Foxwood Apartments: The Best Value in San Diego’s Off Base Military Housing

Sit back and relax poolside when you’re living at San Diego’s Foxwood Apartments! We have military housing that’s hard to compare with surrounding accommodations. With a great location, discounted military packages, and a whole lot of priceless amenities, you won’t find military housing like this in sunny San Diego!

Our fully furnished military apartments are great for living off base. Situated on 5 acres of greenbelt garden park, Foxwood Corporate Apartments offers a peaceful environment that’s blooming with gorgeous flowers and lush green scenery all over. The heated pool and spa are always popular with our military guests that love to swim laps or relax in the Jacuzzi.

The one- and two-bedroom military apartments are fully furnished with all the essentials you’ll need for civilian life in San Diego. All kitchenware and dishware, bath towels, and quality bed linens are just a few of the abundant amenities you can enjoy in your military apartment. A cable-ready TV and DVD player along with designer décor will allow you to feel comfortable and relaxed even when you’re away from home.

If you are coming to San Diego for military purposes, the convenient location of Foxwood Apartments is ideal for you. You will be living just minutes away from both the 32nd Street Naval Base and Coronado Island. Whether you’re going to work or out to play, we still have a great location. Foxwood Apartments is also just 10 minutes away from downtown San Diego and only 5 minutes away from the U.S./Mexico border.

On top of gorgeous apartments and a great location, Foxwood’s military apartments are also a great value for off base military living in San Diego. At Foxwood, we offer our military members a special discounted rate that helps with living costs and shows our deep appreciation for America’s heroes. For a closer look at our apartments, the apartment complex, and our special military packages, please visit us online! We would love for you to be our guest during your military stay in San Diego.

Can Apartment Living Improve Balance Between Work & Play?

We spend our lives devoted to making a living, however, we never spend our time creating a life! It’s an increasing issue with Americans that our actual life is morphing into our business life.

Improving your work-life balance can be difficult but the facts have proven that apartment living can actually promote a more even balance between work and play. Let’s take a look at the affects of working long hours and how apartment living can help:

It’s no surprise that working long hours takes away from the time we have to enjoy life. When we work longer hours, we tend to feel more anxious, irritable, and depressed. Consequently, the more hours we work, the more we worry about work. The majority of our time is based on work, whether we are at the office or thinking about it.

Living in an apartment may seem like a downgrade compared to living in a house. Yet, the affects of apartment living seem to benefit our balance of work and real life more so than a house.

The best part about living in an apartment complex is that sense of community. When you live within close proximity of others, it is easier to meet new people whether it be in the pool, at a party, or doing laundry. Belonging to a community helps to alleviate the burden of constant work mode.

Recreational areas that are typically found in apartments are perfect for the 9-to-5 worker. With outdoor grills, pool areas, lounge chairs, and picnic areas, Foxwood Apartments has many different things to see and do that will ease your mind away from work and make it easier to spend time with family and friends.

Business amenities are also great to have in an apartment setting because residents are able to access their computers and internet flawlessly in addition to having fax and copy services provided. It’s important to have these services accessible to guests because you are able to get the documentation you need right when you need it, which saves on time and energy.

The convenience of apartment living is another bonus that helps balance work and real life. With on-site parking, laundry facilities, weekly maid service, and additional amenities, your life is much simpler. You won’t have to worry about picking up messes and running to the laundry mat. All you have to think about are the finer things in life like visiting with friends and doing things you truly enjoy.

It’s good to know that living in an apartment does have its benefits. Balancing out work and real life can be tough but the sooner we reach a safe point between work and living, we can start to appreciate the fruits of our labor and enjoy the things we really love to do!

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Fitness during Extended Stays, Try Not to Gain 2 Pounds a Day

Dr. Birdie Varnedore was horrified to see the reading on the weighing scale. She had gained 14 pounds in a 7-day cruise. She weighed 153 pounds when she had boarded the ship and 167 when she got off. “14 pounds! Wow! Did I really gain 14 pounds?”

Is vacation weight-gain for real? Going by certain news sources, eating 500 extra calories a day during your extended stay in San Diego can add 2 pounds to your weight in as many weeks. The formula comes from the orthodox belief that one pound of human body fat contains 3,500 calories (which it does).

