Work Trip and Staying Healthy

It is day 6 of #BridesmaidSweating and I had a work trip to Hot Springs! Which was really awesome! I absolutely had a great time, but the only downside is that I didn’t really get to drink as much water as I would like and thinking about eating healthy is not something I want to do on a work trip.

So what do you do in these kinds of situations. Cause we all know life happens, and you just want to sit at home on the couch in your fat pants and stuff your face. Or maybe you’re in a really neat part of the country and you just want to have fun! Well today was definitely the latter for me. I was in another town and I knew I didn’t really want to stick to my healthy eating. However, I knew I needed to.

The question is, what was I going to do to enjoy my trip and still have a healthy day? Well this is what I did.

My coworker and I left for our floral convention around 6am this morning. What I had from breakfast was a cutie, bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit and coffee. When we got to the convention I made sure to have some water to drink on the way and I almost finished my entire bottle.

When lunch time rolled around there was a ton of tasty options to choose from like loaded waffle fries, corn dogs, and chicken strip basket. Then there were two pretty healthy options which were chicken salad sandwich and a chicken wrap. I SO badly wanted that tasty chicken strip baskets with waffle fries, but I knew if I wanted something really great for supper I best go with the healthy option. That’s what I did. I got myself a chicken salad sandwich with a side of fruit and water. I did try one of my coworker’s waffle fries and it was DELICIOUS! I’m going to also add that I didn’t snack on this trip either. So that helped me kind of keep my calorie count down. (I don’t keep track of calories but I kind of watch it).

After watching a really great show of body floral designs, it was getting close to supper time! Man, was I excited! We all went out to this really great German restaurant named, Steinbaus Keller. I had schnitzel with a really great cheese sauce, potato pancake, and fried potatoes. Let me tell you it was some FANTASTIC food!

I y’all all what I ate because you may be going on a trip or life may happen and it can feel like you want to just forget about eating healthy. Well you don’t have to. You can still have a little fun and still keep on track with your healthy lifestyle. You shouldn’t feel bad cause you want to try the new pizza restaurant. Just keep in mind how much you intake!

Today, was a great day for me! I ate some great food and surprisingly with all the walking we did around the convention I met my activity goals!

So do let one trip or hiccup in life keep you from your goals!

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The 3-Day Military Diet: My increasing hunger and thankfulness

For the last couple of weeks one of my best friends started what is known as the 3-day military diet. It’s diet that has you eat certain foods to lower your calorie intake while at the same time boosting your metabolism. Anyways, on week one she was able to lose up to six pounds and when she was on her four days off she only gained back one. Since we are going to the beach in June with some more friends, I figured I better try and work to get that bikini body.

So, I started the military diet yesterday. For breakfast, I was only allowed to eat one piece of toast with some peanut butter on it, a half of a grapefruit (that I suffered through eating), and a cup of coffee with no creamer only stevia (sadly). By the time lunch rolled around, I had already drank two liters of water which is unusual for me since I LOVE to snack. Yet, with this diet I can and so now I’m drinking water as if the entire world is about to dry up soon. That is to say by the time lunch came I was super ready to eat. So for lunch I had a half cup of tuna, a piece of toast (no peanut butter this time), and a cup of coffee with stevia. Let me just say that I am so happy I can have my cup of coffee! After lunch, I was feeling a bit better. However, I workout quite a bit. Exercising has never been my problem. It’s my love for food and trying new foods, and somewhat overloading on food when I finish a workout. Cause you know I worked for it. Anyways, when I had finished my two Jazzercise classes (which is a great place to workout and you should try it if you get the chance!) I had to go play volleyball. By the time we had finished our second volleyball game I needed food, like stat! So I went to a close gas station and found the banana that I was allowed to eat, but only half of it. When I finally got home I was able to eat my supper which consisted of a small apple, a cup of ice cream, a cup of green beans and three ounces of meat. Needless to say, I was too tired and hungry to do much else that night.

All through that one day, I have realized how blessed I am to even be eating these low calorie diets. If you think about it, when people who live in developed countries go on diets and complain about not being able to eat, there are others who live in the world who really can’t eat anything else. They don’t have the option to go on a diet to try and lose weight. They are truly suffering from hunger. So, as I continue on to day two and thank the Lord for the piece of toast, boiled egg, and half a banana that I had for breakfast, and the five saltine crackers, boiled egg and cup of cottage cheese that I will be able to eat for lunch. Thinking of this diet from a different perspective makes it less horrible, and I’ve also lost weight from it, so YAY!

As I encounter day two of this three day diet, I hope that I can still put a smile on my face and realize my hunger is not as bad as others around the world and even in America.