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

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What Is That ONE Thing You Will Do To #Finish2019Healthy??? #Let’s Go!!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ — December 18, 2019

What Is That ONE Thing You Will Do To #Finish2019Healthy??? #Let’s Go!!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Happy #HumpDay!!! It’s day 18 of our #Finish2019Healthy Challenge! How are things going? We are almost 2/3rds through this month already! I can’t believe it will be Christmas a week from today! I don’t know about you but that is motivating me to take it up a notch! We literally have 13 more days left in this month, year and decade!!! What are you going to do to take it up a notch? Here are some possible options to consider:

1) Get at least 30 mins to an hour of activity in daily
2) Sleep 7-9 hoursย daily
3) Eat Clean for the rest of the month (no processed packaged foods)
4) Challenge yourself to a group exercise class like Zumba, HIIT, Strength Training or Cycling.
5) Eliminate starchy carbs or sugary foods until Christmas!
6) Intermittent Fast for at least 16 hours per day with an 8 hour eating window.

Even if you just pick ONE thing from the ideas above OWN it and feel PROUD knowing that you did SOMETHING to push the needle towards ending the year on a healthy note!

My goal for this month’s challenge is to help motivate you not to wait until the New Year to get started on your goals. There’s nothing like the power of TODAY!!!

What is that ONE thing you will do to end this year HEALTHY? Let me know in the comment section below!!!

Let’s Get It!!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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

Disclaimer: Always get your doctorโ€™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.

#TGIF: Know Your Health Status 2.0! — October 5, 2018

#TGIF: Know Your Health Status 2.0!

Happy Friday!!!! Here is your #Keto #30DayChallenge update for my diet and fitness #blog! The topic is #KnowYourStatus 2.0! Click on the YouTube link to listen to my 2 minute #TGIF video and be inspired to stay on track with your health journey. There are benefits to consistency!!!

For #motivation on your #diet and #fitness journey follow my free blog at http://www.monicaakerele.com.

Let’s get it!!!

#GetFit #Healthy #GetFit #HOPEdealer #Goals #Exercise #SelfCare #LetsGetIt

Finish February Strong! Letโ€™s Go! — February 26, 2018

Finish February Strong! Letโ€™s Go!

Happy Monday! How are you all doing? After today we have 2 days left in our February Keto 30 Day Challenge!!! Are you ready for our final weigh in? We will weigh in on March 2nd and we will also start our March Keto and intermittent fasting challenge on that same day. I look forward to seeing what progress you have made this month. I saw this link to some Ketogenic recipes that I thought Iโ€™d share with you from Keto Summit. Check the link out below!

https://ketosummit.com/quick-keto-recipes-dinner/

Letโ€™s finish this month strong my friends by eating clean, exercising, getting adequate sleep and by reducing stress!!!

Let’s go! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

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Happy New Years Eve 2017!!! New 30 Day Challenge starts 1/2/2018! — January 1, 2018

Happy New Years Eve 2017!!! New 30 Day Challenge starts 1/2/2018!

Happy New Year’s Eve Everyone!!! I’m super excited about 2018!!! What about you? I hope you have already begun to visualize yourselves becoming your best and healthier selves in 2018! What diet/fitness/health goals are you setting for yourselves? Write it down and post it somewhere that you will always see it to be reminded of what your #goals are so you can execute it daily without delay. As promised here is another Dr. Jason Fung video on intermittent fasting. It is 50 minutes long so set aside some time to listen.

I’m sharing this information so we can all learn together how to combat obesity and how to prevent and/or reverse insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and many other metabolic related diseases. This along with the Ketogenic diet has been the secret to my weight loss success in 2017. Thanks again for being on this journey with me!!! Several of you have shared your weight loss results from 2017 with me and I’m blown away by your progress!!! I’m talking 10 pounds to 50+ pounds per person in #weightloss!!! I’m so proud of each and every one of you, even if you only loss some dress sizes or eliminated sugar and/or starchy carbs from your diet, baby guess what??? THAT’S progress!๐Ÿ’ฏ Let’s continue this momentum into the NEW YEAR!!! Day 1 of our January 2018 #Keto 30 Day Challenge starts on January 2nd! Are you in? Details are at http://www.monicaakerele.wordpress.com

HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU IN ADVANCE!!! ๐ŸŽ‰ Let’s make 2018 a transformational year together!

Let’s get it!
#NYE2017 #NYE #HappyNewYears #HappyNewYears2018 #GetFit #LetsGo

Our December #30DayChallenge Starts Today!!! — December 2, 2017

Our December #30DayChallenge Starts Today!!!

