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What Are Your 2019 #Goals?

What are your goals for 2019? Set them now and make plans to execute them in 2019! Seize the moment and achieve your goals. YOU are WORTH it!!! 💯❤

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#LetsGo #LetsGetIt #NeverGiveUp #GoalGetter #HOPEdealer #IMPACT #WOWWW #Focus #NewYear2019

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Your October 2018 #Keto #30DayChallenge Starts Here!!!

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Happy #MotivationMonday!!! We are in a NEW month and we are in the last quarter of 2018!!! Can you believe it??? Well it’s time to get it in my friend if you are planning to finish this year off strong and healthier! Weigh in TODAY and join me on this month’s #Keto #30DayChallenge! Go to my #blog link below for the details! It’s FREE!

Let’s get it!!! 🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏼‍♂️

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What Vision Do You Have For Your Future Self?

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TGIF! Today is day 2 of our 30 day challenge and I don’t know about you but I am EXCITED about this month’s challenge! I was out on a hiatus during the month of September to recuperate from surgery that took place in my throat but I am well on my way to recovering all and I have been released by my doctor to start exercising again! So you can imagine that its great to be back in it to win it! During my hiatus I gained about 5 pounds. So that goes to show how important the part of exercise plays in your daily routine and it’s impact on your weight. Well now I’m back and I am ready to get it in! What about you?

Today’s blog is about Vision and how  important it is when you are making decisions about your health or anything that you want to accomplish in life. You have to see in your mind’s eye exactly what you want the end goal to be before you begin this process. When I began my weight loss journey in 2013 all I knew was I wanted to get out of the 200s!!! Once I had a vision of what I wanted I could then begin to set goals that would eventually get me to my desired weight or BMI. What goals have you set so far? Goals are necessary so it can move you forward. My first goal was to lose at least 2-2.5  pounds a week. Which would mean I would lose 10 pounds a month and in a year’s time if successful at meeting those goals monthly I would have a net weight loss of 120 pounds. So measuring your progress is important thus we have our weekly weigh in so we can measure how much weight we have lost. How do you ensure you meet your weekly goal? A good way to do that is to leverage the MyFitnessPal tool/app or Fooducate on your computer, iPhone/iPad or on any Android device. Another good tool is to get a Fitbit tracking device and to use the Fitbit app to track your meals and exercise daily. This helps you to stay on track so you won’t go over your allotted calories for the day. Measuring has been key to my weight loss success. Remember this you cannot manage what you do not measure so this is really important! I know at times it may seem overwhelming to implement these processes but I promise you it’s well worth your time. This is your life, you are valuable, you have a divine purpose to fulfill daily and the world needs you to be able to show up daily to get it done! Being healthy ensures that you will be able to show up and be ultra productive! So what is your vision for your health? What goals will you set to get there? What measuring tool will you use to ensure you meet your goals weekly? I know these are tough questions but you are worth the work, you are worth the answer, you are worth the outcome this work will produce! Invest in you & love yourself enough to implement these processes and move YOUR vision forward. Let’s get it! 🙌

Make today great & healthy!

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My October 30 day eating clean & exercise challenge is here! Click on my 30 Day Challenge link on  http://www.monicaakerele.com for the details & subscribe to my blog for free!  Are you ready to join me on this live it? I don’t believe in diets anymore because that’s a temporary solution! Let’s make changes that will last a lifetime. START Tomorrow, October 1st! Let’s get fit together!

Let’s go!

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#Fitbit Rocks! Let Me Tell You How…

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I completed my goal of 10,000 steps in the Goal Day challenge! #Fitbit

Yes Fitbit is the one you want! I’ve been procrastinating about sharing how cool  having a Fitbit device is but I just can’t keep it to myself any longer! Do you need motivation and reminders on your daily fitness goals? Well Fitbit is for you! Believe me they didn’t hire me to promote their product but I have been a proud owner of one of their devices since May of this year. It is a tool that you can use to set goals, track exercise, track your sleep patterns, measure your heart rate and your current steps for the day. Believe me it is more than a glorified pedometer.  You can also connect it to your phone via Bluetooth and everything is right there at your fingertips on your phone or tablet via the Fitbit app.