Dr Birdie had gained 14 pounds in one week. Conventional wisdom would say she must have consumed 49,000 extra calories in a week, or 7,000 calories per day, which means she had to be eating 3 to 4 times as much as a person of her age and lifestyle needs, around 2,000 calories. Considering that she was maintaining a healthy lifestyle before her 2-pounds-a-day cruise started, it is unlikely that she was eating 4 times her usual daily consumption. She wasn’t.

What happened?

It turns out the relationship between weight gain (or loss) and calories is neither linear nor simple. Body fat is not pure fat, but contains proteins and water. When you start exercising, the weight loss during the initial couple of weeks is always very encouraging. This is because your body is losing excess water, wastes, sodium and other junk matter that has accumulated over a rather long period of sedentary living.

The opposite of this is also true. The weight that you gain at the end of a leisurely vacation in San Diego is not 100% fat. Much of it is the weight of the extra food that you ate and the water that your body retained in order to process that food. As you didn’t work out much during your vacation, your body also stored sodium and waste matters, which look depressingly heavy as you board the scale after coming back from your extended stay in San Diego.

Where the Extra Pounds Come From

The weight that you gain during your trip comes from the lack of exercise and excess of eating. Cocktails, hamburgers, shakes, steaks, pizzas, fries, waffles, chocolates, and other such irresistible temptations go hand in hand with an ideal vacation. You’ve got to indulge, for what’s the fun in a holiday that doesn’t break a few rules? Counting calories and abstaining from your favorite foods even during your rare vacation sounds a bit too unnatural and robotic.

If your stay in San Diego extends over more than a month and you are eating to your heart’s desire, you might find it very hard, if not impossible to regain the level of fitness you enjoyed before coming to San Diego. The city has a lot to engage you with, theaters, art galleries, public parks, bars, live music, boat cruises, tantalizing food, beaches, and more. Fitness may become a victim of excitement, as you abandon your workout routine and become a pleasure seeking slob. Ultimately, your San Diego vacation will be over like a dream and you’ll wake up to the hard reality reflecting on the weighing scale, and in the impossible to close trousers buttons.

How to Control Your Weight without Starving Yourself

While you may allow yourself to throw caution to wind if you are on a couple of week’s vacation. You can lose the pounds that you gain during a short vacation almost as quickly as you put them on. In the case of Dr Birdie, she lost half of the pounds she gained within a week. The other half might take a bit longer, as most of it is probably pure fat. She might need to work out for a month before she’s back to her usual 153 pounds. A month’s work out is not a big price to pay for the fun she had, she thinks.

An extended vacation demands to be treated with more respect. If you keep an unhealthy lifestyle for a month or two, the weight that you gain will consist mostly of fat. You’ll only lose a small fraction of it quickly when you resume your exercise and diet routine, and the rest may take many months to get off, or might even stay with you forever.

Extra pounds are extra pounds, whether they come from fats or water. Looking at your weight going up in double figures in a week’s time is shocking at first and depressing thereafter. Months of hard work seems to come crashing down right before you. ‘If I regain pounds so quickly, what’s the use of getting them off?’ you think to yourself. Vacation weight gain can disrupt people’s fitness routines that they had painstakingly established; it can make them throw their diet plans out the window, by making them feel their efforts are futile.

The key to making your trip away from home enjoyable is to keep a light fitness routine. There are plenty of fitness activities available in San Diego, especially if you are staying in one of the fully furnished resort style apartments. Taking a quiet swim in the pool for about 30 minutes a day should keep you in the best of shapes and would be enjoyable too. Or, if you’re not that much of a water creature, just walk or jog along the immaculately manicured green belts and lawns in the serene neighborhood. Joining a gym can help you stick to your fitness schedule.

While you should allow yourself to eat to your heart’s desire, do not overdo it. Eating junk food continuously will make you feel heavy and might even give you heartburn. Punctuate your extended stay in San Diego with healthy eating days. Bring in some fresh supplies to your apartment’s kitchen and try to cook most of your meals yourself. Packaged or restaurant food is usually laden with calories. Try to go for small portions of sweets and other high-calorie foods.

The bottom-line is, even if you are not eating healthy during your extended stay San Diego, keeping a light exercise routine would save you from gaining extra pounds that may be hard to get rid of later.

What’s your take at it? Would you rather abstain to control your weight during an extended vacation? Let us know in your comments.