Detoxing your way through a Bad Day

Sunday night I went to a fancy restaurant in the hoity toity part of Karachi. The East End. They had everything a foodie could ask for. the ambiance, the music, courteous servers and a 5-course meal, served along side amazing fruit slush shots! and none other than DETOX WATER.

That is right, they brought a fancy jar filled with Mint, Lemon and Cucumbers, and right in front of your eyes they open up a fresh bottle of mineral water and make your detox delight.

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What was beautiful about the Meal plan was that everything just came together like puzzle pieces. A bite of yummy green chilies filled with tamarind sauce (not for you if you are not a fan of spicy food) followed by a sip of fruit slush and a casual sip of the detox water here and there. mMmmmMmmm

In short, it was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it to people who love to explore different flavors and experiences.

You can make your own 0-calorie flavored Detox Water at home.

  1. Cut up cucumbers, slice 1 lemon, a little piece of ginger and throw in a couple of Mint leaves. Great for weight loss, it flushes toxins right outta your body and! leaves you with a flat tummy. Welcome Crop TOPS!
  2. (My Favorite) Fruity– sliced Lemon, slices of Orange, and few cut up strawberries! you may switch up the combinations as you like. Different fruits can be used for different citrus-y Yummy-ness.

What started off as a diet plan routine 8 months ago,  turned into a thing of entertainment at my workplace. It was such a coincident that the very next day (Monday) when I come to work, one of my good friends/colleagues had her very own detoxing bottle going on. I was so excited! it’s like we were TWINS! lol we think a like.. not once but so many times this happened. I’m just glad I have a partner now who would constantly remind me throughout the day to finish my bottle of this cucumber deliciousness…   Cheers!

You can easily find the detox water bottles like in the pic below at your local store or even online. IF NOT? don’t fret! Just use any regular bottle you have lying around at home!

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Disclaimer:

The pictures are not mine and MAMA.WIFEY.ME claims no credit for any images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. 

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Struggles of a Working Homemaker

People like to believe that men and women are equal.

Well. News flash. They are not.

The biggest difference between a man and a woman is that women are, in general, multi-taskers. As difficult as it may be for some girls to tap into it, believe me you have it in yourself to do a bunch of different and totally non related tasks all at once. It just comes naturally to us.

We can be in the worst of our mood swings and yet manage to wake up early, make breakfast, make lunch for the kids, wake the kids up..get them ready for school, wake up hubby.. get ready ourselves, AND THEN get to WORK on time. Yes we are capable of it.

Every day is a struggle! but you gotta hustle.. hustle hard all the time. no matter how difficult it may seem. My advice to all the young women out there is to try and manage a little bit of themselves and add a little ME-TIME in your schedule.

I know you are a Mom, Wife, Daughter but you are a “ME” too.  Do not forget yourself in the midst of these responsibilities.

LIVE your age !!! And adjust your routine to suit YOU. Stop compromising your life and dreams for others. And trust me, right now you would feel that you are doing it (sacrificing) for people you love. Eventually that feeling will turn into resentment. You will regret all the time you wasted slaving away without any appreciation and recognition.

Manage your time smartly. It is possible and many women do it. There is no excuse for you to not work out, read a magazine/book, go out with a friend or wear makeup to work. It is the little things that can lift your mood. Make a schedule and stick to it.

hehe I know some of you want to sleep in, so DO THAT! Do what ever you think would make you Happier and recharge your batteries to work and perform harder and better the next time you go into the pool of responsibilities.

 

To the woman who secretly cried

Now I get it, I understand

What bothered her

Need for Love, need for Attention, need for Pampering

Now I get it, I understand

Why there was no salt in the gravy, Why the rice was burnt, Why the sink was dirty

Now I get it, I understand

What drove her crazy

The resistance, the refusal to change, the running away

Now I get it, I understand

Why she suddenly cried

The Unfinished goals, the incomplete Dreams, the abandoned ambition.

 

Not just a Mother

Yes. I am a mother. But I am a woman too. I want to tell all the mommies out there that once in a while it is OK to put yourself first.

