Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mission weight Loss Update with 21df

so, as I said last time I would embark on a weight Loss Journey.
am on the third week of working out and resetting my eating habits.
so far so good, am still struggling with the workouts but i will get there.
the nutrition part is also  a bit of an adjustment but i´ve been able to control the cravings pretty good.!

Now am more conscious of what i eat and why, its HARD i tell you but with God nothing is impossible.

This time am determined to do it, and do it right.

Here´s to finishing the third week strong!!!

Friday, July 28, 2017

A newer new (Weight ) Beggining...

So last year, or the year before I cant remember, I stumbled upon these workouts by a company called Beachbody.
I must say they ave changed my life and the way I look at working out.
The first workout I did was by the trainer called Autumn Calabrese and I must say she’s awesome!
So I did her workouts and tried others by other Beachbody trainers too and did lose weight;  ( I started on 85 kgs and lost 4 kgs ) but although the workouts work, I wasn’t diligent enough with my food or workout regularity so I slipped into old habits and Bam! When I realized I was weighing 89 kilos! (196.6 lbs)
So I’ve been gathering enough courage and motivation to start working out again; and I decided that will start again on Monday (what better day right? Lol)
This time I decided to make my own schedule and stick to it.
The schedule is:
3 rounds of 21 day fix (starting July 31st and ending October 1st my birthday!!!!)
The 60 days of Insanity!
It’s the first time I’ll be doing insanity so am a little scared but so ready for it!!!

This time I have to be true to myself and commit to it.
It will be so so hard but I know I can do it And I WILL do it.

So here goes the beginning of  my lifeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

#Beachbody #AutumnCalabrese #21dayfix

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Absence makes the heart grow fo(rgetful) lol

It has been a while....

am really not sure what to type about.. i think ive been a little all over the place with this blog as i havent found my niche yet...
but am here

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!!!

Hello Dear Besotted readers....

It seems all I do here is apologize for being absent... yeah I ignore this blog so much, so this time I won’t make any promises ill just do my best.

I’ve got news:


Yes, knocked up again and I got to say I am LOVING IT!!!

Skipping the first trimester where I just wanted to kick everyone and felt sick all the time, am glad I survived it! lol

Now am on second trimester and it is awesome!!! the glow, the weight loss (oh Yeah!!!) the cute tummy and the increased sex drive!!!! (bonus! bonus! bonus!!)

Am waiting to start feeling baby kick but I can feel soft movements already and although it’s the second time I still feel just as emotional.

Anyways... this is what has been happening.

Speak to you soon!!

Besotted Mommy
PS: check out our Bun!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Hi everyone! !!
Work caught up with me. And you would think now that I have blogger on my phone it would be easier!! Anyways hehe.

Today I just wanna brag on my God and how awesome and faithful he is!!!!

He astounds me everyday with his favour and mercy and I know am not worthy of it at all and yet He hasn't forgotten about me!

Fasting and praying works and the peace of God that comes with knowing you are pleasing God are just wow.

Trust in Him and he shall make your paths straight.

Have a blessed day

Chica, a boys Momma

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Power of Words (Weight Issue)

Hi, my name is Chica am 29 years old a wife and a mom to a wonderful wonder 1 year toddler.
Oh I should also mention am overweight (wow it hurts to even write that).

…And yes am well aware of it… I could give you all kinds of excuses known to man as to why am overweight but the truth is, I ate way too much after I gave birth thinking that I had to “because I was breastfeeding” (my number 1 excuse).
The kilos were piling as I happily munched on everything in my sight (am feeding a human being I have a right to eat anything right? WRONG!!)

During my pregnancy I only gained 5 kilos (about 10lbs) but after that I ballooned so quickly I didn’t know what hit me! Right now am 20kilos (40lbs) overweight and I decided to lose it by reducing the quantities of my food, cut down on junk and soda and exercising for an hour and a half Mon-Fri. (I don’t really like diets because after the weight is off, you go back to your “normal” foods and you can gain the weight back quickly, so I keep eating what I normally eat (of course no junk) but I drastically cut my portions)
It has been only 2 weeks, I’ve lost a kilo (2 lbs) and it hasn’t been easy adjusting my diet, but I’ve been feeling great and think that I already look better.

But this post isn’t about my weight struggles… It’s about the people that surround me, the people in Society… yes it’s my fault I gained weight but it’s also my responsibility to lose it.
So why do people feel like it’s their duty to come over and ask me if I don’t think I should lose some weight?
Some of the questions and commentaries I get asked/told are:
- Don’t you think you should lose some weight?
- Chica you look too fat!
- Do you really want to eat that?
- What you eating is wrong
- Pizza? Why do you want pizza?(I eat it once a month only if that)
- You really should think about dieting
- What happened to you? You are so big?
- What you waiting for to lose weight?
And lots more along those lines….

