WIAW: Yes, this is really what I ate

I ate that. All day. While traveling. WIAW, a couple days late. 

Hey my friends!

Thanks to everyone who’s already joined into my free fitness challenge! These are some of the workouts I did while out in California. All of the workouts are either bodyweight or dumbbell only AND they’re less than thirty minutes.

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It’s been a while since I shared a day of eats even though these voyeuristic posts are my absolute favorite to read on others’ blogs. C’mon. Who’s not nosy and curious what others are eating?!

Sooooo why not share?  Pretty simple. I love the way I eat, so most days look the same. Yogurt, coffee, a big ass salad, and chocolate. Not much changes, so I don’t wanna bore all of my lovely friends.

WIAW: sharing a day of eats while traveling. Use this as a framework to guide your travel eating!

That said, traveling is hard, especially when I’m dialing in my nutrition.

I thought it might be interesting to see what things look like on a very nonstandard day. Instead of sharing a bunch of pictures, I’m sharing recipes so you can test em out if you’d like!

Meal 1:  Protein Shake 

  • 1 serving protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
  • Ice
  • Stevia drops to taste
  • Just enough unsweetened almond milk to get it moving

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After a quick HIIT sprint workout, I grabbed some coffee and whipped up a protein shake. I swear it tasted better than it looked. With travel later in the day, I knew I wanted to do a few things: eat protein and veggies and avoid carbs.

Why?

What’s easy to get while traveling? CARBS! I knew it wouldn’t be difficult to find carbs at the airport (hello yummy protein candy bars), so I save up those servings for later in the day.

Meal 2: Salmon and Kale Salad 

  • 4 oz baked salmon (coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper)
  • 4 cups kale
  • 1.5 tablespoons light poppyseed dressing
  • 1.5 tablespoons dried cranberry and pumpkin seed mix
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

Knowing it would be a long gap between my second and third meal, I prioritized healthy, dietary fats. Salmon, a few pumpkin seeds, Parmesan, and salad dressing kept me full for a good five hours, which is awesome on a travel day, cuz there are always 1,000 things to do on a travel day!

Meal 3: Travel Sustenance! AKA Get what you can 

  • Pro Base Protein Bar
  • Kale and beet salad with fennel and balsamic dressing (purchased from the airport)
  • Trilogy Kombucha

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As soon as Juno and I got through security, I was on the hunt for healthy provisions. I always try to find some type of salad to get my veggie servings to keep myself full and follow my nutrition rule. I got lucky today and found a delicious salad to pair with my protein bar.

Meal 4: Empty Apartment “Dinner”

  • Flapjacked protein pancake mix (1/2 cup + 1/3 cup water, prepared per package instructions) made into a microwave muffin
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter + 2 tablespoons PB2 Chocolate

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Such. A. Long. Day. With weather delays, we didn’t get into the Austin airport until after 11pm, home until almost midnight. Of course, I was starving by that point and needed to eat, even though my apartment was absolutely barren. All I could find was some peanut butter, frozen fruit, and protein pancake mix. You can guess what happened next. Although it’s not my healthiest meal, it’s REAL. Nobody eats perfectly and when you’re traveling, it throws another wrench into your well made plans. Who cares? We’re human.

What’s do you like to eat while traveling? 

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