The last week was brutal. I had great expectations and it just simply didn’t happen. But, fortunately my accountibilitbuddies Kim and Rae were there with me, encouraging me, even though my attempts at healthy eating decreased as the week wore on.
I learned a lot from this trip when it comes to being healthy and socializing on the road. Normally I don’t have to worry much about the socializing as most of my trips don’t involve nightly social engagements, but Ottawa is home to some of my dearest friends and I can’t not spend every possible moment with them. lol Especially when two of those friends are these little ones…my adopt-a-niece and nephew…and race cheer leaders!
What did I learn, you ask? Well, burning the candle at both ends is a recipe for disaster. Being sleep deprived and overeating food that isn’t on the healthier end of things, combined with inconsistent fitness is bad. I think that moving forward with any future work/social trips to Ottawa, I will have to make a concerted effort to find healthy snacks and keep them near by (which is hard to do in Ottawa), workout first thing in the morning if I can manage it, and opt to only eat an appetizer when going out for meals and then supplement the rest of my dinner with some fruit and veggies before or after the meal when the social part is over.
I try and set myself goals for the week and well, this week, it is only going to be one. Focus simply on eating when I am hungry and stopping when I feel like I am starting to get full.
I’m traveling for work again this week, so the food choices will be a problem again as I have several provided meals/meal obligations. I feel like the goal above is manageable and won’t have me feeling like a failure if I am forced to eat something that isn’t lean chicken and a spinach salad.
Want to join in on #chewsday? Simply search out #Chewsday on Instagram and Twitter and you will find me, Rae and Kim! 🙂