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A Week at PFC Fitness Camp: Day 4 with Maxine

Written By Maxine Tatlonghari • 2 min read

We were up really early today to make sure we were downstairs for our pre-hike protein shake. Again, I did the Vegan chocolate shake which I really like. The brand is called Orgain.

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Potato Chip Hike: Another field trip! We all piled into our 2 shuttles, and headed to Potato Chip Mountain. This hike is pretty famous and to be honest, I was a little scared with the reports that this hike is anywhere from 6-8 miles.

Our trainers Debbie and Wendy assured us that we could also take the Lake Route which is what I opted for considering we have another hike tomorrow called Double Peaks which is ALL uphill. I wanted to save my feet a little.

That being said, make no mistake – this is still a hike with hills and switchbacks. It took us nearly 2 hours to complete our loop. With my extra time, I treated myself to my second meditation by the lake.

Day 4

12:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Jessica: After a pretty challenging hike for the group, we were a quiet bunch back at PFC Center Court. Jessica gave us a Nutrition pop quiz during lunch and helped us ingrain those habits that we’ve been learning.

I really liked our lunch today, chicken with grilled veggies and cherry peppers. Yum!
Mary Anne wanted another calorie burn, so we headed up to the La Costa Fitness Center for some pre-Pilates cardio.

1:30 p.m. Pilates with Renee: Renee took us through a challenging and fun Mat Pilates class with PFC Trainer Kandice as her form model. I always love Pilates and I found it interesting that all of my reformer work back in LA could translate pretty easily into a mat class.

3:00 p.m. Stretch: Renee and Kandice stayed after to take the team through a Stretch Class, but since this is Adult Fitness Camp (meaning we make our own choices), Mary Anne and I headed to the pool for a pre-dinner swim.

5:00 p.m. Dinner Outing: Part of the weekly program is that the group goes to a local restaurant and our nutritionist Jessica shows us what the healthy options on the menu are. We went to Tin Leaf, and I chose the Tri-Tip with quinoa taboule and Asian Green Beans. I forgot to order to the green beans without the sauce, so I asked them to bring me some without, which they gladly obliged. This is definitely easy to do back home as well.

Post dinner, Mary Anne brought her own car, so Leo joined us and we headed over to Sports Authority for more KT Tape since I have used all of Mary Anne’s. I have to say taping my arches before a long hike or intense workout has been a game changer.

Fit Tip of the Day: Watch the hidden sugars at dinner! I could tell that the sauce that came with the Tri Tip was loaded with sugar so I switched it for mustard. Also, the Asian Green beans had a sauce so sticky you could see it. Those are both dead giveaways that they are loaded with sugar.

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