Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Hello Peeps + Happy New Month!

Happy New Month peeps, still thinking of the best way to trick my colleagues in the office*April fool*, they have been decoding too much.
Really should hide my face o, i know i have been missing in action for too long a time. What can i say, it's been amazing, i guess i got swamped by work, being a friend, getting married, being a wife, a mum...please pardon my plenty excuses.

I know how many times i tried blogging and something else gets my attention even though the love and willingness is there. I promise to repent going forward, although, it may not be regular but worthwhile.
Trust ya'all have all been doing great despite all the hussle and bussle.

As for me, i'm working towards shedding the excess weight i gained during pregnancy. It hasn't been easy with breast feeding and all but slow and steady. This makes me wonder how some celebs snap back into shape a lil while after putting to bed. I have decided to work hard to keep in shape, its definitely worth it.
First i had to work on my diet, not exactly doing away with food that my baby can benefit from but switching to those with less calories. E.g Skimmed milk instead of whole cream milk, oatmeal, wheat, veggies, etc.

Self motivation isn't easy most times, but you just have to make up your mind. Set a goal for yourself, and pace by pace, you will start reaping the benefits. 

For all preggy or soon to be preggy ladies out there, i say well done and may God see you through to the very end and for those expecting to be, may your heart desires be granted soonest, Amen!
Join me in keeping fit and looking good once you enter the club, *wink*

Chat you all up soon, stay well and be good.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

7 benefits of regular physical activity!


Ever gotten addicted to exercising? Here is your chance and as for me, whenever i stop exercising for a while i actually do miss it. Exercise is good for everyone, but do you know how good?

Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even stay younger and live longer by God's grace? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability.
Check out these seven ways exercise can improve your life.

No. 1: Exercise controls weight
Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. You don't need to set aside large chunks of time for exercise to reap weight-loss benefits. If you can't do an actual workout, get more active throughout the day in simple ways — by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or revving up your household chores.

No. 2: Exercise combats health conditions and diseases
Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent high blood pressure? No matter what your current weight, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good," cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. In fact, regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls.

No. 3: Exercise improves mood
Need an emotional lift? Or need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.

No. 4: Exercise boosts energy
Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to go about your daily chores.

No. 5: Exercise promotes better sleep
Struggling to fall asleep? Or to stay asleep? Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. Just don't exercise too close to bedtime, or you may be too energized to fall asleep. Used to exercise close to bed time and never get to sleep early, had to do it earlier.

No. 6: Exercise puts the spark back into your sex life (For married couples o! laughs)
Do you feel too tired or too out of shape to enjoy physical intimacy?  Regular physical activity can leave you feeling energized and looking better, which may have a positive effect on your sex life. But there's more to it than that. Regular physical activity can lead to enhanced arousal for women. like seriously? And men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don't exercise.

No. 7: Exercise can be fun
Exercise and physical activity can be a fun way to spend some time. It gives you a chance to unwind, enjoy the outdoors or simply engage in activities that make you happy. Physical activity can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting. So, take a dance class, hit the hiking trails or join a soccer team. Find a physical activity you enjoy, and just do it. If you get bored, try something new.

The bottom line on exercise
Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun. As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. If you want to lose weight or meet specific fitness goals, you may need to exercise more. Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any health concerns.

Need to go and revive my working out drive, ASAP!

Te Quiero...

I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you...love is friendship & respect,love is kind and generous...It takes God to feel the deepest kinda love.
A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself -- to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.
So if you ever say those words 'I Love You'  better to mean them.
What does love mean to you?


Thursday, 23 August 2012

Thots on Marriage….culled from FN

Today, i am appreciating the work of another author, this was a great piece, a must read, a fresh reasonable outlook … i loved it. what do you, dear readers think?
If you’re not ready to delay gratification when your are angry. To hold your tongue, lower your voice and sometimes wait till the appropriate time, day or even month before you can deal with an issue thoroughly…. don’t get married. Immaturity is the inability to delay gratification. Marriage is for the mature. 

If you’re not ready to leave center stage and allow someone else to become your focus, your study, your muses… don’t get married. Selfish people make very bad spouses. In marriage you don’t lose yourself but your heart has to be big enough to gain someone else. And soon, with God’s blessing: little, crying, diaper soiling, demanding little ones are coming! 

If you are not ready, to stand up and calmly deal with meddling in laws as a united front: The opinionated sister, the insensitive uncle, the domineering father, the manner less brother, the nosy aunt….. don’t get married. Boundaries do not exist automatically, they must be created. A good spouse is committed to respectfully stand up for and protect their marriage from meddling relatives. Don’t abandon your spouse to your relatives. It’s betrayal.

