Monday, 5 May 2014

# motivation # Motivation monday

Bolaji's weight loss story.


Hey Sweeties, did you enjoy your weekend? Guess what? Its Monday!! Which means its time for some motivation, some 'ginger', a little nudge to keep us on that 'weight loss wagon'. Yes we all fall off sometimes, but we need to keep going, keep pushing till we get results. Today i would love for you to read this wonderful story, i had a chat with an amazing lady recently, please read on...

Meet Bolaji, her story is one i can vouch for because i got to know her when she weighed about 95kg, in 2013. She had already lost about 20kgs at that time.  We met on a weight loss group on "BB'. Woow! I keep thanking God for those ladies, they contributed greatly in helping me/us lose weight. So back to Bolaji....



Who is Bolaji and why did you decide to lose weight?
Bolaji is a wife and mother of 3 adorable kids and an entrepreneur. I have always been a 'big girl' never known what it feels like to be slim all my life. I hated taking pics of myself, I didn't like the way I looked in clothes and hardly found clothes that fit properly. Weighing 118kg in February of 2013, I made up my mind to shed some weight before my birthday which falls in July. I wanted to lose weight basically to look good for my birthday pictures....(little did she know that her life was about to change for real.)



What do you weigh now and what dress size are you currently?
  • I am 5ft 11" tall, I started off at 118 kg in 2013. Currently i weigh 75kg. I lost a total of 43kg. *waaaattt!!!*
  • I used to wear a 18/20 down 22up (UK), 16/18W (US) Currently i wear a US 8 and some size 6.  That's about 6 dress sizes down. omg!




How did you do it?
  1. I changed my diet, started eating good wholesome and healthy meals. Cut of junk and sweets.
  2. I made my own meals and if I had to buy food outside it was TFC topper salad and grilled chicken or fish.
  3. I worked out like never before and remained focused. I still do, I made a total life-style change.
What Keeps you motivated?
When i asked her this she said, in her words and in this order....
  1. My health.
  2. High self-esteem.
  3. The way i look now.
  4. A lot of people are looking up to me now, so i gat no choice.
  5. And i just love me nowwwwww
  6. Before i was an introvert, no parties, no mingling, no hanging with friends, no selfie, but now eh, no try me! Lol

      Knowing her from a while back, (we lost contact) when she sent me her current pics i was amazed, i nearly fainted! omo, the babe don change!! She looks like a 16 yr old! I am so happy for her and impressed, in fact i am highly impressed, her transformation is one of the biggest i have seen so far. And i know she worked her 'bum bum' off for it. Congrats Bola and please keep it up. Thank you so much for your story and God bless you and all your endeavors. Amen.
                                                  She look like she subtracted 20yrs from her age. Wow!

  Guess what?  Bolaji now owns a fitness club/gym where she motivates and encourages individuals to lose weight. Isn't that great? Just in case you live close or you need motivation,  See below for her contacts:
Amplified fitness and health club.
Km 47, Lekki/Epe express way,
Checking point Ogudan, Sangotedo. 
Lekki, Lagos.
Office Phone: 08097973038
Email: amplifiedfitnessclub@gmail.com

I sure know her story is hot enough to give some of us heat to get up and move, no more excuses! See, she even turned it into a business and shes doing well. There is nothing stopping us from making a change, except us as individuals. Only you, you and you can make the change YOU need. Start the fire today and let it start burning, start burning away the fat you need for change to occur. Take care sweets and God bless.
Cheliz.






40 comments:

  1. Waooowwwwww!!! Thumbs up 2 bola.....she's my new hero

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  2. Woah I am impressed and inspired. I am currently like she was when she started this gives me motivation that I can do it and not worry about how long it takes.

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    1. U can do this dear. Make the decision today and fire up!

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    2. Exactly, u don't have to worry about how long it takes but av a picture of the end result in mind. Make it ur lifestyle hun.

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  3. Woah! I am inspired. I went on the low carbs diet for one week. No rice, no yam, cornflakes etc. Today is the eight day n I feel so good. My tummy is flatter, I think I lost 2kg sef with small exercise and atleast 3 litres of water daily. You have inspired me 2 loose weight, may God bless you and grant you ur heart desires.

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    1. Congrats dear! Am so happy u did ur best, keep going and u will get more results. I really appreciate u and God bless you. Amen to that prayer!!

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  4. Ride on babes I saw it in ur eyes n I knew u were going somewhere Bola I'm really motivated Luv kip it up.

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  5. Waoooooow!!thumbs up Bola.i just cant wait to wear a size 8.

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    1. Size 8 is around the corner for u, just be determined and consistent. U will get there.

