Thursday, January 2, 2014

Eating Out

I love to travel. I've been blessed with several opportunities to travel over the past several years and in particular over the past 2 years. In terms of that passion, ending 2013 and starting 2014 with travel sounded great to me.

However, travel is not always conducive to eating clean (or training dirty).

Over the past 2 years my eating while I'm abroad traveling has changed quite a lot. During most of my trips I have come back either maintaining or losing weight. Portion control, healthier substitutions, and regular exercise while being abroad have been my saving graces.

This past trip to Vegas was not as successful.

Even though I had an amazing time, going such a long way for such a short time was really tough to deal with in terms of general fatigue and insane jet lag. The lack of sleep 2-3 hours a night plus having a cold totally sucked. I found myself snacking more than eating proper meals.

Out of the 5 days that I was there, I hit the gym twice and walked 2-3 miles each day. Still, it wasn't enough to offset the food. While I don't feel like I've lost all control, I do feel unhealthy. I just don't feel as light and fit as before I left.

The only thing to do really is get right back on track, which I have no problem with.

However, in 4 days I'll be on a plane again. This time I'll be heading to Bangladesh to see my family. Bangladesh will be tricky because the eating style there is SO different. Plus there are family expectations (though I've learned how to say no - firmly). Right now the political situation is not good in the country. There are lots of strikes (sometimes violent), so movement around the country will not be easy or safe for that matter.

Joining a gym or having a wide selection of foods is not a luxury that I'll have on this trip. It'll be interesting to see how I cope.


Working out in Las Vegas

5 comments:

  1. A very Happy New Year! You have been quite the jet setter. I'm a bit jealous! As for the eating? I've been home and don't feel great after the holidays. Although I stuck to Paleo/Primal...you can definitely have too much of a good thing! Enjoy your family!!!!

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    1. Thanks Leigh! I'm definitely glad the holiday season is over and I can really get back on track!

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  2. I hope you have a safe and healthy time while visiting your family!

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    1. Thank you so much Diane!

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  3. Amazing form on that plank!!

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