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

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#TGIF Thank God I’m #Fit!!! — May 26, 2017

#TGIF Thank God I’m #Fit!!!

TGIF!!! It is day 25 of our 30 Day challenge!!! Tell me what is your #Exercise plan for today??? Check out this video I recorded today after my morning #run for some added #motivation to get active today. Remember the goal is #fitness. It’s not an event we plan for, it is a lifetime journey of fitness. What you do to reach your goals will have to continue in order to maintain your results. So stay on the path of consistency by exercising daily, eating clean, organic and/or Non-GMO whole (not processed) food and getting 7-8 hours of sleep daily. We have 5 days left on this #30daychallenge so let’s #FinishStrong Let’s get it!!! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ™Œ

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#EatClean #GetFit #Fitness #Motivation #Run #Walk #Jog #DoSomething #LetsGo

Reduce Your Sugar Intake! Find Out How… — May 22, 2017

Reduce Your Sugar Intake! Find Out How…

Happy Monday! It is day 21 of our #30daychallenge and I want to share this awesome article I ran across with you today. โ€‹Check out these 14 ways to stop eating a lot of sugar from! It gives several #healthy alternatives to reduce your sugar intake. Reducing/eliminating sugar will help boost your weight loss and reduce your chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Check it out!!!! Eat clean and train consistently this week! 

Let’s get it!!! ๐Ÿ’ช

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Which Mode Are You In? #BeastMode vs. #GraceMode — May 18, 2017

Which Mode Are You In? #BeastMode vs. #GraceMode

Did you wake up in #BeastMode as it relates to meeting your diet and fitness goals today? Beast Mode is defined as “Superhuman state of being, in which animal instinct takes over mind and body.” (Definition source from <> ) I don’t 100% flow with the definition that the Urban Dictionary gives for this but I understand the passion behind this terminology. 

As for me I go into #GRACEMode. Why? Because I realize that I cannot do this in my own strength. I literally have to tap into something BIGGER than myself in order to stretch myself and go beyond my normal capabilities to do something I’ve never done. I had to go into #GraceMode in order to lose the weight that I have lost and the remaining pounds that I still need to lose. I had to go into #GraceMode in order to run the Run Like A Diva 5K in Myrtle Beach. I have to stay in #GraceMode in order to say NO to processed foods and sweets.  I have to go into #GraceMode in order to meet my goal of 10,000-20,000 #Fitbit steps per day. I have to go into #GraceMode in order to stay on my #NoDaysOff #30DayChallenge. I have to go into #GraceMode in order to stay on this Life track of being healthy and fit for life. Not for an event but literally every day of my life. I define #GraceMode as the divine enablement to do what I cannot do in my own strength. The biblical term grace has a much richer definition in the Hebrew and Greek. (See Definitions below)


“A prominent Old Testament word describing God’s grace is chesed. This word speaks of deliverance from enemies, affliction, or adversity. It also denotes enablement, daily guidance, forgiveness, and preservation. 


The New Testament word is Charis. It focuses on the provision of salvation. ” (Definition source from <> )


This grace comes from God. I’m not sure how others do it but this is at the core of my testimony & the results that I’ve seen thus far. I pray that you will tap into the grace of God to meet your goals for life. His grace is truly sufficient. ๐Ÿ’ฏ


Let’s get it!


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It’s A #Fitbit Day Baby!!!ย  — May 16, 2017

It’s A #Fitbit Day Baby!!!ย 

Happy Tuesday!!! We are halfway through this month’s 30 day challenge! So weigh in & let me know how you are doing!!! What is your exercise & meal plan for TODAY?  Here is a pic of my breakfast smoothie! It has mixed berries, almond milk, Hemp protein, flax seeds, chia seeds and a teaspoon of melted coconut oil. Yum!

I also plan to get at least 10,000-20,000 steps in today using my Fitbit device as a measuring tool. If you have a Fitbit add me as a friend so we can challenge each other. Feel free to invite me and I will join you! This is a great way to hold each other accountable to our exercise goals. Here are my stats from yesterday below! You can search for me on fitbit through my email address 

I look forward to hearing from you! Respond to this post with your food and exercise plan and lets put in the work for the next 15 days! Let’s get it in this week!! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธRemember NO days off!!! I’m believing and praying for your success!

LET’S GO! ๐Ÿ’ช

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It’s Monday!!! Let’s #HIIT It!!! — May 15, 2017

It’s Monday!!! Let’s #HIIT It!!!

