Been searching for a way to loss weight the healthy way? Think Shapeup with MrsMurphy and eat ALL classes of food!

By Kemi Mobuse - Thursday, November 08, 2018


“Chopping life” as they say is the new mantra when you know you have the money, especially now that foodies are getting superbly creative with food and making it hard to resist the temptation of eating it all in the name of “tasting” that is until you decide to go swimming and find out that the bikini no longer fit. Chai!🙆🙆🙆

Thankfully with a lifestyle coach like Shapeup with Mrs Murphy, losing weight is perfectly easy with the icing on the cake, being that: YOU CAN EAT ALL CLASSES OF FOOD. Trust me, that’s good music to my ears…and no, I’m not a foodie, I just like to live a good life, lol!😏

KMB had an interesting chat with the beautiful transformation coach, who happens to be her own very first client and she touches on all aspect of turning a “fattie” into a “slay queen” Read on below…

KMB: Can you kindly introduce yourself and your brand Shapeup with Mrs Murphy?

Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: My name is Mrs Uchenna Mofunanya, the Founder and CEO of Shapeup with Mrsmurphy a Weight management, fitness and lifestyle consult. 

I am a certified Nutrition and weight management coach as well as a Chemical Educationist.

KMB: If you had to define all that you do in a title, what would you say?

Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: Healthy lifestyle consultant

KMB: How would you describe your philosophy about being fit and healthy?

Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: Creating awareness of good nutrition as an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, our diet can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote overall total health one individual at a time.

KMB: Why do you think shape up with Mrs Murphy is so successful?
Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: Shapeup with MrsMurphy is successful because we do not compromise the truth or create superfluous short cuts to make money.  We believe in eating all classes of food to achieve our body goals without excessive deprivation, starvation, sleeping in the gym or taking teas and pills. 

We teach the healthy lifestyle the right way, we do not teach the easy way out or what I call the microwave phenomenon, but a lifestyle change that gives sustainable results without any side effects.

KMB: What makes your brand different from other body transformation programme out there?
Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: We all approach body transformation from different angles - food, starvation, exercise, teas, pills and going under the knife in extreme cases. I really can’t tell what goes on in other programs; I try to focus on what I’ve learned from my extensive trainings on the subject.

I have various certificates on nutrition, fitness and chemistry so I know what's healthy and what's not. But I guess, in the final analysis it should really be about not just getting results but getting healthy results. And this is what we do – “Losing weight the healthy way”. Matter of fact, this is what I preach. And trust me... "It works like Magic"
KMB: What has been your greatest professional success and biggest setback?
Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: I could mention this award or that recognition… but really, my greatest professional success happens every day.  When I see the smile on my clients face and whenever they achieve their health and body goals, it’s a success for me.  This feeling for me is very fulfilling.

My biggest setback stems from the dept. of mediocrity in the industry. I’ve come across people who try to compare me to some other coach whose method did not work or put me in a position where I have to validate myself or my work.  It becomes more like I’m paying for another person’s crime. 

However, I've been able to deal with this, one client at a time. From one happy client to another, gradually the wheat is being separated from the chaff.

KMB: What kind of diet would prescribe for a client looking to lose weight?
Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: That would be a diet which consists of all classes of food (Macro and Micro nutrients) in a well-tailored proportion, according to your health and goals. We don't do ketogenics and we definitely won't recommend teas. Don't get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with drinking teas. There are perfectly healthy teas out there. Just that I won't recommend teas as a panacea for weight gain.

You can enjoy your tea but when you're serious about losing weight, we'll prescribe a food regime that is both practical and sustainable.
KMB: What is your favorite go-to healthy week night dinner?
Shapeup with MrsMurphy: For me, that would be fruit salad for the basic reason that, they help me curb late night sugar cravings and are easy to digest. If I am in the mood, I could convert it to smoothie and lounge.

Besides, people who eat fruit as part of an overall healthy diet generally have a reduced risk of chronic diseases.  Fruits are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, vitamin C foliate (folic acid), etc.  And what's more, it's easy to make.
KMB: What's your typical workout routine?

Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: This will actually depend on where I am (home or gym) and what I am working on for that day or period. But mostly I do my routines at home (not a gym freak).  I visit the gym once in a while to maintain a healthy outdoors life. My average routine would include, 30 reps of squat and kick, 30 reps of jumping jack, 10 reps of stacked foot push-ups, 30 reps of mountain climber, 3 sets of 20 reps of crunches, 60 minutes plank.  I know this sounds heavy, but they are just simple home routines that anybody can do between 45 minutes to one hour. Depending on time and place, I also do skipping, dancing, basketball, swimming and aerobics.

