I get paid to hike and meet new people all the time. What could be better?
Desert Cliffs offers a program of fitness and food. You check in. You're weighed and measured. You hike and work out every day for the duration of your stay. You eat 1,200 calories of fabulous food...made for you every day. And when you check out, you are weighed and measured again to assess your results.
Clients are always raving about the food. No one ever goes hungry. Unbelievably, but true. I've been lucky to have had a few of their lunches, on the rocks, during a hike. I could get used to living that way!
I decided I wanted to try the food program for a week for myself. I wanted to eat what our clients eat. I wanted to try taking some of their gym classes and I wanted to see what results I could achieve from doing these things.
Yesterday was Day One.
I started my day with a 230 calorie breakfast at home of oatmeal with goji berries and almond milk. I then led the hike with our client for a couple of hours.
We spent some time in the Santa Clara River Reserve amongst the dino-rocks and petroglyphs.
I returned back to the spa for lunch. Decadent, Cream of Broccoli Soup and warm Cheese and Tomato Panini with 4 slices of watermelon. What a treat for lunch! The portion sizes were generous and because our chef is brilliant, you'd never know the dishes were low in calories. 400 calories total and plenty of energy to get me to dinner.
Dinner was a turkey and rice stuffed yellow bell pepper with seasoned tender cauliflower on the salad. Add a generous salad with peppers, grapes and sunflower seeds and you have a huge plate of food! I didn't think I'd get through it...but I did! And then dessert...a strawberry shortcake...complete with the most scrumptious cake and whipped topping. The whole meal including dessert was 500 calories.
I stayed full until I went to bed...and not the obnoxious, sick kind of full either. Truly a great day!
I feel great! I can see why the clients of Desert Cliffs love this program so much!
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My mouth is watering thinking about dinner tonight!