Pack the Food, Not the Pounds
Traveling. It always sounds luxurious, and it can be if you are surrounded by the right people, a beach, and a Pina Coolada in hand. But what we tend to forget is that, when traveling for work, the tables can quickly change. When traveling in short spurts & being on a very specific schedule, it can do much more than just damage your idea of traveling, it can also take a massive tole on your health, your weight, your self esteem & it brings a whole new meaning to the word: dehydration. Below are my “must have” items, that can easily be packed in your suitcase, or carry on, to keep you at your very best, no matter what delays, or obstacles you might run into on your journey!!
Pro Bar: The Whole Food Meal Replacement
1. Let your actions define you
2. Big steps, leave a small footprint
3. We love real food, and we love what we do, we laugh everyday, what else is there?
4. Treat business like family
Because I truly love what I do, these core values speak volumes in their business, which makes me want to support their product even more. You can stay healthy & happy while traveling by eating healthy and supporting amazing brands like Pro-Bar. These amazing bars are available at most health stores.
Justin’s Classic Almond Butter Squeeze Packs
It is no secret what the benefits of water have on our bodies. You might not realize it now, but we take GREAT advantage of how accessible water is to us, here in California, and all over the United States. You can get water just about everywhere. Myself included, have been spoiled with being able to just pick a bottle of water up pretty much anywhere I go, anytime of the day. UNTIL, things changed. It all started in the line for security at John Wayne Airport. Before boarding your flight, you are asked to get rid of any fluid liquid over 3oz, and myself the religious water drinker .. this means, bye bye water. Conclusion? Dehydration. Once that water is gone, it doesn’t really dawn on me until I land how badly my body actually needs to be hydrated throughout the flight, and not only that, but before and most importantly after. After a few tough lessons of being stuck in a small airport after hours when the shops are closed, to arriving at a hotel that has no gift shop, it dawned on me, I needed to think ahead.
Now what do i do? I carry an empty water bottle. I know it may sound crazy right now, but trust me, it WORKS. Instead of throwing my water bottle away at the airport, I make sure to drink all my water before I proceed through the security line, then simply just throw the bottle back in my bag. I have completely set myself up for success. You might not be able to find a store where you can purchase water for the rest of your day, but 99% of where you end up WILL have a water fountain. Simply, fill up, and TA-DA, you abandon that awful feeling of dehydration. Water plays a key factor in our overall health, and therefore when you feel better, you simply do better. Water has huge impacts on our body, it keeps our skin glowing, helps our kidneys function, energizes our muscles & can help control calorie intake. The list goes on and on about the benefits this wonderful liquid has on our body, so the next time you are headed for the airport, make sure you don’t forget your water bottle!!:)
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