***If you are my trainer, don’t read this***
So, you know how I said after the competition I was going to have a Dirty Eating Vacation Week and then two days into it I was like, “Yuck! I feel awful! I’m getting back on my meal plan!” ? Well, a funny thing happened on the way to the clean eating bandwagon…
I ran into an Indian restaurant.
Can I tell you how amazing white rice tastes? It tastes AMAZING. You know what else is amazing? Macaroni and cheese and red wine in a French restaurant. Yeah, I’m bringing it. My Dirty Eating Vacation Week has gone global.
And let’s be real here, who cuts short their vacation? Who says, yes, the Bahamas is lovely and I already paid for the hotel, but I really need to get back to Pflugerville, Texas so I can clean the garage? I mean, really? Plus, I’m at the FitBloggin’13 convention in Portland, Oregon with no access to a grocery store, microwave or refrigerator. How can I even REMOTELY follow a meal plan and eat clean six times a day?
***OK, if you are my trainer, you can read starting HERE***
But I did not train this hard to go back to square one! Being in a hotel is no excuse to go crazy. In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
There is a Rite Aid down the street. I had to dig through aisles of potato chips and Oreos, but I found the cleanest food I could find and bought it. The cashier said, “We sell that?” so Ima take that as a good sign.
Also, I found a place that serves salads. Let’s hear it for vegetables! Whoo hoo! I don’t have a fridge, but I do have an ice bucket, so that helps.
And my swag bag from the convention had a box of organic quinoa and chia seed cereal in it, so I have some healthy carbs to go with my tuna.
Is it perfect? No. But it’s getting back to where my body is happiest, and that’s eating clean.
How about you? When you are on vacation do you try to eat healthy or do you just throw everything out the window and eat whatever you feel like?
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