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Mid-month Check In For February 2020!!! — February 16, 2020

Mid-month Check In For February 2020!!!

Happy Sunday All!!! It’s time for our mid-month check in! Weigh in when you get up in this morning and let me know how the 1st half of this month has gone for you!!! What successes and challenges have you had so far? What do you think you will need to do differently in order to maximize your goal attainment for this month? Here are some ideas below that maybe you can try!

– Consistent exercise (3-5 days weekly)

– Drink at least 64 ounces of water daily (with 1 tsp of lemon juice and/or apple cider vinegar w/the mother)

– Cut out sugar and high carb food/snacks

– Get more sleep (7-9 hours)

– Reduce stress

– Believe & confess with your mouth that you CAN do it!!!

– Get an exercise partner who will hold you accountable!

– Try implementing intermittent fasting (daily 8 hour eating window of 12-8pm, 10-6pm or whatever works with your schedule)

– Stick to Keto!

Below is an article with some great Ketogenic tips that you can implement and integrate into your Keto regimen.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ketogenic-diet-101

Lastly I will be on a 1 week hiatus. I’ll be back to motivate you on 2/24/20!!! Until then keep pushing towards your goals!!!!

Let’s Go!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

What Are Your Goals For This Month? — February 3, 2020

What Are Your Goals For This Month?

February 2020 Goals!

My full monthly Eat Clean/Keto/IF/Exercise/Self-Care challenge details are here ➑️ http://www.monicaakerele.com

Let’s get it!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

February 2020 Eating Clean Keto and Exercise Challenge Starts Today! #LetsGo πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ — February 1, 2020

February 2020 Eating Clean Keto and Exercise Challenge Starts Today! #LetsGo πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Happy Saturday and welcome to the start of our February Motivational Challenge of Eating Clean, Keto/IF, Exercise and Self-Care! So are you ready? If yes let’s:

1) Get Started! πŸ”₯

2) Lay aside ALL excuses and make your mind up to go get after your goals! πŸ’―

3) Think, pray and declare with your mouth that you are going to make healthy changes that will align with your goals and intention for this month. πŸ™πŸΎ

4) Write out your Goals/Action Plan for this month, for example:

Lose weight – 1-2 pounds weekly

Exercise 3-5 days a week

Eat Clean Non-GMO/Organic (no processed foods)

Reduce or Eliminate Starchy carbs/sugar (20-40 total carbs daily)

Get more sleep (7-9 hours daily)

Reduce Stress

Add any other goals you may have…

5) Go to the grocery store to get healthy (if possible organic/non-gmo) fresh or frozen foods and throw away any processed food left in your home to eliminate temptation. (For example candy, chips, sugary/high carb snacks, cookies, etc.) πŸ₯‘πŸ₯¦πŸŒΆοΈ

6) Exercise 3-5 days weekly πŸ‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΏβ€β™‚οΈ

7) Execute your action plan and stay consistent! πŸ’―

I’m rooting for you this month! You CAN do it!!! Let’s make February 2020 HEALTHY together!!! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

My full monthly Eat Clean/Keto/IF/Exercise/Self-Care challenge details are here ➑️ http://www.monicaakerele.com

Let’s get it!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

January 2020 Challenge Ends Today! It’s Weigh Day! #LetsGo — January 31, 2020

January 2020 Challenge Ends Today! It’s Weigh Day! #LetsGo

TGIF!!! We have reached the end of our January 2020 Eating Clean, Keto/IF and Exercise challenge. Go ahead and weigh in today or tomorrow morning and let me know how things went. Also please feel free to share with me any non-scale victories that you may have experienced over the course of this month. For example, improved mood, loss of inches around your waist, reduction in clothes size, more energy, improved blood sugar numbers, less or no joint pain, better sleep and/or etc… Every success is a win in my book and should be acknowledged and celebrated. So congratulations in advance! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

I’ve also talked with 4 people who took the challenge this month and there was an average loss of weight of 9.2 pounds from simply eating Keto, Intermittent Fasting with a 4-8 hour eating window and exercise 3-5 days a week. I celebrate you and I’m so proud of your progress!!! πŸŽ‰

If you are ready to join me on my next monthly challenge it starts tomorrow!!! Check out the monthly challenge details on the link below!

http://www.monicaakerele.com

Let’s Get It!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

What Is Up on Your Keto, IF and Exercise Journey? — January 29, 2020

What Is Up on Your Keto, IF and Exercise Journey?

Happy #HumpDay! How is my Eating Clean, Keto/IF & Exercise Family doing today? I hope all is well. We are almost at the end of our January 2020 challenge. Is it just me or did this month go by super fast? Well on Friday, 1/31/20 we will have our final weigh in for the month and this challenge will officially be in the books!

So tell me what’s up? Is your motivation, exercise, eating clean and Keto diet consistency up? I want to hear from you so I can get an update on your journey. Consistency is the key on this journey. Don’t let anyone or anything keep you from doing what it takes to meet your goals. You are MORE than worth it! πŸ’― Remember you are not alone in this fight to be healthy. We are all in this together!

I’ve shared a link below to some awesome Keto meal prep ideas from Women’s Health Magazine to help you with meal planning for next week!!!

