#FitTo40 Journey Day 8: Identify the Truths About Your Weight-loss Journey

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So it’s the end of week 1 of my #FitTo40 journey and my first week allowed me to identify some weaknesses that I have.

For starters this journey is about improving my consistency in whatever I do. Blogging about my journey is allowing me to stay consistent especially if I have others reading my posts on a daily basis. I got into a lazy zone after Day 5 (I cannot lie) and it didn’t help that I was on my menstral which will always seems to kick me off my game. Next week I’m telling myself that it will be different. I have allowed myself 1 cheat day, and I strive to work out for 30 min at least 3 times a week. I was able to accomplish that goal.



My water intake for this week was like a roller coaster. I was able to fulfill my daily water intake goal at for 1 day out of the 7, but that will all change in the coming weeks. I can attest that my water was low due to me leaving my water bottle on the counter instead of hauling it with me at all times. I know I wasted time by not consistently drinking throughout the day.

I must admit on those days I had to run errands and I did not have my water with me, I slipped and had a couple of sodas which contributed to some weight gain. I know exactly why I got the results I did this past week. A lesson learned on how to do better!


Just like my water intake my diet was not the best this past week. On a few occasions I did not have my water so I opted for a can soda. Whenever I hit up my favorite grocery store called Gelson’s I can always count on making a great salad because they have all my favorite toppings. I had some wings from WingStop which clearly threw off my efforts but when I’m on the go, I must have my snacks otherwise poor food choices will be made. I made sure to stock up on my favorite healthy snacks to counter my cravings. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will have its challenges but with the right mindset you will prevail.

If you missed reading about the first week of my FitTo40 journey journey, Start Here!

I look forward to hearing about your progress. Week 2 Here I come!

Until Tomorrow!

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#FitTo40 Journey Day 7: End of the Week Summary



My IPhone has some really cool apps that I use when I don’t get a chance to go outdoors and get my cardio on. The following apps are ways to track your progress when you are building up muscle.

All of these apps I was able to get for Free on AppGoneFree. Its a cool app that provides Free Apps Daily to your IPhone or IPad. Whenever there is an app involving fitness, productivity, or fun games, then I download it and try it out.

Some of my favorite apps I use are: Sit-Ups Pro, Squats Pro, and Pullups Pro. Im not able to do 5 Pull ups just yet, but Im using the app to help me stay consistent.


 My Water intake remained the same from Day 6 to Day 7. I gained a few pounds due to not drinking any of my Iaso Tea for the day. It’s apparent that you have to drink the required 16oz a day. Overall this week was just the beginning. I have a benchmark to improve with my water intake. If I can maintain 100% or at least 75% and above, I know I will be able to feel the results in no time.


I used this day 7 as a cheat day. I went to WingStop which is clearly the wrong food option for my getting fit routine. No one is perfect and I was feigning for some lemon pepper wings. I see that I have to hit up the grocery store and purchase the produce that I will eat for the week. Because I am a snacker I try and buy cashews, trail mix and fruit to help with my sugar cravings. Popcorn is a great alternative without the butter and salt that I like, but staying away from it while I adjust on this Fit To 40 Journey. It’s reflected in the amount of pounds I did not lose these past few days, so I needed a reminder that you are what you eat!

If you missed reading Day 6 of my #FitTo40 journey Read it here.

Until Tomorrow!


#FitTo40 Journey Day 6



I took that first step yesterday and walked/ran a little more than 3 miles during my evening work out. I had to make up for Day 4, but I can honestly say I feel good (In my James Brown voice).

Aviation park in Redondo Beach, CA is so nice for an evening workout when the sun is setting. I was able to push myself a little more and complete 10 laps this time around. A lot of people utilize this park in the evenings so it’s imperative to get your workout in and then go. The track gets crowded as more folks are getting off from work.  It’s starting to become a pet peeve when the walkers don’t stay to the right and the runners are trying to run on the left. Overall its a cool place to knock out some cardio.


I Gulped my way to the preferred daily intake at 80 oz. you take you weight and divide it by 2, that should give you the amount of ounces and what are you should drink every day. This is where the water minder app comes into play.  The body fills up with water to show you drank enough.


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For breakfast I had cooked my two chicken sausage links and two hard boiled eggs. It’s easy and quick. I made a Nutraburst shot with my hair vitamin. I had to run some errands and by the time I got back, I was need of some refueling.

I ate my leftovers from the night before which was half of a baked chicken leg and some steamed cabbage. I made a salad and added a chicken breast (3.5oz) to get some protein into my system.

After my workout I made a turkey patty with some steamed kale. I need to head back to the grocery store and get more fruit! It’s helps to live in an area where produce is abundant and affordable.

