May 1, 2012 § 11 Comments
I wanted to update everyone on my progress toward becoming a healthier eater.
There have been some good things. For one, I have done really, really well cutting out the soda. With the exception of a couple cans of Coke that came after/during a long ride or run, I haven’t been drinking much soda at all. The only way this has been somewhat doable, is with NUUN. I like basically any type of flavored sports drink, but having to carry powders around and a bottle to be able to mix them in is just inconvenient enough to keep me from doing it. BUT, stashing tubes of NUUN – totally doable! The Lemon Tea flavor has been my jam because it has just a little bit of caffeine in it to keep me going through the day. But, the Strawberry Lemonade flave is also to die for.
The candy intake has been better. Trying to start this right around a major influx of Easter candy certainly did not help! But, I have at least gotten myself to the point that when I see candy, I can get away with just a handful, or just a scoop….or whatever. I’ve been able to resist downing an entire family pack of fruit filled-Twizzlers. And my Easter basket lasted more 2 weeks!
Some of my other new staples have been quinoa (which I will forever just pronounce like it’s spelled because for the life of me I can’t see how those letters make keen-wa), potatoes, and sweet potatoes.
Jenni S. also sent me a delicious recipe via Twitter…if it can be said in 140 characters you know it’s easy to make!
Eating more salads is also getting better, as with the fruit intake…but there’s a lot of work to still be done there. But Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will my good eating habits.
Friday morning I am leaving for the road trip to Rev3 Knoxville and I have to admit I’m a bit nervous about finding healthier eating options on the road.
Any suggestions or tips for healthy eating while traveling/road trips?