How I Lost Over 40 Pounds and Kept it Off!

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I am excited to share the news; today I am 137lbs and I could not be happier!  My journey to this weight has taken me some time, effort, and a few tears but it has been well worth it!

After being over 180 pounds for a year, I realized that something had to give.  I had been trying to work out and run on my own with little to no success.  So, in spring 2014, I decided to go to the Palisades Running Group’s info session.  After speaking to the Founder, Chelsea and a few of the current members of the group, I realized I needed accountability. I joined on the spot and began running with the PRG from spring 2014 through the fall 2014 and attended yoga classes sporadically.  I lost some weight during that time but not as much as I had hoped.

After being extremely frustrated about not feeling like myself and not being able to fit into any of my clothes, I decided to search for some inspiration that would get me off the couch and out the door. I scrolled and noticed a young lady’s’ IG page and left a comment about how inspired I was with the progress she was making.  To my surprise, she replied immediately, sharing with me that she and a few of her friends were in the gym daily and reading the 4-Hour Body book.  It was right there in that moment that I decided to make a commitment to myself to not only lose the weight but to get and stay healthy and fit!

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“Career Mapping Your Road to Success”: Freshman through Senior Year

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As our young students head back to college this fall, I want to share the “CMG Career Map”, created a few years back for one of my mentees to help him move from his summer internship into his fall semester at school.  It turned out to be a great success with him and all of his friends and I now use it as a resource for all of the young professionals I work with in undergraduate and graduate school.  I hope this resource might benefit other college students to ensure they are on the right track this fall too!

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“We Take No Step Forward but By Growth”

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I hope you all have had an opportunity to read my inaugural blog posts for #CMG.  I have been super excited to put my thoughts out into the world!

It means so much to me that you take your time and energy to read, comment, like, and share my posts on #CMG Business, Morning Motivation, and My Favorite Things – Mind, Body, & Soul.

As I continue to share in this space, I wanted to be sure you were all reading, following, commenting, and sharing for the right reasons.  If you came to read about where I was, you are not going to hear that from me here – but if you came to understand where I am, how I traveled here, and what are some of the tools, resources, and points of inspiration that kept me pushing, this blog is for you.

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HARLEM NYC EVENT: College Fair for Historically Black Colleges and Universities


HARLEM NYC EVENT: College Fair for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. “Bring your family to celebrate Harlem Week at the College Expo Fair for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Saturday, August 15, 2015.

This is a wonderful opportunity for families to learn about over 60 HBCUs, college tours, entry requirements, admissions, scholarships, grants, financial aid and career opportunities.” For details click the link below! ‪#‎HBCU‬ ‪#‎BlackCollegeFair‬ ‪#‎Youth‬ ‪#‎Education‬ ‪#‎HarlemWeek‬ ‪#‎CMG‬

I don’t want you to think like me, I just want you to think, learn, and explore.  Please, like, share, and BE sure to pass it on!  #Youth #Education #PassitOn #CMG #MYPOV

Inspiration ~ Inspires, Pass it On!


Happy Monday!  You never know who is watching you!  You are someone’s inspiration, so keep pushing with a SMILE Darling!  BE sure to check us out on IG & Twitter tomorrow morning for Morning Motivation with #CMG @CMillerGroup.

We are focused on getting you from where you are to where you need to BE.

Please like, follow, and inspire a friend.  To view the IG, Twitter, LinkedIn, and FaceBook pages, click the icons at the top right of this page or below.  Thank you 🙂

See you in the AM,

Ms. Christa M. Miller
C.Miller Group #CMG CMillerGroup




4 Valuable Lessons That Help Me Push Through Tough Times!

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Inspiration ~ Inspires #MYPOV

Morning Motivation was created to get us from where we are to where we need to BE.

This page was born out of a sincere personal need for me to “MOVE” at a time when I simply could not. At a time in my life when it seemed like everyone had turned their backs on me & a small few had so much faith in me that they just knew I would figure it out on my own.  I did not understand and it was a very tough time for me…

Fast Forward: After pushing through it all, I learned a few valuable lessons that I care to share.  #MYPOV

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“The Art of You” – Why Personal & Professional Branding is Important!


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“Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in all of us a need to understand the importance of branding. We are the CEO’s of our own companies: ME Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be the head marketer for the brand you call You”. – Tom Peters in Fast Company

· What is a brand? A brand is how you present yourself to the world. A cohesive image that positions you in your work, school, and in life. By consciously choosing how the world will see you, you can begin to shape your brand.

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