I have a bit of news to share just before I get into today’s post…
So I will be on radio today… on a radio interview with @Sadiqspeaks on @Wigradio.
We’ll be talking on how to make a difference with NYSC, my book journey, how I walked the path (and still walking the path) of making God’s plans for my life come through, amongst other sweet stuff.
So if you are someone who’s interested in doing awesome things in today’s society, tune in at www.wigradio.com by 10:30am to listen.
Uhm… I believe it will be an amazing time, that’s all!
I didn’t think that I was going to write anything on my weight-loss journey on the blog this year because I’ve generally changed Monday’s Inspirational Drive to Purposeful Monday’s on the blog… but as I huffed and puffed last night to Shawn T’s insane abs workout, I knew I had to let out my “insane love/hate for the man” and what better place to do that than on my blog?
We can still call this a purposeful Monday post ba?
After all loosing weight is purposeful too. Haha!
So basically I started this weight-loss thing since 2013… yes e don tay we dey walk this waka.
Little bit of history here:
I started at 98kg in 2013, I have gone down to 72kg and now I am at 76kg.
I seem to be going around a cycle on this journey…
One thing I am glad at is that exercise has become like second nature to me (Shawn T’s workout is just wicked though!) and no matter how long I stay off it, I always blend back in again.
Last year Eziaha started her FitFabFam which I was part of but then she closed it down because of her being the only consistent person on the group. Lol.
I’m not going into my thoughts about that but will go into how that came way out of the blue and had us (the remaining persons on the group) dazed for a while.
Well, I sincerely didn’t want to abandon it all so three of us decided to continue and it was going well… till December came.
And banga soup and owho soup came.
I went home ohhh and my mom took the liberty to feed me well.
Let’s just say that I was home just twice in 2015 and the second time in December was a blast!
I wouldn’t have added weight if I had continued my exercises but I didn’t.
And thus grew fresh not fat. Hehe.
The funny thing was that I actually loved it because my bom bom filled out (it always goes flat when I slim down) and my front side also filled out, so basically I was feeling “sexy”.
Not to mention that everyone else also seems to love me with a little meat on my bones.
And I sincerely have no qualms about adding a little weight here and there anymore… and this brings me to the biggest lesson I wanted to share from my weight loss journey…
I am now Godfident in who I am and how I look.
I don’t even know how this happened through the years but I sincerely am more concerned now about letting the light in me draw people in than the body I have.
I don’t know if that makes sense.
I have written about my journey to knowing that I am beautiful here before but where I was at that place is nothing compared to where I am now.
Right now, I literally am all about the light that draws people in that reflects out of me.
I shared at our last “Women at the Well” hangout on how 1Corinthians 7 I shared from actually leads to just one aim that God has for us in singlehood… which is that “He wants us to spend as much time as we can with Him without distractions”.
And then what does spending time with Jesus do to you?
It lights up a light inside of you… a light that people look at you and though you are dressed well and all, that’s not what draws them in… there’s literally an inner beauty spilling out of you that they can’t figure out and finally have to tell you “there’s something about you!”
And that’s a ministry open door right there, an opportunity forr you to share about the Jesus who makes you this light that everyone sees spilling out of you!
God sees my heart and He knows that with all my heart, that kind of light is what I wanna reflect to people.
So right now I am all about that kind of life.
It’s taken me a while to get here because at first when I started loosing the weight I basically just wanted to look good and have a sexy body/tommy, etc… but now squash all that… God has totally molded my mentality unto another level.
And also raised my Godfidence level up several notches through this journey.
Trust God to take motives and make them His own thoughts…
Now does this mean that I won’t take care of my body?
No, no, no!
Why was I huffing and puffing to Shawn T’s workout yesterday?
Of course I have to get back to being fit and losing all these banga soup weight I piled on (full bom bom and full front side bye bye *tears*)…
And that’s where #balance comes in.
I can’t say that because it’s inner beauty that matters to God, I should treat the outer beauty anyhow…
So I am still not gliding on top scale as regards discipline on foods I eat or exercise yet… I am currently on a yoyo kind of way on this. Up for about a month and down one way another time… so I wanna get this on track and also inculcate exercise as a habit I won’t abandon for long periods of time…
But basically on this journey to becoming the God kind of woman I wanna become, it’s the light within that is drawing me and pulling on my heart.
And oh, I shared what I got from our single’s group study on Deborah and on my own journey to BECOmING in a guest post and you should totally check it outÂ HERE.
All the above said, I also wanted to write this post because I desire accountability on this journey.
It’s been an almost too long a road to 65kg… I should have gotten there since but I get to 74/72kg and everyone says I am good and sincerely I love me at this weight too.
But BMI still says my ideal healthy weight is 65kg and like I said I am a go-getter, I set that goal in 2013 and not getting there would always make me think I didn’t complete my race.
I love the way I fill up with added weight and won’t mind being at this weight when I am married with kids *wink wink*
But for now, as regards taking care of my temple, I will try my best to get to my healthy weight.
So in line with that goal, I will be posting an accountability post here every Last Monday of the month.
I intend to be SERIOUS on this journey and get to goal weight by June.
June makes it 3years on this journey and it will be a great time to wrap it up and start maintaining.
I am currently in a weightloss group with my bebe Mobolaji and it’s been of great help to me.
So here’s hoping that no matter how many times we fall we’d stick to this till we are at a place where we are on a smooth glide to taking care of our bodies in a way that’s pleasing to God…
So pretty please, someone hound me if you don’t see a post on the last Monday of March on my weight-loss journey and progress.
I’m 76:7kg right now and I won’t just be giving progress on the scale, I will also give progress on my eating habits and exercise habits.
Those are two things I want to get on track and the scale will follow.
So have an amazing week ahead and don’t forget to tune in at www.wigradio.com by 10:30am to listen to my interview.
Love and love,
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