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Our Next 30 Day Challenge Begins on Sunday, August 2nd!

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Happy Friday! Today is the last day of our July challenge! So you know what that means…! Tomorrow is our final weigh in! Weigh in first thing Saturday morning and let me know how you did! Are you ready for our next 30 day challenge? The next one begins Sunday, August 2nd! Here are the details of the challenge below. I hope you will join me! Let’s get it!

The goals for this challenge is to eat clean that means no processed foods. Here are the acceptable foods for this challenge:

1) Lean meats including chicken, turkey & lean cuts of beef and pork. Turkey or Pork Bacon with no Nitrites or Nitrates. Target & Trader Joes sells this as well as Whole Foods Market. You can also have Greek Yogurt & Eggs.

2) Vegetables

3) Fruit

4) Beans, peas, hummus

5) Nuts & Seeds

6) Drinks: Water, unsweetened almond milk, whey or soy protein for a breakfast shake or smoothie, coffee & hot tea. You can drink coffee or tea without a sweetener or you can use 1-2 teaspoons of honey as your sweetener. But limit it to once per day. On this challenge I really want to eliminate all artificial sweeteners as studies suggest that they are more harmful to your health as originally suspected. Strive to drink at least 1 gallon of water per day or more.

7) Sleep at least 7-9 hours per day

8) Exercise at least 5 days per week for 45-60 minutes per session.

9) Lastly register for this free weight/calorie tracking service at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ or you can download the MyFitnessPal app on your smartphone or tablet. Send me your username and the email address you used to register to this Free service to my email at monicaakerele@gmail.com The purpose of this app is to track your meals, water & exercise activity for the day. It also allows you to track your weight and measurements. Remember this you cannot manage what you do not measure! When you get set-up I want you to add me as a friend on there so I can hold you accountable during the challenge from a tracking standpoint & also so I can celebrate your successes along the way. If you choose the option of finding friends on Facebook you will be able to add me. Otherwise you may be able to find me by my username of which is monicaakerele.

I know this may sound overwhelming but it has truly been the key to my weight loss success along with prayer! I lost 63 pounds in 6 months by implementing these processes. Let me know what questions you have!

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TGIF! It’s Weigh In Day!!!

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Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you had a phenomenally healthy week! Today is day 23 of our 30 day challenge! We literally have one day left! Today is our weigh in day so weigh first thing this morning and let me how you did! I can’t wait to get your feedback! Email me at info@Monicaakerele.com and give me the 411! 🙂 Just know this whatever the scale says you are still a winner! Weight loss and getting healthy is not an event it is a journey! So hang in there even if the scale doesn’t reflect the weight you hoped it would. Make this last week on this month’s challenge count. Stay focused on your goal and make this weekend great, healthy and active!

Let’s get it!
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Weigh In Tomorrow!!!

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Happy Thursday All! Tomorrow is our 2nd to our last weigh in day for this month’s challenge. So don’t forget to weigh in first thing in the morning and tell me how things are going! Let’s get it!!!

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I’m Back!!! Let’s get it!!!

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HEY EVERYONE! I know that I have been MIA! But I am BACK! Had way too much going in this month but I have still been on the eating clean challenge and trying to get it in exercise wise everyday. How are things going? Have you been able to add any organic food to your diet? Have you been on a consistent exercise plan? Catch me up! I am praying for your success! only 8 more days left on this challenge! Let’s get it!!!

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Why I Think We Should Eat Organic…

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Happy Tuesday All! It is day 6 of our 30 day challenge! How are things going? Are you eating clean? Are you getting in exercise daily? Are you getting 7-9 hours of sleep daily?  Are you eating ORGANIC? As promised I said I would dedicate a post specifically to answer the question of why we should begin eating organic. Believe me I know the struggle of eating clean & organic, it is definitely a more expensive way of life but I say you will either pay now or pay later. Invest in your health don’t sell yourself short in the quality of food that you feed yourself and your family. There have been many studies that show organic food is more nutritious than regular food. Here are some reasons to consider switching to organic food.

  1. Research shows that organic vegetables and fruit are higher in vitamin C, antioxidants, and the minerals iron, magnesium calcium and chromium.
  1. Organic food is also free of neurotoxins that comes from pesticides sprayed on fruit and vegetables. Neurotoxins damage brain and nerve cells.
  1. Organic food supports the growth of children’s brains and bodies. Children’s growing brains and bodies are more vulnerable to toxins than adults. Choosing organic helps feed their bodies without the exposure to pesticides and GMOs (genetically-modified organisms).
  1. Organic food is real food. 20% of all genetically-modified seeds (and therefore foods that grow from them) are engineered to produce their own pesticides. Research shows that these seeds may continue producing pesticides inside your body once you’ve eaten the food grown from them…Unbelievable…
  1. Organic food tastes a lot better than non-organic fruit.

