Hey MizFit. Im kind of in a panic and I think you would be the perfect person to ask since you just got back from that trip to chicago. What on earth do you do for food when traveling? what did you do in chicago??? how can I plan for succes as Im so close to goal but I know Ill gain at least ten pounds on this trip. THANKS!!!
Once upon a time, when Miz & Ren Man took kayaking lessons, MizFit had an instructor whose helmet was stickered with the words DONT PANIC.
While in that exact situation it annoyed the crap out of her she is about to reiterate the same words here much, perhaps, to yer irritatednessment.
So, first I wanna say: DONT PANIC. Seriously. There is absolutely no need.
Let’s start with me. Then focus on you. And THEN invite the entire Bumbling band to jump into the fray.
Chicago was, in essence, a business trip.
We’ve already addressed that I had a fantiztastic time there, but by working trip I mean that it wasnt a vacation.
Why do I bother pointing that out?
For me that’s pretty much the barometer of whether I end up with a string of treat days or not.
Traveling to Italy with the Ren Man as a second honeymoon? You can be damn sure my intuitive eating is getting FULL REIGN. Especially the treatuitive part.
Girls weekend at the beach with nary a Tornado in sight? Why YES. I DO think I’ll have that third glass of wine thankyouverymuch.
You get the picture.
That’s the first question I toss back at you. What kind of trip are you taking? And, if it is a vacation, are you like Miz & see that as time to treat yourself OR do you still wish to (food intake-wise) view it as all business?
Only you can answer that question.
Back to Chicago & what I ate. The short answer? I ate as I do when I’m at home.
In my opinion, and especially when surrounded with the amazing company which was all the other bloggers & the Quaker peeps, eating out is about ENJOYING THE COMPANY AND HAVING SOMEONE ELSE DO ALL THE WORK FOR YOU.
let me repeat that: the experience is a TREAT, even if you eat the same things you might eat at home (always easy to order grilled fish/chicken/plain pasta/steamed veggies etc.), due to the fact you get to sit on your bottom while someone else prepares & cleans up after you!
So that’s what I did in Chicago
except for the mindblowing last dinner which isnt important right now.
Had I opened a menu & something ENTIRELY not ‘clean’ caught my eye *that’s* what I’d have ordered.
I think, for me, my intuitive habits are now food as fuel (& good gosh I needed fuel as I am NOT used to staying up so late).
When I’m in work-mode I crave foods that will help to propel me forward both mental clarity-wise & energy-wise.
too longwindedly said, I set myself up for success by bringing a few high protein snacks along with me on the trip.
I knew from experience that carbs are easily found (oatmeal, bagels, fruit etc) & that I can struggle to find enough (easy) protein on the road.
I slipped a few envelopes of no-drain tuna, some cannisters of beef jerky, and YES some protein powder in my carry on ‘just in case.’
Now you. Most importantly I want you to STOP and focus on this:
I know Ill gain at least ten pounds on this trip .
YEP. You definitely will (cue collective gasp).
You *definitely* will if you go into the trip with that mindset. You’ll ATTRACT those ten pounds.
It’s all about the way you are thinking.
What I hear you saying in your email is (she types, yanking out her counseling degree which is rapidly gathering dust): you wanna eat on your trip as I did in Chicago.
You want to eat the way you do at home so, upon your return, you’ll be even closer to your goal.
Follow those two simple points and fun memories, NOT ten extra pounds, will be what you bring home with you.
Our next email is from a Bumbling Band member whom you all helped back in JULY & who found success through your tips & insights.
I just wanted to write back to say you were soOoOoo right… (feels good to be right huh?! 🙂 )
When I wrote (back in July) everyone said I was overexercising and I should be doing less and whatnot… I didn’t really want to do less since I was a huge fan of the wobbly-legs that the 2-hour workout gave me… but, I got a different job and now I can ONLY go for 1 hour 4-6 times a week (like some suggested) and I’m doing SOOO much better… of course it takes time, specially since I didn’t really have much to lose… but I’ve lost about 10lbs or maybe even a bit more… so yay!
How cool is that?!
Both the success AND the fact that she took the time to update us.
This last email is also to you and is from Marc of the Lebert Equalizer:
Hey Miz! I just re-read some of the comments again from the post you did. You have such a great following and thanks once again for introducing them to the Equalizer and THANKS TO THEM for watching the video you did and commenting!!
I hope the winner gets hours of great use from the Equalizer—– but I would like to give your loyal readers a discount on the Equalizers so they too can get lots of vertical rows to sculpt the back and biceps (not so much the hurdles- ha!).
Here’s a special MizFit code they can use on our order form; Coupon code is 0811MF for $10 off. It is good until the end of this month!
All the best you guys!!!
There you have it: a thank you. a thank you. and a what would the bumbling band do query.
When you travel does your food intake differ if it is for work or for pleasure?
Does it depend on the destination (come on foodies! chime in & help me out here)?
What would *you* tell our emailer to do in order to set herself up for success?
Please to hit us all up in the comments…