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Tomorrow Is My 40th #BIRTHDAY!!!

TGIF! Thank God I’m Getting #Fit FRIDAY!!! & TOMORROW IS MY 40TH BIRTHDAY!🎂🎈 It’s also #Day8 of our #Keto #30DayChallenge! Check out the Youtube video link below for an important update! Our next weigh in will be on Monday, September 11th! Let me know how are you are doing! Have a blessed, #active, safe and #healthy weekend!!! Let’s go!!! #GetFit #LetsGetIt #Healthy #Roadto40 #Fitness #Motivation #Exercise #DontGiveUp #Goals #EatClean #Progress #Focus #WeightLoss #Ketogenic #Ketosis #Ketones #Vegan #Whole30 #StayFocused #LetsGo #BirthdayGirl #Team40

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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!

Let’s get it!!!

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If You Change Your Mind You Will Change Your Life!

Happy Tuesday Everyone! It’s day 21 of our 30 day challenge!!! Today is our 2nd weigh in day for this month’s challenge!!!! I lost 2.5 pounds. How many pounds/ounces did you lose? How are things going for you on the challenge? I hope its going well but if it’s not I want to encourage you to get back on track TODAY and don’t you dare give up! If you want to see change happen it has to start in your mind. Then you have to change your confession from no I can’t to YES I CAN! Then you put what you believe into action. Start off slow then pick up the pace as you continue to move forward. Progress happens over time and is not a one and done. So don’t get stressed out when you don’t see immediate results. Create an action plan for exercise and be consistent. Then plan your meals and snacks ahead of time and pack it the night before you go to work. Last but definitely not least invite God to begin this journey with you. Ask him for his grace to become more disciplined. This has been the key to my weight loss success! I’m praying for each and everyone of you!!! You CAN do this!!! So what will you do differently today to ensure your success on this challenge? I want to hear from you!!! Let’s get it!!!! 💪

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Weigh Day & Weekend Fitbit Challenges!!!

Happy Weigh In Day!!! We are 1/3 through this month’s 30 day challenge! Today is our 1st weigh in day for this month! We will do a total of 3 weigh ins (once every 10 days) during this month’s challenge.  So weigh in & let me know how you are doing!!!

So what is your exercise & meal plan for the weekend? All my Fitbit warriors need to either start a weekend/workweek/daily Fitbit challenge or participate in an existing one. Feel free to invite me and I will join you! Most of you should have gotten a Fitbit challenge from me on your Smartphone! Respond to this post with your food and exercise plan. 

This weekend I want you to write down your goals/plan for next week. Get your organic/Non-GMO shopping in and execute the plan next week! Earthfare is having an awesome Buy One Get One Free Sale this weekend only & Aldi/Trader Joes always has a better price on organic and Non-GMO food. So do you want to see some results in the 2/3rds stretch of this challenge? I thought so!!! Well lets put in the work for the next 10 days! Let’s get it in this weekend! 🙌 I’m believing and praying for your progress! LET’S GO! 🏃


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What’s On Your Plate??!!

TGIF! Happy Friday! So how are things going this week? What are you doing TODAY to reach your optimal weight, fitness and/or health goals? What is on your plate today? Respond and post breakfast, lunch, snacks, & dinner pics today. Let’s hold eachother accountable for success! Much #love to everyone! Make today #healthy, active & GREAT!!! 💯

Let’s get it! 

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What Is Your Vision For 2017? 

Happy Thursday! It is day 5 of our 30 day challenge and I don’t know about you but I am EXCITED about this month’s challenge! 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 goal is to lose at least 2  pounds a week. Which would mean I would lose 8 pounds a month and in 6 months time a net weight loss of 48 pounds. As you can see measuring your progress is important so we will have a 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 app 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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It’s THAT Time Again! #WeighIn #MealPlanning

Happy Saturday Everyone! It’s day 17 of our December 30 day challenge! Can you believe that we are already more halfway through the month! This month is flying by! Before you know it 2017 will be here! Weigh in first thing this morning in order to tell me how did during the past 2 weeks! I am happy to announce that I’ve lost 1 pound so far! I’ll take it! What about you? Either respond to this post or send me a personal message. In addition to your progress I want to know what is your breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner plan for next week? What is your exercise plan? Go ahead and write down your goals/plan for the next week and execute THAT plan! 

Use this weekend to prepare & shop for next week so you will have everything that you need to have an effective week. As I always say if you fail to plan then you plan to fail! So get that plan out on paper or on your Smartphone and/or tablet and let’s make this 3rd week of the challenge great, healthy and active!!! The next blog post will help you to begin preparing for 2017. Goal setting is important & planning a strategy to meet those goals is critical. I’ll give you some tips to help you with that process with a sprinkle of motivation on top! I’m praying and believing for your success this upcoming week & into the New Year!!! 
Let’s get it!!!

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