Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy new year!

I can't believe how fast this past year has gone by! It feels like yesterday when we said our goodbyes to the year 2004 and welcomed the year 2005 with open arms.

Looking back at this past year, a lot has happened. Ranging from the good to the bad. I've had a bit more taste of the so called 'life'. I guess I came out with something with each and every experience. I have moments that I will cherish for as long as I live, and others that I try so hard to forget. I got the oppertunity to meet a lot of people, most of whom I'm ever so glad to have them as part of my life, and I'm also glad to still be in touch with my closest friends, who have proven, as always, that they are the rare treasures that once found, can never be replaced.

Today has been a perfect ending of this year. The day started with a lot of rain, which as always managed to put a big smile on my face. I'm in love with the rain, it gives me a sense of purity for some reason, like with each drop, our souls are being washed and we glow like the reflection of the sun against the water everywhere.

I wish that this coming year will hold what's best for all of us. I pray for happiness and love to wrap us all and for integrity to light our paths into a better future...

Happy new year everyone!

Posted by Noors at 7:58 AM 5 comments

Friday, December 23, 2005

Some more quotes..

I'm supposed to be studying for an exam that I have tomorrow, but I thought I'd take a breather and update my blog,

So here are some more quotes,

~ "There is nothing in this world that I am prouder of than my ability to feel, to survive, and yes, to be a fool for what I love and believe in".

~ "The possible between the possible and the impossible lies in a person's determination".

~ "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them".

~ "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win by fearing to attempt".

~ "You cannot be mad at someone who makes you laugh".

~ "They say true love hides behind every corner..
I must be walking in circles!". lol, this one always makes me laugh!

Posted by Noors at 11:25 AM 2 comments

Thursday, December 22, 2005

A few quotes that I like..

I have a small notebook, I've had it for almost 3 years now, and I used to write all the quotes that I came across and liked, or should I say, touched by the words..

These are some of them, I might keep posting a few every other day,

~ "Whenever you share the goodnes in your heart, you always end up winning, because life is an acho, it gives back what you have given".

~ "Don't be reckless with people's hearts
- Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours".

~ "The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them..".

~ "The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything".

~ "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow".

~ "Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have".

~ "Words and hearts should be handled with care..for words when spoken and hearts when broken are things most difficult to repair".

~ "All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!" lol

Okay enough for today, I will post some more later, I hope you enjoy those for now! :)

Posted by Noors at 6:20 AM 3 comments

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

I've been too emotional those last couple of days...

Gym classes started today, I think I needed it badly, I felt a lot better as soon as I walked in there..

I wish I could get out of my room, and just drive around, go somehwere where I can scream from the top of my lungs, just for the sake of doing it..

Posted by Noors at 8:41 AM 18 comments

Saturday, December 17, 2005

ER scrubs!

I come back home today after a loooong day at uni, I wasn't feeling very well so it just made things a bit slow.

But....

I come home and my mom tells me that my cousins, who got back from NY last night, were at our house earlier and that they got me a couple of gifts, one of which I'll be extremly happy with.

Apparently, there is this shop in NY that sells anything related to er. From mugs, t shirts, to pens and probably even dvds. So they thought they'd get me scrubs, the green one, which is what Carter, my favourite character, wears all the time!

I'm so wearing it to uni, lol!! This is like, one of the best gifts I've ever received in my whole life! haha

Posted by Noors at 9:50 AM 3 comments

Monday, December 12, 2005

Kettlebell training

I bought the new edition of the 'heath and fitness' magazine last night, started going through it but fell asleep before I finished even a page, I was that tired!

Anyway, today, I go through this magazine, which is starting to become, or no wait, it has become one my favourite magazines, and I come across this heading that says, learn J Lo's favourite weights workout, so I got interested and went to page 97 to check it out.

Apparently, there's this new workout that is called 'Kettlebell training'.

Here's part of the article,

"Lets get one thing straight. Kettlebell training is not elegeant. To start with you'll be squating, swining a considerable weight between your legs and exhaling violently. It's not the sort of activity you want to do with an audience, especially not one that includes the fit bloke whose bench presses bring you out in a (non exercise related) sweat at the gym. Now I thought this part was hillarious! LOL

Said to melt fat without dieting and build a powerful heart without aerobics, kettlebell training is a hit with stars, including J Lo and Penelope Cruz. You may well have heard of it-the Russian army has been using it for years-but few know what it entails.

