Well, hello there!
I haven’t blogged in a week, but I wasn’t blogging for a very good reason.
Last week, Dane and I spent the week in the Caribbean. I completely unplugged, so I wasn’t blogging, but I’m back on track now to share details about our trip!
We stayed at Le Guanahani resort in St. Barths, which was such a dream! We spent the days snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and lounging on the beach. We enjoyed long three course lunches and dinners with fun, fruity cocktails and lots of French wine.
As you know, it’s important to me to show my clients and readers that you can have a healthy balance in life without restrictions or rules. So, I make it a point to highlight the health-related things I do, as well as the indulgent things I do because hey, life isn’t worth living if you’re trapped in a restricted cycle, right?
Here are some highlights from our vacation in paradise!
My breakfast each day was sliced turkey with grilled mushrooms, onions and tomatoes, a bowl of fresh fruit and a packet of JIF peanut butter that I packed along with other healthy snacks for traveling (I need to have my filling fats!)
Lunches usually included grilled veggies and either fish or chicken. Dinners were mostly the same, but we usually shared a few appetizers and I always had one of their delicious bread rolls. We had wine with lunch and dinner- the wine there was incredible!
We started most of our lunches with a giant crudité platter with a variety of dips:
Fresh fruit salad for desserts (along with coffee):
A mojito with marmalade, tea and cinnamon!
Bruschetta with avocado:
The “Hugo Spritz”, which was mint, champagne and St. Germain (amazing flavor combo!)
Baked Goat cheese salad with green beans, peanuts and watermelon! Dane and I usually shared starters with dinner like this one…
Baked chicken with grilled veggies:
It was such a wonderful trip and I enjoyed every second of it! Now, it’s back to the grind, but I’m excited to get back into my normal routine. After an indulgent vacation, I know it’s tempting to feel like you need to go on a strict post-vacation diet, but that’s not the mindset I want you to have. When you find a healthy balance in your life, you can enjoy vacations without feeling like you have to go “all or nothing” on food and drinks. When I wanted something, I ate it (or drank it), but I didn’t force myself to always choose the most unhealthy option just because I was “on vacation”. I used to have this all or nothing mindset and I would end up eating and drinking junk even when I didn’t really want it.
As seen on Instagram!
Finding your balance is tough and it takes trial and error, but it will make your life much richer and enjoyable when you have a healthy balance. It allows me to go on vacations, truly enjoy them and come back without guilt!
Now you tell me…
What’s the last vacation you went on?
Snorkeling or kayaking? or both?
What’s your favorite fish?