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Birthday month and the goal

Hey fellas, if you are a loyal reader of my blog, it would be surprising to see me write a post this soon! I am surprised too. But I actually have things to write about, so I thought why not. I want to share a few things with you guys. So I have decided to write down them to you.
Well for starters, my birthday month has begun (Happy dance)! Birthdays kinda mean new beginnings to me. Hence I get super excited and try to fix things and improve my life in any possible way. The more writing and attending my blog is one of the things I have decided to do. And I am off to a good start I believe.
Now if you had read my post on FITNESS, I had mentioned that I wanted to lose another 5 kgs for my birthday. Well that hasn’t happened yet! I need to lose 2 more kilos to reach the goal weight I had set for my birthday. So starting from today, I would have 15 days left for my birthday and I intend to lose 2 kilos by then. I may not be successful, but I am going to try. I might lose atleast one kilo and that matters!

This is how I am going to reach my goal-

1. STOP eating junk.
2.Apart from dancing and zumba I am going to go for a morning walk for atleast half an hour.
3.Drink more water.
4.Follow my diet schedule (which I haven’t been following) of cutting my meals into 8 small meals.
5.Take more part in household chores. (every bit counts)
6.As I am kinda jobless these days, I spend a lot of time sitting and watching a hell lot of movies, So for every hour I sit, I would take a small 5 minute walk at home itself. (Remember every bit counts)
7.Follow everything I mentioned above.

So if you want lo lose some weight or have a goal set like me, then you could take some inspiration from above and start. Its never too late for anything. I could be your virtual fitness buddy, and you could be mine.
If you have a few tips then do share.
Lets all together take one step forward towards a healthy life.

I have finally realised this. Have you?

I know its a long road for me. I am nowhere close to my goal weight. But hey I am trying so i wouldn’t regret. Inspire and motivate yourself and please start taking care of yourself. Your body is your temple. Worship it!

Fitness and me!

I have a huge excuse for not blogging. And somehow I dont find it unreasonable at all. To write about style and fashion I need to be inspired. And frankly in Hyderabad there is no inspiration at all! Anyways, I have been contemplating whether to write this post or not. I mean you read the title, its about FITNESS for God’s sake! As you have seen my pictures, you know I am not fit at all. Infact I am not even close to being fit.

Frankly I wasn’t bothered about fitness or weight loss or acne. I am was that kind of girl. I wouldn’t say I was happy, but I was content. But then life took few unexpected turns and made me realise a hell lot of things. It made me realise my own worth. I realised how ignorant I was regarding my ownself. How selfless I was with myself. I knew I had to do something about it, it was high time.

I din’t want anything major happening in life(like losing 20 kgs in 4 months). I have major hormonal imbalances and reducing this much weight easily was not an option for me.When I decided to start working out, I knew its a long road, and the process is going to be slow. I had to be patient and motivated. I am listing a few things which helped me start.

1.MOTIVATION:

I am not the person who can be motivated easily. I needed negative motivation. I convinced myself saying that I am a loser who cannot be bothered to love herself. Frankly this is how I started! I kept looking at myself in the mirror, checked my weight almost everyday. Saw all the pretty clothes which wouldn’t look good on me with all the weight but would look good once I lose weight.My parents gave me a hell lot of negative motivation too. So all in all negative motivation was my go to factor.

2. BALANCED DIET:

I was in hostel for 4 years which means lots of junk and unhealthy food. I did not do any sort of crash dieting   or even detox diet. I started slow. I started with avoiding junk completely. By completely I mean not even once a week Then I started with cutting down on ghee,oil and cheese and them moved on to avoiding carbs as much as possible. Then I consulted a dietician who consulted me to cut my meals into 8 small meals. It was difficult when I started, but then I got used to it. She also advised me to include more fruits and vegetables in the diet to avoid weakness. One major tip, AVOID CARBS AT NIGHT. Its a little difficult, but I am getting there.

3. WORKOUT:

I am not the person who can lose weight by just dieting. It doesn’t help. Dieting only prevents my body from gaining weight, it doesn’t help me lose the 22 years of fat I have stored in my body. So I knew I would have to slog my ass off to lose the over and extra meat in my body. And of course I hate going to the gym. I mean come on who likes it. But I love dancing. I cannot express how much I love dancing. So instead of going to the gym, I started with ZUMBA. While warming up, we do basic exercises. And per session of zumba helped me lose 700 calories, which I think for a starter is pretty decent. Zumba was followed by joining Bollywood dance. So I dance 6 days a week. And that made me lose weight, which in turn helped me gain muscle mass. And the result is my stamina has boosted so much. And from the mid of next month I ll be joining gym to tone my body.

4. COMPLIMENTS:

I complimented myself on losing weight. I appreciated myself for atleast trying if not achieving the goal completely. What also helped me was telling people. I kept bragging to my friends about my weight loss which made me so happy and motivated me to lose more and more. In return my friends keep asking me all the time about my weight loss which motivates me to lose more, so I could brag a li’l more ;).

The above things mentioned was my experience on how by doing small things made me lose little weight. I am not saying it helps a lot. But every small thing counts and the first step is to start. Once you start losing weight, you would actually do things which you wouldn’t do before like going to the gym or skip eating dessert.

