Boss Babe: Temi Ojo
If you don't know who Temi is then.... YOU ARE WELCOME. We discovered this gorgeous Boss Babe a while ago and have been obsessed with her ever since. One quick look at her Instagram and YouTube got us motivated to get our a$$'s to the gym that's for sure. Here at Boss Babe Movement, we wanted to dig a little deeper and really discover how this babe stays motivated, her journey, and more.
What are your biggest motivators?
The first one would have to be my family, they have been super encouraging and supportive over the years. I truly don’t know where I would be without them! The other would have to be the fear of being average. It motivates me to take action, to grind day in and day out, to try my best with everything I do, and to just be the best version of myself.
What is your why?
I just really like being able to help other girls out! I wasn’t always the girl that worked out 5 days a week and cared about the nutritional content of the food that I was eating; I used to be crazy obsessed with Oreos and pizza and pretty much all junk food in general, and would consume way more than I needed to on a weekly basis. At first I found it super difficult to get rid of the terrible eating habits and would constantly day dream of all the Perogie pizza’s with cheese stuffed crust that I was no longer able to eat on a regular basis. What made this easier for me was figuring out healthier alternatives to some of my favourite meals by just substituting more wholesome, nutritious, ingredients. Overtime i’ve managed to adapt healthy eating into my lifestyle and even began making youtube videos surrounding the topic so because of that I get quite a few questions on what my favourite healthy meals and recipes are and advice on how to stay on track. Even though I don’t always have a lot of disposable time on my hands I always like to put an effort into every response and offer whatever advice I might have. It’s just that I can totally relate when it comes to wanting to improve your eating habits, but having a ton of difficulty staying on track / hating the “boring” meals you make, which then causes you to eat what you shouldn’t be eating.
How do you / plan on impacting your community by being a boss babe?
I plan on impacting the community by simply being myself and spreading the importance of self love and taking care of yourself and your body, as it’s the only one that you have!
What does being a boss babe mean to you?
It means living life by your own rules, trying your best with everything that you do, and uplifting other women along the way!
How did you start in the fitness industry?
I played a lot of club organized sports growing up and throughout high school, everything from soccer, to volleyball, to basketball but it wasn’t till I ran high level track that I ventured into a gym. Not by personal choice but because it was required for track. I would have track workouts 3 days a week and then weight room workouts 3 times week and at that point I honestly and truly wasn’t a fan of lifting weights. It wasn’t until my first year of university (nearly 4 years ago) that I actually began to look forward to working out and hitting the gym. Around that same time is when I began to reevaluate my eating habits and my overall lifestyle. Eventually I got to the point where I enjoyed working out so much that I started going 5-6 times a week. I just loved how much energy I had, how great I felt, how great I looked and the fact that my immune system was stronger than ever. I haven't looked back since!
What is your favorite healthy recipe?
My favourite recipe would have to be quinoa fried rice -It’s my healthy alternative to the traditional fried rice and it is super easy to toss together (typically takes me a half hour max)
For this recipe (makes 4 servings) you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 cup of quinoa
- 1 tbs ginger
- 1 tbs garlic
- 2 tbsp cayenne pepper (I love spicyyy food so you can modify this to your taste preference)
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of red onions
- 1 tbsp of pepper
- 2 cups of frozen mixed veggies (corn, peas, carrots)
- 2 eggs (scrambled)
- 2 green onions
- source of protein: chicken breasts or shrimp
- I personally love both and sometimes ill combine the two of them but if i’m using chicken breast, ill typically cut up 3 breasts and toss it in and when i’m using shrimp i’ll usually one large bag worth!
Step o1. is to boil the quinoa (bring water to a boil first, then add quinoa)
Step o2. cut up the onion, ginger, garlic and green onions and set aside
Step o3. bake chicken breast (usually seasoned with cajun spice at 350degrees for 25-40 mins) and then cut up or I pan fry shrimp with some chopped garlic in the pan and set aside
Step o4. scramble the eggs, add s&p and then set aside
Step o5. add a table spoon of coconut oil to a pan and then toss in the red onions, garlic and ginger until the brown
Step o6. then toss in the mixed veggies and allow for them to brown as well
Step o7. create a circle in the middle of the pan and add in the egg
Step o8. mix in the quinoa & chicken breast/ shrimp and let brown
Step o9. garnish with green onions & enjoy!
How do you keep a positive mindset and keep the haters out?
I just understand that everyone is different and so therefore not every single person I come across is going to like me. Which is okay because I like me and that’s what really matters. I also realize that everyone is gonna have an opinion about you regardless of what you say or do so you might as well do what you want because either way people are going to think what they want and there’s not much you can do about that. But what you can do is focus on your self and what you put out into the world!
Youtube: Temi Ojo