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So its been 2 weeks since I got back to the gym, in those 2 weeks ive only went 3 times and hoping they would be 4 by the end of the week. You might think that this is too little, well let me explain to you why:
- What am doing is that am taking only classes for now, so am not doing any other kind of exercise except that. Yes it’s not the perfect idea, but I need to start slowly and catchup with the rest of workouts later! I havent moved my ass since ages, life has been very busy and going to the gym wasnt at the top of my list, so this to me is definitely a progress!!
- The first class that I have went to was a body pump class, I barely survived and was VERY sore for at least 4 days, sore to a limit that it hurts to sit and take the stairs, so even if I wanted to go to the gym, I literally couldnt.
- When my legs started feeling better, I went again for the same class (talk about determination lol) and lucky me the instructor agreed to just focus on the upper body part, which was great, but again I was left with sore arms for 3 days.
- I have also went to 2 stretching class that helped to ease the pain, but still I guess my body needs time to warm up to this.
- Today i thought to try the spinning class, the problem is that I know my knees kill me whenever I do this kind of class or take the stairs, but am willing to change that and I thought this is a good step towards it, don’t you think?
So am trying to take things slow, I know I have along way ahead, and honestly at this point, my aim is not really to lose weight! My aim is actually MOVE! I wanna get used to exercising and not to get easily tired and all of that. So am giving this a shot, and I will continue.
Tell me about your experience if you like :)
I have a library of more than 2.000 old and new songs. Every now and then I like to delete some songs that I regret having, or actually turned annoying after a while, and while am doing that, I come across some oldies that I highly enjoy listening to! Today it was this song!
The 90s song had a huge impact on me, I was so into music back then, I used to listen to the radio all the time, record new songs, write lyrics and could spend hours just doing that and never get bored!! Buying a new cassette used to get me very happy that you have no idea.
What surprises me is that almost 90% of those songs got stuck in my head till this day! I mean I still remember most of the lyrics and whenever I hear them I start remembering the times where I used to hear those songs! isn’t it weird? we barely remember what we had for lunch yesterday and still we remember lyrics of some old songs!
Enjoy the music :) hit me back with some forgotten 90s music that you remember.
Well…techniqually…not yet there! But there’s no harm in preparing myself by writing this post and making it official so there wouldn’t be any way out! :P
It all started 3 weeks ago when I suddenly decided that I want to join the gym again, and not any gym, a gym that I would enjoy…feel comfortable at and have fun! So I thought of my friend who has been taking working out very seriously for the past year probably and have progressed dramatically. She has told me so much about her gym and how awesome it is, and I got a bit excited to be honest.
The fact is that am not a weight freak. I would love to be in perfect shape yes, I do have freaky diets every now and then YES! but I just think it would be a shame not to be active and workout on regular basis when I actually can!
So I made sure to pass by and checkout the place, it felt nice and decided to start a week after. Sadly that’s when I got sick and postponed the thing a week more. and then my mum got sick and we all got busy taking care of her! But now its official, next week ill be going to the gym, like it or not Moody, YOU ARE GOING!!
Anyone has any tips for me?
If you are a fan of Spartacus, then you probably know that the show has come to an end. Sadly, after 3 seasons only, the story has ended and we will no longer see those pretty faces or their six packs :P
This show had a lot of ups and downs since the role actor passed away and had to find another suitable for the character. Not only that, but the first season had so much drama, killing, revenge and action going on that we barely saw in the next seasons. I wasnt expecting much of it, but it was too late to stop as I was already hooked, so I just had to finish it and am glad that I did.
Not to give out too many spoilers, but the last season has more drama and action than the one before. They definitely took it to another level and got us all excited and waiting in the last 2 episodes. It didn’t end the way that I wanted, but I guess it was ok, though it could have been better.
Now since I was watching Spartacus a lot of people have told me to watch Game of Thrones and to be honest I wasnt very interested since I watched the trailer. But since Spartacus is over, maybe I should give it a shot after all!
Any shows you recommend?
Its been a while since I got seriously sick (alhamdulilah of course) and I have always thought of myself as someone who doesn’t have a sensitive stomach at all (cuz I basically eat anything) until this weekend, when I woke up and realised that I had the stomach flu. It was definitely not a pretty scene, a very painful feeling and 2 days of torture.
