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.


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.