Monday, February 27, 2012

Three fitness trainers for this one girl!!!

Hello  beautiful people!!!

Abandoning my place in space was not the plan at all... You know how much I love the positive energy you all bring to my life. Every time I read your kind comments, I'm reminded that I am not alone, and that feeling warms my heart :o) Thank you.

I've had a lot of new visitors here since I had the pleasure of kicking off the Love Chronicles series over at The Soul Sistas blog. I share the hubby and I's "how-we-met" story there. You might want to check it out if you haven't read it yet. Sharing with everyone who contacted me with questions after they read the interview has shown me that behind our facades, we are all the same. We yearn to love and be loved. It is such a joy to know that God wants to help us find it. Love is indeed a beautiful thing.

So much has been happening... My life is all kinds of crazy... Crazy good though, not crazy bad *chuckles*... A beautiful mix of highs and lows... I can't complain. I am grateful. I feel blessed and lucky.

So many different things come up in this movie that is my life, I constantly feel a need to let off steam. One reason I haven't been blogging though, is that I have a hard time figuring out where to draw the line between venting and complaining.

The other day, I got downstairs to see that Nathan and Alexis had emptied a pack of oats all over the living room floor. I sent them to their room, worrying about the side effects of eating raw oats as I cleaned up the mess they had made. Imagine my frustration on getting upstairs to see that they had emptied a whole tube of hand lotion all over my toothbrush and theirs as they attempted to brush their teeth! Besides the extra work they kept giving me, how was I to know how much lotion (and only God knows what else) they had ingested?!  AAARRRGHH!!!  As I was getting worked up, thinking "what kind of children are these"?! I started to think about how grateful I should be. I know people who would gladly trade places with me just for the chance to be called mummy... *sigh* That right there is the dilemma I face on the regular these days. Yes I am grateful, but I feel guilty when I vent/complain/rant. I tell myself to suck it up and quit being so dramatic.  Perhaps you're reading this and have it all figured out. I would love to learn if you would be kind enough to share.

Another angle is the "awww" "eeeyah" and "sorry" feedback I get. Especially when I talk about my parents and sister that have gone to be with the Lord. You see, I bring them up a lot cos I'm afraid not talking about them would make me forget them, and the memories we made. Slowly but surely, it is happening... memories fade...I don't want to forget. I want to keep their memories alive. When I talk about them though, I get the "eeyah, poor Gbemi" vibe, which I don't like... The whole point of venting is not to be pitied. I don't want pity. I hate playing the victim. Everybody is going through stuff of their own. I don't want to be the girl that carries her issues around like an albatross. We all know that one person that always has a sob story... nah, I so do not want to be her.

One really great thing about keeping up with the munchkins is all that exercise. I have convinced myself that wearing my workout clothes as I work the vacuum cleaner with one hand and balance David on my hip with the other burns more calories than the treadmill. Meet my fitness trainers Nathan Ademide, Alexis Ademidun and David Ademidara. Don't let their smiles fool you. Jillian Michaels has got nothing on them :o)


Thanks for dropping by yet again.
May your dreams come true
xxx

48 comments:

  1. yaaaayyyy, she's back. I understand that you have a lot on your plates, so we will be waiting patiently.

    Only God will reward you for what you've done with your children so far. The lord is your strength.

    I hate pity party too. If you don't seem to have a possible solution to my problem, I aint even telling them to you

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    1. Amen.
      Yes. Solutions babe, solutions!

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  2. I think your gratitude always shines through...as well as your strength and resiliency despite what life has thrown you. You're just sharing the realities of life as you are experiencing it and I personally love reading it!

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    1. I'm glad to hear you love reading. This will sure motivate me to share more :o)

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  3. Your kids are so cute. Thanking God for you and your family...enjoy your week.

