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What Is Your Goal For This Month?

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Happy Monday! Today is day 16 of our 30 day challenge!!! This means we are halfway through the month already! How are things going? Do me a favor and get on the scale 1st thing in the morning and let me know your progress thus far. So tell me what is your plan for meeting your goals for the rest of this month?

First things first! You must set a goal. Start off small, for example .5-2 pounds per week. Set your goal then take steps to meet that goal. Next you will want to measure your progress. I recommend weighing in at least daily or weekly to see what your progress is real time so you can make adjustments if needed. Use MyFitnessPal to track your progress.

Do me a favor, tell me your goal for the last 14 days of this challenge? Whatever goal you set, you must believe that you CAN do it. I am a witness that you CAN achieve it.  If I can believe me anyone can… Now that’s REAL talk… lol.

Tomorrow we will get real on the things that keep us from meeting our goals and what we can do to turn that around for our good. Some are voluntary and some are involuntary but regardless we must take responsibility and control of our destiny. You have the God granted power and authority to revise the path that you are on. But YOU must 1st believe. Let’s get it!!!

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Happy Mother’s Day! You Rock!!!

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I just wanted to take the time to wish all of the Mothers who have been on this fitness journey with me. I celebrate you today and the commitment you have made to adopt a healthy lifestyle that I know has and will continue to make a positive and healthy impact on your children from this generation and beyond. Keep moving forward and staying focused on your goals you are soooooo worth it!!!

Make today great & healthy! Enjoy yourself! 🙌

Much love!!!

Monica Hawthorne-Akerele
http://www.monicaakerele.com

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Our May 2016 30 Day Challenge Starts Today!

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Happy Sunday & welcome to the May 30 day challenge! This month there will be 3 challenge options for this month:

1) 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.

2)Paleo Diet – Pretty close to #1 but no beans and some nuts are eliminated. Check it out at http://ultimatepaleoguide.com/paleo-diet-food-list/

3)If you really want to go hard this month incorporate some intermittent fasting. I will share more about this lifestyle phenomenon later this week. Check it out here at http://jamesclear.com/the-beginners-guide-to-intermittent-fasting
 
What you decide to do this month is up to you. I will more than likely do a combo of the 3 above. The ultimate goal of this challenge is this.
 
Eat Clean! No processed foods!
Get Sleep! 8 hours of sleep!
Exercise! 5 days a week for at least 30-60 mins each session! Try to include both cardio and strength training in each session alternating the muscle group worked daily.

So let’s get it in my friends and make this month of May, Healthy, Active and Fun!
 
Much Love!
 
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