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Your Routine Needs That First Step (Jogging)

Your routine needs that first steps and a few more; it’s all about keeping fit.

so I officially started classes in uni about a month ago and in all the rush of trying to adjust to the school system, I abandoned my fitness routine. In my new year resolutions post published January, one of my resolution was to stick to a fitness routine, so you could say I was feeling a tragic about the whole thing.

During the course of the temporary hostel accommodation, my roommates have been cool. I talked with them and they were all excited about the whole fitness thing. We planned on jogging and we fixed it for saturdays early mornings because it’s a morning free class day for all of us.

For the first two weeks (saturdays) procrastination kicked in and we found excuses not to go. it was pretty funny because every day of the week, we would hype idea of us jogging, tell people about it and on saturday; it’s a different story.

Fortunately last saturday, the spell was broken and we all went jogging early that morning. we started from our hostel all the way to the school’s main gate; back and forth and we spent about 40 minutes. 5am-6am, we decided to go pretty early because we didn’t want anyone to back out. it was pretty fun and we did it again sunday morning

Now when you are about to start a new exercise you are going to get all excited, your adrenaline is all over place and you would push yourself really far you won’t realise. First thing first, if you’re are just starting out make sure to take it slow and easy.
 
When you start jogging for the very first time, you feel aches. You don’t feel it while jogging most times but hours after the exercise or the next day. Now this can be scary for beginners and the first thing that comes to your mind is to give up. here’s why you shouldn’t;

• Soreness after a good day work out is totally normally especially if you are just starting a new routine or increasing your physical intensity and it’s a sign that your body is adjusting to your physical routine. I did a bit of research on it and its called delay onset musle soreness [DOMS] you read more about it here

• You have a goal. Now when you start a routine, you aim to achieve something so why give up so easily. There’s nothing like determination, with it comes perseverance and with it  comes the willingness to go on.

• Plus you don’t have to do it everyday if you are just starting out.  Once every two or three days in a week is fine but whatever schedule you decided on for your routine, try as much to keep to it.

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Fiction Collaboration

Happy Valentine!!!

So I have been off the blogosphere for a bit of a while, but I’m here with something nice to share. I have successfully collaborated with nineteen other amazing bloggers/fiction writers to bring to you The Fiction Key Up.
Now what’s that?

We are planning a 20 episode short story piece centered on life issues as
Every episode, every week will be taken by a new blogger/fiction writer. Now that’s exciting. All thumbs up to the host of this collab, Omotolaniee @ www.omotolaniee.com
Are you ready for something different and outstanding? Yes? I thought so.

This collaborating will bring to you a jaw dropping fiction piece with different dimensions as each episode comes. You know when a piece start and then you just can’t guess what happens next because it will be taken up/written by another person? I don’t think you are ready!😂

Every Thursday, a new episode will be taken up by a new writer till all 20 episodes are done. I’m a bit late in sharing this news, don’t mind me because the first two episodes have already been published but have no fear, I’ll be sharing the links so you can read them.

Don’t miss out. Share. Tell a friend to tell a friend.

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Episode one by Omatolaniee

There was a dead man laying on the rug, and Armani stared at him, unshaken , with a smug smile, feeling content and working out ways to make this look like what it wasn’t: A suicide…There were different versions of the story, some said she had bouts of madness where she would suddenly talk to herself and make spontaneous decisions on who to kill, ….None of these stories fazed Hadjia, only she knew how much she loved her dead baby.

Read more here

Episode two (Blackout) by

Michael

She opened her eyes, seeing the white light above her, hanging from the ceiling. To her right, was a kitchen knife tightly locked within her fist. To her left, Jaleel on the floor, drenched in his own blood, his eyes wide open and looking towards Armani. Read more here

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Enjoy!!! And Hold on to Nessa👄

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BOOK QUOTES: Romance Edition #3

1.
“And mountains may rise and fall, and the sun might wither away, and the sea claim the land and swallow the sky. But you will always be mine…And the stars might fall from the heavens, and night might cloak the earth, but until darkness dies, I will always be yours”

Desmond Fylnn, Laura Thalassa’s The Bargainer.

2.
“You were everything I never knew I wanted. You were chaos. You were desperation. You were the most mysterious secret I’d ever come across. Everything about you drew me in—your innocence, your vulnerability, hell, even your tragic life. You were the most captivating creature I’d ever come across.”

Desmond Flynn, Laura Thalassa’s A Strange Hymn

3.
”Sooner or later, all kinds of love—crazy love, wild love—fade into the same thing. The love becomes old and predictable—safe.”

Lang Leav’s Sad Girls.

4.
“Seven years apart, and the woman you became was a world away from the girl I met.” He tilts my head so that he can look me in the eye. “That only made me want you more. You were both old and new, familiar and exotic, within reach and forbidden.”

Desmond Flynn, Laura Thalassa’s A Strange Hymn.

5.
“Our emotions pull us in different directions. The stronger the emotion, the greater the pull. Feelings are not always practical, nor do they make any logical sense. That’s just the way it goes.”

Lang Leav’s Sad Girls.

