Growing Up In Nigeria Was a Blessing
As a kid, I was always active. I played soccer, as well as ran track in elementary and High school. Growing up in Nigeria was really a blessing because I was constantly on the soccer field with friends, running or walking everywhere. I also consumed a very healthy diet as we had unlimited access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Today I am a totally different person. New habits and a whole new lifestyle. I enjoy my daily workouts and my strength is increasing daily. #Beastmode as they say on twitter. I am truly enjoying the blessings of a healthier lifestyle. This summer I bought a bike and started cycling. I also started boxing. I made a promise to myself to keep positive, live a healthy lifestyle and never look back. I feel amazing physically and I have more stamina. I look better and feel better about myself. I am able to relate to others with more confidence. I get compliments all the time, and I am deeply humbled. I have a more positive attitude and outlook on life. Spiritually I am at peace with my life, my emotions, attitudes, and personality. I now try to inspire others to live a healthier life .
I am thankful to have very supportive friends and family in my life. When I decided to begin my journey we all agreed to change the way we ate and our outlook on our health. My sister joined in my quest and also lost a lot of weight. We became each others support system. Most people are amazed, shocked, blown away, and flabbergasted at the new fitter me. They always ask “How did you do it?”, “Can you help me”, “I wanna be like you”. It feels good to see their reaction and to be an example that “YOU CAN DO IT”. I’m the first to admit that it’s not easy. However every nod, thumbs up, high five, and compliment makes losing that first 20LBS, cycling 500K this summer, running my first 10K, and bench pressing 240LBS, so much greater.