2 more things rock about Fitbit and it’s the community motivational aspect where you can connect with other Fitbit owners and challenge each other to meet your daily, weekly or weekend step goals. Not only that but you can challenge each other to a friendly competition of who will get the most steps during the course of a day, week or weekend too. It’s called a showdown. Competition always makes things fun and lastly they have the weekly progress report that gives you an update on how you did on your weight loss goals, sleep, calories, exercise, steps, etc… I absolutely love it.

What devices are you currently using to measure your progress weekly or to track the number of steps you are taking? Using either a device or a tracking mechanism is critical to your success. As my favorite saying goes you cannot manage what you do not measure.

Why don’t you go see for yourself? Check Fitbit out at http://www.fitbit.com

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Don’t forget our next 30 day diet and exercise challenge begins on Thursday, October 1st, 2015. I hope you will join me on my journey to getting fit!  Make today great and healthy!

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Are You Motivated To Lose Weight? If Not Read This!

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Happy Thursday!!!! It’s day 5 of our 30 day challenge! How are things going with you on the challenge? I pray things are going well. I know for some of you including me, sometimes you can get discouraged on your fitness journey. Every one of us have been at the place of discouragement & apathy concerning changing our eating & exercise habits. We have all tried to search for the motivation to get back into the game and finally be consistent on this journey to weight loss. So today I want to motivate you with several reasons why you should stay on track and eat healthier, exercise and/or lose weight. Here are some possible benefits below:

1) Your health picture will change dramatically

A) Reduce High Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar Levels, Cholesterol

B) Increases Fertility in Women impacted by PCOS

C) Prevent or Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

D) Reduce the risk for developing Strokes, Colon Cancer & Heart Attacks

E) Improves Sleep Apnea

F) Improves breathing

G) Reduces the risk of developing other chronic diseases that are obesity related

2) You will live a longer & fuller life

A) Increase your probability of living long enough to see your children, grandchildren & great grandchildren grow up

B) You will have more energy & be able to remain active & travel freely without constraints

C) Reduction of the need for medicine & physical therapy

D) Be a great example & model for your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family members & friends

E) Save money in the long run since you will not need as much medicine or Hospital/Surgical visits

3) Boost in your mental/emotional health

A) Exercising actually helps you to relieve stress & tension

B) Increases your self-esteem & outlook on life

C) Reduces the risk for developing depression

4) Bring God glory with our Bodies!

Our bodies were given to us by God. We only get 1 so let’s do our best to keep it in great shape by being a good steward over it.

With God’s help, a made up mind & consistency You CAN do it! Let’s Get it!

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Yes I Can And I Most Definitely Will!

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Have you ever been stuck in life and you didn’t really know why?  A lot of times we can become complacent and just go with the flow. Living life without really counting the cost of our actions, habits and inclinations.  That was me a while back. I was just living, barely existing and just going with the flow even though I knew that my actions were leading me down an unhealthy path. Then one day I had that wake up call that I so desperately needed.

After giving birth to my son almost 3 years ago I lost the ability to walk. Taking one step was so painful. I literally dropped to the floor and had to have my husband carry me. As a result I had to go to an orthopedic specialist who told me that if I didn’t lose weight that I was going to be destined to life in a wheel chair or a walker. The weight had become too much on my limbs and could barely support my weight. I couldn’t even carry my own baby son. THAT was a wake up call! I knew then that something had to change… Guess what had to change??? My MIND! I  had to repent(change my mind) from mindless eating and from being too lazy or preoccupied to go exercise. I finally made the decision to LOVE myself enough to start on this health journey.

What is your why? What has been holding you back? What keeps you from making the permanent decision to move forward in a consistent healthy lifestyle? What is it that you had or have to repent from? Sometimes there are times in life where triggers from your past may tempt you to revert back to your old habits, like emotionally eating when going through something stressful or to just veg out and not exercise when times are hard. Don’t get me wrong rest is good and necessary but keep it in balance with a  healthy diet & a regular exercise schedule.  I’ll continue with this idea of how your mind is a critical component of whether you will be successful on this diet & fitness journey on my next post! Until then I want you to know that despite your past challenges & despite where you are right now there is HOPE! You CAN do it and you WILL meet your goals. Only believe and let your belief propel you into action. Faith without works is dead! So with God’s help and your made up mind, let’s get it!!!

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