Saturday, June 18, 2011

S.O.S. Mayday! Help!!

Okay so I'm freaking out a bit a lot here!! I had to leave Charlottesville pretty suddenly today to drive down to Virginia Beach. Tomorrow is my sister's birthday, but after that, we are heading straight up to Syracuse on Monday to visit my grandma. I didn't have time to prep ANYTHING!!! I don't have time to prep anything! I managed to bring my tubs of protein powder and oatmeal (and glutamine), but that's all I have. I can't do any sort of prepping tomorrow because my family will be too busy. Monday I'll be bored/stuck in a car fighting temptations to eat out of boredom.

What do I do about my meals!? At this point, what is most important?? Obviously I will be closely monitoring carb intake, but I find it very unlikely that I'll be able to get in all my protein and eat all my meals at the given times this week. Cue freak out please!

I'm going to try my best to get in my workouts--I already googled the nearest Gold's Gym(s), but I also don't think I will actually have the time to get them all in. I already feel guilty for being concerned with all of this instead of keeping my thoughts on my grandma.

Basically, I need advice & lots of it! Please please please send me some suggestions! 


  1. Try not to stress too much! Stress is as dangerous to your body as getting off your schedule. Do your best to eat as healthy as possible, and you will be fine!!! You can do this! Breathe!

  2. I travel a lot and here are a few tips:

    1. Ceaser salads with extra chicken, cheese and sauce on the side, no croutons
    2. Fish, fish, fish!! Eat any kind of grilled white fish.
    3. Try to bake chicken ahead of time and put your portion sizes (mine is 5 oz) in little baggies. Put in your purse (will last say up to 4 hrs) or a cooler (will last 24-48 hrs depending on cooler). Eat cold or microwave if you have access to one.
    4. Almonds
    5. Protein powder, shaker and water. If you will be staying in one location (hotel) for a few days, buy the Almond Breeze almond milk from the condensed milk isle at the grocery store (it doesn't need to be refrigerated until it's opened).

  3. Thank you both so much! Very helpful! :)

  4. Breathe! :-) Even if you can't get to a gym, you can still do plyos/cardio/etc. WHEREVER you are and whenever you have a spare moment! Hey, it's better than nothing.. and it's okay if you're thrown off for a few days - just do your best!

    As far as meals go, protein powder & oatmeal are gooood to have on hand. Grab some almonds, peanut butter and rice cakes. I'm sure you'll be able to make eggs at home too - or if you can, take 10 minutes to throw chicken on the grill & then take it on the road with you.

  5. I agree with what everyone else is saying...DON'T STRESS! :)

    Try to hit up a grocery store on the road and grab some packets of tuna, almonds, rice cakes and a stalk of broccoli! The other people in the car may not appreciate that combo, but I would say it's either this or listening to me whine! ;)

    Also, don't forget about your water! Keep drinking your water. I think besides food, that is the one thing that slips between the cracks while traveling. Chew gum to fight the "eating out of boredom" feelings.

  6. Once you get settled somewhere, head to a grocery store and get some chicken to cook up. grab some frozen veggies on your way down to VA Beach, and tofu is easy to because it doesn't need to be cooked.

    packets of tuna and salmon may not taste awesome plain, but its protein.

    plain almonds for fat.

    apples for fruit.. you can find them at most convenience stores now too!

    for dining out get spinach salads, plain grilled chicken or fish and don't be scared to ask for this stuff plain! tell them you have an allergy.