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What Is The Word That Embodies Your Why For Keto and Exercise?

Happy Hump Day Everyone!!! It is day 8 of our Keto Diet and Fitness #30DayChallenge!!! We have officially completed one full week!!! How did the first week go? What challenges and successes have you experienced so far? What questions do you have?

Today I just want to make sure that you have identified your why for taking on this challenge. The reason I am asking is because it is your why that will keep you grounded, motivated and will catapult you to your desired end goal. My why summed up in ONE word is Healthy. I want to be healthy in every area of my life so I can be actively engaged with my family, make an IMPACT in my sphere of influence, to fulfill my God given purpose for living and to live long enough to be actively engaged with my grandchildren, great grandchildren and beyond. All of these things cannot be done well if I’m not healthy.

So my ask of you today is to identify your why and embody that why in ONE word. This will help you to focus on meeting your goals!!! Write this word on a sticky note and put it on your bathroom mirror so you can be reminded daily! If you don’t mind sharing type your ONE word in the comments below or send me a personal message.

Let’s get it!!!

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Our November 2018 Keto #30DayChallenge Starts TODAY!!!

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Happy #ThankfulThursday and welcome to our November 2018 #30DayChallenge!!! We are in the month where we celebrate how thankful we are and I just wanted to take the time to thank each and every one of you for being on this healthy eating & fitness journey with me!!! You just don’t know how much energy and motivation you bring just by being a part of this movement!!!

If you are ready to start this #30DayChallenge with me weigh in TODAY and go to my #blog link below for the details! It’s completely FREE! We will focus on eating clean, organic and/or Non-GMO keto food, getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep daily, getting 3-5 days of consistent exercise a week and intentionally reducing stress through self-care. I will expound more on these topics and expose you to the latest research/experts on these topics in the days/weeks to come. Are you with me???

Let’s get it!!! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ

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Take Your Fitness and Keto Journey 1 Day at a Time!

Happy Saturday my #30DayChallenge Fam!!! I want to hear from you! What goals did you set for yourself this week? Did you achieve them? Why or why not? Listen, whether you did or not one thing I’ve learned is that you have to take this fitness journey one day at a time. Begin by setting a daily goal of exercise and eating healthy keto meals/IF and go from there. Believe me the results will follow.

My goal for this week was to just be consistent. As you can see in the infographic above, I met my fitness goals 5 out of 5 days. As a result I lost 7 pounds in one week. Literally 1 pound a day. Consistency is the key to reach any short or long term goal you may set. Just take it one day at a time! I did! πŸ’―

Lets get it!!! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ€›πŸΎ

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What May Be Hindering Your Weight Loss?

Happy Monday Motivation Day! We have reached the midpoint of our April 30 Day Challenge!!! Weigh in tomorrow to see what progress you are making. I would love to hear how the Keto and Intermittent Fasting is working out for you! There are times when you have to make adjustments to what you are doing especially if you have reached a plateau or if you have some serious insulin resistance that is trying to hold on to your fat reserves. Check out this video from Dr. Eric Berg. He gives some great tips that will help you to overcome any weight loss plateaus you may be experiencing. There are 5 things I know will help you to get over your weight loss plateau:

1) Reducing carbs – Eliminating sugar, potatoes, bread, and pasta, reducing fruit intake especially high glycemic index ones like pineapples and mangos.

2) Consistent Exercise

3) Getting adequate sleep – 7-8 hrs daily

4) Stress Reduction

5) Intermittent Fasting – Eating Window of 8 hours or less. Most people stay within the 10-6pm timeframe or 12-8pm.

Check out Dr. Eric Berg’s quick video link below for more tips!

Let’s get it!!! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

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#MondayMotivation #LetsGo #Exercise!!!

Happy Monday!!! Have you gotten your exercise in for today? If yes what did you do? If not what do you plan to do? Whatever your exercise choice is just make sure you don’t SKIP it altogether. Running out of ideas? You could simply go for a 30 minute walk.

Let’s get it!!!

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It’s Weigh In Day! Plus #Keto & #IF Talk!

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Happy Monday Everyone! It is day 10 of our #30DayChallenge for this month!!! I am so excited about it because I can already see progress on the scale and in my clothes! Every 10 days in this challenge we will weigh in and check on our progress. Weigh in either today or tomorrow morning and let me know what progress you have made so far this month. I am super excited to report that I’ve already lost 5 pounds this month!!!

I have lost 5 pounds by consistently implementing both the #Ketogenic way of eating and the intermittent fasting pattern of eating where I eat 2 meals within a 6-8 hour window from 2-8pm or 12-8pm daily. I have also consistently exercised for at least 60 minutes a day. For those of you who love to read (like me) here is a link for you from Authority Nutrition to learn more about intermittent fasting that is based on evidence found in research studies:Β https://authoritynutrition.com/intermittent-fasting-and-weight-loss/. For those ofΒ  you who are more audible and visual learners here is a quick 10-minute video from Dr. Eric Berg who is one of my favorite doctors who champions this way of eating: https://youtu.be/AnyFVWwzgJI.

Let’s ZERO in during the next 10 days so we can get closer to achieving our end of year goal. Respond to this post or send me a personal message by telling me what your end of year weight loss goal is! You CAN do it!!!!

Let’s get it!!!

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Our December #30DayChallenge Starts Today!!!

Welcome to our December 2017 #30DayChallenge! I’m excited that you are starting this month off right by taking this challenge with me! Can you believe that #Christmas AND the #New Year is right around the corner??? So let’s be absolutely intentional about meeting our #goals for this month!!! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

We will continue to eat a #Ketogenic diet that includes eating clean with no processed foods & no added sugar or starches. This also means eating moderate amounts of lean protein, generous amounts of healthy fats including nuts and seeds, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, grass fed butter and more. We will also eat vegetables & low glycemic fruit such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries! Our other goals for this challenge is to 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 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 & added sugars.

Let me know if you are with me by responding to this post or by sending me a personal message by saying, I’M IN! Click on my blog website link below for the full Keto 30 Day Challenge details and to follow my blog. As always consult your doctor before beginning this or any 30 day challenge.

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We have 30 days left in 2017 so let’s make it get GREAT, HEALTHY and ACTIVE! Let’s go! πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

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