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  4. Sis, so how many kilos have you lost on the job?! 'Yinmu'

    Don't worry though, soon enough, you'll be able to send them errands why you sit back and watch TV

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    1. hahaha
      I've lost quite a bit ;o)
      I'm already sending them oh. Nathan's great at fetching diapers already.

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    1. Thank you. How's Mmeso? I see she's a big girl now :o)

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  6. Awon Fine fine babies, they are so cute!

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    1. Thanks dear,
      love love love what you've done with naijafoodie.com
      Did you disable comments on the old blog? I couldn't leave a comment on the mouthwatering potato post

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  7. It's too late. I've already been fooled by their cuteness and I don't mind. Lol.
    Glad to read from you again. I certainly don't see you as a victim at all. Quite the opposite. I think you're an inspiration and you have such a lovely way of looking at things.
    That said, it's ok to vent and rant here. You save yourself a lot of money from therapy. Lol.
    ;)

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    1. Hahaha
      You're right. Major savings from gym memberships and therapy sessions :o)
      Thank you

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  8. Your kids are so playful! haha. I can't wait to have mine. I remember giving this remark the other day, "Kids are beautiful" and a friend replied, "...when they are not yours". haha. I still love kids though and cant wait to have mine...

    The Lord is ur strength ma... God is taking you far from the sorrow and pains to a place of strength for a glory!

    Blessings

    - LDP

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    1. lol at "when they are not yours"... I guess that's cos you don't have to deal with their drama 24/7

      Thanks LDP :o)

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  9. Nice. Pity parties re not cool at ll. Your children re cute. Keep up the goo work

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  10. awwwwww (yes, i'm awwwing, whatchu gon do abourrit? :p) aaaawwwww... your kids are hella cute! I can't wait to meet them.

    The Lord is your strength babe, if all through the stress you find the grace to utter inspiring words then believe me YOU ARE FINE.

    God bless you :*

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    1. Awww away girl.. just don't be surprised when I show up in your dreams.. hahaha
      Thanks dear. Iam sooooo looking forward to seeing you next weekend
      xxx

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  11. hahaha, Kids ehn, they would take you through a crash course in patience, whether you like it or not. so adorable :D.

    You know what, when you share your struggles, you actually help another person find strength to go through theirs, and that in its own is a joy.

    Dont stop being you darl...xoxo

    See cuties sha :D

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    1. Now that you point it out, I do realize that learning from others has helped me a great deal. I should pay it forward.

      I imagine my mum laughing in heaven as I get back in multiple folds all I put her through, so I guess it's all good :o)
      Thanks dear
      xxx

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  12. Welcome Back..Cute Kids.. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Didi.
      It sure feels good to be back

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  13. Gbemi, you are a strong woman dont let anyone tell you otherwise.

    Personally when I said e ya- it is not because I pity you but because I don't know what else to say as I have never been in your shoes.

    Keep rocking mama, I also need tips as I am struggling as well and I have just 1 child..phew

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    1. Thanks babe.
      You know, you actually helped me a lot that day... I felt safe enough to send you that pic, remember ;o)
      I did not get a pity vibe from you at at all.

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  14. YAY... finally a posts.....

    Jumping for joy..i guess i really like u ohh..lol.

    Yep true say ohh... well so u know u are giving me tips.. hugs.. so its all part of the journey..

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    1. Thank you so much dear.
      You've been such a great source of encouragement, dropping by time after time to check on me. I real appreciate your show of love :o)

      Thanks again
      {hugs}

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  15. Alexis is a big girl now ohh..... so cute they all are...

    well, the older they get, by his grace the easy it will be..

    chai be thankful u dont

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  16. They look so cute together. But I can only imagine the run around they give you :)

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  17. A post yay!...Your kids are way too adorable and God bless you with the strength of running after them :)

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    1. Thanks a lot YSU.
      A BIG AMEN to that
      xxx

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  18. Blessings my friend....
    Woo....3 kids, beautiful but a handful, have mercy, been there done that, don't envy you. Just remember in all the madness to prioritize some quality time for self and self & husband.

