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My 6 Reasons To Smile This Morning.

These are the 6 things that have made me smile today. 

1). Today is Blog Reader Sasha Boné's birthday. Yayyyyyyyyyyy!
Unfortunately there are no pictures just yet. 

2. Toke Ayida and hubby Maje Ayida look so happy in love on his birthday. 

Note to all you commitment-phobic men out there, you see, marriage really isn't so bad. See how happy Maje looks. It took him to long to pop the question but since he did and they finally got married, Maje has had this glow. 

3. Uzo Aduba wins an Emmy! The Nigerian-American actress who plays the role of Crazy Eyes in Orange is The New Black won an (very well deserved) Emmy for her Character. 

4. So many babies in this August month for both Blog Readers (Chocolate and Mrs M) and Bloggers (Dr N of Dr N's musings). I also remember phransie's too. Congrats, hugs and kisses to you all!

5. Even with millions of dollars some A-List celebrities still manage to stay humble. 

Sarah Jessica Parker is one of the Bride's Maids at her former assistant's wedding. 

6. I'm making progress in my Insanity Workout! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Yes we Can!

I never thought I could actually do it, I never thought I'd be able to do more than a few minutes of this exercise without passing out, but guess what I keep getting better and I can actually do a full routine without taking a break. I started and did Day 1 for more than 5 days till I was able to build my strength and endurance. It's not gotten easier, it's still so back-breakingly hard but I'm doing better and I'm doing more. 
The only issue I face now is the floor exercises, being a pear-shaped woman with hips, big thighs and "timber and calibre" legs (as my mum calls them) it's generally very hard for me to do floor exercises. Even when I join exercise groups my trainers usually allow me to be exempted from most floor exercises because they know it's more of a struggle for me than the average person. But I'm doing a lot better and I'm getting a hang of it. 
PS: I've not lost any weight yet, I'm just so glad to be making progress with the Insanity routine.

So these are 6 reasons for me to smile today. I hope you have reasons to smile too. 
Much love. Xoxo. 


  1. NO Particular reason for me to smile just YET today. Except the fact that I & ALL my loved ones are still breathing & alive!!!

    Crazy eyes speech at the Emmys made me cry, her reaction, priceless!
    SJP is just different shades of adorable.

  2. Happy birthday Sasha bone...........God bless you even more
    Congrats mrs m and welcome to all the new babies
    One step @ a time tee, you would loose the weight. Am sure you would be shocked one day when everyone around you would commend the impact of your workout.

  3. Yayyyy!! Today is my son's bday, my adorable baby boy is 5 already, i love him soooooo much. Hbd Sasha, u r my son's bday mate. God bless u today n always.

    1. Happy Birthday to bobo :-)

    2. Happy birthday to your son!!! :D

    3. Awww. Happy birthday to you son. God bless you both.

    4. Happy birthday to your son Ifunanya.

    5. Thank you everyone......i sincerely appreciate.

    6. God bless ur son too! xx

    7. Happy birthday to the little man.

    8. Your son is blessed. I wish him a long and fulfilled life.


  4. Happy birthday Sasha Bone baybay, may all the good desires of your heart come true....congrats to all the new mommas inna da house. Happy birthday to your son Ifunanya.

  5. HBD to Sasha Bone and Ifunanya's adorable son!

    That first pic, seems like he's strangling her. Others are ok, but the only glow I see is the one on his forehead. :). They look good together.

    Congrats to Dr N too. God bless you and your baby.

    Well done, Thelma. Keep it going. Don't ever give up!

  6. Happy Birthday Sasha Bone and Ifunanya's son..all I want is a cake ooo with plenty icing Fina

  7. Sasha's Birthday? WOW! Happy Birthday dear Sasha. Hope you're having a wonderful time at the moment. You deserve GOD'S special Blessings and Favors especially today.

    Thelma her phone could do with a reasonable recharge today. What's her Network?

    1. MTN. I'll mail you her phone number or you can send it to me and I'll get it across.

  8. Happy celebration to u all......sasha where d party @

  9. Happy birthday Sasha bone!!! May God bless you.
    Keep it up Thelma @ your workout.

  10. Happy birthday Sasha have fun and may God bless you abundantly

  11. Happy birthday Sasha, u always put a smile on my face wt your comments,God bless you real good!

  12. Thanks everyone. Felt the love from way over. HBD too Ifunanya's son,I have a thing for my bday mates and he's just joined my list! Told y'all leo babies rock *tongue out*

    I had fun today. Thanks for the recharge card memphis

    1. Happy birthday sasha, may your prayers be answered in accordance with God's plans for your life.

  13. HaPpy birthday to sasha bone,God bless you real good maam.
    Happy birthday to ifunanya's adorable son.may he age in Grace,favour and Gods mercy.amen

  14. Happy birthday Sasha Bone, God bless you much.

  15. Happy Birthday Sasha.

    Thelma, keep on with the exercise. You will be surprised when the fats start falling off.


    1. F these your disappearances... And it sucks because I have no way to reach you.

    2. Just saw this Thelma. Apologies for my disappearances. Will try and give notice next time....*smiles*

  16. Happy Birthday Sasha.

    Thelma, keep on with the exercise. You will be surprised when the fats start falling off.


  17. Happy birthday to Sasha.

    Crazy eye is Nigerian- American? She is my best actress in orange is the new black series. So happy she won an emmy! YAY!!!!! She is goood!

    HOLA to all August-born, my first daughter is August also...22nd would her birthday, she is so happy to join the teenager group....ahahaha.

    Don't give up. More strength to your limbs.

    I have every reason to be happy today; We saw a new dawn by HIS grace :)


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