4. May 2015 by swissfitchick
How has everything been? I am safely back in San Diego since Saturday early morning after I drove through the night from Santa Barbara to San Diego. we may blissfully ignore the fact that I slept in my car on a really, REALLY dodgy parking and since there were no restrooms NOWHERE to be found, I peed on the street. Don’t judge. I was desperate. Do they arrest people for peeing on the street?
So, I just wanted to give you a little insight on how I stay balanced during my travels here. I am not a 100% clean eater, not here nor at home, so basically, nothing really changed so much regarding my meal plan or workout plan while travelling. On average, I don’t train as hard as I do at home, but to be honest, the more sleep I get makes me go harder during my workouts, so that’s a win.
During my stay in Sydney, I trained 6 times at CrossFit Bondi, which is the same routine as usual. I added in a run at Centennial Park and two Lean&Strong classes at the Bondi Gym, so I was actually down to the same workout sessions like back home. I might haven’t done as much gymnastics and powerlifting like I do back in Basel, but I took a private session with Andy which replaced my weekly session with Tom.
Arriving in San Diego, I went to the gym with Laura to do a Strength/Cardio session, plus during my road trip, I swam in the pool, used the hotel gym and went for an early morning class at CrossFit Goldengate in San Francisco. That breaks it down to 5 sessions in 6 days. Coming back to San Diego, I used the gym for the weekend and today I started at CrossFit Hillcrest! The people there are SO nice and I already booked three private sessions with Crystal and I know we well have the best time – she rocks.
Furthermore, I will check out the area by running and I got to join Laura on a Fitness Pass for 1$, with which you can try out all kinds of sports. So I will probably go boxing and trying other fun stuff together with her. My focus stays on CrossFit for sure, since I need to keep up to be ready for the Team Challenge coming up mid June.
Sports I WATCH – Baseball. Even though I didn’t get any of the rules despite Laura’s hard tries to explain them to me, we had tons of fun and sun. By the end of the night (we ended up in a pub with their neighbours and other strangers to watch HOCKEY – continuation of the blind blonde) I was filled to the brim with margaritas and laughter.
As for food, it really isn’t difficult to eat clean here. Based on the fact that I am busy and active almost all day, I don’t think too much about food, so I actually eat less than I do when I am sitting on my computer at work. I feel great and I can see that the vacation and the ‘reset’ do my body good.
I enjoy treats (mostly booze, ehem) here and there, but basically, I eat about 3 times a day a healthy meal or I have a snack like a protein shake or a bar when hunger hits. Here’s a choice of what I ate the last few weeks:
I love that I have a really cute place here in San Diego where I can cook my own stuff. Eating out is delicious and fun, but gets expensive. Besides that I can not miss out on the giant Whole Foods stores here and trying out allllll the things they sell here. Ok, that gets expensive too, but still.
That’s for today, I link up with Katie’s MIMM – check out more Marvelousness over at her page!
How do you stay healthy when you travel?
What’s your favorite food you can’t get at home?
Your workout today??