Miguel used to think I was crazy, but now he loves that I hit the airport prepared with healthy choices. Check out the video below:
Yes, it’s true that traveling can be a stressful (as you can see from my tired face in the video!) and tough time to make healthy choices. And you might have the best eating habits when you are at home, but the second you hit the airport, it’s like a free-food-fest! Yes. I get it. I’ve also been there before.
But when I hear myself or my clients making excuses as to why they can’t eat healthy when traveling, or use the excuse that it is impossible to make healthy choices, it really gets me upset. Because I realize these are just excuses to help make us feel better.
What we focus on is EXACTLY what shows up in our life. Go ahead…keep focusing on “how impossible it is to make good choices while traveling”. Throw your arms up in the air and give up.
I had a bootcamper recently tell me she was having trouble eating healthy because she lives alone and doesn’t cook. Again, that is just another excuse to help justify a current behavior. (or my favorite is when they blame the kids…”they eat chicken nuggets and fries, so I end up eating it, too.” I’m not quite sure why the kiddo is eating nuggets and fries in the first place…but that’s a whole other blog post!) Sure things might not be ideal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the right choice with a little planning.
Love her or hate her, Jillian Michaels from the Biggest Loser has probably logged a million frequent flier miles since the start of Biggest Loser, but I have heard many interviews with her explaining that she refuses to eat any processed food and packs all natural all organic snacks and meals. It shows in the way her body still looks despite the fact she says sometimes she goes weeks without working out.
Ok, I will get off my soap box now…
I just wanted to show you how I am able to make healthy choices when traveling. And if I can do it, I KNOW you can do it, too!