I made it a point when I went on vacation to be fully engaged in every moment of it. I left my work phone at home and checked emails only once. Working in a field that requires you think of food and fitness constantly can become overwhelming at times. Especially when you leave work and still are thinking “What am I going to make for dinner” and “What am I going to do for my workout”. I would never trade my career for anything; It’s challenging, rewarding, and my passion. How lucky am I to be able to have that?
But, I went into this trip saying I would throw caution to the wind and go with the flow when it came to food and nutrition. I traded long runs by myself for walks with E and was (and still am!) completely ok with it. What I realized though, is that nutrition is just engrained in me. I try to forget it but I just like food. I like talking about it, educating the people around me, eating it etc. (luckily E tolerates it). And while my vacation eats may not have been ideal for everyone I was able to find my own balance in the choices I made. Here’s a little sample of what I ate!
Add in a few drinks as well as ice cream and I’d say it was a success!