Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Tips for tight abs.

12:07 pm 10 Comments

Here are some awesome exercises I love to do daily, they have helped me to achieve almost 70% abs lol. They work trust me. But, not without a good diet, you must indulge on fruits and veggies if you really want a flat tummy area, exercises will just help tighten things up and give you rock solid abs of steel.

  1. Basic crunch: lying face up on the floor, with knees bent, the movement begins by curling up the shoulders towards the pelvis, the hands can be behind or beside the neck or crossed over the chest for more resistance. Lift your upper body and lower it repeatedly. Do this 10 times and for 3 sets.
    Don't push against your neck. 
  2. Knee raise exercise: this is kinda easy but very effective, you will feel the burn. Lying on the floor with your back, raise your legs and bend your knees, but don't let your knees go past your pelvis, let it be like a table top. Then with your eyes looking at the ceiling raise your knee a bit for more resistance then swing your arms like you want to fly and let them touch your knees like in the picture below, also straighten and bring back your legs to the table position.
    Do 10 repetitions for 5 sets.
  3. The scissors crunches: this is a bit difficult at first, but you will get used to it with time and it's very effective too. Lay down on the floor with your back straight, raise both legs about 3 inches off the ground facing the ceiling, put both of your palms underneath your butt and begin to cross your legs like a scissors. Look up at the ceiling and lift your shoulder a bit for more resistance if you want.
     Do 10 reps for 3 sets.
  4. Plank: this is my favorite. Even if I don't do the other 3 exercises, I must always squeeze in a  plank for about a minute at least. Lie face down on the floor placing your elbows and fore arms underneath your chest. Contract abs and push off the ground raising up unto your toes and resting on your elbows. Tighten your glutes (butt and thigh area) Back flat, head and heels on a straight line. Keep your back straight, don't raise your butt too high. Keep your stomach tight and let it burn!!! Don't sag your hips, protect your back Abeg. Do this and hold for about 30seconds for beginners and 1min for advanced. You can repeat several times a day for best results.

These exercises are pretty easy when you get a hang of them, but remember form is key, don't over do it and always listen to your body. Stop when you feel tired and catch your breadth.
God bless you.
Chelizruby.

Order your workout DVD

12:05 pm 4 Comments

I have come again o, I think I've mentioned this many times, I say it because it's true. Many of us go to the gym, spend thousands of hard earned money and still don't loose weight. Not that gyming is bad, it's the fact that we spend a lot of time and money there without results that's bad. If you are serious about shedding weight, why not buy a good workout video and burn major fat in the comfort of your living room. That is what I do every day and I have lost a huge amount of weight.


Do you know why I love these videos, hmmm ..... It's because they motivate me and these trainers know how to hit the right spot in the shortest amount of time (for those with a tight work schedule, this is ideal) Before I start talking too much, I have decided to take it upon myself to help everyone I know that wants to loose weight to get these DVD and make them available at a very affordable price. Find a list of some of them below and send me a mail on chelizruby@gmail.com I will deliver anywhere in Lagos with an extra cost of N500.


  1. Jillian Michaels 30day shred
  2. Billy Blanks ultimate boot camp
  3. Jane Fonda prime time: firm and burn
  4. Jillian Michaels: shred it with weights
  5. Billy Blanks: this is Tae Bo.
  6. Billy Blanks Tae Bo: fat blasting cardio and total Body fat blaster.
I will sell the ones above for N2500. You can also order for resistance bands for the billy blanks workout (see pic below.) If you have any other favorite in mind, pls let me know.
God bless you.

Chelizruby.

My Latest 'before and after pics'

10:29 am 5 Comments
Hi sweets, it's been a while. Plenty apologies. I hope you have been eating well and exercising tho, because I didn't stop. No matter the weather or the condition, we must always eat healthy and exercise.

I've lost about 3kgs since the last time I updated my weight, so I took a few pics to show you guys what I look like now. I weigh 87kg now by the way :)

I hope theres a significant change. Lol.  If I can do this, you can too.
God bless,
Chelizruby.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Spices and wellness

12:02 pm 7 Comments
Hi sweets, I was browsing for ideas and spices for making chicken sauce, and came across these facts; that spices are actually good for weightloss and general wellness (i never knew). Some are good for the skin, some for stomach ailments, some for weightloss. It doesn't mean you should overload your food with them tho. Lol.


Ginseng, Ginger, Cayanne pepper, Black pepper are good for weight loss. Cinnamon, Sesame seeds,Cardamom are good for the tummy and digestive system.Tumeric is used to relieve skin itches etc. I'm going to try out some of them and see, just for curiosity sake sha. Will you try them too? Lemme know.

God bless you.
Chelizruby.

Know your BMI

11:35 am 0 Comments

This is actually one of the first things to note when you want to start loosing weight and managing your health. It's very important because it helps you to know when you are at risk of some diseases that come with obesity.

BMI means Body Mass Index. According to wikipedia, It's a measure for human body shape based on individual's mass and height. My BMI now is at 30. It means that I'm still obese...imagine! So for me to get to a normal weight of 72kg for my height of 170cm, I have to grind my BMI down to 24 (that na leap tins o) it means I have to work really really hard!!

For those of you that like mathematics, oya use this formula below to calculate urs. You will need a tape rule to measure your height and a digital scale to get your weight.

Then, for those of us that hate mathematics (hehe :)) use this chart to see view yours.

I hope you guys understand what this is all about. I know it seems too extreme. In my opinion, it's not a must to get to the actual weight for you to be a normal weight, let's be real we are Africans and we like our curves, so if you get to a point where you feel satisfied deep down inside and you look good and feel good, you can go ahead and start maintaining your weight. For me, I'm good at 74kg. Take care and take it easy.

God bless you,
Chelizruby .