[Before I lose your interest, go enter my 1 year Blogiversary Giveaway]
As you’re reading this, it’s quite possible I’m up in the air flying over to the Centennial State (Colorado, for those who are too lazy to Google it).
My weekend was a whirlwind, well, at least Friday night and Saturday.
I started my weekend off at The Farm with Lindsay for happy hour.
We spent 2 hours catching up over 2 beers. We had a LOT to talk about, and we clearly were too busy yapping away to drink!
It was so good seeing Linds, and we even planned a Labor Day weekend trip to Essex Jct., VT (my first hometown), to see Kip Moore and to go to the Champlain Valley Fair (the show is at the fair). Yay!!
I started my morning off my getting to my meal prepping right away. I’ll be in Denver from today until Wednesday, and I REALLY want to stick to my macros. I’ll be so busy and working through our scheduled breakfast and lunches, so I’m bringing my own meals and snacks to eat clean and not have to worry about food not agreeing with my stomach.
After getting chicken started in the crock pot, and sweet potatoes cooking, I headed out for a 4.1 mile run in the hood. It was so good, although near the end of my run, I got struck with a sharp pain in my right oblique. It came out of nowhere and was worse than a side stitch. I panicked and worried about getting appendicitis while out on a run. With no phone. And without my runner’s id on. Oops. I’m alive though. 🙂
It was then time to run some errands and buy new pants, before heading back home and completing 3 rounds of the 7 minute workout in the backyard while tanning.
Then, it was back to meal prepping. I had a premature pancake flip. Woof.
Are you ready for this? My company gives me $60 a day for all my meals, however, I spent my entire Saturday, minus the morning run, 1 1/2 hours of shopping, and 21 minutes of the strength workout, doing this.
- 3 tupperwares (dinner): 4 oz shredded chix mixed with 3 oz sweet potatoes, & 3 oz sugar snap peas
- 3 tupperwares (lunch): with 4 oz shredded chix mixed with 3 oz sweet potatoes
- 4 baggies: 4 egg whites scrambled/omelet
- 4 tinfoil blobs: Best (Cookies & Cream) Protein Pancakes Ever
- 4 Lean Shakes
- 4 Quest Bars
- 100 calorie packs Cinnamon Roasted almonds
- 2 packets of tuna
- baggies of raw oats
- portioned peanut butter
Some people might think I’m crazy, however, I’ll be working straight through the assigned breakfast and lunch on Monday. Nothing is planned for today since our convention runs Monday and Tuesday. Dinner on Monday is at Coors Field, however, it’s just apps, so bringing my own meal will be more appetizing. Plus, I can’t trust that the venue will supply snacks.
I’ve talked a lot about this in the past, like beginning of this blog, about how I do so well during the morning and day, but will snack a little more at night. This really hurts my potential to tone up and by going over on my assigned macros, I’m not doing myself a favor. By not having candy bowls in my hotel room, I know I can do really well and make progress with my coach.
I want to prove that you can eat healthy and not gain weight while being away, whether it’s on vacation or a business trip. Hell, I lost weight while on the Cape for 4 1/2 days for the 4th of July!
Sorry for all of this talking. I’ll leave you with this picture of Kip patiently waiting for banana peanut butter doggie fro-yo.
I’m kind of jealous he got fro-yo this weekend and I didn’t!
Jake with his bowl of ice cubes.
And my Dad’s A+++++ grilling skills.
Would you ever pack crazy meals if you went away on a trip that you knew your food choices were limited and unhealthy?