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How I Ate Healthily Whilst Travelling

Hello again!

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.

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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:

Be Prepared

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:

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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?

[A Quick Recap] Filex & Les Mills Super Workshop

hello!

Here’s my recap of Filex, AKA: The Australian Health & Fitness Expo, and the Les Mills Super Saturday & Sunday #lmapsuper

I had an absolutely amazing weekend and loved every second of it. Check out what I got up to-

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A quick breakfast post 5:55am flight- yum yum. Ps. Butter on wholemeal toast- rocks. I didnt need every slice of toast but couldn’t help taking a few extra bites ;)

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We arrived at our hotel- which was so amaze. The Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens blew our expectations out of the water- everyone was super sweet and helpful, and the room was flashy ;) The huge king size bed felt lush.

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The Incredible Mark Nu’u (Program Director for BS- aka: The big boss)

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The amazing Lisa Osbourne (creative director for BS & head program director for BA)

As soon as we got to Melbourne and checked in, I scooted off to the BodyStep class at the convention centre (where I saw my mentor), with all the amazing International & LMAP Presenters. I’m such a Les Mills groupie that I just had to get photos. Oh and Les Mills 96 is SO good.

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Then it was CXWORX time and the CX instructors are so inspirational- it’s a tough release!

Then it was time to check out the Australian Fitness & Health Expo- I was pretty much in heaven ;)

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What a find! Thanks Well, Naturally. There Chocolate Orange is also to die for and reminds me so much of Jaffas (and I’m not typically an orange + choc fan!)

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Totally the most indulgent tasting protein bars- Titan bars. Whilst I probably wouldn’t treat them as an everyday snack- they’d be a perfect dessert substitute ;) My favourite is the Vanilla Creme- and the chocolate is a close second. Vanilla creme= snickers, chocolate= mars bar. Surprisingly there was a pb one also but it was okay.

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I spotted my friends from Slim Secrets. Totally taste tested more than a couple of times.

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Then the bf had a hover challenge hahah!

The actual best vending machine

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After lots of inspiration and tastings we headed back to the room, where someone needed a 2 hr nap…

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After his nap it was dinner time…

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things got hot

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and I got stuffed to the brim with this amazing and HUGE calzone filled with ham, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese…oh and cheese. Did I say cheese?

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After dinner we needed to walk it off so we went for a little exploration through the Melbourne Crowne Casino and can I just say this place is amazing. There was like water fountains and all these great things.

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After a huge sleep we went to the Victoria St Markets where I got a tasty Egg, Mushroom and Spinach tart, which went unphotographed. This fueled me up for a BodyAttack class which was the bees knees. I swear this is the reason I flied to Melbourne- just for these classes.

It was such an amazing weekend and I can’t wait to go back again next year.

Standout Moments:

  • Best eat(s) at Filex: Well, Naturally choccies & protein bars, & Titan Protein Bars
  • Fave moment: Doing the BodyStep & BodyAttack classes
  • Biggest Inspiration: Lisa Osbourne & this amazing lean male doing Crossfit that would do pull ups and all these amazing things on the bars that made it look crazy easy.
  • Greatest challenge: Getting up at 4:45am…wah ha.
  • Best meal: The Calzone from an Italian Restaurant.
  • Biggest annoyance: a bf who can’t keep up haha and needs naps OR not being able to find a good froyo place- so someone had to go without :(

What is your favourite type of expo?