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Thursday, June 26, 2008

While packing food for our 12+ hour trip my wife and I came across some leftover steamed cauliflower and brocolli...I had just finished the last of my plain yogurt...couldn't see wasting it so I popped the cold leftovers into the quart container and snacked on them along the way.

I couldn't help but chuckle at myself thinking...I really don't LIKE cold leftover steamed brocolli and cauliflower, but here I am chonking away...the perfect example of the new "food as fuel" mentalilty I've adopted since joining SP. Like the saying goes: eating to LIVE, not the other way around!

It took about 12 1/2 hours to arrive here @ Grand Rapids, MI and I had the restless jitters when I arrived, despite power walking on rest stops. So I found out the hotel had a deal with a nearby fitness center a few miles away. Does it make sense to DRIVE someplace to use a treadmill? Nah!

So I took a leisurely walk to the fitness center, hopped on the treadmill for 40 minutes...making sure not to push myself, set the speed down to 3.6 instead of my usual 4.2 and my heart rate stayed around a low-key 105.

Walked back through all the empty mall-parking lots, etc...what a tremendous amount of concrete all around here...lol!

Super kick off to my travels...heading back to the fitness center again this morning.

Hope everyone is healthy and well and having fun!

Don
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MORGIEMOO 6/27/2008 11:24PM

  Ugh cold broccoli, I'm not sure I will ever get that advanced in my eating habits. More power to you! I can only eat it when it is still pretty hot, which is a good thing because it forces me to eat it first.

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ANDALEX 6/26/2008 8:41PM

    you know, i always feel better when i manage to squeeze a workout in during travel. especially on days that i fly or drive long distances, i find that if i can fit in a workout somewhere i don't get nearly as much travel fatigue. of course, it doesn't always work out in the scheduling department, but i try :)

i got the chance to run the length of central park and back when i was in new york this past weekend. the run sucked, but i felt so much better after it was over!

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SUNNIEDAES 6/26/2008 12:04PM

    Hi Don,

I certainly admire your commitment. I think it's impressive that after 12 hrs. of driving you still felt like working out. And I love the noshing on cold, steamed broccoli and cauliflower. lol

My daughter and I are planning a trip into the States in about a week and a half...for a week long expedition...and I've been thinking about how to stay on track while we are gone. Thanks for the blog on how it can be done.

Have a great time on your trip.

Blessings, Bonnie

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REDNECKFEMINIST 6/26/2008 11:52AM

    Wow is right, very good for you! emoticon

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ONESWEETSHANNON 6/26/2008 11:07AM

    WOW - talk about dedication! Next time I go on a trip I'm going to remind myself to look over this blog entry, so I can tell myself with regards to working out, it can be done! You set a great example. Have fun on your trip! (And I hope you're feeling well, too!)

(EDIT: How weird - I accidentally hit Spell Check and of all words it brought up - "blog." Lol.)

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