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Chili, Coconuts, Mexico

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hola, Sparkfriends!

So here I am for a week in Mexico. We had a one week conference in Guadalajara, then now I have two days free.
In short, food is excellent, the weather is superb, and the people are very friendly - I enjoy it so much!

As for the healthy life, with all these excellent food here, it's not easy, but I still find my way around. I managed to put in a 30 or 45 min swim every day, circling in the small swimming pool of the hotel.
And not full in the "Sparkpeople compliant" way, but I went for healthy choices and controlled portions about 80% of the time.

Today, I am at the beach with a friend from here. I had 30 minutes swimming (haha, not moving ahead due to the waves), and 60 minutes "fighting with the waves". It was just great. The waves of the pacific are very strong, the sand is fine, and the sun is very hot.

I eat a lof of fresh tropical fruits, a lot of fresh vegetables, and excellent vegetable soups. I mostly enjoy fresh coconuts and papaya, which I never had in Austria/Hungary, and are a lifetime first for me! I try to limit the excellent tortillas and tacos, and mostly go for seafood. But I taste a bite from everything anyway.

In the morning, I made a 30 min walk in the sand.


Anyone been to Mexico before?
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  • ARGYLE-RUNNER
    growing up in Southern Colorado, I ate a lot of Mexican food, but since we were landlocked, it was more tortillas (flour and corn) and beans and rice and cheese and amazing pork green chilie - you are quite lucky to have the access to the fresh freggies and seafood - have you tried ceviche? (sp) - it is the raw seafood in lime juice to "cook" it - it is very good, and I'm sure amazing fresh :)
    3159 days ago
  • KAUAICAROLANNN
    Papaya and coconut! So, so good & are my favorites! ...add mango in there, too!

    Look across the Pacific and give me an "aloha wave" if you think about it. Glad you are having fun.
    3160 days ago
  • KIMBERTA99
    Oh....too bad you didnt come to Cancun!! I could of met my first spark friend!! Gald you are enjoying Mexico....that is why I like living here..the people are really friendly and lots of seafood!!
    3162 days ago
  • HOLISTICDETOXER
    I used to live in Guadalajara! If you're near Puerto Vallarta right now, try to get to Sayulita. It's about thirty or forty minutes away and you can take public transit to get there. It's a super-cute little fishing village with lots of cool boutiques and yummy restaurants. It's also a great place for surfing, or learning to surf! It's an easy day trip, or you can overnight at the adorable Petit Hotel d'Hafa (which is very affordable but it's been in all the major style magazines because it's so hip!).
    3162 days ago
  • LISAINMS
    I've been to both coasts of Mexico. Love the people, the food, the environment... it's a great place to visit.
    3162 days ago
  • CHANGINGMORGAN
    Love love love all of this and am so glad you're experiencing new things!
    3162 days ago
  • RRP546
    i just got off a disney cruise and the food was incredible
    3162 days ago
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