Cocooned

Feels good to be back. I think of blogging almost daily, but then life happens. And then taking care of this body is an extra effort altogether. So much has changed since my last post. My Baby Shower happened. I entered third trimester of this pregnancy. Countdown has begun; 10 weeks left for my bubby to arrive! Just the thought gives me thrills! The anxiety of being a mother, the sleepless nights waiting for me, the love at first sight with my mini human – how can I not wait anxiously! Frankly, I’m scared too. This isn’t going to be easy (or fun) all the time, but I don’t care. When I feel the baby move and kick, all these fears vanish somehow. The motherly instincts are slowly kicking in.. 😉
Wearing a cocoon dress from Old Navy, which (again) is not a maternity dress. Just a regular dress with lots of room to accommodate my basketball belly!
P.S. 30 weeks pregnant today!

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Dress: Old Navy | Shoes: Nike | Bag: same as here

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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

Crisp Mornings

I love these crisp Fall mornings we are having here lately, which is also the best time to go for a run! The incredible feeling when my lungs get filled with fresh, fall, crisp morning air – Oh! My whole day gets better. Fall, oh Fall, why can’t you stay forever..

The other day I was talking to my husband and I told him (actually put my foot down), that when we build our dream home, it should have a gym of my own, and no it can’t be in the garage or in the basement. I want a proper ventilated gym! Yes. Generally I like to workout in the open (because I do a lot of HIIT stuff), and hit the gym only when I have to lift weights. I even installed a door way pull up bar at home a month back. Not only that, I keep free weights and a yoga mat handy in my Car trunk (so that I can workout anywhere, if I want to)! Fitness is an obsession, a way of life now. I don’t think I can ever go back to being the same girl I used to be in school (who used to sit at the corner and watch while others used to play in the field). This journey has been great! Umm.. I am still not where I ‘want’ to be! But, what is the point in being satisfied with where you are, we all should set high (achievable) goals for ourselves. And I have a long way to go, my friends. But the plus side is I feel I am getting younger every day (no kidding)! 🙂

Read more fitness related posts here

Here, jazzing up a plain black maxi with a denim waist jacket, wedges and big earrings!

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Dress: Old Navy | Jacket: Papaya | Wallet: Aldo | Sandals: DSW | Earrings: Mexico | Watch: Fossil

Memorizing

I feel so liberated. So free. So much comfortable. Now I wonder why did I never ever cut my hair this short before! May be I wasn’t too sure if I would look good.. But then, one day I thought, who cares if it looks good or not, I like short hair, (I literally stare at women with short hair.. admiring them), I want it and so I am going to get it. Nobody can stop me. And then rest is history.

Well, to be honest, I am still getting used to looking in the mirror and seeing myself like this (not that I don’t like it, in fact I love it)! Though I know that I look totally different now. It;s funny that I still dream of myself with bob length hair. It happens, you know… your mind takes it’s own time to memorize a face/image. It doesn’t happen that quick!
Umm.. just like you always picture your old school friends the way they looked back in school. No matter, if they are married now, have kids, look different, gained weight or lost hair… when you close your eyes and think of them, you (most often than not) would imagine them just like they looked back then (unless you meet them regularly and seen their physical appearance transition in front of you). Well, that is because that image is kind of printed in your memory. Undoubtedly, I need to memorize my own hair, or else I won’t recognize if I ever saw myself in a dream 😉

On the outfit front, this blouse is old and so are the shorts. These shorts are 4 years old actually, and they were sitting in the ‘give away’ pile for almost 2 years because they didn’t fit me anymore, but for some reason I never gave them away. That day, I was going through my ‘give away’ pile to see if something catches my interest (again..!!) and found these shorts. I thought, ehh.. there is no harm in giving them a try one last time and guess what – they fit!!! Now, they are back in my closet 🙂

Doesn’t if feel awesome when a pair of old jeans/dress/ fit again?!! #winwin

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Top: Gap (old) | Shorts: Old Navy | Sandals: Steve Madden | Bag: Coach | Watch: Fossil