6.
“I believed love could do anything. I learned soon enough that it couldn’t bear the weight of four years without children. If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it’s in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn’t mean it’s no longer love.”

Akin, Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay With Me.

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“I just think it’s bad when a  boy looks at a girl and thinks that the way he sees the girl is better than the girl actually is. And I think it’s bad when the most honest way a boy can look at a girl is through a camera.”

The Perks Of Being a Wallflower.

8.
“There’s no such thing as living happily ever after. There’s only living. We make the choice to do it happily.

Megan Spooner’s Hunted.

9.
“Once the lovers laid entwined in the moon’s secret temple and dreamed of a world that like a jewel box without the jewel – a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill in their own happiness.”

Laini Taylor’s Days of Blood and Starlight.

10.
“I don’t like compliments and I don’t see why a man should think he’s pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things he doesn’t mean.”

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What’s your favorite quote? Which resonates best? Tell me what you think about anything and everything.

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Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award

A big thank you to the orang-utan libarian for the nomination.

QUESTIONS

My Answers

BRIEFLY EXPLAIN YOUR BLOGGING STYLE (WHERE YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGING SPOT/TOOLS – AS IN, ON THE COUCH USING YOUR SMARTPHONE OR SOMETHING

That will be when at sitted with my smartphone. I use my phone for basically everything from typing to publishing. I work mostly when I’m home but I can anywhere as long as I’m on my own.

HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR BLOGGING TIME INCLUDING BLOG READING TIME?

Honestly, not very much. I’m still trying to figure it out.

WHO IS YOUR MOST READ AUTHOR?

That will be Sophie Kinsella with 14 books.

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR BLOG NAME?

Honestly I had a bit help from my elder sister. Her ig name is justbeingnoma and since my blog is about me expressing myself and I like the sound of justbeingnessa in my ears, it turned my blog name.

WHAT KEEPS YOU BLOGGING?

The knowledge that I’m probably adding value to a reader’s life somewhere it the world. I hold on the belief that if i work really on my blog, it could be a door to somekind of opportunity. Plus I love sharing my thoughts. It’s fun.

So on my part I’m nominating these bloggers who I think are also doing a good job.

loveisconfusing (I love his blog)

itsbrookejade

nessytalk

journalthreesixty

onespeculiar

 Thebookishdeer

Peonies and rubbies

Bayance

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Till next week.

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I Don’t Have A Talent?

During the course of conversation, I’ve come in contact with younger people who say or rather think that they don’t have a talent. Do you know that’s like saying you have no intelligence? And everyone is gifted with different types and levels of intelligence. It’s biologically proven. In a previous post I wrote about the different levels of intelligence. You can read all about it here . Knowing exactly what your intelligence is, is a huge step to discovering what your talents are and possible future ambition.
Everyone is endowned in a diverse areas, what makes a difference is that some have already discovered theirs while others are still in the discovery route. Here are a few tips to help you on this discovering road and so you can have a successful journey. If you are reading and you probably already unlucky your hidden gems, do not leave just yet. You might just know a love one who needs this.

1. Ask people around:

Parents ~ It is the duty of every responsible parent to know what their child loves doing most. Talk to your parents. If you having a hard time asking them, then maybe its time for you to seriously sit them down and talk with them.

Siblings and friends you trust ~ They are the people who spend a lot of time with you and definitely know you to a great extent.

Professionals ~ This comes in form of your teachers at school or at church. Also your guidance counsellor.

With all the answers, it really could be an eye opener to all the things about yourself you haven’t realised yet.

Learn something new and develop your creativity

2. Try New Things: How would you know if you are a natural with the Paino if you never take lessons. During the holidays, summer break, try something new, learn – fashion designing, shoe making, graphic design, hair weaving, catering, lots more. Discover and it helps you find what captures your interests more. It is also a great way to develop and improve your creative self.

Even if you feel you have discovered your talents, learning new things should still be an option. Think of the parable of the talents, one had two and after investing and developing he got two more. There’s no limit to how many things you can be good at.

Knowing exactly what your intelligence is, is a huge step to discovering what your talents are and possible future ambition.

3. Pray: Prayers should not be limited to thanksgiving and ordering fire to burn your enemies to ashes.
There’s more to it than that. Prayer is communication. When you feel that the road to discovering yourself is bleak, then its high time you went into your closest and talk to God to reveal all the wonderful and amazing gifts He has deposited in you during your creation.

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LEFTOVER BOOKS

Hello guys,
 So this is something I came up with, leftovers books are literally the books I started reading last year 2017 but couldn’t finish it before the year end. So in this blog post, I would be sharing them.

1. Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars:

Gossip thrives amid the Mercedes Benzes, mega mansions and perfectly manicured hedges in the exclusive town of Rosewood Pennsylvania. Behind their big Gucci sunglasses, beneath their perfectly pressed polos, everyone has something to hide, especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily and Hanna. Spencer converts her sister gorgeous boyfriend. Aria is having an affair with her English teacher.Emily is infatuated with a new girl in her school. And Hanna is using some dirty tricks to stay beautiful. Deeper and darker is still a horrible secret the girls have shared since sixth grade: A secret they thought was safe forever. Then the girls start receiving threatening messages sent by someone signed as “A” . Could A be Allison the ultra popular girl who disappeared there years ago. Allison was their best friend. She knows everything about them. But if. Allison isn’t A who is. And how could anyone know so much about the bad girls they were.

