West Coast Bound

I’m going going, out to Cali, Cali. It’s Wednesday morning and I’m heading out West! To Los Angeles, California to be exact. I’m headed there for training for work, so nothing too exciting – but a trip to Cali just the same.

Right now I’m on the plane and am pumped because we’re flying Virgin America and it has a free Google-sponsored Wi-Fi deal for passengers until January 15, 2010! Nice. Our flight left at 7:30 a.m. (EST) and I am pretty darn tired. I had a giant coffee this morning before the flight because I really don’t want to sleep much on the place since we’ve got a busy day ahead of us. I’m hoping I will be able to post at least once or twice while I’m there.

Let me do a quick recap of yesterday’s eats. For breakfast I went a little crazy and threw some chocolate into my oatmeal. This looks disgusting, but it was good. 1/2 cup of oats, tsp of peanut butter, 1 banana and a few semi-sweet all natural chocolate chips. Once mixed, it looks G-ross.

Next time I’ll take a pre-mixed pic.

For lunch I was boring and had leftovers from Monday night’s dinner, minus the pasta. It tasted pretty decent on day two though. I also had some strawberry Greek yogurt with granola and oats.

Later in the afternoon, as I wrapped up all my work in preparation for the trip, I snacked on two clementines. Still rocking the vitamin c, although I feel pretty much 100% better and think I was just suffering from allergies on Sunday night.

After work I headed home to finish up packing and prepping and spend some time with the hubby. I seriously feel like lately we are just ships passing in the night- we only ever seem to have a day or two together before one of us is off to somewhere else. And last night wasn’t very much quality time since I was packing and wrapping things up and then I went to bed early. Sorry Bill – we’ll get to spend some QT together soon!

How do you stay connected with your significant other when schedules gets hectic and time is tight?

For dinner I wanted something really quick and nothing is quicker than rice and beans. Wild rice, black beans and a few grape tomatoes.

But I also needed some chocolate to ease my traveling nerves – of course!

And now I’m headed across the country to see what Cali has in store. We are staying in Beverly Hills (how posh right?), but we won’t have too much time to explore. We’ll be in training from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday and Friday and then I am taking the red-eye back to NY on Friday night. It’s going to be exhausting.

I think we’re headed to a pretty nice lunch this afternoon, so I will be sure to take some pics and hopefully post a daily recap tomorrow at some point. Added bonus, the weather report for the next few days in Cali says between 65-70 degrees – I will certainly take it!!

In the News:
I think this college is taking things a bit too far, What do you think? It’s great to “encourage” living healthy, but you can’t mandate it. People have the right to eat and live as they please.

College’s too-fat-to-graduate rule under fire

I’m signing off and either attacking my new book or watching some free movies. Yup – you read right – I FINISHED David Copperfield finally!! The next book on my list, and with me on the plane, is Ahab’s Wife. Anyone read it? I’ll do a Copperfield review in the near future, but I warn you, it may not be too exciting.

P.S. – Check out this give-away on Meg’s Be Fit Be Full blog. I love the pumpkin granola!


5 responses to “West Coast Bound

  1. I always need chocolate to settle my travel nerves it just seems to work ay!?

    I think your breakfast looks yummy can’t go wrong with the chocolate nut butter and banana mmmmmmmmmm! x x

  2. I disagree, I think your breakfast looks delicious! Yogurt and oatmeal messes are the bestest.

    Have fun in CA! In answer to your question, I’m originally from Sacramento, which is way north of LA. I’ve actually only been to LA a handful of times in my life, and they were very brief trips where exploring wasn’t on the agenda. I can still say without hesitation, San Francisco is better. Have fun and try to get some rest during your ravels. Just reading about your flight schedule made me tired!

  3. We try to set up mini “dates,” where we will be sure to be around for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the same time. We both need to eat, and then we get to spend time together!

  4. Yum chocolate!

    Hope your flight goes smoothly. I HATE flying but love to travel…… a bit of a conflict, but I force myself on the plane. Enjoy the beautiful weather out there, hopefully you get to do some exploring.

    Safe travels!

  5. Have a fun trip!
    My husband and I have busy schedules and mine varies a lot – some weeks I work a lot of evenings and we barely see each other! We make sure on those weeks we schedule uninterrupted time together on the weekends to do something fun like window shop, swim, go to dinner and dessert, etc. We also try to squeeze breakfast together every day.


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