Okay team, I need some help planning! Next month, I'm studying abroad in New Zealand for 19 days with a group of classmates. While there, we're visiting many different universities to study their educational system. This means that our schedules are pretty well laid-out. While there will be free time built in, I'm not sure how much I'll get.
I definitely want to go into this with a plan. I love being Primal, and I am fully committed to this lifestyle. In the past, I would have seen vacations as an excuse to go off plan and eat crappy foods. But Primal is a lifestyle, not a plan. I'm not "going off" my lifestyle! That being said, sticking to Primal won't be easy when I'm travelling...especially since I'm travelling with a group. I plan to enjoy myself as much as possible and try new things, but I'm going to keep my Primal way of life in focus.
So here are my concerns:
1. Eating during actual travel. I'm spending over two days on travel alone. I leave Ohio first thing in the morning, getting in LA in mid-afternoon, leave LA at 10pm, and get into New Zealand a full day later. I can obviously pack primal snacks, but I will need a full meal at some point. Not only do I need to contend with dreaded airport food, but on the trip to NZ, I'll be eating airplane food for multiple meals. Suggestions?
2. Of a slightly less concern are the meals I'll be eating in NZ. Since I'm travelling with a group, I'll be left to the group's whim about places to grab some grub. In these instances, I'll just have to choose the most primal food from the menu. I think my biggest issue here will be breakfast on the go. If this is anything like my study abroad experience in Italy, I was left to my own devices for breakfast. There, I ate granola bars every day. Obviously, those are out now. What's a good Primal breakfast on the go?
3. Primal Fitness. This is probably my biggest concern. I'm pretty sure we'll be doing lots of walking, which is great. Depending on how early our schedules start in the AM, I plan to wake up early and go for walks not only for fitness, but also to do some sight-seeing. Nothing beats catching the sunrise in a new country. What I am concerned about is my strength training. ST is very important to me, and I will cry if I have to go 19 days without doing it. I will not have access to a gym or any sort of equipment. Any recommendations on good substitutions that will keep me challenged?
Sorry for the long post! Any advice is appreciated!
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. -J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring
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