I'm going to Vegas in a couple of weeks!
I'm so psyched about it!
This is gonna be my first big trip away from home-cooked meals since I started my journey and I've been stressing BIG time over the potential weight-gaining food choices I'll have to make in Vegas. Over the weekend I must have looked up two dozen restaurants on the Strip, checked out their menus, and planned our days/activities around which restaurants offered the 'healthiest' choices.
CRAZY RIGHT?! How did I let it get this far? The worse part: I didn't even realize I was planned my vacation around food until today. I was talking to a co-worker about my trip and I was going on and on about everything. I must have been talking for a good 5 minutes straight when my coworker looked at me kinda blankly and asked, "Are you only gonna eat food up there?" That's when I realized FOOD was running my Vegas agenda. How sad is that? I realize it's smart to have a plan of attack for vacations and special occasions but to plan an entire trip based on food choices?!?!
That's when I sat back and thought about everything. I threw out my entire agenda and started over with the things I actually wanna do on this trip - no food influences included!
When I took the time to stop thinking about food, it was much easier to relax. I realized this is life and I won't always have the opportunity to plan every single meal so I need to learn to make smart choices and strengthen my skills in willpower. My plan of attack to stay on track in Vegas:
- find the closest gym
- don't forget that all the walking around counts as physical activity
- bring my resistance bands to get in a hotel-room workout
- bring protein powder/Shakeology
- bring simple snacks to keep me full all day
- eat on my regular 6-meals a day schedule
- avoid all buffets except for one night... Rio World Buffet!
- no to the free drinks :(
- never finish everything on my plate - even leaving a bite or two behind will help
- choose only one: appetizer, dessert or drink
- document everything I eat - in pictures or in words - to keep me accountable