Okay so today’s post recaps the antics of a few weekends ago. We (Simon, mum & I) were travelling to Wagga Wagga, via a flight to Sydney then a 5 hour drive for my brother’s army march out. Aka: He has passed initial base training…which is no easy feat.
The whole experience was great (my dad & stepmum met us down there) apart from ‘my bad’ when booking the hotel… haha. Anyways, I wanted to put all that into a post of how I managed to still eat the things I love and that makes my body feel good whilst travelling. Sometimes it was no biggie and other times it was a stretch.
Here’s the breakdown:
I was super impressed at prepping work when I had zip lock bagged protein powders, oats, Natvia and pre purchased nuts and protein bars! Only to arrive at our hotel and not have a kitchen…(my bad no. 1), though I wouldn’t have the guts to cook food there probably (my bad no. 2) haha. So whilst all portioned and prepped they arrived home to be put back into the pantry (sans protein bars and nuts). Regardless of whether I used it I was prepared and I think that’s important.
Stock up & Eat
I took any (well lots atleast) opportunity to eat or stock up on food. I am someone who needs to eat regularly- these muscles ain’t going to feed themselves. When I came across a petrol station that offered lots of trail mix, nuts, protein bars etc I stocked up. I was also insistent to mum and Simon that this girl needed to eat a proper lunch and not just snacks (don’t they know it though!). On top of that my water chugging (so hot!) and frequent bathroom trips made for convenient trips to the food aisle.
Oh I have to do a shout out to these protein bars I found at Coles:
The Bar Counter have an amazing range (wheat free, low carb, raw, high protein etc) and I was loving the chocolate brownie crunch and raspberry truffle in particular.
Choose the Best Option
Because I’m someone who needs a decent meal for lunch/dinner/brekky etc all the snackie type foods weren’t enough so sometimes I had to just make the best of a situation (who is this girl, right?!). For example, amidst the options I found myself consuming a ham and salad wrap which was surprisingly good.
I was actually pretty lucky once we arrived to Wagga Wagga because as we drove in I spotted a Sumo Salad which is really my one true food love. They have your usual salads but more than that they have this awesome salads using ingredients like kale, chickpeas, lentils, vegies, quinoa, brown rice, couscous etc that normal Bek just ain’t got no time for…
Enjoy your Food
I enjoyed all my food- and it wasn’t just because it was all salads and nuts. I had an amazing salted caramel and white chocolate scoop of gelato/ice-cream, a few too many handfuls of roasted honey covered macadamias (damn you mother- I knew there was a reason I don’t but these) and these supposedly, wanna-be, healthy giant muesli bars (childhood memories) that my dad had that I knew I HAD to get. But it was all worth it. (oh and add to the list extra sneaky sour cream & chive pringles that somehow ended in my hands and mouth…)
I apologise for the lack of photos, at that time blogging was a no go so I went on living without the photographic evidence But be assured it was all delicious. I felt really good after the trip- I got plenty of the right stuff in and the perfect amount of other stuff too.
How do you stay healthy whilst travelling?