Mexico Part Two

30 Nov

I have a few things to say before we get into the fun that was our Mexico trip.  First, I would post more pictures of myself, but I am usually the one with the camera, so for every ten pictures of the Husband, there might be one of me!  : )  And secondly, the Husband and I did workout in the mornings on vacation.  We probably did about 4 workouts a week, along with walking 3-4 miles on average to and from the marina and other places we would venture too.  I didn’t keep track of what we did each day, so I decided to not post on it.  Breakfast was always very healthy while we were in Mexico and lunch was usually a turkey sandwich with lots of vegetables.  I am not posting too much on those meals, because I think dinner is way more fun to share!  : )  Also, I do realize the last few weeks of my life have been crazy in terms of my eating and drinking.  I enjoyed the vacation immensely, but since I preach living a balanced healthy life, the next month will be very healthy and balanced for me, with fewer indulgences then normal to make up for my fun two weeks on vacation.  Remember, you can indulge, but you need to make sure you eat really healthy to counterbalance those indulgences!

Now, week two.

Sunday was renamed “flex day” because we felt like normally we would be traveling on this day, so we thought of it a a bonus day!  We decided to skip the sun and head to the sports bar to watch the Minnesota Vikings play!

Here is “Flex Day” in a short recap

Sleepy morning breakfast (yes my face really is that bloated- too many cocktails and chips and salsa!)  : )


Getting ready to watch the game




After a wild time watching the game (we lost) we decided to keep it low key and eat at the resort for dinner.

The next morning, we were feeling larger than usual, so we had a cup of coffee for breakfast and I stuck with a Larabar and the Husband had a protein bar.


After a slow wake up, we headed to the pool.  At some point in the morning the camera got switched into black and white mode.  It didn’t last long.




After a day of sun, we decided to venture into downtown Puerto Vallarta.



We arrived at Twisted Palms Rooftop Lounge


I had the brightest blue martini I’ve ever seen!


We sat and chatted with the owner for a while.  He was the nicest guy!  Then I noticed this weird thing out of the corner of my eye.


We got hungry for dinner, so we headed to a restaurant called Andale’s!  But first the Husband found his Halloween costume for next year!


Andale’s is one of my go to restaurants in PV.  It has great food, a great ambiance and great people!  We sit upstairs, it tends to get pretty rowdy on the street level!






Extra large mango margarita- Yes Please!

I was blown away with its size



Dinner was vegetables and shrimp!


We headed back to the resort then went off to bed!

We woke up to another beautiful sunrise!


Went for a walk on the beach!  I am cheesy I know!



We didn’t get much pool time because we had to get ready for Rhythms of the Night.  It is a really cool show that you take a boat ride to get to.  It is very romantic!



On the boat heading to dinner and the show




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The next night we went to Fajita Bananas again…

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The following day, we ate breakfast at the resort,


Victors in the marina for a late lunch

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The Husband and Victor taking Tequila shots!  : )


Then had a lazy rest of the evening reading books!  Yes, I know!


We woke up to another brilliant sunrise!  Not much to report from this day!


The last night we were in PV, we went to a restaurant called Dante’s on the marina.  It is a really great Italian place that is recently new.

We had quite the feast and sat by some friends we met at the pool!

Calamari and prawns


Portobello mushroom with balsamic reduction and goat cheese


Lobster Gnocchi


and…mahi mahi, I told you we had quite the feast!


We topped the meal off  with tiramisu and a dessert liquor



The next morning, we woke up sad to by leaving.




Not even an elevator ride could cheer our spirits



We did force smiles when we found some pretty flowers



I had to sneak in one last sad face before we got seated for brunch


While walking to our table I couldn’t believe my eyes, was it champagne brunch day?  Indeed it was!



After brunch, we checked out of our room and headed to the sports bar for the Vikings game!

Yes, once again my face really is that bloated…. at least I was pumped for the football game!  : )


Once at the bar, I ordered strawberry lemonade with vodka (don’t worry, hours had passed since I had champagne at breakfast!)


The waiter screwed up our order and to fix it, he brought us each two drinks!  Whoa mama!  That’s a lot of cocktails!


The Vikings lost yet again and we flew back to Phoenix tired and sad.  So this concludes our Mexican vacation!  It was so much fun!  If you have any questions about Puerto Vallarta, please don’t hesitate to email me!  Now its time to get balanced with workouts, salads and lemon water!!!  :  )


8 Responses to “Mexico Part Two”

  1. Stefanie November 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Wow! Looks like you two had an absolutely amazing time!! Now I have this crazy urge to go back to Puerto Vallarta!!!

    P.S. I love all of your outfits pretty girl! 🙂

  2. Carla @ Will Run for Health November 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    First off your trip looks AMAZING! I am so jealous as I have spent 2 days dealing with the cold and nasty rain. I think I would give my right arm to be somewhere warm! Second, that green dress you are wearing is precious!

  3. Balanced Healthy Life November 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    Glad you liked the dress. I got in on sale at for a beach cover up. I think it was only like 15 bucks. : )

  4. Bess November 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    Cute pics!!! I knew that dress was from Victoria’s Secret…I am obsessed with that store 🙂 They send me way too many coupons to pass up!!

  5. Balanced Healthy Life November 30, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    haha me too! I love their bikins as well! They are cute and afordable! : )

  6. jsutera654 November 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    Ha! I totally have that green dress in a coral color! LOVE it!!! Your pics are awesome, looks like the best vacation ever. I am DYING for a tropical retreat like this one this winter!!!!

  7. Balanced Healthy Life November 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Just book it! You deserve a nice winter break! : )

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