Monday, 31 December 2012

Adieu 2012

It’s that time of the year where people around the world are making resolutions, spending time with family and partying like there is no tomorrow. I am no different except for the partying bit.2012 has been a remarkable year for me with lots of hits and misses. The biggest hit being a mom to the most beautiful girl in the universe. This bundle of joy has made my life complete.  It was a year of rejuvenation, be it health and fitness or career. It has also been a year of realizing that I have become bitter inside about certain relationships, which I shouldn’t.  I am grateful for all the gifts that I have, be it lovely parents, a loving husband, an amazing sister, lovely friends and co-workers. Thank you God for all this and more.  I will miss you 2012
This poem was sent to me on women’s day and so at the dawn of 2013 I aspire to be this person,  I want to be her  ,”pulled for the long haul”
WHY WOMEN ARE SO SPECIAL . . .
 Mum and Dad were watching TV when Mum said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed."
She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry.

She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the excursion and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her bag.
 Mum then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night Solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.
Dad called out, "I thought you were going to bed." "I'm on my way," she said. She put some water into the dog's dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on.
She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and radios, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.
Wonder why women live longer...?
'CAUSE THEY ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL....... and they can't die sooner, they still have things to do!!!!

I surely have lots to do and still look super hot. 2013  will be the year so wishing all out there a Happy and Prosperous 2013

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Back to Blogging and Sharing my Wins

It’s been a while since I blogged  so this post is a recap of all the happenings  from the last time I blogged about quitting Body Revolution. First was the vacation, we were spending the time at my hubby dearest’s parents’ home. It’s this quaint town up north of the country, the beautiful valley, Dehradun. The vacation itself was good with some amazing sightseeing.
 Now about the fitness regime, I had planned to add an assortment of exercises, but none of that happened.  The good part was that I ate well, had a lot of exercise doing house chores which included climbing stairs innumerable times with princess in tow. The results of that was an amazing loss of 10lbs and reaching my halfway mark of weight loss journey. Also lots of inch loss which meant fitting it quite a bit of my pre-pregnancy clothes. There were trousers that I couldn’t get past my thigh, which I slid into easily and buttoned up with no bulges.
After the vacation I wanted to get back to my workouts, but life and laziness got in-between. Eventually I was back on track, which included running and starting my second round of Body Revolution.  I have developed a love for running which I am surprised about, it is refreshing to run in the park. I am using the Endomondo app to track my running. This is also my way to prepare for the half marathon in March. This week is the first week of Body revolution Round 2. I have upped my weights this time and each workout kicks ass and leaves sore muscles. I have also added some extra Abs workout ( Ab ripper X) on every alternate day because that’s the area that needs most working out on.
That’s about the workouts, apart from that career wise I have plan to be a cost accountant so have enrolled for ICWA . It involves delving into a subject I am completely clueless about, Accounts, but what’s life without challenges. Also I have a little proving to do to myself  and hubby dearest that I still have it in me to score well in any game be it life or studies.
On a different note we celebrated Princess’s first birthday on the 22nd of this month. We dint want to have a huge party because, one kids are cranky in a crowd and second I wanted princess to be happy on her first birthday. So it was just hubby, my parents, our close friends and me for a small Pooja at home.  It was nice and princess was super happy messing around with the cake. Time flies and every time I look at my daughter I wonder she is already one, the next I know we will be shopping around for prom dresses. They grow so fast, especially daughters, it’s a little scary at times. A year of being a mom has been wonderful and princess you make my world complete.
This blog has been a little longish but I just wanted to bring you all up to speed . You will so more of me in the coming days