#thekaylamovement

  After much deliberation, I decided to restart the BBG program along with thousands of other ladies because even though I had made it to week six (half way to the end of BBG 1) I was really struggling with completing the circuits. No joke.. the last workout of week six I barely made it…

5K Training Plan

Happy 2016!!! As I write this, I’m still a little bit buzzed from the champagne I drank last night lol And yes I know it’s January 3rd but it’s a long weekend so why not continue the celebrations. Well, I’m paying for it now. I’ve spent the last couple of days surrounded by good people,…

Travel Noire – Grand Luxxe, Riviera Maya

Yesterday was Boxing Day, and I spent it with some of my oldest family friends. We drank champagne, discussed politics, and reminisced about our favorite vacation spent at the Grande Luxxe Residences in Riviera Maya, Mexico. For one glorious week in September 2015, we all had the time of our lives there. Part of the Vidanta Group, which…

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…

Travel Noire – San Juan, Puerto Rico

The sea breeze brings with it a hint of mofongo (a fried plantain based dish). I had no idea then that I would indulge in this delightful dish at least once everyday of my stay in San Juan. As we leave the airport and enter the taxi, my friends and I, all longtime friends from…

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…

Travel Noire

I love to travel I don’t love the airports, the layovers, long haul flights over the Atlantic or Pacific (i’ve developed a bit of anxiety over the years). But what I do love is arriving at my destination. I’ve been blessed to have the ability to travel so extensively in my life so far and…

‘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…

BBG Weeks 1 & 2

I’ve been doing the BBG program for the past two weeks now and I can definitely feel myself getting stronger. Initially when I first started, I could barely do five push ups (and these are five girl push ups, you know the ones you do on your knees) without having to stop and take a…

Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls are trending big time on Instagram at the moment and its not hard to see why. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they’re packed with nutritional goodness and are a great way to start your day. Forget about boring cereal. Smoothie bowls are the way to go. I love them…

Fitness + Wellbeing

When I started this journey, I didn’t want to do the same old boring routine of gym, gym, gym, repeat. Despite my lack of muscle tone lol, I know my way around the gym quite well. But I wanted to try something different because what usually happens is that every time I start working out at…