Wednesday, August 12, 2009

On The Road Again.....

Hi all,

Well I'm on yet another business trip. These are getting tough.. I'm just finding it very difficult to stay on track when it comes to my eating and exercising...MORE SO MY EATING!!

Most of these hotels are equipped with top of the line fitness machines/facilities so it's not really difficult to stay on track..it is however, a different experience as you go from hotel to hotel. There are different machines at each hotel, different set-up and different equipment!! It throws me off a bit, I must admit. It just makes it that much more difficult because it breaks my routine...however it does keep it interesting (so I should look at it as a positive).

Also, since I've been training for the 5K Run, all this travelling makes that difficult as well. I have a mapped out route that I use regularly when I'm at home. Being in a different city makes it difficult so I find myself training on the treadmill as opposed to running outside. Hopefully that won't hurt me when it comes to race day which is an outdoor event. I guess it's just about making the necessary adjustments at the time. Working with what I got!

Eating-wise, I messed up a bit today...nothing too damaging. I was in such a rush today, I ran out of the house without eating breakfast! I haven't done that in about 6 months - prior to this journey, skipping breakfast was a regular part of my day. I was so busy at work today, by the time I realized I was hungry, it was a little after 11 am. I bought a mini quiche. I ate only the middle which was eggs and veggies and I threw out the mini crust...I had that with a bottle of water. A few hours later, I was rushing to the airport, I grabbed a toasted bagel from Tim Hortins (it was multi-grain) with another bottle of water!! On the flight, I ate that little puffy-pretzel-snacky-thing they hand out with more water. Unfortunately, I did not properly plan or prepare meals for today and that caused me to slip up by grabbing crap.

Anyway, once I checked into the hotel, it was dinner time. I had a nice green salad with a light vinigarette and a couple of pieces of chicken breast (grilled) with more water. It was great. I'm back on track, tomorrow is a new day. My plan is to wake up at 530am get my workout in and have a nice healthy breakfast. A good start to what I hope will be a great and productive day!! Good night.

Until next time...
Joania (2KMINE!!!)

4 comments:

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Traveling is really hard. Although you didn't make the choices you may have wanted to - they weren't terrible either!

When I had days like that, I'd grab for a big bag of M&M's to keep me going!!

You are doing great on your weight loss. I lost 150 pounds, and it was the best thing I ever did!

South Beach Steve said...

Joania, I am with you on this one - it is hard to travel and diet. I have finally found my groove on this, but of course, now that I haven't traveled in a month or so, my groove may be lost. Good work keeping the damage to a minimum. I hope the rest of your trip goes fantastic.

Losing it in Vegas said...

I do that sometimes too, forget to eat, and then try to make good choices as I can out in the mean fat laden world...

Sounds like you are doing a good job with the obstacles that have been thrown at you this week!

My 3 Month Challenge said...

I think you are doing great with trying to fit exercise and healthy/sensible eating into your travel schedule. What you're doing is awesome!! I know anything that strays me from my regular routines can easily throw me off!!

Keep up the great work!!!