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Self-Care Matters!!! #WorldMentalHealthDay

Happy #HumpDay! Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay!!! In light of that I thought it would be critical to share the importance of making #selfcare a priority. Self-care is key to you staying active & sharp in the game of life. One thing I’ve made a priority is exercising daily and striving to get at least 10,000 #fitbit steps in a day, eating healthier, getting adequate sleep and reducing stress. Why??? Not just for my physical #health but also for my #mentalhealth.

It has been proven that aerobic #exercise (walking, jogging, running, swimming, dancing, cycling..etc.) helps reduce depression, anxiety and helps in releasing feel good hormones that improve your mood. What are your self-care #goals for today? Remember its not just about your physical fitness but your mental and emotional fitness as well! If you are standing on the sidelines of #life, its time to get back in the game!

Lets Get It!!!

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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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How Badly Do You Really Want It?

Happy Tuesday!!! Today is day 19 of our #30daychallenge!!! This means we are in the home stretch with 11 more days to go in this March 30 day challenge and in the 1st quarter of 2018! How are things going? Are you on track to meet the goals that you set for yourself at the beginning of this year/month? How is exercising going? Have you been consistently getting a workout in at least 3-5 days a week? Are you having a hard time getting started on remaining consistent? Try setting a non-negotiable target of at least 8,000-10,000 steps a day or at least 30 minutes of #exercise per day. This plus implementing a Ketogenic diet (or whatever your dietary preference is i.e, Vegan, Whole30, Paleo) consisting of eating clean, organic or Non-GMO low carb vegetables/fruit, protein & healthy fats (no sugar) is essential. This plus integrating an intermittent fasting eating window of 12-8pm has helped me meet and sometimes exceed my weekly weight loss goal of at least 2 pounds per week.

My question to you today is how BAD do YOU really want the RESULTS you are seeking? Are you willing to lay aside all excuses and get it done? Are you willing to try new strategies (Keto, HIIT and/or Intermittent Fasting (IF 16 hrs daily) to see if it will help you to get over your weight loss plateau? Do your research (Start here – https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-guide ) and consult with your doctor to be sure it is safe for you to do. Lastly here are some tips to getting consistent exercise in daily.

1. Make exercising a priority, do what you have to do for you! Aren’t you worth it? YES YOU ARE!!!

2. Work out 1st thing in the morning before you go to work or right after!

3. While watching your must see TV walk/jog/run in place, do sit ups, push-ups, stretching, lift weights…etc.

4. Move whenever you get the chance, force yourself to take a walk break at work on your lunch or on your 15 minute break.

5. Get a workout partner and hold each other accountable to a work out time & place.

6. Get a Fitbit device (Check out their website to discover their devices http://www.fitbit.com ) and join a community of other people trying to meet step goals! Let me know when you do so I can add you as a friend & challenge you to daily step challenges through the Fitbit phone app.

7. Just DO SOMETHING! Even if it’s just for 10 or 15 minutes a day be consistent & gradually increase your workout time in increments of 5 minutes each week. Make it a goal to eventually get to 30-60 mins of exercise per day for at least 5 days a week.

You CAN do it! I believe in you! Make the last 11 days of this challenge great, healthy & active!!!

Let’s get it!!!

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TGIF!!! 1st Keto 30 Day Challenge Motivational Video of 2018!

#TGIF! Listen to my 1st #Keto #30DayChallenge #Motivational video of 2018 to get some #motivation for your #diet and #fitness journey! What are you doing to achieve your #goals for this month? I want to hear from you! Stay focused & be intentional about meeting your goals!!! Let’s get it!!!

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TGIF 11-3-17 Edition! It’s Goal Setting Time!!!

TGIF!!! It’s thank God I’m getting fit Friday!!! It is day 3 of our Keto diet & exercise 30 Day Challenge!!! What is that ONE change that you can commit to this month (Thanksgiving day will be the exception!) that will help you to achieve your health, weight loss or fitness goals? Respond to this post and let me know so I can help hold you accountable to that one thing! My one thing will be sugar! Y’ALL hold me accountable now ya hear!!!??? 🀣 Don’t let Thanksgiving sneak up on you with your work UNDONE! πŸ’― Click on the link to watch my TGIF YouTube motivational video below and let’s get it!!! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

https://youtu.be/vEI0eYRfTHM

Make this weekend active, healthy and stress free! πŸ™Œ

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What Is YOUR Weekend Exercise Plan?

Happy Saturday Everyone!!! Can you believe that it’s already day 27 of our #30DayChallenge?! How are you doing? Are you making progress? Well on November 1st we will have our final weigh in so get prepared to report back your final results for this month! What is your #exercise plan for this weekend? I just finished a cardio/strength training workout session so I’m ready to hit the ground running into the last stretch of this challenge!!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈWhat about you? Whatever your plan is just do something!!!! We have 3 more days until this month’s challenge is over! Let’s finish STRONG! βœŠπŸ’―πŸ™Œ #LetsGo #GetFit #Goals #GetItDone

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Our October 2017 #30DayChallenge Starts Today!!!

Welcome to our October 2017 #30DayChallenge! I’m excited that you are starting this month off right by taking this challenge with me! Can you believe that this is literally the last quarter of the year!!!??? So let’s hit the ground running and be absolutely intentional about finishing this year strong!!! πŸ’―

In this challenge we will be eating the #Ketogenic way, eating clean with no processed foods & no added sugar or starches. This includes 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 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 & 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 3 months left in 2017 so let’s make it get GREAT, HEALTHY and ACTIVE! Let’s go! πŸ’ͺ

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