I LOVE San Diego!!!
But first, let’s rewind a bit…
My flight yesterday was… long. I left DC on a 7am flight, so got to the airport at 6am EST. I had a layover in Phoenix, and then got into San Diego at 11:30am (2:30pm EST). I was a little less prepared than I wanted to be so I ended up having to get all my meals out during travel. If I could do it again, I definitely would have packed a pb & banana sandwich, but I was out of fruit! Breakfast ended up being a black bean, rice, and egg burrito, but I only ate a little bit of the tortilla and ate the rest with a fork (8 pts+). At the layover in Phoenix, I picked up Perfect Oatmeal from Starbucks. That’s only 3pts+, and the brown sugar packet is only 1 pt+, so 4 for the whole bowl. Not too shabby.
After I got into San Diego, I checked into my hotel, unpacked a few things, and then immediately headed to the grocery store, which is about half a mile from my hotel. It was a lot chillier out than I was expecting – in the low 60s and cloudy! Sad story for my first day in CA.
I picked up lunch at the grocery store and was able to eat it outside, which was so nice to be able to do in January.
A tuna roll (6pts+), 2 summer rolls (4pts+), and seaweed salad (1 pt+).
As soon as I got back to my room, I unloaded the goods.
All that plus the sushi lunch was $43, so that will definitely save me a lot for breakfast and snacks over the week that I’m here.
Broccoli florets, carrot chips, fuji apples, bananas, blueberries (99 cents each!), roasted garlic hummus.
Skim Milk, nonfat greek yogurt, Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Sesame bread (my FAV), reduced fat chunky peanut butter, gum, WW string cheese, and oats.
It all fit perfectly into the mini fridge they put in my room…
And here are the “tools” I brought from home for the trip.
Peanut flour, a plastic bowl, butter knife, 2 spoons, a 1 tbsp measuring spoon, and a 1/4 cup.
After the grocery store, I passed out for 2 hours straight. I didn’t even mean to, I just laid down on the bed and next thing I knew it was 5:15p. Even though I didn’t feel like it, I forced myself to go check out the hotel gym, and I’m glad I did because it’s the nicest one I’ve seen yet!
The gym has two rooms – one huge weight room and a cardio room.
Free weights, plus some machines.
Plus some stability balls, a mat, and towels.
I only got a quick photo of the cardio room because there were other people using it…
But there were 4 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, a stairmaster, and a bike.
My plan was actually to run outside yesterday, but it was pretty chilly and I only brought short sleeved workout clothes with me, so I ended up doing 3.5 miles on the treadmill following by walking to cool down, and stretching. The run was HARD. I had to go slower than normal and really had to push myself to finish. I think the time change/long day was just getting to me, but I’m really glad I did the whole 3.5 miles on my training schedule.
After a quick shower and a glass of milk, I ended up venturing out of the hotel for a quick dinner since I know I’ll be eating at the hotel a lot during the next week. Just under two blocks from the hotel, I found this cute little gem of a restaurant, Currant.
It’s restaurant week here, so they do 3 courses for $20, $30 or $40 depending on the restaurant. Currant was $30, but I really wasn’t in the mood for 3 courses so I just went with an entrée. It was grilled salmon over fiery brussels sprouts with crispy sweet potato for a garnish.
It was supposed to come with a bacon relish, but I asked for that to be left off the plate. The dish was delicious. The salmon was cooked to perfection, and the brussels were cooked with some olive oil and sriacha sauce in a pan. I only ate a little bit of the fried sweet potato garnish, but that was awesome as well. It’s funny dining out by yourself, but I brought a book with me and was in and out in under an hour.
After dinner I ended up just going back to my room and watching Teen Mom 2 for way too long. I don’t know what it is about that show but I cannot stop watching. Ha.
This morning started bright and early, and I ended up making breakfast in the room to bring down to the course with me so I could eat it when I was ready.
That;s a flatout wrap (from home – last one) with some pb flour mixed with water and a sliced banana.
Rolled up tortilla style…
And transported in the flatout bag made for the perfect transportable 4 pt+ breakfast. I also have an apple with me to munch on when hunger calls.
Also, my favorite part of the hotel so far…
A fruit infused water bar! This was towards the end of the night last night, so most of them are pretty empty, but there’s grapefruit, pineapple, orange, and honeydew infused water. It’s making it VERY easy to stay hydrated! Yesterday I had a cup of each flavor and decided the orange was my favorite.
The plan for today is that the course goes until 4:30pm and then I’m free for the night. I want to do a 3 mile run today so I might venture outside depending how warm it is when the course lets out, and then in search of some good eats!
Have you ever had fruit infused water? Any trashy TV shows you can’t help yourself from enjoying?