Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dreams (CNN Heroes)

I write a lot about my physical fitness but because I love being fit on all sides of life, I am writing about Dreams today.

Not the ones you have when you are sleeping but those that you do have in your full consciousness. We sometimes refer to them as 'ambitions'.

These are conscious thoughts of what we wish we will become sometimes in the farthest or nearest future. Thoughts that fantasize us a lot and most often we fashion our lives towards such dreams, we walk and work towards realizing such dreams in our daily pursuit and struggles.

I have had lots of dreams in my little years of life, from marrying an IT expert (I did not pursue that but it came), to having 6 kids (ouch!), to becoming a superman like "batman or batgirl"(lol), to living in a big house and having a large kitchen (wow), to becoming a part of the Sesame Street Crew and the dreams are endless

What are your dreams? Have they been realizable? How much effort are you putting towards getting "there" soon?

Talking about "realizable dreams"? I did have one particular dream some two decades ago and just this morning, I felt it's too big then and even now. lol

That day someone told us to say our dreams out and talk to God about them, and in my words I said and I quote,

"I want to broadcast on the CNN". 

I felt it was too large that day way back, and now I feel they are even larger and so untouchable for me. It is rather funny to me though.

Even if I feel that dream is not achievable, I never stopped crushing on CNN and more importantly the women who had been part of the team for ages. I think they also had great dreams and maybe the reasons why they are there today, maybe...

Well, I am seriously in love with the women on CNN and I stalk them to some extent. I love to hear their names, watch them talk, check out their dress sense, haircuts, families etc. I will mention some:

Rosemary Church

Hala Gorani

Becky Anderson

Christiane Amanpour (My Favorite)

I wonder how it would have sounded "This is Tope Tunde-Gideon for CNN" just my way.

Do you still hope your dreams will come true? What ambiguous dreams did you have? Share...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Growing Stronger

I am growing stronger. 
With  little little modifications I maxed out with the Cardio Challenge yesterday at a little over 7 minutes (yay).

I am so far from weight-less today at 75.6kg (+0.3kg) bad weighing day. I know it is TOM

That I maxed out after 7 minutes yesterday is my NSV for the week and I am proud of myself.

I have decided to include at least 1 mile walk with the days of Insanity just to create space for the next round of Sparkpeople Biggest Losers Challenge (it is a 12 weeks long challenges, weigh ins and competitions). 
So pending the start of the challenge in two weeks, I will be including daily 1 mile work (that is 6 miles per week).

Thursday, September 3, 2015


The above were the words in my heart as I had to double my workout today. I had a nagging headache last night, and so I slept early without following my schedule (I was supposed to do Sweat Intervals last night), today I had 62 minutes of Insanity on my badge, lol.

I think I love the workouts and the schedule too. I love cardio not as much as strength training anyways but right for Shaun T, I love the fast heart pumping workouts that lasts for just 30 minutes.

I have two more workouts for this week and I am ready to sweat again. I am getting to 9 minutes before maxing out now but with modifications once a while.

 I have postponed this workout for too long and I am happy that I am doing it now with full permission from the doctor. He encouraged me to go ahead.

I am not sure food is right with me yet, I think I overfed today just the same way it was yesterday. It was more of emotional eating and maybe TOM is wagging its head again.

I got enough water to drench Thirsty Thursday today. Still drinking more before bed.