Leave The Gym Resolutioners Alone

Sass & Balderdash

We’ve all seen them. There could be one next to you right now on the treadmill holding on for dear life and hiking up a level 15 incline. You may have spotted one inquisitively eying a BOSU ball, wondering what manner of cruel and unusual punishment a semi-circle could possibly deliver. They’re the Resolutioners who have taken your gym by storm this January to get started on their weight loss and fitness goals, and they haven’t received the warmest of welcomes.

I used to be a Resolutioner. In fact, I can say with confidence that “losing weight” or “eating better” was probably my staple resolution from the year 2003 through 2011. When it comes to my New Year’s resolutions, it was probably only surpassed in frequency by “This year I’m going to have a boyfriend,” or “This year I’m committing to not being so quiet and weird.”

I never stuck to it. I’d show up to the…

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When A Man is Pregnant

Everywhere I look, around my neighborhood and environs, all I see is bulging tummies. Pregnant men walking around. However, when I look within, I am also faced with the same challenge. It seems normal or ok until someone points it to you. I know it’s an awkward feeling. For me, it feels like am not undergoing any personal grooming or taking care of myself physically by way of exercise. I find comfort knowing majority of the people I come across have it. But besides all that, I still envy those whose tummies are flat like the back of my hands, just like my friend Dan. They way it exudes confidence even when they by themselves don’t have any. It also becomes a basis for comparison. For example, when it features a lot in your conversation with your partner.

I always dread it when it is brought up. Every time we have such conversations, I tell myself I will do something about it. First, I will try and eat less than my normal ration so I can discipline the body and exercise self control. Second, I will avoid eating late, something I haven’t been successfully at because, I always close late from work and it takes some time to pass through all the traffic before getting home. Mostly, I will just try and take a light soft drink or beverage. I remember I did that continuously for a couple of days and I felt hungry the whole time the following days after. I could say that it even affected my productivity. “Hunger pangs” every where. Well, nothing good comes easy. Thirdly, I will try to avoid sitting too much through out the day and at least do a lot of walking. But I wonder what one can do with all the tasks and demanding customers by your desk waiting for help. The desire to work and work neglecting ones health is a disease that needs to be address by individuals personally.

So having said all these, one greatest challenge I am confronted with is having to deal with the issue of never stopping once I have started. What do I mean? So I created a work out plan to help reduce the size of my tummy. Mornings when I am inspired , I lay down on the flow and exercise. Something we’ve come to know as “stomach training.” I do this with the help of the apps I have on my phone. Then I fall into these periods where I am always so tired and I have to drag myself off from bed. During these periods, I am always in a hurry to get to work and I neglect the “stomach exercise” and after some time, my tummy has grown bigger than it was before.

One last thing I always have to deal with is the phrase “you don’t drink yet you have a big tummy.” I don’t know if there is anyone who can identify with that. It also does not help when all you see is everyone with big tummies. It doesn’t help the inspiration. I probably need to change location, maybe that should help. After all that has been said and done, I am going to start doing the things that I need to do and stick with the plan. I am confident that with time, I will get that look and tummy I desire and I will proudly post it for the whole world to see. Finally, to all the guys with big tummies all over the world. I will say, let’s do this. What? Reduce the bulge till your tummy looks like the inside of your palm. Flat. Till then, the journey continues.

Far and Near

This past few days have been about work. Working away from the office and away from home. I did enjoy the road trip, but what I enjoyed more was coming home to the love of my life. My waking moments were all about her. I wondered what was keeping her busy if not work. I wondered if she missed me too and yes if she was looking forward to seeing me soon.

Everyday in every way, you have people working in different areas, regions, locales, continents, and very far away from home. Often times, they are very far away from their families and loved ones. Is this something one decides to do? “For me, the answer is no.” “People have to do what they’ve got to do.” It could be a volunteer work in some remote part of the world, or military duties, work related, adventure , schooling
or transfer. The list is endless but I believe that the one desire that runs through all this reasons will be to come home to the ones we love. “Love knows no distance.” Wherever we are either far or near, I just want to assure you that your loved ones are thinking about you just as much as you’re thinking about them. They may not have the chance to get in contact with you due to network connectivity challenges. Calling cost and a wide array of reasons, but I can assure you that we carry you in our hearts and minds.

Eventually I arrived home and the first thing I did was to book an outing with my special someone. We got iced cream, drove around town and spent the rest of the day together. It was a moment for me and that is what has helped me to write this post. Thanks for taking time to read my piece. She inspired it.

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Full List: Nominees for Ghana Sports Excellence Awards 2014 Released

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asamoah gyanThe Organising Committee of the Ghana Sports Excellence Awards 2014 has released the nominees for this year’s awards event. Key among them are sporting artiste Wiyaala, Marcel Desailly, Martha Bisa, Asamoah Gyan, Jerome Boateng, Kennedy Agyepong, Vincent Torgah, Florence Etwi-Bariamah, among others.

The Awards honour a diverse range of contributions, focusing on exceptional sports icons and organisations that go above and beyond the call of duty. It is an important element of the awards to encourage entries from individuals and organisations that have historically been reluctant to showcase their achievements. The winners are selected through an independent judging process under the direction of a Chief Judge.

This process serves to introduce entrants to a wide range of industry leaders and professionals who can become ambassadors for the achievements they witness. The event is proudly powered by Hallmark Plus Multimedia, in association with Divino Events, organisers and founders…

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Meet: Miss Nancy Adobea Anane, Chaperone & personal groomer for 2014 Ghana’s Most Beautiful

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Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent PealeIn life, there are times where some well-educated individuals with their Degrees and PhD’s, finds it very difficult to associate themselves in the society they live in because of their low self-esteem and the composition of their personality.
Many are those intellectuals in societies, who can write their thesis but yet still they find it very difficult to stand in the public domain to present their ideas for it to be accepted.These were the stories of some delegates who participated in this years Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB) beauty pageant which was organized by TV3 Network. If you watched this years GMB, then I trust you are much acquainted with Nana – one of the delegates.
In an interview she said “you didn’t see…

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Fellas

She smiles at night
With music by her side
She is full of life
Even when there is no light
She is fun to talk to
And one can never want more
she lights me up
With her glow
Which never ceases to fade
Every smile is warm and comforting
She is beautiful and smart
She makes music with her fingers
And with her voice she creates melodies
When she is close
She is infectious
She radiates charm
And make me speechless
every word she speaks is touching
And Just the thought of her
Is music to my ears
She is Fellas
My friend.