Skip to main content

Baseball, BBQ's, & Beaches: A Week of Summer Fun!

What a whirlwind of a week! Even though I had work all week (minus July 4), I've had an amazing week full of fun. Anthony (my fiancé) started off our July 4th celebration by going to the Mets game. I took the subway there from work and was very excited!


 






When I arrived at Citi Field, my first thought was, ok now what am I going to have for dinner? Anthony, ever my knight in shining armor, brought me sauteed veggies and cultured veggies to eat before we went in. I remembered hearing that Shake Shack was very accommodating to allergies (not to mention uses hormone/antibiotic free beef) so I decided that would be my best option. When we got up to the counter to order, our server was more than happy to make me a plain burger gluten free, sauce free, and tomato free with extra lettuce. She even apologized for us having to wait a few minutes extra for the order (unnecessary since I was ECSTATIC that they were so nice and accommodating). Ordering out for me can be stressful at times and I have to commend Shake Shack for amazing customer service and doing it all with a smile. I was so excited to be eating a burger!


We had a great time at the game despite a 2-hour rain delay. I had a relaxing, stress-free evening with my guy, saw my favorite pitcher Matt Harvey, and enjoyed a great game of baseball.














On July 4th we joined my bother Jon & sister in law Theresa for her family's annual BBQ. What an awesome day of relaxing by the pool, enjoying great food, and great conversation. I've been friends with Theresa since High School and felt right at home with her family as we've all been hanging out for years. I came prepared with my cooler packed full of essentials and sipped homemade ginger ale. While I did wish I had Friday off as well, I had such a great time I didn't care. Nothing beats a great day full of friends.

This morning Anthony and I decided to go to the beach. We like to go early when the beach is still empty and enjoy ourselves before it gets too crowded and too hot. Since NY and NJ are in the middle of a heat wave we made sure to leave no later than 8am as we knew it would be boiling by noon. When we arrived this was my view:

How do you beat that? As soon as I sat down I was instantly smiling, relaxed and so grateful for this moment. I feel blessed that I live so close to the beach. The water, sunshine and waves are music for my soul. I believe Mother Nature has given us a natural remedy for nerves, stress, and grumpiness in the ocean. I spent my morning on the beach listening to some great music and coming up with new choreography. I can't wait to get in the studio and try it out.

How did you spend this holiday week? Enjoy the rest of this holiday weekend!

Happiness is the greatest luxury we can have. ~Yogi Tea

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Truth About My Journey With The Body Ecology Diet

It's been a really long time since I've posted here. Some of it was because life's been very busy. A lot of it has been because I've been afraid. I'm afraid of disappointing you, my tried and true readers. I've received so many wonderful messages over the last 3 years since starting the Body Ecology Diet that I'm an inspiration and that my blog has helped you to stay on track and commit to your health. I was afraid that if I wrote that I've been struggling lately that you would be disappointed. I haven't abandoned my beliefs about the wonders of this lifestyle at all. In fact I believe in it 100%. After my wedding 2 1/2 months ago, I had a lot of emotional baggage come up. I'm so happy in my marriage and have the best husband in the world but I no longer have the distraction of wedding planning to keep me distracted from really dealing with my issues; issues that go beyond food. You see Body Ecology taught me that this whole adventure is a mind/…

Autumn Harvests

I am a self-proclaimed summer chic. I much prefer warm sunny days over the cold chilly winter days that accompany the upcoming holiday season. That being said, there is one thing I do love about this time of year and that's the autumn harvest! My favorite squashes are in full bloom and I can't get enough of them. They're warming, a little sweet, and in my opinion nature's own organic comfort food. I mean seriously nature was cool enough to give us a "pasta" plant ready for you to mix up with your favorite sauce! (If you haven't experienced spaghetti squash, I suggest you get your hands on one immediately. No boiling water required and you can even use the "skin" as a bowl!)

So what are the different types? Here's a list of my favorites!
Delicata squash. It almost looks like a multi-colored cucumber (except with a much firmer exterior). I have made both savory and sweet dishes with this deliciously versatile squash! If you haven't cut up …
I started this blog as an accountability tool when I began the Body Ecology Diet almost 4 years ago. There have been a lot of life changes this year from marriage to new jobs. When I started my journey it was because I wanted to be healthy and glowing for my wedding day. After the wedding, I can honestly say I felt  a bit lost on my health journey because my motivation was gone. I have a wealth of knowledge about healthy eating, meditation, self-care, and exercise at my fingertips but I became very unsure of my motivations. This morning I'm writing to tell how I've re-discovered my motivation.

My husband recently read Louise Hay's book You Can Heal Your Life and has been sharing her mantras and guidance with me. I read the book myself a few years back but have found his discussions re-igniting the fire inside me. You see the only way we can make healthy lifestyle changes and truly find happiness is to love ourselves. Last night I went to dinner with some of the most inspir…