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  6. Jeezzzz,i. Knw dis lady 4rm my chrch wen she wz still in ph, I almost fainted wen I saw her recent pix,wow I'm so motivated n inspired. I'm a 16 nw, n I intend 2 gt to a 12 b4 my bthday in sept. Nw I knw it's so possible. God bless n kip you 4 all of us Wth weight issues


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    1. Amen to that dear. Thanks.

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    2. Hey, small world it is. I wanted to shed the weight for good a long time now. But at the end it paid off with serious determination and consistency. U can be a 12 by sept u know, just eat clean and exercise dear and pls don't forget ur 3 litres of water daily.

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  7. Way to go Bola, well done. Thank you Cheliz and Bola for sharing.

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  8. Wowwwwwzeers! Well done Bola, way to go... Thanks 4 sharing Cheliz and Bola.

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  9. Way to go. Well done Bola. Thanks for sharing Cheliz and Bola. God bless u plenty. Now there is no stopping us.

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  10. I know her...Bolaji is my wife's friend and I can attest to this story. Well done Bolaji...You are an inspiration even to ME! As I have started losing weight and lost 14kg already

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    1. She is your wife's friend but she is my friend & colleague's wife. Was a great effort by Bolaj ... Each time I see her, I marvel at her dedication - Fajez

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    2. Awww, Tunde, I'm glad u ve lost 14 kg already, wow, dats some good job. Pls don't relent, keep at it and before u know it, u will be at your desired target.

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    3. Fajez Ekun ( smiles) thanks dear.

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  11. My goodness! This is shocking mehn and in a damn good way (pardon my french)! If you hadn't said you knew her personally and if Anon up here hadn't also testified to knowing her personally, I would have said this is a proper faboo story cos the before and after pics look so different! Not at all like the same person! Way to go ma'am.

    I am truly motivated. Started the no-carb diet yesterday (monday) looking forward to seeing results. It's only day 2 but I feel so much lighter though I need to up my water drinking. Apart from other liquids like the tea, coffee, and lemon water, I am currently doing less than 3litres. Yesterday, I only drank about 2 litres of water.

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    1. Hi Mo'dele lol @ faboo. Glad to hear ur seeing results. Pls keep it up. Take care and thanks.

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    2. @Mo'dele, i hate drinking water but I found out after exercises in d morning, i consume 50 cl of water and it's so refreshing. Cheliz also told me to try and take at least 2 cups of water after each meal and snack. I was shocked I did 3.5 litres yesterday. I feel really good already. Have a fab day ladies.

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  12. @Mo'dele I hate drinking water as well cos I am a sweet tooth, I also used to struggle to finish 2ltrs daily. I spoke to Cheliz about this and she told me to try and take at least 2 cups of water after each meal and snack (This really worked for me). If you exercise in the mornings, you would be thirsty and can consume about 50ml of water or more immediately after exercising (really refreshing).

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  13. Am really inspired, motivated and now determined to do it. I weigh 112kg. What is my starting menu plsss. Tx Cheliz. Folakemi

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    1. Hi Folakemi, you can start with the detox meal plan for a week and follow up with the fat loss meal plan. Make sure to add some kind of exercise to it. Take care.

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  14. Dats my squats partner, I walked into BJs gym last year September and till date I'm stil dere! She's a motivator n has d drive of a lion , I workout wt her n dis is no fabrication of story, wen I saw her old pictures I shouted Cus I met d skinny version, her story has tot us al dat we can do ANYTIN once we put our minds to it, av lost 18kg so far and toned up real gud.

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  15. if she can do it then i can..... i joined the gym last month weighing approx 106.9kgs, 17days after, i did a weigh in and it was 104.6.. my next weigh in is on the 30th of this month. i'm really looking foreward to it and my jeans are a lil loose. my goal is 75kgs and i really want to look hawt for my birthday in september... i can imagine what i'll look like by then

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    1. Sweetie, I love your motivation and drive. Pls dont let anything stop u. Keep exercising and eating right. God bless.

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  16. where is the like button... i just wanna hit it thanks

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  17. Please I need alll the motivation in the world. I am starting today. How do I join a bbm weightloss group? thanks for the inspiration

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    1. Hi sandy. I don't own or know any bbm weight loss group. U can get all thw inspiration you need here. Thanks.

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  18. Dear Cheliz, seriously before now I never believed people could lose weight just by eating right and exercising. infact I thought everyone go under the knife to get this done. But seeing our very own 9ja women doing this naturally is inspiring enough. Thumbs up Bolaji and all the wonderful ladies out there. MissB

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    1. Thanks dear. Lol seeing is believing. I remember when people used to tell me that I did surgery, thats its not possible to lose that amount of weight. I just laugh! You can do it too, be hungry for it and you will reach it.

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  19. hi cheliz, i wish i can do it.

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