Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Soing Of The Week....

This weeks song of the week that has me hitting replay over and over again has to be:

Kid Ink: Time Of Your Life



This song for me just keeps me mellow, has the power to get me hyped, but I prefer to listen to this song in my alone time so I can do whatever I want to it. What makes this song what it is, definately is Kid Ink's Simple but effective flow, this flow gets you to that position where you personally sit and reminisce about our special times (which we probably all regard as the times of our lifes). Im a person who certainly loves his music and love the chance to sit and listen to new artists, Kid Ink isnt well known in England but I definately think if you love rap/hip hop music he is one to give 5 minutes of your time to. He has just recently released his debut album Up and Away on June 12 2012 and was a featured artist on the 2012 XXL Magazine Freshman Class. Hope you enjoy the song and the album.










Kid Ink Album can be downloaded from Itunes for £5.99.



ENJOY

Friday, 6 July 2012

Time To Move..... Playstation Move


The technological innovation in gaming has reached new heights, for me nothing comes close to a good game where all my troubles and stress can be released. Whether its in Fifa 12, and im playing as Arsenal and Pumpelling Manchester United 8-2 for last seasons disastrous start to the season, or if its this summer the issues with Robin Van Persie and selling him, gaming is a cool and therapeutic method in this day an age. Therefore me stumbling across the playstation move and these addictive games has added a new level in admoration for the developers at sony.If you never seem to be able to get out of the house and off to the gym, then I recommend the Move Fitness game, its very affordable and surprisingly very affective. Theres a vast amount of different exercises in this game, from jumping jacks to sparing in boxing, from shooting hoops to side lunges, theres a definately enough choice for everyone. If your body conscious and find it hard to go to the gym, but you love to dance, then Dancestar Party and Move Fitness will get you having fun exercising, and more importantly boost self confidence and make it easier for you to make the step to enter the gym. I chose to purchase the Dancestar Party also because of night outs with friends, this game can definately be a great way to get people laughing (ESPECIALLY WITH MY FRIENDS). I also bought The Fight because of the effectiveness of throwing some punches, and seeing someone crumble under the force of my punches to me and for most guys will makes for a fun work out. So I recommend trying these games out

Game Prices vary but can be purchased from Game and all major retailers

Dancestar Party (PS3)= http://www.game.co.uk/en/dancestar-party-153047?pageSize=20&searchTerm=dancestar%20party

Playstation Move Motion Controller= http://www.game.co.uk/en/playstation-move-motion-controller-45096?pageSize=20&searchTerm=playstation%20move%20controllers

The Fight= http://www.game.co.uk/en/the-fight-lights-out-48455?pageSize=20&searchTerm=the%20fight

Move Fitness= http://www.game.co.uk/en/move-fitness-153057?pageSize=20&searchTerm=move%20fitness

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Olivia Olivia Olivia

Thursday the 28th of June, 'the family' was invited for a meal on the house at an Italian restaurant in Norway called Olivia. First time I went to Olivia I was very disappointed with the food and the lack of customer service. Initially we went there to celebrate my birthday late and celebrating that Kristin (my girlfriend) and her sister had finished their bachelor degrees. My sister-in-law was appalled by the bad and cold food as well as a waitor that did not care the slightest about his customers, so she e-mailed the restaurant to explain the situation. The restaurant e-mailed her back to apologise, and invited us to come back and eat a meal including wine and beverages for free. The evening was filled with Prosecco, Red wine, Disaronno for myself and a range of amazing Italian dishes. It started off with multiple trays of different types of hams and

salami's, foccaccia bread, garlic  dressing, olives and green pesto. Meanwhile eating these starters we where still being showered with all types of wine (and dissaronno for me). The Italian tradition suggests that after the starters you are supposed to eat Pizza, a pre main course. We got three large Italian pizza's filled with spicy scampi and beef, another spicy chicken with cheese sauce onions, and a ham based pizza full of a variety of parma hams. The main course included entrecote with baked potatoes and green beans, cod with baked potatoes and cream sauce, pressed veal rolled in breadcrumbs and spices and served with potatoes and rocket. These three meals where served in huge dishes, more than enough for the five of us. After this humungous main course we were stuffed to the max, but  Cappucinos and Ea variety of desserts were served (pannacotta, chocolate sufflé, Tiramisu and several types of ice creams including white chocolate, MY FAVOURITE!!). The desserts were served with espresso's and cappucino's. A once in a lifetime experience. Great food, Great personell and Great atmosphere! I highly recommend this restaurant, however go to the Olivia restaurant in 'Bogstadveien, Majorstuen'!











Saturday, 30 June 2012

Common Law


Common law



A programme that is taking america by storm, with great ratings and a cast that on the common eye might not seem that star studded, but the chemistry between these two Michael Ealy and Warren Kole, in my opinion will make for this show to be a huge hit. These two are the finest detectives in the robbery homocide department for the LAPD, with a long 7 year history of working together comes a lot of disagreements and childish behaviour on both parts. This is key to what makes this show a great watch, great one liners and replies make this programme family safe, and enjoyable.The show centres on these twos dysfunctional relationship which threatens to hinder their work, which causes their captain to register them for a weekly mandatory counselling session, but it is because of their dysfunctional relationship usually leads them to the criminal and the solving of the case. This show airs on fridays in america on CBS and worldwide dates havent been released as of yet.

