Ezekiel Wariboko

Bio

Native to Nigeria, Ezekiel Wariboko, better known as Zeke, is one of the strongest people you will ever meet. A college student at Oklahoma State University, bodybuilder, Exercise Science major, and a recovering addict, he has left no stone unturned. His biggest ambition is to inspire a generation to rise up and make the world what they wish for it to be.

The Heartbreaking Reality Of Leaving Someone Struggling With A Mental Illness

By Ezekiel Wariboko
I never thought I could find someone who could handle me. So many have left me, some scrutinized me, and then there are those who sit back and watch. This changed when I met my girlfriend. She is a solider, a warrior, and a conqueror of demons. She…

I Started Going On Dates With Myself, And My Whole Life Changed

By Ezekiel Wariboko
Dating has always come easy for me. It's not because I'm a attractive man, but because I give off good energy and exude confidence. And before I got with my now-girlfriend, I would go on self-dates. I still do to this day. From a young and a…

How To Stay Strong During The Bad Times So You Can Be Present In The Good

By Ezekiel Wariboko
For the past three years, I have not been myself. I've dealt with undiagnosed mental illnesses, massive weight gain, nonexistent self-confidence, insecurities secreting from my pores and a relapse into the hole that I had just gotten out of. To the…

How To Approach Your Battle With Mental Illness When First Seeking Treatment

By Ezekiel Wariboko
Mental illness does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, social class or intellect. It attacks anyone it pleases and can completely take over someone's life. To fully understand the magnitude and severity of living with mental illness, you…

The Diet Rules I Needed To Break To Achieve My Healthiest Lifestyle Yet

By Ezekiel Wariboko
When I began my wellness journey, I was eating six small meals a day, I wasn't consuming carbs after 6 pm and I was sticking to a restricted diet plan. But after I let go of those "rules," I achieved my healthiest lifestyle yet. When I was…

This Is What It Feels Like To Join The Black Lives Matter Movement In Tulsa

By Ezekiel Wariboko
I find myself between the states of anger and disbelief. I shift around the numbness of accepting that another unarmed black man has been gunned down, to the anger of the support the murderer is getting, to the disbelief that something like this…

I Unfollowed Every 'Fitspo' Account On Social Media And Lost 40 Pounds

By Ezekiel Wariboko
The dream is there: chiseled calves, ripped abs that look like you can grind cheese on them, arms that resemble a Greek statue and a chest that would make Hercules and Zeus question if they can "even lift, bro." It is a dream, a marvelous dream.…

Why Sharing Your Personal Story Is A Habit You Need To Get Into

By Ezekiel Wariboko
History has a very peculiar way of repeating itself, in both good ways and bad. In my case, it has been more bad than good. One thing I realized today in my fourth year of sobriety is, it is almost unbearably hard not to repeat the cycle. It takes…

Why Being Judged For Your Past Is The Hardest Part About Getting Clean

By Ezekiel Wariboko
I have hurt, lied, manipulated, stole and used people just to get my high. I lie awake at night with my pillow over my head, trying to drown out the voices that are yelling at me. My head feels like it will explode. I grind my teeth back and forth…

The Top 25 College Football Teams For The 2016-17 Season

By Ezekiel Wariboko
College football has gotten better and better since the playoff has been made, and the 2015 season was better than the last. Close games, blow outs, phenomenal single player performances and upsets made everyone put their hands on their heads and…

4 Ways To Ensure Your Christmas Isn't The Loneliest Time Of The Year

By Ezekiel Wariboko
Loneliness is a monster. It will trap you, corner you, feed off of all your fears and anxieties and make you feel helpless. Loneliness is a lie. It will make you feel worthless and like you have no significance. Loneliness will strip you of all you…

How The Lure Of Heroin Led To My Most Destructive Relationship

By Ezekiel Wariboko
When I first met heroin, it started off as a casual thing. "Only on the weekends," I told her. I made it very clear. My mind was made up, especially since I had so much to do during the week. She understood her place at that point in time. Then, I…

4 Reasons The Arizona Cardinals Are Headed For A Win In Superbowl L

By Ezekiel Wariboko
There is no better two-loss team in the NFL right now than the Arizona Cardinals. In all three phases of the game, they are dominating. When one player gets hurt, another steps in, and it is no sweat off anyone's back. The Superbowl is one of the…

3 Ways Ronda Rousey's Loss Will Put Her Back On Track To Success

By Ezekiel Wariboko
Dynasties are a great thing to witness: the rise, the shine and the fall. However, the thing with dynasties is, they are not meant to last forever. Ronda Rousey's situation is no different. Rousey took over the UFC world by storm and became one of…

Sorry, Buckeyes: 4 Teams That Will Get Screwed By The College Playoffs

By Ezekiel Wariboko
The selection process of getting into the college football playoff is a double-edged sword. On one end, everyone gets an open shot to make the elite four, and on the other end, the way each team wins plays a factor into getting the chance to be a…

Why The Ohio State Buckeyes Won't Repeat As College Football Champions

By Ezekiel Wariboko
All college football fans across the nation were excited when the league implemented the playoff system to replace the Bowl Championship Series. The underdogs would now get a better chance of proving they belong with the big dogs, the big dogs got a…