Saturday, January 31, 2009

Exercise and Eating While Traveling

No matter what I do, I just can not get the pieces of a healthy diet and exercise to fit together while I am traveling. This is an area of concern considering I would eventually like to work on a tour. If I can't handle it when I am traveling with my own plans, how would I handle it while on a tour?

So for dinner Tuesday night it was In N Out. Lunch on Wednesday was relatively healthy at the, but my sandwich was twice a normal size sandwich I would eat and I ate the whole damn thing. Oh and there was that huge piece of pumpkin pie I ate with fresh whipped cream. Tuesday night was the cocktail reception or my liquid dinner. I sort of forgot to eat and ended up drinking a little too much.

Thursday no breakfast, but lots of water. Buffet lunch with not so many healthy options, but I managed to keep my portions small. Oh and I had a massive piece of cheesecake for dessert. Dinner at a favorite place of mine and it wasn't too bad, but I did have spinach dip and a beer. singular. At least it wasn't multiple.

Friday I slept in. I had a lunch of chicken salad (with lots of mayo and so good!) and a piece of this banana bread cake thing with a cream cheese frosting. It was ok. It looked much better than it tasted and I didn't eat it all. Dinner was just sort of weird because of the schedule. I had 6 beers total over the course of 6 hours or so and again the food was appetizer fare which is just awkward to eat at this type of event. I had 2 potato things with chicken. When I got back to the hotel had about 1/3 of a cheese burger, some fries and 2 rolls with butter. Um yeah. Fruits and Veggies I miss you. A lot.

I am telling myself my one saving grace is that the host hotel was booked and I had to walk about 2 blocks to the hotel and back each day. The only form of exercise I got my entire trip. So much for the workout clothes I packed and the fitness center on the second floor of my hotel. There is always next time.

3 comments:

esther said...

okay, not to dismiss any of this but in 'n' out is mandatory. even if on a hunger strike, in 'n' out is crucial. so that really doesn't count.

countryjacket said...

Don't beat yourself up. What happened, happened. Just try to do better next time.

Kim L said...

I can't believe you've never been to Austin. I figured with all of your band love, you'd have to have gone there.
I went to the university there and lived in Austin for six years. To say I miss it is an understatement!
I can't wait to hear about your trip there.