Wednesday, February 16, 2011

TAG: Bold the Statements that are TRUE...

I stole this from Mrs. Handbag Addict and Starry Eyed...Here we go...

 Bold if true:

I am a cuddler.
I am a morning person. (I wish I was)
I am an only child.
I am currently in my pajamas.
I am currently pregnant.
I am currently single.
I am currently suffering from a broken heart.
I am left handed.
I am married.
I am addicted to blogger.
I am online 24/7, even as an away message.
I am a little shy around the opposite gender at first.
I bite my nails.
I can be paranoid at times. (When I am home ALONE at night)
I don’t like anyone.
I enjoy country music.
I enjoy jazz music.
I enjoy smoothies.
I enjoy talking on the phone.
I have a car.
I have a cell phone.
I have/had a hard time paying attention at school.
I have a hidden talent.(I must)
I have a lot to learn.
I have a pet.
I have a tendency to fall for the “wrong” guy/girl.
I have all my grandparents.
I have at least one brother.
I have been to another country
I have been told that I am smart
I have been told that I have an unusual sense of humor
I have OR HAD broken a bone
I have Caller I.D. on my phone.
I have changed a diaper
I have changed a lot over the past year.
I have done something illegal.
I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color. (I have never dyed mine)
I have had major/minor surgery.
I have killed another person - (really? lol)
I have had my hair cut within the last week.
I have mood swings.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
I have rejected someone before.
I have seen The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
I have seen the television show The O.C.
I like Shakespeare.
I like the taste of blood. - (ewww)
I love to cook.
I like to sing.
I love Michael Jackson (his music)
I love sleeping.
I love to play computer games.
I love to shop.
I miss someone right now.
I own 100 CDs or more.
I own and use a library card.
I read books for pleasure in my spare time.
I sleep a lot during the day.
I strongly dislike math.
I watch soap operas on a regular basis
I will try almost anything once.
I work at a job that I enjoy.
I would classify myself as ghetto.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free. and halal! (Heck yah I would!)
I am currently wearing socks.
I am tired.

I love to paint/draw/sketch/sculpt.
I have had/have a broken heart.
Smoked cigarettes. (2 in my ENTIRE LIFE YUCK!)
Rode every ride at an amusement park. (Hate RIDES)
Collected something really stupid (I don't think it was stupid but it was Porcelain Dolls)
Gone to a rock concert. (One and it was AC/DC)
Helped someone.
Gone Fishing.
Watched four movies in one night.
Gone for long periods of time with no sleep (when in army)
Lied to someone.
Been dumped. (Not that I remember)
Failed a class. (Chemistry 11)
Taken a college Level course.
Been in a car accident.
Been in a tornado.
Watched someone die.
Been to a funeral.
Burned yourself. (accidentally)
Ran a marathon.
Your parents got divorced. (separated)
Cried yourself to sleep.
Spent over $200 in one day.
Flown on a plane.
Cheated on someone.
Been cheated on. (Not that I know of)
Written a 10 page letter.
Gone skiing.
Been sailing.
Cut yourself. (By accident)
Had a best friend.
Lost someone you love.
Shoplifted something. (when I was a young kid)
Been to jail (lol yah I actually further comment lol)
Had detention.
Skipped school.
Got in trouble for something you didn’t do.
Stolen books from the library.
Dropped out of school.
Been in a mental hospital.
Watched the “Harry Potter” movies. (watched the first one)
Had an online diary. (yah this blog)
Fired a gun. (Many times in the military)
Gambled in a casino.
Had a yard sale.
Been in a school play.
Been fired from a job.
Taken a lie detector test.
Swam with dolphins.
Gone to sea world.
Attempted suicide.
Voted for Pop Idol.
Written poetry.
Read more than 20 books a year.
Gone to Europe.
Loved someone you couldn't have.
Had surgery.
Had stitches (I gave birth 3 times
Taken a taxi.
Seen the Washington Monument.
Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once.
Had a drug or alcohol problem. 
Been in a fist fight.
Suffered abuse of some type (nothing major)
Had a hamster.
Petted a wild animal.
Used a credit card.
Gone surfing in California.
Dyed your hair.
Got a tattoo.
Had something pierced.(ears)
Got straight A’s.
Your parents sent you to a shrink.
Been handcuffed.
Known someone with HIV or AIDS. (Patients in dental office I worked in)
Taken pictures with a webcam.
Started a fire. (in a reasonable place)
Had a party while your parents weren’t home.
Gotten caught having a party while they were gone.
That's it for now folks...Love UmmKhaled

Saturday, February 12, 2011

VOTE for my BABIES...Cutest Kid Contest!

Salam Aleikum and Hey all...