KMB: What's the best way to motivate SOMEONE to get fit?

Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: I try to break the routines down to bite sizes. People get discouraged when you dump so much on them at once. Also, people like to see that it's possible, so I try leading by example. I do (have done) everything I ask you to do, so if I can, so can you. People just need to be encouraged. Don't judge or criticize. Nothing kills enthusiasm faster than a bad review

KMB: What’s your favorite quote or mantra you can’t live without?

Shapeup with MrsMurphy‎: Everything you want is on the other side of fear. In other words, doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. If you want something, go after it. And if you want it bad enough, you'll surely get it.

KMB: Who or what gives you the most inspiration?

Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: When it comes to being fit and healthy, I am mostly inspired by the vision of who know I can become. The realization that I'm still a work in progress. And of course the tiny everyday changes and improvements that go unnoticed by the average eye.

KMB: What essentials do we need at home to get the same results as we would at the gym?

Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: I've always preached about learning to improvise at home.
For a jump rope you can try invisible ropes by jumping like you have a rope. For dumb bells, you can use a plastic bottle of water or a gallon filled with sand depending on how heavy you want it to be. You can also use your chairs, tables, mat, stairs etc. All these are great tools for working out at home. Really it's not about the dog in the fight but the fight in the dog. Not having gym equipment is no longer a valid reason to remain unfit.
KMB: Who are your fitness idols?

Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: I admire quite a lot of great women (and men) because of their continuous strive towards the achievement of their body goals. But if I'm boxed into a corner to single people out, I dare say Serena Williams internationally and in Nigeria, Kate Henshaw. These two ladies know no obstacles. I say this because I know how difficult it could be to keep up with the grind.
KMB: What’s your main rule when it comes to diet?

Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: Like I always tell my people in my boot camps, the best time to start eating healthy was 10 years ago; the next best time is today. Always commit to make your next meal a healthy one even after a cheat meal. Don't compare yourself to anybody and quit hanging around people that make you look good by how unfit they look.

KMB: What exercises are best for fat burn at home?
Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: It all depends on what you have at home. But in most cases, a yoga mat is usually enough.  I'll give you a list of 10 sure fat burners for the home:

Burpees - This at home cardio move tones your core, upper body and legs all at once- it’s a triple threat exercise that everyone tends to dread for good reason; they are hard! But they also work.

Jumping Lunges - Lunges are a fantastic thigh toning exercise; add in the momentum required to jump up in between lunges and the move turns into an incredible calorie burner.

Jackknife Crunches - Jackknife Crunches are an advanced abdominal move that engage both the upper and lower abs for maximal toning in the least amount of time. They are especially beneficial because lower abs can be hard to target without equipment.

Lunges with Reverse Leg Raise - This tones the glutes, thighs, obliques, and lowers back, all while building coordination and balance.

Jumping Squats - Do this exercise for a minute or two straight and you won’t have any doubts about how challenging it is. This plyometric is also great for building explosive speed.

Push Ups - Push-ups are a total body exercise that are easily modified and can be made to be very challenging, even for the most avid exerciser. If a regular push up feels too easy for you, try the Single Leg Push Up.

Side Planks with Leg Raises - While this most specifically targets the outer thighs, obliques, and deltoids, it requires the strength and coordination of the entire body to hold up the base Pilates side plank.

Lateral Jumps - Tone your core, glutes, and thighs with this one simple Pilates move. Because all of the large muscle groups involved, you burn a high number of calories while you are toning.

Mountain Climbers - Mountain Climbers can feel like a punishment, but they truly are one of the best overall toning and fat burning moves out there that don't require a bit of equipment.

Jumping Jacks - This simple at home cardio essential is an excellent way to get your heart rate up quickly. Add it in between strength training sets to keep your caloric burn high.
KMB: So where can everyone keep up with you to learn more?

Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: I can be everywhere you are. You can take me with you everywhere you go.  You can consult me for your convenience anywhere in the world... So long as you have a phone of course. The beauty of what we do is that it's online. You don't have to break a sweat to see me but you'll surely break a sweat after you've engaged me.  You can also contact me through the following channels:

Instagram : @shapeupwith_mrsmurphy
Facebook : Shapeup with Mrsmurphy
Twitter : magic_mrsmurphy
Call/ WhatsApp 08064601880 ,+2348064601880
Email :
KMB: Thanks for your time ma’am
Shapeup with MrsMurphy ‎: You're most welcome

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