Shop local, buy what’s in season

Buying locally available produce is one of my favourite things to do. It’s the pocket friendly way to do things. I typically wait for produce to be in season and then but then. Imported vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli are expensive, so why not wait till they’re in season? My favourite ‘always in season’ vegetable…

Try Prepping

After planning comes prepping. Meal prep doesn’t always have to involve fully cooked meals. Sometimes, simply getting some ingredients ready is all you. I almost always have chopped frozen fruits in my freezer. This makes smoothie making a breeze. So what do I freeze? Mostly pineapple, soursop, pawpaw and mango. I always look forward to…

Start with meal planning

Meal planning is super helpful. For me, this doesn’t mean I always know the exact meal I’m going to eat, but I’ve figured out what is needed on my weekly shopping list. Leafy greens Cabbage Carrot Bell peppers Onions Ginger Garlic Proteins – mushrooms, fish, eggs Pineapple Oranges Plantain Potatoes Zucchini Beetroot Seasonal vegetables like…

Healthy eating on a budget, how?

I have had a few conversations with those who think healthy eating is expensive. I understand where the thought comes from, but I also know that eating healthy does not have to be expensive. Part of the problem is that people are not thinking local/what’s easily available. Thinking totally sabotages the fact that local foods…

What’s in your line of sight?/ what can you see?

Habits are created around what we see and so it’s important to be deliberate about what’s in our line of sight. Sometimes it’s not about changing thing’s totally, it could simply be about the little changes. These little changes can be edited along the way as improvement is created and one is not dependent on…

Create what works for you

Have you ever tried to go with the crowd? Jumped on the latest diet plan? Joined the newest gym? Bought and started eating kale or quinoa because others claim they are super healthy? There’s a long list of healthy eating and exercise to dos, but what works for you is what you’re comfortable with and…

Diastasis Recti and Form

I hurt my back while exercising recently. I was in the middle of a deadlift and then I felt a pain in my lower back. For someone who exercises frequently and loves deadlifts, it seems strange but it happened. I can’t explain how, but I didn’t focus on form and therefore hurt my back. It’s…

Structure = Freedom

Having structure in my life makes a huge difference. It may seem inflexible, but I find it quite helpful and it also gives me the freedom to vary things too. Some don’t like structure because it’s normally associated with rigidity. However, this is far from the truth. When I started exercising at home, I did…

Discovering creativity

I always thought creativity had to do with art, fashion and other forms of expression. I never thought of myself as being creative. However, this way of thinking changed last year while taking IIN’s health coaching course. The creativity module is what changed this. The instructor described creativity as expression and this covers a lot…

A Father’s love

I’m one of those people who’s super careful when driving. Always paying attention, letting those who seem to be in a rush go ahead even if I have right of way… and then one day, I had an accident. It was the strangest thing. I can’t explain what exactly happened. I was attempting to park…

Body Love

Do you look in the mirror and wish a certain part of your body wasn’t the way it was? Don’t you sometimes wish you could just tweak or delete one body part or feature? Your tummy, waist, bum, hips, boobs, stretch marks, excess skin, nose…? Not to worry, I am like this too. Wishing my…

Sisters 💕💕💕

Adetoun, Deke & Lola – Muyiwa & Ajuah’s Angels. We haven’t always gotten along but we are best of friends. Distance has come between us, but we have chosen to remain connected. Our bond is even stronger than it used to be, we have grown to love and accept each other. Adetoun and Deke, my…