KAFO كفو

The brand is targeting Kuwait youth who are enthusiastic about sports and being active in their sport, not the. It focuses on capturing the Kuwaiti old heritage, culture and professions in our designs. Some of designs have Kandery profession in mind, other one about our most notable profession of pearl diving, while others about oil workers and last one about our Kuwait towers and how our youth are parallel to these towers in their genuine effort to elevate the country. The brand name “KAFO” is a salute to our grandparents, KAFO for them sustaining crucial life and working day in day out to rise up with the country. KAFO for youth who are following their grandparent footsteps, KAFO for their efforts to live a healthy life style and not surrender to materialistic life with fake interests, KAFO for the efforts to contribute to the society and have the country as their utmost priority.
Gyms having been opening up left right and center in Kuwait and it is for good reason, there are specific types of gyms and each one fits different people’s needs. And they are run by professionals who want their clients to have a great experience and reach their goals, and with that increase in gyms you see people wearing all types of clothing for their specific types of work outs, and this case a Kuwaiti brand has taken this to heart. And I like the designs and colors of from Kafo, and from the introduction above you can understand where they are coming from. Entrepreneurship in Kuwait never ceases to amaze me and Kafo seems to be targeting these people in the right way with a quality product. Lets hope they have large sizes for us lazy people.

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Tipping The Scale – My Vice

I made good progress from April until August, with moderate weight-loss while still enjoying what I eat in a moderate way. But when I was going on vacation, that went out the window, and I did have a lot of physical activites, but I left no item on the menu that I would have regret not ordering. I went to town and I ate what I wanted, didn’t think twice about the weight gain because I knew what I was getting myself into.

In three weeks I put on 11 KGs, and I will say it was worth every kilo, I got to have all the different kinds of Burgers I wanted from Downtown Dirty to Gourmet meat. I had every type of Chinese food to the point that the Mama behind counter thought I was her best customer. I tried anything and everything, and I ate popcorn every time I was at the theater, I was like a kid in candy land and I enjoyed every moment of it. I knew that when I get back home I’m going to have to eat extremely healthy and get back on the healthy path and probably regret it later, but at the moment I was a very happy man.

My simple plan now is to eat extremely healthy while I get back to the gym and probably go there more often, biking season is here and I did get a lot of new biking gear so I plan on wearing it, so I need to lose a few kilos to fit into them. I’m happy I did what I did, I just know that now I have to work pretty hard to get back on my path, starting at 109 KGs and heading down.

Making Progress

After the last two months I have made some decent progress and I’m happy where I have gotten with the gym, I’m even surprised I haven’t gain weight with some of the times I messed up the food plan. I’m currently not on a diet or anything specific, I just try to cut back portions but I still enjoy the food I eat. I have tried to be consistent with the gym and it has been the case most of the time except when I travel, even though I have tried.

Overall I have dropped about 6 KG of fat and gained 2 KG muscle, and I’m happy about the strength conditioning that I have gone through and it does make a major difference. Overall I feel healthier and better every time I leave the gym, and whenever I’m doing something a bit more physical I feel like i’m able to do it longer and I’m happy about that. The best part about the whole thing is that I haven’t really made major changes with what I eat, I try to be sensible about the quantities but I still have my burgers, muchboos, and ice cream every once in a while. And Thursday is always the day that I do major damage but I am happy with the progress. I think when I get the stage of major diet control I will end up losing a lot more weight. But right now I’m happy where I am and I love the gym that I am going to.

@ 38%

After going to the gym for the past few weeks I feel that I’m getting into better shape but I didn’t take any real measurements except for my weight. I dropped from 106.7 KG to 103.1 since the last week of March which isn’t too bad progress since I haven’t changed my eating habits too much. Then the other day the trainer at Inspire wanted to take detailed measurements meaning all kinds of ridiculous percentages.

The one number that shocked me is that I am 37.8% fat or 38%, meaning I am more then 1/3 blubber. That is just ridiculous, I was honestly flabbergasted, shocked, I didn’t think of my self as fat, more like big boned! lol! Still I was a bit shocked, I knew that I was working out and trying to be healthier, gain strength, but never thought of myself as that fat. I’m probably going to step it up at the gym and try to reduce the amount of food I eat, the key word being here is try.

Pushing Through

The last few weeks have been a bit hectic with work family and also getting a bit of the flu which I decided to fight off with a combination of drugs instead of waiting it out. Through out all of this I have been consistent about two things, riding my motorcycle and going to the gym. Recently I have been going to the gym three times a week, consistently and I’m trying to stick to it.

I have really checked the scale over the last three weeks but my motorcycle jackets fit me better if that isn’t an indication then I don’t, well at least I’m happy. I don’t have a lot of time but I try to stick to a schedule with the gym, at least three times a week, I try for four if I am lucky. Usually there is a social event I have to go to or something that comes up but I have managed to keep things consistent.

The one thing about working out is that by the time I am done I black out at night and the last few weeks I have been sleeping early. Not as much online time as I would like, especially since work has been getting very busy. Still its progress, but I’m feeling pain in places that I never you could hurt before.

