I’ve been on the road this evening, traveling for work, I had to eat my dinner at the SJC airport. I went to the Original Joe’s (Airport Joe’s?) and ordered a Caprese salad and a cup of Minestrone soup. Very filling, decently tasty. I’d estimate about 300 calories for the salad (lots of olive oil, slices of tomato and a few small balls of mozzarella) and 100 for the soup (just a cup).
The other thing I did today to manage my weight was pack my gym shoes and workout clothes into my suitcase FIRST so I knew there would be room for them. The Embassy Suites I stay at when I’m traveling down here to LA has a great set of weights in the fitness room, and a lackluster assortment of cardio equipment, so I always plan to get a great weightlifting workout the first day I’m here, then round out the rest of the time with HIIT cardio, to aim for a full hour of moving my body. I try to do it every day I’m here in the evening. It’s so essential when I’m traveling for work, as the rest of my time is mainly sitting in conference rooms all day.
I also have a plan for food tomorrow and the rest of the week. Breakfast is easy, the hotel usually has hot cereal available. For lunch, I know the cafeteria on site where the meetings will be held has great soups and a nice variety of yogurt, fruit, tuna salad and cottage cheese so snacks and lunch should be easy to get and very supportive.
I feel confident going into my week here in LA that I can make the right choices to manage my weight. What are your plans for the challenges you face this week?