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/g25439970/keto-meal-prep/

Let’s Go!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

Mid-Month #Keto Check In!!! #LetsGo πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ — January 15, 2020

Mid-Month #Keto Check In!!! #LetsGo πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Happy #HumpDay All!!! Today is day 15 of our Keto and exercise monthly challenge and it’s time for our mid-month check in! Weigh in the morning and let me know how the 1st 2 weeks have gone for you!!! What successes and challenges have you had so far? What do you think you will need to do differently in order to maximize your goal attainment for this month? Here are some ideas that you can try!

– Consistent exercise (3-5 days weekly)

– Drink at least 64 ounces of water daily (with 1 tsp of lemon juice and/or apple cider vinegar w/the mother)

– Cut out sugar and high carb food/snacks

– Get more sleep

– Reduce stress

– Believe & confess with your mouth that you CAN do it!!!

– Get an exercise partner who will hold you accountable!

– Try implementing intermittent fasting (daily 8 hour eating window of 12-8pm, 10-6pm or whatever works with your schedule)

– Stick to Keto!

Lastly here is an article with some great Ketogenic tips that you can implement and integrate into your Keto regimen.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ketogenic-diet-101

Let’s Go!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

How To Reduce Your Sugar Intake!!! #LetsGo πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ — January 14, 2020

How To Reduce Your Sugar Intake!!! #LetsGo πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Happy Tuesday! It is day 14 and we are almost halfway through January 2020 already!!! How are things going with eating clean, keto, exercise, getting sleep and reducing stress? Weigh in tomorrow and let me know how you are progressing from a weight perspective! I have one more question that I want to ask you. What is the ONE thing that you struggle with the most when making healthy changes? Is it diet, exercise, sleep, sugar, starchy carbs or something else? Please leave your answer in the comment section.

I think my answer would be SUGAR! I’m sure for many of you that would be your answer too! Lol! Here are several ideas to help you reduce your sugar intake:

β€’ Drink only water (add a lemon wedge if desired) and unsweetened tea and/or coffee
 β€’ Eliminate desserts/sugary snacks from your diet
 β€’ Eat fruit that have a lower glycemic index such as berries (strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries).
 β€’ Eliminate candy and gum from your diet
 β€’ Reduce and or eliminate starchy carbs, as they turn into sugar and is stored as fat if it is not burned off metabolically as energy.

The reality is that reducing/eliminating sugar will help boost your weight loss and will help reduce your chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Check out this article below by Medical News Today that shares even more ideas and research backed insights that can possibly help motivate and educate you in your journey to reduce your sugar intake! Make this week healthy and active!

Let’s Go!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319991.php#health-benefits

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

It’s Meal Prep Day!!! — January 5, 2020

It’s Meal Prep Day!!!

Happy Sunday!!! Don’t forget to shop and #mealprep for the week! Here is a #KetoRecipe below from http://www.eatwell101.com to possibly add to your #KetoMeal arsenal. Have a great, healthy and active week!!!

Garlic Butter Chicken Bites and Asparagus Recipe from Eatwell101.com

https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-butter-chicken-bites-asparagus-recipe

Let’s get it!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

Start TODAY!!! Let’s Goal Get It!!! πŸ”₯ — January 2, 2020

Start TODAY!!! Let’s Goal Get It!!! πŸ”₯

It is the beginning of a NEW month, a NEW year and a NEW decade! What are you going to do differently in 2020 that will help catipult you towards reaching your health goals for 2020? Here are some motivational ideas below!

1) Get Started! πŸ”₯

2) Lay aside ALL excuses and make your mind up to start today! 🧐

3) Think, pray and declare with your mouth that you are going to make healthy changes that will align with your goals and intention for 2020. πŸ™πŸΎ

4) Write out your Goals/Action Plan (Click on my post called Is Your Health Vision Clear for 2020? for more details on this topic:

  • Lose weight (20 pounds)
  • Exercise more (3-5 days a week)
  • Eat Clean (no processed foods)
  • Reduce or Eliminate Starchy carbs/sugar (20-40 total carbs daily)
  • Get more sleep (7-9 hours daily)
  • Add any other goals you may have…

5) Go to the grocery store to get healthy (if possible organic/non-gmo) fresh or frozen foods and throw away any processed food left in your home to eliminate temptation. (For example candy, chips, sugary/high carb snacks, cookies, etc.) πŸ₯‘πŸ₯¦πŸŒΆοΈ

6) Take a 30 minute walk or hit the gym! πŸ‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΏβ€β™‚οΈ

7) Execute your goals and stay consistent! πŸ’―

I’m rooting for you this year! You CAN do it!!! Let’s make 2020 HEALTHY together!!! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

My monthly Eat Clean/Keto/IF/Exercise challenge details are here ➑️ http://www.monicaakerele.com

Let’s get it!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

#HappyFitYear2020 πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ #LetsGetIt πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ — January 1, 2020

#HappyFitYear2020 πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ #LetsGetIt πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

#HappyFitYear2020 πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I hope you are having a great and healthy start to the new year! I’m so excited that you are on this journey with me to becoming healthier versions of ourselves. I pray you will all reach the 2020 health/fitness/dietary/selfcare goals that you have or will set for yourself this year! You are more than WORTH it!!! You can find the details of my monthly eating clean, Keto, IF and exercise motivational challenge below!!!

DETAILS HERE ➑️ http://www.monicaakerele.com

Let’s get it!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

For motivation on your keto, intermittent fasting and exercise journey follow my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com

Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.

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