    You got to put in the ME time so you have the energy to rise up and deliver as Mother, doctor, housewife, referee, therapist and wife.

    Peace….
    Keep it together and keep it burning.
    Rhapsody
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    1. Gotta keep the quality time for self & self and husband in mind. Thank you for always having a word of encouragement and advice. I really appreciate you.
      xxx

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  19. Gbemi, I don't think any mummy has it figured out yet. Meanwhile, I am gleaning tips from you. You say you balance David on your hip and vacumm with the other hand? *Now practising* Thank God for healthy children.

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    1. Lol
      You're right. We can always find something to be thankful for.
      Thank you :o)

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  20. I dont know how she does it (stolen from a movie) but she does!
    Your daughter is a copy and paste of her mom lol.
    Leave some cuteness for our own children na :0

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    1. There's more than enough cuteness to go round babe ;o)
      Thanks for always dropping by
      xxx

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  21. Post baby weights actually is not a huge problem at all. Just play with your kids and those excess fats will be gone soon.

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    1. The munchkins would really love you for this :o) More play time it is then! Thank you.

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  22. ahahahahhhaa @ the kids pranks. I feel you o jare...

    sometimes, i also loose it when my kids behave naughty, but

    like you,i quickly repent of my anger and thank GOD for

    HIS blessings.yeah! running the home and managing the kids

    is enough exercise for me ooo....and the lack of sleep nko?

    By fire and force i loose weight! ahahahahahhaaa.

    Congratulations once more Gbemi and your kids are so lovely

    This is my prayer for your family:

    GOD will pour HIS spirit on your children and HIS blessings

    upon your descendants. They will grow like well-watered

    grass, like willows by streams of running water {Isaiah 44:3-4}

    Your sons in their youth will be like plants that grow

    strong. Your daughters would be like stately columns which

    adorn the corners of palace,Your shop would be filled with

    all kinds of goods,it would reproduce by tens of

    thousands, Your finances will reproduce plentifully

    without miscarriage or loss, there will be no cries of

    distress in your home. {Psalm 144:12} In the MIGHTY name

    of JESUS...amen!

    Greetings to your entire family and have an enjoyable

    weekend.

    Nitty. {yep! am back!}

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    1. Amen and Amen!!
      Thank you so much. Reading comments like yours reminds me of why I used to spend so much time on blogger and why I need to be back more often. Thank you. May God's grace always be enough for you.
      xxx

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  23. Omg your kids are so beautiful!!! the girl looks just likee you, damn
    I know many people who would want to be called mummy oh but circumstances won't let it happen.
    Look at the bright side of ur fitness trainers, u don't have to pay them in cash lol, all they need is food and love

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  24. You have every right to vent and rant if it helps to let out some steam. Raising three kids at once is not beans @ all! I was reading a thread on a women's group I belong to on fb n mothers were talking about pranks their kids played in their innocence. Talk about kids filling the living room, kitchen and any space available with water running from the bathroom becos they wanted to swim or the adorable boy who basked in a tin of dusting powder cos he wanted to be Snowman?! I had a good tome rotfl @ some stories, gotta love kids and urs are wayyyy cute, I'm sure you would melt when they batt those cute lashes at u...hehehehe.

    I pray God gives you the strenght and grace to be all that you wish to be. I missed reading from you as I was away from blogger for awhile. Glad to be back :)

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  25. Omg! I was wondering why on earth you needed up to 3 trainers LOL! I really enjoyed reading this. Mothers are great. More power to your elbow. No those babies look too cute for all those allegations ;)

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  26. Blessings just ducked in to say HAPPY EASTER to you and your family.

    stay blessed.
    rhapsody
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  27. ...Always been on the look out for your post. Really lightens me up as I read. Keep posting. Lovely kids you've got there.Want to be like u wen I grow up, Lol...

    Check out my blog
    http://parentinginfos.blogspot.com/

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