If you are not ready to pay bills…. don’t get married. Love does not pay bills. Kenya power will not give a waiver because your love is O so strong and your gazes at each other, O so romantic.
If you are not ready to let go of your opposite sex “best friends” and invest that into your spouse. To like, to laugh, to play, to be silly and to enjoy life with them, above anyone else… don’t get married. Affairs happen because people did not marry their best friends. Someone else holds their heart. Someone else gets them better. Someone else inspires them more. Marry your best friend and cultivate your friendship so that you remain best friends.

If you are not ready to stop competing with the Joneses…. don’t get married. Let the Joneses buy their yatch when you are still walking, and enjoy the walk. Your journeys are different. They may have to cross the oceans but you may be going through the road route. A boat might not do you any good on your journey. You must be ready to pace yourselves: stop competing, stop spending your future before you get there, stop the debt, stop trying to impress people. You must be able to be content. To enjoy your journey without deciding your happiness simply by measuring your progress against other people.

If you are not ready to be an open book. To tell the whole story of your past, deal with the memories, expose the failures and risk rejection…. don’t get married. It is fraud to have someone sign off their life to you without the full details. The past is a touchy and demanding friend. It always shows up in the marriage. It doesn’t enjoy being ignored and the more you snob, the bolder it becomes and the more tantrums it throws. It will mess up the “neat” and “all together lovely” image that you are struggling to maintain.

If you are not ready to let go of your philandering and wild oats farming…. don’t get married. Don’t take somebody’s son or daughter and subject them to your germs, your indiscretions and your chips fungaz. It never ends well. It’s romanticized in the movies, it’s being fronted as the only “realistic” way to stay married and keep the fire burning. But truth be told, the only thing that the fire will burn will be you, your spouse and your children. That family will burn for generations in bitterness, disease, fear, failure, hatred, broken hearts, broken dreams and conniving. 

Finally, if you are not ready to let go of the adrenalin rush ofa risque life and to settle down…. don’t get married. The great Colombus [who we were told "discovered" America, Have you ever wondered if the Native Indians who were in it, knew that it existed :-) ] had a diary that was long sought for. People wanted to read about the wild journeys, the sea tempest, the reckless pirates they fought, the death and the danger they must have encountered. When it was found, there was great disappointment. Majority of the pages simply had 5 words: “This day, we sailed on.”.

Marriage, like life in general, has many “we sail on” days. You have to learn to find the thrill in the normal everydayness of it. If you depend on wild romance, all night sex [ha], romantic cruises, wild parties, compulsive moves across continents, tempestuous fights and make up sessions to be happy, you may be disappointed. You have to learn to thrill in gentle smiles, loving hugs, knowing looks, cozy moments, shared chores, cute babies, everyday work, dreaming together, praying together and simply living together. If these things are not thrilling, exciting and satisfying, you will look for a way out. The “boom twaff” moments are still there, but they are normally punctuations to the usualness of living. They cannot be your reason for getting married. They are unsustainable on an everyday basis. The one you choose must be thrilling to you even in the most mundane of moments.

I pray this helps someone. Remember singles, YOU HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF CHOICE. Never let anyone pressure you into marriage. You are either ready or you’re not: You decide!. But please don’t marry somebody and then punish them to live with your childish ways for the rest of their lives :-) . A childish baby is cute but a childish adult is extremely frustrating.

Marriage is for the mature and in many ways, the married, are still being confronted with the demand to grow up day by day. If you are not ready for that demand, think twice!!!! 

