It’s that time of the year again! A time to acknowledge she who makes all things possible. She who works tirelessly in the background to build me up. She who took me as a clay pot and molded me into the African King I am today.
My reign began when I met you, though I never knew I needed you when I wanted you…I never thought you’d be the one to tame me when I hounded you. I didn’t know where we were headed but I liked where we were going as your beauty held me hostage, Given, you’re my life's treasure; I value you, and nothing else matters. The truth is, I don't deserve you but you’re my once upon a time and happily ever after.
You elevate me to levels I could never get to without you, I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you have made of me. Because of you I’ve seamlessly transitioned from a boy to man and now I'm the King I believe I was destined to be. You give me purpose and for that I’m thankful, the truth is I don't just want you, I need you... you’re more than what I prayed for.
I'm with you, and by that I mean forever, I love you more than I love myself; it's deeper than anything I can put down on paper. For me, you changed everything, for you, I'll do anything...
I draw strength from your indomitable spirit, comfort from your kind heart and courage from your beautiful soul…because of you I have no fear…the truth is I’ll go to war for you, you’re the jewel in my crown and the tip of my spear.
Notes for married men:
Given Minziwe Majula, happy birthday 🎉🎈 iwe naine mpaka ku manda😐
Question: “Nick, how much ya bench?”
Answer: “Doesn’t matter.”
Justification: Thinking you’re King Kong in the gym as a recreational athlete will earn you a one-way ticket to snap city if you’re not careful. The truth is nobody cares how much you lift, they just care that you look like you do 💪🏿 😍 I’m encouraged to publish this blog for the majority of people that hit the gym for cosmetic purposes but don’t quite appreciate how to achieve that. The strongest guy in the gym is seldom ever the most aesthetic guy. Here’s the playbook for those that just want to bring the fire 🔥 :
You want to be bull strong? For who? Where are you going to take that strength? You’re old(er) now, stop flexing like a young lad before you hurt yourself. Always lift with a focus on longevity and the real reason why you’re in the gym - to look better.
Women & weights
I spent the summer hard at work in my coliseum just so I could muscle my way out of my 20s💪🏿. I’m 30 today and I’m pretty pleased with where I’m at physically 😁. I nearly drowned in my sweat and constantly fought off hunger, cravings and temptation but it’s all been worth the struggle. I’m going to tell you what I did to get to this point:
I didn’t touch dairy products 🥛 🧀 (outside of whey protein), bread 🍞 , nshima and juice. When it came to rice and pasta options I’d opt for brown and wholegrain variants. Water and green tea were my primary go to hydration options and I’d occasionally have a couple lite beers just to be social or when I just felt the urge to consume alcohol.
In summary, it’s lots of nyama (meat) na nsomba (fish), fruit & vegetables.
I’m more than happy to share my complete and exact training plan for those that are interested. All you got to do is subscribe to my newsletter here and request for the plan on WhatsApp. Osa yopa ku funsa, ni mahala (don’t be afraid to ask, it’s free).
Supplement World Zambia was my plug locally. I got pro nutrition’s 6 pack fat burner, whey protein powder, creatine and CLA. I took them to help build muscle faster, recover from sessions and drop fat (through thermogenesis and appetite suppression) . Other supplements I opted to stack with were fish oil from real science athletics, vitamin D + zinc + magnesium + L-tyrosine from Bulk Powders UK🇬🇧 . The extras were used to optimize my hormone profile (mainly testosterone - zinc), enhancement of mental focus and motivation (via L-Tyrosine) and assistance with the replenishment of lost minerals from sweat (zinc & magnesium).
NB: Guys, please, don’t rush to buy and consume supplements mungulu mungulu if you don’t know what you’re doing. Have a chat with Patrick first (0962-212157). But yeah, this is what I took.
If all this sounds like too much work then it’s just not important to you. The truth is that when you’re in shape you don’t have to walk up to somebody and say “yo, I love myself.” You look 👀 😋 like you take care of yourself and that’s real self love. Learn to do it more.
Women & weights
The belly must go!
Fitness & alcohol
Advice to the Mrs.
The 5 minute myth
Digging your grave with a knife & fork
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⚠️ Protocol demands that you refer to me as His Royal Buffness when you see me 🤴🏾 😄 jokes! I hope you, whoever you are that’s reading this is encouraged to get in shape and assume your place as King or Queen of your own body.