Every Mother thinks their Kid is the Cutest right? Well I thought so myself and I entered them in a Cute Kid Contest :) for Virgin Radio in Vancouver...

(Look at their CUTE LITTLE FACES...How could you not VOTE for them :) hehehe)

So I was wondering if you guys could go give them some little VOTES :) I think they deserve a 10 cause they are soooo cute! I entered Hessah and Mohammed because they had to be under 5.  So I would loooove if you guys could go on and vote and it is so easy and need to register or anything. Thanks so much in advance and you can vote for a week from all different computers :P

So here are the links...

Click here for Link to Hessah: VOTE FOR HESSAH!!

Click here for Mohammed: VOTE FOR MOHAMMED!

Thank you again...InshaAllah one of them can win :) Yayyyy!

Loooove UmmKhaled

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to me....Happy Birthday to meeee....

Whatever with the Past has Gone....

What a nice saying on your true...and I hope this is a great year for my family, and loved ones! This one is especially for my Twin Sister Shannon! I love you Shannie!

Today I woke up had so many lovely Birthday messages online. My friend Lisa was the first to say Happy Birthday to me this morning...Thanks Lisa. I talked to my Mom for a while this morning which was nice. My twin sister Shannie called too. My husband was off to work early in the morning, but came home really early today, after I got the baby sleeping for his afternoon nap I had a little relaxing me time. I got some warm clothes on and my Vibram Komodo Five Fingers Shoes with the socks, and headed out the door for my "Sun Run Homework Training". I did a brisk warm up walk for 5 minutes and then ran for the full 28 remaining minutes. I could have kept running and running...I was having a really great time, but my TOES were cold as I ran by the house... so I ended it lol! But I felt so free and lungs and heart were in great condition and I never felt like slowing down!


After a little while of warming up...I bundled up the kids and we walked to get Khaled at school. SO that was a really enjoyable walk too. Later on I headed down to the "GoodLife" for ZUMBA! and BodyPump...taught by our lovely Nathalie! Had a great time with all the girls! Joanne gave me a really cute red "GoodLife" T-Shirt (I am wearing it now and loving it! So cool!!) and some lotion! Thanks Joanne! Elly had lots of hugs for me...awwww! I felt so special and had a great time! Joanne had on her new Vibram Komodos too and Elly had hers all ordered! :)

When I came home my hubby had a yummy cake which I indulged in, so good going down but then I felt like crap lol...anyways I have to get off to bed...I am tired!!


33min. "SUN RUN Homework Run" 5minWalk/28min Run  (276 Calories)
27min. Walk to school & Back with kids (96 Calories)
1Hour ZUMBA! (381 Calories)
1Hour BodyPump (289 Calories)

So I am off to

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday & Tuesday Workouts...

Monday: I had my new Vibram Komodo Sport Shoes, and I wore them to do some Weights but I did not wear them to BodyAttack because I have to get used to them and slowly build up to those classes while wearing them. Have to ease into strengthening my feet muscles. Anyways I love them a lot and I am so happy I have them!!!


16min. Weight Lifting Before Class (69 Calories)
1Hour BodyAttack (518 Calories)

Tuesday/Today: So now for today...well my husband was off today and the kids woke in the morning while I was getting Khaled off to school, so I thought what a great opportunity to get to the gym! I hopped off with my Vibram Komodos on :) and did ZUMBA! With the awesome new instructor (have to get her name) SUCH a great time in her classes...she is a great dancer, fun, very cute and entertaining, lots of energy and just an amazing instructor! Clarissa and Cheryl were there so it was fun! Then I did BodyPump with Ari, and as I said before her classes are really AWESOME too! Elly and Lydia joined in, and it was great to see Angela and Gloria! And how sweet of Gloria noticing I lost weight...Thanks Gloria! So over-all great morning! Felt great and the shoes worked out for BOTH the classes :) Went grocery shopping...came home...walked to get Khaled at school...then Khaled and I made a YUMMY ready and headed back to the gym for Romain's WONDERFUL RPM and BodyCombat Class! Great day!!


1Hour ZUMBA! (450 Calories)
1Hour BodyPump (470 Calories)

30 min. Walk to school and Back (90 Calories)

55min. RPM (445 Calories)
1Hour BodyCombat(525 Calories)

So that is how I started my week :) ALSO, remember I lost my Body Compositions? Well the Personal Trainer FOUND IT!!! My first one!! She will give it to me and I will update ASAP!!

Love UmmKhaled

Monday, February 7, 2011

Loving my NEW Shoes: Vibram Five Fingers KOMODO Sport!


These are the coolest and most comfortable shoes, and I must say right off the bat...these shoes are just beyond awesome looking!!

