Wine and dark chocolate=the best medicine

I am finally feeling a little better. The afternoon of rest and relaxation is certainly what I needed.

Craig and I had a nice dinner together and I had spent my evening reading the newspaper (I’m always behind on reading the Sunday newspaper, except for the ads, of course).

I picked up this Dubliner cheese at Aldi and it is really good. I have had it before, but not for a couple of years. The price was probably half of what it costs at other stores.

Dubliner cheese

I had snacked on a few slices of the Dubliner cheese and then decided to include it in my random dinner creation.

I added slices of cheese to toasted Arnold’s Thins and topped one of the slices with Trader Joe’s Bruschetta.

arnold's thin, bruschetta, dubliner cheese, veggies

I also had some broccoli and baby carrots on the side to get more veggies in my diet. I enjoyed another small glass of the Bolthouse Farm Berry Boost smoothie (also available at Aldi’s currently).

Later in the evening, I felt like having some wine. I paired it with some Newman’s Own Organics Dark Chocolate. I only had about three small squares because the flavor hit the spot perfectly and I didn’t have any more cravings for something sweet. Maybe this combination could be the medicine that cures me of feeling sick anymore this week. ;)

Newman's Own Organics Dark Chocolate, red wine

2011 is fast approaching and so many other bloggers are putting their goals or resolutions out there. I would like to come up with some to hold myself accountable. I already have a few in mind and probably will blog them on Friday. If you have any big goals for 2011, please share them to inspire me and other readers!

I like what Paige at Running Around Normal did with her 2011 goals. I especially liked how she reflected on her 2010 goals and whether or not she achieved them–this is the best way to be accountable for your actions if you are going to put your goals out there in the blogosphere. Like Paige did, breaking some of the goals into certain parts of the year always seems to work for me. Then there are other goals or resolutions that you just try to achieve throughout the year. I am excited to write down some goals and work towards an even healthier 2011.

Well, it’s getting late and this girl definitely needs sleep so I can make it into work and have energy for tomorrow.

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5 responses to “Wine and dark chocolate=the best medicine

  1. Mmmm…I might need to go get myself some good wine and dark chocolate, especially if it will help me kick this cold!

    My primary 2011 goal is to keep active and get stronger, but enjoy the whole process. I really don’t want to be hating the gym or dreading regular runs. I am still working on the how part of that goal…

    • Oh no, I hope you feel better soon! Yes, try wine and dark chocolate!

      I have really been enjoying my workouts since joining the YMCA three months ago. When I went to a smaller gym, I sometimes dreaded heading there. The YMCA has such a great variety of classes and machines, which motivates me to get there on a regular basis. I never used to like fitness classes, but I have found that I love boot camp, yoga, Zumba and Body Pump.

      Once I started weight training more, my body toned up quickly, which was nice to see and also great for fitting into my clothes!

      Good luck with your 2011 goals!

  2. Good luck making your 2011 goals :) Jen

  3. Good luck with your goals!! Looking forward to seeing what
    they are :)

  4. Goals are a lot to think about. I liked something I read
    somewhere that goals are something to always be striving for and to
    have in mind…not necessarily just for this upcoming year or
    whatever. I like that mindset. I know I have things I want to
    achieve, but don’t necessarily have resolutions if that makes
    sense.

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