I spent most of the last two weeks of March and the first week of early April traveling. Some it was planned, fun travel for Easter and New Orleans, but some of it was unfortunately related to my grandfather’s passing. I felt like I was living out of a suitcase for almost 3 weeks, so it felt great to get back to the city and able to sleep in my own bed and cook my own food for more than a day or two in a row.
After a trip or a period where I’ve been traveling a lot, it a few of the things I do to feel grounded and back on track are to prep some healthy food, enjoy whatever types of workout my body happens to be craving (for example, if I’m low-energy, trying yoga and walking, or weights and cardio intervals or a barre class if I’ve got a lot of nervous energy and want to sweat it out) and making time to rest.
I gave myself some time on Wednesday afternoon to catch up on stuff like laundry, cleaning, and food prep since I knew I had an event most of Thursday and then a full day of on-site corporate wellness stuff on Friday. I was really glad I did—Thursday was insane. Here’s what I ate to keep myself going.
- Breakfast Part 1: 1/2 cup leftover roasted sweet potato and a mug of collagen hot cocoa and coffee before Pilates
- Breakfast Part 2: mushroom kale frittata I’d meal-prepped the day before and some steamed kale I was trying to use up
- Lunch (which didn’t happen until about 3:30 pm): A big salad with sardines, avocado, and pickled red onion
- Dinner: Random leftover greens and veggies and slow cooker herbed chicken ; a piece of dark chocolate for dessert
I fell asleep embarrassingly early, but I really needed it!
How do you like to get back on track after traveling?