Happy #Motivation Monday! It’s day 14 of our #30daychallenge!!!  I can’t believe that we are almost halfway through this month’s challenge. I hope all the Mothers enjoyed your Mother’s day yesterday. Amongst all the gifts you received the best gift that you can give yourself is the gift of getting fit. All of us are not just here to lose weight. Some of you are simply here to maintain your weight loss or to just begin developing healthier eating habits and motivation to get more active. Whatever your reason is for being here I salute you. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Start this week off right with your #goals in mind. Let’s shoot for NO days off until memorial day! Tomorrow is our midpoint weigh in day!!! I look forward to hearing about your progress. Continue to #EatClean, #Exercise 3-5 days this week for at least 30 minutes & get your 7-8 hours of #Sleep daily. For those of you who can (ask your doctor) try integrating some #HIIT (High-intensity interval training)exercises in your routine. Click the link below for some HIIT exercise ideas that you can do from home. 
Let’s get it!!! 

The Best Fat-Burning HIIT Workouts You Can Do At Home

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To Eat Or Not To Eat, That Is The Question!!!ย  — May 9, 2017

To Eat Or Not To Eat, That Is The Question!!!ย 

To eat or not to eat yes THAT is the question!!! Check out this article from Authority Nutrition that reveals the 15 unhealthiest junk food in America. After reading their article I am convinced more than ever to stay away from junk food. So what now??? As I stated on Friday I want you to share those healthy recipes or snack ideas that you found over the weekend (per my request). 

Tonight and/or tomorrow respond to this post with the recipe links, pictures of #healthy meals and/or snack ideas. If you haven’t found any go to Pinterest or Google some Paleo, Keto, Whole30 or Ketogenic recipes to generate some ideas to put into rotation. Let’s help each other stay away from this junk food listed on this post link below by sharing some healthy alternatives. Also below is a link to Dr. Axe’s Keto recipes! Soooo let’s eat clean, organic, non-gmo & healthy!!! Let’s go!!!

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It’s A #RunLikeADiva 5K Weekend!!! — May 5, 2017

It’s A #RunLikeADiva 5K Weekend!!!

TGIF!!! Just finished getting in my last round of 5K training in before I run the #RunLikeADiva 5K/Half Marathon run this weekend!!! Just wanted to share some motivation and give you an assignment over the weekend!!! 1) #EatClean 2) #Exercise 3)Find some #healthy #recipes and/or snack ideas to share on my Monday knowledge sharing post!!! I can’t wait to see what ideas you come up with. Make this weekend active and healthy! Prepare for next week by getting your healthy food shopping in. Aldi is my favorite spot for that!!! #Pray for me as I run this 5K this weekend! I’ll share pictures from the event! Thanks as always for being on this journey with me! I’m praying and believing for your success this week! 

Let’s get it!!!

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Our May 30 Day Challenge Begins Today!!! — May 2, 2017

Our May 30 Day Challenge Begins Today!!!

Welcome to our May 30 day challenge! Iโ€™m excited that you are starting this month off right by taking this challenge with me! In this challenge we will eat clean (no processed food & no added sugar or starches), exercise (3-5 days weekly), eliminate/reduce stress in your life and commit to getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep daily! In addition I recommend you switching to eating organic and/or Non-GMO food. Below are labels that show you how you can identify foods that are organic and/or Non-GMO. 

If you are still on the fence about starting this challenge do what you can. Start small by committing to exercising at least 30 minutes or more per day for at least 3 days per week and by eliminating all processed foods. 

Let me know if you are with me by responding to this post or by sending me a personal message by saying, Iโ€™M IN! Click on my blog website link below for the full 30 Day Challenge details! I’ve added an additional option for you to consider called the ketogenic diet that targets fat burning for weight loss. As always consult your doctor before beginning this or any 30 day challenge.

It’s almost summer time y’all!!! So letโ€™s get it in and make this month GREAT, HEALTHY and ACTIVE! Letโ€™s go! ๐Ÿ’ช 

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It’s Our Final Weigh In Day! — May 1, 2017

It’s Our Final Weigh In Day!

Happy Monday! Today is our final weigh in day!!! Weigh in first thing today or tomorrow morning and let me know how you did for the April 30 day challenge! I lost 7 pounds during the April challenge month!!! It was a hard month but if you put your foot down and stick to the plan the results will come. Are you ready for our next 30 day challenge? The next one begins tomorrow, May 2nd! 

Go to for the details of the challenge. I will be adding an option that is more hard-core for those of you who have reached a plateau in your weight loss!!! It’s called the Keto or Ketogenic (fat burning) diet. I’ll explain more about it in an upcoming blog post. I hope you will join me! Make this week healthy & active! I look forward to hearing from you!!!

Letโ€™s get it! 

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