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Your February 2019 Keto 30 Day Challenge Starts TODAY!!!

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TGIF!!! Welcome to our February 2019 #Keto #30DayChallenge!!! Are you ready to join me on this motivational journey to losing weight & getting healthy? If you are, weigh in TODAY and join me on this month’s Keto 30 Day Challenge! Go to and follow my blog on my website at http://www.monicaakerele.com for the details! This challenge also includes a Vegan option. 

Are you still on the fence about shifting to a Keto diet? According to the US News & World Report for 2019, the Keto Diet ranks #2 behind the HMR diet for the “Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet” (See the other diet rankings here: https://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/articles/2019-01-02/us-news-reveals-best-diets-rankings-for-2019). Also check out this documentary called “The Real Skinny on Fat: The Truth About Weight Loss”, that features Naomi Whittel, Montel Williams and a plethora of doctors and health/diet experts. This is a MUST see that will open your eyes as to why obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases have grown to epidemic proportions in the United States and why the Standard American diet (SAD) is at the root of it all. 

Please take some time over the weekend to watch this. I promise you it will reignite your motivation to make some radical changes in your food choices that will help propel you into achieving your weight loss and health goals.

Let’s get it!!!

For motivation on your diet and fitness journey follow me on my blog at www.monicaakerele.com

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You ♡

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It’s been 1 week since I released my new single Trust In You! I just wanted to take the time to thank EVERYONE who has supported me with this release. Please forgive me because this thank you list is looonnng…lol I want to first thank God for blessing me with the inspiration to write the lyrics and the arrangement of this song and my awesome producer Christopher Bostic who produced this track and his awesome wife Karmel Bostic for holding down the alto/tenor BGVs with me and for doing my make-up for the photo. I want to also thank Antidote Creative Group – Emmanuel Threatt & Adrienne Threatt for doing the photography for my CD and Elizabeth Searle for designing the CD/MP3 cover. J-Stylz for being the studio engineer during my recording sessions. I also have to thank my immediate and extended family for their love, patience & support while I wrote & recorded this song and thereafter. Last but not least I want to thank Dr. Leon Threatt & Carol Threatt for allowing me to debut “Trust In You” Live at CFA this past Sunday. If you downloaded the single Thank you, If you bought the physical CD, Thank you! If you came out to support me at CFA on Sunday, Thank you! If you prayed for me, Thank you, If you have said an encouraging word by phone, text, instant message or social media, Thank you! If you shared my “Trust In You” posts, website or videos with your friends & family on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter, Thank you! If you have offered to help me in ANY way I just want to say Thank you. If you have invited me to come sing and/or speak at your event and/or radio/tv show THANK YOU!!! I am overwhelmed by the love and support that you all have shown me. I pray that you will reap over and beyond 100 fold for that which you have sown into me. Much love to you all & God bless!

Listen to “Trust In You” now on my website at http://www.monicaakerele.com

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Trust In You Releases Tomorrow In All Digital Music Stores – 5-26-15

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The official release of Monica Hawthorne-Akerele’s new single “Trust in You” produced by Christopher Bostic (CMGM) will be tomorrow, Tuesday, May 26th! Trust In You is available now for Pre-Order on Amazon for 99 cents! Please share this post with your Friends & Family! Thank you for your support! Go to www.monicaakerele.com for the download links and to stay connected with what I am doing in music, diet & fitness!

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What Will You Do Differently This Week?