Apparently it’s happening to a lot of people specially kids these days, but I just didn’t expect it, and kept fighting until I couldn’t resist anymore. Thank god it only lasted for a day, and the next day was just recovery, but I was very happy to get back on my feet that soon :D
What also surprised me is that not only that I couldn’t eat a single bite of anything, but even smelling food, or looking at food pictures got me sick too!!! it was a disaster, specially when your parents starts experimenting their home remedies on you and you try your best to convince them otherwise, and they finally win..! not pretty.
Anyway, I shall be back on track soon, you stay healthy people, be careful as this thing can be contagious, so keep away !!!!!
“EatHealthyQ8 is a first of its kind Nationwide initiative that focuses on children with the help of their parents to improve their eating habits, and to curb the growing trend of childhood obesity in Kuwait. The EatHealthyQ8 Initiative is a collaborative effort by Diet Center Kuwait with the cooperation of the Public Administration for Private Education, The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Health and the International Organization for Migration along with ARGANA Hotels and Resorts. The initiative of the initiative is to engage 10 different schools to enroll 30 children ages 11 to 14 in the EatHealthyQ8 program. The month-long program teaches children the benefits of proper eating habits and physical activities as part of a healthy lifestyle.”
This is such a great initiative that everyone should take seriously and support. I personally was one of the kids who grew up thinking that i always had to finish my plate, it didn’t make me fat, but it definitely forced me to take extra kilos here and there. Its something am working on myself and wanting to change. What about you?
I just saw this video and all I can think of is WOW! This is just genius and very cool. How cool is it to actually draw in 3D? yes I never even thought it possible, even if I don’t know how to draw much, but I want one..NOW!
We were invited yesterday by Figs for their new branch opening at the Avenues (Grand Avenues). It was my first time to try out figs, and I refused to read about it and know more before I go there, just wanted to surprise myself..and sure I did :)
Its located right above Texas RoadHouse, the place isn’t huge, but sure takes agood number of people. My first impression is that I liked the decoration of the place, calm and modern atmosphere, comfortable seating and great music playing in the background.
We had a special menu waiting for us, which i understood that had many new items and some of their best sellers on. We tried to go out of our comfort zone while picking things out of the menu, and it wasnt the wrong thing to do at all! Their dishes were different, new, and delicious. Before we started ordering, we were offered some fresh bread with black olives in olive oil. As for the drinks, we tried the Strawberry Mojito and the Apple Martini which were very refreshing. However, I would have less mint in the mojito, it’s just very annoying when it gets stuck in your straw :P
As for the appetizers, we had the Rhode Island Calamari (Very tasty, the sauce is really good and salted nicely), the Chicken Pastrami with Avocado salad (I wouldn’t say it was my favourite, I love avocado but somehow it has a lot fo garlic flavor. but the overall seasoning was great), and the Chicken Pie (now this one was awesome, it has chicken with vegetables inside which tasted really good, i would have this anytime!). Overall, great appetizers, the Calamari is highly recommended if you like fried food, the Chicken Pie for something lighter.
We were also offered by the chef a cheese pizza for appetizers. I don’t have special feelings towards pizza in general, but i would say this one was good. Not too oily, the crust was soft and the cheese was good! Maybe next time I will give their pizzas a try.
Now for the main courses, we tried the meat, the chicken, and the fish! Lets get into more details:
For the meat, we tried the Veal Tenderloin, which was cooked perfectly just like how we ordered (medium well). It comes with mashed potato, spinach and I believe some fried onion on the top. I forgot what the chicken was called but I believe it was Chicken Scallopini. Its grilled chicken also spread on mashed potatoes, asparagus and some delicious mushrooms, not sure what kind but it just tasted so good! The third is the Hamour fish, same thing with the mashed potato, topped with fried greeny stuff and great sauce. Very soft and well cooked.
We were done by that time, until the dessert menu came in and we had a look at whats on. It was a must I guess! The names and the description of each was mouth-watering, so we had to give it a try. The first one was Camp Fire S’mores and the second was the Butterscotch. I don’t think I need to say more, the name says it all, and the pictures are not even close to how good they taste. It’s just so many flavors hit you all at once! I don’t know what I liked about them, all I know is they were good…REALLY GOOD!
Final verdict? I loved the place. The food is good quality, the dessert was a killer, and the atmosphere is great! I would give it a try again soon and pick different dishes and let you know! Thank you to all the team behind Figs and special thanks to Nancy :)