Monday 23 October 2017

The Blame Game, How It Prevents Self Improvement And Growth

Growing up as kids, Sundays were usually our best days, because as a family we had picnics in the parks, it was always loaded with fun,but that’s even nothing compared to going to my uncles house. His house was like a mini palace, and the kids section was just the bomb.It had everything a kid would ever want, starting from bouncing castle to roller coasters, swings, there’s nothing that was not there…really! It was the place to be for any kid.

That fateful day, on getting home my younger sister walked up to my mum and asked her a simple and innocent question. “Mummy in your next world, would you still marry daddy? Of course yes she answered; and in any other world I will still marry your dad.Surprisingly, my little sis now sobbing replied her “mummy why didn’t you marry the richest man in the world so i can live in a castle like Uncle Teds’ kids. I blame you for not having my own castle;” she concluded.

Most of us even as adults still play the blame game, especially on our parents. We blame them for not been rich, educated, not involved in politics…in fact the blame list is endless. The truth is that when we are born, we look like our parents but when we are old we look like our decisions! We come in to the world with our parents DNA, but we would leave the world with the choices we made.

Apart from blaming our parents, we are good at blaming the country, the government, the economy, the type of business we chose, our employers, our employees, even our fellow colleagues not to talk of the customer service people some even go as far as to blame their spouse. Infact, a former president of Nigeria, once said that people,so blame the government, that even if the man cannot perform his conjugal duties, he puts the blame on the government.

I and my good friend Bisi( read more on Bisi  )  were experts in blaming the economy until I realized that weather the economy is booming or not, I am still in the same situation and anytime i go into the banks, there is still the inflow and outflow of cash.

The objective of the blame game is to see how many people you can point the finger at, without looking at yourself. It is easier to blame others for your situation but it is much more productive to search your past and find out how you caused it.All the blame game is a waste of time, no matter how much fault you find in others or the situation, as a matter of fact, regardless of how much you blame, it will neither change you nor the situation. The only thing blame does, is to keep the focus off your mark,and you only end up looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. Nobody is responsible for your life except you; therefore, take charge of your life. You have the power to decide not to be in the same place you were yesterday. Your life would definitely change, when you stop the blame game. Be the boss of your life. You have no idea what you are capable of doing until you try.(Read more on the blame game
Stop blaming, Start Working. 

So your guys lets do a quick one, who do you think gets the most blame?
1 government
2 parents
4 spouses 
5 employees
6 other

 I could not help it, had to end this post with an humorous video by Brene Brown on blame

#bosseswithattitude, #bosses, #attitude, #blame, #blamegame, #selfimprovement #growth

Friday 13 October 2017


My friends and I usually spend our weekends’ at Jenny’s place (for more on jenny! ) and most of the Saturday mornings working out at her apartment gym. We noticed that we spent endless hours doing all the abdominal exercises, yet there was no significant change in our ‘tummy game’. So it got me wondering why exactly were we not losing any tummy fat despite the strenuous routines we go through and I decided to conduct a research and the findings totally modified my approach to getting the result.
According to a study reported by www.greenmedinfo.comif you think endless sit-ups or any other tummy exercise is going to reward you with six packs abs and all of that instantly…well think again.  The study states that there is no significant effect of abdominal exercises on body weight, body fat percentage, android fat, abdominal circumference, and abdominal skin-fold measurement. So six weeks of abdominal exercise training alone is not sufficient to reduce abdominal subcutaneous fat and other measures of body composition. 

However, that does not mean we should stop abs workout because according to the study, there is a significant improvement in muscular endurance during the process and the muscles would have been more defined if there was a lost in the layer of belly fat first.

So the question still remains how can we reduce belly fat?
Below are some of the ways you can achieve this:
1.      A huge percent of our ability to reduce excess belly fat is determined by what we eat and the lesser percent is related to exercise and other healthy lifestyle habit. But some people struggle more to lose belly fat compared to others mostly due to genetic factor.
In other words, you will not get to see well-formed abs unless you reduce your overall body fat and a poor diet will affect your effort to lose weight despite all your exercising. So it is highly advisable to avoid processed and/or junk foods and focus more on home cooked meals while making effort to burn more calories than you eat.
2.      Aerobic exercise is very effective as it helps elevate your heart rate which in turn leads to calorie burn.  So it is necessary to incorporate it into your basic exercise routine and always endeavor to charge up your routine by including running, swimming, hiking, biking and any other seemingly intense exercise.
To maintain your current weight, it is recommended you get at least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week; that is: at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily a minimum of five days a week (and don’t think you’re too busy to do that).
3.      Strength training helps you tone, and build muscles.  
Building muscles help increase metabolism, so even at rest your body will burn more calories. Don't just focus on spot reducing, but rather on overall strength training and if you feel lifting weights are too extreme, try using resistance bands.  
Aim to strength train at least twice weekly to see the best results. Strength training is equally as important as aerobic exercise in reducing belly fat.

Following these steps would help drastically reduce belly fat, but it doesn’t stop here, it takes dedication and commitment to really achieve the main goal which is maintaining a healthy body system. Remember staying healthy is not a trend but our lifestyle.

#Stay healthy   #Eat healthy   #Be healthy   #healthyliving   #healthylifestyle   


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