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You’ve Come Too Far To Give Up Now!

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Happy Monday & welcome to a new week! This week is the last week of this April 30 day challenge! How are things going so far? I pray its going well and you are staying focused on your action plan and ultimately your goals that you have set for the month. Have you been able to stay on track? If not what has been your stumbling block(s)? What are the steps that you take to get back on track?  I find that stepping on the scale will help motivate me to get back on track and keep going. I also remind myself about the reasons I started on this weight loss journey. Going to the doctor for a yearly physical is also a great motivation especially once you get your lab results!  Looking in the mirror and seeing how you fit and look in your clothes is another motivator for me.

One of the biggest motivators for me is having an accountability partner to check in with. This is someone who will consistently check on you to see how you are doing! This person is not a yes man but someone who will call you out if you are getting off track. They will also motivate you to get back on track. Those that truly care about you and are fully vested in seeing you meet the goals that you have set for yourself.

Do you have someone keeping you accountable? If not get you one TODAY! This person can be a family member, friend, coworker, church member etc…Having this support person/team has truly been a key component to my success on this weight loss journey.

MAKE THIS LAST WEEK COUNT!

Let’s get it!

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You’ve Come Too Far To Give Up Now!

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Happy Monday & welcome to a new week! This week is the last week of this April 30 day challenge! How are things going so far? I pray its going well and you are staying focused on your action plan and ultimately your goals that you have set for the month. Have you been able to stay on track? If not what has been your stumbling block(s)? What are the steps that you take to get back on track?  I find that stepping on the scale will help motivate me to get back on track and keep going. I also remind myself about the reasons I started on this weight loss journey. Going to the doctor for a yearly physical is also a great motivation especially once you get your lab results!  Looking in the mirror and seeing how you fit and look in your clothes is another motivator for me.

One of the biggest motivators for me is having an accountability partner to check in with. This is someone who will consistently check on you to see how you are doing! This person is not a yes man but someone who will call you out if you are getting off track. They will also motivate you to get back on track. Those that truly care about you and are fully vested in seeing you meet the goals that you have set for yourself.

Do you have someone keeping you accountable? If not get you one TODAY! This person can be a family member, friend, coworker, church member etc…Having this support person/team has truly been a key component to my success on this weight loss journey.

MAKE THIS LAST WEEK COUNT!

Let’s get it!

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What’s On Your Plate Today?

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Did you get a chance to check out my meal plan on my blog for this week? Here is the link.

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Tell me what your gameplan is for eating clean this week. What’s on your plate today? Here is a pic of my lunch! Salad with pulled rotisserie chicken breast, green onions, cilantro and greek vinigrette dressing with feta cheese! 

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Remember to plan, work the plan, stay committed to the process and NEVER GIVE UP!

Eat clean this week!!! Let’s get it!

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What Is Your Plan For this week? Need ideas? Read my plan!!!

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Happy Monday & welcome to a NEW week! I hope you were able to use the weekend to your advantage in order to get prepared for this week. As promised here are my food prep pics for breakfast and lunch this week. Breakfast will be green smoothies with spinach, mixed berries, protein powder, chia seeds and almond milk. Lunch is salad with pulled rotisserie chicken breast meat from Viva Chicken (www.vivachicken.com)and balsalmic vinigrette. My Dinner plan is to eat a lean meat and 2 vegetables. My snacks will alternate between fruit, Triple Zero Yogurt, pickle spears wrapped up with a slice of organic turkey, apples dipped in peanut butter, carrots or almonds. My exercise plan is to workout 5 days this week for at least an hour with 30 mins cardio and 30 mins strength training alternating circuit training every other day.

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What is your food and exercise plan for the week? Post pics or just tell me what your food & exercise prep/plan is. I look forward to hearing from you. Remember this. Planning is key & preparation is essential! In order for you to meet your goals you have to put a plan in place. As the picture on this post depicts “A goal without a plan is just a dream” – Dave Ramsey. So get your action plan, work the plan and it won’t be long before you begin to see the results! Let’s get it!!!

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It’s Preparation Time!

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Happy Saturday Everyone! It’s day 2 of our April 30 day challenge! Use today or tomorrow to get prepared for this upcoming week. Are you ready to eat clean and to exercise consistently during the month of April? Well I sure am! With summer time quickly approaching I really want to get serious and meet my goals! I know you are too! Well I challenge you to eat clean with no processed foods during this month and to exercise at least 3-5 days per week! Lastly don’t forget to get at least 8 hours of sleep per day. Getting adequate sleep and living a stress free life is paramount to you kicking your weight loss into full gear! We have to make a conscious decision say NO to everything that will try to distract US from meeting OUR goals this month! I believe in you and I am praying for your success. Never give up! Don’t stop until you meet your goals!!!

Let’s prepare for Monday! Go shopping, write down your exercise and food plan for the week, pack your meals the night before each new day so there will be no excuse to deviate from the plan! It’s time to get April FIT! Tomorrow I want you to share with me your food and exercise plan for this upcoming week. I will post my plan too! Let’s hold each other accountable. Send your plan to me at monicaakerele@gmail.com or just respond to this post. Put April #30DayChallenge Plan in the subject line. Remember this if you fail to plan then you plan to fail and I know you are a winner so get focused, plan, prepare and execute the plan!

Let’s get it! 🙌

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It’s April FIT Day!

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Happy April FIT Day! You are definitely NOT a fool! Because It’s a NEW Month! A NEW Day! A NEW Challenge & YOU are 1 step closer to a NEW YOU! So Let’s get it!!!
 
I am happy to announce that there are 3 challenge options for this month:
30 days of no added sugar outside of fruit. No pasta, no rice, no bread and no potatoes. So you eat lean meat, vegetables, fruit, Greek yogurt with no added sugar (Dannon Triple Zero), beans, nuts, hummus, eggs, green tea, herbal teas, black coffee, almond milk, protein powder for smoothies. Limit dairy where at all possible.
Paleo Diet – Pretty close to #1 but no beans and some nuts are eliminated. Check it out at. ultimatepaleoguide.com/paleo-diet-food-list/

Green Smoothie Diet: This is a 10 day detox/cleanse that can jump start your weight loss at the beginning of the challenge. I and some friends of mine have tried this and have lost 5+ pounds each time we do it. You can find more details on this at 10-day-green-smoothie-cleanse-by-jj-smith-2014-what-to-eat-and-foods-to-avoid-food-list/

 
What you decide to do this month is up to you. I will more than likely do a combo of all 3 above. The ultimate goal of this challenge is this.
 
Eat Clean! No processed foods!
Get Sleep! 8 hours of sleep!
Exercise! 3-5 days a week for at least 30-60 mins each session! I plan on integrating this into my exercise plan for the month as well in addition to my 5 day 1 hour workouts. the-scientific-7-minute-workout/
 
So let’s get it in my friends & make this month of April, Fit, Fabulous and Fun!
 
Much Love!
 
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