So here we are,my wife and I,traveling. We got 3 hours of sleep last night,woke up at 5 am,got ready and headed out with our luggage. 20130528-111203.jpg


We left at 6:15 am and didn’t arrive at JFK till 8am.

The check in desk opened at 9 am, we weighed our luggage at home last night,then this morning before they opened. The Rules are each passenger is allowed 50 lbs each luggage,which should be 32 inches long I believe,like a duffle bag. We brought 9 bags with each one weighing 65 lbs each just incase something was a little over or not. Good thing I lift weights because these bags were insanely light,everyone was looking at me as if I had super strength haha.
Saliha and I said our tearful goodbyes to everyone & went through security. I’m not surprised on how overpriced everything is,all these fancy expensive stores,even the snack stands were charging $3 for a bottled water! I was going to buy those neck pillows but they costed $32 so I figured I’ll live haha. I was so relieved to see one of these though:


Everything’s charged,thanks to all of you for saying good bye,you are all in our prayers, we will update you once we land in Turkey at 5am their time InshaAllah.


Day 20 cutting diet

May 22, 2013

So I’m on day 20 of the cutting diet,lost about 6 lbs. I will be flying out to Istanbul,Turkey on the 28th if this month. Then from there I will go straight to Kabul,Afghanistan. It will be after 5 years,this time I will be prepared with my 64g iPhone 5 and 64g iPad mini. Sometimes I close my eyes and I’m telling everyone that I meet that Afghanistan went by so fast,45 days was a blur & now it’s Ramadan again. This Ramadan will be the best,can’t wait to start and be at peace with myself while fulfilling my duties. I will start Ramadan in Afghanistan,I stars I believe July 8th this year,we will be landing back home on the 14th. InshaAllah we will complete Ramadan together.


I also shipped to Afghanistan my supplements from, of course I’ll be training there while eating 6 times a day,walking miles to and from the gym & all the food is natural,healthy & organic.





Day 2 cutting diet

May 2, 2013

Got a good leg workout in with a friend of mine. He hasn’t lifted before so it was good to show him the ropes. He said he definitely feels it today so that means training him worked. I just got my 15 lbs NASM book to study, it talks about training,muscles,dieting and foods. It’ll help me pass the qualification exam and have me be certified as a personal trainer. What I really want to learn is how to make a diet,what factors go into it,what’s needed to calculate it. I know everyone’s different & there’s a lot to learn but in the one month in Kabul will give me plenty of time to read,learn and prepare.


Day 1 cutting diet

May 1, 2013

So today is day one of the cutting diet. It’s not a diet where all of a sudden I limit my calories and carbs,if I did that then my body would not appreciate that and most likely I would lose muscle.
Here are some shots to start with,also I am at 10% body fat:



Here is how much calories I burned today:

Also yes I got a new polar FT80 watch because my old one finally died completely. We had a good run but this design is more bad ass.




So far the only things that were changed in my diet were how much almond butter I can have, the Karbolyn amount & olive oil amount. We will see how this week goes,also I am doing 30 min cardio either before my breakfast or right after my workout.

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