This has been a fun and busy week of work. Next up I am going to visit John & his whole family who are meeting up to celebrate his grandma’s birthday. So I am flying from one hot desert city to another. With the hot weather this week, this dress from Madewell has been the best. When fall comes (aka when I fly back to San Francisco area) I will be able to layer with tights, boots and sweaters.
I am a big fan of this necklace, also from Madwell.
These jeans from Nordstrom look and fit like the typical $200 denim, but only cost $60 and are so soft and light. They will also transition perfectly to fall weather.
This was the necklace I bought on Wednesday night for those of you that asked 🙂
Lastly, this bag from Urban Outfitters was awesome for this week of meetings. I put a smaller crossbody bag inside it with my laptop, note pad, snacks and water bottle. It is reversible and soft. I would have never known it was vegan had I not included it in this blog post haha! I bought it in the store, so I didn’t realize it until I looked up the link.
As I start the taper and am running less, I can tell my body is TIRED. I am always sore, hungry and ready for a nap. The best thing that I think we can do for that (besides sleeping well and sticking to your taper plan) is to eat good, nourishing food. That can be tough while traveling. Especially in a business conference situation, you are not always in control of your food sources. These are some of the things I did this week:
- Bring snacks. I cannot stress this one enough. I like RX bars because they hold up well, even in an overstuffed bag in the heat. They taste really good, they are very chewy so they take me a long time to eat, and the simple ingredients mean they don’t give me a stomach ache. – Hydrate: Sometimes I feel hungry when really I am dehydrated. You end up taking in extra calories and still don’t solve the problem. Being hydrated really helps regulate your hunger and digestion system.
- Ask for what you want. Most hotels have options. Even if you don’t see egg whites on the menu, sometimes they still have them. This hotel had both egg whites and peanut butter in the back that they were more than happy to bring out, free of charge. If you want dressing on the side, don’t be afraid to speak up. You aren’t alone and you aren’t the only one who might want something changed. And even if you are – who cares?!
- When you don’t have an option, play it smart. So you have a buffet – there is turkey, roast beef, scalloped potatoes, veggies of some kind, fish in a cream sauce, rolls, salad. Those are the only choices available, and there is no special requesting of anything. I would probably skip the scalloped potatoes, because they are pretty high in fat. I might get two whole wheat rolls instead, and then get turkey and veggies. With eating out, fat and carbohydrate sources are always going to be easy to find. You want to fufill those protein needs first, then add in. Also, be aware than many carbohydrate sources come with quite a bit of fat. Before you fill your plate, walk around the buffet and decide what you want.
- When you do have options, pick places that have healthy menu items. I found this burger place, looked up their nutrition info online, and decided on a bison burger, plain with half slice of cheese and a side salad. Bison is an excellent source or iron. Yes, I agree that it is ironic I have a vegan bag and bison burger in the same post.
The book in this photo is really interesting, by the way! It is called The Rise of Superman, and it is all about getting into “Flow State.” Basically, that state of mind when you are in the zone and nothing can get in the way. Exactly the state of mind you need to be in when running a marathon!
How do you eat healthy on the go?
Reading any good books?