Fitness Friday Staying fit while Traveling
Happy Fitness Friday y’all! Dave and I recently took a trip to Big Sur. Its gorgeous! We shoot some beautiful video and I will totally post it as soon as we can edit it so you can see more of the California coast in all its glory:) I just want to take a moment to reflect the last time we went to Big Sur, about a year and a half ago. I remember I was very excited about eating at Big Sur bakery because I read the cookies were amazing, I had a few restaurants picked out in Carmel that wanted to try, so basically I was planning out getaway around food and wine. This time we went to Big Sur I did not look up one restaurant. I researched about the best places for a massage, best hikes, local activities , and I packed healthy snack options for us. Our trip ended up looking like this. Day one we wake up have a coffee, and go one this beautiful 5 mile hike, as we are enjoying driving down the coast we stopped when ever we wanted to take in the view, we are singing to the top of our lungs, and just feeling free. Then Dave had his Fantasy football draft so we stopped at a beautiful mom and pop spot with a great view. On the 2nd day we woke in Morrow Bay, We took a long walk around the city then decided to rent a Kayak. Kayak is good excercise! We paddled around for about an hour and decided to park it so we could go on a small hike up the hill. We discover the most beautiful beach and it’s just us on it. Ummm. IT Was insane. We were inspired to make out haha! As we walk back to our Kayak we discover that it is gone. Yup our Kayak floated away and we were stranded on an island for about 3 hours until we got reduced by the water police. Moral of this story is that we are taking away some of the most amazing memories from this trip. The hikes, the views, the kayak getting lost, that deserted beach we made out on (YES!) I don’t even remember that much about the places that we ate. It simply wasn’t a priority. We were more interested in doing stuff and seeing stuff. Remember when you were a kid and your parents would have to make you come inside to eat. How you were so much more involved with that sand castle you were building or watching the sun melt into the ocean. That is kinda what this trip felt like, and it was good.
So I encourage you to plan/focus more on your activities when you travel instead of the places with the beast clam chowder or red wine. I also encourage you to find a really pretty place to make out with the one you love..
Happy Fitness Friday!
I hear what you are saying and the trip sounds amazing.I want to be in great shape but I also love food and trying new restaurants. Is there a way to do both?
I love new restaurants too. I actually was obsessed with Jhonathan Gold, food critic from the LA Weekly , forever. I was always going to a new place with something in mind of what I wanted to try. Sadly for me I had to choose that I was gonna start doing more research on healthy foods then trendy foods. Now when I go to cute restaurants I am more about the decor and the conversation that I am having and less interested in whats on the menu. I have to eat a pretty darn clean diet so I even have a small homemade meal before I go out to a restaurant now and will order something small and healthy at the spot. For me it is worth it.
Jana, your post comes at a perfect time as my family and I are headed to the beach for a week. Because of your Fitness Fridays I have lost weight, started exercing again, and I’m more active. I will definitely be following your advise. Can I just say you and Dave make an adorable couple! Like always the pictures are beautiful. Thank you so much for all the encouragement and positive vibes you send out. God bless you.
Hi Rose! Thank you so much for writing me and telling me this! It just made my day! I cannot tell you how much better I feel with my new lifestyle. I hope you have an amazing vacation with your family. I hope you build the best memories ever and def find some alone time with hubby:)
I’ll admit, I definitely focus more on food than activities when I travel but I’m going to pick more places to visit with good outdoor activities!