Valentine’s Day Surprise Revealed

How dare I leave you all in suspense this morning with my fun surprise, right?!?

Well, as I mentioned before, Jay and I usually don’t do much for Valentine’s Day, other than a card or an excuse to buy sweet treats. But it turns out, hubby had a little something else up his sleeve this year. He surprised me with a…


YES!! Jay and I will be enjoying a nice, relaxing weekend spa getaway within the next few weeks. He must have read my mind when coming up with this idea, because I could definitely use a little time away to relax.

He was actually pretty funny when he presented me with the surprise, seeing as though he started out by saying “So, I was going to get you a Valentine’s gift, but I didn’t…”

Gee, thanks?? Eye rolling smile

Turns out, he wanted to surprise me with the weekend away, but he also wanted me to have a part in planning where we would be going. So rather than choosing on his own, we’ll be checking out some different places to go in some of our neighboring states. Part of the gift is also so we can knock off another state on our Adventure Map. Open-mouthed smile

Right now, we’re thinking about some of these locations:

  • Boston, MA
  • Pocono Mountains, PA
  • Portland, ME

*If anyone has any good hotel/resort/spa recommendations in or around these areas, I would LOVE to hear them!!!!*


Now, let me fill you guys in quick on today’s eats…

Breakfast was an exact replica of yesterday’s cereal combo bowl. Delicious as always!


Suuuuuper yummy, and dare I say, “springy” salad! Smile


I topped a big bed of spinach with more of a fruit combo today: strawberries, red grapes, blueberries, chickpeas, fat-free feta, and some chopped pecans.

I drizzled the salad with a little balsamic vinegar + EVOO combo. It was such a nice change of flavors!


When packing today’s lunch, I was really craving some carbs, so I made sure to include a couple slices of Mastroianni bread that we had leftover in the house.


Some afternoon snackage…


To make sure I was well fueled for today’s workout…


I haven’t taken this class in months, but I was in the mood for a change, so I decided to revisit it today. If you’ve never taken, or heard of, BodyAttack, it’s “a 55-minute sports-inspired cardio workout that’s all about improving your speed, fitness, strength and agility.” If you want to check out more details on it, you can click here. It’s a super sweaty, intense workout! Surprised smile


Jay and I hadn’t planned anything special for dinner tonight, and I really wasn’t in the mood for anything too difficult, so I whipped up a simple egg & cheese sandwich.


I cooked up 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters and topped ‘em with some reduced-fat cheddar cheese.


Then I paired the egg and cheese with some fresh spinach, tomato slices, and a slice of roasted deli turkey, all on an Arnold’s Sandwich Thin.


On the side, I finished up the rest of the tomato. I love fresh tomato!



I’m fairly confident that there will be some sort of chocolaty dessert consumed this evening while watching One Tree Hill. Just gotta go find some! Winking smile

Question for the Evening:

What’s the last good surprise you had?? Smile


  1. says

    Not sure exactly where you live but the Hershey Hotel and Spa in Hershey, PA is really AWESOME! There are lots of amenities at the hotel and there is some fun things to do in Hershey and the surrounding areas.

    That salad looks amazing…I love salads with fruit!
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  2. says

    What a fun and thoughtful gift!!! That would be such a fun getaway!

    I was surprised this afternoon when my mom gave me a “just because” gift – a new Garmin Forerunner 405! I can’t wait to try it out! I’m hoping it will push me on my long runs like the one I have coming up this weekend :)
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  3. says

    What a wonderful surprise! I’d pick Boston, just because I hear it’s a lot of fun :) The last surprise I got just happened a few minutes ago! Heather, from Then Heather Said, emailed me and told me she added me to her “latest and greatest” blog roll! Needless to say, my face hurts from smiling 😀

  4. Samantha says

    You should definitely check out Cove Haven in the Poconos! It’s a lover’s paradise, plus has all the spa amenities! It’s beautiful!

  5. says

    That BodyAttack workout sounds interesting! I wish my gym offered classes.

    The last good surprise I got was this afternoon when I checked the mail and learned that I made the deans list last semester!

  6. says

    hey, i live in the Wilkes Barre/Scranton PA area just outside the Poconos. The Mount Airy Casino Resort is really popular, it has a really nice spa and the whole resort is super-close to skiing/outlets/a billion activities.

    Happy travels!!
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  7. says

    Your Springy salad looks SO good! The last surprise that I had was also on Valentine’s Day. The hubby and I are going to my favorite restaurant on Friday night then we’re staying at the Ritz after. Can’t wait!

  8. Beth says

    If you haven’t been already, a resort I’ve always loved and I go every year is Mohonk Mountain House.
    Its in the hudson valley so it won’t check off a State but its so romantic and relaxing! :)
    PS.. Just descovered your blog and LOVE it!

  9. Lauren says

    What a great gift! I live in New England and am a huge fan of the Stonehedge Inn and Spa near Boston. It is a fabulous weekend get-a-way!!


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