Thursday, 6 April 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS IN ABUJA (APRIL)

Check out my previous posts on Events in Abuja.
Mark your Calendars as usual! Here are the events i'm anticipating this April.
1. Consumption by Moonlight {APR 15}
Check out my post on interesting things to do in Abuja.
If i find out about events early enough i will add them here, otherwise Check out IG (Social Media) and the links below for other upcoming events, trainings and conferences in Abuja:
Knowledge is Power.
Toodles!XooX

Quote of the Day #QOTD

Be open to Learn, 
Unlearn and
Relearn.
Toodles!XooX

Friday, 31 March 2017

My Current Exercise Regimen

Remember i said my Motto for the Year is 'Just Do It'? Well i have keyed into that and it has been working out great so far. I'm sure y'all are loving how semi-frequent i'm posting, its as a result of sticking to my motto and its the same with me adopting an exercise regimen. I pray i can keep it up for the rest of  the year.
This motto is good for me 'cos i'm an expert procrastinator, there's always a perfect excuse to not do something right at the moment i should and with exercise i can manufacture excuses forever!! Luckily i'm also a practical person so once something has passed a stage of negligence and almost gotten out of hand or in cases of extreme laziness, i let it get out of hand, i immediately suck it up and don the needful to get whatever it is sorted or to the right state ASAP. 
I let myself enjoy the holidays (it started even before the hols to be honest) way too much and slow and steady the weight crept up on me. I couldn't fit into my shirts and pants and had to stick to loose fitting gowns. I was 'suddenly' a Size 10. My frugal self was not ready to shop for a new wardrobe (especially in this recession) and i quite like being a Size 8, that was the wake-up call i needed.
No more waiting till i register at a gym i probably won't go to or till i get proper workout clothes/shoes or start eating healthy or till i print out a blank workout calendar. 
NO MORE EXCUSES!
Once i had mentally prepped myself the rest was easy. I dug out my 'Ministry of Sound Move It Loose It' Workout Videos and went on YouTube and downloaded more workout vids. My Goal was to go back to a Size 8 and become fit and flexible. I already know my favourite type of exercise is anything that involves dance moves, so i focus on those kind of workout videos and get extra videos for Flexibility/Stretching, Cardio, Toning the body. 
It's best to have a defined goal of what you want for your body before you start exercising (Tone, Strength, Flexibility,etc.) and then figure out the kind of exercise you enjoy (Dancing, Jogging, Swimming, Power-Walking,etc.) to make your start-up easy until you find a routine that works.
I dusted my Skipping Rope, Yoga Mat and Weights, Printed blank workout calendars and Pics of Teyana Taylor Showing off her Abs (She's my Body Goals, her Abs post-baby is all i want!!! Have you seen her in Kanye West's Fade Video?? I can't mahn).
It was hard and painful starting out but i have been there before(i had proper abs and was more fit & flexible back in Uni-i could easily do Chinese bends), i know the pain passes, i just had to power-through.
I started with the Ministry of Sound Workout Videos to get me in the zone and on days i did not have a lot of time, i would do a YouTube Workout that was 5-15 mins. On super-lazy days, i'd skip rope at least 200 times to get my heart pumping and make sure i stayed active
I track my workouts using a calendar where i write out my daily exercise so its easy to know when i'm being lazy and shape-up asap (See all the -- in January mehn).
I noticed what i struggled with most was waking up early enough to get in a proper workout and be at work on time so i switched things up. Who says you can only workout in the morning?? 
I started working out at night whenever i couldn't meet up with my morning workouts or if i just felt like it. I like doing flexibility/stretching and dance routines (esp Soca) at night and this leaves me feeling good after i shower which results in a good night sleep.
You can check out these YouTube Channels for Inspiration & Workout Videos:
So get up and get to work, no more excuses! 
You have to put in the work to get the results you want instead of daydreaming and 'goalsing' other people's bodies. If you don't have a Yoga Mat, use a towel; you don't have weights, use bottles of water or workout with videos that don't require any equipment; walk, swim, etc. I'm sure you get my drift, don't wait till your body feels heavy for you to carry (also being skinny does not equal fitness) before you take action.
Eat Healthy (i tryy) & Stay Active throughout your day; walk around, climb stairs,etc.
Check out my posts on 'How i gain weight' and 'How i lose holiday weight'.
This post is also for my 'future self' if i start getting lazy, what matters is i don't stay lazy. 
Toodles!XooX

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

International Women's Day

&SHE executed her plans successfully, against all odds!
Toodles!XooX

Thursday, 2 March 2017

PSA-BHF 2017 Discounted IVF Treatment Offer (Nisa Premier Hospital)

This is a Public Service Announcement/Post
I saw this and thought to share as someone out there might find it helpful.
If you are interested, Register on their Website ASAP, read their FAQ section and call their contact numbers for more information.
Knowledge is Power.
Toodles!XooX

Monday, 13 February 2017

Bishop Briggs - River - [BONUS GROUPS] Choreography by Galen Hooks - Fil...