Welcome to our December 2017 #30DayChallenge! Iโ€™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!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

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, Iโ€™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.

http://www.monicaakerele.wordpress.com

We have 30 days left in 2017 so letโ€™s make it get GREAT, HEALTHY and ACTIVE! Letโ€™s go! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Our August Keto #30DayChallenge Starts Today!!! — August 3, 2017

Our August Keto #30DayChallenge Starts Today!!!

Happy Hump Day!!! Iโ€™m excited that you are starting this month off right by taking this #Keto challenge with me! When you make the decision to join this challenge you are making the decision to 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 highly recommend you switching to eating organic and/or Non-GMO food.

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. Check out the Whole 30 option if you want to ease into eating clean. I lost 9 pounds in the month of July by adopting this way of eating along with intermittent fasting and exercise. 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, including the acceptable food list!
www.monicaakerele.wordpress.com

Letโ€™s get it in my friends! Letโ€™s make August GREAT, HEALTHY and ACTIVE! Letโ€™s go! ๐Ÿ’ช

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Celebrating My Independence!!! Song to Inspire You! — July 4, 2017

Celebrating My Independence!!! Song to Inspire You!

Happy Independence Day!!! While I was on my way to the gym today I was inspired to create this quick song that you will hear on this video below. During the month of June I lost a total of 13 pounds and in July I am determined to do the same if not more. For those of you that don’t know I am turning 40 in September so I have a goal weight that I want to reach by my 40th birthday!!! As a result I decided to skip the 4th of July cookout scene and just hit the gym. Why? Because I’m on a mission and people who are on a mission don’t allow themselves to be tempted or sidetracked. If you are able to withstand temptation while at a cookout then more power to ya! But as for me and my house…Lol! Anyway let this song inspire you to love yourself enough to keep going and to never give up until you reach your goals!!! 

Let’s get it! Keto 30DayChallenge GetFit

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What Are Your #Goals For June 2017? — June 2, 2017

What Are Your #Goals For June 2017?

#TGIF!!! Today is day 2 of our 30 day challenge!!! Are you ready to get it in this month!? What is your plan for meeting your goals for this month?

First things first! You must set a goal. Start off small, for example .5-2 pounds per week. Set your goal then take steps to meet that goal.  I recommend weighing in at least daily or weekly to see what your progress is real time so you can make adjustments if needed. Use MyFitnessPal or Fitbit to track your progress.

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Tell me what your goal is for this month? Whatever goal you set, you must believe that you CAN do it. I am a witness if I CAN so CAN you!!! My goal for this month is to lose at least 2 pounds a week. 

Here are some tips for this month:

1) Pray & ask God for his help during this challenge. (Involve God in your journey).

2) Believe (Faith speaks what you believe & action follows).

3) Set your goal (i.e. 1-2 pounds per week).

4) Put your food and work out plan down on paper or type it up on your phone.

5) Execute the plan!

6) Share your plan with me and your accountability partner(s) & ask them to hold you accountable to your plan.

7) Measure your progress utilizing the scale to weigh in and MyFitnessPal or Fitbit to track your food intake and exercise.

8) Make adjustments to the plan based on your progress real time.

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So tell me what your goals are and what your plan is for this month so I can hold you accountable too!

Letโ€™s get it!!!

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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

You CAN Do The IMPOSSIBLE! Declare It!!! — April 22, 2017

You CAN Do The IMPOSSIBLE! Declare It!!!

Happy Saturday Everyone! I hope everyone is having an enormously healthy month so far! So my question for you today is what do you think is IMPOSSIBLE for you to do or overcome in order to become your best & healthy self and/or to meet a goal that you’ve set for your self? I just want to declare over you today that the struggle is over, that there is absolutely nothing IMPOSSIBLE for you to accomplish in Jesus name! My faith gives me the confidence to say this and if you believe and receive that for your life say AMEN! 

Listen I never thought in a millionaire years that I would have been able to ever lose weight. But once you have decided that enough is enough, something has got to shift. It starts in your mind, then you must declare by faith that you CAN do this!!! Next is set goals (write them down) and make an action plan to meet those goals. Once you your plan in place then you must have accountability someone who will hold your feet to the fire so you will stay on track. Please get your accountability in place before we go into this last week of this challenge. Prove to yourself that you can meet your goals one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time. 

This month I have been focused on training for a Run Like A Diva 5K that I will be running in May. If you would have told my younger & much larger self that I was going to be running a 5K I would have laughed in your face and told you that you are dreaming! You see I used to be “allergic” to running… literally LOL! But today, 4 years after I started my weight loss journey I am running my 1st 5K, not walking, running!!! I’m so excited! Guess what? You’ve got next! I’m praying & believing for you!!!! You will meet your goals!!! Make this week active & healthy!!!

Let’s get it!!! 

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