Ohhhh dear friends…. I am just barely sliding in before midnight for my healthy hearts post. And given that last week I spent five days in the beautiful city of Boston, I feel as though there is much to say in this post!
First things first… something I have come to realize over the past two and a half weeks of healthy eating and exercise is that even though you WILL occasionally fall short of your goals, you are most likely STILL eating healthier and moving more than you were before. Tiny victories friends, tiny victories. This is important to remember.
Another wonderful realization – ahi tuna is only two points on WW! Getting smart about ways to eat yummy foods without self-sabotage entails getting creative and constantly trying new things. Best of luck with your heart healthy week!
Now onto Boston…
… how I LOVE that city! It is vibrant, historic, and rough around the edges in an artistic and lovely way. I thoroughly enjoy walking everywhere, feeling fall leaves crunch under my feet, being surrounded by academia and intelligent conversation while simultaneously enjoying a beer at a pub… and most of all, I love the people there. Those fabulous friends who make my heart ache when I am far away. Those Clarendon girls are an extended family and I can just feel my soul being fed whenever I’m around them. It was wonderful to share a Pranksgiving meal, reflect during the Thankful Box reading, share drinks, dance and go apple picking.
And then there was the Greenvale Vineyard in Rhode Island – the beautiful, lush, green vineyard surrounded by ocean and full of live jazz music and picnickers on blankets. I highly recommend a visit to this awesome hidden treasure if you are ever in the area.
And of COURSE, seeing one of my sisters and the ‘rents was just what I needed to feel rejuvenated and gather the warmth that only your family can give you. The visits weren’t nearly long enough, but a lunch, redcoat spotting and shared cannolis were well worth it.
And my darling Southwesterners….
and those new to the area (and visitors) who need tips on places to go – I realize this post was not at all what you were expecting. I will say this though – the world famous 13th Floor Haunted House has come to AZ and is apparently a must-see! I am still trying to convinceChris to go with me…. but we shall see.
Happy hauntings, kids! To a spectacular week and fun Halloween!