Monday, 7 October 2013

I've moved!

Happy Monday :)

I made the move to WordPress and I'm now at (yes, same domain name but different platform).

If you were following this blog, you're going to have to follow me there again... pretty please :)

See you there.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Get Trimmer With Adura: Re-Branded, Revised and Better Than Ever!

From 'Get Trimmer Naija Style' to 'Get Trimmer Challenge' and now 'Get Trimmer With Adura'.

It has developed as what started as a blog challenge in 2010 and it has been a huge learning curve. Over the last few weeks, I have spent time working on the format, the quality and the branding.

Look & Feel Great With Real Food, Effective Exercise & Expert Coaching.

Wondering what the program is all about? Here are a few features:
  • Make Small Changes & See Big Results! 
  • Weekly Total Body Workouts & Meal Guidance 
  • Regular Fat Loss Tips To Help With Your Progress 
  • Live Group Catch-Up & Update Sessions 
  • Before and After Assessments 
  • Private Group For Support, Motivation & Accountability 
  • Results Guaranteed!

The catch up sessions (video/chat) are a very important addition as this will boost morale, focus and keep you on your toes ;) There will also be more structure to the workouts, including weekly workout videos.

Want to find out more? Visit --> for more details. Once you register your interest, I will send you sign up information.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Plantain Recipe: Boiled Plantain.

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  • 1 plantain 
  • 1.5 cups prawns/shrimp 
  • 2 cups peas 
  • 1 red bell pepper 
  • 1 400g can chopped tomatoes 
  • 1/2 red onion 
  • salt to taste 
  • mixed herbs and spices
  1.  Cut the plantain, without peeling the skin off, into three equal pieces (chop off and discard both ends.). 
  2. Add 1.5 cups of water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the plantains, and cover with a lid. 
  3. Prep all the ingredients for the stir-fry - chop the onions and peppers, wash the peas and prawns. Season the prawns with a teaspoon of herbs and spices, and some salt to taste. 
  4. Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a wok, add the onions and fry them until they start to brown. Now, add the prawns and stir fry until they start to turn pink. 
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and peppers, leave to simmer for 5-8 minutes. 
  6. Finally add the peas, taste and if any more seasoning is needed, add at this point. Leave to simmer. 
  7. After 12-15 minutes of boiling the plantains, take the pan off the hob, drain the water and leave to cool down a little. Check the sides to see how the insides have cooked, the plantains should be an even yellow colour all through. Slice the skin with a knife, and peel. 
  8. At this point, the stir fry should be ready. Serve the plantain with a generous serving of the stir fry. If you're cooking for two, boil two plantains, the stir fry is enough for two. 

Serve the plantain with a generous serving of the stir fry. If you're cooking for two, boil two plantains, the stir fry is enough for two.

You can have this for lunch or dinner, I love it post-workout as this is one of the best times to have 'good' carbs (e.g. plantain and sweet potato).

Serving size - ideally 2 pieces (2/3 of a plantain) but post-workout, a whole plantain is fine.

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

100 Rep Workout

So, if you follow me on Facebook (Hint: 'Like' My Facebook Page), you'll know about the 10,000 rep challenge.

Okay, I'm going to have to convince you like I did everyone on Facebook, before you run away! It's 100 reps of exercises for the 100 days leading to Christmas. Day 1 was last week Tuesday, the 17th of September, I decided on a whim to take part and it's been great so far - I post daily workouts on Facebook and people are participating! Join Us Now.

You have nothing to lose, except loads of calories and sweat ;)

Today is Day #9 and I chose 2 exercises for the day.
  • The first one is pictured above. The exercise is called knee-to-elbow (also called plank knee-to elbow) and is a great core exercise.
    Your arms do some work but it's primarily your core (abs) this exercise targets. Starting in high plank position, reach your right knee towards your right elbow, and aim to TAP your elbow with your knee. Repeat with the left. Make sure your hips don't sag, this will ensure your abs do the work and not your back!
  • The second is jump (or low impact version - quick/tempo) squats.
So, it's 30 knees-to-elbows and 20 jump/tempo squats = 50 x 2 sets = 100. Simples! :)

Try this and let me know what you think. And don't forget to head to my Facebook page for tomorrow's workout.


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

4 Tips On Speeding Up The Realisation Process: How To Start Living A Healthy Lifestyle:

It's #TransformationTuesday on social media, I think it all originated on Instagram, but I may be wrong.

It's a time when people post their before and after pictures to show their weight loss progress, well most of the time ;)

I find it very motivating because some people can relate to others' before pictures, and knowing where they started from and where they are now just might give them that extra push to finally start working to wards their healthy goals.

This brought back memories... and the point of the post below is: You're not ready until YOU are ready.

Stay with me, don't roll your eyes! I can't count how many times I heard, "You need to lose weight", "You've burgered up" <-- Yes burgered! To some, especially one Nigerian pastor, the word burger is a verb, etc 
No matter how much hearing those kind of statements, hurt me. No matter how many times I decided to starve myself the day after... I didn't make any real efforts until the day I saw the picture on the left:
Not only had I finally realised I had to do something, I was READY. A few months later, I was 40+ lbs lighter.

I'm sure a lot of you have had similar experiences and have probably even tried to diet (or starve yourself) for a short while, before going back to your usual habits. You're not alone!

Knowing what I know now, I could have sped up that realisation process and I hope I can do that for you today:
  1. Educate yourself. Find out the risks of eating what you feel you can't do without. When you start to learn about the harmful effects of being overweight, eating processed foods and other habits you can't seem to shake off, you'll start to think twice before you do anything.
  2. Subscribe to healthy resources, follow them on Twitter, 'Like' on  Facebook, join mailing lists
    (--> Join Mine Here <--), etc.
  3. Join a group. There's a group I'm a member of on Facebook, two in fact! And the groups have a few thousand women, who have similar goals - to get in shape, and to stay in shape. Nothing better than spending time with like minded people. Seeing how well others are doing, motivating each other when you're having "off" days, and inspiring each other along the journey.
  4. Join a program that has the group element stated above but with the added benefit of a professional to help you with your goals, exercise and nutrition.

    This is why I started the Get Trimmer program. Half of the battle is you deciding to dedicate time to sharing your meals, workouts, highs and lows. The other half includes the plans and guidelines I send weekly, my availability to answer questions in the group as soon as I can, and the support provided by others on the program.

    Registration isn't open for the next round yet but it will start on Monday October 14th, details will be up soon.

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Wouldn't it be great if YOU sent in your transformation pictures for me to share on here? Start implementing the steps above and it really could be you!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Strengthen Your Core With This Quick & Effective Workout [VIDEO]

Happy Friday!

Add this to your current workout routine, 2-3 times a week.

You asked, and I'm listening :) I got a few requests for workout videos and blog posts so here's my Friday treat for you :)

I had a class this morning and I ended the class with this combination of exercises - do this with correct form (all explained in the video) for a total of 2-3 times a week. Tell me how you get on, I'd like to know!

What You Should Expect: A stronger core, which will lead to performing other exercises with better form (= more effective), better posture and a positive change in the appearance of your abs*

*You must be eating healthy and clean too, and also doing other exercise. This is just a 10 minute add on to your regular routine.

You might find this challenging but remember, you have to push yourself (not crazy hard) to see progress - in anything from work to exercise!


Will you try it? Have you tried it? Leave a comment below.