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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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It’s #Goal Monday! What is Your Diet and Fitness Goal for TODAY?

It’s #Goal Monday and I hope you are ready to hit the ground running on a great & healthy day and week! As I highlighted in my last blog I believe it’s essential to take this #keto fitness journey one day at a time. Many of you have shared with me that you have tried many diets in the past but have failed simply because it’s difficult to maintain and sustain that way of eating. Many fad diets are extreme and unhealthy, but I truly believe and the research suggests that the ketogenic diet is healthy, sustainable and produces results.

Now back to our goals!!! What is your goal for today? As you can see in my infographic above my goal is to have at least 60 minutes of exercise, eat keto foods only & to get at least 7 hours of sleep tonight. When setting your goals start off small, especially if you haven’t been active in the past or if you are coming off of a long break. The biggest takeaway is to start where you are. Forget about yesterday and don’t worry about tomorrow. Stay present in this moment and do what it takes to meet your goals for today. God’s grace is sufficient for you for TODAY. You CAN do it!!!

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Mid-Month Check-In for September 2018!!!

Happy Saturday All!!! Today is day 15 of our #Keto 30 Day Challenge and it’s time for our 1st weigh in for this month! 15 days down and 15 more to go! 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
  • Drink water (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 a partner who will hold you accountable!
  • Try 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 other awesome #ketogenic tips that you can implement and integrate into your Keto routine.

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

Don’t stop! Let’s get it!!!

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Your August 2018 #30DayChallenge Starts TODAY!!! #LetsGo #GetFit

Welcome to our August #30DayChallenge! We have officially entered into the hottest month of the year!!! I don’t know about you but I definitely need to turn up the heat on reaching my goals for this month! So there is NO time like the present to get it done! Our 30 day challenge starts TODAY!!! Are you ready??? I hope you will join me in eating clean, eliminating starchy carbs/sugar, getting consistent exercise, getting adequate sleep and in reducing stress! Go to and follow my blog link below for the details! It’s FREE!

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TGIF Check In – Intermittent Fasting News!

Happy Friday!!!! How are you? All is well here! I just wanted to have a #TGIF check in and see how things are going and to share an informative article on Intermittent Fasting that I ran across this week. I truly believe and know from experience that Intermittent fasting is an effective tool in weight loss and diabetes prevention/reversal. As I’ve shared before, I was well on my way to becoming diabetic but when I incorporated the intermittent fasting protocol of eating only between the hours of 10-6pm or 12-8pm as well as eating clean with no snacking, sugar, processed foods nor starchy carbs, it totally shifted my HbA1c numbers as well as my weight.

Let me show you how effective it is. Many of you know that I traveled to London/Paris this past June. Please believe I throughly enjoyed myself calorie wise and could not resist indulging in the pastries, crepes and chocolate… Need I say more? Well when I came back I had a great awakening when my feet hit the scale lol. I knew immediately that I had to get back on track. It’s been a week since I’ve returned and I’ve already lost the 5 pounds I gained in Europe. How? Intermittent fasting!!! Check out this article from Harvard Health on how this is even possible.

Let’s go!!!

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/intermittent-fasting-surprising-update-2018062914156?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

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#HappyMonday! Our July 2018 #Keto #30DayChallenge Starts Today!!!

#HappyMonday All,

Welcome to July 2018! Can you believe we are literally in the midpoint of 2018 already? I hope you made some great progress during the month of June. If not we have a new opportunity to make some healthier choices and to get back on track!!! Dust off your new year resolutions and let’s take the time to recalibrate and modify your goals for the rest of the year. You are worth it my friends!!! We will continue our focus on eating clean, #organic and/or #NonGMO, #Ketogenic, as well getting at least 3-5 days of exercise a week, 7-8 hours of sleep and reducing your stress load.

Details for the 30 day challenge are on the link below!!! Click on the Follow button for updates.

Let’s get it!!! πŸ’―

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TGIF!!! Mid-month Check In!!!

Happy Friday & TGIF! Today is day 15 of our Keto 30 Day Challenge and it’s our 1st weigh in for this month! 15 days down and 15 more to go! 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 potential? Here are some ideas that you can try!

  1. Consistent exercise
  2. Drink water (try with lemon), unsweetened tea or coffee only (no soda)
  3. Cut out sugar and high carb snacks
  4. Get more sleep
  5. Reduce stress
  6. Reduce your portion sizes
  7. Believe & confess with your mouth that you CAN do it!!!
  8. Get a partner who will hold you accountable!
  9. Stick to Keto!

Lets get it!!!

For motivation on your diet and fitness journey follow me on my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.wordpress.com and on Twitter @MonicaAkerele