Going Vegan??

I’ve been debating for the last couple of months as to whether or not I should overhaul my diet and go vegan. I feel that I’ve accomplished so much in the fitness aspect of my life. I now want to take it a step further and really improve my diet. Not as a fad or…

Healthy Food Options in Lagos Pt. 2

A couple of months have gone by and I’m happy to report that I’ve discovered even more healthy food options in the city of Lagos! First on the list… Sweet Kiwi (sweetkiwiyogurt.com) Frozen yogurt has been one of my favorite desserts for years. I love that it’s lower in calories than ice cream and that…

Food + Nutrition

I learned the hard way just how important food and nutrition are to your personal health and wellness. Like a lot of you I’m sure, I’ve done the fad diets (Atkins, The Zone, Weightwatchers, Cabbage soup), that last one was truly a disgusting experience. Now don’t get me wrong, some of these may work for…

Tips for Healthier Shopping

“I just need to stop at the grocery store to grab a few things.” That’s what you said to yourself about an hour ago. Now you’re standing in an aisle stocked with chips, crisps, and dips and your shopping cart brimming full with them. You find yourself wondering, “how in the world did I get…

Gym Bag Essentials

Whether you’re in the gym for a quick bit of cardio or you’re pumping iron for 90 minutes, its good to come organized with all the items you’ll need while in the gym and afterwards. Here’s a peek into what a pack in my gym bag on a typical day….   Gym Bag I currently…

Social Media Update

I am now on Facebook and Twitter!!! If you’re on any of these sites please look me up! Twitter: @coffeecrunches Facebook: coffeeandcrunches.bbg Thanks!! xx

The Most Annoying Gym Questions

So I’m not sure if I’m being too sensitive but I seem to be getting asked the most asinine questions either while at the gym or just whenever I’m out (usually when I’m wearing my gym clothes)   1 *while wearing workout clothes* Are you going to the gym? Cut to me rolling my eyes…

15 Weeks Later…

  Next week will mark 4 MONTHS since I began my fitness journey and I’m proud to say that I haven’t given up and I have made some amazing progress. As at yesterday, I have lost 22 pounds total since starting Kayla Itsines BBG program and since I decided to make a significant change in…

Balancing Fitness With a Busy Life

  I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks now because of my ridiculous work schedule which had me travelling out of state to work at my Company’s site in a rural area with limited basic infrastructure. So envision, TERRIBLE roads, inadequate access to water, and little to no electricity. Seriously #thirdworldproblems😦

Benefits of Resistance Training

  Resistance training aka weight training should be a part of everyone’s fitness plan. For BBG, it is recommended to do 2-3 sessions of resistance training a week, for the first 12 weeks (BBG 1.0). I’ve been doing some research on lifting weights and I’m now motivated to do at least 4 sessions of resistance…

A Lighter Option For Brunch

Healthier versions of my favorite brunch meals… This morning I woke up with the most random craving… Pancakes. I think it’s because I haven’t gone out for brunch since last year (that alone deserves a medal lol.. I’m usually the first one at the brunch buffet at 11am sharp) I’m honestly not even a pancake…

Healthy Food Options in Lagos

When I moved back to Nigeria in the summer or 2008 there were very few healthy options to enjoy. I honestly can’t remember anything really. Fast forward 8 years and I’m so happy to have discovered numerous juice and smoothie bars, healthy grocery stores and even vegan food delivery options. I wanted to share some…