You’re Pregnant AGAIN!

I was hell bent on breastfeeding my daughter until she was 2 years old. I got a lot of discouragement but that story is for another day… I was approximately 9 months into my successful journey when my supply dropped like crazy, I could hardly pump an ounce at a time. Something was wrong, and I would have never guessed what was actually going on behind the scenes.  Continue reading You’re Pregnant AGAIN!

5 Reasons your Workout ain’t Working

As a student, club and collegiate athlete I have “worked-out” under the guidance and supervision of many great coaches who pushed me to my limits even when I wanted to just coast. I had become used to intense workout that made me feel like I was going to die when I heard when I was in store for that day. There was hardly ever a day I enjoyed training. Yes, I met up with my fellow runners but I preferred seeing them outside of track practice, and my coach honestly alway gave me the heebeejeebees so I preferred seeing him not-at-all most times, I loved him though lol. I was the one always being screamed at. I had the potential, but I just wanted to save my 100% for race day, I would give 25% at practice. No luck with that. Even if my coach had to follow me in his car, I had to keep running. They paired me with my match most times and if I didn’t beat her I was nearly tackled at the finish line. It was the same from middle school, to high school, club, and the short time I ran in college before opting to go to Medical School.

Once I started workouts alone, without guidance, it was a major adjustment. I had to learn to push MYSELF to the limit. This wasn’t easy particularly in gyms where it seemed like everyone was just there to watch tv and chat with one another. The first thing I noticed was the likelihood that someone would be resting on machinery looking half asleep. Then there were the guys at the end, crowding the mirrors with free weights, but doing everything but lifting. Free weights were possessions, on the floor, grouped to the side, never being used but always being used. I never saw my weight freed up, always had to poke someone to finish their set and had them off. Lastly, I noticed 95% of people walking on treadmills, leisure walks, no sweat, smiling and watching TV. Wow. Hello.

So as a fitness enthusiast, let me share with you, if you are likely to be someone who goes to the gym without seeing adequate results, the REASONS you are staying stagnant. I’ll keep it simple. Continue reading 5 Reasons your Workout ain’t Working

Why I love that I had a small wedding!

Why I love that I had a small wedding
Me on my wedding day, I will never forget!

I am Nigerian, and one of the landmark events in life is the Wedding. The coming together of two families to form another family. Such a blessing indeed to start a new life together, despite leaving the family you cam from. Leaving your fathers house, is a truly celebrated event. Big or small, it will be the most memorable event of your life.  Continue reading Why I love that I had a small wedding!

Letting Baby’s Hair Free!

Why I decided to let her hair be!

 

 

We are in such a society where everyone and everything has to look good. People are constantly taking pictures, you are under pressure to look picture perfect at all times. I’m not going to lie, I’ve had some embarrassing moments where I’ve clutched my 22 pearls thinking:

Oh my baby girls hair looks horrible!

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Being the Sick Patient

I am writing this, sitting in a pharmacy drive thru, my chest is burning, I’m am laboring to breath and I’m having BH contractions. It started yesterday when I went to the OBs office for a run-of-the-mill check up, glucose tolerance testing. I spent the night before coughing and wheezing and honestly wanted to cancel the appointment, but I figured I should just get it over with.
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Nigerian Girl – Korean Face Regimen

LET’S TALK FACE

I really hate fads, I try to stay away from them, but I couldn’t help but take interest when I heard about the Korean Skincare regimen. When I looked into it, it was about belaboring the face-washing routine with the thought that if you pampered your face, you would have great results. Well, in some many times that we are brutal to our faces with the sun, make-up and harsh detergent face washes… I didn’t mind to pay back my sensitive skin. So I looked into it, ridiculous as it seemed.
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