at, Pastor/Minister or a Life Coach. There are resources available in the community to help so take advantage of it so you can start the process of becoming whole BODY, SOUL & SPIRIT!

I am praying for your wholeness & success! Let’s Get It!!!!

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