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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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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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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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Do You Have an #Exercise #Sleep & #Food Plan For This Week? Let’s Go!

Happy Sunday Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!!! Mine has been AWESOME with the exception of seeing the Carolina Panthers lose by 3 points today but regardless we won’t stop, we won’t quit, we are going to #KeepPounding!!!! BUT… (Clears Throat) We are not here to talk about FOOTBALL! So… It is day 13 of our 30 day challenge! Can you believe that we are almost half way through the month already??? How are things going so far? Are you staying committed to the plan? I sure hope so! So since it’s the weekend I thought it would be appropriate to speak to the importance of staying completely stocked with healthy foods. So here are some tips going into this work week.

1) Go shopping weekly:
Because you are eating clean you will want to shop once a week and get enough for at least 7 days. Especially because you want to make sure you have everything you need to have a successful week. Also you don’t want to go beyond a 7 day supply so you can ensure that your food is fresh and does not go bad.

2) How you shop in the grocery store is key:
When you’re shopping you want to make sure that you only go around the perimeter of the store in other words stay on the outside lanes moving from the deli section to the fruit & vegetable section, the meat section the dairy section and on to the freezer section for frozen fruit and vegetables. With the exception of going to the aisle for beans, nuts, olive oil, peanut/almond butter & whatever else is on your approved 30 day challenge food list.

3) Why is this shopping process so important? 
The reason this is key is so you will always have an ample food supply of healthy food on deck to reduce the temptation to get unhealthy food on impulse. If you get tempted you can go in your fully stocked food pantry and grab something that can satisfy that craving guilt free.

4) One final but important note:
As important as it is to ensure that you have and keep a healthy food supply on a weekly basis it is also equally important to make sure that you purge your house of unhealthy food. If it is in your house that is going to be a source of temptation. Believe me I am a witness to this, I have fallen off the wagon many times because I yielded to the temptation that was in MY own house!!! So PLEASE completely purge your house of any temptations that could possibly get you off track! Let’s have a successfully active and healthy week! As the photo for this blog post says… Get Sleep, Eat Clean, Drink Water, Exercise & REPEAT! You CAN do it!

Let’s get it!

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What Is Your Goal For This Month?

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Happy Monday! Today is day 16 of our 30 day challenge!!! This means we are halfway through the month already! How are things going? Do me a favor and get on the scale 1st thing in the morning and let me know your progress thus far. So tell me what is your plan for meeting your goals for the rest of 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. Next you will want to measure your progress. 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 to track your progress.

Do me a favor, tell me your goal for the last 14 days of this challenge? Whatever goal you set, you must believe that you CAN do it. I am a witness that you CAN achieve it.  If I can believe me anyone can… Now that’s REAL talk… lol.

Tomorrow we will get real on the things that keep us from meeting our goals and what we can do to turn that around for our good. Some are voluntary and some are involuntary but regardless we must take responsibility and control of our destiny. You have the God granted power and authority to revise the path that you are on. But YOU must 1st believe. Let’s get it!!!

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Weigh In Day!

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Happy Hump Day Everyone! It’s day 15 of our March 30 day challenge! Today is our 1st weigh in day for this month! We will do 2 weigh ins (once every 15 days) during this month’s challenge.  So don’t forget to weigh in first thing this morning in order to tell me how you did during the past 2 weeks! Question? What breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner plan do you have for today? What is your exercise plan? Go ahead and write down your goals/plan for the rest of the week and execute the plan! Remember this if you fail to plan then you indeed 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!!! I’m praying and believing for your success this week! Let’s get it!!!

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