This showed up in my FB memories recently and I had quite the laugh – I’ve always been a bit crazy (er…neurotic!) about snack packing when I travel. When I’m going to a car show, I have to be especially on the case, though. Unless, of course, I don’t mind a corn dog, fried food, and / or beer (yes I’ve seen it be treated as a food group!) I can only imagine my fiancé saying to himself “yeah, because those are exactly the OPPOSITE of what she’d eat!” Annnnd, he’d be correct! I’d rather go hungry, which is also a TERRIBLE idea!
The one I was prepping for above was a drive away (not a flight), and the rooms at the hotel had refrigerators, so I was actually able to take some perishables along. Typically my choices have to be non-refrigerated items…which isn’t as easy for the protein, but absolutely doable (note the salmon packs! 😉 )
Inevitably, my father will shoot me looks as if to say what I’m eating is positively grotesque. People walking by, pizza dripping in hand, will sometimes also do a double take, and offer the same look of confusion and / or disgust. But…my salmon packs and I are just as happy having lunch together as the rest of them are!
I think what made me smile about this in particular is the image is so typical – but then consistency is really the key to maintenance success (for me that means staying around the weight I am, nourishing my muscles, and giving me enough fuel to perform in my sports.)
Everyone is different but where we are the same is that what we take in MATTERS – the fuel you provide your body with will determine your success as far as your own goals (and your goals are your own.) Whatever they may be, they are achievable, even when you aren’t home in your own kitchen!
More of my Nutritional Silliness…