Posts tagged ‘eating out’

February 24, 2011

Staying on Track while Traveling

Confession: The suitcase is not packed, but rather full of other suitcases. I just wanted a picture. But. I will be bringing those sneakers and that emergency power bar for any ravenous moments that may occur.

Tomorrow morning at around 6am, Mama and I are stepping onto a plane to go visit my middlest, tallest, and most musically inclined brother in Chicago.  Despite the irony of going to somewhere that’s actually colder than Boston during a time of year when so many people seem to be off on Caribbean beaches and cruises, we’re psyched for Chicago (and to see Alex, too) and are going to have an excellent time.

As you guys know, I like knowing in advance exactly what I’m going to eat and how I’m going to exercise, because when those decisions are already made, it’s harder to change the plan than to stick with the plan. Also, I don’t have to think about food or exercise—it just happens how I planned for it to happen.

When it comes to traveling, it’s basically impossible to make these decisions far ahead of time. Okay, it’s possible, but I think that it takes a lot of the good stuff out of traveling—what’s the fun of checking out a new city if you’re stressing about how you’re going to get in those necessary servings of dairy?

So here are my healthy-living goals and plans for the weekend, along with my commentary on why I’m including them.

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