First of all, this gelato happens to be in the shape of a 💚 which makes me pretty happy. Second, I’ve gotten a lot of DMs saying things like “I love how you’re REALLY going for it on this trip! Do you ever feel bad about it?” or “how do you deal with traveling and indulging and not beating yourself up about it?” or “It’s so hard for me to find middle ground on vacation, either I go crazy and eat and drink everything, or I’m super strict and don’t enjoy myself. Tips?” Well here’s what I’d say about this topic... __ Every vacation is different. Usually when I’m traveling, I’m really good about working out, even if it’s just a quick workout each day. When it comes to food, I pick and choose my splurges. Maybe I’ll splurge on brunch one day with waffles or pancakes and stick with pretty healthy options for the rest of my meals. Or if I know I’ll have a more indulgent dinner that night, I keep it low carb/low sugar during the day. I always think about it like balancing a checkbook! Not necessarily eating less, but balancing out my indulging with healthier options and exercise. __ But Italy is a whole different ballgame for me. It’s one of my favorite places in the world and the food is such a huge part of the experience here. I’m obsessed with the fresh pasta, the fact that I can eat cheese and gelato and never have a stomach ache, and I love that the pizza always has the perfect doughy crust. And then the Aperol Spritzes!? C’mon! So I know myself, and when I’m here, I DO go for it. I walk a ton, but I don’t go to the gym. And I don’t stress or feel bad about it. I eat and drink what I want, and I enjoy it completely because it’s not every day that you get to have your favorite treats in the most special city with the people you love. Yeah my pants may be a little tight, but I savor these moments because they make me so happy, and I know that by next week I’ll be back in Pilates class, making my smoothies for breakfast, eating all the veggies, and pretending that cauliflower gnocchi is the real deal. Not sure if that answers the questions, but that’s just my take on vacationing, letting go, and enjoying life without overthinking it! 🍝🍨🍕🍷🍹
Ok Clooney, I totally get it now. Lake Como is magic! 😍💙🥂 I’m saving up all of our favorite spots - hotels, restaurants, gelaterias, etc to share in a blog post for anyone who is planning an Italy trip! Just promise you’ll drink a spritz for me when you get here!
You know what they say... A gelato a day keeps the jeans from zipping up all the way 🍨🙅🏻♀️👖 (but who needs jeans anyway!?)
Those three little words every girl wants to hear on vacation: breakfast is included 🍳🥐🥓