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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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Share Your HEALTHY Knowledge With Me!

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Happy Thursday Everyone!!!! We are a little more than halfway through this #30DayChallenge!!! Thursdays are officially declared as our Knowledge Sharing day! I want you to share with me what food/meals you are eating today, also share tips on recipes and/or exercises that have been working out for you during the challenges you have taken with me. We all are in this together. We can truly learn a lot from each other.

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Attached is a picture of my breakfast today! Greek yogurt and water lol. Let’s make today great and healthy!!! Love you bunches! Let’s get it!

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Put To Death Emotional Eating, It’s Not Worth It…

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Today is Day 14 of our 30 day challenge! How are things going? What challenges and successes have you had thus far? For me I have had some challenges & successes so far. I will share with you high level both. My biggest challenge has been resisting the temptation to emotionally eat. This was my old go to/habit/method of coping when I was dealing with stress. Instead of drinking alcohol and taking drugs I chose food as my drug of choice. Which is how I became overweight in the first place. I was averaging a weight of over 260 pounds for most of my life… Thank God I can say that was the old me… That person is gone now! Thank God I can say that I have not fallen into the emotional eating trap but just fighting off the temptation has been a challenge. This month has been one of the most stressful months this year between work stress, family stress, ministry stress and interpersonal stress. Trying to juggle all of the hats that I wear daily can be challenging at best but I thank God for giving me the grace to handle each issue successfully.

Instead of emotionally eating to deal with the stress I decided to first pray, second praise & thank God for what he has already done and what he is going to do and lastly I got in some extra exercise. Instead of falling off the wagon and getting a dessert or ice cream, eating chocolate or an extra helping of food I decided that when I get stressed that I would take it out on the treadmill or the elliptical trainer and I also threw in some sit ups, flutter kicks and some push-ups! I felt so much better after doing that. I had to shift from my old patterns of dealing with issues and shift to something new, beneficial and healthy for me. I had to have a paradigm shift in my thinking. I have come too far to turn back now. Can I get an AMEN? We all have to make the decision to just say no to bad and unhealthy habits and build/implement a list of new ways that you will handle things in stressful times. I would encourage you to get a pen and paper or your tablet or smartphone and write a list of activities you can do in times of stress. I’ll start us off:

Instead of Emotionally Eating I am going to do the following:

  • Pray alone or reach out to someone trusted to pray with you.
  • Meditate on the word of God
  • Praise/Worship God
  • Go EXERCISE at the Gym, Outside or at Home!
  • Reach out to a trusted friend or accountability partner that you can talk to who can help encourage you
  • Listen to or sing a Christian/Inspirational song
  • Listen to Christian/Inspirational Preaching/Teaching podcasts
  • Read a Christian/inspirational book or blog
  • Drink a nice cold glass of Lemon Water 🙂

Feel free to add to this list but this is what I do to get through those stressful times. If you find yourself needing additional support coping with life and issues from your past I would highly recommend you getting an appointment to meet with a highly rated Professional/Licensed Counselor/MSW Therapist (If you are in Charlotte, NC I recommend Dominion Counseling at http://www.dominionccs.com), Pastor/Minister or a Life Coach. There are resources available in the community to help so take advantage of it so you can start the process of becoming whole BODY, SOUL & SPIRIT!

I am praying for your wholeness & success! Let’s Get It!!!!

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You CAN do it! Never Quit!!!

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Happy Tuesday Everyone! It’s day 7 of our 30 day challenge!!! Try to get a workout in today & make today great & healthy!!! Let this picture inspire you to start or resume working on your goals Body, Soul & Spirit!!! Don’t forget Wednesday is our 1st Weigh in day for the month of April. Weigh in first thing in the morning after waking up and using the bathroom and let me know how you did by sending me a personal message or by responding to my post for tomorrow! You CAN do it!!! I’m praying for you! Love you ALL bunches!!!

Let’s Go!!!

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Today Is The Last Day of Our Challenge – Finish Strong!!!

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Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Today is the last day of our 30 day challenge so let’s finish strong! Please share with your friends and family that our next 30 Day Challenge begins on Wednesday, April 1st! For more details go to www.monicaakerele.wordpress.com

I wanted to share this eye-opening article with you that I found yesterday on www.eatthis.com regarding foods that turn into belly fat! Try to avoid these foods with all of your heart! – Click on this link to access it. http://www.eatthis.com/6-food-turn-into-belly-fat

I can’t wait to hear your praise reports/final results on Tuesday!!! Make today count! Let’s go!

Monica Hawthorne-Akerele

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“Make today great!”

— ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE TASK AHEAD OF US IS NEVER AS GREAT AS THE POWER BEHIND US!

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Quick Reminders for the Final Day of Our Challenge

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Hello Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Just a quick reminder that tomorrow Monday, March 30th is our last day on the 30 day challenge for the month of March! Let’s finish strong!!!! Also please share with your friends and family that our next 30 Day Challenge begins on Wednesday, April 1st! For more details go to http://www.monicaakerele.wordpress.com

Thanks! Make this last day count! I am looking forward to our final weigh in on Tuesday!!!
Let’s go!
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Accountability is a Critical Component To Your Success!

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Today I would like to stress to you the importance of having a support team that can help you to stay on track. At least one support person needs to actually be a workout partner. This will help keep you accountable to someone regarding your exercise and diet. I have a team of about 3 key people who hold me accountable in some way. Those pictured with me above includes Melanie Scott my accountability partner that started this health journey with me and motivated me to stay the course & to never give up. Another key person was WBTV News’ Brigida Mack with her #TeamNoSugar challenge. She was a cheerleader all the way through who featured & celebrated my weight loss success on the news several times throughout my weight loss journey. Then there is my BFF Shayla Scott that works out with me weekly & holds me accountable with my diet. We send each other a snapshot of our food and exercise for the day and give eachother advice & encouragement on what we could do better the next day! This accountability has gone a long way in my success so far as you can see in the picture in the middle of the photo above.
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Please whatever you do find someone ASAP to be accountable to. This is one of the reasons that I began this challenge/blog to provide support & motivation to you on your journey to a healthier you! Support, Motivation & Accountability is EVERYTHING! It worked for me & I know it will work for you! If any of you are Planet Fitness members in Charlotte NC we can definitely arrange a meet up to workout. You can also get a membership at Planet Fitness for $19.99 a month where you can actually bring someone to come workout with you every time you go. Find your accountability partner today and finish this challenge strong!

Remember this It’s never too late to get fit! You CAN do it! 🙌

Let’s go!

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