Hi guys! I hope you enjoyed the first (of many) recaps from our Mediterranean adventure! I promise I’ll catch you up on the whole cruise later, but today is Wednesday, and that, my friends, means W.I.A.W. I figured I’d go along with the July theme for What I Ate Wednesday (yes, I realize it’s now August) of “Fun, Food & Fitness.”
Oh man, the food. If you’ve ever been on a cruise before, you know that it would be impossible to ever go hungry. I was a horrible blogger and really didn’t take many food pictures during the cruise, but whenever we were out at port and got some local food, I made sure to snap away!
Each morning, before heading off the ship to explore whatever city we were in, we made sure to fill up with a good breakfast. I had the exact same thing every single morning, and it was delicious!
Breakfasts: Egg white omelette with veggies and ham, a bran muffin (which I pretended was healthy but it was so delicious that there really was no way it was) with a little butter, and a huge bowl of fresh fruit.
This breakfast did a great job of filling me up every morning! Protein, carbs & fat… yum.
Lunches: For lunch, we were either at sea (meaning, on the cruise ship), or at port (exploring the cities). If we had lunch on the ship, I always helped myself to a huge salad made with all the fresh veggies and options they had available.
Lunches off the ship, however, were a bit more indulgent, and they almost always included some delicious red wine!
I had plenty of wine and a ham and cheese crepe in France…
I had a delicious chicken salad and warm bread in Turkey…
I had homemade pasta and wine in Italy…
I had a tasting plate of local food in Tuscany during a wine tasting…
I devoured the best tomato and mozzarella salad I’ve ever eaten while in Greece…
Afternoon Snack/Ice Cream time: When we were off the ship exploring, I never really felt the need for an afternoon snack considering we ate such huge lunches. When we were at sea though, that was a different story. Each afternoon, around 4:00 we had “Ice Cream Time.” A cone of chocolate and vanilla swirled frozen yogurt held us over until dinner perfectly!
Dinner: We always ate dinner on the ship (except for our anniversary dinner in Barcelona), and once again, I never took any pictures. I can assure you though, every night was delicious. We always started out with a yummy appetizer… I had everything from soup, salads, crabcakes, shrimp cocktails, etc. For the entree, they always had a great selection. I usually ordered the fish option, which was always so tasty and fresh! And of course, there were plenty of delicious desserts to round out the meal….
As you can see, I certainly was not starved on this trip…
Honestly, I did a lot more working out then I thought I would on this vacation. Out of the 12 days, I only missed going to the gym one or two of them. Now, before you think I’m crazy… let me explain.
The time change seriously messed with my body, and I was up each morning between 4-6 a.m., with no chance of falling back to sleep. Instead of waking Bobby up to keep me company (which I was very temped to do), I would throw on my gym clothes and get in a work out in the ship’s gym.
I actually really enjoyed that time by myself each morning…. watching the sun rise over the Mediterranean before starting off my morning with a good workout!
Between my A.M. workouts, and the many miles we would walk around each day touring a city, I definitely got in my fair share of fitness related activities. Then again, there really was no excuse considering I clearly had myself properly fueled….
What are your eating & workout habits like when you are on vacation?
What was the best thing you’ve eaten this week?