Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Update, World Food Festival Colorado Springs and CrossFit...

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are doing well.  My apologies, I know it has been a while since my last post.  If you follow me on Instagram or if we are Facebook buddies then you  know that I have been preparing for not one, but two certification exams.  I am scheduled to take a final test for one of the certifications next month, and I have been dedicating most of my time to studying.

 I so appreciate you visiting the blog, stick around, there's a lot of fun changes happening to the material and the layout of this blog in the next couple of months.

For now, you can expect a blog post once a week, every Wednesday.  Also, I post  photos and other fun things rather frequently on my Facebook and Instagram (@ahealthier_fitterme) accounts, would love for you to check those out. ;o)

Foodie for life...

A couple of weeks ago, hubby and I attended the World Food Festival in Colorado Springs.  It was held at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  It was our second event visit to the resort; we knew we were in for a treat.

The World Food Festival is essentially a way to experience international foods from restaurants in the area, take in live performances, artisans, sample international wine, beer, and liquor, and view cooking and wine pairing demos.  It is a great way to learn where your restaurant food comes from and to get to know what is available in the International food scene in your area.
There were so many delicious foods and tons of wine and beer to taste, click here for a list of all the vendors.

My favorites dishes were:
Little Nepal- My first Indian food experience and it was fantastical!!!  Loved the chicken tikka masala and their carrot pudding.  Hubby and I are now fans/self proclaimed "regulars" of the Colorado Springs restaurant.

Agia Sophia coffee Shop - The name is a bit deceiving however, aside from delicious coffee and tea they offer equally delicious Mediterranean food.  I love their take on the Mediterranean salad with that "finger licking" good vinaigrette dressing. 
Coquette's Bistro and Bakery - Highly recommend their Crème Brulee Cake.  They offer gluten free options.  Dangerous but, super duper delicious.

Schnitzel Fritz - OMG!  You guys know how much we love fermented food!  Their in house sauerkraut  was divine.

Nothing Bundt Cake - Their red velvet and white chocolate raspberry mini bundt cakes were a dream. 
All the liquor was sponsored by Cheers Liquor however, some of their distributors were at their booth to answer questions, which after a few glasses of really good wine, I appreciated. ;o)
 If you have never attended a world food festival, I highly recommend it.  It is an excellent way to find fun local places to eat and a fabulous way to learn about other cultures.
 We had a great time and can not wait to attend next year!

Fitness...
I know it is already Wednesday but, have you scheduled your health and fitness intentions for the week?  After much indulging over the last two weeks, I did.  Between work promotions, parties and fun outings I really need to buckle it down a bit.

 I enjoyed my last week of my Groupon deal with the Colorado Springs Orange Theory studio a couple of weeks back, such a fun workout.  I especially loved Annette as a trainer, she really pushes and encourages everyone to their fullest potential.  After we return from our July family vacation, I intend on going back at least once per week. 

Fun news! 

  I started crossfit at the Colorado Springs Crossfit box last week.  It has been challenging but so far I love it.  I started with their foundation courses last week (requirement prior starting a WOD) where we learned valuable information regarding the basics of crossfit moves, information about nutrition (Zone and paleo diet) and more.

I am so thankful for those foundation classes, Shane (owner and coach) made the transition from foundation courses to this week's workouts very "smooth" for me.  This week  I have started their real time workouts (WOD,) I will let you know how the rest of the week goes.

 I hope you guys enjoyed my short update.
As always thank you so much for stopping by the blog it means the world to me.

I appreciate your sweet emails and messages.
You guys rock!
See ya next Wednesday! ;o)
xoxo

4 comments:

  1. :)
    Indian food is fantastic! I have never had "authentic" Indian food, only the dishes I make at home.
    And crossfit?! Awesome! I home I get to try it some day. Hopefully down at DC next year since I know there are actually numerous boxes there. Nothing around me up here in Jersey!

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    1. It is Rebecca! I am definitely inspired to recreate some/all of the Indian dishes I have tried! My amazon cart is pending will all sorts of delicious spices, I am so excited to try! I really have been enjoying the crossfit workouts! I have learned a lot from the trainers and the people around me, I hope you give it a try. thanks for everything Rebecca! Hope you are having a a good weekend! ;o)

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