Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Time To “Party” A Bit Less…

I love summer. I love everything about it: the weather, the longer days, the fresh fruits and veggies, swimming, being outside… Plus, during the summer I usually get to teach more “fun classes.” And even when I teach “serious classes,” somehow they are more enjoyable during the summer (even though we cover a lot of material in a short period of time.)

So yes, the past few weeks have been truly enjoyable, especially since we got to get away twice. It almost felt like one continuous party (with the quite frequent glass of wine or beer to “celebrate”). I have been “relaxing” a lot when it comes to food and exercise. There have been quite a few “missed workouts” and plenty of “little extra treats.” Nothing shocking or extreme, but the unusual inactivity and extra calories could not go unnoticed forever… So in the next few weeks, I’ll try to enjoy life more by exercising more consistently and eating more fruits and veggies!

Speaking of food, here are some food photos from our Lake Tahoe trip. We only ate out a few times and prepared most of our meals in the condo that we rented. We didn’t take photos of most of the food, but here are the ones we took. Everything was delicious… :) And, yes, I also relaxed a bit when it came to the toddler’s food; he got to experience some “kid’s foods” he usually doesn’t get to eat…

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Questions: Are you enjoying your summer? Are you doing anything too much or too little? Yes, I am enjoying my summer a lot! And, as I said above, I’ve been enjoying food a bit too much and exercising not quite enough… But I’m working on it… :)

Be well,


  1. I LOVE summer! The weather, swimming, the fruit, the sun...ah, seriously my favorite season...I'm even thinking about naming my kid Summer!

  2. Ah, Lake Tahoe! I should have guessed. It's just gorgeous in summer, isn't it? When I was a kid, my parents and aunts and uncles would rent cabins there for a couple weeks. What a great place to play, as I'm sure your son knows all too well now. He's such a cutie.

  3. Yum! Looks great, especially those corn dogs ;) I'm traveling right now so my diet has been anything but great. I'm managing to eat many salads and lots of sushi, but I'm really low in whole grains, dairy, and really veggies (I typically eat tons of cooked veggies at home, but I can only get so many veggies in my salads!). Anyway, it's been tough, but I have been keeping up with exercise, so that's good....can't wait to get back home!
    Glad you've been finding time this summer to relax and let loose. You'll get back on track, easily. You are so motivated!

  4. What a fun post! so glad to hear you're enjoying summer!

  5. great post, your salad looks so good

  6. Anonymous7/21/2010

    Looks like you are eating well in Tahoe :) Your little guy is so cute. I've been falling into the same skipping work outs and indulging in extra little treats lately. I don't know why, but it always seems to happen in the summer.

  7. i have been loving summer - it's not that different from other times of the year for me, except that i get to frolick around in a sundress a lot more!

  8. Glad you've been enjoying your summer! My hubby and I are getting ready to go on vacation and we plan on doing most of the cooking where we are staying. All your food pics look yummy! I have GOT to learn to stop reading blogs when I am starving :)

  9. Sounds and looks like you've been enjoying summer to the fullest! We stat vacay next week fir 2 weeks and I can't wait.

  10. He certainly looks like he got some good eats. That is awesome you got to go away twice. I am getting ready for trip #2. This summer does have me a little spoiled with minimal work for my jobs for the summer and two trips to Europe and Africa with one of them.

  11. I am definitely enjoying summer! I think this is the time of the year where I am more motivated since more skin tends to show. I came into a little late but better late than never!

  12. Looks like some yummy foods! I haven't gotten as much done as I would have liked in terms of schooling with the kids, but there's always tomorrow.

  13. The food looks delicious!

    I enjoy Summer but it's not favorite part of the year because of the heat. I'm on track with my working outs but eating can be much much better. The one thing I do enjoy in Summer is drinking a glass of Chardonnay or Prosecco in the garden while reading a book. And let me tell you: I've had too many of such evenings already :)

  14. I love all these pictures! The food looks so good, and my favorite is the one of the toddler with the baseball hat. Too cute!

    I'm glad you let loose and relaxed during the past couple weeks! You work so hard and I know your family eats super healthy 99.9% of the time, so this time must have been a nice little treat!

  15. Lake Tahoe! What a fun trip :)

    Your toddler is getting SO big! I feel like he's grown a lot since even the spring when I was in San Jose and met you!

    Tulsa has been WAY too hot this summer, I am ready for fall :( I have started craving hoodies, football, and chili! With 116 degree heat, it's just not enjoyable...even poolside!!

  16. I think that everyone deserves a break, and it looks like your family and you had a lot of fun in Tahoe. The food that you guys ate looks amazing. I'm sure it was all well deserved.

  17. A vacation in Lake Tahoe sounds amazing!

    I think I've been eating and exercising the same, but definitely have allowed myself a "refill" on my wine most nights.