Guess How much I paid for the vegetables you see below? 

My Grocery Run Cost me $11 Bucks for all this!

Progress is being made and Im starting to see some results! What are your fitness goals that you are striving towards? Leave me a comment and share!

Thanks for reading about my #FitTo40 Journey. Until Tomorrow!



#FitTo40 Journey Day 5

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Yesterday was a day of good intentions but failed in execution! This morning as you can see from the scale I gained back 2 lbs pounds only because I did not do any cardio yesterday. Unfortunately, I was in excruciating pain so I was not able to really push through. I did do some sit-ups because I follow @EmilySkyeFit on Instagram.

She has some amazing workouts to do especially once you see her body in action. It motivates me to get on the ball and to get it in. I will certainly make up for it tomorrow! All I can say is that CONSISTENCY is so important in all facets of your life!


To say the least on this day (being one of the lowest), my water intake did not soar either. As you can see I only got about 40% of water into my body. This is the only time that I say it sucks being a woman! So tomorrow is a new day for me to do better than Day 4!




I started the morning off with my two Chicken sausage links and two hard-boiled eggs. I drank the remainder of the breakfast shake that I had made the previous morning.   While I was out running a few errands, I slipped and got some popcorn from Target which I know was a no-no. And I had a medium sprite, so as a result of the 2 lb gain, I know what I have to do.

The struggles we deal with, but everyday I strive to do better than before. Cramps are my downfall I just retreat in my suffering. Tomorrow will be much better because I know my body which tomorrow I will not be feeling like I am now. So I say to you, keep up the great work if you hadn’t fallen off your path. You have to just pick right back up, dust yourself off and keep it moving!

Until tomorrow, which will be a lot better than today!

FitTo40 Journey~Ann-Frances

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#FitTo40 Journey Day 4

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So yesterday I scheduled a needed oil change for 8am. While my car was being serviced I brought my Rollerblades along and got 3 miles in!  

I use the Runkeeper app to track my daily workouts. It’s a Great app to motivate and connect with your friends that are like minded and work out as well. I currently have a few family members and friends that signed up so that we can motivate and encourage each other to take action when it comes to our health. RunKeeper has various activities they monitor so if you are a walker, runner, or Rollerblader like myself then you have no excuse to get off your butt and take action!



I started much earlier today than I did on Day 2. Since I had to be up early I consumed almost 40oz by noon. I can see that number slightly increasing every day. The ultimate goal its to reach 100% daily intake everyday.

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Before I headed to the get the oil change, I took a Nutraburst shot and drank 8oz of water. Once I returned home I had 2 hard boiled eggs and 2 chicken sausage links (Trader Joe’s). Those Chicken sausage links are pretty tasty, better for you than pork, and only $2.99. Far less than the turkey bacon I normally purchase. When it comes to the foods that you like, you can incorporate them into your diet in more ways than one!

Chicken Sausage Links, Hard Boiled Eggs

Overall, my whole body is not as sore as I had anticipated. I always find myself saying these words after a work out.

It Hurts So Good!

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Until Tomorrow!

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#FitTo40 Journey Day 3

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Day 3 Morning weigh-in



Day 2 ended up being on a Sunday and I was in no mood to be active. I took it easy since it was the first day of having those monthly women’s issues (Females You Understand!)

When that happens everything falls by the wayside. You have to give yourself a day sometimes just because. Exercise is suppose to help relive cramps and improve your overall mood, but I realized that it’s ok to take a day, but don’t allow it to extend longer than that.

I usually spend my Sundays relaxing and renewing myself for the upcoming week. I went to the beach with the intention of rollerblading but I just sat and wrote in my journal. It’s good to get your thoughts out of your head so you can receive more.

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Started the morning off with a protein shake consisting of the following:

(1) Apple, (1) Banana, 1 Tbsp. Almond Butter, 1 Tsp.  of crushed flaxseeds, 1 c. Spinach, 1/2 c. water, (4) ice cubes.

I drank 1 glass and the shake makes about 20oz all together. I drank 1 glass with some left over for a snack.

I made a video using an app called PicPlayPost. It’s an app where you ca incorporate still images and video all together. It’s great for those entrepreneurs that have small budgets for their marketing and this tool helps to allow you to create some quick contact for your business. Watch it below, you can add music as well to your video.


I consumed about 49% of my water intake goal which I know needs improvement. I did not have my 1st glass of water until about 11:30am. The earlier you start drinking the easier it is to put water into your body by the end of the day you can appreciate your progress. I have been told to consume room temperature water w/lemon first thing in the morning when you wake up to flush out those toxins while you were sleeping. The cool thing about the WaterMinder App is that they give some interesting stats everyone should be aware about when it comes to getting in the necessary Water our bodies need.