I rate this show 4.5 out of 5 and i am immensely confident you all will like this programme.

Enjoy

Monday, 25 June 2012

Update .... :)

Quite a while has passed since my last post and during that time life has changed drastically. My girlfriend and I have since moved to Norway. The move to Norway wasn't easy, packing down a whole house that you have lived in for 3 years isn't easy as well as travelling with 7 suitcases, but we managed; Thank God. Living in Norway is a big culture change to the rush and the chaos of living in london. After moving to Oslo I have experienced things that I imagined never doing. I got the oppurtunity of going to a tiny island called 'Koster' in Sweden. A small island surrounded by white beaches, with no cars (it is actually illegal to drive on the island) so we had to either bicycle or walk, we lived in small houses and the island was filled with tiny fish and shellfish restaurants. Back in Oslo I got to experience history being written, whilst standing outside the courtroom in Oslo 'Tinghuset' while the Anders Behring Breivik case was taking place, a horrible terrorist that murdered innoncent people at 'Utøya' and in the governement building. I have gone sightseeing in Oslo, shopping, barbequeing, learning Norwegian and applying for jobs.

























I will be keeping you updated on my life in a foreign country and the exciting things I have yet to experience.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

UFC Undisputed 3


When I purchased this game yesterday I had already heard all the hype behind it. After playing the previous one, where you didnt know if you was going to get out of a submission attemp and subsequently lost games you were winning, I made sure I asked the guy over the counter if this glitch was fixed, and to my delight it was. so I took my card out and 'presto' in my bag it went. I must say the hype behind it isn't all untrue it is an amazing game, graphics are phenomenal, game play is so realistic and the feeling after handing someones ass to them: 'priceless'. If you like fighting games definitely this is my number one reccomendation.

You can purchase this game from all major game retailers and online at : www.game.co.uk

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

A Successful Trip to IKEA



The day went really quickly in the hours up to going to Ikea, but as soon as we stepped foot in the building it was as if time stood still. The sun was out when we entered but the sun soon disappeared and turned into clouds. We managed to get the essentials; hangers, baskets and mainly new bedsheets. There's one thing that no man can survive and thats a womans insistive voice : We should get this, we should get that, after a while we all just get broken down by it all. So after getting those essentials we both were quite hungry, so we hit the swedish food market and got some meatballs, and ate a nice meal. My meal was a beautifully cooked piece of duck with some fries and Kristin ate her way through some meatballs and mashed potatoes. All in all, I retured victorious.

Ikea Is The Destination ....


As the alarm went off this morning I knew the inevitable was going to happen : The trip to Ikea, all the men I have known who has ever stepped foot in this legendary place, has never survived the boredom that all succumb too. So as we need stuff for the house, I must lend a hand because I am the brave knight who must come to my damsels rescue. Wish me luck today people :)










Monday, 20 February 2012

Fashion Tip To Start The Week.....

So for this weeks fashion tip, i have pointed out colognes. I know for majority of us guys not putting on cologne is a once in a blue moon issue but I know many who ask me what cologne do I think is amazing. So on that note I have suggested a cologne thats changed my life, I can safely say I am addicted!
I love colognes, currently I have roughly 11 different colognes at my disposal when you reach those types of numbers it gets hard to choose a favourite. But never mind I am here to recommend a cologne i find simple perfect in its depths.

That cologne is Givenchy Play:


Givenchy Play is my pick of colognes currently on the market. I love the sweet smell that comes with it, a smell that shouts 'Oh Yeah' but also gives that feeling of: he smells sweet but good. In jamaiaca where i'm from, a man that smells sweet means that the ladies fall at his feet for 2 reasons:1 he takes care of himself and 2: he obviously values how he is percieved by others. So this cologne is certainly my number 1 recommendation :)

Saturday, 18 February 2012

My Mini Shopping Spree ...


I decided to have a day off from gym yesterday which resulted in me joining my girlfriend and bestfriend to Brent Cross for a little shopping spree. Although it was a Thursday the shopping center was packed with children and their parents because of half term this week. I was only joining the girls to have some fun, but ended up with a sweater (from H&M) and a new pair of trainers that I have wanted for a while now (Reebok Real Flex Running Trainers, from Locker Room).  We ended up eating at Nando's to fuel up on some energy before shopping. We shopped non stop for two hours and ended the day at Starbucks laughing and joking about.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Popeye Has Spinache, I Have OMni Mx ......