I have had them on my mind for a little while after seeing a few people around the gym with them, but the ones I was seeing were the Classic ones and were kind of like a slip-on and not full coverage like a sneaker. So it was not really my style...maybe for people out there lifting weights they would be great, but I am more into the aerobics classes and running. Then on SparkPeople, one of my Spark friends wrote something about them, and I asked her about what she though of them, and she said they keep her running, and she would never run with anything else after running in Vibram Five Fingers because they are soooo comfortable! So I wandered onto the web site and fell in love! Then I found a retailer near me...CLICK HERE for Official Site!

Yesterday my darling husband took me to check them out! I tried them on and fell in love instantly because they are soooo comfortable (even more comfortable than my other favorite sneaker "Nike Free") they just feel like nothing is on your foot but they have this really neat sole and so colorful and different than all the other sneakers out there! I walked out with a pair of the "2011 KOMODO Sport" which are geared for fitness and running. After wearing them around the house, I don't want to take them off :) I also picked up a pair of the socks that go in them. if I felt like wearing socks.

At first, it is a little teeeny challenge to get the toes in but after 2-3 times you get it really fast...then I was walking around the house and every once in a while I would get a glimpse of them and think... "what's this creature in my house" (picturing one of those colorful tree frogs lol) and then I was like "Ohh that is just my cool new shoes lol"
 Anyways, I totally would recommend them, go check out a store near you...try them on and you will also fall in love no matter how different they look! I am definetly going to get the kids some when they are available in March as well as a few other colors/styles for myself. I think my husband might even get a pair.

Off to the gym to test them out :)

Take Care,


Friday, Saturday & Sunday Workouts:

Just updating the last 3 is a little re-cap of Friday, Saturday & Sunday...


81min. Walk to school, store and back with the kids pulling wagon. (223 Calories)
24min. Walk to school and back with kids pulling wagon. (95 Calories)
1Hour BodyCombat (578 Calories)
45min. ZUMBA! (385 Calories)

My sister came with me to the gym and we had a great time :)

Scheduled DAY OFF :)

1Hour Sun Run Training (230 Calories)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Back to Hot Yoga and it felt so nice...

Today I was planning on going to BodyPump and then BodyJam. I wasn't really feeling like doing Pump again since I did it yesterday, and it is not recommended to do it two days in a row. I was thinking maybe I will go relax in the Sauna for my other hour, then I was thinking to go do weights...then I was like, well maybe I will do BodyFlow...decisions, decisions! But then my little light bulb up there in my head went on as I remembered that HOT YOGA with Linda is immedietly following BodyJam! So with my little lavender yoga mat (which was collecting dust for a while) in tow and my matching LuLu Yoga Towel...I set off with my mind made up...

BodyJam was sooo fun with Romain, as usual, and a second instructor up there on the stage (I do not know her name yet, but had her for Zumba before, and she is "da- bomb" awesome too!) I enjoyed Elly & Joanne's company and we had a few laughs! That is why these classes are so enjoyable, it is the people all around you just having FUN! I left the class during the cool down and ran off to make it for Hot Yoga...

There was Linda (Elly & My favorite Hot Yoga instructor), greeting us at the door with her warm, welcoming smile! She was so sweet commenting on my weightloss...Thank you Linda! You are so kind. I really didn't realize how much I missed Hot Yoga over the last almost 2 months. Time flies! It was a great class, Linda threw in some new things to keep it challenging, and I was surprised that my foot on my right side could sit above my knee in one of the positions! That was a first...left side did for a few seconds, but it was slipping. But that was a first for me! I have to incorporate it back into my schedule and I think I will do it after Jam every Thursday from now on! So happy I will have it back on my schedule because it is really nice and relaxing! It is like a warm escape on these chilly days. Helps a lot with flexibility because my lower back was so stiff tonight, hehehe so I guess that is a sign to get back too!

O.K. So Elly...I am back to Hot is a date...Me, You, Linda, ohhh and Annette too when she gets back... EVERY Thursday night @7:30pm! And even an added BONUS...Joanne you are joining us in case you didn't know that!

55min. BodyJam (381 Calories)
76min. Hot Yoga (331 Calories)

Well off to enjoy some TV before bed :)

Love Kasey UmmKhaled

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Workouts:

Ooops! There I go I have 3 days to catch up on plus today! So here they are:


1Hour BodyPump (339 Calories)
1Hour BodyAttack (465 Calories)


1Hour Walk to school, cafe and Back (208 Calories)
55min. RPM (484 Calories)
1Hour BodyCombat (555 Calories)


35min. Walk to school, Subway and Back (123 Calories)
104mins. Walking around the Mall (296 Calories)
55min. ZUMBA! (258 Calories)

All calories are calculated wearing my SUUNTO M4 Heart Rate Monitor (watch with chest strap) which is my trusty side-kick at the gym and every time I do activity.

Take Care,