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It’s Your Birthday…

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“Go shawty, it’s your birthday…

Well I’m sure is someone’s birthday but even if it isn’t yours I want you to adapt the ‘its my birthday’ attitude… Lol… This mornings workout is just simply to encourage you to stay POSITIVE and look forward to the good things ahead. For most people, including myself, a BIRTHDAY marks a new beginning, another chance, an opportunity to do something you’ve never done before. It’s a STAMP for a beginning of a new chapter… But why should we only get this opportunity, this chance once a year… Everyday should be a new chapter… In itself a new day is a blessing, not everybody woke up this morning, we learn that tomorrow isn’t PROMISED so if you’ve been privileged to wake up this morning why not live it like your last!!! Do something new, strike up a conversation which that person that gets on your train everyday, wear that dress or shirt you’ve been saving for that special occasion, go to that restaurant you’ve been eyeing up for the past week, approach that person you fancy and EMBRACE everything that the day brings…!!!! This birthday spirit is solely about positive vibes and embracing self… So even if it isn’t your birthday why not let it be, just for today… ” – ENJOY

She Bad Bad…

Hey Lovlies

Hope all is well…

Well well well, as usual my week has been hectic, galavanting left right and center doing stuff, finally found a minute to put pen to paper! I was reading a daily devotional by JOYCE MEYER the other day and it really hit the spot for me.  I recently had a bust up with someone I had known since I was 11 (I’m now 26). We weren’t the best of FRIENDS, but we always had a good time when we met up and we spoke deep about certain situations, so I thought we were on a MUTUAL level. Well, I wont go into details in what the bust up was about, but the situation ended with us basically not speaking or hanging out as much. I was kinda surprised at her reaction after the situation because I was still open to carry on as usual but she took a step back… Anyway, I learnt a great deal from the situation and the one thing that stood out to me was how important being HONEST and TRUTHFUL is.

In Joyce Meyer’s DEVOTIONAL piece she talked about being honest and open with the people around you, she said that the reason people respected her so much as because she didn’t build fake impression about the kind of person she was, if she was going through a tough time people knew, if she had done something wrong, SINNED, people knew, through her joys and mishaps she was not afraid to let people know, and I really RESPECTED that!!! In my situation, I made a mistake and was open to express that you my mate, when we were having the bust up, I let her know all this, there was another person involved who lied their way through, to be FRANK that absolutely PISSED me off, I cant stand liars!!! And to top it of my mate thought I was the one telling porky-pies, and sided with the other person. I remember getting opinions from some of my male and female friends and they more or less said the same thing; if you’ve told the truth, you have nothing to worry about, its the liars who will have to deal with the guilt in their conscience… – That just made so much sense, and it was so true!!!

So my message this MONDAY MORNING is to keep it 100!!! Liars are not respected, those who are open and not afraid to admit their flaws are. I chose this song for our Monday Morning Workout because it just highlighted being confident with what you got, we’re all bad-asses in our own right and that’s what makes us INDIVIDUAL and UNIQUE. Lying and pretending to be something you are not will just cause you STRESS, and to top it off, no one will ever get to witness your value if you pretend to be something you are not.

Continue Your Journey This Way…

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He guys and girls…

Hope all is well with you…

I know it’s been a ridiculous amount of time since I last BLOGGED… And to be honest no excuse is good enough but I have to say that there are a few reasons for this, had some unexpected responsibilities crop up which took my attention and time DRAMATICALLY… But I’m glad to say that I’m back to my old business’s and down to keep it MOVING… (K.I.M.)

One of the major events to happen to me recently was finally getting a place of my OWN… I’m saying ‘finally’ like I been looking, but in actual fact, I wasn’t, God just DECIDED to bless me, shock at first, but now I’m extremely grateful. I got a new full time position at work… It was my mum’s 50th (even though she looks 30)… And my cousin dearest got MARRIED – it wasn’t my day but I swear it was the happiest day of my life!!! We had the date from he beginning of the month, but for some reason we didn’t start organizing from the end of June…. RUSH WEDDING… LOL!

So these last few months have been a bit hectic but they are all new beginnings for me. In this journey called life, we get placed in UNEXPECTED positions and we find our selves wondering how or why it happens and try some how to make sense of the situation. But these past few months have shown me that most times when you don’t expect something to happen, it becomes an opportunity for you to get something right and establish a NEW BEGINNING for yourself, in whatever area it may effect in your life. The flat was unexpected, but somehow God made provisions for me to me to do up the place, work full time, organize a wedding and still have fun and K.I.M…!

The best way to gain positive outcomes from whatever life throws at you is to stay positive through your trials. That way you’ll win every time! It allows you to face life with OPTIMISM, nothing can get you down because you’ve see the BENEFITS of the STRUGGLE rather than wasting ENERGY on the things you can’t change. The things you focus on are the things that MANIFEST in your life – LAW OF ATTRACTION. Through all my changes I just said to myself that it was all for good, I looked at each stage as an opportunity to develop and gain something better. I’m not saying that it was all smooth sailing, but after the whole transition, I realized that without the hard/bad parts, I couldn’t appreciate the good! Life is a journey, and journeys consist of FORWARD movement, if your life ain’t moving forward.. Houston, we have a problem…!

YOUR journey with positive strides…

P.S. HAPPY NIGERIAN INDEPENDENCE!!!! – New Beginning!

Naa Adoley

Monday Morning Workout…

Hey guys, hope all is well… I’m so sorry for the unplanned hiatus, but God willing, I’m definitely back!!!

Quick message and motivation to accompany my morning/afternoon workout, just wanna encourage everyone to stay true and FOCUSED on what they’ve decided to pursue. I believe in all things you do, you should do with LOVE. I feel that even though I’m in a position where I don’t wanna be CAREER-wise, its the right POSITION for me to be in at this time in order to make my DREAM today a reality TOMORROW.

