Eating Clean, Keto, Exercise and Self-Care Motivational Blog by Monica Akerele

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Welcome To Your November 2016 – 30 Day Challenge! Let’s Get It! — October 31, 2016

Welcome To Your November 2016 – 30 Day Challenge! Let’s Get It!


wp-1462134596427.jpgGreat day and welcome to my 30 day challenge blog! It’s almost November 2016 & I pray that you have had a great & healthy year thus far! If not it’s not too late to get started on your live it! We don’t do diets here we are going to live this healthy life out one day at a time! I am still on this journey with you to becoming healthy! It’s not a sprint but it is a process! Are you are ready to join me on my next 30 day challenge beginning on November 1, 2016!!!??? It’s free!

This Blog has been set up to provide updates on my monthly 30 day challenges and 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 challenges click on the follow me button on my blog at 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!

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. 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 or for better results leave it out completely)
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 45-60 minutes per session.
9) Lastly register for this free weight/calorie tracking service at 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 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

The next challenge starts on November 1st, 2016! 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!

In case you didn’t know I have a single titled “Trust In You” released on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and all other digital music stores.


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What Is Your Meal Plan for Today? — October 26, 2016

What Is Your Meal Plan for Today?


Happy Hump Day! What is your meal plan for today?  I’m cooking a nice healthy pot of collard greens with turkey, red bell peppers, garlic, onions, red pepper flakes, apple cider vinegar with the mother, black pepper, some chicken broth, olive oil & salt to taste! 

Share your healthy meal ideas with me today so we can help each other stay on track! I’m not only here to share ideas and motivate you, I’m also here to learn from you! Send me an email to let me know how things are going on your diet & fitness journey at & send me a picture of your dinner tonight! Together we CAN achieve our goals!  Let’s get it! #EatClean, #TrainMean #GetFit #30DayChallenge 

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Guess What? It’s #NationalGreasyFoodDay!  — October 25, 2016

Guess What? It’s #NationalGreasyFoodDay! 

Happy Tuesday! Guess what today is??? Its #NationalGreasyFoodDay. Did you all even know that this day exists? This is literally the first year I’ve ever heard of it. I remember back in the day when EVERY day was a greasy food day for me! Can I get a witness!? LOL! But those days are OVER NOW for me when I decided to make #healthy changes in my diet and started #eatingclean. What about you? Have you made that change too or have you fallen off the wagon? Well my friend today is a NEW day. You can begin again TODAY! What’s on your plate? Here is my plate for lunch! 

This is straight #Vegan! Post your healthy plate pics. Let’s get it! 

#EatClean #TrainMean #GetFit #Exercise #30DayChallenge
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Change Up Your Exercise Routine If You Want To See A Change On The Scale! — October 17, 2016

Change Up Your Exercise Routine If You Want To See A Change On The Scale!

​Happy Monday! Sometimes you just need to shake up your exercise routine! Especially after you feel like you’ve done everything right but you still don’t see a change on the scale or in the way your clothes fit. Read this Fitbit article and shake things up so you can begin to see progress.
Let’s get it!

When (and How!) to Shake Up Your Fitness Routine

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