This Summer Was OFF THE RAILS!

Hey Friends!

Happy Fall! It’s been a while, I know. I’ve been on a summer hiatus filled with family trips, little to no kiddo care and a leak in our kitchen which lead to an unexpected remodel. I’ve also had endless laughs and outrageous experiences with my best friends, who are the inspiration for this post. I went away with these hellions this summer and we drank like fish, danced with wild abandon and ate so many French fries, calamari, lobster rolls and late night Combos and burgers at 7-11, that the National Institutes of Health should have issued a warrant for our (cardiac) arrest. WHAT THE?! 7-11?! Yes, total admission of guilt by the Fresh Start Gal!

I shouldn’t be telling you this, right? I need to be an advocate for healthy eating and living! But guess what? I’ve got a secret that I need to share. You can go off the rails and get right back on them if you eat well 90-95% of the time. And guess what, I’m not about to go on a girls trip with my besties and NOT eat some junk food. I earned the right because I practically bleed kale green when I’m not on vacation and work out 5-6 days a week.  Plus, I want to live in the moment and engage in experiences with these unbelievable women over foods that fill our soul, complement our cocktails and that we would ordinarily never eat.

My point in sharing these tidbits is to let you know that I’m a total realist when it comes to nutrition. I believe that we should avoid processed foods and monitor sugar calories, eat from the rainbow and limit our red meat intake. But, I also believe that we have to live our lives to the fullest and have as much fun as possible, and if that means eating Combos at the 7-11 every now and again, well so be it.  I’m not going to let those Combos get in the way of my favorite jeans, because I know how to offset those creepy calories with healthy, flavorful foods the rest of the time.  In the next few months, I’m rolling out my new website, which focuses on realistic nutrition advice that we can all relate to and grow from.

Let’s face it, eating “perfectly” 100% of the time is challenging, especially in the wake of demanding jobs, child rearing and unlimited social outings with tempting food and drinks. I’ve taught myself how to create that healthy balance, and I want to help you do the same.  Stay tuned, friends, and in the meantime, go out and live, laugh and eat your best so that you feel great and not too guilty on your next getaway.

Cheers to your health!