I wonder if people know how the other side feels when they say that. I wonder if they bite their tongues afterwards or congratulate themselves for “telling it like it is” according to them?
I wonder if they ask themselves is this person trying to lose weight. Is she already exercising?
I am aware of my weight gain and I know I should lose weight and for that, I have been working so hard, but all I hear is people calling me FAT… am so discouraged but I know am not doing it for them, it’s for me and my own good.
I never retort to these comments because I don’t need to make them feel bad either whether they did it on purpose or not, but that they hurt, yes they do.

So if you are reading this and you’ve made an “innocent “ remark like this to me or someone else, I forgive you and I ask that next time you better hope there isn’t a next time because I will not be nice at all you be more considerate.

Anyways, done with my pity party… I didn’t go to the gym yesterday and today because of an abscess, but I’ll be back tomorrow, after all I have a self-imposed deadline, and that is to be yummy by the time I turn 30, so whatever that means by then (weight, centimetres lost, more fit, healthier) I will be happy by 30.

Have an awesome day y’all
Chica, A Boy’s Momma

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Let’s Talk Weight! (Eggplant Juice)

Today I wanna talk about a subject dear dear to my heart, and my hips, my waist, my back and other areas


So, during my pregnancy I only gained 5kgs (about 10lbs) but after that I made friends with bread, pasta, juices, fried, and anything edible!

We became best friends! So much so that they called me in the middle of the night and I gladly answered! You could find me in the middle of the night eating while breastfeeding!!

Well its one year later, and they decided that they love me so much they will lodge themselves in my hips and other areas, and I promise you my hips DON’T LIE!!!

So, I decided to Join Gym and start slowly to burn my friends away (sorry guys hehehe)
But now, am getting antsy with the slow weight loss so I decided to try the Eggplant with lemon water! I hear it burns calories fast, slims your belly (I need to see my feet again lol) and you lose weight!

So for this week I’ll try it, monitor my progress and next week I’ll let you know the results!
They told me I wash and cut into cubes one Eggplant put it in a litre of water, let it sleep overnight, then in the morning I add a squeezed lemon into the water.

Drink one cup just after I wake up before eating anything, and the rest I drink during the Day.
Am so excited I can’t wait to try it!!

I’ll let you know if I lose anything coz I really need to and I can’t do any drastic diets because am still breastfeeding so I’ll go slow.

Come back next week and find out how I did!

Lots of Love
Chica, a Boys Momma

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sand Playing!!!

Today am such a proud and happy momma!!!
Yesterday we were invited to a birthday party and the house we went to wasn’t cemented so the whole yard was sand…
My boy
So, after the initial shyness, Bubba decided to venture to play with the other children, he was trotting along just fine when suddenly wham!
He fell on his bum! Being the helicopter mum (try and judge me haha) that I am I wanted to go and pick him up when suddenly I see my boy picking up a fistful of sand and trying to analyze it closer to see what it was, the sand started falling through his fingers! I’ve never seen him so inquisitive!! He was soooooo awed at this “thing” that wouldn’t stay still in his hands yet it felt so weird!!!

He just sat there picking up sand and seeing it falling through his fingers… then he just sat there with his hands in the sand with this content look on his face you know the look you get when you peeing yourself in the shower? Lol like he just found gold.

I felt so happy and sad at the same time. Happy that my boy was so happy with playing with something so simple such as sand and yet being so joyfully delighted, and sad as to why it took me so long to just let him play in the sand and be a child.

Its simple things that make my heart full.

I Thank the Lord so much for giving us this pleasure.

When I take him to the beach ill attach some pictures.

Have a blessed day Y’all.

Chica, A Boy’s Momma

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My Favourite ways to relax and refill

Hi there, my name is Chica am 29 years old (forever 22 lol) am a newbie, been married for 2 years and a mother to a bouncy 1 year toddler.
Being a wife and a mother is not easy! I am definitely an imperfect mom and I love this bible study for it!!! So with being a wife, mom and working full time I don’t have much time to relax and refill, but when I do I have a couple of minutes to myself I love to:
1.Daydream… I love dreaming about the places I wanna go (which often involve a beach or sitting under a tree)

2. I Loooooooooove reading It’s one of my guilty pleasures and I read any and everything! Even random pamphlets when am standing on a queue or in a doctor’s office, you get the gist.
Pleasure number 3 is movies… I Love either staying home or going to the movies… I just relax and enjoy not having to stress about anything else.
 Of course these are not in any order but one thing that relaxes me and brings me Joy is playing with my bundle of Joy!!! Seeing him squeal with delight when we are playing is so refreshing and assures me that am doing ok as a mom even if no one recognises it.
 My greatest source of relaxation and peace though, is reading my bible and pray.. Do you know how you feel when you are just fresh out of the shower? Yeah that’s how I feel when I pray and read my bible, and nothing relaxes me and makes my day go better than when I’ve started it with a prayer.
 So these are the things I do to relax and refill.

Thank you for stopping by and do leave your link so I can read your post too!!

Ps. These are Not me in the Pictures Neither are they my picutres

Chica, A Boys Momma