 

  1. Organic food is not exposed to gas-ripening like some non-organic fruits and vegetables (like bananas).
  1. Eating organic may reduce your risk of getting cancer! The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides, and 30 percent of insecticides potentially cancer-causing. I truly believe that the increased rates of cancer are linked to the use of these carcinogenic pesticides.
  1. Eating organic meat drecreases your exposure to antibiotics, synthetic hormones, and drugs that find their way into the animals and ultimately into you.

Read more reasons to eat organic at http://www.organic-food-for-everyone.com/why-eat-organic-food.html
Now that you know the facts about organic food, what are you going to do?

Eat Organic! Now that’s the right answer! Let’s get it!!!

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Your July 30 Day Challenge Starts Today!

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Welcome to Day 1 of my next 30 day challenge! Are you ready to lose weight and get fit? This 30 day challenge has been set up to motivate you on your diet and fitness journey. I started this blog in 2013 that year I lost a total of 63 pounds in 6 months! Now that is epic! If you are interested in learning more about my motivational diet and fitness blog and to read past posts and get access to new ones I post click on the follow me button on my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.wordpress.com so you can subscribe and get automatic updates in your email whenever I post new motivational articles. Read below for the challenge details & stay tuned for future updates! Let’s get fit and eat clean in 2015!!!

The goal for this challenge is to eat clean that means no processed foods and to eat organic food as much as possible but if its not possible for you to buy organic just stick to eating clean. I’ll explain in a future blog post why eating organic is a healthier choice. Here are the acceptable foods for this challenge:

1) Lean meats including chicken, turkey, lean cuts of beef and pork. Turkey or Pork Bacon with no Nitrites or Nitrates. Target, Trader Joes, Whole Foods Market, Healthy Home Market, Fresh Market and EarthFare sells this. You can also have Dannon Triple Zero or Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt and Eggs.
2) Vegetables
3) Fruit (Do not eat this after 4pm)
4) Beans, peas, hummus (limit to once per day)
5) Nuts and Seeds
6) Drinks: Water, unsweetened almond milk, whey or soy protein for a breakfast shake or smoothie, coffee and hot green, black, or white tea. You can drink coffee or tea without a sweetener or you can use 1-2 teaspoons of honey as your sweetener. But limit it to once per day. On this challenge I really want to eliminate all artificial sweeteners as studies suggest that they are more harmful to your health as originally suspected. Strive to drink at least 1 gallon of water per day or more.
7) Sleep at least 7-9 hours per day
8) Exercise at least 3-5 days per week for 30-60 minutes per session.
9) Lastly register for this free weight/calorie tracking service at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ or you can download the MyFitnessPal app on your smartphone or tablet. Send me your username and the email address you used to register to this Free service to my email at monicaakerele@gmail.com The purpose of this app is to track your meals, water and exercise activity for the day. It also allows you to track your weight and measurements. Remember this you cannot manage what you do not measure! When you get set-up I want you to add me as a friend on there so I can hold you accountable during the challenge from a tracking standpoint & also so I can celebrate your successes along the way. If you choose the option of finding friends on Facebook you will be able to add me. Otherwise you may be able to find me by my username of which is monicaakerele.

I know this may seem challenging but it has truly been the key to my weight loss success along with prayer! I lost 63 pounds in 6 months by implementing these processes. Let me know what questions you have! If you would like to take this challenge with me email me monicaakerele@gmail.com

The next challenge starts on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015! Take a before picture before you start so when the challenge is over you can see the difference that one month of healthy eating and exercise made.

As an important reminder please consult with your medical doctor for approval before starting this or any other diet and/or fitness program.

Let’s Go! You CAN do it! #30DayChallenge

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Today Is Our Final Weigh In For June!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Today is our Final weigh in day for our June 30 day challenge! After you weigh yourself tell me how you did! I can’t wait to get your feedback! Email me at info@Monicaakerele.com and give me the 411! 🙂 Just know this whatever the scale says you are still a winner! Weight loss and getting healthy is not an event it is a journey! It does not happen overnight. So hang in there even if the scale doesn’t reflect the weight you hoped it would. The next challenge begins TOMORROW July 2nd! We will be taking it to the next level on this next challenge! Details will follow later today on the next challenge! I hope you will be joining me. Let’s make the month of July count!

Let’s get it!

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