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time to remove the saddlebags

Just like most ladies out there having the saddlebags, which is the little fat deposits around your hips and upper thighs, is one of the biggest problems I have. I don’t wish to have a model like body; I just want to be beautiful and healthy. But, the saddlebags seem to be my greatest problem area. Well, let’s see if these work out routines can help me get rid of it.

Clamshells
Lie on right side with knees bent at a 45-degree angle, left leg stacked on top of right, and knees and ankles aligned. Keeping core engaged and ankles together, slowly open left knee to the sky. Pause, then return to starting position. Be sure to engage glutes and keep torso straight. (For more of a challenge, wrap a resistance band around legs slightly above knees.) Do 12 to 15 reps on each side.

Lateral Lunge
Stand with feet shoulder-distance apart. Without moving left leg, take a big step to the right with right foot. Keeping left leg straight, squat down to the right by sitting hips down and back. Keep core engaged and back straight, and don’t let right knee come past toes. Push through right heel to return to starting position. Do 10 to 12 reps on each side.

Squat Walks
Wrap a resistance band around legs slightly below knees (for more of a challenge, wrap it around ankles). Stand with feet shoulder-distance apart. Engage glute muscles and sit hips back slightly. Engage core and take a big step to the left (don’t let knees collapse inward). Then step right foot toward left, making sure to maintain tension in the band. Take 15 steps to the left and then reverse, taking 15 steps to the right.

Fire Hydrants
Get on hands and knees in a tabletop position, shoulders stacked above wrists and hips above knees. Flex feet and engage core. Keeping knee bent, lift left leg out to the side until inner thigh is parallel with the ground. Pause at the top and slowly return to starting position. Do 15 reps on each side.

bugging hubby to get new pillow

bugging hubby to get new pillowFor the last couple of months I’ve been bugging hubby about getting a new pillow. I don’t know what’s his up to, but I have to say our pillows are way to mashed to have a good night’s sleep. I have to put something underneath to make it a little comfortable because the pillow is more like nothing by itself. I’ve been waking up like sore muscles most often and I think he does too.

When confronted he said he will buy another set of pillows when we transfer to our own house. By the way, we may have our own house this May or June. It means few two to three months of suffering. But, I guess it’s better to wait because I’ve waited long enough to purchase another low quality pillow. Oh well, I’d better check the memory foam mattress and body pillows from foambymail.com. I’m beginning to get excited over this. Well, let’s see in May or June what I will get.

fun and exciting days

fun and exciting daysFeb 14 and 15 2014 had been the most fun and exciting days for me this year.  Other than the Valentine’s Day, it was also the second day we had our car. So, we took it out for a long drive, a really long drive where, a lot of times we lost our way. While on the road, the feeling is both stressful and exciting at the same time. We laugh whenever we can get back in our way- thanks to google maps.

Anyway, while on our way we saw a huge gold souk (gold market). I remember my colleague before saying that she bought her beautiful ring in gold souk in that area. Probably that is the place where she bought it. I’m interested to get in, but hubby stressed and tired from driving declined me. So, we went ahead, but I’m feeling a little bit bad. I’m still lucky I know where to find the Kendra Scott jewelry here. I’m pretty sure I won’t be back in souk for some time. So, I’ll just check out the website if I want to go shopping for some jewelry.

been a long time

been a long timeWoah… It’s been a long time since I posted something here. I could not believe I’ve been away for four months already. Well, it’s quite busy here with my job, the transfer, and so much more. But, I will not go any further because I really intend to take a vacation. But, I’m already back now and I hope I will be posting more here in the next few days.

Anyway, for now I’m checking this used cnc machinery. I have plans, which I will not share for now, but it has something to do with this machinery. It’s quite a big plan so it needs a lot of strategy and planning. I don’t want to divulge a vague information that will or will not happen. But, I’m hoping I can take the risk. Well, let us see.

as important as serving good food?

as important as serving good foodWhen you invite guests to come to your home to share a meal with you, setting an attractive table is as important as serving good food. Your table setting is the first thing that your guests will see and can actually influence their appetites. This is why you should choose your setting carefully, based on whether the dinner is to be casual or elegant.

If you are having a formal dinner, then using a cream colored, linen tablecloth with matching cloth napkins is great for this type of dinner, like those find burlap fitted tablecloths. You can accent it with a crystal or gold vase filled with flowers. Be sure to use a low vase, so that your guests’ views of each other will not be blocked and you can use a large one for the center of the table and two small matching ones at the end. Candles also add a touch of elegance.

adding selling value into your home

adding selling value into your homeRenovations are always a good idea if you are trying to add some value into your home to increase its selling price. In today’s real estate market you need to be able to set your property apart from the majority or other homes that are available and new rooms are a great way to do it.

It’s a difficult thing to figure out which rooms will be best served by a facelift, so I went here. As usual there are a few likely and stereotypical candidates, these being the bathrooms and kitchens. The fact that these rooms can sell homes aside, don’t allow yourself to get side-tracked into focusing solely on these rooms. If you feel that other rooms need the attention, go right ahead and make the changes.