Culled from
Barikiweni.- Author Judy Karanja

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The Meaning Behind A Kiss

The Meaning Behind A Kiss
Hey peeps, was going through an article and got this, thought it's worth sharing, enjoy!
A kiss on the lips means
I love you
A kiss on the ear means
You are special
A kiss on the nose means
A kiss on the cheek means
A kiss on the forehead means
I comfort you
A kiss on the back of your hand means
I adore you
A kiss on the shoulder means
You are wonderful
A kiss anywhere else means
Be careful
Playing with your hair means
I cant live without you
Holding your hand means
Arms around your waist means
You’re mine and I need you
A hug means
I care
Nibbling on your ear means
Start warming up
Smiling at each other means
I like you
Lifting eyebrows/winking means
Looking around means
Hiding feelings
A tender kiss on the side of your lips means
You’re mine
Wetting your lips means
Waiting for a kiss
A tear drop means
I’m losing you
Crying means
I lost you
When she stares at your mouth
Kiss her
When she pushes or hits you like a dumbass cause she thinks she’s stronger than you
Grab her and don’t let go
When she starts cussing at you trying to act tough
Kiss her and tell her that you love her
When she’s quiet
Ask what’s wrong
When she ignores you
Give her your attention
When she pulls away
Pull her back
When you see her at her worst
Tell her she’s beautiful
When you see her start crying
Just hold her and don’t say a word
When you see her walking
Sneak up behind her and hug her waist from behind
When she’s scared
Protect her
When she steals your favorite hat
Let her keep it and sleep with it for a night
When she doesn’t answer for a long time
Reassure her that everything’s okay
When she looks at you with doubt
Back yourself up
When she says she likes you
When she bumps into you
Bump her back and make her laugh
When she tells you a secret
Keep it safe and untold
When she looks at you in your eyes
Don’t look away until she does
When she says it’s over
She still wants you to be hers
Lotsa luv!

Monday, 4 June 2012


Hi peeps, yeah, i know it's been ages since i last posted  a blog, been up to lot lately but promise to make it up. Was just reflecting this morning and decided to share my thoughts and a friend's with you all.

Almost every day, there is one sad news or d other, poor lives are lost in accidents, attacks, etc. Just yesterday 153 people crash landed to their death. People of various works of life, with different faiths, different ethnicity,  they were bided safe journey, they spoke to their loved ones, who told them they would be waiting to pick them up at the airport, little did they know that that safe journey was indeed for a different destination.

So, it is the day after, and some of us have moved on with life, a few of us would mourn a little longer, update ur bb, fb and twitter pages a little longer, for the families that lost loved ones the pain would linger longest, but in the end life must go on, we would all pick up what is left and move on.

Yes it is important that we move on, but it is even more important that we reflect on this mishap. Life indeed is short, so we have to make the best of it. I know it is easier said than done, but it is the truth. Imagine how the people alive who  have grudges with the people that have died would feel, imagine if you lived this life procrastinating and life ended before you got around actualizing that dream.

So as you read this I really hope it provokes you to reflect on your life, imagine if d one closest to you had to speak about the life you lived and your character, what would you want that person to say…

As I end this, I feel it is necessary to share these few words of advice:- don’t sweat the small stuff, love with all your heart, be less judgmental, don’t be so vain, pray hard, forgive easily and let go, communicate, go after your dreams, your inner most desires, be generous and kind to people around you, just give and don’t expect anything in return, stay positive and live everyday like it could be your last.

May God keep you, bless you and all that concerns you.

Have a blessed week peeps.

Luv you all.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Positive Attitude + Easter Greetings!

Hey guys...must say that i have missed blogging for a while. Being my first blog for the year will love to share a few words with positive attitude and i really hope i improve *wink.

I have this friend who is always very happy and cheerful no matter what, wonder how he does that. Though i try to be cheerful most times and not dwell on irrelevant issues but come on, we are but human and there are days you are excited, days you feel down, days you feel so sober, days you are hyper, etc could go on...lol
Most of all, i really appreciate the fact that he is cheerful, sometimes it rubs off and you can't help but  join him in that very happy mood. It's great to appreciate life and what it stands for, the true values, family, friends and all that matters.

To all my friends, live life positively, touch lives when you can and remember that the smallest kind gesture may mean a whole lot to some people. Even a smile, a kind word or a hug works wonders and helps warms up the heart...wear a positive attitude as often as possible and i think you might just be like my friend who is ever happy and appreciative no matter what.

Happy Easter in advance!

Luv always,

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Thank God for the Gift of Life..HNM!

Yippyyyy....Happy New Month Peeps! I thank God specially for the gift of life, for keeping us till this very day, i pray that He keeps us beyond this month and usher us into the New Year 2012...

May our prayers be answered, may joy fill our hearts and home, may we not have a reason to mourn any family member or friend...may God shower each and everyone of us with blessings in abundance...may He grant us the best of our heart desires...lengthen our lives & strengthen our faith...May we find favour every where we find our selves and even when we least expect...I pray for good health, peace of mind, prosperity, success stories, love and happiness for each and every one of you....May God grant us the very best of all our heart desires,dreams,plans and aspirations in this month and beyond!

Me i like to reflect way before the New year o! I have a couple of things i will like to reflect on today...will fill you in much later...*wink

Wishing you all a blissful Month!

Lotsa Luv!