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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

We just drove from NY to FL over three days. I was worried about getting in my steps and staying healthy and turns out it was easier than I thought. With some planning, committment & knowledge I did it. On the day we left Cora and I took a longer than usual walk so we'd both get in a nice walk before all that sitting.

Exercise: Our dog Cora needs & wants a walk first thing so got that in each morning. The first morning in Richmond, I brought her in and went back out and found a huge parking lot behind the hotel and got in 20 minutes. All three days in the car, we stopped every 2 hrs or so to take Cora for a walk.
Third day we were in Savanna and when we got there I did 10 minutes on treadmill & yesterday I did 18.
With all the walking we did with Cora and these extra walks, I got in about 14,000 steps each day.

Food: Made sure breakfasts were healthy and passed up the waffles in favor of cereal. Subway has a delicious veggie sandwich for 230 cals that you can load up with veggies and I had them add a little lite mayo. dinners were a bit of a challenge, but found something to eat.

Relax: Got in my stretches in the hotel room and a hot shower every night helped to relax me.

Thought it couldn't be done, but I did it! Now in FL typing this out on our screen porch with warm beautiful weather. Will head to the fitness center soon. Since we'll be here for about 5 weeks I can't treat this as a vacation but as "real life" and will stick to my regular habits with food, exercise, & relaxing.

How do you manage travel?
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  • no profile photo CD3409143
    I haven't had a proper travel since I don't know when generally I only go out of town now for work or funerals not sure why -that's just how it worked out.
    1398 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Wayne Dyer PhD said he exercised daily and even on all his trips he'd find a way to walk up and down hotel hallways if the place didn't have a gym. He pasted away last year and I still miss finding him on the internet. He was 75.
    1398 days ago
    Sounds like with advance planning, you were able to make your trip and still get your steps in. Congratulations!!

    I usually try to keep a cooler with water and some food that we can eat, so that not every meal is "eat out". Stopping a few times to get out and stretch helps too.
    1429 days ago
    Enjoy your time..I will freeze up here in NY as you basque in the sun
    1430 days ago
  • BEBARB149
    Great job. So often good planning fails in the face of reality. Way-to-go!
    1431 days ago
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    1431 days ago
    Awesome job! When I travel I take a small cooler full of water, and portable healthy snacks, and meals then have a healthy dinner at a restaurant.
    1431 days ago
    Great planning well done I tend to not do well when travling
    1431 days ago
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