For as healthy as I may be, I do have a three "vices": wine, ice cream and artisan bread (whole-grain and not). Yum.
But I don't really consider them vices at all because beyond just being textbook "healthy," mental satisfaction, emotional well being, and social interaction are also, if not more, important.
So, when you have oatmeal for breakfast, fresh fruit for a late morning snack and a massive salad with avocado for lunch,
I highly encourage you to have (vegan) ice cream for an afternoon amuse-bouche. Especially if the rain's turned to sun, you're able to swing by the Lower East Side's Lulu's Sweet Apothecary, and the Espresso Chip flavor is available.
Then, of course, return to your whole foods for dinner if it pleases you. If not, enjoy whatever it is that you do eat for your evening meal. No pressure, my friends.
Earlier this week I met Leslie for dinner at the Doma Café in the West Village. We had fresh bread, salads with eggs and avocado, and wine, obviously. It was an extra special- first because it's been over a month since we've dined together (the last time was February 14th at an evening celebration of love for which she was one half of the best Valentine's Day date ever), second because I had my first two glasses of vino since the Crazy, Sexy diet cleanse, and third because: dessert.
I hardly ever eat real sweets (or desire them) but I hadn't had anything this extraordinary in 21 days and then some. I love me some apple crisp.
And when it comes down to it, it really is all about me... and you, and you, and even him and her. Gillian has officially declared March "me" month, encouraging all to put their body, mind and soul first. Would you like to join? Keep in mind that if you do, that means that you're going to have to treat yourself incredibly well, whether it be with a green juice, a dark beer, a rest day from your exercise routine, or all three. No matter what you decide, I do wish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Please enjoy it in the best way(s) you can.