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#FitTo40 Journey Day 2

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Its Day 2 of my #FitTo40 journey and I’m a tad bit sore which is good. As I think about getting older, stretching is imperative! I did a meditation challenge a few months ago and having 10 minutes of stillness is everything. I will make a conscious effort to include stretching!

So my initial weigh-in was 161 lbs as you can see from the image above. Before I started typing this post, I weighed myself and Im at 159 lbs. Not bad for getting back on track with my health.


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Fitness-Workout-FitTo40 journeyWhere I live in Southern California people call it the SouthBay. Its a pretty cool area so I would pass this track all the time. I told myself that I would workout there if I wanted to get some laps in.

So yesterday’s workout goal was to walk/run around the track 10 times or however many in 30 minutes (4x= approx. 1 mile). I was able to walk 5 of the laps, and run 4 of them. It was getting pretty hot and I felt a tad bit light headed at the 9th lap so I decided to stop. Although I had 1 lap to go, if I weren’t feeling light headed I would have finished. Ive been told by others to listen to your body. Take a break if you are feeling light headed. No need to prove anything to myself, I already knew, sit your ass down, and just breathe!

My right knee is a little sore, but I will work through the pain when Im out rollerblading for 30 minutes along the beach today. Other than that I feel pretty good and I got about 7 hours of sleep last night. I have always been pretty active but I have my moments where I slack off. I am looking forward to not allowing laziness to derail me along this journey.

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I got up to 62% for Day 1 which is a good start for this 39 year old. Now part of my goal is to stay consistent in getting the proper amount of water into my system everyday. Ultimately, I want to FEEL and see the difference. Since I am also drinking the IASO Detox Tea which is another 16oz that I am drinking so 62% is a good point for me to work up.

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My WaterMinder’s Daily Water Intake Summary for Day 1 #FitTo40 journey.





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I started off the morning with some oatmeal topped with strawberries. I mixed a shot of the Nutraburst and 1 capsule of The Mane Choice Mantabolism Plus Hair Vitamin.

Mantabolism-Hair-VitaminI started taking the The Mane Choice’s hair vitamin supplement last year. My hair grew about 3 inches, so I know it works. They just revamped the formula so its the Mantabolism Plus which I included as part of my diet.  The directions say to take the supplement twice a day, but Im only doing one. I can tell that my nails are stronger because they have not started splitting, but I have hair growing on my chin which drives me nuts!

For lunch I had a huge salad, but it was late in the afternoon. Green leaf lettuce with tomatoes, avocado, carrots, cucumbers topped with a few olives. I consider myself a snacker so I snacked on some cashews, trail mix and a few raspberries. Unfortunately I was so tired I didn’t eat anything for dinner since my huge salad was late. I thawed out some chicken but it never got prepared. I will do better with my diet today.



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I was all smiles when I started, but this is when I finished. I was hot and bothered at this point. Great workout to say the least!

I have some work cut out for me, but I do know my body after 39 years, and it always snaps back when I do the work! My #FitTo40 journey is all about getting my weight down to 140lbs or close to it when I reach the big 4-0 in September. A simple challenge I created for myself especially since its about 56 days away. A lot of my friends are turning 40 this year and their fitness activities have motivated me to do the same.


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#FitTo40 Journey Day 1: Set that Goal and Go For It!

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Update 8/19/15!

Ok I tried to start this journey on August 1st but I got side tracked and really didn’t jump start this journey like I wanted, today is officially 40 Days until I turn 40. My weight as you can see above is 156.6lbs. We are starting there. I will be updating the first week of my journey to coincide with the actual countdown! 

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Its August 1st and I have 2 months to get myself into shape before I turn 40 years old in September. My goal is to be in my top physical shape or damn near it by the time I my Birthday rolls around. I have been saying that I want to at least be on a path of a healthier body, but in order for me to do it, I need to set this goal and post it to my blog so that I can be accountable to myself.

I have at least set the goal which is the main point to this blog post. I need to really pump myself up in order to lose 20 lbs by my Birthday. My current weight is 163.2 lbs in which It went up since this morning! I may just weigh myself at the end of each week until the birthday (which is 9 weeks away). I am using a few products to help me jumpstart my FitTo40 journey. Lets Get It In!

Iaso Tea



So a friend of mine turned me on to the Total Life Changes products and the Iaso Tea worked for me back in 2014. I got down to 150 lbs, but my Grandmother passed away in Oct. of 2014 and once the holidays rolled around, I gained 16lbs since then. Now that I am getting closer to the birthday, I need to stay focused and get back on the tea! Order the Tea HERE!


