Weekend Wiggle Room

Happy Monday! Though the weather outside was frightful, this weekend was still quite delightful!

Since my parents went on a well deserved overnight to Atlantic City, my sister and I took care of their problem child! As I told my mother, its the blondes you’ve got to look out for…dog

We made some dinner, had some red wine and relived her September wedding (since it looks like my mother’s latest project is putting together a massive wedding album!).467028_0290

Saturday night Phil and I went to one of our favorite restaurants in the city – Porcini. This 32 seat Italian BYOB has the best ravioli I’ve have ever had – there isn’t a single plate of ANY kind of pasta I’ve had in my life that even compares!rav

I was only able to get one workout in over the weekend, and my evening eats weren’t exactly the healthiest, but I am still feeling great about the way my first full week/weekend of getting back into the swing of things went. While I am definitely maintaining healthy habits most days, a little wiggle room on the weekend never hurt anyone. In fact, there are studies that show allowing yourself an indulgence day or a few indulgent meals can go a long way to cut craving and reduce the desire to binge on unhealthy foods!

Here’s to a little weekend wiggle room and the start of another healthy week!


Cheese plate lunches and candle lit dinners

Hello and Happy Thursday!

I am oddly energized this morning even though I didn’t do my planned morning workout. I opted to move my cardio to this afternoon in an effort to get an early jump on the workday…plus Phil and I are going to dinner right around the corner from my gym this evening, so this way I can pop right over and take my time working out.

I have getting my daily morning workouts in (alternating between cardio and yoga) but feel like I am always cutting them short so I can scoot out the door and get off to work…I guess anything is better than nothing; however, with a pending plate of practically perfect, palate pleasing pasta from Porcini, I am grateful to be able to put in a little extra this afternoon.

By the way, can you tell I am excited for dinner!?!?! But honestly, with a weekend of cheese plates and mushroom risotto dinners, who can blame a girl?!cheese

As mentioned on Tuesday, the macaroons were just the tip of the culinary iceberg that was our mountain weekend. After today I will have just one more fabulous food post to share…perhaps for Foodie Friday…from our perhaps inappropriately nicknamed ‘fat kid weekend.’ We did both hit the gym and go for a long walk Saturday mind you, but this was still a deliciously decadent weekend. dinner

I have been toying this new thing where I try not to feel guilty about truly indulging. In the past when I said indulging, I meant eating a brownie made from black beans and egg whites, but listening to lectures by the inspiring Geneen Roth, I have decided nothing is off the table. Sure, I am not going to up and eat meat (that juicy steak is Phil’s, the Swordfish is mine) but the goal is to stop demonizing certain foods. If I want to eat creamy risotto for dinner after having a cheese plate for lunch every once and awhile, the world isn’t going to come crashing down….hopefully 😉

Enjoy the little things in life…like cheese plate lunches and candle lit dinners