With going to the gym comes a responsibility to eat correctly. My eating habits have changed drastically because of this project. There are products that I would recommend everyone to try if they have the same goals as I have, and these are:

SCI Mx Omni Mx Hardcore Protein Shake

If you want results, then you don't need to look any further than this protein shake, it has an amazing taste (tastes like milkshake when mixed with milk). The shake gives you fast results if you also work hard in the gym and eat a healthy diet. I chose the 4kg Chocolate flavour, but there are many flavours you can choose from. You can purchase this shake from
Any Health Mantra stores or online at: http://www.healthmantra.co.uk/sci-mx?zenid=kdhf9ilj35g3mlb2dms76ar5g3

Yakult/ Benecol

When my morning starts so does my morning rituals. I drink Yakult and Benecol everyday, because I feel good knowing i've had my vitamins, my shake, and my Yakult/Benecol in the mornings. Personally i've come to notice that Yakult has a funny taste, but the good thing is you do get used to it. Benecol Is much more on the creamy 'healthier milkshake' taste so it is really easy to drink, so you wont have any nasty surprise putting that to your mouth for the first time.You can purchase Benecol and Yakult from all major stores in England.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Diet Day 2



Woke up  8:00am

Breakfast: 8.00am total calories = 435kcals
2 scrambled eggs, 2 Smoked Back Bacon w 1 Laughing Cow Wedge, 1 Slice White Bread w  Lurpak lightly salted Butter, 400ml Whole Milk, Benecol Strawberry Yogurt Drink
Centrum Advanced Vitamin, Cod Liver Oil.

Snack Total Calories = 533kcals
 Sci Mx Omni Mx Hardcore 1/2 Serving w Whole Milk 400ml

Lunch: Total Calories = 493kcals
Baked Chicken Thigh w Skin, 100 g, Butter Brioche Loaf, 500ml Water

Snack:Total Calories = 563kcals (45MINS BEFORE GYM) (1L water at gym)
Sci Mx Omni Mx 3 scoops serving w Whole Milk 400ml.


Snack: Total Calories = 563kcals (WITHIN 20MINS AFTER GYM)

Sci Mx Omni Mx 3 scoops serving w Whole Milk 400ml.

Dinner: Total Calories = 517kcals
Homecooked Traditional Persian Lamb Curry w 120g White Basmati Rice, 500ml Water

Snack Total Calories = 117kcals

Kinder Happy Hippo Bar

2 litres Of Water


Total calories for the day 3,221


His Name Is Jackson...




As I wake up today the memory of my sorely loved dog Jackson has flashed back to mind, but not in the best of thoughts. As I wake up my thoughts bring me back to how we had to give him up because of his bladder problem and his inability to be house-trained. It was sad the day we had to give him up but it had to be done. In the time we had him it made me realise that dogs are truly a mans best friend. :) 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

1st day back in the gym

As I explained in my previous post, fitness is mye current and largest project on my blog. Fitness with all it includes are my biggest passion and finally after recovering from illness and certain happenings in my life I am back in the gym and back to blogging. There are hundreds of fitness blogs and homepages online, however this blog presents real people, real excersise routines, reachable goals and my perception of fitness as well as my results.
Sunday was my first day back in the gym for 3 months and my motto when it comes to the gym is 'Go Hard Or Go Home' so Sunday was not any different. I'm guessing every athlete or person that excersises regularly knows how hard it is to get back into the gym after a long break.

Here is a part of Sunday's workout:

Firstly I stretched all my muscles so my body was prepared for the session, further on: a jog on the treadmill on the speed of 7.8 for 3 minutes (to warm up) and then I proceeded with my attempt of cardio, which lasted 11minutes on speed 10.0. I found it exceptionally challenging today, I experienced coughing and shortness of breath but that didnt stop me.

Pull ups:



This exercise is one of my favourite ones because it works not only the upper back muscles, but depending on your grip, it can also work your biceps and, with a wider grip, it can work your latissimus dorsi (the side muscles on your back) and most of your rotator cuff muscles. After my 6th rep I realised how far i have to go to get back to the place I was when I enjoyed them. The pain was hard but I enjoy the burn. My first set finnished with 12 reps, my second 10 and my final set 8.


Incline Bench:
I started off with 65kg with 12 reps, my 2nd set: 75kg, 10 reps and on my final set i raised it to 95kg and did 8 reps. This process of raising the weight each time gives me a greater challenge, so I thrive on that to push myself.


Hamstring extension machine:

 I can safely say that I hate this machine and this is one of my worst exercises. but working all parts of the body evenly is just as important as balancing a healthy diet and a good nights rest after workouts. I did 10x3 sets with 55kg. Remember: it is better to do a clean full movement on the exercise on a low weight, than half the motion in a higher weight. 

Quadracep extension machine:

I carried myself after the last exercise over to the quadracep extension machine, and this is one of my favourite machines, because coming from a footballing background I naturally have strong quadraceps. 1st set: 75kg, 12 reps, 2nd set: 85kg, 10 reps, 3rd set: 95kg, 8 reps.




With this being my first session in the gym after my illness, I felt quite faint so I finished the session off with two more excerises. I ended the session with a chest excersise; 1st set: 65kg, 10 reps, 2nd set: 85kg, 10 reps and 95kg, 8 reps.

Anyone with the same excersise program as me?