As a fellow Mommy I understand that raising a baby is a tough! tough job. It requires a 25 hr shift (yea not 24…25) and requires you to be on your toes constantly. And why wouldn’t you be? It is not the most easiest thing to have a part of you walking out n about in the world. When my baby (now 2.5 yr old) was born, it was as if someone had ripped my heart out and given it a life of its own.

But if I were to be completely honest… after a while… the Me inside started speaking up too. She wanted a little independence, a little alone time. Or to be able to finish a movie in one Go. To apply makeup properly when going out…to be able to hold a conversation with your friend..Maybe even a career?

Why is it that every time I hint..not say..HINt at that thought people get offended? What I have figured out for Sure is that Most women feel this way but are too ashamed to admit. They are pushed into a Guilt trip by society..every time they try to convey their desire to have more to life than changing diapers n cooking.

The Alone Time

Out of all the things a woman changes about her lifestyle post children, the one that is missed mostttt is Alone time.

Wearing heels

The pre preg body

Uninterrupted gossip with friends

To me it seems like a thing of the past…. maybe like from prehistoric times? My God. Sometimes I spend most of my day waiting for the clock to strike 6pm and my husband to come home. That way atleast the child’s attention is divided. And it’s OK. Why do I feel bad about it all the time?

Trust me it is (more often than not) other Women who instill the guilt in you. Men rarely respond to such talks.

It is other mothers who are quick to pass judgements. Come ON ladies!! Show some #girllove. We are all in this together. We fight and struggle as if it is a competition. It IS OK to be yourself sometimes, cut back on the chores, relaxxx some. Enjoy the messy house or the dishes in the sink. Do what you think would make you feel better. It could be anything .. go shopping.. or surf facebook..or read a book.

And know this: if you are a happy person who is emotionally in touch with one self… you would definitly proove to be a better mommy! Find something you love and do it regularly to be refreshedddd and rejuvenate…

Find a fellow mommy friend to whine and complain to. We all once in a while need to drop the ‘I have my Sh*t together’ facade.

And one day hopefully.. it would be a thing of routine and not just ‘feminist talks’ as some people put it. It would be normal for moms to have a life of their own too, and it would be OK to leave ur 6 month old go to the salon and get a much needed facial. And maybe, we would stop judging different parenting methods.

Xox

I should go play soccer with my baby now. I think I am abusing the Me-time 😀

 

Inspired by a Post I saw on Facebook…

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents of Daughters

So I came across this picture on Facebook and it triggered something in my head and I decided to write an open letter to all people who have girls.

A lesson for All parents who have daughters. Who undermine them because they are girls. And teach them that they must settle because they are Girls. Who force them to think Men are Luckier than them, Better than them, that men deserve everything they desire.

Who teach daughters to stay QUIEt no matter how bad the scenario… to not complain when the going gets tough.. to accept the responsibilities.. to CHANGE her life …to leave her social circle…NO.

NO.
No. Stop forwarding that mentality. Women have a very honored position in Islam. They are meant to be treated with love, care .. and they deserve all the pampering in the world … (regardless of their skin color, or the way they look).. aNd if you are Sooo obliged to follow this senseless culture.. at least have the decency to not compare that to Islamic teachings.

EVERY single day you will come across helpless women. Who cant stand up for themselves or speak up… or make a decision… And im not ashamed to say that I totally blame their Parents.. every time a daughter has low self esteem. It’s on you.

I think that’s enough rambling for today.

all about everything

So over the years I have always wanted to be a “writer”. I do not really understand whether it was my love for reading or just an attempt to get my voice heard without really having to really SAY anything. Sigh. But, by contradicting a very strict regime of the norm that “Girls in our culture can ONLY be a Doctor” I chose to become an Accountant. Dry? I know, it can be.

Anyways. I keep going through all these blogs on the internet and I noticed how convenient it was to be out there and sharing what you had to say.

So here I am. Will be sharing my 10 year analysis of the complex war game we call Desi culture (which I am STILL in the process of figuring out). Some experiences (and warnings) shared with my handsome 1 year old Toddler. And possibly leaking some Men-related-wisdom-and-theories that I have obtained from my darling hubby! So do keep coming back!

xox