Category Archives: Women

Flaunt the ring, GAME OVER!!!!

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When you sent me the invite saying “GAME OVER” I was wondering whose game is over, yours or the one marrying you (pun intended)
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You’re getting married??? Really, unbelievable!!! I still can’t get over the fact that in a few days you will be Mrs. R.

Well, actually I dread the poor guy’s situation. Imagine bearing with your nautanki for the rest of his life, phew!! Poor K may have to take marriage survival lessons to withstand your “drama”, he has no idea what he is getting himself into ๐Ÿ˜›

Jokes apart, I wish marriage gets you a Lil more sane, but I love the insane you also. You can light up even a dull moment, so Mr.K is really lucky to have you in his life (see you have your brownie points as well) ๐Ÿ™‚

And seriously, please stop showing us your back man, like SERIOUSLY!!!! Hope you get to shake your “TOOH” at your own wedding at least ๐Ÿ˜›

Love you with all my heart and I wish you only the best out of Wedlock! A big bear size hug!

Running Day 7 – The Road Ahead!

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Yesterday I was telling my younger brother, I may not attend the wedding of a close friend. He asked me why, I said I have my Running Training going on and I don’t want to skip it. His eyes popped out. My younger brother has been pushing me for god knows how many years to get fit and watch myself. I kept telling him, yeah you’ll see the transformation in the next 6 months, blah, blah, blah which of-course never happened. So yesterday, for a couple of minutes he acted like a storm had hit us. His reaction was really??? I said “yeah” I am serious.

So todays training was a 3k run along with a swim. I was happy today cuz I was able to run a lil extra than yesterday. It’s a small achievement, but small steps lead you to bigger ones right! Being Monday, I was thinking what the week ahead will lie in front of me. After reaching work due to reasons best known to me I was frustrated. I decided to take a post lunch off and visit a friend.She is a runner herself wanted to go drop off the TCS 10K forms nearby and go watch a film.BTW I signed up for the TCS 5.7K run, yeh now lets see how that goes. We watched this really cute film called “2States”, thoroughly enjoyed the film. In this whole process of starting to run and train, I found it funny, but I started to lose my appetite. Normally I am a poor eater but I love food and enjoy good food. I just don’t feel hungry or feel the need to eat. So yesterday I hadn’t eaten the whole day, but I was still energetic and fine. Really weird and wrong on so many levels.

I realized yesterday that it’s been a week since I started running training and all I’ve spoken to anybody is and only about “Running”, I was warned but yes its “Addictive”

Also, I learnt a lesson today if you know something about anything or anybody just “SHUT UP”. Don’t open your mouth and keep it to yourself, its the best solution and keeps you out of trouble. PERIOD!

Running Day 6 – The Road Ahead!

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Today I did a short run and then swam for 45minutes. There was a Running Induction Workshop being organised at IIM-B. So my afternoon was completely booked for the session.

In between getting ready to go for the workshop and all I was having a conversation with a really close friend who felt ridiculous that everything comes with a price tag. I found it strange, cuz I am a strong beleiver that when a price tag is attached to anything you tend to value it more. It can be anything be it a workshop you may be attending or the gym or anywhere else, it may cost you 10bucks or 10lakhs but when you pay for something you realise the value of it more. You tend to take the matter/situation more seriously when you pay for it.

The founder of Art of Living always says never give anything for free, make people pay for it then its value increases. Think about it!

Coming back to the workshop, it was a learning experience. We tend to think we know it all but there are so many things we are not aware of. It was an eyeopener and a totally knowledgeable experience.

Love and Laughter always

Running Day 5 – The Road Ahead!!!

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Soo yesterday was the training session with the group again. I look forward to these group sessions,ย  its so much fun and really motivating. I like this group, they are fun to train with, for a beginner like me its a great team to train with.

Yesterday, our Trainers Motherย  had come to train with us, a really sweet Aunty. I was shocked when she told me her age, cuz firstly she didn’t look one bit her age and secondly she was so full of life and motivation. Also she rides a cycle, how cool can that be huh?? I haven’t touched a cycle after school, now that’s another story.

Aunty came along with me yesterday while I was running and all throughout my run she kept encouraging me ” You’re doing well” “Keep it up” ” Don’t give up”. I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s session.

So I ran/walked a total of 3k yesterday and then did stretches for 30minutes. After my run,got back home and went for a swim with the husband. It was so relaxing. I slept for the whole afternoon and towards the evening I started feeling a lil sick. It was like I was in a trance state, the way you feel when you’re high! I could feel my head spinning, felt dehydrated and my whole body was aching. I was present physically but my mind was somewhere else. I guess I was really tired, I don’t know but I felt weird.

Love and Laughter always

Running Day 4 – The Road Ahead!

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Today I had to do a brisk walk for 6kms. Thanks to my muscle pain I had to just walk for 30mins. But I didn’t want to. See, I am stubborn that way. When I make up my mind to acheive something I really push myself off limits to prove myself right! It may not be the right thing to do but I said it I can be a “Stubborn Machine”

So I ran today for 30mins and then walked for another 30mins, totally ended up covering 6kms. After that I did Cassey Ho’s thighs and arms workout. Right now my body feels like jelly I can’t even laugh cuz it hurts in the stomach but I am not complaining.