Nutra Burst 


So I started taking this product in addition to the tea which is amazing especially if you are on the go all the time. Nutra Burst is packed with vitamins and nutrients to help replenish what is being eliminated from your body.  Its like 10 servings of salad packed into 1 shot!


Water Minder-App-I have an app on my phone called Water Minder which tracks your water intake, as well as, an hourly reminder of when its time to drink More Water.  Every time you drink 8oz, 14oz, or 17oz, the app calculates your “Daily Fill”.

Below is an image of my water intake from July 30th.  I did not get much water in but will post my daily water intake, so I know that I am not slacking. As you can see by the image of the body the water only covers up to my calf muscles. It just goes to show you that the more effort you put into yourself you will see the results. (The app is approx $1.99 in the iTunes store, but Download Apps Gone Free and you possibly can get it for FREE!)

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Over the course of the next 9 weeks (58 Days to Be Exact) Be sure to check out my blog everyday as I write about my #FitTo40 Journey! This is my challenge to myself to stay consistent with something and it starts with my health.

When you approach a milestone birthday are you trying to get yourself back into shape? What mindset tricks do you tell yourself so you can reach your health goals? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

Until tomorrow!

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Im Not Gay But Most of My Friends Are!

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I recently was talking to my cousin about an upcoming trip we are going to take and in our discussion she noticed a picture that I was tagged in on Facebook. She joked, “Why Is it that You have more lesbian friends than I do, but you’re not Gay? I had to laugh because I thought about it, and a lot of my “Good” friends that I have (I work with creative people in entertainment), and whom Ive met out here in Los Angeles are about that life! The thought never crossed my mind and its obvious I don’t give 2 sh*ts about your sexuality. If we can be genuine, authentic, able to laugh and share awesome stories where I can be myself, then we will be so cool.

This blog post has led me to discuss a Pink Elephant Topic about our inner prejudices that we do not face and often assume in others.  I have come to the conclusion that if you have a prejudice against someone then look inward at your own family, and I’m pretty sure someone fits that trait you so despise or just don’t understand. My parents were married for 47 years until my father passed away last year. My parents instilled morals and values in me that I know people get a sense of when they meet me. My positive spirit speaks for itself so it helps me to get along with anyone especially people who are looked upon to have “issues”.

For me when Bruce Jenner came out to the world as Caitlyn, a lot of people couldn’t believe it and questioned why,  or made a comment like that “it’s not right in the name of Jesus!”  As a child of God I know that he doesn’t make mistakes. I’m currently reading the book The Power of Constructive Thinking by Emmet Fox, and there is a quote in there that struck an accord with me, it reads:Power Of Constructive Thinking -  Books

If you think that God has sent any of your difficulties to you, for no matter how good a reason, you are giving power to your troubles, and this makes it very difficult to get rid of them.

I thought about this statement for a while and it dawned on me that whatever issues we have against one another that is a personal development problem we have not addressed within ourselves. So I go back to Caitlyn Jenner, and I can understand why she had the courage to come out of the darkness with her truth. When we don’t Get something we tend to pass judgement on people and circumstances we have no clue about. I have a Caitlyn in my life but the she turned into a he. Through his transitioning journey I have had the pleasure to be open to understand and learn the turmoil transgender and those within the Gay community encounter and deal with on a daily basis.  Being a Black women we all can relate to having experiencing prejudices, so why would I not be friends with transgenders or lesbians.

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I’m happy that say that I am a person that can get along with all types of people: Borderline Bi-polar, Asian, Transgender, White, Little People, Disabled. I was that girl growing up that would talk to the girl who felt lonely and had no friends. They could see a friend in me always. So I had to tell my cousin, yes I’m Not Gay, but I have a lot of good friends that are and they are AMAZING!


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My 30 Day Meditation Challenge: Day 2


Ok its Day 2 of my meditation challenge and today was a bit harder. Warning before you go to bed
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When I tried to meditate this morning all that was in my head was “B*tch Better Have My Money” No wonder its important that we quiet our minds and be still. When there is so much chatter going on in the world we fail to take a moment to shut everything out.

I try and practice putting myself in a place that gives me comfort and quiet and that is the beach. Its hard to imagine that you are on the beach with Rihanna in your head. Today I did not sit in a typical meditation pose with my legs crossed. I laid in the bed like a corpse just to see if there was a difference. I was more aware of the sounds, but quieting my mind was a bit more challenging today.

Ok 2 Days down and 28 to Go! How was your Day 2 of the Meditation Challenge? Did you have any distractions going on while meditating? Leave me a comment and let me know what it is you do to quiet your mind?

Until Tomorrow!

~Ann-Frances b.k.a. The “Positive” Entrepreneur

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