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Monday Morning Workout…

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This weeks workout song goes with no saying, it speaks for itself…

I had never heard this song until recently when some friends and myself were hanging out. The girl who made me listen to this song had the personality to suit. We have a lot of in depth conversations and from getting to know her I realized how strong willed she was, doesn’t accept bullshit and understands that she’s “worth” it! Lol… Her personality fits this song to a T because its motivating us to keep reaching and achieving and no being held back…

So the MESSAGE I want to relay to you all is to never stop what your doing for self on other peoples ACCORD, keep moving and pursuing your dreams, goals and ASPIRATIONS because no one can stop you! Everything you want an need out of this life is on your BACK and no body has the right to take what’s yours away from you. Keep it moving. We live in a society where we’re fed with illustrations of what we should be, we have celebrity lifestyles thrown in our faces on a daily basis and to some EXTENT these can be inspirational for us but sometimes we have to inspire ourselves and understand that WHATEVER our minds can conceive, as beings, we can achieve! I find myself having to reiterate this message on a daily basis to all different kinds of people and that just goes to show that we as individuals STRUGGLE with so many common issues, but what we fail to realize as individuals is that individually we have why it takes to keep ourselves moving and achieving!

 

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

Continue Your Journey…

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Hey guys and girls…

Thank you all for keeping intune with my blog. I apologise for the extremely long hiatus and I appreciate your patience… I’m happy to inform you that EncourageElevateBe will be back on the ball from Monday the first of October with A Monday Morning Workout… !!!!

Stay Bless
Naa Adoley

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…

Monday Morning Workout…

‘I Got The Heart Of A Winner…’ – Dappy

Hey Hey Hey… Hope all is well with you guys. Hope all is well, I’m sure you all had an eventful weekend, especially us living in LONDON. Saturday saw the uproar of a riot and LOOTING stemming from a protest in relation to a killing of a North London resident. Well, the current situation in London is WW3, but I refuse to entertain the situation because I feel that the RIOTS and looting are now being carried out by OPPORTUNISTS who are just taking advantage of a horrible situation. What those involved fail to realise is that the GOVERNMENT want them to react like CRIMINALS because that STEREOTYPE has already been issued, its sad you see young children throwing their lives away just and being followers rather than leaders in a society where we lack STRONG BLACK LEADERSHIP! There are so many opportunities where we can actually rise up as a people and prove everyone wrong, but instead we fall into the trap and labels that the government has given us. Instead of getting up and being proactive, people are just following the majority, but they fail to forget what will happen to them tomorrow.

So I say to all those who do not condone violence and and require better things in life. We need people in SOCIETY who are willing to step outside the box, not jump on the BANDWAGON and do their own THING. Having FAITH and BELIEVING that you can achieve far greater than what’s being offered is a good place to be in. Being an INDIVIDUAL and being YOURSELF is all you can ever be, if you believe the total opposite of the crowd, you’ve already achieved a lot.

Live your life your way and with NO REGRETS…