The key difference between this and traditional weight training is the amount of movement involved. Instead of isolating muscles, as with a static biceps curl, you work lots of muscles at once, and also get an aerobic workout and boost flexibility. And, of course, it's much more functional. Kettlebell training is particularly good for sculpting your inner thighs, bum, core and upper body".

Right, now I wish I could add a pic here to show you the weights used. There are differnt sizes, starting off at 8kg all the way to 16kg, yup that heavy, and those weights, look like a ball, with a handle on top, thus the name kettlebells and you carry them with both of your hands during the different complex moves.

Check this link, http://www.kettlebells.co.uk/, if you're interested in knowing what this kettlebell looks like.

I'm just interested in this new work out. I wanna try it, but it's not available here. It looks like a tough workout and it is, the trainer who was interviewed said that after your first work out, you will not be able to MOVE the next day. It's a challange that I wanna take, I wanna see if I can survive this complex yet very intriguing workout...

Posted by Noors at 4:55 AM 0 comments

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A dilemma...

I was watching 'Ed' last night, and the episode was about this bright kid, who's always top of his class, always an A student, but isn't so good when it comes to sports. His gym teacher warns him that he's getting a D if he doesn't do too well on his fitness test.

Now the controversy and arguments throughout the episode was about whether a gym teacher had a right to ruin such a bright student's career by giving him a D, thus losing his chance for a scholarship, or whether this teacher has every right, just like any other teacher, to grade his students according to their score, and not their effort.

This is, look at this scenario. You have two students in Math's class. Both work just as hard, but the only difference is that one is really smart while the other isn't so, and in this case, the smart one scores better in the test, despite the fact that both put just as much effort. Can't the same rule be applied to gym class? Two students put a lot of effort, but that with the proper ability would score better. Isn't it only fair? Or is gym class considered to be less important than other subjects? Like here in Oman, P.E is never part of the overall score, so no matter how low you get, it won't affect your overall average, but art did!

Makes you wonder doesn't it? Like you might have this student, who isn't the top of his class, barely passes his exams, but is a start in lets say, football. But he gets banned from playing the big game that might have given him a scholarship to college because he failed his English test, so he loses his chance, and ends up with no college diploma..

Big dilemma if you ask me!

Posted by Noors at 12:51 PM 5 comments

Sunday, December 04, 2005

An addict

My vision is kinda blurred today, which is something I didn't have yesterday, but nevertheless, I have come up with a brilliant idea to leave the house and get to the gym lol. I'm gonna put on my sunglasses then cover up my face with my sheila, thus decreasing the amount of sunlight that I'll be exposed to lol, and besides, the place is only a couple of minutes away from my house, and by the time we're done, there will hardly be any sun left, ANDDDD, I'm sick of being stuck in my room with hardly any light. I need to go out and see people!, oh and yes, I do miss exercising, I'm longing for it, lol....

Yup people, I'm an official exercise addict, and I'm so darn proud of it! lol

Posted by Noors at 2:58 AM 5 comments

Saturday, December 03, 2005

eyes, yet again....

Okay this isn't funny anymore...

I have red eyes, AGAIN, only this time it's much much worse than last time. Yesterday I couldn't open my eyes because of the pain and as soon as I get into some light, my eyes would just shut closed, urghh.

I look scary, lol. My cousins were at my house yesterday before I went to the hospital, and they couldn't look at me, they said it made their eyes tear, just a reflex I guess hehe.

Anyway, today I'm a bit better. I just tried putting on my sunglasses and tried walking out of the door, to see if I can drive later to power bar class, I couldn't open my eyes, I don't want to miss another classssssss, this week is gonna be so hectic so I won't be able to exercise much, besides, I can't get much work done anyway. I can't read or stare at my pc for a long time, and I'm just wondering how on earth am I going to drive to the hospital tomorrow....

Hmm, lol, damn it, I deserve this!!!

Posted by Noors at 11:45 PM 0 comments