2. ROSHANI CHOKSHI’S A CROWN OF WISHES:

Guari, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her Kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Guari has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighbouring Kingdom a d her sworn enemy Kingdom. Unsatisfied with being a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Guari a chance to get her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together they’ll have to set their differences apart and team up to win the Tournament of wishes – a. Competition held a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. Reaching the tournament city is just the beginning.

3. Nnedi Okorafor’s All That Glitters:





Twelve years old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete but she can’t go out into the sun and play soccer. There seems no place that she fits it. And then she discovers something amazing – she’s is a “free agent” with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of the quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible learning to change reality . But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?


4. Kami Gracia’s Beautiful Creatures:





Ethan struggles to hide his apathy for his high school “in” crowd in small crowd Gatlin, South Carolina. Until he meets the determinedly “out” Lena Duchannes, the girl of his dreams (literally – she’s been in his nightmare for months). What follows is a smart, modern fantasy – a tale of star crossed lovers and a dark dangerous secret. Beautiful Creatures is a delicious southern Gothic that charms you from the first page, drawing you into a dark world of magic and mystery until you emerge gasping and blinking wondering what happened to the last few hours (and how many more you’re willing to give).



5. John Walker Lee’s Supermodel:




She never wanted to be a model but when Amanda is forced to make a dramatic change in her life she takes a shortcut into a world she us not quitee ready for. She forges unlikely friendship with an older man who guides her into the walk of modelling or is he manipulating her in his own agenda? Amanda will have to reinvent herself to survive the cutthroat world of the fashion industry.



6. Tom Frawley’s Tumbledown
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In a world within our own Phoebe Maddison finds herself facing an unjust society that is ruthless in the treatment of its people. Inspired by the plight of the oppressed children that are suffering under a tyrannous government, the young girl needs to find the courage to lead the way forward against a brutal regime that only values strength and despises weakness of any kind.

So that’s all I’m sharing for today. So these books I started them last year and honestly writing this post has made me excited to go back to complete some especially John Walker Lee’s Supermodel but we’ll see.

A quick congratulation to myself for getting 1,000 likes on the blog and a big thank you for my readers for making it possible.

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What do you think of these books? Have you read? Do you plan to? Tell me what you think  about anything and everything. 

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Happy New Year

I’m typing this exactly 11:02. For the remaining weeks of the December last year (OMG, I can’t believe we are already saying last year) I took an impromptu blogging break. impromptu because its something I did really thought of, I didn’t tell anyone I just decided to unplug from all sort of social network. Why? I guess I was losing perspective on some certain things. Also with my blogging, what do I want to do with it? What is it doing for me? But like someone said “Bloggers help people”, so I guess that’s what I’m doing.

I got to talk to a fellow blogger, she’s has a lovely personality, she’s amazing and got a beautiful blog. Esther of

Estheradeniyiblog and talking with her helped me figure some stuffs out. I think I was focusing a lot on trying to be like others, I forgot what its like to be me.

A friend told me that in the period I went off, I’ll definitely lose followers and readers and I totally accept it, so I’m grateful to anyone reading it.

I blog because I like it. It’s fun, I like because it’s fun but it’s a new year and I plan to take it a bit seriously. How? By scheduling my post.

I have decided to start scheduling my post and honestly I’m a pretty busy person. So I’ve come up with for the now, posting twice every week. Yea! You’ll be hearing from me twice every week. Maybe more, okay I can’t promise that. I still haven’t figured out the particular days but when I do you’ll know. That’s what we do when we are young you know, we live our lives still figuring out.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, and I don’t know about you but I’m pretty excited about it. I should probably scribble this out on a piece of paper but then again, I want to share it with you guys. So here are my new year resolutions in no particular order.

1. Be a better singer: I love singing and I definitely love when I sound good while doing it. There are three categories of singers; the good, the bad and the untrained. There’s so much room for improvement for me. So I got a PDF file its “90 days to become a better singer” and I attended a few online classes. So the plan is to practice.

2. Learn a Skill: I thinking weaving hair. I have no idea who I’m learning from but we’ll see what pops up.

3. Study 100%: It’s my first year of uni and I plan to study real hard. I don’t know if that sounds cliché but It’s my plan. I refuse to take my study for granted.

4. Regular Fitness routine: So I recently started this 100 crunches in two weeks and it’s really hard and painful for me but the results will be worth it. Also other fitness routine I plan to try out. I’m not losing weight or anything.I just want to take care of my physical health. I think my greatest challenge is following things through but we will see.

5. Work on my manuscript: So I have some few uncompleted manuscripts so I’m making this year my year of working and possibly finishing them.

6. Build a better relationship with God.

So what are your new year resolutions? You can even do a post and tag me, I would love to read it.

Wishing you the best of 2018.

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