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PASSION TO PROFIT: My Story

 

If someone had told me ten years ago (when I was jumping up and down markets selling ‘second hand’ clothes, eating from every buka and studying at midnight with  ‘orobo’ size soda and chocolates by my side) that Fitness would be a passion…I would have slapped that person back to reality.

 

 

I couldn’t even jog to save my community from ancient slave trade. It was that bad. Plus I had a good excuse… ‘oh, I am asthmatic, I can’t do anything strenuous’.

Oh yes, climbing the staircase to my apartment was strenuous. And I couldn’t imagine doing more than that.

Six years ago, after a stint with high blood pressure, I decided to take charge of my health. The oyibo doctor had said I needed to lose some weight.

So, I went online and read every material on losing weight and keeping it off. Prior to this time, I had already tried different kinds of diet programs. After the diet is over… usually as a result of boredom, the weight comes back in double portion.

I decided to work on my mind because I had read it could be a slow, frustrating journey. And, oh yes, it was! But one year later… I knew I had made the right call.

Losing weight was a turning point in my life. I loved myself so much more, I was healthier, I could do a lot of activities I didn’t dare try previously… mehn, I felt like super woman!

When people who knew how I looked before saw me fitting into a UK size ten…they wanted to do what I did.

Then, it hit me… it was time to turn this new passion to profit!

To be continued….

Takeaways:

You can develop a passion at 30
– You can make money from what you love
– Your dream doesn’t have to remain a dream. Your dreams are valid. 

 

COMMENTS

  • Nath

    October 31, 2017., 6:06 pm / Reply

    Very inspiring! So, how do we make the money????

    • Dr Chinasa

      November 24, 2017., 8:36 pm / Reply

      i will explain in my follow up post. Thanks for reading sir.

  • Oluwakemi

    November 24, 2017., 4:21 pm / Reply

    Really inspiring...i need help maam...

    • Dr Chinasa

      November 24, 2017., 8:37 pm / Reply

      THanks for reading. Please send a mail to drchinasa@ariellafitness.com if you need help. Thank you.

  • Lilian edoziuno

    November 26, 2017., 1:42 pm / Reply

    Very inspiring, need help please

  • Lola

    December 1, 2017., 6:27 am / Reply

    Your story on the exercise part is just like mine, too lazy to move, trying to eat clean though .

  • Ngozi

    March 30, 2018., 7:33 am / Reply

    Enjoyed reading this, looking forward to a follow up post.

    • Dr Chinasa

      March 30, 2018., 9:33 am / Reply

      Thanks a lot for reading ma. The follow up post is up on the blog

  • Nduka Abiodun

    April 9, 2018., 6:49 pm / Reply

    Very inspiring and encouraging start. Can't wait to start all over again.

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