IE Warning

This website uses the latest web technologies so it requires an up-to-date, fast browser!
Please try Firefox or Chrome!







I got married five years ago and had to move to Lagos where Le’hubs lived.


You see ehh, I was born and brought up in Jos, Plateau State. Now, just google Jos. That is one place in Nigeria that is like Obodo Oyibo (White Man’s Land).  Everybody knows everybody.  One person gets married and the whole city hears about it. No one is rushing to anywhere.  You don’t even need to use hand fan when power goes off.  So you will understand how hard the migration was. From sane to crazy to the power of 100!

Life starts here at 4 am. I even heard some people actually leave for work at 3 am!  When I first moved here, I was in a state of “mu-ga-ga-mu-ga-ga” for almost three months, until I had to commit the situation to the Most High in prayers! I needed sanity.

Sanity for me is the opportunity to exercise at least five times a week and prepare my own meals most of the time. This is one of the toughest things to do in Lagos.  But, nna mehn, when you really want something you have to push real hard to get it and that is what I am still trying to do five years later!

Every day comes with new modifications. Kai! It is not easy. I feel like I’m always stressed out. Oh, no…scrap that! I’m actually always stressed out. But ten to fifteen minutes of exercise right before shower in the morning and evening makes a lot of difference.

Unfortunately, power supply in my area is on a “so help me God” level. So the idea of meal prepping is literally out of the window. However, parboiling my foods half way in the evening and completing the cooking in the morning goes a long way to save me energy.


Being a Mother of two, no… three (Le’hubs is my first child) now, makes all these harder, but for His grace. I don’t know which is harder…living in Lagos, being a Mother or just Surviving.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

Courage to change the things I can,

And wisdom to know the difference.




  • Yetunde Jimoh

    October 16, 2017., 6:54 am / Reply

    Amen, why does your story sound like mine. May God help us push through and remain sane.

    • Dr Chinasa

      October 25, 2017., 9:58 pm / Reply


  • Glorious Eimunjeze

    October 16, 2017., 9:37 am / Reply

    Coachie, always stressed out it is! God help us !

    • Dr Chinasa

      October 25, 2017., 9:59 pm / Reply

      Amen o!

  • Oy

    October 25, 2017., 3:06 pm / Reply

    God led me to this email. Thanks ma for sharing this story. I'd actually thought of unsubscribing since, I don't have the money to buy those your wonderful products I see on instagram. I eat because I'm depressed and I'm depressed because because I eat (mostly things with sugar ). I used to jug/walk at the stadium which was close to my kids school but since they changed schools, my route changed it's been impossible. I used to join this early morning jugers but my area has become nothing short of a war zone ,so that's over with. And I hate indoors exercises... But this mail has encourage / challenged me. I don't know what I'll do but I'll make a change. God bless you ?

    • Dr Chinasa

      October 25, 2017., 10:00 pm / Reply

      Thank you so much for reading. I hope you stay inspired. You have so much strength in you to achieve what you want to achieve. Just look inwards. Warm Hugs. Xxx.

  • Nduka Abiodun

    April 9, 2018., 7:04 pm / Reply

    Hnmmm, can't say that I am not impressed with ur story, God!!! I am really impressed. I went to gym throughout lastyr and even jogged around in my compound but since the beginning of this yr I have not done any exercise or go to the gym due to d country situation, could not jog or exercise at home reason been that I will be bored but with ur story I think that I can start home exercise. So help me God, wish I can start all over again

    • Dr Chinasa

      April 10, 2018., 1:55 am / Reply

      Yes you can start again! Take it one day at a time. Little changes at a time. You will be glad you began today.

A comment from you will make my day!

Open chat
Thank you for visiting Ariella Health and Fitness, Africa's first digital lifestyle medicine practice.
How can we help you today?
× How can I help you?
%d bloggers like this: