I have watched myself add weight just from looking at TV adverts of food.😁 But in may 2020, I had a chat with a previous mentee turned big woman and towards the end of the conversation, she told me about her new business, helping people lose weight.
In order not to let my mentee down, I said I can do it and took on the challenge. Men, it was tough! cycling, weightlifting, walking averagely 15km briskly every day, clean meals, lots of water. Etc. It was a life-changer. But as lockdown dey na, it transited from a hard chore, to become part of my daily routine, then I fell in love with the outdoors, fresh air etc.
This all started in July 2020 when I weighed 104kg. I set out to lose 20kg in 90days.😳. Crazy right! Then between day 74 and 80, I was so stressed and struggle to fit in my exercises into my full-on days. At this point, I had started putting on weight and crept up to 97kg. Then I bumped into one of Onome’s daily send of I’m alive today and grateful to God where he sometimes celebrates people who have lost weight.. men I was thrilled by one guy that lost 15kg in such a short time. I wondered why my own dey tey…🥺
So I called Onome and he was thrilled to know I was exercising at all. He encouraged me in a rather harsh way, that I should continue.
basically, his words were, meme, if u dey weight person to encourage or ginger you for this weight loss mata, you go old o!, na to just pick up yourself face the mata and win. With what you are doing, just keep up. No aim to beat any person record. Just do yours at your own pace… hmm.
So the next day, i returned to walking, then added intermittent running.(gosh, I remember the first episodes of running… I almost collapsed) but little, I carried on. And today, I’m 90kg lost a total of 15kg.
I’m still on my journey to 80kg where i will just be right for my height.
Remember when sunshine ice block must melt.