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It’s Time To Get Back On Track!!!

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Now that Thanksgiving is over we can get back to business! We have 2 days left in this month’s 30 Day Challenge! Let’s make it count! Get ready to weigh in & really get it in on our next challenge starting on December 1st! This is the month that can really make or break you with all of the holiday food, drinks and sweets if you let it! Take back control and do not allow the holiday season to wreck your progress and goals that you have set for 2016! Stay focused on eating clean & training mean! Let’s finish the year off STRONG, ACTIVE & HEALTHY!

Let’s Go!!! 🙌

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Don’t Let Thanksgiving Derail Your Progress !

So you decided to take the challenge with me but realized that today is THANKSGIVING! Yes it is but guess what you don’t have to worry about it because I’ve got some tips for you!

1) Start Thanksgiving off right with a nice workout! This will help get your metabolism a boost for the day and will help lessen the impact of the hearty Thanksgiving meal you plan to have. I know you won’t believe it but I already have 5,000+ steps so I’m well on my to meet my exercise target and calorie goal for today. 

2) Try to go for 1 round of food instead of going back for 2nds & 3rds in one sitting. Fix a to go plate instead that you can enjoy later in the day or the next day.

3) Watch your portion size! Try to eat a little bit of everything but don’t fill your plate with big portions.

4) Go for a walk after your meal. Burn some of those calories off!

5) Drink water instead of calorie filled drinks to reduce your calorie intake.

Go to https://authoritynutrition.com/tips-to-avoid-holiday-weight-gain/ for 20 tips on how you can avoid or lessen your chances of gaining weight on Thanksgiving!

Enjoy yourself this Thanksgiving but don’t overindulge. Remember you still have goals to meet! I just want you to know that I’m truly thankful for you being on this diet & exercise journey with me. Don’t give up!

Let’s get it!

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Weigh In Day #3 For November 2016 #30DayChallenge 

Happy Tuesday Everyone! It’s day 22 of our November 30 day challenge! Today is our 3rd weigh in for this month’s challenge.  So don’t forget to weigh in first thing this morning in order to tell me how you did during the past 2 weeks! I am happy to announce that I’ve lost 6 pounds total in the first 3 weeks of this challenge!!! This means I’m still on target with my goal to lose 2 pounds per week. What about you? Either respond to this post or send me a personal message. In addition to your progress I want to know what is your breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner plan for today? What is your exercise plan? Lastly, what is your Thanksgiving eating/drinking/exercise plan? Stay tuned for a post on that tomorrow! Go ahead and write down your goals/plan for the rest of the week and execute the plan! Remember this if you fail to plan then you indeed plan to fail! So get that plan out on paper or on your Smartphone/Tablet and let’s make this final week of the challenge great, healthy and active!!! I’m praying and believing for your success this week! Let’s get it!!!

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It’s Weigh In Day #2 For Our November 2016 #30DayChallenge 

Happy Tuesday Everyone! It’s day 15 of our November 30 day challenge! Today is our 2nd weigh in for this month! We will do 2 more weigh ins during this month’s challenge.  So don’t forget to weigh in first thing this morning in order to tell me how did during the past 2 weeks! I am happy to announce that I’ve lost 4 pounds total in the first 2 weeks of this challenge!!! This means I’m on target with my goal to lose 2 pounds per week. What about you? Either respond to this post or send me a personal message. In addition to your progress I want to know what is your breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner plan for today? What is your exercise plan? Go ahead and write down your goals/plan for the rest of the week and execute the plan! Remember this if you fail to plan then you indeed plan to fail! So get that plan out on paper or on your Smartphone and/or tablet and let’s make this 3rd week of the challenge great, healthy and active!!! I’m praying and believing for your success this week! Let’s get it!!!

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Do You Have an #Exercise #Sleep & #Food Plan For This Week? Let’s Go!

Happy Sunday Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!!! Mine has been AWESOME with the exception of seeing the Carolina Panthers lose by 3 points today but regardless we won’t stop, we won’t quit, we are going to #KeepPounding!!!! BUT… (Clears Throat) We are not here to talk about FOOTBALL! So… It is day 13 of our 30 day challenge! Can you believe that we are almost half way through the month already??? How are things going so far? Are you staying committed to the plan? I sure hope so! So since it’s the weekend I thought it would be appropriate to speak to the importance of staying completely stocked with healthy foods. So here are some tips going into this work week.

1) Go shopping weekly:
Because you are eating clean you will want to shop once a week and get enough for at least 7 days. Especially because you want to make sure you have everything you need to have a successful week. Also you don’t want to go beyond a 7 day supply so you can ensure that your food is fresh and does not go bad.

2) How you shop in the grocery store is key:
When you’re shopping you want to make sure that you only go around the perimeter of the store in other words stay on the outside lanes moving from the deli section to the fruit & vegetable section, the meat section the dairy section and on to the freezer section for frozen fruit and vegetables. With the exception of going to the aisle for beans, nuts, olive oil, peanut/almond butter & whatever else is on your approved 30 day challenge food list.

3) Why is this shopping process so important? 
The reason this is key is so you will always have an ample food supply of healthy food on deck to reduce the temptation to get unhealthy food on impulse. If you get tempted you can go in your fully stocked food pantry and grab something that can satisfy that craving guilt free.

4) One final but important note:
As important as it is to ensure that you have and keep a healthy food supply on a weekly basis it is also equally important to make sure that you purge your house of unhealthy food. If it is in your house that is going to be a source of temptation. Believe me I am a witness to this, I have fallen off the wagon many times because I yielded to the temptation that was in MY own house!!! So PLEASE completely purge your house of any temptations that could possibly get you off track! Let’s have a successfully active and healthy week! As the photo for this blog post says… Get Sleep, Eat Clean, Drink Water, Exercise & REPEAT! You CAN do it!

Let’s get it!

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It’s Weigh In Day & #ElectionDay! Let’s get it!

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Happy Election Day! I hope you are having a phenomenally healthy & blessed week so far! Well today is day 8 of our 30 day challenge! We have one week done already! It is our weigh in day so weigh in this morning and let me how you did! We will be weighing in every week on this challenge. I can’t wait to get your feedback! Email me at info@Monicaakerele.com and give me the 411 or you can respond to this post! đź™‚ 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. Remember healthy weight loss is losing .5-2 pounds weekly. Let’s make this week count. Stay focused on your goal & make this week great & healthy by eating clean, sleeping 8 hours nightly & staying active!
Last but not least Rock the vote! Let your voice be heard in this critical election!

Let’s get it!


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Did You #Exercise Today?

#TGIF!!!!! It’s Day 4 of our #30DayChallenge & now It’s time for the EXERCISE CHECK IN! Who got it in today and what exercises did you do? I got my exercise in with my Fitbit device participating in several daily and weekly challenges with other people who are also serious about meeting their daily exercise goals. If you haven’t exercised yet tell me what exercises you are going to do tonight! No matter how small get in at least 20-30 mins today. SOMETHING is better than NOTHING!!! I encourage you to be intentional about getting it in this weekend! Get your rest, but also get your exercise in as well. You’ve got goals & you already know, YOU ARE WORTH it!

Let’s get it!

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