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Happy Saturday Everyone! It’s Day 22 of our 30 day challenge and it’s Weigh in Day!!! How did it go? How many pounds have you lost so far this month? You can either respond to this post or you can send me a personal message. I have lost 5 pounds so far this month! 5 is the number of God’s GRACE and it’s been exactly that which has empowered me to accomplish that so far for this month! I am looking to lose 2 more pounds during the last week of the challenge so I can finish the month strong with 7 pounds lost total for the month of May! What is your goal for this last week of the challenge? What will you do differently this week to make it happen? I recommend adding in an additional workout. What has helped me to get out of the weight loss plateau I was experiencing in April was to add an additional workout in so I workout first thing in the morning then again at lunch or sometime in the evening. That is exactly the push I needed to get my metabolism revved up again for weight loss! I also added more strength training to my exercise routine. I literally strength train a different area of my body 6 out of 7 days of the week. So I might do legs on Monday, Arms on Tuesday, Back on Wednesday, Shoulders on Thursday, Abs on Friday and so on… I do at least 30-45 minutes of cardio 5-6 days a week. Tell me what your plan will be for the week! Let’s go hard this week and finish strong! You CAN do it!!! Let’s get it!!!

Press Like, Share & Follow me on my motivational weight loss blog at http://www.monicaakerele.wordpress.com also follow me on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram @MonicaAkerele

My new single titled "Trust In You" will be released on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play & all other digital music outlets on May 26, 2015. Click here to get a sneak preview of it on SoundCloud https://m.soundcloud.com/monica-hawthorne-akerele/my-new-single-trust-in-you. Stay connected with me on here and on my website at www.monicaakerele.com also join me on my next 30 day challenge beginning on June 1st, 2015!!! Let’s get it!!!
My new single titled “Trust In You” will be released on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play & all other digital music outlets on May 26, 2015. Click here to get a sneak preview of it on SoundCloud https://m.soundcloud.com/monica-hawthorne-akerele/my-new-single-trust-in-you. Stay connected with me on here and on my website at http://www.monicaakerele.com also join me on my next 30 day challenge beginning on June 1st, 2015!!! Let’s get it!!!
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New Music on SoundCloud! Check It Out!

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Hello my #30DayChallenge Team! I pray that all is well with each of you! Check out my latest single “Trust In You” Produced By Christopher Bostic @cmgmworld (Instagram) on SoundCloud! Click on the following link Trust In You on SoundCloud Once you listen please share the song with others or you can share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and/or the other Social Media Outlets listed at the bottom of this post. My desire for this song is to bring God glory #1 and to draw others and inspire them to trust in God also! Thanks for your Love & support. It truly means a lot! The release date will be announced soon. Stay tuned & have a phenomenally blessed & healthy week!!!

For motivation on your healthy journey body, soul & spirit follow me on my blog at http://www.monicaakerele.wordpress.com

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Listen to my new song – Faithful Is Our God!

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Hi There! Please visit my website http://www.monicaakerele.com and listen to a snippet of my new single “Faithful Is Our God” that was written by me & produced by Christopher Bostic. It is available now on iTunes, Amazon & other music download outlets! Please also share this with your Friends & Family. I pray this song will renew within you the belief that God is Faithful & that He loves you with an everlasting love! Thank you so much for your support! God bless you!

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Tell me what you know about Healthy! I want to hear from you!

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It’s Day 9 of our 30 Day challenge & I would like Tuesdays to be known as our knowledge sharing day! What recipes, tips, articles or links would you like to share to help encourage, inspire or educate us today on our weight loss or overall health journey? I would love to hear from you today! If you don’t have any ideas share a picture of what you are eating for either breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner. Also don’t forget to either reply to this post or send me a message letting me know how many pounds you lost in the 1st week of our challenge! Kudos to Niecee for losing a whopping 8 pounds in 1 week & to Kia for losing 5 pounds! I have lost 4 pounds Yay! Here is my tip for the day. Instead of buying fruit on the shelf buy fresh fruit and blend it yourself to make a fresh fruit sauce as you see pictured here. It contained pears, strawberries & white grapes! Get creative with other fruit combinations. No sugar or water is added, it’s 100% fruit with no preservatives! Now tell me what you know about Healthy! Let’s Go!

Go to http://www.monicaakerele.com to keep up with what I’m doing in Music, Ministry & Health!
God Bless!