Recently I’ve been working like a dog for personal reasons and also to pay bills, and sometimes you wonder whether or not it’s all worth it, and you know what… IT IS..! Through traveling, learning and finding myself, I’ve come to realise that everything I’m doing now is for my benefit, nowadays I don’t CO-SIGN on things which will not benefit me in the LONG run. I’m not being selfish in that RESPECT, because I know is someone asks you for help, you should try your best to help them out, what I mean is that if I do something, I want to do it so well that in the long run I reap the benefits, whether it be establishing GREAT and PROSPEROUS relationships, MONETARY benefits and in some cases even EMOTIONAL benefits. And how will I do that I hear you say… THROUGH LOVE…
The bible tells us that when we do things, we should do it ‘with love‘. This is not because us believers are stupid and gullible… LOL… It’s because when you do something out of pure KINDNESS, to the BEST of your ABILITY, with a OPEN-MIND and without regret or doubt, you put yourself in a position where you gain unquestionable FAVOUR and thus, provisions are made for you… IJN.

I know this is totally off the subject, but I really wanted to share this song… I thought I’d kick-start my return to the Workout Sessions with a song my cousin in GHANA brought me into. I didn’t know Sway was going on like that, but we thank GOD cos its a very big tune and extremely catchy. It has a bit of a funky beat, fused with some AFRO-BEAT flows, great morning/afternoon motivator…. ENJOY

*IJN – In Jesus’s Name

Who Am I Living For…

Who am I living for
Is this my limit
Can I endure some more…

Hey guys, hope all is well…

‘Do What You Love, Love What You Do…’

This is definitely a quick one, just wanted to ENLIGHTEN you and keep on ENCOURAGING you about the paths and choices we take in life. I was reading my Word4Today this morning and it focused on the talents and skills we were blessed with INDIVIDUALLY. Sometimes going through the national education system and seeing the same REPEATED patterns of life being played out before us makes us feel that this may be the only to go. But the same success that those before us have GENERATED, may not always be DUPLICATED to us and it just makes us wonder what you did wrong in the process to make our outcome so different. Well, the answer to that is SIMPLE, we need to – Do what we love, and love what we do, if not, don’t do it… – When you make the choice to do something that ENGAGES your HEART as well as your MIND, your whole being is engaged and you don’t become a SLAVE to someone else’s dream, which then becomes your NIGHTMARE. I believe to truly achieve, be successful, wealthy and happy in life, you have to solely STRIVE for what you want. This means taking all your GIFTS, PASSIONS & TALENTS and using them to make yourself happy. It can be hard because you may want to reach something that one else has touched before, or maybe there may be nobody for you to look up to, but then, all our paths are different and you may be the person who needs to path the way for others to FOLLOW.

‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’ – Albert Einstein

Work It Out…

MID-WEEK MOTIVATION: If you haven’t guessed by now, I an addicted to J. Cole, just thought to grace you guys with one of his videos to keep you motivated till the end of the working week, cos you know as soon as Friday comes about, we’re all ready to let lose and toast to the weekend…

ENJOY..!

Monday Morning Workout…

Hey Luvlies…

I hope you all had a great weekend….

My weekend was definitely a unique one, I attended a Traditional Ghanaian Wedding Ceremony which is not carried out over here in London so often. It was definitely an eye-opener in regards to me growing OLDER and WISER, and it definitely got everyone close to me talking about the next step in life. My mum and aunties have already started with the ‘when are you getting married? – when are you having kids?‘ questions, which at the age of 25 I don’t feel it to be COMPULSORY. There’s still things I want to see, do, achieve and a certain FOUNDATION I want to establish before I jump into a committed and devoted relationship and have children. It’s funny because my friends and relatives that are getting married/or are married are the ones who’ve been dating their other half for many many years, but I was blessed with that possibility at a young age, I believe my time will come later. Some had children during the courting process, and that’s fine for them, but for someone like me who can’t sit still, I need to see, taste and experience everything, I don’t feel my head is even correct for that type of relationship.

But I do find that our PARENTS GENERATION tend to add PRESSURE to us young ADULTS with all the questions and INDIRECTS. What these olders fail to realise is that we are living in different times. I’m very certain that starting a family at a young age was very common and ADVISED during my mum’s adolescence, it illustrated some sort of superiority between peers when a woman was married at a young age, but now, things have definitely changed and I didn’t grow up in AFRICA. My mum and I had a convo about when I was PLANNING to get married, she then made it known that any age over 28 (even 28 in her eyes was pushing it) automatically became UNATTRACTIVE, women who were unmarried at this age were labelled to have ‘something wrong’ with them… Can you imagine… The older generation also didn’t have the facilities, the choices and the benefits we have now in regards to enhancing/continuing our EDUCATION and gaining a higher standard of living. Woman in Africa missed out on these because of the strong TRADITIONAL and religious values our fore-fathers had, suppression of women was highly practised and they were forced to become home makers from a very young regardless of their personal goals, which is a major SHAME… I also believe our generation a far more AMBITIOUS then our elders, we really are seeing the world as out oysters… It’s a BEAUTIFUL thing…

So this really goes out to all those, who like me are feeling the pressure to jump into long term relationships to make MUM & DAD happy… Don’t do it unless that’s where your MINDSET is… Understand that, because you are a certain age, it does not mean you have to have a certain kind of life… Remember that GOD has a different plan for everyone, just because your life may not be going in the same direction as everyone else, it doesn’t mean you are valued any less or that you’re missing out on something. Right now, all you can do is DO YOU, until your moment comes, and trust, all PROVISIONS will be made in your FAVOUR…