Hello, my lovelies!
Today is a fun day because it is the start of my new series – Whine Wednesdays!! Wooh! Basically, it is a series where I get to drink wine and whine (not necessary, the content will be more of an update than a whine) on Wednesdays. Super easy, right? I’m glad you’re in. Grab a glass, sit back and let’s do this.
What’s In the Glass: Domaine Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Taste What the experts say: intense color; berry fruit aromas; classic Cabernet depth of flavor with a hint of spice and pepper; oak complexity smooth finish
What I say: on the lighter side; a little spicy at the end but a great weekday wine
My Whine Fitness has been on my brain lately. I want to be healthier, stronger and more energetic. In order to do this; I have to shun my first love: carbs. I mean this is really hard for me. I love carbs in all shapes and sizes: pasta, pizza, bread, a whole loaf of bread, or maybe a complete cake. Nothing too crazy (haha!) of course but just enough.
I need help shunning my first love so I turned to my fashion guru/former reality tv star/author/fashion designer/blogger for advice – Lauren Conrad.
One of the reasons that I love Lauren is because she understands that MOST health food is depressing and not all that tasty. She pairs up with bloggers and chefs who know how to take the food that we love and create a healthy version. For instance regular fatty pizza -> the best cauliflower pizza you have ever had. She’s basically my SHE-ro (slang for female hero). She gets me. She gets that I need the illusion of carb-y goodness to keep me going. She understands that I refuse to say goodbye to cheese as well as carbs. She is one of my favorite boss ladies. You can follow her on Instagram here.
This challenge is especially hard for me because I LOVE dining out. I usually hit the Deli on Tuesdays, Luciano’s on Wednesday (half-priced wine!!!) and Picante (a local version of Chipotle) on Thursdays [bbq brisket – no regrets]. I am a foodie to a fault. Time to put down the brisket and pick up the butcher knife. Heavy sigh.
The realty is being a boss lady in-training means that you HAVE to take care of your body and your mind. Planning weddings, throwing parties, and drinking all that wine requires energy. Working out really helps to get your mind in right and it helps to mojo flow. I do my best mood boarding after a leg session. It may have to do with the fact that I can no longer feel my legs so I just sit at the computer (ha!).
Motivation to complete this 7 Days to Skinny Jeans challenge will be the bottle of wine waiting for me in my refrigerator and this weeks episode of Total Divas. Worth it!!
Thanks for joining me for Whine Wednesday!