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Friday’s Food and Fitness: California Dreaming

  • October 11, 2013
  • By Brittany
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Friday’s Food and Fitness: California Dreaming

Hi guys!  Can I just say how much I love California!?  Every time I visit I want to stay!!  The scenery is so picturesque and so varied.  I’ve never had a bad experience in good ol’ Cali (and I’m even typing this while it’s raining at the beach!).  So this week’s food and fitness is going to be a little sampling of my California vacation.  I can’t promise you it’s going to be super healthy on the food front or super impressive on the fitness front, but I can promise you that I enjoyed every dang minute of it!  So here we go!

FOOD

Our first stop was in Palm Springs for the Hubs’ cousin’s wedding.  I managed to grab a few shots of my eats for the week including:

Wedding Food!  The apps were so good: lettuce wraps & tuna tartare.  The mains were equally as amazing: ceviche, quinoa and short rib!  Yum!

Wedding apps Collage

Wedding mains Collage

This healthy breakfast the day after the wedding: egg whites, zucchini fritters and cucumber smoothie!

Palm Springs Healthy Breakfast

This amazing seafood platter from Chop House in Palm Springs.  So fresh and so yum!

Seafood platter 

This Asian Seafood restaurant, Starfish.  We shared banana leaf wrapped sea bass, miso salmon and I had this mango and coconut pudding for dessert!

Laguna Starfish Collage

And finally this delicious cheese platter (LOVE cheese), olives and poached salmon from The Deck in Laguna Beach.

laguna the deck Collage

FITNESS

Do you guys have a hard time staying active while on vacation?  I actually enjoy going on vacation because it usually gives me a whole different perspective on staying fit.  I like to try new things and explore new places.  My fitness for this week consisted of filming a new barre video (!) which I will feature on the blog shortly plus some tennis.

 palm springs tennis

It was sooooo hot in Palm Springs.  I’m dying here.

Some dancing to Soli Beat.  And since I’ve been getting a lot of questions, no this is not my living room.  It is the living room of the house we rented in Palm Springs.  My living room is a tiny box in NYC.

Soli Beat 4

Hiking!  

palm springs hiking

Can I just say how much I love hiking!?  I don’t get to do it often what with living in the urban jungle and all but I have to say that hiking is not only an amazing workout with some stellar views, it is a lot of fun!

palm springs hiking 2

And some TurboFire!  I threw the entire DVD pack into my carry on.  It’s so portable and easy.  Plus the workouts vary in length.  I did a 25 minute HIIT workout the day of the wedding.  I burned a ton of calories and was still showered and ready to go with everyone else.  I cannot rave about these DVDs enough.

Turbo Fire 1

I also managed to fit in some running, including a run along the beach in Laguna.  I’m not much of a runner but the views certainly kept me going!

More Friday’s Food and Fitness:

Friday’s Food and Fitness: Physique 57 and Barre Classes

Readers, what did you eat this week?  What did you do for fitness?  Do you like to stay active and eat healthy on vacation?

Have a fabulous Friday and weekend!  See you next week with some recaps from my adventures in California!

By Brittany, October 11, 2013
0 Comments
  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    October 11, 2013

    I thought it was strange how nice your NYC apartment looked! Based on my experience you have to be a housewife of NYC to have a place that nice!

    Every.single.day I dream of moving to California. Thanks for taking me on a mini vacation šŸ˜‰

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    October 11, 2013

    I’ve heard great things about turbofire…and I’ve never been hiking! crazy, I know. That food looks amazing, so happy you had a good time!

    • FitBritt
      October 17, 2013

      Thanks Nellie. It’s hard to find hiking near NYC so don’t feel bad because it’s not something I do very much either!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    October 11, 2013

    Sigh…don’t you just love California? I’ve never been to Palm Springs but it looks really nice. Good food too!

    That is awesome you are keeping up with your workouts on vacation. Have fun!

  • Holly
    October 11, 2013

    Love the hiking and the trees! Not to mention the beautiful food.

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady
    October 12, 2013

    All of the food looks delicious. As always, you can switch it up in the fitness dept quite nicely! That has slowly become my favorite thing about this blog! That living room is amazing!

  • Carla
    October 12, 2013

    When our salesman from California comes to St. Louis he talks about how much better they eat there. After hearing about this food and seeing the pics, I have to agree! Everything just looks wonderful. And what a nice way to show that healthy eating can be good and fun. In St. Louis for whatever reason mustacholi is the typical wedding food. If you don’t have it people think you’re weird.

    I totally agree about fitness and vacations! I love all of the opportunities that vacations for being active.

    • FitBritt
      October 17, 2013

      I’ve never heard of mustacholi. This was a very non-traditional wedding as the bride was from Australia and the groom from New Zealand. I think I was one of two Americans at the wedding!

  • Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries
    October 14, 2013

    The living room is beautiful! I was wondering if it was yours too! Looks like you have a fabulous time in Cali. Your food looked amazing too!!!

  • Kim @ Fabulous Fit Foodie
    October 15, 2013

    So jealous! Cali is my favorite vacation spot. Napa and San Fran are my favorite! We were just out there in April and it was so amazing. Glad you had a great trip!

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