Just a little time for myself….a little…..

With my wedding just one month away, the stresses are piling on with planning especially since “that guy” just isn’t co-operating very efficiently and I have a very active 7 month old to deal with 24/7. So I’ve decided that at least twice a week I will dedicate a little time to pamper myself. And of course that’s understandable, we all need to make time for a little pampering but I especially do not want of lack of sleep and planning stress to be evident in my appearance on my wedding day! blehh!

Your best friend and even lover can become very bitchy and frustrating when it comes to planning events such as this, so alone time is also recommended lol. However, pampering together is awesome to calm the atmosphere and mend the little cuts and bruises suffered.

My house suddenly has lots of avocados since it is in season so I decided to do an avocado and honey face mask. Also, since I don’t pamper my hair enough, I gave it a little brushing and moisturized it and left it to rest a little for sum lovely curls up in my shower cap.

For a few minutes after, I was embracing the relaxing sensations of “me-time” and then my daughter woke up insisting she gets to me and almost rolls off the bed…BUT of course it was wonderful while it lasted and I had a great time looking at her amazed expression as she gazed upon my new look!

Like, “mom…wth!” lol!!

Best thing is, when she became curious enough to touch it, it was ok for her to do so and lick her fingers after. No worries 😀 it’s all natuuuralllee! 😉

I love this girl!! ❤

Though it was short lived, I savored it and got a smooth, clean face and shiny, curly hair out of it! And!! Fun pictures too!

Avocado&honey mask

 

 

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Insanity to be continued….

Managing to work out before my friend’s wedding, then my cousin’s wedding and even my trip to Tobago was possible and now that I have my own wedding coming up it’s been near impossible to continue!!

It upsets me to the bone but it’s hard when you have a very active 7 month old to look after mostly on your own while tending to your daily chores, planning for a wedding that’s one month away, working part-time and preparing for school (two months away). So after many attempts I’ve decided to put my insanity on hold and basically do shorter 5-20 minute workouts that I can easily fit into my days.

Now, I ‘m not going to completely stop my insanity workouts, when the time allows I will definitely do them but once the honeymoon is over I’ll be back on the Insanity train!!!!

I am determined to be totally transformed, if not by September, by the end of the year. I must enter 2015, God’s willing, fit and toned!! Extremely sexified!! lol

Also, I do plan on doing another round of Insanity once I’m done. I won’t stop till I get my dream body!! Currently, I am 95 lbs; I aim to range between 100 and 115 and hope to get there by piling on some lean muscle mass and of course I must have that toned tummy of my dreams!

Until I fully get back on track yall go on and continue digging deeper! 😉

 

What next??

BIG SIGH!!!

As if lack of sleep, preparing for a mini vacation and getting the flu wasn’t enough to hold back my insanity progress and my blogging challenge, my daughter surprises me with a fever after some rather fussy days.

It’s the first time that she’s gotten sick so we’re both going through this as beginners.

I am somewhat relived because before I didn’t know why she was being so much of a handful, it was frustrating! But, knowing her reason makes me more affectionate towards the situation. It pains my heart to see her cranky and crying, I know too well how miserable a fever and cold can make you feel and she’s only a baby. 😥

So for now I’m stuck giving her more TLC which means lots of hugs and kisses and taking her along with me for most of the day. She’s sleeping on my chest at the moment! It’s not a problem, I love the time together despite the reason but I know it’s going to help her through it. It just means little to no time for catching up on my blogging challenge and Insanity workout.

The only issue is that she’s breastfeeding less and not eating or drinking as much as before but I’m not giving up it’s just going to take more patience and effort out of me. Life of being a mom right!!

BUT, the more things get held back (mainly insanity) the more important they’re becoming because guess what! I’m getting married in August!! lol Yes! So I really want my body to be in great shape by then! I guess it’s just going to take more out of me when I get started by the end of the week.

Essentially it comes down to a strictly clean diet and sticking to my workouts. There’s going to be lots of digging deep and pushing through until August!!

Arghhh….

What can I say?? Bring it on I guess!

Rush hour

So we can all agree parenting is a fairly new thing for me at the moment. Six months into it and every month brings new changes which means new adjustments to be made. As my little one grows it becomes very exciting but also a little more challenging.

One of the challenges now is getting my things done. She no longer sleeps as much as she used to of course, gone is the newborn!

To make it worse, her toys only entertain her for very little time and I guess it’s mainly because she longs for company almost all the time which is probably my fault for being so clingy onto her from the beginning. Partly her dad’s fault too for not putting her down enough giving her a bad “hand” habit basically “she’s accustomed to hand” in Trini slang!

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Along with some other challenges, which I will touch on in another post, this new napping schedule (usually a few power naps during the day) is crazy! All of a sudden it’s become a race to get things done! As soon as she’s down I find myself hustling and bustling to get chores and other important things done. If I’m lucky, IF, at some point I can squeeze in a little me time to paint my nails or comb my hair!! Yes, my hair! It’s just nestled in a crazy bun on the top of my head most days…or weeks lol. Plus! I got curly hair and that doesn’t make it any easier to comb my hair out quickly so the bun is the go-to hairstyle. I’m sure most busy women/girls can relate!

Even at this very moment writing this post is something I’m just managing to squeeze in before she wakes up (which could be anytime soon)! I guess it only makes me see how precious time is on the whole when it comes to getting things done and spending time with my growing sweetheart!

I’m due to head back out to University in September and by then I would also be married!! eekkk! I’m looking forward to what is to come but I know there’s going to be lots on my plate. Good thing is M (my daughter) would be older and probably a bit more manageable when it comes to playing on her own and being entertained by tv shows or something!

However, I don’t think rush hour will ever come to an end when you have a household with a kid but hey! It is what it is, and it’s always worth it!

It’s all training to be a supermom! Bring it on!!

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Amazing love

imagesI carried you for 40 weeks to be exact and it’s been 5 months postpartum but I still find myself staring at you in amazement, holding you like it’s the first time and crying tears of joy when I remember you are mine and will always be mine. Is this part of what makes a mother’s love so strong? Our love and connection is renewed daily and it will never end my love…..

The early bird.

EarlyBirdIt’s been 4 months exactly since I’ve become a mother and the early morning thing is still yet to sit well with me.

I won’t say I’m not a morning person, I honestly don’t understand how people can be soooo moody at once because it’s morning (no offence). I once read a post;

There are morning people and then there are those that want to shoot morning people.

LOL! It’s funny but I still don’t get the extent of the grumpiness they have each morning. Straying a little more, are you a non-morning person?? Let me know how it feels to be grumpy every morning, does it get to you? or are you just used to it? LMK (Let Me Know)!

Anywayyyy, you would think that by now, after being in the work field and a student, that I would be used to this “rising before the sun/with it” pssshh! I still don’t know how my mum does this superwoman thing! But hey, that’s years of being mummy and everything else right?! Kudos to her and all the other supermoms out there!!

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