It’s Good Friday and its supposed to be a holiday but we decided to work today and take an off tomorrow. Instead I decided not work today as well, my mother-in-law is visting so I thought let me spend some time at home.

Happy Good Friday everyone and Thank God it’s Friday again ๐Ÿ™‚

Love and Laughter always

Running Day 3-The Road Ahead!

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Yesterday while I was running I hurt myself pretty bad. I was already experiencing a lot of soreness and muscle pain but this was rock bottom for me. I continued running and then went to vote. Though it was a holiday everywhere in the city I was working yesterday.

All through the day I was pretty irritated. I had a weird feeling like something within me was waiting to explode. There was no particular reason but I was pretty much feeling in the dumps yesterday. Somewhere towards the end of the day I happened to mention to someone close that I signed up for a half marathon and I’ve started training. I was looking for a “Wow, you can do it” sorta of a reaction but I got a”Smirk, really let’s see how far you keep up with it”. That hit me, like solidly hit me. I didn’t react, I kept calm but I knew it pinched me within.

I came back home and was quiet. I went and slept for a while cuz I was really tired but I couldn’t close my eyes. The feeling you have when you lift maybe a 50kg and above dumbell I felt that way, heavy! My eyes were welling up with tears but I didn’t know why!

I got up and decided I wanted to run. My legs were hurting but I wanted to do it. So I ran for half and hour and while running I brokedown. Even now I don’t know why I cried but let me tell you I felt really good after the run.

Maybe what hit me was ” I cannot do it and will give up eventually”, I really have no idea!

Like I had mentioned in my earlier post I don’t know what I want to acheive by running but I guess I found my answer yesterday. I want to prove everyone wrong, I want to prove everyone who thinks I take my health and fitness lightly, I want to prove that I will get fit, I want to prove that I am committed and lastly I want to prove that I will not give up!

Love and Laughter always

Happy Birthday N – My Person

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Sometimes you have that person who may not be related to you by the family tree but is still family, someone you call “your person”, someone whom you call “your best friend”

We met at our graduate college orientation and the minute she knew I was from Mumbai too she jumped in excitement. She was talking like a dime to the dozen and in my head I was like “how much does she talk”.

I don’t know how we hit it off but in a matter of few weeks we became rock solid. Both of us were poles apart in personalities, she hated fashion I sweared by brands, she hated makeup I swore by MAC, she hated going out I was always out, she was the one with a blue-print brain and lets not talk about me. She slept diligently by 9 everyday and I was a night owl party hopping from one place to another. Yes, but there was one thing common anyone rubbed us on the wrong side we would give even ROCK competition and we never shyed away from speaking our minds. Like they say you may not be similar but still there is something that binds a relationship.

You’re “my person” because we are on the same team, we have our own language, because I know you will tell me what to do even if it is to shut the hell up, because even if you’re busy you will still do a tab check on me, you listen to all my crazy moments, you hear me complain about life and everything and still have my back, because we don’t have to say anything to understand each other, because family need not be blood related,ย  because only we understand what we do, because you are “YOU” and you’re “my person” no one else is.

Happy B’day N …. may all the candles you blow today bring you wonderful surprises all through the year and God bless always. I love you and miss you. Happiness and love always

Love and Laughter always

You’ve grown younger by a year!

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There are very few Women who inspire me in my Life one is my Mom and another one of them is my Aunt. We often joke that we are a crazy family. As a kid I always looked forward to the letters she wrote to me sitting 4000miles away. Thanks to whatsapp now I keep bugging her most of the time.

Jokes apart, there are a lot of things I’ve learnt from her in life (I’ve never told her this till date btw). Her value for education and to stand on one’s own feet inspires me to be an independant person every day. She makes me beleive that life isn’t a bed of roses and only hardwork is the key to being successful in everything we do. Her nononsense attitude has taught me not to take anything for granted. Lastly and most importantly I’ve learnt to value education and make the best of it from her.

She inspires me every single day the last being when she did an MBA when I was pursuing mine. In my head I was like oh my gosh what do I need to study next if my aunt is studying at this rate. Today she grows another year younger, I beleive age is a number and as you celebrate your birthday every year you grow younger by a year. Happy B’day Pinny, may you have the best year ahead and keep inspiring everyone around you. (Damn I never knew it would be this tough to write about you ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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Ps: These doodles are a creation of my not so overly talent but still!

Love and Laughter always

Mokka Monday

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The best friend happened to call me and the husband was speaking to her as I was in the middle of some work. Couple of minutes I was frantically searching for something, the husband signals “what happened”

I whisper “I can’t seem to find my damn phone”

He gives a look tht said “u cant be dumber than this can you”

He was talking on my phone with the bestie.

We all had a nice laugh about it later,ย  the bestie thinks I am growing old. Sigh, this is what ageing does to you!!

Beat the Monday Blues.

Ps: It’s okay to be stupid sometimes and to be able to laugh on yourself.

Love and Laughter always