The Time is Now

My biggest achievement this week was going back to the gym. Only I know how much I missed it! The whole ‘let your body recover after delivery’ was literally killing me. But then that was also (very) important. I was doing home workouts here and there (like 1 to 2 times a week – when the baby was napping – or when I was not sleep deprived) however, that wasn’t enough for me. I wasn’t feeling the ‘burn’. So I finally decided it was time to go back to the gym. I wasn’t able to focus properly at home workouts. Something or other kept needing my attention so the workouts were interrupted quite a few times. So I did it. I signed up for a gym membership. Going back to the gym really hit the spot for me. It was awesome! The energy, the sound of iron hitting the floor, the atmosphere, seeing other people smashing their workouts is really what motivates me! I love working out with like minded people.
And frankly speaking this one hour of break from ‘mommying’ is really doing me good. It feels good to be out, doing something for my self which is not baby related and then coming back home feeling energized and refreshed. Bonus – keeping my body in good shape and health helps me be the best version of myself.

Summer (as always) arrived early in Orlando. My dresses and shorts are already in circulation. This summer I’m looking forward to dress up in lots of cotton, loose dresses and bright colors. Who’s with me?

Dress: New York & Company | Shoes: Bandolino | Watch: Fitbit Blaze

Crisp Mornings

Who ever told me that Florida does not experience Fall season, literally lied. On my face. Ofcourse we are not talking about leaves shedding or turning orange, red and yellow. All I’m saying is the weather has changed. The wind is crisp, the mornings and evenings are very, very pleasant. You can still do without layers and have fun out in the open. That’s all I ever wanted. A break from the heat. And now I have it. Thank you God!  🙂
After spending major part of my pregnancy during the hot and humid months, this pleasant change in the weather is a big relief.
Embracing black lace (and my handsome husband 😉 ) on the blog today.

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Dress: Macy’s (last worn here) | Boots: LifeStride | Bag: H&M

Kept for Ages

Writing this post on Friday evening sitting in my living room overlooking at the lake in our apartment complex which is currently filled to the brim! Hurricane Matthew has (thankfully) passed us and the weather is much stable now. The rain has stopped though it is still crazy windy outside. And if you are wondering, we are safe. Though (as expected) there are after-effects of the storm, I’m thankful to God that people are safe and the worst is over. It was one crazy day, if you ask me! I’ve never experienced anything like this before. Let’s just say nothing stands close to mother nature.
On today’s outfit – Again wearing a dress which has been hanging in my closet for a long time. I still have some left to use during this pregnancy  ;). Minimalism is my jam! Oh and these booties are so, so comfortable. Bought these on a whim while circling the aisles of a DSW store in my city. Love the color and the flat sole (which is kind of a necessity now-a-days considering my swollen belly).

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Dress: Asos | Booties: Crown Vintage via DSW (same) | Bag: Steve Madden | Sunglasses: Aldo | Watch: Fossil

The Real Story

The first thought that came in to my mind when I woke up today was (after spending the whole night rolling in bed, changing sides just to find that ‘one’ comfortable position) – ‘When people (or other women for that matter) learn about your pregnancy, nobody tells you about the real sh*t that happens during these (never ending) 9 months. All they do is congratulate you, and tell you what an amazing journey you are on.’
How deceiving! But I’ll tell you like it is. I won’t sugarcoat it.
Every month of these 9 months is different. And it keeps getting harder. Now that my 3rd trimester has started, I’ve been experiencing ailments which I did not even know existed. And I keep asking my mother, did you go through this as well, did you have these pains as well, or am I the only odd one..?? Of course, then she assures me, all this is normal and she went through these discomforts as well. This makes me come back to my original question, why does no one ever talk about it? Yes, I do like surprises, but not of these kinds! smh…
Yes, the result may be rewarding.. but the journey.. ehh.. not so much!
Moving on…
Continuing with my babymoon series from our Chicago vacation. It was a nice sunny afternoon that we spent outdoors just city surfing. Wearing a regular Shift dress from Old Navy.

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Dress: Old Navy | Necklace: Marshalls | Bag: Violet Ray Mila via DSW | Sandals: Sam Edelman