Road Trip: Prepping


I have an exciting road trip to Delray Beach coming up this week. I have a conference for women in the healing arts on business management and leadership. I’m super excited!

This post was sparked by a discussion I had with my workout group, and I agreed to keep a journal of the healthful ways in which I’ll eat, exercise, and keep up with my gallon of water while away.

Here is my food prep:

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Supposedly breakfast will be covered by the hotel, and an omelet station is available. So breakfast should be covered.

But what about the other five meals a day?

Here I have apples, bananas, almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, lowfat cheese, lowfat yogurt, sliced deli chicken (Boar’s Head) in three flavors, three packages of tuna fish, protein powder and scoop, carrots, a jar of sunflower butter (I’m allergic to peanuts), a dozen boiled eggs, microwavable oatmeal with protein, and coconut milk.

I’m sure I’ll go out to eat a few times, but this should definitely give me a wide range of food options for the rest of the day.

When it comes to health, you can either prepare to succeed, or you can do nothing and prepare to fail.

A similar spread could easily be packed for the average office worker and kept in a small fridge. Even when I was a cubicle worker I had room under my desk for a small college-style refrigerator.

The hotel has a gym (supposedly more than just a treadmill in a closet) so my plan is to use it daily in the morning. I’ve packed my heartrate monitor, ipod, and earphones, as well as changes of clothes. If the gym really sucks, I plan on doing bodyweight exercises and cardio outside at the beautiful beach.

I’ll address how things are going at the end of the conference. ¬†Wish me luck!