Making Progress

As of a few weeks ago I started cutting back on food a few weeks ago now and I have officially gone to the gym more times in the past 10 days then I did the whole of last year. I have been going to Inspire gym and it really is named right, you feel motivated to work out, and I haven’t done this in a very long time. I pretty much worked out until the point I almost blacked out.

I feel good working out and it will take a couple of weeks for my body to get used to this because I haven’t done this in such a long time and I am EXTREMELY out of shape but I’m very determined to get there. I honestly dropped a few times, lost balance and landed hard on the floor, and I almost blacked out twice but I have a goal and I plan to achieve it.

As of today I dropped from 106.7 Kilograms to 103.6 Kilograms in two and a half weeks which isn’t too bad, I’m planning to drop 10 KG by the end of the a month. That is an achievable goal but I have to commit to it.

But what I felt today really through me off but still pulled myself together at the end:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Light Headedness
  • And Pain In Places I Never Felt Before

Catching Up

This weekend has been especially busy with the GulfRun Go-Kart Endurance Race, and these guys did a fantastic job organizing it. I took a lot of pictures and video of the event, which I’m planning on working on and posting up later when I have a chance. It lasted 26 Hours and these guys were on it nonstop, so the days leading up to it I was barely in front of a PC or a TV.

I also came to the realization that I am totally out of shape, more then I have ever been. I haven’t gained weight but I’m getting tired quickly and certain tasks that I did normally before were normal but this time around I’m getting tired which isn’t a good sign at all. I have a set a goal at this point, to lose weight and gain my stamina back.

I also want to catch up with a lot of TV shows that I have missed, some shows I am keeping up with but a lot of the shows that I regularly follow have been paused for a while now. So hitting the elliptical is going to be part of my routine so I can probably load up my iPad and watch some shows there, so thats one plan.

More details will emerge once I have everything lined up in my head. And yes sleep, sleep has been escaping me these days.

Gym – Day One

Bowflex

This was the first step, I just decided to go right after work to the gym and eat after the gym. Usually I’m tied up for lunch so I don’t have the ability to go the gym, so I don’t go after lunch. I prefer to workout with an empty stomach, light on my feet and able to move around. So this time I went to the gym right after work, last time I went to the gym was in September or October of last year, and people were surprised to see me there.

I just wanted to get on the elliptical trainer for 20-30 minutes cardio, then some chest and bicep resistance training. This is to help lose weight rather then gain muscle mass.

I cam to one realization after the elliptical and starting the resistance training. I’m weak as hell, I used to be able to curl 35 lb dumbbells but this time 20lbs and I was getting tired. It felt good to be at the gym and I was surprised how packed it was and so many people I kept saying hello to. After finish the shoulder, chest and bicep exercises I felt good but I knew would be feeling pain the next day and I did for about three days. Now I’m going to try to go at least twice a week.

@ 95.8 and Standing!

Steak

It has been a about 10 days at this point and I think that my body has somewhat adjusted to my eating habits. I have cut back significantly with my eating habits but not as strict as before. I have just dropped around 1 kilogram over a week and I’m honestly eating comfortably, still keeping to small quantities but not completely cutting myself. Now at this stage I think I should seriously start working out but that initial step to go to the gym is just so damn hard, I just keep coming up with excuses not to go and then I say its just too late to go. So I have to break this cycle and start moving a little more. My main goal is to able to enjoy some water sports during the summer so I really need to strengthen my biceps and chest to be able to wakeboard at the beginning of the summer.

What I’m Craving:

  • Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • Coldstone Ice Cream
  • Watermelon
  • Four Cheese Pizza
  • Slider Burgers

Gradually Dropping

IceCream

I have reached that balancing point with my diet, I’m eating comfortably enough these days. The simple rule that I have forgotten last week but sticking too this week is eating extremely light for dinner. As of recently I have become a huge fan of Subway sandwiches, but they aren’t as light as they are made out to be and I don’t like brown bread so sticking to fruits and vegetables for dinner is key. Finding what makes you happy so you don’t crave everything was very important. For me it was mostly about portions and cutting back on the unnecessary items helped with me.

At this point I have realized I need to work out to drop more weight, since I really haven’t moved at all yet. I have managed to reach 96.8 kilograms which is about 2.2 Kilograms less then a few weeks back. Also I got a scale to help check myself daily now, something precise and very simple. Now my goal is cut down to at least 94 and go from there, some cardio workout and a little weights will help me get there. A while back my optimum weight is at 80 Kilograms but I’m not expecting to reach that point anytime soon, so I’m setting my goals on weekly points which is honestly working, step by step. I want to drop fat and increase muscle weight since I want to get up on the damn wakeboard this summer unlike last summer so its a goal to work towards.

What I’m Craving

  • Baskin Robins Ice Cream
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Muchboos Laham
  • Strawberry Cheese Cake
  • Candies Chocolate Cake Tube Ice Cream