Sunday, January 19, 2014
Keeping focused on health when traveling!
I am very happy to report I ate well and I exercised well. If you travel for conferences you know that is an accomplishment. In my profession, conferences are a great opportunity for networking and reconnecting with colleagues about research interests and other professional reasons. Often times that networking is over a meal with tasty beverages involved. I planned really well BEFORE I left by taking a few items that would help me out. I froze my favorite yogurt smoothie mix (1 liter) the night before I left. I packed this frozen smoothie mix along with some PB and J and some of my go to 90 calorie a slice bread. All of that went into soft-sided cooler into my checked bag. My hotel room had a refrigerator. So, I arrived at the hotel with my healthy eating supplies in hand. I also located a Subway sandwich shop only 1 block away, which made it easy for me to grab lunch (360 calories). I ate PB and J for breakfast and yogurt for snacks. Two meals were shared with colleagues. I was careful with what I chose to eat and did not go overboard.
The other thing I did was I checked online to see if San Antonio had any of the bicycle sharing systems that are popping up in most larger US cities. They did and at $10.00 a day they were a fitness bargain. In fact there was one right around the hotel corner. Each morning I woke up early to get out on the bike and do some miles. Yesterday in my wanderings on the bike I found the jack pot trail along the river. Miles of riding with gentle hills along the fabulous Mission Trail systems.
I was in heaven!!
Although the trails look empty in the pictures, there were many families and individuals taking advantage of this beautiful and safe place to ride. All together I rode for 43 miles in San Antonio!!
Have a great week. Stay strong. Be well. TTFN,