12. June 2013 by swissfitchick
Heeeeeeellllooooooo}}}!!! This is me checking in from New Zork. Notice – the keyboard here is so different from the one in Swityerland so zou can see that I have some troubles with tzpos….errr…tYpos….
Sitting here and updating for zou (you)!!
I hope you are enjoying the guest posts so far! I am so proud to have all these brilliant ladies writing for my blog, such an honor! So this post will be about the eats here in New York, so get ready for a ridiculous FOOD PICTURE overload!! I think this is the longest WIAW I ever made. If you make it through, I bow to you. I will of course link up on Jens page, thank you lady for hosting this fabulous party!!
Ah, plane. Of course I had to celebrate the start of our vacation with some serious sparkles.You can imagine that I was extremely overwhelmed by the choice of food here. Everything that I saw flying around the American/Canadian blogworld and things I have to order online I can get here EVERYWHERE. Paradise.
When we arrived on Friday night, it was pouring rain in NYC. Despite the nasty weather, Sandro made sure I have my detox cocktail in the morning and ran out again to get me ACV, lemons, and organic juice. He’s such a sweetheart. I brought my base powder so my preworkout bombshell was set for the mornings.
As for workouts, I could convince Sandro to join with me the Brooklyn Bridge Bootcamp. THIS. IS. GREAT. STUFF. We joined on Sunday at 9am in Central Park and on Monday at 6:30 am on the Brooklyn Bridge. I like to go to the gym, but I am more of an outdoor workout girl. And it was really intense. I SO loved it!!!
Breakfast and post workout meals changed daily, yet always included the green smoothie and some protein. Many of our meals we just grab at the store and mix up in the hotelroom or in the park to enjoy – cheaper and easier. Don’t worry, we also went out to eat, coming to that later!
I love Chobani, of COURSE!! I felt so blogger-classy when eating this #sorrynotsorry 🙂
Breakfast is always rather late, so until dinner I tend to go for a smaller meal or a snack instead of a real lunch. Like……
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that we headed to Coney Island on Sunday to catch up on some sun, sea and chilling! It was splendid weather and I am the happiest girl when I can be at the beach.
Perfect Day. Sunbathing, Swimming….
I brought a portable snack….my first think thin bar. A fan.
On Monday, it was RAINING again – and what better to do than staying inside a HUGE mall and do some shopping? We went to Jersey Gardens Outlet and Sandro went cray cray with shopping, which is extremely unusual. I was more like his personal decoration, because all I bought was a pair of pretty cool CK glasses – otherwise I just followed him and nodded or shook my head when I was presented a new outfit. Oh, and Sandro is now called Samuel, not Sandro anymore. I think he likes it 🙂 But now on to the serious stuff. One of my dear blogger friends, Sara recommended a healthy burger restaurant, BAREBURGER. I was very intrigued and we tried it. The great thing about this restaurant is, that it is completely organic. No fancy ingredients, no greasiness – just natural, plain and lean. The start was a bit , hm, let’s say….unfortunate – not in a bad way, but read on. Sandro and me were walking ALL day through the city, talk about MANY kilometers, walking for about 7-8 hours with some short water/coffeebreaks. We were SO knocked out and all the way to the restaurant I was picturing a cold Sangria, a sparkling champagne or a bitter fresh Gin Tonic. Arriving there, we immediately got a table and made our drink orders. Read: They did not have the permission to serve alcohol yet. Oi. Ok, that sounds now as if we were dependent on our drinks and addicted, but do you know that feeling, if you were looking forward to something specific, craving it, and then it’s not available? Well, there are definitely bigger problems in the world than us not getting alcohol that night, right. SO on to the food, which was AMAZING. We skipped starters and I went with a lettuce wrap ostrich burger. Let’s have a closer look:
On the side, I had a delicious fresh salad…
What I liked the most was that you could choose all the ingredients for your burger from a list. So I could skip bacon, cheese and sauce and choose my favorite protein and fill up on veggies. The meat was PERFECT. I can really recommend to try this restaurant out if you have a chance!!
After dinner, we straightly walked into the next bar and this happened…..
The other nights, we took advantage to be in a country where a Whole Foods Market exist. If you live in the US or Canada, you may not understand this, but coming from tiny Switzerland, Whole Foods is Heaven, Paradise and an overwhelming place for me. I walked around like I was in the world for the first time and all I see are aliens. Gosh, it was fantastic and I wished SO bad that we had this in Switzerland too. Of course, we attacked the fresh salad bar twice this week. If you ever go, TRY the Detox Salad!! This was the BEST!!
Are you still here?? Ok, I drop a curtsy for you, respect!! Because this is the end of this post, yay!
On Friday, the next Guest Post will be on, so make sure you check in!!
I now leave zzzzzzzou ((holz (read:holy) Sh**** keyboard typos!!!)) YYYYYOU again for a few dazs (days. I need to stop now.) and will be back next week with news on the trip!
Do you keep up with your routine when you are on a vacation?
- WIAW#20 – What I ate Wednesday (swissfitchick.wordpress.com)
- WIAW: Tuesday, June 4 (indianahearts.wordpress.com)
- WIAW: Sensible Snacking + A Study in Comfort Food (seizethelatte.com)
- WIAW: Cake Fiend. (betterwithsprinklesblog.com)
- WIAW: June 5, 2013…Mostly… (cleaneatingveggiegirl.com)
- What I Ate Wednesday #23 (swissfitchick.wordpress.com)