Tag Archives: Salmiya

Thanks, SubwayMum!

2 Nov

Thanks to SubwayMum I got some very useful information this morning!

So, we all know, I’ve started my diet AND yes, I’m taking Lipo 6 which by the way is going ok. I have loads of energy, no sick feeling, no headaches and inshallah it will stay that way.

I was thinking of getting a treadmill, went last night, looked around and just didn’t see any that I liked. Nasser Sports in Salmiya had two. One was priced at 148 and the other 98. They looked quite bulky but the run strip just didn’t seem wide enough. Hubby tried them and agreed. We decided we would wait and check out the Sport’s shops up near Qurain. Anyway, this morning Subwaymum said, ‘why a treadmill? why not get a elliptical cross trainer? Treadmills are terrible for your knees! I had always assumed that a treadmill was best, nothing can shift fat like a good run. But, after some research I am wrong.

A quick comparison:

When you compare treadmills to elliptical trainers, you can’t help but notice that the elliptical trainer offers an impact-free workout. With the elliptical, there is no impact on the ground, which may appeal to people who need a gentler workout because of joint problems or pain. The treadmill offers more impact, which helps strengthen the bones.

One obvious point that is in favor of treadmills is that it provides a better training experience for a dedicated runner/jogger than an elliptical trainer. If you are training for a marathon or even a 10k, and you don’t want to go outdoors too often during the colder months, you are certainly better off with a quality treadmill.

That being said, if you are looking for a quality cardiovascular workout with the maximum amount of efficiency, the elliptical is an excellent choice. Most elliptical trainers give you a total body workout if you have dual action handlebars for your arms and foot pedals for your legs, whereas treadmills focus more on your lower body as they simulate the jogging experience.

So, there you have it…the cross trainer seems like a better choice.

Thanks, Subwaymom, you saved me my knees and a whole load of cash since the cross trainers are much cheaper too!

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I want a bumpit!

16 Sep

So, I’ve covered fashion trends, how about hair trends for Winter 2010/2011?

Any ideas? Well……keywords here are BIG, MASSIVE, BEEHIVE and BUMPIT.

So, for years and years, we have always backcombed and had a ‘puff’ here in Kuwait but FINALLY the western world are following suit. Only problem is, they have created a much easier way to achieve the ‘puff’.

The disadvantage to our method yani ‘backcombing’ is the disastrous effects it has on our hair. It permanently leaves the hair damaged and splits the ends.

So thank goodness for the latest hair accessory… the BUMPIT…. What is it? Well, it looks like this…

and EVERYONE is using them..

If you want to have a go yourself, here’s a tutorial on how.

I saw them in Sally’s in the UK but not sure what the equivalent of that is here, maybe the hair centre in Salmiya.

I think you can probably find these Bumpit’s in Claire’s Accessories in Kuwait, will check and let you guys know.

There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis

22 Aug
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So fish’n’chips has hit Kuwait- I remember a few years back there was one for a while near La Baguette in Salmiya- whatever happened it?

Anyway there are two places to head to this Ramadan for your chip buttie feast- Organica in Mangaf and Morning & Evening in Fahaheel-¬† the former charging 5KD for a portion of fish and chips and the latter only 1KD800…….take your pick. Eating out at Organica will set you back a staggering¬† 25KD for a family meal- better be some damned good batter for that price.