Week four of my wellness shakeup and I gotta tell you it ain’t pretty. The weather is cold and miserable and its playing havoc with what I put in my mouth. How about you, do you struggle in the cold weather too?
We had a flying road trip to Melbourne last weekend, a zippy round trip in one weekend. For those playing along its 9 hours each way which meant an early start and a long trip home…the trip home always takes forever. Road trips can be tricky when it comes to meals and sticking to healthier options, I’m normally pretty good and load up with fruit and water for the car. This time the Mister added a share bag of chocolates to the mix. It would be rude to, well… ‘not share’ right, so a few of those mini bars found their way into my gob…especially on the trip home when my droopy eyes were screaming for some sugar.
Melbourne has a reputation as a foodie city and we like to indulge a little when we visit because that’s what getaways and holidays are about…doing the little things you wouldn’t normally do at home. Indulging a little is a whole lot different to going the ‘whole hog’ so I have a few tips to balance out the indulgent moments on holidays so you have no regrets on your return home.
–We like to do ‘brunch’ (breakfast/ lunch) or ‘dunch’ (dinner/lunch) when on holidays. It means two meals a day instead of three which is kinder on the budget and means we aren’t racing for a breakfast buffet session. it’s also a good way to load up on energy giving proteins.
–Always stock up on water and fruit to keep in the hotel room. It stops the temptation to raid the mini bar and helps keep you hydrated and regular. I don’t know about you but when I travel I get bloated and blocked up and having some water and fruit helps.
–I also like to stock up on my milk for cuppas in the room, and snacks like popcorn and dehydrated savoury treats like Fine Fettle flats.
–I wanna try ‘all’ the desserts and sweet stuff when travelling so the mister and I are sharers when it comes to dessert…most times. I’m mostly after a taste and don’t really need the whole shebang so this works well for us.
–When visiting places like a zoo or theme park we always take our own food and drink…except coffee. Seriously it takes five minutes to make a salad roll which will help you power through a big day far better than a dirty burger, add some quality snacks like nuts, fruit or a muesli bar (I favour Carmens fruit free) and you are good to go. Much lighter on the hip pocket too.
–Stay at a hotel that’s close to a supermarket, it makes it a whole lot easier to stock up on good stuff, and hit it up ‘before’ you book in to the hotel.
–Carry supplements and green powders with you ready to add to a smoothie. This way you get what your body is used to and it’s much cheaper than paying for the ‘add on’ at the juice bar.
–A small backpack and mini ice brick are all you need to transport your goodies, you can also add reusable cutlery and water bottles and you will be set.
–Order entree sizes when travelling, it keeps you feeling so much lighter because who wants to walk around a city when you feel like you just ate a second helping of Christmas lunch!
How do you go when travelling? Do you have any tips you’d like to share? I need all the tips because I’m heading to Queensland in a few weeks for Pro Blogger conference and will be gone for ten days,the more prepared I am the better I will feel while I’m there…and when I come home.