Bishop Briggs - River - Choreography by Galen Hooks - Filmed by @TimMilgram

Don't you just love how expressive dance is. Galen Hooks did this song justice with her Choreography.
I was practically mesmerised while watching this choreography plus i've now found a new dope artist in Bishop Briggs. I have gone hunting for her other tracks, she's really good in my opinion. 
I'll post the 2nd part of the Choreography. Enjoy the video.

Toodles!XooX

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Nonso Amadi - Tonight (Lyrics)

Enjoy.
Toodles!XooX

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Quote of the Day #QOTD

Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.
#GratitudeAttitude
Toodles!XooX

Friday, 10 February 2017

Taking Korean Classes

I must have mentioned in the past that i find languages fascinating and moreso from a young age. I wanted to be a Linguist so bad when i was a kid. I enjoyed reading the dictionary, learning transcriptions and was active in my Yoruba and French Classes back in Secondary School. I speak Yoruba fluently now, my French is 'so so' (they eventually cancelled french classes in my Secondary School but i took some classes after NYSC at CCF, Abuja and i have a Delf A2 and B1 certifications) but i still try to keep up on the Duolingo App and whenever i run into anyone that speaks French. As with most languages u don't practice, i'm better at writing, reading and listening than speaking French. I still have dreams of travelling to the French Village and spending 3-6months there, i swear that's all i need and imma be 'mademoiselle-ing' on y'all πŸ­πŸ˜„
When i moved to Abuja in 2008, of course i fell in love with the Hausa Language and did all i could to learn, sadly English/Pidgin is the regular lingo on the streets of Abuja. I had to force/nag my Hausa friends before i learnt a bit plus i bought any mini books i could find and whenever i could i practiced what i had learnt (on friends, traders, okada riders, strangers,etc.). 
I'm already used to being laughed at when trying to speak any language 'cos i do my best to learn the accent and proper pronunciations which can be quite funny. My Hausa improved slightly during my limited stay in Zaria but its sooooo far from where i want it to be. 
I'm still on the Byki App and earnestly searching for other apps/ways to help improve my vocabulary (btw AfMag Hausa did not help 😒), sadly i'm not usually around Hausa-speaking people long enough for me to pick up more of the language so i am starting to forget the little i've learnt. 
If you know of any Hausa Language classes, please let me know. I really wanna learn. As far as i'm concerned its never too late, you just have to have the interest and an enabling environment. 
I'm sure you're like 'what is all this story na, thought she was writing about taking Korean Classes'. 😁. My bad, i am, i just tend to go off on a tangent and anything about languages gets me reallllllyyy excited.
I'm taking Korean Language Classes!! 
I started on Thursday 9th 2017. I know what you're thinking, how do i find these stuffs ba? It was pure luck, i didn't even go hunting for it. My friend who i trade Korean Dramas with (i shall do a special post dedicated to Korean Dramas and my former addiction to them) told me about the class and i decided to 'Just Do It' (My Motto for this year). It was totally free to register and take the classes at the Korean Culture Centre, 2nd Floor Rivers House, Central Area, Abuja and it was an easy and straight forward process.
I have attended one class so far and thoroughly enjoyed it(The beginning is always the easiest and fun)! My brain is super-excited at this new form of stimulation as well. 
The class was surprisingly very full, it holds once a week (Tuesday or Thursday), lasted for 2 hours {5:30 to 7:30} and was very interactive. We learnt the Korean alphabets (Hangul), pronunciations, how to write, positioning of the alphabets, a few words and we did classwork. Our tutor was quite thorough and went through everyone's work.
I have already started practicing, rocking my Byki App, looking up content online and i'm back into my Korean Dramas (currently watching Another Oh Hae Young)to aid my pronunciations. I pray i don't get sucked into the vortex again. My all-time fave actor is Lee Min Ho, in case you were wonderingπŸ˜πŸ™Œ 
I'll keep you guys updated on my progress, hopefully my work hours will not get hectic and make me miss any class *fingers crossed*.
Annyeonghaseyo!! (Translation-Goodbye)πŸ˜‰
Toodles!XooX