Wow, I’ve been pretttty MIA lately…but I have a good reason, I swear.
I went on week and a half long family trip to the South of France visiting many splendid places (including Marseille, Monaco, St. Tropez, Nice, Maillane, St. Remy de Provence, Gordes, Avignon, Cassis, and Chateaneuf du Pape, hopefully I didn’t forget one!) and eating any and all of the local delicacies they had.
It was the most amazing trip ever (minus the fact that our little sister wasn’t there with us…) We missed you Bibs!
Anyway, I just want to say that I ate everything that I wanted and more while on the trip and didn’t give a **** about it! Yup.
Baguettes, breakfast pastries ( specifically ones that were sugarcoated beignet type and nutella filled!) <—*holy mother effer*, lamb, veal, sausage,back of rabbit,bouillabaisse, ESCARGOT, duck pate, mushroom pate, any kind of pate, chocolate souflee, scallops and risotto, chocolate icecream (4x’s at least!), stinky cheese, goat cheese, ham and cheese crepes, gummy candies,WINE and baguettes..oh shit did I say that one already? I think that one was everyday..
(<— profiteroles were to die for! a tasty dessert our first night in Marseille!)(<—thoroughly enjoyed my first experience with escargot!)
(<—just one of the many times that I had a glass of wine in my hand!)
(<—icecream in Monaco, because who doesn’t like icecream while watching fast cars race by… )
My point is..I didn’t let my own body, the weight it is currently at; and the idea of restricting myself to only “healthy food options” control me while on the trip. I let me be me for the past two weeks and I’m SO okay with that. In fact, I gained 4 lbs total during the trip and I am pretty damn happy with that. I went into it knowing, 1) hey jess you’re probably not going to work out (I did one day!, and well walking around the different cities and towns certainly counts as well!), 2) you’re going to enjoy a crap ton of delicious food and wine while you’re there, (YUP) and 3) life is still going to continue where you left off when you get back and you can get back on track when you’re ready. Okay, cool thanks life (fist pump).
So, overall it was such a lovely time and definitely a food and wine filled trip and I have no regrets! Sometimes you need to take time for yourself and ENJOY life.
GordesSt. Remy de ProvenceBoat Tour of the Calanques in Cassis