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A fun-loving, fun-sized, fun-tastic Jamaican girl with a great love for writing, dancing, baking, photography, fashion and the world. Freelance writer, editor, organizer and literary guide. For more info contact: verdenella@gmail.com

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Getting back on the horse!!!!

For years, I've struggled with my weight. I was a tumble tud in my childhood, a chubby teenager and now a plump adult. All these are simple ways to say I've been a slave to food and inactivity for so long that it started to show on my body. I admit my flaws but I'm also willing to work on changing what I can and accepting what I cannot change.

Many of you may be thinking oh yeah sure; there goes another one on the new year new you bandwagon. And it may be true the new year brings with it hope that I will improve but I'm very serious about this commitment and that is why I'm here. You my readers shall be my accountability partners. By sharing my experiences I can feel like I have a community of supporters plus I can even inspire some of you to do the same like some of my fitness role models have. I know it won't be easy but together, I know we can do great.

Oh and before I forget, today was a small victory for me. I went grocery shopping and picked up some healthy and might I say delicious treats for myself that I will be preparing for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I'm excited because the first step to success is to have a plan and stick to it and that is what a grocery list and healthy food is in a lifestyle change. You pre-plan meals and a menu and stick to it. Get rid of bad foods and replace it with new ones. All of this helps to remove temptation and prepare you for success.

Secondly, my double win was going for a walk around the neighbourhood with my little sister this evening. Exercising isn't only great for me but I got to do it with my sister and if I can be a positive fitness role model to her, then maybe she won't follow the fluffy path that she has already started on and I have trodded down for so long. She is so excited to exercise and is even looking forward to our workout tomorrow. This is just a reminder that if you teach good habits early, children will not only be excited to do them but they will more than likely keep them into the future. And man oh man does that make me proud. Yeehaw!!!!

Those are my small victories for the day and the rest of my day was pretty blah just busy with school. Hashtag :day in the life of a med student. But I'm excited to start putting my best foot forward.

Until next time fitbees.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

LHC- Road to a healthy, happy Nella

I once heard that when you're happy in a relationship that you tend to gain weight because you are so comfortable that you let yourself go. I don't know how true that is but when I look back at my heaviest moments, it usually involved times of sadness or unhappiness. These were the times I lacked the most confidence and had the most personal demons devouring my self-esteem.

For years I have struggled with my weight and trying to look fit and healthy. At first it was about looking hot and sexy like all the other girls but then it became a desire to be able to nurture my body and push it beyond what I always thought to be physically possible. And the older I get, the more the desire burns within me to accomplish this feat which just seems to evade me. 

I've been on countless diets and exercise programs, yoyoing back and forth from happy, healthy and fit as a fiddle, not quite where I want to be but comfortable to unhealthy slob wasting away my beautiful temple. i've made changes but always seem to revert to my state of origins. So this time I thought i would make my journey more of a public one and not hide my flaws and my self-defined problem areas. I am not promising that this time I suddenly have the magic formula to support my desire to be how I want to be physically to reflect the amazing person I continue to grow to be internally but I will proclaim I have a burning desire to do so and it's with a desire that a spark is born to propel me on this journey. 

My desire shall fuel my continuous journey to fitdom and having you here will help me to not forget that I have support from a community of persons whether I've never met you, had brief interactions or you're one of my closest friends. Just knowing that I have a community who supports me through and through is one of the things that keeps pushing me forward and that my friends is a beautiful thing. So today I embark on another journey but rather than prompting myself to make heavy changes for drastic results in a short period of time, I've decided to do small challenges and try to persevere one day at a time. Fingers crossed and prayer for my success

Much Love,


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Existential Crisis

Hello loves,

It's been quite a while since I've blogged about anything and really the honest truth is that I think I'm having an existential crisis. I'm currently brainstorming ways to bring my blog forth and possible transform it into the masterpiece I know it can be. So bear with me and prepare for my impending return.

Much Love, 


Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Move To Bloglovin

So I'm a bit late on the train but from what I'm hearing Google Friend Connect is being closed down on July 1 and so to keep up with my blog follow my blog on Bloglovin please and thanks.

Much Love,


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cosmotopia: The Beauty Extraordinaire

Hey guys,

About a month or so ago on April 27 (late I know!!!!), I ventured off into the beauty world and checked out the extraordinary setting that is Cosmotopia. Held at the Girls Guide Headquarters in Kingston, it promised to be a spectacular display of beauty and glorious discounts and they did not disappoint. Here I've just added a few pictures to show you what my adventure entailed.

Much Love,


Tamrind Indian Cuisine Photos

Hey everyone,

If you remember, the other day I did a review on Tamrind Indian Cuisine. Well here are just a few more photos of my night out to complete the review. 

Happy Days!!!!

Much Love, 


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I’ll Remember

Today I’ll just lay my head on the pillows and remember you
Remember us as we were in the beginning
All bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
Excited for the prospect of a new us
A great union of prosper.

I will rest my head on the hearth and think of the middle
Riddled with sweet messages, love notes and special gifts
Times and moments of splendour
A life of promise and endearing hope urging us
Brought to us as a gift from God.

I’ll stare into the stars and follow our journey together
Follow our love as it blossomed in the season
Our sweet romance fading gently into the night
For it is the end my love
End of our dreams together
Our matrimonial walk down the proverbial aisle

Tonight is where we part my love
Separated not by a physical distance but by moments of lost time
Separated by words unspoken and memories forgotten
We part and depart from our simple selves
Urging forward our distinct ways
Lost in the fabric of time
As we move forward to our destinies