Life in My Words
By: Monique K. Rose
Message: Diets are temporary remedies and quick-fixes. A healthy lifestyle is permanent and transformative for generations to follow.
When I began to share my fitness journey on Instagram, my intention simply was to stay motivated along the journey. I initially made my username @moniquefitnessjourney and only followed fitness influencers. I had this intuitive feeling that blogging would keep me motivated especially since influencers made it seem exciting to share exercise videos. So I started blogging hoping that people who can relate to my journey, would learn from my experience and begin to follow my page. Apparently, my presumption was right. Blogging on Instagram led to features in DailyMail, MadameNoire, and AfroGirlFitness. It wasn't long before I realized that blogging my health journey would keep me on edge with the thought "You can't preach what you don't practice". So Instagram helped me to be consistent and I had followers that held me accountable, primarily because they learned from my experience.
The algorithm of my brain is that the more I know, the better I live and can educate others to live better as well. Sharing knowledge helps me to stay educated, work harder, and gives me a greater purpose for living. I decided to develop a business for health consultations and personal training. I went back to school to become a personal trainer and studied nutrition independently. My company is called Mo's Motivational Health Club and the two prominent resources we offer our clients seeking to kickstart their health journey, especially to lose weight, is a health guide to living a healthy lifestyle the natural way (no gym or dietary supplements necessary) along with a mobile app for mothers struggling to maintain fit bodies while balancing their family and career launching April 2020. The guide is called Mo's 5 Step Challenge™ and the app is called the moFitmom fitness app.
Here are 3 reasons you will benefit from implementing Mo's 5 Step Challenge™
1) It’s not a diet.
The challenge is a lifestyle change that you will grow to love, value, and share with others. The results are impeccable and rewarding to participants that especially have a family history of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and high intolerance level for stress. Let me explain how step-by-step:
Step 1 keeps your blood replenished, adds natural glow and moisture to your skin by purifying your pores, maintain a healthy metabolism, and will definitely keep you hydrated!
Step 2 decreases addiction to some of the most common "guilty pleasurable" foods such as french fries, chips, white bread, white rice, pasta saturated with sauces, cake, cookies, etc. I believe cheat days will occur especially on holidays and special occasions but it will be less likely for your body to grow accustomed to desiring it again once you feel the difference in your body after your first time cheating!
Step 3 will amazingly decrease your fat storage and build a healthier metabolism. Eating then going to sleep or eating at the weee hours of the night simply increases fat storage in your body & most times it's in the areas you least desire like your stomach, back, and arms. In simple terms: Your body powers down at night therefore, your metabolism slows down at night. I like to think of it as our digestive system collaborates with our brain. Our brain knows when its night time and tends to power down in sleep mode so This is the case for your metabolism as well!
Step 4 will add that surplus of nutrients to your blood stream on a weekly basis, which decreases chances of getting an illness or disease, especially if you are sticking to step 1.
Step 5 keeps you active always! There's no room for feeling unmotivated to go to the gym or making excuses about time and money! Working out at home while completing your daily activities conforms you into a robotic fitness junkie! You are burning calories and exercising your heart for a longer and much healthier life!
Monique is a teacher, entrepreneur, mother, and writer. She wears multiple hats due to her mission - living her best life unapologetically as if every day is her last day. She aspires to help all people with personal development and their health and fitness journey.
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