Big trip worries

Friday, April 26, 2013

When I am traveling, I use an Ipad...which I find somewhat difficult for Spark... so I apologize when I'm not as present during these times.

Tomorrow I leave for a 6 week trip... One week in Seoul Korea, 4 weeks in Hamburg Germany, and one week in LIverpool. I am excited for all the new experiences, but a bit apprehensive. The first and last week are in hotels, meaning eating out every meal. The time in Germany is in an apartment, which is great, as I can cook. The problem with the apartment is I won't have a gym, but I am staying near by a park, and hopefully will get lots of walking and yoga in. I am trying to plan for success, trying to have a plan of attack so I don't lose control of my healthy lifestyle... which I am enjoying. Seoul will be a challenge, as I don't know the food at all...

Traveling is what I do for my career, so it's not new...but I am constantly trying to figure out how to deal with to make wise choices. It's not vacation for me, it's life... it's work...

I have to remember that I don't need to pig out in order to enjoy a place... in fact, when I do so, I feel badly. I feel great when I exercise... so I need to do that. Tomorrow i am hoping to get up very early and have a good workout before my 14 hour flight...

These are my hopes and plans.. I know I won't be perfect... but if I go with a plan of attack, I really feel like I will make more wise choices than bad ones.

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    It is always good to have a plan and goal. Have a great trip!
    1763 days ago
    Vaya con Dios, and enjoy each new experience He allows you! I know you can make healthy choices, as you've learned you really do feel better and perform better when you are taking good care of your health! I agree, Spark is harder on the iPad ... But do what you can. Hugs, Susie emoticon
    1764 days ago
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    I like your plan. Planning seems to be key to much change in my life. I'm currently learning about a new phase of planning: reconnoitering. I love it. It's a fancy word for a new plan. I think it's the nature of life to foil one's plans. What's the Joke? "If you want to make God laugh, make a plan." In the past I've just given up when life foiled my plans. Now I laugh and make a new one. I change every day and so do my plans, but that doesn't mean I stop planning. Two steps forward, one back. When I expect the pattern I'm never disappointed.

    1765 days ago
    1765 days ago
    It's great that you are going out with a plan of attack. Hope you have a safe trip and you stay healthy! I'll be waiting to hear how the trip went.
    1765 days ago
    Are you able to take no-equipment-needed fitness DVDs with you? If you can't take DVDs (or don't want to worry about if you've packed them), try Fit Deck. They're basically decks of cards that show different exercises with or without different pieces of fitness equipment. They also have Pilates and Yoga Fit Decks, and I think they may have Office and Travelers Fit Decks too. You could always keep a few Fit Decks in your travel bag (and even in your work bag that you take to the office!), as they hardly take up a lot of space, and you will always be ready for the appropriate workout no matter where you are! Also, I would say that, when you are traveling or at home, your best meal bets would be the ones that include lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, chicken and fish (seafood too). Skip the creamy sauces and fried/breaded foods. Start your meal with a broth-based soup or a vegetable salad and drink a zero-calorie beverage (coffee, tea, water). Chew your food for a count of ten, put your fork down between bites and take a sip of water, and don't feel the need to clear your plate. Always remember your healthy planned snacks (pack some homemade or store bought for the trip) and to drink plenty of water. You may be able to buy local fresh fruit and vegetables for snacks at your destinations as well. Hope this helps! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1765 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/27/2013 12:47:23 AM
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