Wow. Thank you all so, so much for your feedback on the options for the blog’s new logo! While I love them all, there was a resounding response to option numero dos (er, number two, in case you didn’t get that) so I think that’s definitely the winner! I can’t wait to do a whole big reveal of the logo and new blog header soon… so exciting!
So the last you heard me talking about my impending beach trip was a week ago, where I was freaking out after realizing I was nowhere near my beach-perfect-body goals and had merely a week to cram in all I could. Well, we’re at the one-day mark now and I think I can sufficiently say that I have made pretty much no progress. Hahaha. Now, to be fair, I did stick to my workout plan for the most part, and while I did suffer a rather unfortunate weight-related set-back this week, I’m trying to keep my confidence up (and tears at the thought of spending an entire weekend in my bikini to a minimum.)
After Tuesday’s disastrous and eye-opening weigh-in, I think it finally hit home that I am constantly making excuses for myself to go totally balls-to-the-wall each weekend. There’s always a trip, or friends coming into town, or some other kind of special occasion to celebrate, and it’s gotten to the point that doing it up on the weekends is the norm, not the rarity. So in having (finally) recognized this, I’m determined not to let this weekend’s beach trip be yet another downfall to my week of healthy eating. I know there’s only so much I can do about going out to eat for the big meals, but I figure I can at least provide myself with some healthy options for snackage (hey, all that lounging on the beach gets a gal HANGRY!) Prepare to be shocked by the following announcement: I AM SNACK PLANNING. ON VACATION. And look, I even went grocery shopping yesterday to prove it.
2 yellow zucchini, 2 green zucchini, 2 granny smith apples, 2 gala apples
Romaine, broccoli slaw, brussels sprouts, baby carrots, portobella mushroom caps.
A crapton of cheese (dill havarti, feta, chedder, mozzerella shreds), eggs, smoked salmon, chicken breast.
Pasta sauce, capers, edamame hummus (excited to try this!), kalamata olives, roasted red & yellow peppers.
Misc: pepperoni and a couple of Luna bars.
I’m obviously not planning on bringing all of these things with me (dinner tonight is gonna be epic!), but our place should have a little kitchen so I figure that if I take along some healthy snack items (veggies and hummus, cheese, Luna bars) as well as some easy breakfast stuffs (fruit, instant oatmeal, smoked salmon), then maybe — just maybe! — I’ll be able to keep some of the horrible beach snacking at bay. I’m sure that boardwalk fries will be consumed at some point, but hey, at the very least this might help cancel out a modicum of the beer that will be drunk (drank?), right? Good thing the Asian in me makes each beer go a loooong way, eh? Hahahaha.
What are your tips for healthy eating on vacation? In particular, on a BEACH trip? Clearly I can use all the help I can get!
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