it’s great exploring new places and eating delicious food.
But it’s not all fun and games. Actually getting to where you’re going, especially if you are flying, can be a complete pain in the ass. So I wanted to tell you how I survive getting to and from my destination.
Here are the deets from a recent travel day…
We were fortunate to be staying in a hotel (Wyndham Tampa Bay) that offered a continental breakfast on the club level.
So in the am I ran in to grab some freshly brewed coffee and wonderful berries. I poured some half and half in the coffee…usually I pack a healthy non-dairy creamer (love nutpods!) but for this trip I decided to wing it.
Back in the room, I mixed my Collagen Beauty Greens with some water. It is so easy to throw the canister in my suitcase, and I know I will be getting organic greens and collagen every morning.
I was still hungry (tons of walking) so I also had a Dark Chocolate Almond bar from Primal Kitchen. I always have a few healthy bars floating around in my purse. A much better choice that any of the pastries or muffins offered in the club room. This one has 15 grams of protein and only 3 grams of sugar.
After some last minute sight seeing we headed to the airport, where I ordered a venti iced coffee with a generous splash of almond milk at Starbucks. This is pretty much a tradition for me with any plane ride.
I had planned on getting one of the Starbucks bistro boxes along with it…probably the one with the hardboiled egg, almond butter, grapes and apple slices. I always just throw away the little biscuit that comes with it. Sadly, no bistro boxes.
I didn’t want to end up hungry and grumpy, so at the last minute I grabbed a turkey and cheddar sandwich that had baby kale instead of lettuce. I removed the bread and ate this before boarding.
Perfect meal? No. Of course not. It’s rare for me to eat dairy twice in one day, and the turkey was overly salted. Plus it wasn’t very exciting. But it was the best choice given the circumstances.
I was happy to have my venti iced coffee on the plane, and kept myself entertained with books on my kindle app.
Dinner that night was a bowl from Qdoba, since there was nothing in the fridge. I did chicken, pico, guac, and lettuce. No need for rice, beans or chips. Just a nice serving of protein, veggies and healthy fat.
The next day I was right back on track with my blended coffee and green drink in the am.
So what could I have done differently? Next time I’ll remember my nutpods. They taste great with no dairy or added sugar…they’re even Whole30 approved. I’ll also make sure to have more bars in my bag, and maybe pack some nuts or jerky.
A few other airport survival tips:
Dress in comfortable layers. For me this means leggings and a tank with a few layers on top.
Slip on shoes are a must for getting through security.
Have more entertainment than you think you need. I always have a few books on my kindle app, some podcasts downloaded and ready to go, and a notebook.
Allow extra time…for some reason I am always the person selected for a pat down or having my bags completely ransacked.
Can you feel happy, healthy and hot on a travel day? Absolutely!
You will be happy heading to your destination. With a tiny bit of effort you can make some healthy choices, even in an airport. And all those good choices lead to a fit body and glowing skin…very hot!
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