Commencing day 2 here in the Napa Valley, and I’m determined to STARVE today rather than eat crappy foods. I brought with me some carrots and celery sticks (the only thing I could find around here, and carrots aren’t ideal here as I’m not looking to carb up but it’s better than eating bread or FAT!) and some rice cakes and tons of water. Going to at least be somewhat physical today, not just sitting in a lecture hall, as we are going to individual vineyards and actually helping the winery owners with various tasks. Luckily it’s easy to get up at 4 am, because I feel so guilty for having had a less than stellar eating pattern the day before, that I just jump out of bed and eager to hit the gym to try and burn off some calories. I am feeling super soft (naturally) but I weighed myself at the gym this morning and luckily I’m at the same weight I was before I left. I’ve decided that when I return to NY, I will incorporate cardio again every day (with exception of day after my leg work outs), to try and shed some of this puffiness..
On the upside, it’s another gorgeous, sunny day and I know I will be meeting yet another group of interesting, passionate people with fascinating stories to tell, and I will learn even more about wine. I am so in love with this region, I am dreaming of moving here in a few years, or at least try to be bi-coastal. My dream would be to buy a summer home in St. Helena and spend a lot of time here. People are so friendly and welcoming and it reminds me a bit about Tuscany. I feel so fortunate to be around people who love what they do, just like I do! It’s refreshing, and helps me keep my spirit up and not be so nervous about my show. I know I will reach my goal – if you believe, you will achieve!! Catch you folks later – make it a great day!!