A whole week and a day into 2017, how is everyone feeling!??
I am currently travelling so I just wanted to show a glimpse of some meals and snacks that we have been having here in New York and that it is definitely doable living (eating and exercising) healthy without compromising a good trip!
I had a great time in Sarnia for Christmas and then flew to New York on the 2nd. Ian and I are staying in Long Island with his brother and wife and spent 4 days in Manhattan.
I had an early flight out of Toronto on the 2nd and I knew I probably wouldn’t be eating for a while with the flight and travel to Long Island. I had a big breakfast with scrambled eggs, turkey bacon and coffee. I also bought an apple to eat just before the flight.
On the flight they came around with cheese flavored pretzels that had more than 30 ingredients in them. I always say that if there is anymore than 5-7 ingredients in something it’s probably highly processed. This TINY pack of pretzels had so many ingredients and a lot I couldn’t even pronounce or have ever heard of (Tack blend)?
I’ve found (especially this week) you can easily incorporate healthy living while traveling.Healthy Plane Food
I left Dublin on the 23rd of December and my flight to Toronto was over 7.5 hours long. I have done this flight so many times by now that I know the food served normally doesn’t taste that great, nor is the healthiest! The Dublin airport, once you’re passed security, has a lot of food options and just recently opened up a Chopped (amazing fresh shopped salads). I get one of these made up, get the dressing on the side so it doesn’t get soggy and bring it on the plane.
I always bring almonds, tea and some dark chocolate as well just in case I get hungry when the snacks are coming around.
In New York, there are so many healthy options that you can choose from when you look around a bit. We found an awesome salad bar and green juice bar to get our greens in in the morning and lunch. At restaurants I have been loving big chopped cob salads with balsamic dressing on the side. Typically the calories are on the menus, and although I am not one to count calories, you can see in some of the salads that look healthy, the dressing accounts for a lot of the calories.
I find the best part about traveling is exploring. A great thing about being in New York is that you can walk everywhere. You have to walk to find good restaurants, nice coffee, cool shops so we’re ranging between 10000-20000 steps a day. I’ve also been incorporating some tabata workouts as well as yoga. I tried a really great yoga class in Manhattan (Yogaworks in the West End) and one in Long Island, near to where we’re staying.
Ian and I also got a few day passes to the gym nearby to fit in a few morning workouts. Our hotel in Manhattan also had a good gym for quick and easy workouts. You don’t need much to get a good workout in which is why I love tabata workouts. You need minimal space and minimal time for them. The tabata workouts are 4 minutes long, 20 seconds on and 10 seconds rest for just 4 minutes (I have an app on my phone that times it). I do 4 rounds, and although I change it up I find burpees, mountain climbers, squat jumps and jump lunges are the most intense in such a short amount of time. SO it doesn’t have to be so hard to stay healthy while traveling. You don’t have to compromise having a great holiday/vacation either with worrying or obsessing about being perfect!
I hope everyone is having an awesome 2017 so far!