Going Vegan??

I’ve been debating for the last couple of months as to whether or not I should overhaul my diet and go vegan. I feel that I’ve accomplished so much in the fitness aspect of my life. I now want to take it a step further and really improve my diet. Not as a fad or…

Healthy Food Options in Lagos Pt. 2

A couple of months have gone by and I’m happy to report that I’ve discovered even more healthy food options in the city of Lagos! First on the list… Sweet Kiwi (sweetkiwiyogurt.com) Frozen yogurt has been one of my favorite desserts for years. I love that it’s lower in calories than ice cream and that…

Food + Nutrition

I learned the hard way just how important food and nutrition are to your personal health and wellness. Like a lot of you I’m sure, I’ve done the fad diets (Atkins, The Zone, Weightwatchers, Cabbage soup), that last one was truly a disgusting experience. Now don’t get me wrong, some of these may work for…

Tips for Healthier Shopping

“I just need to stop at the grocery store to grab a few things.” That’s what you said to yourself about an hour ago. Now you’re standing in an aisle stocked with chips, crisps, and dips and your shopping cart brimming full with them. You find yourself wondering, “how in the world did I get…

The Most Annoying Gym Questions

So I’m not sure if I’m being too sensitive but I seem to be getting asked the most asinine questions either while at the gym or just whenever I’m out (usually when I’m wearing my gym clothes)   1 *while wearing workout clothes* Are you going to the gym? Cut to me rolling my eyes…

15 Weeks Later…

  Next week will mark 4 MONTHS since I began my fitness journey and I’m proud to say that I haven’t given up and I have made some amazing progress. As at yesterday, I have lost 22 pounds total since starting Kayla Itsines BBG program and since I decided to make a significant change in…

Balancing Fitness With a Busy Life

  I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks now because of my ridiculous work schedule which had me travelling out of state to work at my Company’s site in a rural area with limited basic infrastructure. So envision, TERRIBLE roads, inadequate access to water, and little to no electricity. Seriously #thirdworldproblems 😦

Healthy Food Options in Lagos

When I moved back to Nigeria in the summer or 2008 there were very few healthy options to enjoy. I honestly can’t remember anything really. Fast forward 8 years and I’m so happy to have discovered numerous juice and smoothie bars, healthy grocery stores and even vegan food delivery options. I wanted to share some…

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

There are so many ways to motivate your self. What you have to figure out is what works for you. Everyone’s different so what works for your friend may not work for you. For example, no matter how hard I try, I cannot motivate myself to workout early in the morning. But my sister has…

BBG Week 3

Well I’ve made it through the third week of Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Workout and surprisingly I haven’t quit. My legs are shaky (today was leg day aka hell day) My muscles are sore But I’m still giving all that I’ve got because everyday I remind myself why I’m doing this. It’s not for vanity…

Health Benefits of Papaya (aka Paw Paw)

Last weekend I went to an event called ‘Naturals in the City’ here in Lagos and I was SUPER impressed with the entrepreneurs and their products. One lady I met owns a farm where everything grown there is all natural and organic. At her stand she was selling papaya (*here in Africa, and I believe…

‘Mean Green’ Juice Recipe

When I tell people I love drinking green juice I don’t always get the best reaction. Most people I’ve talked to have viewed it quite negatively. “Ewww that sounds gross”  “That sounds awful. Sorry but it does. Why are you torturing yourself”  “That looks like you’re drinking grass. Smells like grass too? Why are you…