So these small tips and tricks helped me lose 16 kgs in 9 months. Its not too much, but its SOMETHING! Its a slow and easy process. I need to lose another 15-20 kgs to get a decent body and I have given myself 10 months time to do that.

My next goal is to lose another 5 kgs by 17 sep (my birthday). Difficult? I don’t think so!

I am going to do this everyday to lose weight. A small fact and inspiration-

If my story has motivated you in any way, do tell me. And if you have a similar story please share with us.

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12.12.12

DISCLAIMER: Lot of ranting is about to happen!

Today, this very day is 12.12.12. And I thought I should do something memorable this day or at least something memorable should happen. But then nothing special is going to happen nor am I expecting anything from anyone. So I thought I shouldn’t let the day just pass by. As you all know I haven’t been blogging since a long time, so I decided to dedicate this day to my blog. Though I’m not showing a lot of love towards it, I love this little thing of mine. I don’t care if people like it or not. I love this baby and wanted to celebrate this day with it.

I’m going through a period of writer’s block, so please excuse all the bull s*** I say.

As it is the ‘twelfth day’ of the ‘twelfth month’ of the ‘twelfth year’ of the 20th century , I would list 12 things, people, trends I loved this year!

I Love…

1. My family and my best friend
2. Ferrero Rocher
3. Floral print trend
4. Oxblood
5. Statement jewellery
6. Black peeptoes
7. Dell laptop
8. Vogue
9. Cat eyes
10. Ian Somerhalder (yeah!)
11. DKNY watch

last but not the least

12. MYSELF

Loving myself is probably the best thing or lesson I have learn’t this year. You cannot love someone truly until you love yourself. And I would advice everyone to first love themselves and you will automatically fall in love with the things around you.






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WAKING UP NOW THAT SEPTEMBER HAS ENDED

September! Yes a crucial month. isn’t it? A month, a time, I never thought I would dread so much. I had hopes in my heart and thoughts on my mind which led me to you. It started with me asking you to show something that I always wanted to see and ended with your denial.

Now that September has ended, should I wake up? Should I think its over? Should I accept its over? Now that September has ended, should I give up on you?

I had imagined our life together, a small family living in a small house but with lots of love and happiness.Now  that September has ended should I wake up? Should I wake up from the beautiful things I had dreamt of? Every moment of the day is spent thinking about you. I have run the knife through my finger, used a conditioner instead of shampoo and what not thinking about you. Should I wake up now that September has ended? I spend nights battling, pushing away my thoughts to a place where they feel extinct. There is not a moment of my life which is not related to you. With you leaving, a part of me has gone. I have lost a major organ of my body, which has paralysed me and is making survival difficult than ever.

I never knew that life without me would have been an easier choice than staying with me and working on us. I just knew one thing, and that was that you loved me. But now that September has ended, should I wake up and believe that I was wrong?

I cannot hate you or can ever stop loving you. But I cannot live my life waiting for you. If you had loved me enough, you would have been there beside me for better or for worse. I believe that you loved me, but I cannot trust that you wont leave me. I don’t know if I can move on or even if I want to move on. A few weeks back, I could see everything clearly, now everything is bizarre. I wont stop myself and wait for you, I ll be walking forward. You have to take effort and walk to me. Just give me a sign and I shall be there.

You will always be in my prayers. I have always wanted your success and happiness. And even though September has ended, I shall not give up on your happiness. Every time you smile, I shall think God has listened to my prayers and is blessing me. So I’m waking up now that September has ended. I’m waking up to a new life. You can either be a part of it or not. The choice is yours.

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WHAT IS APPROPRIATE AND DECENT DRESSING?

As you all know I am not in delhi anymore. I have moved to my hometown which actually is a small town in Tamilnadu. As I have come here, I cannot wear my western clothes! Because its considered ‘ ‘inappropriate’ & ‘indecent’. In this 21st century we still cannot wear what we want. I know how to dress. I shall never wear shorts or skirts to temples or anywhere which might make people uncomfortable. But then when you are actually wearing decent clothes and even then people come and stare at you, what shall one do?
Once I went to buy few vegetables. I was wearing a kurti (which was not even close to being a deep neck) and leggings. An old lady came and adviced me, rather told me in front of a vendor to wear dupatta. I got so furious. I felt like slapping her. But she was old and I did not even tell her anything. She spoilt my image and respect in front a male vendor. That spoilt my image and not me not wearing a dupatta. I cannot wear a burkha and go to places. That’s not who I am. And I have seen a hell lot of tamilians coming and telling north Indian girls to dress properly. I’m sorry if I’m being linguistic, but this is a problem I have been facing since my childhood. Why should somebody bother about a person completely unrelated to you tell you what to and what not to wear. If you want the society to be good and help, then teach your freaking sons and husbands not to stare at girls.
When I was in the market, middle aged fat ass men were staring and making sounds. How cheap is that? I thought south india is safer as there are lesser rape cases when compared to north india. But I realized that these men do not have the balls to rape someone. They can sit and pass comments like idiots. So pissed off!
By this post I just mean to say that where should one draw a line? What does the society expect from a girl? What is dressing appropriately and decently? I seriously need answers!